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Colfax approves employee training in record time

By LeAnn R. Ralph

COLFAX  —  It must have been some kind of a record for the Colfax Village Board.

During a regular village board meeting that lasted seven minutes March 9, the Colfax Village Board approved minutes from previous meetings, approved annual refresher training for full-time employees and paid the village’s bills.

The safety audit annual refresher training for full-time employees was scheduled March 11 at the Elk Mound fire station.

Employees who took part in the training were Lynn Niggemann (village administrator-clerk-treasurer); Sheila Riemer (deputy clerk); Rand Bates (director of public works); Don Logslett (street supervisor); Colfax Police Chief Bill Anderson; and Lisa Ludwig (director of the Colfax Public Library).

The safety training was offered by Advanced Safety Technology, Inc., and included training on subjects such as blood-borne pathogens.

Niggemann noted that she had not received the e-mail about the training until March  6.

Another training session was available in February in Baldwin, and Niggemann said if she had known about the earlier session, she could have gone to one and Riemer could have gone to the other so that the village office did not have to be closed while they were both at training in Elk Mound.