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Village, town agree to share plowing, mowing work

The Village and Town of Somerset have created an informal agreement. The two municipalities have agreed to share plowing and mowing of specific border roads between the township and the village, said Rob Weldon, Somerset Village public works director.

According to the verbal agreement, the Village of Somerset will plow and salt 180th Avenue and 190th Avenue. In turn, the Town of Somerset will mow ditches on Spring Street, County Road I and County Road C.

Weldon said the agreement is mutually beneficial to the village and the township.

"We were turning around in the middle of 190th Avenue, and instead, now we're just taking it all the way down to the nearest intersection," Weldon said of the village's snow plowing and salting. "No extra work is being created for either municipality."

Weldon said the verbal agreement is part of an effort on the part of the village to cooperate more with the township and with St. Croix County.

Gretta Stark

Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.

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