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Decisions for Wausau, Stevens Point on crossing guards

(WAOW) - Wausau's Committee of the Whole voted to end its contract with a private company that is managing the city's crossing guards.

  Monday night the committee voted, 7-4 with committee member Jonathan Havel absent, to void the final two years of its three year contract with All City Management Services.

  The contract will end with the last day of this school year.

  Council member Sherry Abitz says the company was budgeted to be paid as much as $93,000 a year.

  The Wausau Police Department previously managed the crossing guards.

  Abitz says it could fall back on that department or fall under a city department.

  The issue will be taken up at January's council meeting.

  Meanwhile, the city of Stevens Point will decide whether to outsource its crossing guards.

  in a letter to the city.. The chief of police says a company called Clean Power can do the job for $30,000.

  That's a savings of about 13-thousand dollars from the previous year.

  The city has $26,000 budgeted for next year and would possibly fill the gap with contingency funds.

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