Notice is hereby given pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes that a Public Hearing is scheduled for Monday, November 24, 2014, at 6:00 P.M. on the VILLAGE OF WESTON PROPOSED 2015 OPERATING BUDGET. Village of Weston citizens and taxpayers shall have the opportunity to be heard on the proposed budget.
To view the Public Hearing Notice or other Budget related items please visit the Village's Budget webpage at: http://westonwi.gov/273/Budget
Village of Weston
Public Hearing on Amendments to Comprehensive Plan
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Weston will hold a public hearing on January 5, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Weston Municipal Center, 5500 Schofield Avenue, Weston, WI.
The public hearing will be held to gather public input on proposed amendments to the Village of Weston Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan guides the future growth, development, and preservation of the Village. The proposed amendments affect future parks and recreation recommendations in the Village and its planned future growth areas, and if approved would facilitate Village approval of pending and potential grant applications related to parks and recreation. The proposed amendments are available online at http://goo.gl/1OtDFY or by contacting Jennifer Higgins, Director of Planning & Development, at 715-359-6114 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments should be submitted to Ms. Higgins by noon on day of said hearing, who will forward them to the Board for their consideration. All interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard. Any person planning to attend needing special accommodations in order to participate should call the Village at (715) 359-6114.
Dated this 1st day of December, 2014
Sherry Weinkauf, Village Clerk
Published as a legal ad in the Wausau Daily Herald on Monday, December 1, 2014
Daniel Guild, Village Administrator, Weston, WI
715.359.6114 | email@example.com
Meleesa Johnson, Director, Marathon Co. Solid Waste Dept.
715-573-3165 | Meleesa.Johnson@co.marathon.wi.us
Todd Mitchell, Area Manager, Advanced Disposal
715-359-6637 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Village of Weston Promotes Recycling Through America Recycles Day Contest
Weston, WI (October 27, 2014) - Earlier this year Village of Weston residents stopped sorting newspapers from plastics, glass, aluminum, and began placing household recyclables in 95-gallon single-stream recycling carts. The “One and Done” carts help keep Weston neighborhoods cleaner, are easy to use, promote greater recycling, and help the Village save money on landfill disposal. After nearly a year of single-stream cart recycling, the Village wants to challenge residents to be the best “One and Done Marathon Recyclers.”
As a part of the national America Recycles Day, slated for November 15th, the Village is planning a week-long contest to reintroduce the “One and Done” theme. Village Administrator, Daniel Guild, reports that, “While the Village’s recycling rate has increased using the single-stream recycling cart program, unfortunately, so has contamination of recyclables. We hope the contest will help highlight how important it is to understand the single-stream recycling cart rules”
Contamination occurs when garbage is mistakenly mixed with recycling, or when items like tires, batteries, and large plastic toys end up in the recycling cart “When a cart full of recyclables is soiled with garbage and hard to recycle items, the viability and value of the entire load is reduced,” says Todd Mitchell, General Manager for Advanced Disposal. Mitchell adds that recyclables too contaminated with garbage may end up in landfills.
During the America Recycles Day contest, Village households will have the opportunity to win prizes for being identified as “One and Done Marathon Recyclers.” In order to identify qualifying households, recycling and waste carts of randomly selected households will be inspected by the route drivers from Advanced Disposal. A “One and Done Marathon Recycler” household will have a recycling cart without contamination and a waste cart with no recyclables. Qualifying households will then be entered into a drawing for a number of prizes, including a 32-inch LED HDTV and gift certificates from local businesses.
“The idea behind the contest is to make recycling fun and exciting, while enlisting the help of residents in reducing contamination,” says Meleesa Johnson, Director of the Marathon County Solid Waste Department.
The Village of Weston, Advanced Disposal, and the Marathon County Solid Waste Department are partnering on this novel project and hope that all Weston residents become “One and Done Marathon Recyclers”. The drawing for prizes will take place at the Weston Municipal Center, on Friday, November 14th, at 4:15PM.
To learn more about what items can go in the single-stream recycling cart, contact either the Village of Weston (www.westonwi.gov) or the Marathon County Solid Waste Department (www.marathoncountysolidwaste.org).