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Wykoff street repairs discussed


Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

The Wykoff City Council met in regular session on May 13 with all members in attendance. Darren Sikkink and Kevin Graves spoke on behalf of WHKS Engineering, and gave an update on the new water treatment facility, which is complete and operational. They said the state’s 90-day grace period has passed, so now the facility is expected to be operating within all regulatory parameters, but there is still some work needed to meet that, specifically the nitrogen limitation. WHKS and city staff will continue to work on fixing that issue.

WHKS also offered input during the discussion of street repairs needed. Council members agreed that several streets are in bad shape, but the City will need to prioritize due to budgetary constraints. WHKS staff Graves shared that filling potholes is like “putting a bandaid on a big wound; you’d be wasting your money, in my opinion” and he suggested the worst streets are in need of “reclamation” (removing the old surface, regrinding and putting down stone, then topping it with three or four inches of blacktop). The Council voted to get quotes on doing that for Fillmore Street, and will consult with financial planner Mike Bubany to develop a multi-year plan to get other streets repaired.

Security concerns at the clerk’s office were discussed. Mayor Williams said he felt the city shouldn’t spend more money when the problem appears to be solved, stating that the new lock was installed, and no further incidents have occurred. Thomas Vega of Heartland Security addressed the council, explaining two options from his firm to install and monitor a camera in the clerk’s office to record any after-hours activity in that office. By a vote of three to two, the council approved installation of the system through Heartland Security. Dissenting votes were Williams and Mensink.

The council next talked about garbage collection. There was discussion as to whether or not another garbage hauler could or would come into Wykoff to serve some customers, if the city were able to give citizens a choice of which company to use. Mayor Williams said the next newsletter the city sends out will ask citizens for their opinion about Waste Management’s services, and the city will check to see if WM can “direct bill” individual customers, to take Wykoff out of the “middle man” position.

Members discussed the pro’s and con’s of making Mark Arndt a fulltime employee. He stated .....
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Wykoff city clerk office security concerns

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

A special meeting of the Wykoff City Council was held on April 22, attended by all members (Mitch Grabau, Rocky Vreeman, Mayor Al Williams, Megan Lund, Brody Mensink, and City Clerk Cheryl Davis). The only agenda items were security of the city cle ..... 
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Wykoff wastewater Plan of Correction underway

Mon, Apr 20th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

On April 13, a regular meeting was held for the Wykoff City Council. Members present were: Mitch Grabau, Rocky Vreeman, Mayor Al Williams, City Clerk Cheryl Davis, Megan Lund, and Brody Mensink. The council approved prior minutes and Accounts Pay ..... 
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Mitchel Lentz wins a seat on the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

The ballots are in, which means the votes are in, as well. In the ripple effect that started with Tom Kaase winning the November 2014 election to be named the Sheriff of Fillmore County, Kaase’s seat as Commissioner for District 1 became an open ..... 
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Who will be the next District 1 Commissioner?

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

Q & A with candidates vying for open Fillmore County District 1 Commissioner seat on March 31, 2015. Of 11,930 registered voters in all five districts of Fillmore County, District 1 has the most number of registered voters -- at 2,650. The question ..... 
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Who will be the next District 1 Commissioner?

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

Q & A with candidates vying for open Fillmore County District 1 Commissioner seat on March 31, 2015. Of 11,930 registered voters in all five districts of Fillmore County, District 1 has the most number of registered voters -- at 2,650. The question ..... 
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Who will be the next District 1 Commissioner?

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

Q & A with candidates vying for open Fillmore County District 1 Commissioner seat on March 31, 2015. Of 11,930 registered voters in all five districts of Fillmore County, District 1 has the most number of registered voters -- at 2,650. The question ..... 
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Wykoff approves change order for waste treatment center

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Government

Wykoff city council held a special meeting on November 18 to speak with a representative from the engineering company hired to complete the new waste water treatment center. At their previous regular council meeting, a change order had been submitt ..... 
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Wykoff council presented a change order for treatment center

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Government

The Wykoff city council stared off their November meeting with committee reports approving a purchase of an enclosed trailer for the fire department. Fire chief Wade Baker was not present but had passed the information on to mayor Comstock to relay ..... 
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