News

Thu
30
Oct

Orchard Pointe agricultural plan denied

A plan to provide some tax relief for the Orchard Pointe developer was denied earlier this month amid concerns about how the change in use might affect property values.

Mon
27
Oct

Verona Road Weekly Construction Update: Oct. 27-31

The following update is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation:

Mon
27
Oct

Apartment fire causes $500K in damages

An early-morning fire Saturday caused an estimated $500,000 of property loss, the Fitchburg Fire Department said.

Fri
24
Oct

CARPC approves North Stoner Prairie plan

One of the City of Fitchburg's new neighborhood plans received approval from a regional planning body earlier this month, while a second was pushed back to next month.

The North Stoner Priaire Neighborhood, one of two new neighborhood plans the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission (CARPC) is considering for Fitchburg, passed on a 9-2 vote with two commissioners absent Oct. 9. That vote was just one more than needed for the commission to recommend approval.

Fri
24
Oct

Absentee voting begins

Absentee voting in the City of Fitchburg began this week ahead of the Nov. 4 election.

Fri
17
Oct

Verona Road Weekly Construction Update – Oct. 20-24

The following update is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation:

One month... About one month remains of construction on Verona Road (US 18/151), between the Beltline and Raymond Road. Despite the inclement weather this week, crews continue to make strides. Next week, crews will work on paving operations in the Beltline median, between Whitney Way and Verona Road.

Fri
17
Oct

Oregon-Fitchburg rail line gets reactivated


Photos by Kathryn Chew. Jeff Plale, Wisconsin’s commissioner of railroads, speaks about the rebirth of the railroad industry and the impact this will have on the community.

Freight trains will begin operating this month on the rail line that runs through Fitchburg. It will be the first time since 1997 that a freight hauler has used the line.

The Common Council on Sept. 23 approved a temporary licensing agreement with Wisconsin & Southern Railroad so the company can begin using the rail line this fall.

Thu
16
Oct

24-hour plowing planned in county executive’s budget

Public works projects, safety improvements and human services continue to top the list of county budget priorities for this coming year.

Dane County executive Joe Parisi released his 2015 executive budget last Wednesday, with an emphasis on communication systems, road projects, personnel costs and county lands and lakes.

Wed
15
Oct

Council denies billboard appeal

City of Fitchburg Common Council members affirmed a decision to not allow an electronic billboard on McKee Road.

The council held the hearing after Adams Outdoor Advertising appealed a decision by the city’s zoning administrator denying the installation of a 300-square-foot, 30-foot-high electronic sign near 6124 McKee Road. The zoning office had denied the request on June 25 because the sign did not meet city standards.

Tue
14
Oct

Date correction for Shred Day event

A typo on page 6 of the October Fitchburg Star listed the date for the city's Shred Day event as Oct. 15.

The correct date for the event is Saturday, Oct. 25, from 7:30-10:30 a.m.

The Star regrets the error.

Email jeffp@pellitteri.com or felipe.avila@fitchburgwi.gov for more information.

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