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    Janesville city government, home and garden

Marcia Nelesen

Fire station stays on Milton Avenue
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JANESVILLE--After almost two tumultuous months of community discussion about the cost, location and fairness of pushing people out of their homes to make way for a new central fire station, the Janesvill... Read more >>

Fee, longer hours new
- A fee and longer hours will greet Janesville residents who bring their yard waste to the compost center on Black Bridge Road. Read more >>
New fire station again on agenda
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JANESVILLE--Councilman Douglas Marklein said Janesville city staff has yet to give him the information he asked for to make a decision Monday on a new fire station.

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Commission: Raze homes for fire station
- Janesville Plan Commission members Monday supported a fire station location that would take a dozen homes, including one in a historic district. Read more >>
Water workers survive harsh season
- Workers at Janesville's water utility toiled through a record-breaking winter season to keep the water flowing. Read more >>
Stormwater systems help control runoff, replenish aquifers and conserve energy
- Roof and rain gardens. Impervious pavement. Underground bioretention devices. All are stormwater management systems becoming more common in the Janesville area. Read more >>
Utility processes waste, generates electricity and makes money—all at the same time
- Janesville's wastewater utility does it all, even as it is fulfilling its primary goal of treating the city's waste. Read more >>
Fire station questions answered
- Council and community members have questions about a new fire station. One plan would cost $9.5 million and uproot 12 homeowners. Read more >>
Keep water running
- Warmer weather tempts residents, but utility staff warns against shutting water off too early. Read more >>
Incumbents keep council seats
- Janesville City Council incumbents Jim Farrell and Matt Kealy said they are heartened by their wins in Tuesday’s election because that means the public is happy with the jobs they are doing. Read more >>
City manager seeks vision, mission
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JANESVILLE--First things first.

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How would council candidates vote?
- Several issues have become controversial in the weeks before the election. The four Janesville City Council candidates say how they would vote. Read more >>
Janesvlle candidates talk issues
- At least one newcomer will be seated on the Janesville City Council after the April election, which features four candidates seeking three, two-year terms. Read more >>
Alcohol vote delayed
- Residents spoke in favor and against a proposal that would add more retail alcohol licenses in Janesville. Read more >>
Businesses fight assessments
- The owners of eight Janesville businesses claim the city incorrectly assessed their properties. Read more >>
Council debates alcohol licenses
- A public hearing on increasing the number of Class A licenses available in Janesville is scheduled Monday, despite protests from three council members. Read more >>
City won't seek annexation
- Janesville will not annex land owned by Bill Watson in the towns of Fulton and Milton. Read more >>
Fire station vote could be delayed
- Several council members said they are not ready to vote on the location of a new fire station. Read more >>
Homeowners learn of demolition plan in newspaper
- Janesville residents say they found out by reading the newspaper that their homes would be demolished to make way for a new fire station. Read more >>
Woodman's plans to build addition
- Woodman's Food Market officials want to build a new warehouse and eventually remodel other parts of the current store. Read more >>
Man gives nod to veterans
- Janesville resident Dave Wagner creates wooden flag display boxes which he donates to the families of veterans. Read more >>
Fire station plan would raze homes
- The city plans to build a new central fire station on or near its current site at 303 Milton Ave., meaning the demolition of seven to 12 homes—including one on the National Register of Historic Places. Read more >>
Jets to play on in Janesville
- Janesville City Council members Monday assured an owner of the Janesville Jets that the council will hang with the club through bad times as well as good. Read more >>
City will refund charges for thawing pipes
- Janesville water utility officials because of a misunderstanding did not give residents adequate notice to charge residents for first freezes of pipes. Read more >>
Splash pad to be delayed at least a year
- Janesville city staff continue to explore a location for a splash pad, saying a proposed location in Riverside Park is in the flood plain. Read more >>