New tornado siren needed for Dar-Ray area
A tornado siren in the Dar-Ray section of Ellsworth near the Ellsworth Country Club reportedly failed during a test held back on April 25.
The siren failure was noted in in Ellsworth Police Chief Eric Ladwig's report given to the Ellsworth Village Board during its monthly meeting Monday evening.
Ladwig reported that a replacement siren will cost $22,237.12. At least $25,000 was budgeted for the replacement siren.
Ladwig also reported that 34 persons have applied for the full-time officer position.
Ellsworth Village Public Works Director Greg Engeset reported to the board that repair work to the sidewalks near the courthouse has begun and should be completed by early June. He also stated works has begun to fill in the potholes on Main St. and that barring any additional bad weather, Young Field at Summit Park should be ready to play on by next week. Extensive repair and drainage work to the field was done last fall.
The Ellsworth Building Committee recently met. They reviewed the costs associated with the proposed new library building either at the present library site and at Summit Park. There's been no additional word on obtaining the BMO Harris building for the new library.