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Village Of L’Anse Holds Meeting

The Village of L’Anse is getting closer to resolving one of its most persistent road problems.

At last night’s council meeting, village manager Bob LaFave said he and village crew members had recently reviewed drainage issues along L’Anse Avenue that will need to be addressed when the street is repaved.

The village should be able to advertise for bids within a couple of weeks.

The project will be paid for with money from the village street fund.

It will include only a resurfacing of the road that connects Broad Street with US-41, and is a main route into the town.

A more expensive, full rebuild of L’Anse Avenue will have to wait until grant money becomes available.

The council also adopted a new conflict of interest policy.

The new policy brings the village into compliance with requirements set by USDA Rural Development, and will be helpful when applying for grants.

Village President Ron Ervast noted that WPPI Energy included a positive article in its recent annual report about the joint power line maintenance agreement between the villages of L’Anse and Baraga.

The project was launched in February of 2019, and LaFave says it has exceeded expectations.

WPPI Energy is the electrical cooperative through which the L’Anse and Baraga municipal utilities purchase their power.

This is the first time WPPI has coordinated line maintenance staffing for client utilities. A link to the annual report, and the article, are here.

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