10/29/2013 11:13:00 AM Hayfield City Council
with WHKS water works' slow drip
By Tara Lindquist
The Hayfield City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, 21.
The council was presented with two pay requests from Wapasha construction for work that has been done on the wastewater treatment plant. The first pay request was for the amount of $40,738.85. The council again, expressed their frustrations with both the engineering firm WHKS and the contractors that are working on the project, for the extensive amount of time this project has taken. The deadline for the first phase of the project was May 31, which was not met due to the wet spring. Now that the end of October is nearing, the council is frustrated that the project still has not been completed. On the first pay request, the council voted to approve the pay request, but to hold the check until some progress is made on the project. Mayor, Greg Demmer asked city attorney Rod Peterson to send a letter to the president of WHKS to voice the council's disapproval of the way the project has been handled. "It's their job to make sure things are getting done on time," he said.
The council also approved a liquor license transfer and welcomed a new business owner to town. Owner of Marv's Bar and Grill has sold the establishment to Eric Hythecker. Hythecker was present at the meeting and said he and his wife Holly are excited for their new business. The new bar and grill will be called Flying Monkey Saloon and will officially open the day after Thanksgiving (November 29). The council welcomed Hythecker to town and wished him well in his new business.
Other items on the agenda included the payment of the bills, an update from the city attorney on problem properties that have been brought up to code, and an EDA update.