Late For Work Permission Slip
Frustrated with all the road construction in La Crosse? Is your boss angry because the congestion is making you late for work? Then print off this handy permission slip and hand it your boss, compliments of WIZM!
A development project at the old Irish Hills golf course is being put on hold for a while. The city plan commission has delayed action on the subdivision to be called 'The Quarry,' because the county apparently missed a deadline, and will have to make a new application. The new projects in the town of Shelby have been held up because of controversy, partly because the city of La Crosse wants some revenue guarantees.
Couches on porches again the focus of likely debate by the La Crosse city council tonight. A council committee considers a proposal to keep indoor upholstered furniture from being placed on porches, decks and balconies, along with other, similar structures. The council considered the same proposal last month but tabled it after several council members claimed the planned ordinance just didn't make any sense as written. The fire department says the ordinance is necessary as a fire prevention measure.
Clearly there will have to be streets blocked off, barricades in place and significant amount of law enforcement to get president Obama from the La Crosse airport to UWL on Thursday afternoon. At this point, we're still awaiting word on what those preparations may entail. La Crosse police say they have no information they can share on the visit yet as the department is not the lead agency in making those preparations. Air Force One should be at the airport before 1 and the president is scheduled to be at UWL shortly after. Free tickets for the event are available tonight at UWL starting at six.
Leave the fireworks to the professionals. That's what the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is telling people who plan to fish or camp along the river for the 4th of July. Fireworks can disturb wild animals in the refuge. Also, they contribute to litter on islands and shorelines. The fine for possessing or using fireworks in the refuge area is 225 dollars.
Clearly a couple of the latest hotel developments in downtown La Crosse are thinking there will be guests in rooms soon. A La Crosse city council committee tonight considers approval of liquor licenses for both the Charmant Hotel and the Hampton Inn and Suites. The Charmant is the massive renovation project of an old candy factory next to Riverside Park. The Hampton is just a couple blocks away at Second and La Crosse streets. No word yet on definite opening dates for either.