What’s going on with the Main Street Project?

Below is some information regarding the project. If you have any further questions, contact Kim Walker at the Village Office - 608-625-4422 or

vlglaf@mwt.net.

La Farge Main Street Planning Project

 The Main Street Planning project was sponsored through a CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) public facilities grant. Vierbicher was the company chosen to take us through the process. Community input was received during several meetings. The last 2 meetings were cancelled due to the “stay at home” recommendations with Covid-19.

 The planning project was completed 5/11/2020. The complete plan as submitted by Vierbicher can be found in the PDF file below. It lists priority items that can be done soon as well as ideas for the future.

 Included in the plan is the area of Main Street between Mill and Maple Streets. The area could be extended to Cherry St. if additional grants or TIF funds are available. The recommendations included:

  1. Reconstruction of street and streetscapes

    1. 50’ wide streets curb to curb with bike lanes and sidewalks

    2. Decorative concrete behind curb and crosswalks at intersections

    3. Bike racks and street furniture

    4. Decorative street lights

  2. Reconstruction of infrastructure

    1. Replace sewer main, manholes and laterals

    2. Replace water main, hydrants and services

    3. Replace storm sewer

  3. Assist with relocation of electrical substation

 

La Farge Main Street Improvements Project

This project began on June 25, 2020 with the application for another CDBG public facility grant. The intention is to complete the work that was recommended during the planning phase. The grant is for $1 million. The total project is expected to cost $1.8 million. Additional moneys would be available from TIF funds and the possibility of other grants.

In August, we expect to hear back from CDBG if the grant request has been accepted. Then work begins to request proposals from vendors interested in doing the work, review the proposals, select a vendor, sign contracts, work on timelines and plans, etc., etc.

Expectations are that the project would begin in April of 2021 and be completed by the end of that year.

Vierbicher Main Street Planning Document

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Watch this space for information as it becomes available regarding the EDA (Economic Development Administration) flood recovery grant. The grant is shared among the villages of La Farge, Ontario, Viola and Readstown.  La Farge’s main concern is planning for the relocation of the electrical substation and the possibility of additional facilities/homes. The process is just beginning with a contract signed with Vierbicher as the consultant on June 22, 2020. The Mississippi River Regional Planning Commission will be assisting the villages in the process.  

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Lawton Library News

     Lawton Memorial Library will begin reopening on June 1st with limitations to ensure everyone's safety.  The library will return to it's normal operating hours.   Five people will be allowed in the library at a time to use the computers (for essential needs) or request books, magazines, movies and audio books.  Browsing through the stacks will not be allowed at this time, but library staff will be available to retrieve materials for you.  Masks and social distancing are requested.

     Curbside pickup services will continue.  Call (608-625-2015) or email (lafargepl@wrls.org) to order materials and arrange a time to pick them up from the table outside the Library doors!  Click here for more details regarding the curbside service.

Summer Reading Program

"Imagine Your Story!

There are planned reading challenges for all ages - Kids, Teens and Adults.  Check it out on the La Farge Memorial Library Facebook page or on the website.

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If you would like to contact or make a contribution to the La Farge Food Pantry, you can write to 

La Farge Food Pantry

320 N. Bird St.

La Farge, WI 54639

Thank You

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La Farge Village Hall and Municipal Utility Office

EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MARCH 23rd  

Public access to Village Hall will be restricted.

Village staff will be present within the building during normal business hours (7:30 am – 4:00 pm).  However, no one from the public will be permitted within the building without a prior appointment. For more information regarding village business or payment of utility bills, click here

Click on an Upcoming Event to see the details

Village Information

Village of La Farge
105 W Main St. 
La Farge, Wisconsin 54639
608-625-4422
vlglaf@mwt.net

Office Hours:  Monday through Friday 7:30 -4:00

Ordinance Complaint Form

We appreciate your concerns about the conditions of our village.  Please print out the Ordinance Complaint Form (W icon below), fill it out, submit it to the Village Office and an investigation will be conducted to determine if there are any ordinance violations.

Thanks for your help. 

A copy of the ordinances can be found by clicking here or by looking under the Community Life menu item.

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