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Village Board approves $24,000 bid to replace community center roof

At its Wednesday, June 4, meeting, the Star Prairie Village Board approved an estimate for $24,000 presented by President Greg Gibson to replace the roof on the community center.

“We have been battling leaks here for how many years, Patsy? We’ve had it patched in the past. We want to get it done as soon as we can because there is a leak up there,” Gibson said.

According to Village Clerk Patsy Johnson, the village has $12,000 available in the LGIP Fund for hall improvement, $5,000 allotted in the 2014 budget and another $11,248 in the Building Fund which would be enough to cover the cost of the roof.

Gibson said he would talk to a representative of the Free and Accepted Masons Lodge, the other tenant in the community center, to see if it would be willing to provide some money toward the project as well.

Still at issue are the two air conditioning units on the roof, which would have to be moved before the roof could be replaced. Both units are more than 20 years old, and it is likely more costs will be incurred to replace those units.

Other business

• The board agreed to trade a sign advertising Countryside Plumbing & Heating at the Ballpark for the next nine years in exchange for credit for invoices totaling $1,842.69 resulting from last winter’s work on frozen water lines.

• In a related matter, the board agreed to pay invoices from Countryside Plumbing & Heating totaling $470.89 on behalf of Bethany Lutheran Church resulting from frozen water mains this past winter.

• The board approved Stevens Engineers’ Angela Popenhagen filling out the application to have the Wisconsin Department of Transportation mark four-way pedestrian crosswalks at the intersection of Highway 65 and Bridge Avenue as part of its Highway 65 renovation project scheduled for 2015.

• The board approved a bid for $999 from Town Web Design LLC to build and maintain a new website for the Village of Star Prairie.

• The board approved the 2013 Compliance Maintenance Annual Report and Compliance Maintenance Resolution 2014-03 for the wastewater treatment facility. City Maintenance Operator Brody Larson cautioned the board that a review of sewer rates might be in order because they have not been reviewed since 2007.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the board will take place starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the Community Center.