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Village of Boyceville to move offices to Community Center

BOYCEVILLE — The Village Board approved moving the village offices from the current space in the basement of the library to the Community Center on Charlotte Street. Board member Bud Gilbertson introduced a motion for the move saying that the board discussed the move at its November meeting and board members had a month to think about the move.

The first office to be moved will be the Clerk’s Office and as Gilbertson stated, “and then we will progress with other village offices.”

The board also approved doing some remodeling and upgrading at Community Center to allow for the village offices to function in the new space. Village President Gib Krueger noted that he had received several calls about if the center would still be available for social functions and meetings and he told those that it would be available.

In other action the board approved the rebidding of the “Safe Route To School” plan. During the summer the village had bid the project, but received only bids from two contractors and both were well above cost estimates, and the village rejected those bids. Eric Evenson, representing the engineering firm of MSA informed the board that they would like to rebid the project in January or February and hopefully more contractors that are looking for summer work would bid on the job and prices would be better.

Evenson noted that they would take out a couple of expenses items from the bidding. One was the moving of several fire hydrants, which the village can contract as a separate job and save money, Don Rose, Public Works Director informed the board.

Krueger asked Evenson if they could also bid the Granbakken Way sidewalk at the same time. Evenson asked if that would be cost assessment against property owners and Krueger answered that it probably would be.

During his report, Police Chief Greg Lamkin reported that the department handled 107 calls for service last month with three of them for mutual aid outside of the village. He also informed the board that someone cut off the lock on a storage unit, and noted that he should have over $10,000 left in his budget at year’s end.

Rose reported that the village’s water system had a state inspection recently and he reported that they had not received a written report yet, but were told that there were no major deficiencies, but Rose indicated that there may be a number of minor ones.

Village Clerk/Treasurer Darlene Lee informed the board about notices to customers of the water utility that have not paid their bill and can’t be contacted by phone that required a notice delivered to the property by the village. She thanked the police chief for his assistance in escorting the person from her office to deliver those notices.

The board approved the following as election workers for the next two-year cycle. They are: Betty Garside, Steve Slind and Darlene Booth as Chief Inspectors. Virginia Waller, Carol Schlosser and Kendra Kostman as regular workers and Stu Waller, Joe Pieters, Carol Erickson and Marlene Edlin as alternates.

They also approved operators license to Cassandra Malean and Jennifer LeMire.