A short agenda made for a quick Soldiers Grove Village Board meeting last Thursday night.
Director of Public Works Brian Copus explained the damage and repairs to the village’s recently purchased dump truck. A cylinder, which raises the bed, came loose because the company, which sold the village the truck, had not properly attached it.
The village hired Roger Olson to properly weld the cylinder re-attaching it to the truck. The cost of $400 will be covered by Madison Truck, the company that sold the village the truck, according to Copus.
Copus reported that he was satisfied that the truck is properly repaired by the weld.
The board tabled a request from the Driftless Art Festival to upgrade electrical service in the park to accommodate food vendors at the annual event.
“We can’t spend $20,000 to do that,” village trustee Gary Nelson said.
Nelson moved to table the proposal and the board approved tabling it.
“We can’t afford it,” village trustee Shayne Chapman said.
“There has got to be a cheaper way,” village trustee Vicki Campbell added.
The village will look into allowing the festival to use generators owned by the village and the fire department to supply more electrical power to the food vendors.
The meeting ended with a drawing of names to create an order on the ballot for the three incumbent trustees who will run unopposed for their positions in the spring election. The order is 1.) Jim Helgerson 2.) Shayne Chapman 3.) Roy Davidson.