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Elk Mound postpones decision on conditional use for Elk Mound Seed

By LeAnn R. Ralph

ELK MOUND —  The Elk Mound Village Board has postponed making a decision on an application for a conditional use permit for Elk Mound Seed to build a storage facility.

Although the item was included on the Elk Mound Village Board’s agenda for the August 7 meeting, Pat Hahn, village clerk-treasurer, said the conditional use permit was postponed to investigate water run-off from the site and the appearance of the proposed expansion.

The neighbors are afraid the storage facility will depreciate their property values, she said.

Elk Mound Seed is proposing to build a storage facility across the street from the feed mill building, said Village Trustee Travis Wenzel.

The proposed storage facility would be 80 feet long by 25 feet wide, he said.

The neighbors also are concerned about safety, parking, and snow removal, Wenzel said.

Elk Mound Seed actually owns five lots in Elk Mound, Hahn noted.

Neither Hahn nor Andy Peterson, village president, specified when the village board would again consider the conditional use permit.

Other business

In other business, the Elk Mound Village Board:

• Learned that village personnel have cleaned 6,000 feet of sewer line so far and have about 2,000 feet left to do. All sewer lines are cleaned every four years (one-fourth of the village is cleaned every year).

• Learned that village crews also have cleaned about one-fourth of the storm sewer lines. The village is not required to clean the storm sewers, but if debris builds up, the storm sewers will back up and flood the streets during a heavy rain, said Terry Stamm, director of public works.

• Approved a low bid of $4,785 from Don Berg, Berg’s Bobcat Service, to do dirt work and ditching on the Kings Court project.

• Approved a low bid for the Kings Court resurfacing project from Senn Blacktop in the amount of $22,184. Stamm pointed out that the village board had budgeted $41,000 for the project. Andy Peterson, village president, noted that the project will end up costing a little more because change orders are expected.

• Awarded the low bid of $2,800 to Fahrner Asphalt for crack filling on four streets and the public works building parking lot. Stamm said that he had budgeted $3,000 for crack filling.