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Tax increase for Wyanet residents

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 3:29 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 3:34 p.m. CDT

WYANET — The Wyanet Village Board has voted unanimously to approve the 2014 tax levy which includes a 4.99 percent increase over last year.

The board took the action at Tuesday’s meeting in city hall.

The board also discussed the new dump truck with a snowplow which was purchased last month. The board approved several new items for the truck including a back-up camera, snowplow lights and lettering on the side that says “Village of Wyanet”.

Village Police Chief Todd Marquez gave his department’s monthly activity report. He also shared that he received a large donation of dog food, for his canine partner, from IMPACT.

Resident Clarence Rich approached the board with concerns about his sewer. Rich explained he has had repeated problems and he believes the trouble is in the main line and not his personal line. The board will use a camera to check the line for problems and then determine a solution for the problem. The board agreed to pay half of the plumber’s bill for repairs on the sewer line.

Trustee John Swarzcewski presented several bids for a utility truck to replace the village’s current one. The board tabled the matter and will continue to look into other options.

In other news:

• The village will begin accepting bids in February on several of the village’s older vehicles that they have recently replaced including the village dump truck, squad car and blazer. More information can be found on the village’s website.

• The board approved the low bid for the replacement of the basement door on the village hall and for the building of a wall in the water plant. The wall is needed to keep chemicals separated in the plant.

• Trustee Joe Law will begin work on the skating rink as weather permits. The rink will be at the tennis courts again this year.

The next regular meeting of the Wyanet Village Board will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 16 in the village hall.

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