Boyceville moving ahead with police station move

BOYCEVILLE — The Village Board at its regular monthly meeting Monday evening asked Police Chief Greg Lamkin to secure bids to remodel the basement of the former Village Hall into a new home for the police department.

[emember_protected] At the board meeting in March, village trustees viewed a plan created by Lamkin to make the space in the basement under the Library into quarters for the police department. 

During his report to the board, Lamkin reported that his department is working with the school, as the state has made additional funding available for school safety and he noted that they have an increased officer present at the school.

Lamkin also spoke about the “Drug Take Back” program that is scheduled for Saturday, April 28 and noted that a billboard will be placed on Highway 12 in an attempt to let more people know about the program.

Lamkin noted that the officers are taking blood borne pathogens/Narcan training. Narcan is a treatment for a person who has overdosed on opiods.

He also noted about his department assisting with the moving of the Village Hall to its new location in the Community Center. The moving of the office was also a topic by Don Rose, Public Works Director and Village Clerk/Treasurer Darlene Lee. Lee said the move was a “group effort”.

Rose also reported that his department is still monitoring the temperature of the water in the village water mains, but noted that they stopping running the water at the end of March. The running water was to prevent it from freezing in the cold weather.

The board approved an operator’s license to Larinda Hessler. [/emember_protected]