Elk Mound getting closer to full-time police chief

By Cara L. Dempski

ELK MOUND — Members of the Elk Mound village board learned last week the community is one step closer to having a full-time police presence once more.

Interim police chief Mike Tietz reported during the February 7 regular meeting that Chad Weinberger is scheduled for his drug screen and physical and mental assessments, all of which are necessary before his position as Elk Mound’s new police chief can be made official.

[emember_protected] The board approved an offer of employment for Weinberger during its January 17 meeting, deeming the offer contingent on his successful completion of assessment. While the assessments are not scheduled until the end of this month, Tietz informed the board everything is on track for an April 1 start date for Weinberger.

In other business, the board approved a certified survey map on the recommendation of the plan commission. According to commission chairman Terry Stamm, Jerome Feeney would like to divide his property on the corner of University Street and Moundview Court into two lots.

Kathleen Degre and Lisa Davis were awarded operator licenses for the Pourhouse, and the board approved a class A liquor license for Cenergy, LLC doing business as the Elk Mound Travel Stop.

The board also approved a $40,289.04 amendment to the 2017 budget in regards to savings account funds used for the Elk Mound Drive paving project last summer, and approved allowing local businesses to advertise in the monthly village newsletter. [/emember_protected]