Black Creek reviews new municipal and police department building

By Linda Titel
Assistant Editor

The Black Creek Village Board met on April 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Guest Steve Jamroz from Blue Design Group showed the board preliminary drawings of the new municipal building and police station on three different sites following the needs study. There were pros and cons on each site, Jamroz answered questions and left the meeting with the board’s agreement to review the drawings and revisit at next month’s meeting.
Resident Steve Schomisch asked the board who would be paying for the new municipal and police building and the answer from the board was the taxpayers, noting that nothing is definite yet. The clerk stated that there will be a referendum for the taxpayers to vote on when the time comes.
Guest Al Lathrop asked the board to approve the August craft show location at Lake Park’s parking lot, since the prior property on State Highway 54 is going up for sale. The board approved the craft show at the new location pending some work be done to resurface or patch the Lake Park parking lot where needed.
The board discussed and approved service lateral bids for 104 Willow Street and 609 North Main Street. The Director of the Department of Public Works Gerry Schuette will get the bids and then the board will review them and pick one to fix the situation.
The board approved the closures of East Birch from Hickory Street to the dead end, and Hickory Street from East Birch to Hycrest Drive for Family Daze on Saturday, June 1, 2019.
The board approved to get bids to patch West Forest Street because of lack of asphalt and soil coming up through the road.
The board approved sending Clerk Barb Schuh to the Clerk’s Institute on July 15 – 19 at a cost of $475 plus mileage.
The board made the motion and approved the hiring of Stacy Shampo for the WWTP (Waste Water Treatment Plant) Operator position.
The board discussed and approved the building and grounds committee’s recommendation to put the Grasshopper mower on Wisconsin Surplus with a minimum reserve of $400 and to purchase a new Kubota lawn mower.
The board approved the committee’s recommendation for placing for sale Parcels 220004500 and 220004400 on State Highway 54.
Schuette gave the board an update on the Vet’s Memorial parking lot. He said the County will begin working on it in the next two weeks.
The next meeting will be May 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center.