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Water tower service agreement OK'd, tractor to be replaced: Hammond Village Board

After approving a short list of consent agenda items, the Hammond Village Board approved a series of agenda items, including the purchase of a replacement tractor, a service agreement for the south water tower and flowers for Davis Street.

The first item approved by the board was the service agreement for the south water tower with Corrpro, which it done annually. The only change to the agreement was the removal of the language regarding liability, which will be handled by village attorney Tim Scott.

The second item approved during the meeting was a proposal for the replacement of the JD Tractor with broom and mower. The board approved the purchase of a new Kabota tractor with a belly mower and broom by a unanimous vote.

The next item approved by the board was a quote for flowers that will be placed on Davis Street. The board unanimously approved the quote for $702. The board also approved the budget amendments to the police department budget during the meeting.

The final approval of the night came from item 7G on the board's agenda, which saw the creation of a committee to work on a solution to cover SBR at the wastewater treatment plant. The board approved the formation of the committee to consist of Lynn Pabst, Chuck Fedie, Rich Cronk and Andy Jensen.

One of the other agenda items discussed during the meeting was the refinancing of the 2007 and 2008 bonds. The board said they will look at the refinancing in more depth at its second meeting in February.

The final item discussed at the meeting was the fire inspection report for the library building. The board discussed the issues and requested that Rich Cronk get proposals from electricians to fix all the issues at the library.

Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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