What’s going on with the Main Street and Flood Recovery Projects?
Updated February 9, 2021
The plans for the Main Street program and the authorization of construction bids were approved at the February Village Board meeting. It is expected that the final paperwork will be completed and bids will open on March 3rd. There will be information in the local papers as well as online or at the Village Office.
For information regarding the Main Street project (January 6th meeting minutes, preliminary plan drawings and an opinion of probable cost - click here.
Previous notes can also be found using that link.
The Economic Flood Recovery Committee completed its work enabled by a planning grant from the EDA.
The 3rd Public Meeting was held on Monday, February 8th. The plan was reviewed, discussed and questions answered by leaders of the project - Vierbichers. A draft copy of the plan is included below. An addition to the draft was information (that will be included in the final plan) regarding a solar field within the village. That work had been done several years ago, but committee members felt it was important to include.
It was emphasized that the entire plan is something that will extend out for years. Completion of the projects will depend on priorities and funding opportunities.
The main points of the document are
1. Floodproofing and redevelopment concepts,
2. Resettlement sites and concept plans,
3. Flood mitigation infrastructure,
4. Other infrastructure projects,
5. An overview of funding strategies and implementation plan.
The PDF file below is the FINAL document. Lots of good information.
Information from previous meetings can be found by clicking here and here.
If you have any further questions about either of these projects, contact Kim Walker at the Village Office - 608-625-4422 or
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the La Farge Village Board will be held on Monday, June 14, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. at the Emergency Services building, located at 201 S. Cherry Street.
All participants, including the public, can join in person or by using Zoom:
Meeting ID: 969 2907 1485 Passcode: NP2qsP
1. Call to order/Roll Call
2. Verification of Meeting Posting/Publishing
3. Approval of previous meetings minutes
5. Public Comment
6. Utility Business
**Regular Utility Business
7. Proposed 2021 Infrastructure Improvements – Main Street Project
a). WDNR Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) Authorized Representative
b). WDNR Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) Reimbursement Resolution
c). Asset Management Plan
d). Safe Drinking Water Loan Application
e). Pay Application #1 – Gerke Excavating, Inc.
8. Update on Grants
9. Any old business:
10. Discussion on potential Dollar General build sites
11. Action on a Picnic license application – La Farge Volunteers for the 4th of July
12. Discussion/Action on renewal of business alcohol licenses
13. Action on new and renewal operator licenses
14. Discussion on Zoom meetings going forward
15. Police report/update
16. Committee reports and updates
17. Approval to pay the Bills
Kimberly Walker, Village Clerk/Treasurer
MAIN STREET PROJECT UPDATE 6-7-2021
Due to internal miscommunication within the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s staff, no construction is planned to take place during the week of June 7th. Construction has been put on hold until the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s staff can review the current traffic control and pedestrian access operations on the Project site.
Construction is anticipated to resume the week of June 14th with the installation of mainline water main. No water outages are anticipated during the week of June 14th. It is also anticipated that the same traffic control and pedestrian access operations that have been implemented since the start of the project will remain.
Lawton Memorial Update (May 8, 2021)
Starting Monday, May 10th browsing by appointment is available at the Lawton Memorial Library! Appointments are for one person or household at a time and will last for 30 minutes. Please call (625-2015) ahead to schedule an appointment as the Library still has limited capacity and certain times are reserved for Library staff to shelf returns and pull requested items. During your 30-minute browsing appointment we are encouraging you to think of the library like a grocery store; during your appointment you are welcome to come inside, select your items, and then check out. Unfortunately, we still won’t have the space available for relaxing and reading inside the Library. A properly worn mask is required during your entire browsing appointment. Even though browsing is now available we are still more than happy to get books and materials for you! The La Farge Library will continue to offer both curbside and inside pick up of holds.
Village of La Farge
105 W Main St.
La Farge, Wisconsin 54639
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30 -4:00
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