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VILLAGE MEETING

  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the La Farge Village Board will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the Emergency Services building, located at 201 S. Cherry Street.          

           

AGENDA:  

  1).  Call to order/Roll Call   

  2).  Verification of Meeting Posting/Publishing

  3).  Approval of previous meetings minutes

  4).  Correspondence

  5).  Public Comment

     

                     UTILITY BUSINESS:

  1).  Greg Gundersen, MSA, to discuss chemical feed upgrade and final compliance

         plan, with possible action on MSA agreement;

  2).  Action on Second Amendment to Renewable Energy Attributes Purchase Agreement;

  3).  Possible action for approval on getting additional software for email billing and

        electronic bill pay;      

4).  Regular Utility Business;

    

  OLD BUSINESS:  

1).  Discussion and possible action on Solar project agreement;  

  

  NEW BUSINESS:

1).  Discussion on upcoming La Farge/FEMA community meetings;

2).  Action on bidding out the mowing/trimming of Chapel Hill Cemetery;   

   3).  Action on operator license applications;

   4).  Police report/update;     

5).  Committee reports and updates;

 6).  Approval to Pay the Bills;   

 7).  Adjourn.

 

 Kimberly Walker, Village Clerk/Treasurer

             Posted 3/08/2019  

 

 Meeting Briefs 

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 Village of La Farge Board Meeting Briefs

*March 11, 2019, President Greg Lawton called the regular meeting of the Village Board to order at 6:31 p.m. Roll call was taken with all board members present: Lawton, Frank Quinn, Aaron Appleman, Cheryl Purvis, Reggie Nelson, Delores Sandmire, and Terry Jensen.  

*Verification of meeting publishing and posting was given.    

*Jensen moved, Sandmire seconded to approve the previous meetings minutes. (Carried).  

*No Correspondence.     

*No Public Comments.  

*Utility business: Greg Gundersen, with MSA, was present on the phosphorus issue. We got a variance, which is a fee in lieu of compliance option for the next 5 years. MSA has more final work to finish, and their fee is $12,300. Quinn moved, Purvis seconded to approve the chemical feed upgrade and final compliance plan with MSA. (Carried).    

**A “Second Amendment to Renewable Energy Attributes Purchase Agreement” was reviewed. This was set up with the Cashton Green Wind Farm on a flexible rate. Now it’s changed to a fixed rate and will save us an FCC charge of 5%. Purvis moved, Jensen seconded to approve the agreement. (Carried).    

*Agenda item on additional software for email billing and electronic bill needs more information, so Quinn moved, Jensen seconded to table this approval item. (Carried).

*PWM Wayne Haugrud reviewed some regular utility business:   

*Old business: The Renewable Energy Services Agency Solar Agreement was just received from the attorney. President Lawton suggested this be tabled so everyone has a chance to review it. If the project is to start later in March, the board won’t hold them up and can hold a special meeting if need be. Sandmire moved, Quinn seconded to table the action on the Solar Agreement. (Carried).  

*Becky Comeau said they’re looking at solar projects for the EMS building and the school.    

*Area reps met recently at a couple meetings with FEMA. From this, Trustee Purvis is putting together 2 community meetings, on March 16th and March 20th. The public is invited to express their concerns, ideas, and questions on flood issues.   

*Appleman moved, Purvis seconded to advertise for bids for the mowing and trimming of Chapel Hill Cemetery. (Carried). Bids are due April 4th.  

*Jensen moved, Sandmire seconded to approve an operator license for LeeAnne Ewing. (Carried).

*Police report: Police Chief Brown gave a brief update.     

*Reviewed committee reports.     

*Quinn moved, Jensen seconded to approve payment of the bills. (Carried).

*Jensen moved, Appleman seconded to adjourn. (Carried). Adjourned at 7:02 p.m.

 Kimberly Walker, Village Clerk/Treasurer