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Colfax receives another “A” on wastewater report

By LeAnn R. Ralph

COLFAX —  The Village of Colfax’s wastewater treatment facility has once again received a grade of “A” on the compliance maintenance annual report.

The Colfax Village Board approved a resolution adopting the report at the June 24 meeting.

 According to the report, Colfax received an “A” in influent loadings; effluent quality; biosolids management; maintenance and staffing; operator certification; financial management; and collection systems.

The only area in which Colfax received a “B” was for the lagoons.

According to the report, Colfax had a discharge of phosphorus from the lagoons ranging from 4.5 milligrams per liter to 9 milligrams per liter, with the lowest level in April and the highest level in October.

Colfax has 7.8 miles of sanitary sewer and cleaned 100 percent of the sewer lines in 2012, removed roots from 100 percent of the sewer lines, conducted flow monitoring on 100 percent of the sewer lines and inspected 100 percent of the manholes.

Last year, Colfax received 15.48 inches of precipitation, while the annual average for the area is 32 inches.

Three sewer backups into basements were reported in 2012.

Other business

In other business, the Colfax Village Board:

• Approved a training request from Rand Bates, director of public works, for required confined space entry training July 30 in Plover.

• Approved a training request for Michael Madrid, Colfax Police Department, to attend Wisconsin Department of Transportation TRACS training in Madison June 26 and 27 to learn more about using the squad laptop for citations and crash reports.

• Approved renewing a license for JoAnn Mayfield to keep domesticated chickens. According to the application, Mayfield currently has seven chickens. The limit on female chickens in the village is ten.

• Approved a privilege permit for Kim Anderson, 505 West Street, to install a trailer house on her property for temporary living arrangements while her house is being rebuilt after a fire on June 7.

• Approved bartender operator’s licenses from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014 for the following: Rondi Iverson-DeMoe; Chris Lunn; Mark Johnson; Penny Snyder; Karen Nerison; Don Braaten; Kyle Kressin; Brittney Moonen; Samantha Secraw; Jack Sampson; Debra Berndt; Lisa Smestuen; John Damagala; Tammy Briggs; Robert McElveny; Tammy Dalhoe; Linda Henthorn; Jayme Schindler; Jessica Rebak; Tarris Turner; Mary Muza; Nicholas Kressin; Nathan Mayfield; Sandra Sikora; Diana Bauer; Jodi Larson; Evia Gehrman; Peggy Richards; Donna Paul; Lynn Schneider; Bronson DeMoe; Sheryl Weeks; Meghan Lieffort; Tristan Wolff; Kirk Secraw; Hannah Nicol; Katelynn Olson; Shayla McEldowney; Carey Davis; Bruce Rundle; Megan Wallace; Tina Grill; Kecia Sundstrom; Edith McKee; Kayla Brown; Audrey Larson; Gary Stene; Shanna Sundstrom; Kay Squires; Taliah Eiseth; Jennifer Leach; Thomas Dunbar; Dillon Lloyd; Suzanne Hagen; Dawn Larson; Charles Brown; Bethany Ferry.

• Approved a contract with Cedar Corporation to do a site plan review for $500 for the remodeling of the Cedar Country Cooperative convenience store and the former Colfax rescue squad building.

• Adopted a volunteer handbook for those who volunteer in the village, including emergency medical technicians and fire fighters.