A local gas station and convenience store is looking to make a change in its operations.
Kuldeep Kang of Antigo Express Inc. is asking city of Antigo officials to allow him to end the convenience store operation—the gas station portion is no longer operating—and begin operations as a liquor store.
His request and the necessary license applications will be discussed at today’s meeting of the Finance, Personnel, and Legislative Committee, which will meet at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
The store at 1502 Neva Road has operated as a gas station and convenience store with a class A fermented malt beverage License for many years. Kang recently closed the gas station portion of the business and is now seeking a class A intoxicating liquor license for Antigo Express.
The city requires that any location that had not previously held a liquor license be brought before the committee before council action on whether to approve the issuance of the intoxicating liquor license. If the committee approves the license, it would be forwarded to the council for consideration.
The Finance, Personnel, and Legislative Committee is also expected to consider extending a contract to Onward Accounting & Consulting LLC to conduct rate utility studies for water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer.
Due to upcoming projects, including building a new water tower and repairs to the storage system, the rates need to be reviewed to determine if increases are warranted.
Water rates were last increased in January 2016, sanitary sewer rates were increased in May 2012, and the storm sewer rates were increased in April 2010.
Water rates have to be filed with the Public Service Commission (PSC), so new rates would not go into effect until 2023. As the sanitary sewer and storm sewer rates do not need PSC approval, any new rates would take effect this year.
Five companies were contacted to offer quotes to prepare the paperwork for the increases. Three declined to provide a quote.
Onward Accounting & Consulting quoted $14,300 for the three utilities. Ruekert-Mielke quoted a cost not to exceed $37,300.