Recommendations from a museum
task force on the Rollo Jamison
and Mining Museum in Platteville
have been accepted by the Platteville
Common Council this week…but
not adopted. The task force presented
seven ideas about ways to reduce
museum’s dependency on city tax
dollars. The City of Platteville gives
the museum $250,000 a year for
staff and operating costs.
The task force has recommended a
five-year plan. It would phase-out
$150,000 in tax dollars for museum.
It would also establish other fund
raising sources. Council member
Patrice Steiner served on the museum
But the President of the Museum
Association, Eric Fatzinger, says
just making the museum a new,
non-profit group won’t be easy.