Voices of the People
Editor, Daily Times:
The Hustisford Historical Society would like to thank everyone that attended the cookie sale on Nov. 24. It was a huge success. Door prize winner was Kathy Kodrich of Hustisford. First prize in counting the snowflakes went to Rhonda Boyd of Lebanon and second prize went to Amy Zastrow of Milwaukee. The official count of the snowflakes was 1,665.
The Hustisford Historical Society is continuing with the Christmas season every Thursday night in December. Santa will be in his “cottage” adjacent to the John Hustis House on Ridge Street on Thursdays, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, from 4 to 7 p.m.
The house also will be open to see the decoration sand view vintage toys on display.
Everyone is welcome. Santa will see young and old.
Secretary, Hustisford Historical Society
Editor, Daily Times:
Thank you to Watertown Daily Times for keeping us informed about the proposal for a future College of Osteopathic Medicine, Inc. medical college and other economic development on the current county farm property.
Tuesday night’s Jefferson County finance committee/town hall meeting afforded an excellent opportunity to learn about future possibilities for the 300-plus acres. This county-owned property is land is located at Collins Road and State Highway 26 in Jefferson.
Important questions and concerns were raised Tuesday evening by a number of county board supervisors (including Walt Christensen, Mike Kelly, Jim Mode, and Ed Morse) about the property and the medical college itself. Comments centered on drainage issues at the site, the existing Potter’s Field governed by state historical/archaeological law, and whether this prime farmland should, in fact, be removed from production, etc.
While the proposed development holds exciting and promising opportunities, what liabilities might it pose to taxpayers? It is reassuring to see our public servants carefully examining the options, taking lessons learned from the earlier medical college proposed in 2013 and what’s been happening recently with complicated developments in nearby counties.
Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., the finance committee will discuss and consider the Letter of Intent, and whether to move forward with a resolution on the osteopathic college at the County Board of Supervisors meeting Tues. Dec. 11. at 7 p.m.
Hopefully, the videotape taken of the Nov. 27 Town Hall presentation will be available for the public to view online before Tuesday. (See www.jeffersoncountywi.gov/government/videos/index.php, or call 674-7101.)
Open to the public, the Tuesday and Dec. 11 meetings provide a chance to pose questions, express concerns, and weigh in on proposed plans. Please attend if possible, and invite a friend as well.
Thank you for your commitment to Jefferson County.
Anita J. Martin