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Sets Public Information Meeting
The Boyceville Village Board approved a couple of items in regards to the upcoming construction work on rebuilding the Main Street of the community.
Eric Evenson of MSA Engineering out of Rice Lake appeared before the board at their regular monthly meeting Monday evening to address several things about the project and get the board’s approval on those items. He presented several options on the street lighting fixtures for the board to look over and make a decision on the street lighting.
He also asked the board to choose a color of concrete that will be used between the sidewalk and the street noting that this area is where the new street lights and poles will be installed.
The board also set a date for the public to get information about the project and that will be held on January 9th.
Evenson also presented the Board with two drawings of the proposed Charlotte Street extension. The proposed extension of the street will be from the intersection of Charlotte and Highway 79 near the Village Hall and east and around the back of the Cenex Convenient Store and on to Range Road.
This extension will allow access to the proposed new fire station which is being planned to be build just to the east of the Cenex Station. Part of the planned route of the street will require the village to obtain a small area of land from the Cenex property, which abuts airport property, and in exchange the village will deed back to Cenex a small parcel of village owned land just to the southeast of the station.
Ask That Alley To Be Realigned
Terra and Eric Engeman appeared before the Village Board to request that a village alley to be realigned to allow them to construct a business. They informed the board that they would like to purchase the Frieburg property at the northwest corner of Main Street and East Street. They said they would remove the present structure that is there now and replace it with a new one to house a fitness center.
But, the alley that goes east and west through that block has a curve in it as it enters the property from the west. The Engemans would like to take about 25 feet from the lot on the north side of the alley and attached it to the lot on the south side of the alley to allow more room for the new construction. It was learned that lots on both side of the alley were part of the Frieburg Farm Equipment business. By moving land from one side to the other will remove the curve in the alley and require a new access in the curb at East Street.
In Police Chief Greg Lamkin’s report to the board, he informed them that…“We’ve continued our frequent and random foot patrols of the schools and sporting events. We’ve also responded to a few incidents at the school and arrested one student for Disorderly Conduct.” Lamkin noted that the student was taken to the county jail.
His report noted that the department had 108 calls last month and that they participated in the “Shop with a Cop Program again. He also noted that a fourth crossing guard was put in place at the intersection of Railroad and Center Streets. “At the start of the school year, we started working with the school to warn students to not cross the railroad tracks illegally. We initially stopped and warned students but have had to cite two students recently,” Lamkin’s report stated.
In his report to the board, Public Works Director Don Rose noted that they had repaired a water leak on Second Street and he noted that a valve there had been damaged during the winter freeze of 2013. He also informed the board that the roof at the lift station was leaking and was repaired temporarily until spring.
A report from board member Jonathan Farrell indicated that during the present year the Village office and the public works department has been running short handed and he moved to give the Village Clerk/Treasurer and Public Works Director a bonus for the extra work they did. His motion of $1,500 to the Clerk/Treasurer, and $750 to the Public Works Director was approved by the board.