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Wykoff wastewater plant deadline set


Mon, Dec 21st, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

The Wykoff City Council met on December 14 for a regular meeting, with all members present. No visitors had signed up to address the council, so after approval of the consent agenda items, the council heard committee reports. John Rezarch gave an update regarding the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), including the recent inspection report. He noted that there’s an issue where the system switches between two wells, as it is supposed to, but sometimes it has a glitch and doesn’t switch as it should. He stated, “You can fix it, but I wouldn’t” because he said it only happens in certain situations, and he’s able to deal with it at those times. Council members stated their concern that if it doesn’t run correctly, it could cause costly problems. Brody Mensink suggested, “Why don’t we price out what it would cost to fix it?” There was lengthy discussion of the ongoing challenges in trying to have the WWTP meet the various specifications regarding water analysis. Rezarch said he’s been working to get the plant “within specifications” but that as usage and temperatures change, he’s had to make adjustments to the system, and hasn’t been able to meet the specifications on an ongoing basis. Staff from WHKS (Kevin and Steve) were in attendance, and were asked if the plant was designed to function within specifications in all seasonal temperatures; they said it was. When asked for their input, Kevin said, “In my opinion, it’s been a little inconsistent, to be able to determine what’s needed to make it work.” He added that weekly data reports would help him provide input, and he said, “I’m willing to work with the city on that”. Mensink asked Rezarch how long it would take to get the plant within specifications. Rezarch said he didn’t know exactly. There was discussion about expectations from the Minnesota Pollution Control, and Keven stated, “MPCA has been very lenient and understanding…I’m sure their leniency and understanding will grow less in 2016”. The council chose to set a deadline of the June 2016 council meeting. If the WWTP is not functioning regularly within specifications by then, the city will look into other options.

The council voted to make “sanitary and safety upgrades” repairs to the water tower as suggested in a letter from the USDA. The expected cost is around $13,800. The council considered pricing for new chairs for the community center. Wade explained the best pricing opti .....
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Wykoff Council tackles repairs

Mon, Nov 16th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

The Wykoff city council met on November 9 at 7 p.m. for a regular meeting, with all members present. No visitors had signed up to address the council, so after approval of the consent agenda items, the council heard committee reports, including a r ..... 
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Busy agenda for Wykoff Council

Mon, Oct 26th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

The Wykoff City Council met in regular session on October 20, with all members present, as well as city attorney Tom Manion. After the council OK’d the agenda, prior minutes, bills, and treasurer’s report, Mayor Williams said that the special m ..... 
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Wykoff News - 8.24.15

By Donna Erdman

Mon, Aug 24th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

Wykoff and area residents attended the Spring Valley Garden Club flower show, “The Sound of Music”, held on Friday, August 14 at the Spring Valley Care Center from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. It was a lovely flower show, which included a sale table, snack ..... 
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Wykoff proceeding with street repairs

Mon, Aug 17th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

The Wykoff City Council met in regular session on August 10, with Mitch Grabau, Rocky Vreeman, Mayor Al Williams, and Megan Lund in attendance. After the council OK’d the agenda, prior minutes, and bills, citizen Mike Shaw addressed the council t ..... 
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Wykoff News

By Donna Erdman

Mon, Aug 3rd, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

On Monday July 20, the Wykoff Area Historical Society had their monthly meeting at Mary’s Tea Room. WAHS is still looking for volunteers to work at Ed’s Museum this summer. Mary Sackett needs volunteers to give tours on weekdays when someone sto ..... 
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Lively Wykoff council meeting held

Mon, Jul 20th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

A regular meeting of the Wykoff City Council was held on July 13, with all members present. The council approved the agenda (with one addition regarding vent hood prices), and approved prior meeting minutes (with one clarification regarding “coun ..... 
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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. ..... 
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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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