L'ANSE - Larger boats can be moored in Keweenaw Bay just off the L'Anse shoreline thanks to two new buoys purchased by the L'Anse Downtown Development Authority.
The DDA's purchase was announced at the L'Anse village council's regular meeting Monday night, Village Manager Bob LaFave said in an interview this morning.
"They're out in the bay now. One is off the L'Anse Waterfront Park and another is across from the VFW and the American Legion," LaFave said. "Larger boats can come into the area, and (the buoys) are free to use."
The council also reappointed Willie Ross and Rik Moilanen to four-year terms on the DDA.
In other news, the council:
approved council committee appointments, which are the same as last year. The finance committee includes council members Jim Hulkonen, Leann Davis and John VanDusen, with Ron Ervast as the alternate. The labor committee includes Ervast, Hulkonen and Davis, with VanDusen as alternate; fire/police includes Jason Van Straten, village president Cheryl Dingeldey and Hulkonen, with Chris Miller as alternate; street/utilities includes Davis, Miller, VanDusen and alternate Van Straten; and recreation and resource management includes Miller, Van Straten, Dingeldey and alternate Ervast.
heard from L'Anse Fire Chief Mike Bianco a village fire truck is being worked on in Wisconsin. The Baraga Fire Department will fill in if needed.
heard from Water and Wastewater Superintendent Greg Fish there has been a 20 percent reduction in sewer flows due to the new sewer system installed last year, per a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality report filed for licensing on the wastewater plant.
heard from Department of Public Works Director Scott Lloyd new water meters are being installed in the village.
heard burials can begin again at the cemetery since the ground is unfrozen.
thanked the four seasons committee, volunteers and the DDA for putting on an Easter egg hunt in the village on Saturday.