Waushara County Emergency Management Director speaks at WR Village Board meeting

The Wild Rose Village Board officially met the new Waushara County Emergency Management Director Norman Duesterhoeft at their Aug. 1 meeting. Duesterhoeft introduced himself, mentioning that he started right in on updating plans. His time spent in the military helped in preparing him for his current position, for it was similar work. He mentioned having purchased a drone to help assess damage due to disasters, and he pointed out that each town is responsible in declaring a state of emergency. Duesterhoeft went on to say that cooling stations are needing to be established in extreme summer heat situations, and that libraries are common possibilities on weekends. Warming stations should be established as well for extreme winter situations. Kent Barnard spoke to the Board briefly to thank the Board members and village employees for helping out with Wild Rose Days. The Board approved a new ordinance, Title 7 Chapter 1 Section 7-1 regarding the prohibiting of feeding waterfowl in parks and other public areas to help eliminate the nuisances of geese. It was discussed that there’s a possibility of a business starting up at the airport, and the Board will invite the proprietor to a meeting to explain specifics of the business. Board member Perry Drmolka brought up the thought of investigating further into the possibility of ditching from High St. to Mt. Morris Ave. across the swamp. It was brought up that phosphorous compliance requirements for the sewer treatment facilities “will continue to be an issue.” A McMahon agreement mentioned on the agenda was tabled at this time. Operators licenses were approved for Scott Pudil and Dylan Testin at Sluggers Sports Bar. The next regular Board meeting will take place at 7 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 5.