Town OKs $9,000 to take down dead trees


DEAD ASH TREES have been taken down along Sandy Beach Road South in the Town of Belgium thanks to an agreement between the town and several neighbors. Photo by Sam Arendt
By 
MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press Staff

The Belgium Town Board this month approved paying $9,400 to clear 50 dead trees along Sandy Beach Road North that are within five feet of the pavement.

During his monthly update on roads, Supr. Bill Janeshek said Interstate Tree Land Clearing Co. was doing a good job clearing trees on Sandy Beach South.

“Seeing they’re there, I think it would be in the town’s best interest to remove those,” he said.

Interstate was hired by the town to clear trees along Sandy Beach Road South last fall after residents offered to pay for a portion of the project. Some of the trees had fallen onto the road, creating a safety issue.

Resident Ralph Weber presented the town with a proposal from Interstate for $29,700 to clear trees 40 feet from the road.

The board agreed to pay $9,400 for the work. The neighbors offered to pick up the rest.

 

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