Plainfield Board approves playground placement at Mill Street Park

The Plainfield Village Board approved the placement of playground equipment at the Mill Street Park during their regular board meeting on June 6 at the municipal building.

The Plainfield Lions Club will be donating the play-ground equipment and their time to build the set in the park on Mill Street this summer. Board members agreed two trees that need to be removed before the equipment can be placed, but community members can expect to see the park improvements in the coming months.

Members of the board discussed several items during the meeting, including the increase in fees in 2018 for operator’s licenses from $10 up to $25, provisional licenses from $10 to $15, cigarette licenses from $5 to $50.

The board approved the purchases for Veterans Park a new grill and fryer for the pavilion at the cost of $2,753.75 from Commercial Appliance, Ltd.

According to board mem-ber John Roessner, it had been brought to his attention the park currently does not have a bike rack and bikes have been laying all over the park during the day. So to protect the children and their bikes, the parks committee would like to begin looking for costs of a bike rack.

Board member Jerry Lauer gave the board an update on the new ATV routes, stating they had only received one complaint, which was about loud exhaust, since the opening of the village trails. The village residents seem to be happy with the trails, which have seen quite a bit of traffic on the trails so far and hopes it continues without any issues.

Board members also dis-cussed a new business that may be coming into town and agreed that the buyer could go forward with his plans and his offer on the building. The proposed new business, if the building purchase is made, would be a gun shop located on W. North Street near the bank. The shop would not be open to walk-in customers; it would be by appointment only. The business owner has several years of experience as he has run the business out of his home in Milwaukee for many years, but has moved to the Wild Rose about a year ago.

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