Colfax Village Board appoints Margaret Burcham to municipal building elevator committee

By LeAnn R. Ralph

COLFAX  —  The Colfax Village Board has appointed Village Trustee Margaret Burcham to serve on the steering committee dedicated to obtaining funding for the Colfax Municipal Building elevator project.

The village board appointed Burcham at the October 8 meeting.

Mark Johnson, president of the Colfax Commercial Club and a member of the Colfax Municipal Building Restoration Group, spoke to the village board at the September 24 meeting to propose the idea of a steering committee.

The committee is expected to include, in addition to one village board member, representatives for the Colfax Commercial Club, CMBRG, the Colfax Public Library Board and Colfax Public Library Director Lisa Hurlburt.

Cedar Corporation has completed a preliminary set of plans for an addition to the Colfax Municipal Building that would house the elevator and handicapped accessible bathrooms on each floor of the building.

The cost estimate of $700,000 is based on construction taking place in two years and includes the normal inflation that affects all construction projects for each year they are delayed.

The cost estimate also includes remodeling the basement to make it a usable space.

Johnson said the first meeting of the steering committee is expected to take place soon.

In recent years, CMBRG has spent more than $100,000 to upgrade the electrical service to the building and to remodel the auditorium.

Upcoming events at the Colfax Municipal Building include the Halloween Monster Bash II party on October 27 for children sponsored by the Colfax Public Library, CMBRG and the Colfax Commercial Club.

In the evening on October 27, the movie “Goosebumps II: Haunted Halloween” will be shown in the auditorium.

Admission is free to the Halloween Monster Bash II and to the Goosebumps movie.

On Sunday, October 28, Poppa Bear Norton will be performing in the auditorium at 1 p.m., featuring Zak Norton and Colfax native Bronson Bergeson.

For more information on the October events at the auditorium, look for advertisements published elsewhere in this issue of the Colfax Messenger.

Other business

In other business at the October 8 meeting, the Colfax Village Board:

• Approved a bartender operator’s license for Elizabeth Affolter (Kyle’s Market) from October 8 to June 30, 2019.

• Accepted the low bid for Railroad Avenue from Main Street to Pine Street of $22,825 from Oium Asphalt Paving. Construction is most likely to be in 2019.

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