Sublette board approves improvements


SUBLETTE — The Village of Sublette approved purchases on Monday night that will increase security, be prepared for winter and sprucing up some things in the village.

The Sublette Village Board held its regular meeting on Monday night in the Ellice Dinges Center. All board members were present.

Under new business, the board approved security cameras for the new maintenance building from Jim Frances Construction in the amount of $1,630. They also approved new security cameras for the Ellice Dinges Center, again from Jim Frances Construction, in the amount of $1,690. The security cameras will be exterior cameras.

The board approved the purchase of two pallets of Triple Melt ice melt plus 37 bags of ice melt from last year from Sublette Farmers Elevator. The board tabled purchasing ice control chips until next month, wanting time to see if it is possible to get a smaller chip size.

The board approved the purchase of 10 chairs for the village board room in the Ellice Dinges Center from Staples in the amount of $699.90. The price included delivery to Sublette.

The board approved a motion to have parking spaces in town striped by Quality Striping for $970.

In other board news:

• Sublette Village Clerk Brenda Vaessen turned in her resignation effective Nov. 30, 2019. Acting Sublette Village Mayor John Stenzel thanked Vaessen for her service to the village. Stenzel said that if anyone is interested in the position of village clerk to contact him.

• Trick or Treating hours were set for 3-5 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 27. 

• New LED lights have been replaced at the Water Plant, and most of the Ellice Dinges Center. Stenzel said on the park lights and the lights uptown, the village might not be able to get the ComEd rebate as they once thought. He said he needed to look into the matter more and will present his findings to the board before moving ahead with the work. He added that the village may only get a discount on the bulbs and it could cost the village quite a bit more.

• Stenzel said members are needed for the village’s planning commission. If anyone is interested in being a part of the planning commission, they are asked to contact Stenzel.

The next Sublette Village Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 11, in the Ellice Dinges Center.

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