Village of North Fond du Lac

News & Notes Fall 2017

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From the Administrator

Fall – 2017

 It has been a great summer but I am ready for the next season. Fall is always a good segue into winter with all the fall colors, cool nights, and cleaning up the gardens and digging out the bulbs in anticipation for next year. 

Some final updates on the 2017 projects.

  • You may have noticed that there hasn’t been any progress on the reconstruction of the north end of Minnesota Ave. We discovered a grant that would fund 80% of the project. This was too great an opportunity to pass up so it was decided to wait until the grant was available in 2023-2024. In the meantime, the board approved resurfacing the north end of Minnesota Ave. to improve the surface until the grant is available.
  • The reconstruction of the south end of Indiana Ave. is almost complete. I hope it hasn’t been too much of an inconvenience for the residents trying to dump off branches and grass clippings. The road itself will be worked on the week of October 23rd and will be gravel for the winter. Next spring it will be paved after letting it settle over the winter.
  • Several streets will also be repaved starting the week of October 23rd. There is around $100,000 budgeted every year for street paving. Our Director of Planning & Engineering evaluates the condition of all the streets to determine the ones most in need that the budgeted funds can cover.
  • The Village pool attendance was very good this summer. The additional shade structure looks great and was very much appreciated. Thanks to Laurie King, Pool Manager, and all the guards for a great year. Thanks to the North Fond du Lac Optimist Club for their continued collection of aluminum cans in the old PDQ lot. All the funds from the can collection are donated for future pool enhancements.
  • The Village DPW continues to remove ash trees infected with the Emerald Ash Borer. An engine problem with the genie lift slowed the crew down but they will continue to take down terrace trees as time permits.
  • Another project well under way is replacing the pavilion at Le Mieux Park. The concrete slab is in place along with the support structure for the new pavilion. The new structure is all metal similar to the new shade structure with the metal roof at the pool. If time permits yet this fall, DPW will install the roof and landscape around the slab.
  • This time of the year we are planning for new Christmas decorations at Yellowstone Trail Park. We like to change it up a little by moving things around, throwing out decorations that have been looking a little ragged, and making or buying new items that would add to the display. Stay tuned and hope you enjoy the decorations.
  • The past six to eight weeks have been very busy working on the 2018 capital and general obligation budgets. With a final frenzy the week of October 16th, the budget will be presented to the board on Monday October 23rd. The unapproved first draft shows only a slight increase in the levy. Plans are to works towards the passing of the budgets at the November 20th board meeting.
  • And finally, I want to thank the members of the Master Gardener’s for their efforts to add color to our Village at our parks and Veteran’s Memorial. The new plantings at the Veteran’s Memorial should take hold and look great next year. Plans are in place to add more plantings to Yellowstone Trail Park. You may also have noticed a nice display by Stuart’s on the corner of Winnebago St. and Prospect Ave. We are hoping for something big next year on this corner.

 

Enjoy the rest of the fall colors. Several of our streets become a spectacular color show as you drive down past all the color. 

Chuck Hornung / Village Administrator/Clerk

The Village of North Fond du Lac

16 Garfield Street
North Fond du Lac, WI 54937
Phone: 920-929-3765 Fax: 920-929-3964
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