The Waupaca City Council last night also approved the purchase of two new squad cars for the police department. Ewald Automotive Group from Oconomowoc came in with the low bid of 32,805 dollars for each. Police Chief Brian Hoelzel says because of wear and tear on the vehicles, the department is going to a schedule that will replace two squads every even-numbered year, and one squad in odd-numbered years.
The council also approved using tax revenue to increase Waupaca’s Inland Lakes District budget by 10-thousand dollars for 2020. City residents will see a separate line on their tax bill for the district for the first time since 1979, according to finance director Kathy Kahza. City Parks Director Andrew Wittman says the money is targeted for the development of a new Lakes Management Plan, to assist in getting grant money to reduce the amount of aquatic invasive species in Mirror and Shadow Lakes…:20 “ “
According to Kahza, the tax impact from the Lakes District will be about 2 dollars on a 100-thousand dollar home.
And the council also awarded Class “B” liquor and fermented malt beverage licenses to new Simpson’s Restaurant owner Daniel DeHay of Hancock. The sale of that Waupaca landmark will be completed early next week.