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Village contracts for construction services

Nicole Aimone, Editor-in-Chief

  • Plain Village Hall

The Plain Village board approved contracts for development of a housing subdivision and project on Nachreiner Avenue at its Oct. 14 board meeting. 

The board contracted with Strand Associates, an engineering company out of Madison, to review building plans.

Logtown Development will be developing the lots to be ready for housing construction.

According to the contract, the project is projected to be completed by December 2021. 

The village also contracted with Strand Associates to handling the bidding process and inspection for a construction Project on Nachreiner Avenue, which will be constructed concurrently with the housing development. 

“We had a discussion with Strand Associates, they’re going to pigtail this on the Nachreiner project,” said Village President, Raymond Ring. “It will help from the standpoint of having people on site.”

The Nachreiner Avenue project is expected to be completed in December 2021. 

The village board also approved the use of funds for a 2021 Ford F550 snow plowing truck, for $45,169, and the use of funds to purchase a John Deere loader for the public works department, for $74,223. 

“When we bought the loader, the agreement was to always try and turn it in 10 years for resale value, we ended up getting $80,000 for it [the previous loader], and a new loader only cost us like $74,000, so the resale value idea worked out really well,” said John Ruhland, public works director. “We got $44,000 for the plow truck we had, it worked out good with the resale value again.” 

Other actions taken by the council include: 

—Discussion on Halloween Trick or Treating guidelines, which encourages families to follow Center for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 safety guidelines. Trick or Treating hours are 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 31. 

­—Approved a Class “A” liquor license for Plain One Stop. 

­—Financed a sidewalk replacement project on Cherry Street 

—Financed repairs for village’s street sweeper