Sublette Village Board hires new maintenance company for repairs, mowing, plowing

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By TONJA GREENFIELD

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SUBLETTE — The Village of Sublette will have a new maintenance company doing repairs, mowing grass and plowing snow.

The village board met for its monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 11, in the Ellice Dinges Center, Sublette Village Trustees Jeff Myers and Julie Kessel were absent.

Sublette Village Trustee MacKenzei Belan said the village received two bids for its three-year maintenance contact. The first was from current contractor Geuther Lawn Service in the amount of $60,000 for the first year with a five percent increase each year after for a three-year contract. The second was from Rick’s Lawn and Property Maintenance in the amount of $40,000 per year for three years. Belan made a motion to accept the bid from Rick’s Lawn and Property Maintenance. Sublette Village Trustee Scott Hanson seconded the motion. The motion was approved 3-0, with Sublette Village Trustee Bob Bulfer abstaining from the vote.

In other board news:

  • Don Dinges reported that the 4-H Club will be hosting a Halloween parade before Trick or Treating hours on Sunday, Oct. 31. The village set the Trick or Treating hours as 5-7 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 31 at the September village meeting.

Dinges also told the board that there are plans in the works to hold a couple holiday events in Sublette. The first called Ghoul’s Night Out on Oct. 21, from 6 – 8 p.m. All are invited to come shop, drink, eat and visit the shops and restaurants of Sublette.

He said the committee is working on plans for the Christmas in the Village event too.

Dinges said he has three leads on businesses that would like to come to Sublette. In addition to that, he is working on getting an antique store to open in the village.

  • Sublette Village President John Stenzel said the village has received its first payment of the American Rescue Plan Act. This provides additional relief to address the continued impact of COVID-19 on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses.
  • The board voted 3-1 to table relisting the vacant lot property on Main Street with Erbes Realty, LLC, until the rest of the board could be present to vote on the matter. Sublette Village Trustee Larry Ellis voted no to the motion to table. Ellis said he thought the property should be taken off the market. Belan said it was brought up in committee that if the village still owned the property, they could use it for holiday events.
  • The board approved a motion to purchase a new high service water pump in the amount of $9,200.

The next Sublette Village Board meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m., in the Ellice Dinges Center.