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September 17, 2009
Letter: Do citizens have a voice?
In regard to the Diamond Lake sewer debacle, it looks like the citizens of Diamond Lake have no voice in what happens to their property. After several meetings of the Diamond Lake Association and its members, data has been reported to show that 70 percent of the property owners do...
September 17, 2009 - 12:00am
September 14, 2009
Letter: A ploy by the county board?
In the Aug. 31 article in the West Central Tribune, "Time is running out, but... Residents question extension of sewer to Diamond", Gene Platt questionins why his inspected septic now fails, and Harlan Madsen's answer is that the county only certifies "as it was designed" Well, being...
September 14, 2009 - 12:00am
September 12, 2009
Letter: Diamond Lake says no to sewer
Two years of dragging it along and the commissioners now say a deadline of Oct. 2010! If they would have said upgrade your septics back then, most would be completed. So many false rumors, one is the sewer system will clean the lake and we need it now. That's false but there never...
September 12, 2009 - 12:00am
Letter: Catering to Green Lake?
I wonder why the roads on Green Lake are always kept up, new curb, trees, fine roads. Any other lake around has broken potholed roads. I wonder why the eight-inch main sewer pipe is being run six to seven miles out of the way, when there is an eight-inch forced main on Green Lake...
September 12, 2009 - 12:00am
August 31, 2009
Residents question extension of sewer to Diamond Lake
ATWATER -- Based on the questions and comments during informational meetings over the weekend in Atwater, it's obvious not all 300 homeowners around Diamond Lake are keen about a proposal to link up with the Green Lake Sanitary Sewer and Water District. But there may not be many...
August 31, 2009 - 12:00am
July 23, 2009
Design contract of more than $260,000 for western collector sewer has support of Willmar's City Council
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council has approved a $260,630 contract with wastewater project consultant Donohue and Associates to design a major sanitary sewer line to serve the western area of the city. Called the western collector sewer, the line would route wastewater flow directly...
July 23, 2009 - 12:00am
May 22, 2009
First comes the line
May 22, 2009 - 12:00am
Residents of Diamond Lake agree to discuss sewer system with county commissioners
WILLMAR -- Diamond Lake residents have agreed to work with Kandiyohi County and the Green Lake Sanitary Sewer and Water District to develop a sanitary sewer system on the lake. What that system is, however, may still be a point of discussion.
May 22, 2009 - 12:00am
May 6, 2009
For residents of Diamond Lake, sewer plan is bit of a headache
WILLMAR -- The clock is ticking for the 70 percent of Diamond Lake residents who need to bring their non-conforming septic systems up to code by the state's July 2010 deadline. So far there's been no agreement on the type of replacement system, even though there is agreement that...
May 6, 2009 - 12:00am
April 25, 2009
Ditch hearing is May 19 on Svea-Blomkest sewer
WILLMAR -- A project to build stabilization ponds for a sanitary sewer system for Blomkest and Svea cannot begin until issues are resolved for discharging treated water into a county ditch. The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners has agreed to conduct a public hearing at 10:15...
April 25, 2009 - 12:00am
April 15, 2009
April 15, 2009 - 12:00am
April 6, 2009
Kandiyohi intends to partner with Green Lake sewer, water
SPICER -- The promise of $2 million in federal stimulus money and a plan to have service within a year has prompted the city of Kandiyohi to turn to the Green Lake Sanitary Sewer and Water District as a new partner. The town of 555 intends to abandon its 60-year-old mechanical sewer...
April 6, 2009 - 12:00am
March 4, 2009
Diamond Lake residents have until the first week of May to decide on a plan for sanitary sewer system
WILLMAR -- A committee that's studying what kind of sanitary sewer system Diamond Lake should construct said it will bring an answer to the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners by no later than May 5. The commissioners said Tuesday they want to see the project completed by 2010...
March 4, 2009 - 12:00am
February 6, 2009
Willmar Council OKs sewer rate hike to finance wastewater project
WILLMAR -- The lack of public comment at this week's Willmar City Council hearing on double-digit sewer rates increases to finance the $86 million wastewater treatment project was somewhat surprising to City Administrator Michael Schmit. But community members and the council have...
February 6, 2009 - 12:00am
January 16, 2009
Letter: Diamond Lake sewer saga
Diamond Lake sewer saga again? First time around, the only votes that counted for accepting or rejecting the Green Lake sewer system were members of the Diamond Lake Association. Now we shore owners had our septics inspected mandatory! Mine didn't pass, however I have the original...
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am