Sublette Board looks into downtown repairs



SUBLETTE — The Village of Sublette is getting costs to replace the damaged posts and cement in downtown Sublette.

The Sublette Village Board held its monthly meeting on April 11 at the Ellice Dinges Center. All members were present except Sublette Village Trustee Larry Ellis.

Sublette Village Trustee Bob Bulfer told the board there are 24 posts that are rotted off downtown and some cement work also needs to be completed. He said he contacted a company and a representative will be coming out to give a cost estimate for the work needed to be done.


High speed internet

Sublette Village Board President John Stenzel said another company, Rice Broadband, has approached the village about bringing internet into the village.

Sublette Village Treasurer Will Klein told the board that the residents of Sublette have many options for internet now, naming IT Works, Frontier, Riseband and Heartland Cable Broadband.

Under old business, the village decided to remove Surf Broadband from the agenda until the board heard what the residents of the village want. Surf Broadband had also approached the village about bringing in high speed internet.

In other board news:

  • The board will be getting quotes for the roof and gutters of the Ellice Dinges Center. The current roof was installed in 2001 and had a 20-year warranty.
  • Don Dinges reported to the board that the annual Toy Show was a huge success. He added that appreciation goes to the new committee, that they did a great job running the toy show. Dinges said the Sip and Stroll event that was planned for the end of April, has been postponed to June. He told the board that Sublette had been ranked second in Lee County sales tax for many years, but slipped to third place in 2021.
  • The village has set Saturday, April 23 as the annual village clean-up day. Sign-up sheets will be available at the post office and Bonnell’s General Store.

The next Sublette Village Board meeting will be held on Monday, May 9, at 7 p.m., in the Ellice Dinges Center.