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The continued march of downtown redevelopmentâ€led by action on an engineering agreement for the redesign of Fifth Avenue and a liquor license for a new wineryâ€top the agenda for Wednesday's meeting of the Antigo Common Council.

Aldermen will convene for the regular April session at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.

The council is expected to issue a class B intoxicating liquor license for Wild Epitome LLC, which is being carved out of a vacant downtown building at 816 Fifth Ave.

Owners Robert and Pam Frei of Deerbrook have used a variety of city opportunities and grant programs to move their home-based business to the downtown with a goal of a late spring opening date.

The winery offers a mix of products, including original and cinnamon clove mead and various fruit and specialty wines, including cranberry raisin, and ginseng.

Another key paperwork itemâ€this one with a substantial price tagâ€will be approval of the agreement with MSA Professional Services for the design, construction, administration and project inspection for the Fifth Avenue downtown corridor project from Superior Street four blocks west to Lincoln Street.

The agreement calls for $272,300 for design engineering, $103,000 for construction administration, and $222,000 estimated hourly fee for construction inspection.

The project carries a total budget of $4.35 million, with funding coming from a mix of grant, enterprise and street budget accounts. Construction could take place in 2020.

A third downtown item would create a grant pilot program designed to improve the portions of buildings such as second stories and facades not previously addressed by an applicant.

It would create a 50 percent grant from the city of up to $1,500 â€establishing a $3,000 total project costâ€and be made available for projects completed during the 2019 construction season.

The goal, according to the resolution, is “improvement in the attractiveness and marketability of the downtown corridor.”

The evening will open with two public hearings on the city's summer sidewalk and driveway approach repair program, a necessary step before levying the special assessments to cover the costs. Approval is expected later in the meeting.

Sidewalks repairs are planned at 1013 Ninth Avenue, 1005 Ninth Avenue, 124 Dorr Street, 114 Dorr Street, 242 Field Street, 519 Lincoln Street, 515 Lincoln Street, 509 Lincoln Street, 503 Lincoln Street, and city-owned right-of-way. Driveway approach work will take place at 1013 Ninth Avenue, 1005 Ninth Avenue, 610 Clermont Street, 617 Clermont Street, and city- owned right-of-way

Aldermen will also:

â€make an accounting transfer of $36,558 to cover the six leave and vacation payout for the recently retired police captain.

â€act on providing $671 to the Music in the Park program for the printing of brochures and posters.

â€accept grants from Walmart for a fire department television and sound bar and the Antigo Optimist Club for the LatchKey program.

â€authorize Police Chief Eric Roller to enter into an agreement for the Wisconsin River Valley Regional Forensics Laboratory at a cost of $2,000 with a 3 percent annual increase. It would assist in the investigation of digital media.

â€and ink the ordinance changes required to allow Pick 'n Save to implement online ordering and curbside pickup of alcoholic beverages.
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Wild Epitome building in the 800 block of Fifth Avenue this morning.

Rebirth of downtown surfaces at meeting of city council Wednesday
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The continued march of downtown redevelopmentâ€led by action on an engineering agreement for the redesign of Fifth Avenue and a liquor license for a new wineryâ€top the agenda for Wednesday's meeting of the Antigo Common Council.

Aldermen will convene for the regular April session at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.

The council is expected to issue a class B intoxicating liquor license for Wild Epitome LLC, which is being carved out of a vacant downtown building at 816 Fifth Ave.

Owners Robert and Pam Frei of Deerbrook have used a variety of city opportunities and grant programs to move their home-based business to the downtown with a goal of a late spring opening date.

The winery offers a mix of products, including original and cinnamon clove mead and various fruit and specialty wines, including cranberry raisin, and ginseng.

Another key paperwork itemâ€this one with a substantial price tagâ€will be approval of the agreement with MSA Professional Services for the design, construction, administration and project inspection for the Fifth Avenue downtown corridor project from Superior Street four blocks west to Lincoln Street.

The agreement calls for $272,300 for design engineering, $103,000 for construction administration, and $222,000 estimated hourly fee for construction inspection.

The project carries a total budget of $4.35 million, with funding coming from a mix of grant, enterprise and street budget accounts. Construction could take place in 2020.

A third downtown item would create a grant pilot program designed to improve the portions of buildings such as second stories and facades not previously addressed by an applicant.

It would create a 50 percent grant from the city of up to $1,500 â€establishing a $3,000 total project costâ€and be made available for projects completed during the 2019 construction season.

The goal, according to the resolution, is “improvement in the attractiveness and marketability of the downtown corridor.”

The evening will open with two public hearings on the city's summer sidewalk and driveway approach repair program, a necessary step before levying the special assessments to cover the costs. Approval is expected later in the meeting.

Sidewalks repairs are planned at 1013 Ninth Avenue, 1005 Ninth Avenue, 124 Dorr Street, 114 Dorr Street, 242 Field Street, 519 Lincoln Street, 515 Lincoln Street, 509 Lincoln Street, 503 Lincoln Street, and city-owned right-of-way. Driveway approach work will take place at 1013 Ninth Avenue, 1005 Ninth Avenue, 610 Clermont Street, 617 Clermont Street, and city- owned right-of-way

Aldermen will also:

â€make an accounting transfer of $36,558 to cover the six leave and vacation payout for the recently retired police captain.

â€act on providing $671 to the Music in the Park program for the printing of brochures and posters.

â€accept grants from Walmart for a fire department television and sound bar and the Antigo Optimist Club for the LatchKey program.

â€authorize Police Chief Eric Roller to enter into an agreement for the Wisconsin River Valley Regional Forensics Laboratory at a cost of $2,000 with a 3 percent annual increase. It would assist in the investigation of digital media.

â€and ink the ordinance changes required to allow Pick 'n Save to implement online ordering and curbside pickup of alcoholic beverages.
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Wild Epitome building in the 800 block of Fifth Avenue this morning.
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Antigo, WI 54409
Phone: 715-623-4191
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Phone: 715-623-4191
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