Carol Thilmony

Fisher schools to do half-million dollars in life, safety work

FISHER — The Fisher school board will seek bids for needed health, life and safety work to be done this summer.

Superintendent Barb Thompson said the work will include redoing the science lab in the older portion of the junior/senior building, removing the asbestos there, among other tasks. Also set for that building, some new flooring and new doors.

New businesses coming to Fisher

FISHER — The community’s business climate is looking up with the announcement two new businesses will be opening in the coming weeks.

A dental office will open in town March 11, and a bakery and ice cream shop later in the year.

Three Fisher bids approved to demolish properties

FISHER — The Fisher Village Board approved the low bid from Rock’s Excavating Service, LLC, Gifford, for demolition of the buildings on three separate properties.

The not-to-exceed $22,000 cost will cover demolitions associated with the Brake property, Park Street property and a flood hazard mitigation project.

Some Fisher students may be able to skip spring final exams

FISHER — There will be a way for Fisher High School students to be exempted from spring semester final exams. High school Principal Jon Kelly discussed with the school board a letter that will be sent to students and their parents with the school board outlining an attendance incentive program.

Fisher street work outlined

FISHER — The Fisher Village Board heard from its engineers at Phoenix Consulting on the scope and estimated cost of resurfacing two major streets through town.

Most of Third Street and much of First Street will be resurfaced. Portions will be simply seal-coated while some will have a new layer of asphalt put down.

Fisher school board levying $4.2 million, but won't get that amount

FISHER — The Fisher school board is requesting a much higher levy than what it will actually get.  

In an attempt to capture all possible revenue increases based on higher property evaluation, the board is levying $4.2 million,  which would result in a tax rate of $5.24 for taxpayers.

Mayor appoints 2 to Fisher commission

FISHER — The Fisher Planning and Zoning Commission has two new members.

The village board last week concurred with Mayor Mike Bayler’s appointment of Rick Shep and Steve Hammond to the commission.

In Fisher, the process worked, said mayor

FISHER — The process worked. That’s what Fisher Mayor Mike Bayler told those assembled for a public hearing on a proposed solar farm that didn’t need to be held after all.

The solar company that had requested a special-use permit for a solar farm within the Fisher village limits formally withdrew its request prior to the board’s meeting.

Fisher solar farm project proposal withdrawn

FISHER — The solar company that requested a special-use permit for a solar farm within the Fisher village limits formally withdrew its request Monday night.

Allie Loschen of Novel Energy Solutions told the planning and zoning commission that with new requested setbacks she saw no way to make a project that could deliver the 2 megawatts of electricity promised.

Fisher solar farm proposal faces another roadblock

FISHER — It will be a quick trip back to the drawing board for a solar company that wants a special-use permit for a solar farm within the Fisher village limits.

The planning and zoning commission has continued its public hearing for a second time and meets at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

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