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Granton Village President Signs Raze Order

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 -- 10:00 AM

The Granton Village President signed a raze order for a building in the Village at their recent meeting.

According to the unofficial minutes from the meeting, the President signed the Raze Orders for 207 Oak St. Clerk will send Raze with signature required so they have confirmation the orders were received.

The Board also reviewed and approved the final Budget numbers and approved the 2022 election workers. Sheryl Young will be the Chief Inspector. The 2022 election workers are Dawn Dahlke, Chris Dahlke, Margaret Fisher, Caroline Helm and Bev Lavey.

The Board also heard a Fall Fest Update. There are 2 associations that promote horse pulls. Gravel space for horse pulls is needed and the Village President believes there is a space by the track that would work. The estimated cost is $650. The Village approved to sponsor this event if there is enough interest to run this event. The Village budgeted $1500 for Fall Fest so the $650 will be allocated from this fund. The Fall Fest Band is South Bound.

The Board also discussed a donation for Farm Technology Days. Farm Technology Days will be held in Clark County this year. The Farm Technology Committee is looking for donors to sponsor personalized benches that will be on display throughout the event. At the end of the event you get to keep your bench. The cost is $300 and the Board approved the purchase.

Also, Clark County is working with the West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission to create an outdoor recreational plan. Outdoor recreation plans that meet DNR guidelines must be adopted every 5 years as a prerequisite for Federal Grants and the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship programs.

The County is covering the majority of the plan costs. Municipalities are invited to participate for $500. The board discussed the interest in updating playground equipment, replacing the dock and the repair of the pond dam. The board also discussed the size limit of the Village and that an outdoor plan might be excessive in a 1 mile long Village. No action was taken.

The Board also heard the President’s Update. He attended the Mayors meeting in Curtis and drug enforcement for the County had a presentation. The Board also heard the Library Update. 12 to 15 applications were processed and 3 people were interviewed. They picked the best candidate and the Clerk ran through guidelines and paperwork and the candidate passed the school background check. She started December 10th.

The Board also heard the Water and Waste Water Report. The water main leak on Granton Road, the day before Thanksgiving, was repaired. They were scheduled to test out on Basic Waste and Basic Disinfection on December 9th. The man holes were cleaned out, put up Christmas lights, attended Clark County MISUP meeting, and the Village was awarded $7500 dollars for East 3rd Street. They also removed a dead deer on Granton Road and investigated a complaint regarding sewer backup at Buck Strey’s.

The Board also heard the Clerk’s Update. She sent a signed letter of engagement to auditor Hawkins Ash, set the levy, completed assessments, and forwarded to the County. She completed Mill Rate and Statement of assessments, picked up and mailed property taxes, and received a building permit application from 410 hill for a solar system. She also took all election workers to the election training in Neillsville. All are now certified. She completed garbage and recycling analysis. Scott Bolstad, from Senator Ron Johnson’s office, was at the hall to answer any questions on Monday Dec 13th from noon to 1pm.

The Board also heard the Treasurer’s Report. The Deposit and Expense report was presented. Bank Statements are not yet available, but the Checking balance is 2$70,653.40, after shared revenue, the Money Market Reserve balance is $542,241.39, the Cemetery CD is $16,927.29, the CDBG balance is $32,220.91, and the Library balance is $30,321.26. Federal, Stateand WRS payments have been made.

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