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
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:
Reconstruction of street and streetscapes
50’ wide streets curb to curb with bike lanes and sidewalks
Decorative concrete behind curb and crosswalks at intersections
Bike racks and street furniture
Decorative street lights
Reconstruction of infrastructure
Replace sewer main, manholes and laterals
Replace water main, hydrants and services
Replace storm sewer
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.
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.
Main Street Planning Project
Gov. Evers Issues Executive Order Declaring Public Health Emergency and Requiring Face Coverings Statewide
Emergency Order Requiring Face Coverings
On July 30, 2020, Governor Evers declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order #1 requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified in the Order. The Order is effective at 12:01 am, August 1, 2020 and expires September 28, 2020 unless there is a subsequent superseding order. Face coverings are required both indoors and outdoors, with social distancing if not with individuals living in your residence. Some exceptions are children under 5 years of age, individuals with disabilities who are not able to wear a mask, or if you are talking with an individual who is hearing impaired. You can find a complete list of exceptions and more information on the Order, as well as a FAQ sheet about the Order by clicking on the PDF files below or by looking on our Village of La Farge Police Department Facebook page.
In the interest of community safety, the Village Board is in support of this Order and encourages all community residents to follow this mandate.
Stay safe and healthy,
Village of La Farge President
Face Mask Covering FAQs
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.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.
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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.
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Village of La Farge
105 W Main St.
La Farge, Wisconsin 54639
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