Weather Forecast


Maiden Rock board hears latest on replacing retaining walls

MAIDEN ROCK -- The Maiden Rock Village Board heard the latest plans last week from the Department of Transportation about replacing the retaining walls along Hwy. 35.

The project consists of replacing three retaining walls between the southern limits of the village and 385th Street. The proposed project will be split into two construction phrases: the first will replace the wall on the east side and the second will replace the wall on the west side. Construction will begin on the first phase in 2009.

In other news, the board:

--Heard concerns from village citizens about the sand mine, stating some of their vehicles are leaving sand throughout the village and trucks are speeding through the village. A representative from the sand mine was also at the meeting to address those concerns.

--Extended the road maintenance contract with the Town of Maiden Rock for 2009. Also, members extended the contract with Building Inspector Galen Seipel for the next three years.

--Dicussed and established no parking zones on Oak and Park streets. The Park Street zone will be for the winter only.

--Announced the voting hours for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4, will be from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. in the Senior Citizen Building.

--Established a right-of-way buffer zone of five feet on Second Street, from the edge of the pavement on both sides. This was done due to a citizen's concern.

--Approved an operator's license for Andrea Ashmore.

--Set the next monthly meeting for 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

(715) 243-7767 x243