Village of Star Prairie welcomes new PostmasterEven though Eva Lubke has been working at the Village of Star Prairie Post Office since Jan. 12, her official installation ceremony as postmaster isn’t until March 14.
By: Gail Winship, New Richmond News
Even though Eva Lubke has been working at the Village of Star Prairie Post Office since Jan. 12, her official installation ceremony as postmaster isn’t until March 14.
Lubke’s sister, Joyce Falkenstein, a purchasing specialist for the U.S. Postal Service, will swear Lubke in as the “official” Star Prairie Postmaster at 2 p.m. March 14 at the Village Community Center.
Lubke’s mother, retired now, also worked for the U.S. Postal Service. She will attend her daughter’s ceremony.
The public is welcome and a reception follows the ceremony.
Lubke transferred to Star Prairie from Stillwater where she was working as an acting postmaster.
“For the last three years I have been working as an officer in charge,” explained Lubke. “It’s a fill-in where needed job so I worked in various locations around the Twin Cities area.”
Lubke said she is happy to have a “home” post office and loves her job in Star Prairie because of the people she works with and the residents.
At Wednesday’s Board meeting, Lubke commented on the issue of a new post office being built in the Village.
“The building has been approved, but it will take some time before it gets built,” Lubke said. “It’s hard to say when it will happen. It depends on what the Post Office Headquarters in Denver decides to do. They may lease or they may build.”
Lubke does have some say in the plans for the new post office, and the Village would have the final approval if it were to be built or leased in the Village.
Lubke said she felt certain the new post office would remain within the Village limits.
In other business:
• The Board approved a resolution approving an All Hazards Mitigation Plan for the Village of Star Prairie. Village Attorney Timothy Scott suggested the Board review the resolution line by line to be sure each item has been addressed and ordinances are in place before specific issues arise.
• The Board approved a resolution establishing building permit fees for the Village of Star Prairie. The fee for sheds less than 144 square feet is $25. The Village building inspector is now Brian Wert Inspection Agency.
• An application for a temporary Class B beer license for the Star Prairie Lions Club beginning April 1 and ending Oct. 21, 2008 was approved by the Board
• The Board approved an operator’s license for Matthew Bottolfson for Fonda’s Bar & Grill.
• Board member Bruce A. Johnson committed to attending a St. Croix Emergency Communication meeting about obtaining a Mass Notification System on Mach 19 at 4 p.m. in Hudson. Several other Board members agreed to attend, if their schedules allowed.
• The April Board meeting date was changed from April 1 to April 8 due to elections.