With proposals for the future of the Echo Lake Dam in place, City of Burlington officials are seeking input from residents on what they believe to be the best course of action.

Residents have a chance to register their preferences for consideration by the Common Council through a survey available online and at the Department of Public Works facility on South Pine Street.

The survey is among the top stories in this week’s edition of the Burlington Standard Press. The newspaper will be available at local retail outlets on Thursday and subscribers will receive their copies with Thursday’s mail.

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Here’s a look at some of the other stories in this week’s edition:


HEARING DELAYED: Attorneys representing a local band teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl requested postponement of his preliminary hearing initially scheduled for Dec. 16 in Racine County Circuit Court.


COURT NEWS: A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Dec. 22 for a Burlington man charged with creating a disturbance at a hospital and resisting arrest. Vaughn A. Mikulance, 33, was charged Dec. 15 in Racine County Circuit Court with threat to a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer, disorderly conduct and four counts each of felony and misdemeanor bail jumping.


A PLEASANT SURPRISE FOR ROAD PROJECT: The Maryland Avenue project in Burlington came to successful completion this fall, and at less than the initial contract amount, even after crews discovered more contaminated soils than expected requiring some additional waste hauling expenses.


SURGE PREDICTED: State health officials anticipate a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations with the new omicron variant as one of the root causes and urged Wisconsinites to take additional precautions to mitigate spread of coronavirus.


AN HONOR FOR SHAFE: Longtime Burlington High School athletics manager David Sheffer was recently honored with a Distinguished Service Award from the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association.


ALL AREA FOOTBALL: The top high school football players in the Southern Lakes Newspapers coverage area are honored this week in the annual dream team.


A LIFT FOR THEATERS: Local theater owner Shad Branen and dozens of others across the state will receive another round of grants to help them continue to weather the effects of the pandemic.