Boyceville Police Dept. gets $4,000 grant

BOYCEVILLE — During his report to the village board Monday night, police chief Dan Wellumson informed the board that the police department is receiving a $4,000 grant. He explained that because Boyceville participated in the “Click-It or Ticket” program, “our name was drawn”.

Wellumson said that the department got the same grant last year and that money was used for equipment in the squad car. He indicated that this year’s money could be used to purchase signs that are mounted on poles that show drivers their speed. The village board took no action on the matter.

Wellumson was questioned about if he has received any complaints about the deer hunting within the village. He said that he has not had any complaints and that he has issued 26 permits for bow and arrow hunting within the village. But he asked those hunters to report back if they get a deer and he said that he has not heard of any hunter taking an animal.

He also reported that the State Patrol sent an officer with a “Drug Dog” to the school and the school had a lock down as the dog went through the school and the parking lots and everything came out clean. He wanted to know if board members had heard about the dog and “we want to get the word out about drugs, they are not acceptable here,” Wellumson said.

In other action the board heard Village President Gib Krueger report for Don Rose, who had other commitments, telling about the former Chevrolet garage that will become the new headquarters for the ambulance, has been cleaned and that all the old vehicles were removed in a timely matter.

The board also approved a bid from Hydro Design of just over $10,000 to complete the initial round of cross connection inspections for the water utility. Board member Jonathan Farrell reported that the initial round includes some 62 non-residential water services and 37 residential services.

The board also approved operator’s licenses for Nicholas Newton, Danielle Leach, Brooklynn Hegeman, and Sarah Burton.

The board took care of their village business in less than 40 minutes and at the end of the meeting Krueger reminded members that the budget hearing is November 27 at 5:15 p.m.