Radar sign has been effective for NR

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel Mayor Larry Bouillon reported the radar speed sign borrowed from Republic appears to be effective slowing down traffic entering the village. He said, “I’ve never seen so many brake lights come on.”

New Riegel plans to test the sign for one month. Bouillon said the sign does not light up at night and he would prefer it did. They continue to price solar digital signs that also record pertinent data for the village.

Council will be seeking a quote from Bascom Communications for internet and phone service for the village to compare costs. They reminded residents they may keep their present phone number with the service.

Councilman Dale Nye reported NBS Joint Fire District has acquired a new pumper/tanker truck for the department.

Councilwoman Deirdre Bakies is to attempt to contact U.S. Fish and Wildlife officer Jeff Finn about completing the natural wildlife area near the park.

In other business, council:

• Approved the ordinance for the 2017 temporary appropriations, waiving the three-reading rule.

• Approved the resolution for amended appropriations for current expenses, waiving the three-reading rule.

• Heard three or four village residents are needed for the tax committee.

• Announced leaf pick-up in the village is to continue at 8 a.m. Monday.

• Approved the purchase of additional lights for the Christmas trees and other decorations not to exceed $300. Council is to set a date for putting up decorations.

• Received a questionnaire regarding the village’s insurance coverage.

Council is to meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20.