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Gays Mills Board approves sale of Vosseteig Funeral Home
GM Village Hall

GAYS MILLS - The Vosseteig Funeral Home was cleared for a sale to a Cashton-based chain of funeral home following the action of the Gays Mills Village Board at their meeting Monday, April 1.

The board approved a resolution authorizing the sale of the funeral home property as required by the Community Development Black Grant, which was used to construct the new building.

Owner Jay Vosseteig told the board that he had made a deal to sell his funeral homes, including the one located at 325 Sunset Ridge Avenue in Gays Mills, to Todd Torkelson, a fourth generation funeral home owner from Cashton.

The board approved the resolution authorizing the sale on 4-0 roll call vote.

Vosseteig told the board that he would still be involved with the funeral home going forward, but would be working as an employee rather than the owner.

Earlier in the meeting during Brad Niemcek’s report, the board learned that work was needed to complete improvements on the Stump Dodger Trail to meet a deadline for an $8,000 grant from the AARP.

The work to be completed by April 15 involved cleanup, planting and fencing work on a north spur of the trail that is north of the county lot. Work parties were planned for April 13 and 27 and it was hoped the AARP Grant could be extended if necessary until the work was finished.

Rebecca Eby told the board that the Friends of Gays Mills Pool had scheduled a meeting for Thursday, April 4. She also noted the group had already raised $2,000. The Friends of the Gays Mills Pool hopes to raise $100,000 for needed repairs and updates at the pool.

Toward the end of the meeting, village president Harry Heisz  expressed his appreciation to Krista Eitsert for her two years of service on the board.

“It was a good learning experience,” Eitsert said in response.

In other business, the Gays Mills Village Board:

• learned from Brad Niemcek that the Kickapoo Culinary Center, a village-owned shared-use kitchen, had a slow first quarter that equaled the first quarter of 2012 and lost $29 

• learned that the March Gays Mills Community Dinner and Movie was attended by 175 to 200 people and more than 800 pancakes were served

• passed a resolution adopting the Crawford County All Hazards Mitigation Plan 2018-2022

• approved creating a swimming pool checking account to be used for receiving donations

• approved sending an assessors plat project out for bids

• approved minor changes and updates to the Gays Mills Volunteer Fire Department Bylaws

• received an update on the progress and concerns with the TID Trail along Highway 131 designed to link the industrial park area to the Marketplace and Gays Mills Community Commerce Center

• approved a Temporary Class B Liquor License for the Gays Mills Sportsman Club for May 4 at the Community Commerce Center