July 10, 2018
Busy times at most County offices in mid-summer:
Zoning- Permit numbers are up, and staff is busy with permit requests and site inspections. I brought up some concerns from Sherman's Plan Commission at the last meeting and believe that staff understands and will be more thorough on c.u.p. forms. Know that the zoning administrator has office hours at the Mercer Town Hall on Fridays. Dropins are welcome, but call main Zoning office to be sure that she is available and on site to assist you.
Transportation- A public hearing of our Transit Plan was held last week. The volunteer driver program is growing and is the first step in a better system for getting people around in and out of the County. Discussions with B.A.R.T. continue.
Land & Water Conservation- Conservation Camp was in late June with 25 of the State's best & brightest high schoolers being immersed in many conservation field trips, projects and discussions. One student from Sherman participated this year. Conservation on Tap lecture series continues this summer at the Pines in Mercer.
U.W. Extension- Busy office with all the Summer programming including Youth Camp this week and Outpost Camp next. Check out the Farmer's Market in Hurley on Wednesdays & Saturdays...it's more than just fresh, locally grown produce... also crafts, workshops,kids activities, and more.
Full County Board- The heavy rains last month did extensive damage to roads and trails in Northern Iron County. Thankfully, minimal damage occurred at Saxon Harbor in spite of all the work happening there.The County Park at Saxon Harbor remains closed while projects continue. We are frustrated with the ongoing legal battle against the former employee who embezzled over $200,000 from the County's Human Services Funds two years ago. We are pursuing every legal action possible on advice of council. A Summer meeting(July or August T.B.D.) of the Full County Board, as well as Zoning, Highway, and Health Departments, will be held in Mercer. A chance to ask questions, voice concerns, or just see your County Government in action, with out the need to drive all the way to the courthouse in Hurley.
Be well, Brad
Brad Matson, Iron Cty. Supervisor, District 15 (Town of Sherman)
1311N STH 182
June 11, 2018
Many county departments are moving into summer mode:
Zoning permit application numbers are up slighly, and the construction season is in full swing.
UW Extension is offering a wide variety of summer programs with the highlight being Iron County Youth Camp- there are 5 campers and 1 counselor from Sherman involved this summer.
All access to Saxon Harbor, including beach, park and marina is closed as the massive rebuilding project is underway. This project is anticipated to last until fall, with the campground project taking place in 2019.
There are NO major highway projects in our area this summer, but some work in the northern part of the county.
Conservation Department is again doing invasive species work and erosion control on state,county and private lands in and around the flowage.
I willbe travelling to Madison, Hayward, and Wisconsin Rapids as part of my duties on the State Land & Water Conservation board and WI Land & Water Board of Directors.
Be well, Brad