If 5 was cost effective when Richfield was a Town why does Richfield as a Village need a 7 member board? Is she really a conservative?
The March 19th village board meeting felt all too surreal. Was this evening going to be like the classic horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street or the comedy of errors A Night at the Opera? Like Driftwood, an actor, in A Night at the Opera says, "Say, is it my imagination or is it getting crowded in here?" The village hall was packed with standing room only. Residents were chattering unhappy comments before the meeting began and Danah Zoulek walked around the room. Neither the residents nor future developer were having fun. It felt almost like life or death for each. This post does not want to make the meeting sound like they were having fun. This is serious business after all.
Friess Lake School District Administrator John Engstrom noted after the meeting:
"Our Maker's Lab has a student designed and built hydroponics lab- filled with 43 growing tilapia and garden vegetables. A small group of students are designing an ROV to explore the bottom of Friess Lake. We are building a model of the area- to scale."
"We've build and raced cardboard boats, a roller coaster, and a bridge out of plastic bags. The list goes on and on! We've also had some failures and things that didn't work- which is all part of the experience."
"We have wood, saws, and a number of other power tools, much of it donated by generous parents."
"Our goal is to create a community makerspace. We can't compete 'tool for tool' with what some people might have in their own workshop, but what we can offer is a space for people to come together to talk, tinker, and prototype."
The first report on the March 18th Richfield Village Board agenda was lead by Friess Lake School District Administrator John Engstrom. Mr. Engstrom briefly described Makers Lab at Friess Lake School.
Quilting Friends, interesting things are happening at Sew Many Pieces located on Hwy 167 near the Saw Mill.
Military quilts are due Wed, April 1
Hungry Caterpillar fabric and some more animal skin prints are available.
English Paper Piecing Club - Fri, March 20 - Noon - 2:00
Open Sew - Tues, March 24 - 10:00 -7:00, Thurs, April 9 - 10:00 - 7:00
Beginner Class - Wed, March 25, April 1, 8, 15 - Noon - 3:00
Here it is, finally a paper piecing class for you.
Sat, March 28 - 9:00 - 3:00
Sat, April 11 - 9:00 - 3:00
Don't forget to save your money for the $100 Club
Plans to improve Hwy 175 this summer have been pushed back to 2016 and will be fully completed in 2017.
For more information you might want to attend a DOT public meeting at Cabela's located on Hwy 145 March 18, 4:30-7:30.
Early voting in person for the spring election is:
Monday, March 23 to Friday, April 3.
Contact Richfield Village Hall for hours.
April 3 is Good Friday. Check for those hours as well.
Three items to vote on depending where you live in Richfield.
1. The referendum question on the ballot concerning how the Chief Justice is chosen on the Supreme Court.
2. Supreme Court Justice
3. And if you live in the 20th Senate District....even though Duey Stroebel is the only name on the ballot you need to vote for him if you want him elected.
St. Jacobi Congregational Church presents their 15th annual
BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY
Saturday April 4, 2015
8:00 – 11:00 am
Richfield Fire Hall
2008 Highway 175, Richfield, WI
It's time for the Richfield Lions spring fundraiser.
“The Big Deal” is back at the Sterling Chalet on Friday, March 20th.
The fish fry is delicious and the gambling a blast! Don’t miss this year.
Come to the Chalet, bring some friends and enjoy the casino night!
How does one run as a candidate for Richfield Village Trustee and at the same time want to sue the village? Is the village an independent company generating income?
Who funds the expenses of local government? Who funds the cost of legal services when the village is involved in a legal matter?
How does the village obtain funding? One funding source for the village is through taxes paid by those who own property in the village. And some of the same people who vote.
It is impossible to separate the Village from village residents.
RT Blog will let you know the latest happenings around Richfield.