Withee Village Board approves street work

By Cindy Cardinal
Posted 5/22/24

The Withee Village Board held two short meetings before their regular meeting on Monday, May 13.

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Withee Village Board approves street work


Withee Village Hall.
Withee Village Hall.

The Withee Village Board held two short meetings before their regular meeting on Monday, May 13. The organizational meeting led to only a couple of changes. Randy Shelton is now the President Pro Tem. Sue Kalepp will replace Heather Mueller on the O-W Police Committee and Bill Kroeplin will replace Sue Kalepp on the Library Board. Heather Mueller will be the representative for Clark County Economic Development.

A short Board of Review meeting was also held. The meeting was adjourned to August 7 to allow time for the village’s revaluation to be completed by the assessor. It was also noted that due to the revaluation all the board members should attend Board of Review training.

Before payment of bills was approved, Clerk Ellen Niemi noted that the price of the new printer/copier was slightly higher than planned due to the addition of surge protection by EO Johnson.

Under Community Input, Mary Rosiejka asked about a yearly clean-up and when that needs to be done, citing a property that needs some work. Nora Keller said an ordinance was needed to keep bicycles off the road so someone doesn’t get hurt.

Sue Kalepp reported that the Library is getting ready for Withee Days.

The quote from Visu-Sewer to line the pipes on Eastwood Street was $25,885. DPW Derek Schad noted that Owen also will be doing a project and Visu-Sewer was willing to split their mobilization cost between the two municipalities which he thought would save the village about $800.

The board approved the resolution for the CMAR Report (Compliance Maintenance Annual Report).

DPW Schad also got quotes for a mower. The quote from Lube Suppliers Store in Stanley was approved in the amount of $5,250.75 after the trade-in of the old mower. Schad said a lot of places are now trading their mowers annually, giving them a new mower under warranty and a higher trade-in value on their used mower. This could be discussed further at budget time. Clerk Niemi said there was money in savings for the mower.

The bid from American Asphalt to do the blacktop on two streets was approved in the amount of $65,436.01. DPW Schad is planning on doing Pine Street from County X to the railroad tracks and Clover Street from County T to where it turns to gravel. He is also planning on changing some culverts. American Asphalt will also do the patchwork on Eastwood Street when they are here. The village had budgeted $25,000 and have $75,000 in savings to cover the cost. Schad also mentioned that the county is planning on doing some work on Division Street sometime in the next couple of years and the village will need to pay for their portion of the street plus new curb and gutter.

The Traffic Calming Grant purchases were discussed. Schad purchased two speed limit signs for $6,900. The other signs are $1,400 each and two would be needed because it is a county road. They would also have to add another sign before those. The stencils for the crosswalks would come out of the village budget. Purchasing the grant items and the crosswalk stencils was approved.