Dieterich About Ready to Roll on Flood Insurance


Published on September 5 2013 3:52 pm
Last Updated on February 10 2014 2:55 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Dieterich village board members are just about ready to vote on a floodplain ordinance for the village.

Dieterich is among the 1% of the nation not mapped for flood plains, which means the entire village is eligible for the National Flood Plain Insurance Program if the village board votes to approve a flood plain ordinance.

Some changes are still being requested, but it appears the Board will vote on the ordinance at their October meeting.

The Board agreed to move ahead with implementing an emergency call system with Blackboard Connect.  It's a system that will automatically call residents in case of boil orders, water main breaks or other emergencies in the village.

Board members discussed with Kevin Pruemer his desire to purchase property at 402 East Section Street, but another person was present at Wednesday's meeting to indicate they are also interested in buying the land.  Village Attorney Tracy Willenborg said the Village needs to take sealed bids to properly sell the property with the high bidder getting to buy the land.

The Dieterich board agreed to proceed with tennis court repairs in the village park.  Since the school district uses the courts, the district agreed to pay $2,500 of the cost, which is estimated at over $7,000.  It was also decided to peel off the turf on the north side of the baseball diamond in the park and to put down rock for parking.  Many people now park on the grass at the location, which gets muddy in rainy weather. 

Village President Brad Hardiek reported that the restrooms in the Civic Center are being remodeled.