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Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department settles new contract with Wykoff


Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Government

An updated contract with the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department was approved at the December 9 Wykoff City Council meeting. The previous contract had been in effect for over 20 years and needed language updates and a liability clause to comply with the League of Minnesota Cities. The new contract comes in at $24,000 a year paid to the Sheriff’s Department for services; the same as the previous contract.

However, the patrol time will be cut in half, two hours a day, but will still remain as seven days a week. The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department will also help enforce ordinances for the city. Councilman Rocky Vreeman asked if the two hours a day would be served consecutively and was told by a representative from the Sheriff’s Department that it would be throughout the course of a day at various times.

The new water treatment center was reported to finally be back on track by Kevin Graves, a representative from WHKS; the company the city hired to engineer the new plant. It is expected that new bids will be advertised in January, 2014 and opened in February. Rural Development was hopeful the City of Wykoff could secure additional national grant money that was not previously available.

There is still a need for applicants to fill the Class B license position needed to operate the new plant. The council was visited by Steve Bushman, who has all the qualifications needed for the new job but is currently a consultant. Bushman offered his services to the city in training a new employee and overseeing the project. He shared his insight, noting that a Class B candidate would warrant possibly 60-70k a year in wages. He warned that hiring someone just out of school would mean they were a Class D operator and it would take five years to achieve a Class B license. Bushman would strictly be a consulting supervisor giving directives, handling all test results and identifying the needs of the plant. He left the council with some things to think about and a proposed contract for his services, which included the payment of any additional classes needed along the way.

Councilman Comstock expressed the need for a new microwave at the community center. He had researched and found a replacement for $49. Councilman Grabau made a motion to purchase the new appliance and Councilman Vreeman seconded the motion.

It was decided that City Clerk Davis would send a letter to a property owner on the nor .....
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City of Wykoff to ‘reacquire’ tennis court from Kingsland Middle School

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Government

In 1964, a piece of property was deeded to the then Wykoff School from the City of Wykoff. Today, that piece of property is known as the Kingsland Middle School tennis court. The parcel of land sits between the fire station and a residential home, ..... 
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More bumps for Wykoff’s proposed treatment center

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Government

When WHKS, the firm hired by the City of Wykoff, first proposed the costs to a new waste treatment center, the plans came in around $1.6 million. After a failed bid process that came in well over the proposed amount, WHKS has gone back to the drawi ..... 
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Wykoff waste treatment project suffers major setback

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Government

A representative for WHKS addressed the Wykoff City Council at their meeting on Monday, September 9. The City of Wykoff recently conducted a bidding process for their new waste treatment center and received only two bids. WHKS was hired by the city ..... 
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Tim Penny reaches out to Wykoff City Council

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Government

By Jackie Horsman Tim Penny addressed the Wykoff City Council at their September 9 meeting to educate them about the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation. The foundation has existed for 25 years and Penny has been the president for the past six ..... 
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Sheriff Jensen visits Wykoff to propose new agreement

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Government

The Wykoff City Council heard from Sheriff Jensen at their August 12 meeting. The Sheriff addressed the council with a need for a new Law Enforcement Agreement that would be updated and contain the proper civil liability language. The current contra ..... 
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Wykoff City Council sets Special Meeting for Sewer Treatment Center Bids

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Government

By Jackie Horsman The Wykoff City Council met on Monday, July 8 with a full agenda to discuss, including the city’s proposed sewer treatment center. Kevin Graves, of WHKS, outlined the updated plans for the city’s new sewer treatment center. ..... 
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