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Getting ready for Wyanet Summer Festival

Village makes upgrades to park

Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 3:10 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 3:14 p.m. CDT

WYANET — Several updates and repairs to the Wyanet Park are underway in preparation for this year’s Wyanet Festival.

Trustee Joe Law reported the new steel roof and power vents on the food stand pavilion will be installed in the next few weeks.

The board also approved upgrading the electrical service by the tennis courts and purchasing new toilets for the park.

The pavilion and stage area are being cleaned and will be receiving a fresh coat of paint.

In other business concerning the village’s water and sewer systems, Trustee Marilyn Johnson, chairperson of the Water, Sanitation and Sewer Committee, reported last month to the board approximately 47 percent of the village water is unaccounted for and is costing the village thousands of dollars a month. According to the EPA, 15 percent is an acceptable water loss. Westrom Leak Protection Services was hired and found five significant leaks in three service lines and two hydrants. Repairs will be made to resolve these problems.

Johnson also informed the board the first shipment of the new water meters has arrived, and installation will begin in the near future.

Some residents may have noticed a pink tint to their water last week. Potassium levels were a little high, and the problem has been resolved.

Also, the pump at the sewer plant broke and was replaced with the newly refurbished back-up pump. Upgrades have also been completed to the water plant chemical rooms.

After a lengthy discussion on the best location, a new stop sign was approved for the intersection of Third and King streets.

The next regular meeting of the Wyanet Village Board is at 7 p.m. July 8 at the Village Hall.

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