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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 clerk’s office and pothole filling policy. The meeting had been scheduled at the request of members Grabau and Vreeman. After the meeting was called to order, Mayor Williams asked that each member have an opportunity to voice their opinion about the security issue, before the issue was given “open discussion”. Vreeman began by saying the clerk’s office has long been a security concern, since “anyone with a credit card can open it” and he said there’d been a “security breach” at the office, which Davis confirmed had happened, “at the end of June last year”.

Grabau stated he remembered the council had previously discussed putting a second lock on the clerk’s office, and said, “I don’t think anybody but the clerks had a key.” But there apparently was no formal proposal or vote on the matter at that time. There had also been discussion about installing a video camera to provide surveillance of the office.

Mensink asked about the process for calling a special council meeting, and City Attorney Manion said his opinion was that as long as members and the public were informed and able to attend, there isn’t an apparent problem. Mensink then asked who had been notified when the “data breach” happened last year, and Davis said at that time it was reported to the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC). She explained the consultant who investigated the incident said that “whoever it was, was sitting in my chair” (attempting to log onto her computer), and “there were attempts to log on, but none were successful”. Mensink voiced concern that the Sheriff’s Office hadn’t been notified of the June incident, and Davis said LMC did not require nor suggest that. Mensink also asked about the new (second) lock that was recently installed. Vreeman said the lock was donated by Mike Holzer. Mensink asked the attorney if that might constitute an ethical issue if/when the city does business with Holzer, but the attorney said it really comes down to considering the relative cost of donations or gifts, and the process used for accepting bids for city work. Mensink also pointed out the glass window in the interior door to the clerk’s office is a security concern, since it .....
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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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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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