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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 to head up the project, and it was the responsibility of their company to notify contractors of the open bid process. Engineers from WHKS had projected the overall cost of the new center to be roughly $1,630,000. Of the two received bids, the lowest was $2,250,500, over $600,000 more than projected by the company.

Just where was the disconnect? Kevin Graves, of WHKS, cited several reasons, none of which sat well with the council or Mayor Hare. The recurring point made by Graves was economic recovery and construction companies ‘not needing the work.’ The City of Wykoff had secured a grant from the Small Cities Program and a loan from Rural Development to complete the project, but Graves explained that WHKS could no longer fulfill the time commitment required and the project would have to start over. However, Laurie Balata, from Rural Development and Michelle Vrieze from the Small Cities Program were on hand to discuss options.

Laurie Balata explained that if a project is over 20 percent of the original cost, a loan would have to be reapplied for and secured. This particular project far exceeds that. She explained the process would not be as daunting and felt it wouldn’t take as long because they already had most of the information needed. Balata did note, however, that Rural Development’s fiscal year ends in September, which means funding ends. At that point, it would be up to congress when funds would be available for the next fiscal year, but she suggested February could be an option.

Vrieze explained the city could apply for a one year extension for the grant provided by the Small Cities Program, but made a point to tell the council that if the grant was not used within that time period, it would be lost for good. She suggested the city reapply for a grant and assured the council the grant would be received as long as Rural Development was able to finance the loan.

Graves explained his company would address the initial cost projection and the bids that came in. When questioned about any further costs for the engineering services of WHKS to do so, Graves explained it would be a small amount. Councilwoman Larson challenged Graves by asking if WHKS .....
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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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State Commissioner of Education visits Kingsland

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Education

By Barb Jeffers Kingsland Schools received a very special visitor on Monday, September 9 when Minnesota State Commissioner of Education, Brenda Cassellius, stopped by to tour the middle school and high school. Ms. Cassellius first toured the mid ..... 
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Facing Wykoff Photo Exhibit Opening Sept 1

Fri, Sep 6th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Arts & Culture

Facing Wykoff is a public art display of approximately 60 photographs of Wykoff residents taken by Spring Valley photographer, Anthony Calabrese. The photographs will fill the storefronts on the central block of Wykoff’s Gold Street for the month o ..... 
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Elizabeth Ann Schultz

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Elizabeth Ann Schultz, age 87, of Spring Valley, Minn., formerly of Wykoff, Minn. died peacefully in her sleep, Monday morning, August 26, 2013, at Olmsted Community Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Elizabeth was born April 5, 1926, in Racine Townsh ..... 
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Kingsland prepares for 2013-14 school year

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Education

By Barb Jeffers The Kingsland School Board met on Monday, August 19, 2013 in the Kingsland Conference Room. All school board members were present along with Superintendent McDonald. Consent Agenda Items were approved including the minutes review ..... 
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Facing Wykoff Photo Exhibit Opening September 1

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Arts & Culture

The Wykoff Fall Fest Committee, the Wykoff Historical Society and the Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative invite the public to attend the Facing Wykoff opening reception and exhibit “unveiling” on Sept. 1 from 2-4p.m. in the Wykoff Community Center a ..... 
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Sheriff Jensen visits Wykoff to propose new agreement

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Government

The Wykoff City Council heard from Sheriff Jensen at their August 12 meeting. The Sheriff addressed the council with a need for a new Law Enforcement Agreement that would be updated and contain the proper civil liability language. The current contra ..... 
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“Love is Love” for Wykoff newlyweds

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Features

August 1, 2013 brought a very special couple together in marriage. Every wedding day is special, as was this one, but the day was special for more than only the couple being married. It was a special day because it was the first day that this coupl ..... 
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