After weeks of review and discussion, the Winthrop Town Council quietly approved amendments to the town’s water and sewer service ordinance at its meeting last week. The amendments adjust prices charged to some water and sewer customers, both residential and commercial. Most noteworthy, from a public discussion standpoint, is that overnight transient rentals and single-family […]
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The Winthrop Town Council continued its discussion of proposed revisions to the town’s Westernization code as it applies to W-3 zoning at its meeting last week, and agreed that further refinements are necessary before the proposals reach the public hearing stage. Council member Kirsten Vanderhalf, who was part of an ad hoc committee appointed by […]
An energy consulting company that is exploring ways the Town of Winthrop can save money inadvertently strayed into a local controversy when it recommended that the town consider a large solar panel array to power its well pump on Twin Lakes Road.
“Its an interesting idea,” Mayor Sally Ranzau said at last week’s Town Council meeting. “But the timing is a little awkward.”
And then there was one.
A spate of recent resignations from Winthrop’s Westernization Design Review Board (WDRB), the appointed advisory group that administers the town’s Westernization ordinance, has left the board with but one member.
That means …
The Winthrop Town Council has approved a six-year plan for the town’s parks and recreation facilities, in time to qualify for state Recreation Conservation Office (RCO) grants to support specific projects. RCO grants have been instrumental in such projects as the Winthrop Rink and the Susie Stephens Trail.
When it comes to wildfires, Winthrop has dodged the bullet so far, but a local resident is suggesting that town leaders do more to prepare for a time when the town may not be so fortunate.
“We’ve been really lucky in our community,” Winthrop resident …
The Winthrop Town Council is intent on finishing some things even as it looks forward to starting some new things.
At a workshop last week, council members said they would like to see more progress on some of the town’s biggest projects, such as the Susie Stephens Trail and the Riverwalk.
The Winthrop Auditorium Association’s board of directors has proposed a new five-year agreement to continue operating the popular Red Barn for the Town of Winthrop.
The town owns the Barn building, but the association handles…
From broad strokes to intricate details, the “Winthrop In Motion” plan for more-efficient pedestrian, bicycle and motorized traffic through the town is sure to generate discussion if not debate.
And that is the intent of both town planners and the consultants hired to develop the complex proposal.
Winthrop’s relatively inexperienced Town Council will schedule a planning workshop to discuss goals and priorities, and to get more familiar with each other, sometime in the next few weeks. The workshop, which will be open to the public, was suggested by council member Ben Nelson — who has the longest tenure on the group, having […]