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District votes to hire superintendent from Chippewa Falls

District votes to hire superintendent from Chippewa Falls

The Sun Prairie School Board hired a new superintendent this week after a previous search ended with the candidate withdrawing, school officials said. 

Sun Prairie School District spokeswoman Sarah Heck said the school board had gone through a hiring process and offered the position to a candidate, who ultimately withdrew. 

In a letter to school district staff Wednesday, Sun Prairie Area School Board President Tom Weber said the board voted to hire Dr. Brad Saron during a meeting Tuesday night and Saron accepted.

In the board's initial search, which started in February, the applicants were whittled down to Erik Olson and Bryan Davis, and forums were held in late March for the community and district staff to meet the two. There was no input from the community on the decision to hire Saron. 

Sun Prairie considers changing ordinance to allow mobile food vendors

You've seen them on the Capitol Square, State Street or maybe cities across the country.

Now the City of Sun Prairie is talking about changing an ordinance to feed the demand for food trucks.

The city does not have an ordinance that speaks specifically to mobile food vendors or food trucks. Instead those businesses are considered direct sellers.

The city has begun discussion on amending an ordinance for mobile food vendors in response to increasing demand.

The proposed draft clarifies who mobile food vendors are, when and where they may operate, and cuts the license fee in half from $300 to $150.

Sun Prairie's principal planner Tim Semmann said alders have mixed reactions.

County approves additional funding to increase emergency radio coverage

County approves additional funding to increase emergency radio coverage

The Dane County Board of Supervisors approved an additional $3.75 million in funding Thursday to increase radio coverage in rural areas and inside large buildings, according to a release.

The allocation was approved as part of a larger resolution approving the issuing of bonds to pay for commitments already approved in the 2015 capital budget, officials said. The new funding is in addition to the $3 million already dedicated to improvements in the DaneCom radio system.

News 3 reported in December that parts of DaneCom would be taken offline at the beginning of 2015 to determine if the county’s new emergency communication system was causing emergency radio problems.

Contract signing seals 5-year fire dept. deal

Last week Sun Prairie's fire chief and volunteer department joined city officials and Mayor Jon Freund in the ceremonial signing of a new five year fire protection contract at Fire Station 1 on Angell Street in downtown Sun Prairie, according to a Sun Prairie Star report. ... Read More

Council delays decision on updating city plan

Citing last minute information, members of the Sun Prairie City Council’s Committee of the Whole on Jan. 20 agreed again to delay the possible update of the city’s comprehensive plan, according to a Sun Prairie Star report. ... Read More

Apartment plan passes commission despite parking change

A controversial Providence apartment building narrowly escaped rejection by members of the Sun Prairie Plan Commission on Tuesday, Jan. 13, because of a change in the plan to handle parking at the proposed 63-unit, three-story building... Read More

4 candidates run for 3 school board positions

Four candidates have submitted papers for the three open Sun Prairie Area School District school board positions... Read More