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Meetings & Minutes

Ladd Village Board

LADD — The Ladd Village Board conducted the following business at its September meetings:

• Heard the property lines on the Colby Flanagan property have been staked. Although the village has no utilities in the easement, the cable and telephone companies do. They will be contacted to sign off prior to vacating the easement.

• Heard the sewer project at the Casey’s Store has been completed and they have been connected to the village sewer system.

• Passed an ordinance prohibiting the sale and use of fireworks and explosive devices.

• Reviewed quotes for the replacement of the Ladd Community Center roof and tabled a decision until next spring.

• Reviewed proposals for fall protection at War Memorial Park. The Ladd Men’s Club has made a $3,500 donation toward the project. Club members will be asked if they would be willing to assist with the installation.

• Concurred with the Plan Commission’s recommendation to approve a variance request from William and Susan Cattani for a reduction in side and front yard setbacks for the construction of a building at 218 E. Chestnut St.

• Accepted Electric Pump’s proposal of $452.50 for the installation of a new pump, the removal of the existing pump and transportation back to their shop for a repair estimate.

• Heard William Moore address the board on the replacement of a driveway approach at 210 S. Hennepin St. following the installation of a storm drain.

• Accepted a proposal of $7,938 from JW Ossola to install a 4 foot manhole at 210 S. Hennepin St.

• Approved the replacement of 160 feet of sidewalk at 134 N. Bureau Ave. and 150 feet of sidewalk at 220 N. Chicago Ave.

• Heard of a recurring sinkhole along the parking lot at Ladd Grade School and accepted a $2,878 proposal from John Pohar & Sons to install a 15-inch tee on the existing storm sewer.

• Allocated up to $47,000 for a new 2018 Ford pickup truck with a utility box and snow plow for the street department.

• Purchased a used street sweeper from the city of Spring Valley for $500.

• Heard from Chief Gaefcke on issues with the old 2-prong electric outlets in the village hall. The board directed the clerk to obtain pricing for the installation of some new outlets in the village hall.

• Set Trick-or-Treat hours for 5 to 7 p.m. on Halloween — Tuesday, Oct. 31.

• Approved the treasurer’s report and accepted the police department’s activity report for August.

• Approved the payment of bills in the amount of $184,829.80.

The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the village hall.

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