CALUMET - Summer is a busy time in the village of Calumet, and members of the board of trustees took action at their regular meeting Tuesday regarding some of the upcoming events.
Tom Tikkanen, executive director of Main Street Calumet, asked the board if Fifth Street could be closed 8 to 11 a.m. June 30 for the PastyFest parade as well as barricade its side streets.
Tikkanen said another annual event coming to Calumet is the 55th International Frisbee Tournament. The event will take place at Agassiz Field in Calumet July 8 and 9.
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The village of Calumet Board of Trustees at its meeting Tuesday approved the closing of Fifth Street for the PastyFest and Heritage Celebration parades in June and August, respectively.
Having the tournament in Calumet is historically significant, Tikkanen said.
"This is the birthplace of Guts Frisbee," he said.
The tournament has many local sponsors from Copper Harbor to Houghton, Tikkanen said, and teams come from all over the world.
"It's a lot of money coming to your village," he said.
The Elks club will be conducting a party from 5:30 p.m. to midnight July 7, Tikkanen said.
Tikkanen asked if Fifth Street could be closed Aug. 18 and side streets barricaded for the Heritage Celebration parade, which takes place at 11 a.m., also.
Board members approved closing Fifth Street for the PastyFest and the Heritage Celebration parade for the times and dates Tikkanen indicated.
Also at the meeting was village engineer Eric Waara, who told board members repairs to the exterior of east wall of the Calumet Theatre may be done this construction season if the theatre board has enough matching funds to cover the cost of the work.
Waara said the wall needs some tuck pointing and sheet metal work to block the water leaks.
"That's about the only place it's getting in," he said.
Waara said he received two bids for repairing potholes on Fifth Street. The high bid was $4,200 and the low bid was $1,089 from Kalcich Contracting of Calumet, which the board members approved.
Board members also approved $800 for centerline striping of Fourth and Sixth streets, and up to $700 for a paint striper machine to do parking space lines in the village.
Also approved was the placement of Mike Campioni on the Downtown Development Authority board.