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February 18, 2014
February 19, 2014
March 3, 2014
City Meetings Coming
The Micro-Loan Fund committee for
the city of Amery will meet at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) morning in
Conference Room One at City Hall.
The agenda includes ‘stems from
the heart-florist-Ed White.
The following afternoon, Wednesday
at 5:00 p.m., the Amery City Council meets in the Council Chambers for it’s
February 27, 2014
The Amery City Council met on
Monday evening, February 24th to complete its investigation regarding the OWI
citation issued to Amery Police Chief Tom Marson. On Thursday, February 20th, Chief Marson pled
guilty to operating his vehicle while under the influence on the night of
February 15th. The court imposed a $714 fine and suspended Chief Marson’s
driver license for six months and required Chief Marson to attended AODA
After meeting with Chief Marson
and his attorney, Mark Biller, the Amery City Council decided to take the
- Chief Marson has been suspended
without pay for a two week period beginning on Monday, February 24th.
- Chief Marson has received a Last
Chance Warning outlining that if in the future he were to violate any State
laws or and City polices or procedure, he will be subject to immediate
termination from his position as the Amery Police Chief.
- Chief Marson will be expected to
fulfill all of the requirements outlined in the Court’s decision regarding this
offense including attending ADOA counseling.
- During the six month suspension
of his driver’s license, Chief Marson will be required to have a temporary
worker driving permit and will be required to leave the Chief’s police vehicle
at the police station when he is not working.
- Chief Marson also agreed to
waive his right under state law to a Public Hearing § 62.13. In taking this
action the City Council considered Chief Marson’s 29 year service record with
the Amery Police Department including the past eleven years he has served as
Police Chief. Chief Marson has had an exemplary record and has served the Amery
Community extremely well during this time. In addition, Chief Marson has
handled himself with great integrity and honesty since the incident and
initially contacted the Sherriff’s department to report his accident. During
the Sheriff Department’s investigation, Chief Marson cooperated fully with the
department and then took complete responsibility for his actions when he pled
guilty to the citations. Finally, the majority of community feedback received
by members of the City Council and the Mayor have been very supportive of Chief
Marson. The City Council felt that because of the nature of the incident and
his position as Police Chief, it was still necessary to take further action
beyond what the court had decided. However, the Council has complete confidence
in Chief Marson and believes that this incident will not impact Tom’s ability
to continue to fulfill the responsibilities as the Amery Police Chief. Chief
Marson has been very remorseful and understands how his actions have impacted
the Council, the department and the community.
February 26, 2014
City Council To Meet
Amery City Administrator Darcy
Long reminds everyone that the Amery City Council will hold its regular meeting
for March on Wednesday, March 12 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City
Hall in Amery.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
The City of Amery is requesting
all sewer & water utility customer to continuously run a pencil size stream
of water 24 hours a day, seven days a week effective immediately until further
notice. It is recommended that you run
one faucet anywhere in your home. This
effort is being made to prevent water pipes from freezing up. The City will inform you when you should stop
running your water. Customer water bills
will be adjusted for the water usage to prevent freeze ups on the basis of
historic usage as required by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. Please call City Hall at 715-268-7486 or
e-mail email@example.com when you start to run your water.
City Council Special
The Amery City Council will hold a
special meeting Monday, Feb. 24 at 6:00 p.m. in Conference Room #1 at City
Hall. There will be a Closed Session under WI statute 19.85(1)© to consider
employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation of any public
employee. The council will discuss the
police chief situation and convene to open session to take any action.
Drunk Driving Charge
Amery Police Chief Tom Marson is
due in court on Thursday for allegedly driving drunk. Polk County sheriff's deputies said the
55-year-old Marson drove his personal vehicle into a ditch. It happened late Saturday night, about five
miles south of Amery at Highway 46 and County Trunk "A." Two breath tests showed that Marson's blood
alcohol level was around point-15, almost twice the legal limit of
point-zero-eight. Marson faces Polk County citations for first-time drunk
driving, and driving with a prohibited blood alcohol level.
February 17, 2014
The Finance Committee for the City
of Amery will meeting this afternoon at 5:45 p.m. in Conference Room #1 at City
Hall. The agenda is mostly a Closed
Session under statute 19.85 (1)©, considering employment, promotion,
compensation or performance evaluation of any public employee. The Police chief is also on the agenda.
February 13, 2014
City Council Meets
The Amery City Council met in
regular session yesterday afternoon. Before getting to regular business, the
council heard of upcoming events in the city. Julie Reimenschneider reported on
the Amery Women’s Club Women in Leadership Forum coming to the Fellowship Room
at First Lutheran Church in Amery on March 3 at 7:00 p.m. The council was also reminded that the Amery
Lion’s Club Ice Fishing contest is set for Pike Lake on Feb. 23rd. Public Works Director ‘Bones’ McCarty
reminded everyone about allowing water to run if you experience certain signs,
and urged the public to call his department if they notice a rusty tint in
their water, or slow flow. Several homes have had to have water and sewer lines
thawed already this winter. In addition
to his regular report of fire department activity, Fire Chief Daryl Christensen
urged residents to clear snow away from fire hydrants, to allow for easier
access for the department in case of a fire. In regular business, the council approved a new contract for the Amery
Golf Club wherein it effectively refinances the debt on the course with a more
favorable interest rate, under a five year lease with an annual payment by the
city of $10,000.00 per year. Rick Van Blaricom explained the new contract with
the Amery Ambulance Service. The service serves nine number communities and just
added the village of Clayton which will contract ambulance services with Amery
Ambulance, with a contribution of $12,000.00. The council also approved a one year line-of-credit with Bremer Bank in
the sum of $250,000.00. City Administrator Darcy Long commented that the credit
line is seldom used, but is good to have in case of unexpected needs or
expenses. The interest rate on the credit line is 2.5%.
January 7, 2014
The Finance Committee for the City
of Amery will meet at 5:00 p.m. this afternoon in Conference Room #1 in City
The agenda includes:
A new furnace and air conditioning
unit quote for City Hall, and
a court cost fee change proposal –
and parking fine penalty increase proposal.
The Amery City Council is
scheduled to meet tomorrow (Wednesday) at 5:00 p.m. in the council chambers at
It is a short agenda with the
regular reports scheduled before new business, which is a new furnace and air
conditioning unit for City Hall.