The Decorah and North Winneshiek joint school board will meet for the second time in five days tonight. The board is expected to hire a search firm to assist the district in the search for a new superintendent. The board interviewed three search firms last Wednesday evening. Decorah schools superintendent Mike Haluska announced in retirement, effective at the end of the current school year, in August. The meeting will begin at five-45 at city hall.
The Menards issue will be discussed again at tonight’s Decorah city council meeting. Another public hearing will be held regarding the request from Menards to rezone a piece of property on Decorah’s east side from F-1 flood plain to C-4 commercial. Decorah city manager Chad Bird says the city is taking their time with this issue since there are so many layers to it.
It is not known whether the city will call for a vote on the issue. The meeting will begin at five-45 tonight at city hall.
The reorganization of development and tourism efforts in Winneshiek county becomes official todaay. Winneshiek county development’s purchase of the Winneshiek county convention and visitors bureau was recently approved by both boards. W-C-D-I director Stephanie Fromm says there is still some work to do.
Under the new agreement, the Decorah area chamber of commerce will provide office support for county tourism efforts.
The Decorah street department will begin picking up leaves curbside this week. City officials say leaves will be picked up in wards one and two this week. Leaves can also be dropped off anytime at the street department shop on Railroad Avenue. The city’s yard waste disposal site, located on Trout Run Road, is now open from eight a.m. until three p.m. each weekday and from eight a.m. until noon on Saturday.
The Street committee of the Decorah city council will meet tonight. The committee will discuss the Locust Road improvement project and the Oneota Drive Bridge Replacement project following tonight’s regular meeting.
A public hearing on the jail rennovation project will be held at today’s meeting of the Winneshiek county board of supervisors. The board will also open bids for the courthouse latern window project. Other items on the agenda will include emergency management, conservation and the Festina wastewater project. The meeting will begin at nine-30 at the courthouse in Decorah.