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Town of Frankfort centennial
(1890-1990)

Town of Frankfort fire control pond,   pp. 24-26


Page 24

AUGUST 10, 1987
Motion to accept bid quotes for fire control pond from Woellner
Construction, Brunner Well Drilling, Surveying Specialists and
to purchase land from Vernon and Patricia Leffel.
OCTOBER 5,1987
Motion to buy a Lely grass mower.
MARCH 7, 1988
Motion to buy used 5 horsepower electric pump from Brunner's
Well Drilling and to be installed at pond.
APRIL 16, 1988
POND DEDICATION
Town of Frankfort Fire Control Pond
The four fire departments that serve our township asked the
n, town board if we could supply them with a pond or a place where
0they could get water for fire fighting instead of going back to
their towns which would take considerably longer to refill their
tankers.
The proposal was brought to the voters to build a fire control
C pond near the center of the township and on a hard surface road.
After a number of sites were discussed, it was decided on a two-
acre site on the Vernon Leffel property in Sec. 16 on Cty Trunk
E for the price of $1,100.00. This was done in July 1987.
Y The pond site, dikes and set backs from property lines would
cover about 1 1/2 acres with 1/2 acre left for a parking lot. This
Supervisor, Leonard Jantsch; Win. Balz, Athens; George
Fergot, Edgar; Mark Rannow, Colby; Mike McMeeken, Strat-
ford.
lot was surfaced with granite. The pond is equipped with an
electric powered pump and also a dry hydrant. This was
installed by Brunner Well Drillers of Medford. A night security
light was also installed. The pond was constructed by Woellner
Construction of Athens and took about three months to com-
plete.
Water has been used on a number of occasions, especially in
the dry spring of 1990 when we had numerous grass fires. On
April 4, 1990, it was necessary to call four fire departments to
control the raging grass fires and many tanker loads of water
were used. The total cost of the pond was $20,116.17.
The pond was dedicated on April 16, 1988.
Loddie Loskot, Marlene Carter and Ray Bandle at pond dedica-
tion.


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