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Village department heads make reports to board

BOYCEVILLE — The village board heard reports from the police chief and village maintenance at its monthly meeting Monday evening, July 13th.

Don Rose, the village’s maintenance chief reported on his activities during the past month and police chief Greg Lamkin made his monthly report.

Rose addressed regular monthly items to the board and later explained the Compliance Maintenance Annual Report to the DNR. The report has to do with the village’s Wastewater Treatment facility with Rose noting that they are limited to one milligram per liter of phosphorus. “We were at 1.05 in March,” he told the board.

He also explained the discharge of more treated wastewater than they are permitted to do. Rose said the facility is designed to discharge up to 320,000 gallons daily, but is limited by the DNR to 90 percent of that which is 288,000 gallons. “Our daily average exceeded 300,000 gallons in June,” Rose told the board. “We still got a score of 3.93 out of 4, which calls for no action,” Rose concluded.

With all the rain in June, Hay River was running higher than usual and Rose said he talked with a DNR representative about the extra amount of discharge and indicated that the river could handle that amount. Hay River is the receiving waterway for the treated discharge. The board praised Rose and his staff for their work.

In his report to the board, Police Chief Greg Lamkin reported that his department handled 37 incidents in June with one arrest for a misdemeanor and four traffic citations issues. The chief also told the board that they were investigating two thefts of scrap metal.

Lamkin also discussed a registered sex offender that was living in a trailer near the airport. Lamkin said that it appeared to him that no one was living in the unit at village campground and he contacted the parole officer and shortly the trailer was gone. Lamkin told the board that the person is now a resident of the county jail.

In other action the board approved a two-year contract with Galen A. Seipel of Prescott, WI for being the village assessor for an annual fee of $4,000. The board seemed to be pleased with his work.

The village board approved the renewal of alcohol beverage license for Northwestern Veterans at 1002 Main Street; a class B license to SL Softball Club to hold the Nathan Bauer Memorial Softball Tournament at Pafko Park, July 31 and August 1 and 2; and a Class B license to the Boyceville Wrestling Club for a softball tournament at Pafko Park on August 212-23.

Finally the board accepted a $1,500 donation toward the repair and relocation of the brass plaque for Andy Pafko at Pafko Park.