Osseo City Council and Osseo-Fairchild School Board hold recent meetings

OSSEO - The Osseo City Council and Osseo-Fairchild held their February meetings back on the 8th of the month at City Hall and the school board meeting room at the middle/senior high school facility respectively.

The city council unanimously approved various payments. They were $907.50 to the Schaumberg Law Firm, an invoice of $947.50 for pre-design work for the new wastewater treatment plant to the SEH Public Engineering Firm of Chippewa Falls; an invoice of $25,230.73 and another $4,686.31 for the 5th St. revitalization and expansion project to Cedar Corporation Public Engineering Firm out of Menomonie. The council also approved the monthly police report.

The council gave its approval to the 5th St. project expansion which will include 2nd St from West to harmony streets, the southern portion of West St and 5th St. west of Buffalo River Ct. and also approved a servicing plan for Well No. 2 to replace a booster pump motor.

Major discussion items during the meeting is fate of Tax-Incremental Financing District No. 2, whether to extend or terminate it by its expiration deadline of Aug. 18, 2021. There was also discussion on dealing with the wetland area around the proposed new wastewater treatment plant and building an access road leading to it.

At the Osseo-Fairchild School Board meeting held later in the evening, the board approved the retirement of Janette Smith from the food service;. They also approved increasing COVID-19 pay for substitute teachers as the district had fallen behind other nearby districts in rates of pay for substitute teachers in general, making finding subs for the district more difficult.

The board also unanimously approved academic student support services, courses for the Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) Academy, a bid for a tree harvest in the school forest, the Cluster A Group of local school districts agreement and local cooperative agreements with physical and occupation therapies.

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