Black Creek village board approves rural fire water tank

By Linda Titel
Assistant Editor

The Black Creek Village board met on Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m.
The rural fire Committee gave an update and asked the board to approve the purchase of a steel water tank that can be transported from vehicle to vehicle.
The $11,000 for the tank is already in the fire department’s budget for the year, they would just like to move the money from the external turn-out gear to the tank purchase. The board approved the movement of funds for the tank purchase.
Guest speaker Steve Jamroz from Blue Design Group of Hortonville gave his proposal and estimate for the needs study for the new municipal and police station.
The board approved the committee’s recommendation for placing an ad for a Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) Operator. The current operator is retiring this summer.
In buildings and grounds: The board discussed and denied purchasing more recycling bins. Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Gerry Schuette said they have some available for replacements.
The board approved the committee’s recommendation to have Attorney Robert Sweeney to draft an Assignment of Option to Purchase parcel 220071400, located on Railroad Street.
The Black Creek Village would like to purchase the land for possible parking or a parking lot in the future. The railroad currently owns the land.
The board approved moving forward with a bike repair station and water station at the Newton Blackmour Trail/Veteran’s Memorial Park area as far as the awarded Greenway Grant Fund will go.
In ordinance: The board discussed and approved to send the invoices from Werner Pest Control to the property owner.
After some discussion it was found that the pest was eliminated and only found in that residence.
The board was given an update by Schuette on the Notice of Noncompliance for Black Creek on the Mobile Home Park LLC. The notice expires on Feb. 16, 2019.
In Correspondence: Jack and Carolin Grunwaldt thanked the village for fixing the light by the ice skating rink.
The next meeting will be Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center.