CHIPPEWA FALLS — Don’t expect any changes to the overnight parking ban in winter months in Chippewa Falls. The city’s Transportation, Construction, Public Safety and Traffic Committee discussed possible changes Tuesday to a city ordinance that prohibits parking on city streets for more than 30 minutes between 2 and 6 a.m. from Nov. 15 to March 31. The committee ultimately decided not to pursue any changes to the policy. Police Chief Matt Kelm said a parking ticket is
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Virginia Smith was a passionate supporter of the library during her 20-year stint serving first as a Chippewa Falls councilwoman, then as mayor, former colleagues and friends said. Smith was honored Saturday for her efforts, as the Chippewa Falls Public Library named the building’s main meeting room after the former city leader. “I love this community deeply,” Smith said during the ceremony, briefly fighting back tears. “I thank the
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Homeowners in Chippewa Falls will see a decline in their overall tax bill next year. However, a school referendum looms that would make those tax bills increase in 2019 if it gains approval in April. Total taxes — combining city, state, school and county bills — show that a person who owns a home valued at $150,000 will see property taxes drop by $23 in 2018. The 2017 tax bill on that $150,000 home was $3,076 in 2017 but will decline to $3,053 next year.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — The new $69 million Mills Fleet Farm distribution center in Chippewa Falls should open on or about Dec. 26, with many of the employees already on payroll. The employees work for DHL Supply Chain; they are not Mills Fleet Farm workers. The distribution center will eventually employ 325 people with wages averaging $15.60 an hour. DHL Supply Chain officials didn’t return calls for comment. Construction of the 1.1 million-square-foot building got underway in
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Progressive Rail has filed a request with the state Office of the Commissioner of Railroads asking that a road north of Chippewa Falls be closed, allowing for the railroad to have room to line up its train cars. The rail company has asked that the 1-mile stretch of 95th Avenue — from Highway 124 to Highway 178 — be permanently closed. However, Eagle Point town Chairman Dennis Ferstenou thinks it’s a bad idea. The town has until Monday to file its