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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 attention of the council to the matter of fire extinguishers located at the Community Center. While the extinguishers are fully charged, they are tagged mostly from 1992 and 1993. Baker suggested he check with Fire Safety USA, out of Rochester, to inquire about servicing the extinguishers. He explained the company has a remote truck to service equipment in surrounding communities. The council granted Baker permission to proceed with collecting information.

Councilwoman Larson-Lund posed a question to her constituents concerning one of her roles in Community Education. Larson-Lund asked for duty clarification and cited she had read through council minutes all the way back into the 1970’s and had found nothing on community education. Councilman Grabau offered suggestions such as National Night Out.

Resident Brody Mensink was the first visitor on the docket. Mensink mentioned he had attended the last council meeting and Councilwoman Larson-Lund had stated she had copies of the minutes he had asked for, he again asked her if she had found them. Larson-Lund told Mensink she was making copies and would make sure he received them.

Mensink also stated he had received a letter a few days after the previous council meeting with the names of the job applicants [for the city’s maintenance position] he had requested. He explained he had asked why these were denied prior and read the response, “Per our city attorney….request for information must be submitted in writing.” Mensink asked if that went for everyone and for everything, including ordinances, minutes, etc. Attorney Manion explained to Mensink this was advised to allow a paper trail. If someone requested information, did not receive it and contacted the state, the state would ask for proof of the request. He also explained that not all information is public information so this also protects the city so they may know specifically what is being requested. Manion suggested the city have a policy to request information. Mensink asked if applicants for city jobs were public information, Manion told him it would depend on what it is and where they are at in the process. He explained there were data privacy limitati .....
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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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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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