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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. 

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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

vlglaf@mwt.net.

MAIN STREET PROJECT UPDATE  4-22-2021

Traffic Control:

  • Traffic control is being installed this week/early next week.

    • Traffic control will be placed to shift traffic to the north side of the highway to allow for 2-way traffic from Mill Street to State Street.

    • West of Mill Street and east of State Street will not have traffic shifted.

    • No parking permitted on Main Street from Mill Street to State Street beginning next Monday (4-26-2021).

    • S. Mill Street and Gold Street will be closed to thru traffic.

    • There is potential for flagging operations at the intersections of Mill Street, Gold Street, and Silver Street to complete certain work items.

 

Contractor’s Schedule:

  • Plan to begin construction next Wednesday (4-28-2021).

    • Phase 1 construction will be from the Kickapoo River to Silver Street.

    • Contractor plans to start with the replacement of sanitary sewer at the Mill Street intersection and work east.

    • No scheduled water outages are planned within the next two weeks.

 

Pedestrian Access:

  • Sidewalk access will be maintained from Mill Street to Maple Street.

  • Crosswalk access at the Mill Street and Gold Street intersections may be limited during certain work operations.  However, if access on the south side is interrupted, access will be available on the north side and vice versa.

 

Survey:

  • Delta 3 Engineering will be on site tomorrow (Friday 4-23-2021) to stake out offsets for the proposed utility construction from Mill Street to Silver Street. 

  • Please do not mow over or disturb these markers.

 

NOTICE OF JOB OPENING

The Village of La Farge is accepting applications for the position of

Street Supervisor. Experience is desirable but will offer training. One

year probationary period. Application and job description available

at the Village Clerk’s office or below PDF link, 105 W. Main Street, La Farge, WI.

Applications must be

submitted by 4:00 p.m., April 30, 2021.

The Village of La Farge is an equal opportunity employer.

           Kimberly Walker, Village Clerk/Treasurer

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Lawton Memorial Update (March 27, 2021)

    Phase 2 of the reopening procedure began on April 5th, 2021.  You will be able to pick up materials on hold at the desk inside the library. Computers are still by appointment.  Browsing the stacks will not be allowed yet.  There is a limit of 5 patrons in the library at a time.  

    Curbside service will also continue so if you prefer, please call (608-625-2015) or email (lafargepl@wrlsweb.org) with your book, movie, magazines, and audiobook request and arrange a time to pick them up from the table outside the Library doors!

    Do you need tax forms? You can call (608-625-2015) or email (lafargepl@wrlsweb.org) the library to request tax forms and then get them contact free using curbside pickup!

   Story Time videos are being shared each Tuesday! Check them out under the ‘Story Time’ tab at the top of the Library web site. 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 he conditions of our village.  Please print out the Ordinance Complaint Form (w icon below), fill it out, and submit it to the village office.  An investigation will be conducted to determine if there are any ordinance violations. Thank you 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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