Concerning the project, the council approved a bid by Gerken Asphalt Paving to take on the task. Gerken placed a bid of $76,264, well below the estimated total of $84,000. The council also made a request of the county engineer for $20,000 to help fund the same project, giving the village $25,000 currently available to spend on its sidewalks and roads.
The council also gave administrator Al Fiser the power to purchase a new fire truck for the Pioneer Fire Department. The new truck will be constructed from scratch, becoming available for use in seven months.
Street signs located on the north and south sides of Pioneer have been replaced thanks in part to a $500 donation from Spangler Superior Tool and Machine.
Trick-or-Treating will take place on the evening of October 30 this year, as the council decided that was a more appropriate time than Halloween night itself. Mayor Kidston was hoping to avoid having it over a weekend, as area parents seem to prefer school nights. Kids can pursue candy from 5:30-7:00 P.M. on October 30.
The board adjourned the meeting after roughly twenty minutes in session, causing Kidston to claim that the council had set some sort of record. They will next meet on October 13, at 7:00 P.M.