Tonight in Kenosha: City Council meets; Fusion and Rustic host open mics

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, local residents can attend an in-person Kenosha Common Council meeting, then head just a few blocks away in either direction for open mics at Fusion and Rustic Road.

Common Council meeting tonight

Tonight, the Kenosha Common Council will meet at 7 p.m. As of its last meeting, the council has returned to in-person attendance for citizens. 

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1017 63rd Street in the Bain Park Neighborhood of Kenosha. Screenshot.

As a result of that change, citizens may once again give comments in-person and listen in Room 200 of the Kenosha Municipal Building, 625 52nd St.

Near the beginning, the agenda for tonight’s meeting includes accepting April – June settlements paid by the city. Those settlements total approximately $3,996.48 ⏤ including one vehicle damage settlement and one property damage settlement.

Elsewhere on the agenda, the council will discuss changing the zoning of the building at 1017 63rd St. The council will be considering a change from an IP Institutional Park District zoning to B-2 Community Business District zoning. 

According to supporting documents for tonight’s meetings, the owner is requesting the change to run a woodworking shop out of the Bain Park Neighborhood structure.


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50th Street bridge work contract

The council will also potentially award the contract for work on the 50th Street bridge over the Pike Creek Lagoon. City Engineer Brian Cater has advised the city to award the project to Norcon Corp., out of Schofield, Wis. The company came in with a closer bid to the engineer’s original estimate of $162,00 at $144,006.50. 

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The supporting documents for bids on the 50th Street bridge project. Provided by City of Kenosha.

Their nearest competitor, Fahrner Asphalt Sealers of Waunakee, entered a bid of $178,100.20 for the work.

The project will consist of sealing cracks and joints, surface sealing and concrete surface repair, according to Cater. 

While Norcon’s bid came in around $144,000, Cater notes the city will be paying an additional $10,293.50. He also notes that this is being done “in contingency for unforeseen conditions (if needed)” for a total amount of $154,300. 

The project is anticipated to start within six weeks of the council awarding the bid. 

Fusion, Rustic open mics

However, Mondays are far from all business.

Starting at 8 p.m. you can start enjoying entertainment via the talents of local artists. You can first stop at Rustic Road Brewing Co. to be part of the open mic hosted there by Kenosha musician Haven Wells. That mic lasts until 11 p.m.

Then, starting at 9 p.m., you can also walk or drive a little ways down the road to Kenosha Fusion for their mic’s start. The Fusion mic runs until around midnight.

Both draw an incredible pedigree of artists from the local area, and they are worth experiencing at least once if you’ve never been.

You can see more of what the Monday open mics are like in the playlist below. 


For more information on each mic, visit the businesses’ Facebook pages at https://www.facebook.com/kensohafusion (@kenoshafusion) and https://www.facebook.com/rusticroadbrewery (@rusticroadbrewery).

You can also find images from the latest open mics here.


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