Sublette board approves bid, trustee sworn in

Sublette Village Clerk Brenda Vaessen, pictured right, swore in John Stenzel as new Sublette Village Board trustee during Monday nights monthly meeting. Stenzel previously served as Sublette Village President and Sublette Village Trustee. The Sublette Village Board will meet at 7 p.m., on Monday, June 10, in the Ellice Dinges Center. Tonja Greenfield/Amboy News

SUBLETTE — The Sublette Village Board approved two bids during its regular Monday night meeting.

The first bid approved was for the demolition of the old maintenance building. Four bids were opened, with the range of prices from $14,750 to $49,750. The board approved a motion to accept the bid from Ken Otterbach Excavating and Demolition, out of Mendota, for $14,750.

Sublette Village President Michael Vaessen said the bids came in a lot less than he anticipated.

Once the building is demolished, the village will still need to reseed the property.

The second bid approved was for the Chevy 3500 with snow plow. Five bids were opened with prices ranging from $1,601 to $2,050. The board approved a motion to accept the bid of $2,050 from Joseph Blav.

Sublette 365 update

Nick Dinges, of Sublette 365, gave the board an update on the community center and activities planned in Sublette.

Dinges said more than $200,000 has been raised toward the Sublette Community Building project. The next job, which should be completed soon, is making the building handicapped accessible. He added that sound proofing the building will be job the in next phase of the building project.

Dinges said that the Sublette 365 will be sponsoring an outdoor movie night on June 14, July 12 and Aug. 9, at the Sublette Community Building. Bring chairs and blankets to sit under the stars for the movie. Popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase. The first move on June 14 will be “A Dog’s Way Home.” The movie on July 12 will be the live-action film “Dumbo.” On Aug. 9, the move will be “Wonder Park.”

Dinges also said that Pullin in the Park and the Sublette Car Show will be held the weekend of Sept. 7-8.

Instead of Sublette Fest this year, Sublette 365 is planning a new event called Hops and Harmony. This event will feature area breweries and music. The new event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14. Dinges asked the village if they would be the main sponsor at a cost of $5,000. He said organizers are hoping to bring 500-1,000 people into the village for this event.
The next Sublette Village Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m., on Monday, June 10.

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