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Wyanet wants to stay in touch

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 3:19 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 3:56 p.m. CDT

WYANET – The village of Wyanet is looking into ways to stay in touch with residents. 

At its meeting Tuesday night, the Wyanet Village Board discussed a variety of ways it can communicate with village residents. Some possibilities include a web page, a Facebook page and possibly using a text messaging service.

The board’s main concern is their ability to quickly advise residents of important emergency information such as boil orders and general information such as cemetery clean up.

The board would like to remind residents an ATV ordinance was passed last month that will go into effect on Jan. 12. All ATVs, including golf carts, side by sides, two- or three-wheeled or tracked vehicles, must be registered at the village clerk’s office. The fee is $15 per vehicle.

Also, Trustee Tom Odell advised the board 96 percent of village residents chose to opt in with Integrys Energy for their electric aggregation. Odell said they are expecting to save 20 to 25 percent on their energy bills.

In other business:

• The board approved purchasing gravel, not to exceed $7,000, to surface the new parking area by the ball diamond.

• An ice rink was installed in December at the tennis courts. The rink will be up and running as weather permits.

• The Wyanet Boy and Girl Scouts will be building new picnic tables for the park as a project.

• Police Chief Todd Marquez said his department’s radios have been replaced or reprogrammed as needed to comply with new regulations. Marquez also said last month the police department made 13 traffic stops, issued three citations, assisted on three ambulance calls, made one warrant arrest, and utilized the police dog several times in searches.

• The board went into closed session to discuss personnel issues. No action was taken when they returned to open session.

The next meeting of the Wyanet Village Board will be 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Village Hall.

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