Strum Village Board hears report on village library

STRUM - The Friends of the Strum Library group gave a report before members of the Strum Village Board at their March meeting back on the 13th in the Village Hall.

The group reported to the Board that the $290,000.00 loan that has now been paid off. Through the life of the loan, the Friends have paid the principal and the Village has picked up the interest payments. The Friends have been receiving half of the aluminum that the Village takes in. With the loan paid off both the Friends and the Board agreed to nullify this arraignment. .

Dawn Hering, Library Director, also addressed the board, thanking them for their support of the library. She reported that for 2022 total circulation came to 14,672, e-material check outs 1,721, 759 patrons and over 2,900 in attendance within the different programs offered. The library has a new website and many new resources that are available for patrons.

There were also update reports on the renovations to the clubhouse at the Viking Recreation Center, renovations to the village's Community Room and the new pavilion at Woodland Park whose construction has been completed. The cost of the construction of the pavilion addition is $15,799.00 for building materials, $2,000.00 for electrical and $8,000.00 for concrete.

Village Police Chief Marsolek reported the cost of updating the policies for the police department has been reimbursed by the League of Wisconsin Municipalities Insurance at $1,600.

The Board unanimously approved the low bid from Gerke Excavating out of Tomah in the amount of $568,554.06 for work on alley reconstruction.


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