LaFayette to receive address changes soon

Spring cleanup date for village set for May 25th

By John A. Ballentine
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Address changes for LaFayette residents will be occurring in approximately a month. The changes will correct residential addresses so that emergency responders have a uniform system and can easily locate where the emergency is at.

A letter of explanation will be sent out to residents in the next few weeks detailing this process. The board of trustees will vote to approve the address changes and the post office will receive the new addressing system.

Spring cleanup for LaFayette has been set for May 25 of this year. Residents may set out large items for pick up, but no tires, paint, et cetera will be accepted. Contact the village hall representatives for details.

The Village of LaFayette will have a community website. This project is in the initial stages, but it would list information pertinent to residents, such as boil orders, for people to view online. The board voted to implement the website on a trial basis for six months. The typical cost for creating a website is approximately $250 and a $55 per month charge to update and maintain the site.

Only one mowing bid was received for the maintenance of village property. Annette Townsend submitted the sole bid for $65 per mowing. This charge is the same as last year’s.

An update on the purchase of playground equipment for the village’s park was presented by Trustee Bethany Peterson. Of the grant applications sent out to various agencies, none were approved. The general reason for the denials of the applications was given as, “LaFayette does not fall within the grantors exact specifications, such as the local area of the grants.”

Peterson stated, “I have a letter that we can send out to local businesses and request donations.” Peterson also said that more grant applications will be sent out, as well.

“We have a Special Projects Fund set up at the State Bank of Toulon. If anyone wants to donate anonymously they can go to the bank themselves and request it [the donation] be for the Special Project Fund,” Peterson explained.

The village is selling the “blue truck” as is and will request that bids be sent in on it. The truck can be viewed at the village hall building. For more details, contact the village representatives.

The “new” white pickup truck needs repairing. One estimate from Bill’s Auto, in Kewanee, shows a total of $2,868 required to repair the truck. The board has requested that more estimates be obtained prior to a decision to repair the white snow plow and maintenance truck.

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