- Jon Hunter doesn't want to pay a fourth-penny sales tax. Heck, he doesn't even want to pay the second-penny sales tax: he's asking the commission for a rebate of $675 on tax paid on equipment purchased from International Graphics Associates in 2008.
- Mark Weismantel and Stacey Budahl are also asking the city to knock a chunk off their taxes. Someone evidently hit the wrong button and applied the wrong button to their levies, overcharging Weismantel $905 and Budahl $405.
- Mayor Hexom reports three complaints about snow removal (one of those would have been from my folks, who found the city pushed snow out of an alley into a solid six-foot wall on one of their driveways). But put on a happy face: Mayor Hexom says there were "MANY!!" on snow removal.
- Arguably in the green field, Madison's electricity demand for 2009 hit a five-year low of 187 megawatts, down 3% from 2008 and down 7% from the 2007 peak of 202 MW. The biggest savings came in that darned cool July we had. By megawatt-hours, Madison's energy purchases were the lowest since 2000.
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