Village of Boyceville honors retiring employees
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The Boyceville Village Board paid honor to two retiring village employees at their regular monthly meeting of May 8th.
Honored with a board passed resolution were Virginia (Ginny) Julson who served the Village of Boyceville for 21 years and Rita Traxler who was a village employee for 30 years.
Julson was hired in October 1999 as a library assistant at the public library and in 2001 she was appointed the director of the Boyceville Public Library.
Traxler was appointed in May of 1993 for the position of Municipal Court Clerk and she assumed the additional duties as the police department’s secretary and managed the records and parking citations.
Both Traxler and Julson were recognized by the village board for their commitment, dedication, and service to the Village of Boyceville.
In other action at the meeting, the board heard a short report from Eric Barclay about the work on the Duffy Street Bridge saying that he “hoped to get it done this year.”
Don Rose, head of the Village’s Public Works Department informed the board that his crew would be flushing fire hydrants in the community next week, and after that is done the crew will be flushing the sewer lines.
In his report, Police Chief Greg Lamkin, who voice was softened by an illness, told board members his department handled 83 calls last month, down form April of 2022 which they handled 221 calls. They made four arrests and issued six citations.
He also listed three significant cases they handled in April including conducting a follow up on a case referred in March. An adult suspect was charged after an infant tested positive for methamphetamine exposure.
Investigating a complaint regarding an incident involving underage sexual activity. The case is still under investigation his report stated.
“We have a few drug complaints that are part of other ongoing investigations.
The board approved a new logo design for village use. It pictures a banner with the name Boyceville, Wisconsin over a tree lined sky background and a small creek at the bottom of a triangle shaped logo.
The board declined an offer from the Boyceville Middle School students who are planning a service day where students may offer to help with cleaning and painting project within the village.
The board heard a report about discussion ongoing with Ohly about their sewer use and discharge agreement with the village.
Board member Jonathan Farrell told the board that they need to work out the agreement with Ohly, “but except for the fines, there is not much left to work out,” he told the other members of the board. Rose informed the board “The vast part of the expenses out there are from Ohly.”