Plain, Lone Rock village boards meet for November

The Plain Village Board met on Nov. 11 for its regular monthly board meeting, with minimal actions taken at the 45 minute meeting. 

Actions and discussions by the Plain Village Board include: 

—Discussion on the Library extending rules regarding visitors wearing masks throughout November. Trustee Tracy Brent reported that 1,416 visitors to the library in October, 1,000 of which were during Fermentation Fest. 

—Discussing the finishing of street sweeping, where Public Works Director John Ruhland stated that residents were not allowed to place leaves in the streets to be swept up, as it is against village ordinances. He stated residents that do so could be fined. 

—Clerk Sheila Carver announced that the village saw 492 voters total in the Nov. 3 election, 209 of which were absentee. Carver said poll workers were busy on election day processing ballots, and did not finish until 7 p.m. on election day. 

—Carver stated that she is preparing for a potential presidential election recount. 

—The board heard a second reading and adopted an ordinance to increase sewer rates slightly in 2021. 

—The board discussed the potential sale of the Honey Creek Business Park land in a contract with First Weber. The board voted to give Board President Ray Ring the authority to finalize contract and sale details. 

The board will hold a public budget hearing at 7 p.m. Dec. 2.

The Lone Rock Village board also met on Nov. 10 in its regular Nov. Board meeting. 

Actions and discussions by the Lone Rock Village board include: 

—The board heard from Mark Doyle at Delta 3 Engineering on the finalization of phase two of the water systems improvement projects. The board also votes to pay Ewers Contracting, Inc $80, 693 for the second phase of the project. 

—The board also heard from Doyle with Delta 3 Engineering regarding their professional and technical services for the procurement of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding and Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) funding. The contract for services will be increasing from $18,000 to $30,000. The board accepted the revision in costs unanimously. 

—Accepted two proposals to refinish floors in the community center. The first proposal estimated $1,550 to sand the floor with 120 grit sandpaper to remove and surface damage. The second proposal estimated $850 for a deep cleaning and restoration of the community center lower level carpet. The projects will be completed by Mark’s Cleaning Service in Viroqua.