2021 Wahkon Clean up Day June 5th; 8-11am

2021 Clean Up Day Flyer

The Wahkon City Council hereby designates, Saturday, June 5th as SALLY DORAN MEMORIAL CLEAN UP DAY due to her dedication in promoting a clean & healthy community! Property owners within city limits may bring items to City Hall parking lot located at 151 – 2nd Street E.

This service is provided solely to WAHKON CITY TAXPAYERS. Having a Wahkon mailing address doesn’t necessarily mean you live within city limits. Proof that you own property or reside within the city limits of Wahkon is required. Example: tax statement with property number beginning with 25 (example #25-040-0320), driver’s license, or Wahkon wastewater utility bill. If you are unsure, please call.  Please keep the amount reasonable as the City may, at its discretion, deny disposal.  Donations are greatly appreciated to help offset the annual cost of this event. 

The first TV and/or computer monitor will be accepted for free; additional units will be charged the actual disposal rate of $30. 

Tractor tires will be charged $75 or $95 with rim

ACCEPTED

Household Appliances;  Dry Paint Cans;  Computers & Components Televisions ; Tires;  Oil Filters; Mattresses, Box Springs;  Chairs;  Propane Tanks #20; Other Misc. Household Items

NOT ACCEPTED:

All Gas and/or Serval Refrigerators Wet Paint, Varnish Cans, Etc. Grass, Leaves or Brush; Railroad Ties; Fluorescent Bulbs; Ballasts; Cement; Hazardous Materials; Household Garbage

Burning Restrictions Start 3/21/21 at 8am

Restrictions take effect 3/31 at 8am.   ALL permit request can go to Onamia Forestry (320) 532-3137        Burning Restrictions Notice 2021.0331

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Wahkon Days 2021 & Beyond

WAHKON DAYS 2021 & BEYOND
“Cities have no statutory authority to hold fundraisers. We recommend that the City establish a relationship with a local non-profit organization to handle the activities of Wahkon Days. The proceeds from the event can be donated to the City once the event is complete.”
Due to the above “significant deficiency” noted in Wahkon’s 2019 audit, Council made the difficult, but necessary, decision that the City can no longer be in charge of this wonderful community event. The City began organizing Wahkon Days in 2010 after the Wahkon Civic Assoc. dissolved, in order to continue the long-held tradition. The City conducted ten very successful events thanks to dedicated volunteers!
The band Jonah and the Whales were booked for 2020, but due to COVID-19 it was cancelled. They allowed our retainer to be carried over to Saturday August 21, 2021. The City has extensive notes and financial reports for each year’s events which would be shared gratefully to the new organization.
If someone knows of a non-profit organization willing and able to do Wahkon Days, please contact Karrie @ #320.495.3441. It is Council’s desire that this small-town event can continue into the future!
March 24, 2021

Covid19 Vaccine Connector and Frequently asked questions

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Frequently Asked Questions (Vaccine Connector) (please view and or download – 5 pages)

Planning Meeting 2/8/21

20210208 Planning Commission Public Hearing;

The 2/8 meeting was held but two councilmembers needed more time to consider their vote so the council voted to continue the meeting until all members are back from winter homes. The meeting was continued until Mon. 4/12 @ 5 pm.

City offices reopen to Public

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City hall is open again for your needs.  

Hours:  Monday through Friday  9am to 4pm.

Please assure you have your mask on when entering.

Transportation Survey – We need your ideas.

We would like a few minutes of your time and your ideas about transportation – specifically, extending public transit within northern Mille Lacs County. We are exploring the possibility of bringing convenient, handicap accessible, affordable transportation options to the area. There is no guarantee that public transit services will be developed, but we want to understand the need for transit in an effort to explore existing and future opportunities. Your answers will help guide our work.  Thank you.

Please return to City of Wahkon when complete, survey link below to PDF:

Mille Lacs County Survey

 

 

 

Covid 19 Information

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https://mn.gov/covid19/

 

 

State and Local Elected Officials –

 

We applaud State, local, and tribal leaders for implementing community mitigation efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). To keep the momentum going, today – Tuesday, March 31 – President Donald J. Trump announced the extension of the Coronavirus Guidelines for America for an additional 30 days through Friday, April 30th. The recommendations are simple to follow and will continue to have a resounding impact on public health.

 

30 Days to Slow the Spread (Español)

 

The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (WH IGA) will continue to share pertinent information as it becomes available. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our office if we can be of assistance. As a reminder, WH IGA is the primary liaison between the White House and the country’s State and local elected officials and Tribal Governments.

 

The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

 

William F. Crozer

Special Assistant to the President/Deputy Director

White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

 

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COVID-19: Important Resources for State, Local, and Tribal Officials

 

 

  • Coronavirus Guidelines for America: On Monday, March 16, the White House Coronavirus Task Force issued guidelines to help protect Americans during the global coronavirus outbreak. To keep the momentum going in #StoppingTheSpread and #BendingtheCurve, on Tuesday, March 31, the White House Coronavirus Task Force issued revised guidelines – 30 Days to Slow the Spread (Español)– through Thursday, April 30 (an additional 30 days). Even if you are young and otherwise healthy, you are at risk, and your activities can increase the risk of contracting the Coronavirus for others. Everyone can do their part. The recommendations are simple to follow but will have a resounding impact on public health.
  • Up-To-Date Information: The most up-to-date, verified information and guidance can be found via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 website – www.coronavirus.gov. The Coronavirus Task Force holds frequent briefings, which can be viewed live here.
  • COVID-19 Response and Recovery Primer: Response and recovery efforts are locally executed, state managed, and federally supported. It is important that requests for assistance, including for critical supplies, get routed through the proper channels as soon as possible. Learn more about the response and recovery process via this important resource – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Response and Recovery Through Federal-State-Local-Tribal Partnership. FEMA’s public assistance guidance for COVID-19 response efforts can be found here. Guidance for Tribal Governments can be found here.
  • Critical Infrastructure Workforce Guidelines: On March 16th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued updated critical infrastructure guidance in response to the COVID-19 emergency. DHS issues revised guidance on March 28th (See Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response). The guidance, and accompanying list, is intended to help State, local, tribal and territorial officials as they work to protect their communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security. The list is advisory in nature and is not a federal directive or standard.
  • Coronavirus Fact vs. Myth: Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis. FEMA setup a website to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Fraud & Scam Protection: The Department of Justice is remaining vigilant in detecting, investigating, and prosecuting wrongdoing related to the crisis. Find out how you can protect yourself and helpful resources on DOJ’s Coronavirus Fraud Prevention website. The Federal Trade Commission has also established a website with helpful information to help consumers avoid coronavirus-related scams.
  • Social Media Resources: Download the Apple COVID-19 Screening Tool. Follow the White House on Twitter and Facebook. Also follow HHS (Twitter/Facebook) and CDC (Twitter/Facebook) You can also find informational videos from Coronavirus Task Force members on mitigation, social distancing, etc. on the White House’s YouTube page.
  • Mental Health Resources: Natural disasters – including such pandemics as the coronavirus outbreak – can be overwhelming and also can seriously affect emotional health. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline – 1-800-985-5990 (or text TalkWithUs to 66746) – provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to anyone who is seeking help in coping with the mental or emotional effects caused by developments related to the coronavirus pandemic.  Learn more about the Disaster Distress Helpline here.
  • Administration Actions and Federal Agency Resources: USA.gov is cataloging all U.S. government activities related to coronavirus. From actions on health and safety to travel, immigration, and transportation to education, find pertinent actions here. Each Federal Agency has also established a dedicated coronavirus website, where you can find important information and guidance. They include: Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Education (DoED), Department of Agriculture (USDA), Small Business Administration (SBA), Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of State (DOS), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Commerce (DOC), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of the Treasury (USDT), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).

 

 

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines

State and Local Elected Officials –

 

Today, President Donald. J. Trump announced new guidelines to address COVID-19. Below, please find additional information on The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America: 15 Days to Slow the Spread. Please feel free to share broadly.

 

As a reminder, the CDC’s official Coronavirus website – www.coronavirus.gov – is the best source for up-to-date information and guidance.

 

Sincerely,

 

The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

 

William F. Crozer

Special Assistant to the President/Deputy Director

White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

O: 202-456-8491 | C: 202-881-8545 | E: William.F.Crozer@who.eop.gov

 

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America:

15 Days to Slow the Spread

 

  1. Listen to and follow the directions of your state and local authorities.

 

  1. If you feel sick, stay home.  Do not go to work.  Contact your medical provider.

 

  1. If your children are sick, keep them at home.  Do not send them to school.  Contact your medical provider.

 

  1. If someone in your household has tested positive for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home.  Do not go to work.  Do not go to school.  Contact your medical provider.

 

  1. If you are an older person, stay home and away from other people.

 

  1. If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.

 

  1. Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to stop the spread of the coronavirus:
    1. Work or engage in schooling from home whenever possible.
    2. If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.  You and your employers should follow CDC guidance to protect your health at work.
    3. Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
    4. Avoid eating or drinking in bars, restaurants, and food courts – use drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options.
    5. Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits.
    6. Do not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.

 

  1. Practice good hygiene:
    1. Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
    2. Avoid touching your face.
    3. Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
    4. Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.

 

* School operations can accelerate the spread of the coronavirus.  Governors of states with evidence of community transmission should close schools in affected and surrounding areas.  Governors should close schools in communities that are near areas of community transmission, even if those areas are in neighboring states.  In addition, state and local officials should close schools where coronavirus has been identified in the population associated with the school.  States and localities that close schools need to address childcare needs of critical responders, as well as the nutritional needs of children.

 

** Older people are particularly at risk from the coronavirus.  All states should follow Federal guidance and halt social visits to nursing homes and retirement and long-term care facilities.

 

*** In states with evidence of community transmission, bars, restaurants, food courts, gyms, and other indoor and outdoor venues where groups of people congregate should be closed.

 

Sanitary Sewer System Reminder

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