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WHAT WE KNOW: The village of Cordova was hit hard by a severe storm June 30. Numerous trees and power lines were brought down, and many residents were without power for up to three days.

WHAT'S NEW: Last week, the village board approved spending $9,080 for storm-related cleanup costs, and an additional bill is still on the way. Coers Custom Hardwoods submitted a bill for $4,500 for work on River Road and 3rd and 4th streets, and Arborists Advantage Tree Service submitted a bill for $4,580 for its services on 2nd and 6th streets, the village hall, and Blue Spruce Park. The village is still waiting for a bill from Nelson’s Tree Service.

Mayor Jim Boone said insurance claims have been submitted, but there has been no response so far.

The board also decided to buy an emergency power generator for the village hall at a cost of $8,146.73. The natural gas generator will have an automatic transfer switch that will activate when the power goes out, with no need for village officials to turn it on or off.

WHAT'S NEXT: The board was also updated on riverfront development projects in the works. Boone reported that some docks recently removed after the spring flooding can be rebuilt, but some are too damaged and will have to be scrapped.

The board also discussed the planned dredging and repairs for the 10th Street boat launch project, which was awarded to Superior Seawalls last year. Spring flooding has delayed the project, and the village has not heard when the company will start the work.

— SARAH FORD / sarahjayeford@gmail.com

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