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Hammond Village Board trustees revisited the IT discussion at their meeting Monday night, June 11, this time producing a different outcome. After reviewing proposals from Wipfli and LockNet, trustees approved a proposal from Computer Integration Technologies, Inc. (CIT) to provide IT services to the Village. Approval is contingent on a review of the contract language by village attorney Tim Scott.
A fire broke out Sunday morning, June 10, 2018, at 244 192nd St. in the Town of Alden, Polk County. The property, owned by David and Barb Grevich, was distinctive for the home fashioned out of a steel silo. Personnel and equipment from New Richmond Fire & Rescue and Allied Emergency Services (formerly DOG Fire) were the first to arrive on the scene. Somerset and Deer Park also provided equipment.
Monday, May 14, New Richmond City Council members supported an effort by Police Chief Craig Yehlik to adopt an ordinance to address the illegal possession and use of cannabidiol (CBD) oils derived from marijuana. Yehlik noted an increase in the sale and use of the oil, particularly in vaping. "We're starting to see more of the CBD oils coming out with all these vaping type apparatuses, the E-cigs. They're using these marijuana-based oils in them to, in essence, vap. This is prevalent here in the City of New Richmond. We're trying to keep a handle on the sales but we're also trying to keep a handle on the use," said Yehlik.
Last November, the Leadership Training Initiative (LTI) graduated its ninth class adding to its more than 150 graduate leaders working in the New Richmond vicinity. LTI is one of the long-term investments contributing to the betterment of the community's future by the New Richmond Area Community Foundation.
It appears that $16,398.75 worth of Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP) funds initially secured for reconstructive work on Utgaard Street in 2015 have been redirected for use on reconstruction of a short section (331 feet) of Main Street north from the stop sign on Highway 65 in Star Prairie. Stevens Engineer Angela Popenhagen explained to trustees at the village board meeting Wednesday, May 2, that the scope of work on that particular section of Main Street originally estimated at $90,000 will be scaled back to an estimated cost of $36,500.