Redgranite Village Board approves car show during Labor Day Festival

At the Redgranite Village Board meeting on April 17, the Board approved the Redgranite Advancement Association (RAA) holding a car show in Willow Creek Park on Sunday, Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. This car show used to be held in Lohrville, but they are running out of room and asked if they could incorporate the car show into Redgranite’s Labor Day Festival.

The Board approved the service legal agreement with Badgerland Computers for 2019. The total cost would be $1,280, which is the same price the Village paid last year.

Approval was given for the presale report for Ehlers. This presale report included financing for water system improvements. The debt service will be paid from Tax Increment Financing (TIF). The estimated financing plan with new projects came out to $1,530,000.

Also approved was the setting up of credit/debit car payments for payments due to the Village. These include tac and water & sewer bills. The Board was unsure what the percent of interest would be, but the charge would go to the user of the card and not the Village.

The Village sought to approve the exact prices for a BC900XL Brush Chipper, Vactron, and Grapple Bucket. The Brush Chipper would cost $23,250, Vactron $37,750, and the John Deere Brush Chipper $4,010.55.

Quickly approved by the Board was a request made by Redgranite Elementary School Principal Caitlin Reinke. For $175, there will be a crosswalk at Horne Street and Bonnell Avenue for children. There will be a sign posted and painted lines on the road for the crosswalk.

The sweeping of street curbs on Highway 21 and Pine River Street was approved for before Memorial Day and before Labor Day. The Board discussed adding the end of Foster Road and Horne Street onto the list of sweeping.

It was noted that there needed to be floor refinishing at the Redgranite Municipal Building. For the wax, stripper, stripping and buffing pads, and labor for 1,100 square feet will cost $485. This was approved by the Board.

The Board approved the hiring of We Clean to clean the parks during the summer. They also approved for the Post Office Bar softball team to use the Willow Creek Diamond during the summer.

The Board discussed the removal of the Heroin sign in Redgranite. The Board already approved to pay rent for the sign so that they could change the picture into something more positive about the Redgranite community. However, since no one has come forth with an idea for what to change the sign to, the sign will remain as is.

The Board approved the operator’s license for Christopher DeJesus at the Post Office Bar.

The following topics were tabled until a special meeting, which will be held Monday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Redgranite Municipal Building:

• Final Roads Project

• Ordering new squad cars using TID funds or wait to order until 2020.

• Payment request #8 for August Winter – MSA.

• Change Order #2 for Wellhouse #1 – MSA.

• Tree bid from Krueger Forestry.


There will be a special meeting held Monday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. The regular meeting will be held Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at the Redgranite Municipal Building.