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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 submitted by WHKS representative, Steve Bushman, in the amount of $34,019.28. The council had then questioned a piece of equipment that was viable to the project but had been left off the initial bid.

Kevin Graves, the manager of the project representing WHKS, was on hand to explain the changes needed. Graves explained the order included three monetary changes as well as a time extension. Since Rural Development had not yet okayed the time extension, the focus of the discussion was on the items needed for completion. Two of the items were quantity changes, including the base bid for rock excavation at the new site. The initial estimate was just that, an estimate, and Graves explained it had been relayed to the city several times that number would have to be adjusted as the project proceeded.

A major item, an ultra-sonic transducer, had simply been overlooked by WHKS. Grave took responsibility for this oversight siting it as a miscommunication. He further explained that it had not been in the initial bid process; therefore, there could be no repercussions to the city by other contractors who had bid on the same specs.

A motion was made by councilwoman Larson to approve the monetary portion of the change ordered, it was seconded by councilman Jacobson and carried unanimously.

Attorney Tom Manion was present; as the meeting came to a close, Manion requested mayor Comstock end the special public meeting for a closed meeting to discuss ‘threatened litigation’. Mayor Comstock addressed the public at that time and asked everyone to leave so the council could resume a closed meeting.

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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Wykoff taking bids for community center updates

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Government

Wykoff City Council approved a pay request for $572,478.93 towards the new wastewater treatment plant. The council was informed the plant should be up and running on December 5, 2014. This date, of course, could change if complications occur. L&L ..... 
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Wykoff city attorney sits in on council meeting

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Government

The Wykoff City Council meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 11. All previous minutes were approved, including minutes from a special meeting held on August 6 pertaining to employee PTO. Fire Chief Wade Baker brought the attenti ..... 
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Wykoff citizen questions city council ethics

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Government

The Wykoff City Council met on Tuesday, July 8 with a full audience in attendance. With standing room only, the council wasted no time approving a new council member to fill the seat left open when Protem Mayor Jeremy Comstock was put into office at ..... 
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Wykoff Council shocks mayor

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Government

The June 9 Wykoff City Council meeting started seemingly ordinary and ended with a bang. There were some simple matters discussed, such as approval for the fire department to purchase $500 in candy for summer parades, approval for the Wykoff summer ..... 
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Wykoff City Council addresses broken warning siren

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Government

It was determined the warning or tornado siren on South Street in Wykoff was not operational at May’s Wykoff City Council meeting. The city’s contracted electrician inspected the wiring to the pole that hosts the siren and everything was in work ..... 
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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 w ..... 
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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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