By November 10, 2017 Read More →

Flags will keep flying in Wausau on holidays …………

Wausau Town Council thanked the B.J. Phillips family for their devotion to seeing that the American flags are properly displayed.


by Kathy Foster


Wausau’s Town Council was quick at their Thursday night meeting to thank the B.J. Phillips family for flying American Flags around the town on national holidays over the past two and one-half years.


The issue arose when Phillips attended the meeting to find out if rumors of discontent over the flag flying, which was attributed to the council members, had any basis in reality and it turned out none of the council members had a problem with the American flags being placed on display.  As a matter of fact, they quickly thanked Phillips and his family for their devotion and asked in some instances that flags be left in place for the entire week of the national holiday.


Phillips said while his family may have been instrumental in initiating the flag project, he credited the Wausau Garden Club and the community’s Development Club for getting on board and assisting with the project.


Council members promised to give Phillips a list of holidays at their December meeting detailing when they would like to have the flags flown around the city.


The Wausau Council also spent an extended period Thursday night discussing

proposed plans for a new multiple bay fire station.


Reviewing the plans during an extended workshop council members looked at options for reconfiguring the possible layout before finally voting to proceed with the plans developed by Preble-Rish, Inc.



Funding for the project will be submitted to the Florida Legislature during the 2018-19 budget year preparations.

















Council members also dealt with the following agenda items:


  • Mayor Roger Hagan requested council members give him their recommendations as to who they would like to see be named to replace the recently deceased Councilman Paul Culbreth.  (The Mayor is charged with making the appointment which the Council then ratifies.)


  • Under the Non-agenda portion of the agenda, they were informed that a local resident would like to hold Men’s Meetings/Bible Study sessions on a weekly basis at the Town Hall.  The individual was asked to attend the Wausau Council’s December meeting to discuss the issue.
  •  Noting there had been a limited response to the requirement to register animals kept within the town limits, council members were informed their attorney was working to develop animal registration requirements.  They indicated they wanted an ordinance with “more teeth in it”.


  •  After being informed that Alyssa Jackson’s probation is up Dec. 1st, council members voted to keep her on as Rec Director.


  •  Concurred with the decision of the Wausau Volunteer Fire Department to keep Sam Rudd as Fire Chief and Wayne Rudd as Assistant Chief for 2017-2018.


  •  Voted to paint the interior of the Wausau Town Hall.


  •  Received a recommended maintenance list for all town public works equipment from Councilman DeWayne Carter.


  •  Tabled discussion of hiring a part-time employee.


  •  Announced the Wausau Town Hall will be closed Nov. 13th in observation of Veterans Day.




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