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Crivitz Public Works to Replace Village Hall Lighting
Crivitz-The Crivitz's Public Works Committee approved replacing three lights outside the Village Hall with LED lighting at its meeting on Thursday, Sept. 7.
Members noted the light on the east door of the building needs to be replaced, as well as the light on the American flag outside. A third light will make the switch to LED as well, with the total cost to replace all three lights estimated at $688. The committee approved a contract not to exceed $1,000 with J&T Electric and Supply, Inc. in Crivitz to complete the project.
The Public Works Committee also approved a request from Crivitz Rescue Squad to pave their gravel driveway. They also reiterated to Public Works Director Glen Franzen that they want to see curb and crosswalk painting done immediately after the streets are swept in the spring, rather than wait until later in the summer to do it. Franzen also reported the signs for the parade route are deteriorating in quality and that it would cost $1,550 to replace them all. He noted that another option would be to have them re-painted by Department of Public Works employees as a winter project, which the committee ultimately chose to do.
In the Utilities Committee meeting held immediately after, members discussed the possibility of switching from a paper to a digital format for their water and sewer geographic information system (GIS) mapping. Franzen previously got prices for the project from Bay Lakes Regional Planning Commission in Green Bay ($3,100 for the water system only) and Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. in Waukesha ($6,500 for both water and sewer systems). Franzen stated he preferred the Ruekert & Mielke bid because it was more comprehensive and in line with what they wanted to do, but noted that these were old prices and he would have to get new ones. The committee agreed with the need for a switch to digital and gave Franzen the okay to continue pursuing the matter.
Another item dealt with the possibility of replacing Utilities Director Rudi Jensen's old desktop computer. However, the committee elected to instead get him a docking station for a laptop that he was already in line to get, which would be less costly and prevent Jensen from needing to transfer information between the desktop and the laptop.
During discussion of the 2018 water fund budget, the committee raised the possibility of a small water rate increase next year and will revisit the matter at a future meeting.