By Correne Martin
Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR) proposed to the Prairie du Chien Common Council Tuesday night the construction of a $1 million building to enclose the Pattison Sand Company (PSC) transloading operations along the Highway 18 Bypass. The building would be 5,090 square feet and construction would begin late this fall or by the spring of 2014.
Ken Lucht, director of government relations for WSOR, and Beth Regan, permits and compliance for PSC, gave a Power Point presentation to the council. Mike Murphy, PSC general manager, addressed the council. Owner Kyle Pattison was also present but did not speak. No action was taken, as the proposal was informational only.
Community members John Lochner and Norma Lochner, Prairie du Chien; Ethel Drengberg; and Edie Ehlert, of the Crawford County Stewardship Project, spoke in opposition to the proposal.