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Wausau Council proud of Girls Softball Team place at District ……….

The Wausau 11-12-year-old Girls Softball Team placed 4th out of 14 teams recently in District competition and Town Council members expressed their pride in the achievement at Thursday night’s monthly meeting.    Council members were so proud of the ranking they voted to present medallions to the girls at their Aug. 10th meeting and have the players ride in the upcoming Possum Day Parade.


by Kathy Foster


Council members also want to remind area residents of the following upcoming events scheduled in the community.

  •  They will meet jointly with the Washington County Commissioners on July 24th at 5:30 p.m. in the Washington County  Ag Center in Chipley.
  •   The Funday Beauty Pageant will be held July 29th at 6 p.m.
  •    Possum King and Queen Contest will be Aug. 4th at 7 p.m.
  •   Fun/Possum Day Events are set for Aug. 5th …  with the Breakfast from 6-9 a.m. and the Parade at 10 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Discussion of the problem with yard debris and junk items being dumped at the George Rogers Park was an area of concern for council members at the meeting.   Council members said they wanted to “No Dumping” signs put up at the park and action taken to enforce the decree.  It was suggested that inmate labor be used to take the junk items to the Washington County Recycling Center and the Wausau Volunteer Fire Department be in charge of burning the yard debris.


Council members took the following action:

  • Approved working with J.D. Owens Carpet Company on putting carpet tiles down at City Hall.
  • Approved having the Town work with Washington County concerning code enforcement issues and possibly adopting the County’s litter law.
  •  Removed from the table, for the time being, discussion of hiring a part-time maintenance person.
  •  Removed from the table discussion of a batting cage at the Possum Palace and fencing at the ball field.
  •   Announced they were still waiting on a revision to the Fire Ordinance from the Town’s Attorney Jeff Goodman.
  •   Directed Town Clerk Margaret Riley to proceed with getting a camper on 6th Avenue removed from its current location.    Councilman Dewayne Carter said the vehicle appears to be straddling two properties and neither of the property owners says their own the unit.  Wausau Mayor Roger Hagan said he just wants to see the property cleaned up and kept that way.
  •   Announced that the Splash Pad is on order, but isn’t  expected to be installed after Fun Day.
  •   Set a Budget Workshop for 5:00 p.m. on Aug. 10th, with the August Regular Council Meeting to start at 6 p.m.
  •   Were informed by Councilman Dewayne Carter that he is working with Dothan Overhead Doors on cost estimates for replacement doors for the Possum Palace.  He noted that the existing doors are obsolete and cannot be repaired.


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