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Lake Linden OKs repair bid

LAKE LINDEN — At its meeting March 19, the Lake Linden Village Council approved a bid from Bill Siler Contracting of $254,860.10 for repair work on Second Street. The work will fix damage to the street incurred in the June 2018 flood.

The amount is within $4,000 to $5,000 of the amount the village is reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the work.

The council also discussed plans to apply for a Department of Natural Resources grant for the marina. The grants would address the problem with docks, which have been undermined due to high water levels.

Dick Supina of Traverse Engineering said the work would consist of raising the docks about six inches and removing the walkway along the shoreline, which will be replaced with riprap.

For this year’s Fourth of July celebrations, the council approved the fire department’s purchase of $12,000 in fireworks and also applied for an alcohol license for the event. The fireworks budget is the same as previous years.

The village will also sell $300,000 bonds for its water meter project. The bond money will pay for construction equipment for the village’s water supply system, also including new roofs on the reservoir building and well house.

With less snowplowing needed this winter and $4,000 more than average in reimbursement this year, the village may be able to do extra paving when crews come in town this summer to work on Second Street, said Clerk Bob Poirier. 

Also approved were plans to move forward with discussions  with a land swap with the Torch Lake Area Sewage Authority, which needs village land to build two more lagoons. Documents will be brought to President Glenn Schuldt to sign at a later date. 

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