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  • July 4th Fireworks in Wahkon

    July 4th fireworks will be on Tues. 7/4 and can be viewed best from Wahkon City & Veterans Parks. Boaters have a great view from beautiful Wahkon Bay. PLEASE keep boats at a safe distance from the display for everyone’s safety! We wholeheartedly accept donations for this patriotic event, which can be made to City of Wahkon PO Box 8, Wahkon, MN 56386-0008. The City of Wahkon would like to graciously thank the following for their donations toward the 2023 Fourth of July fireworks scheduled for Tues. July 4th. Their generosity is very much appreciated as we couldn’t hold this event without their financial support! Donations are still needed and can be mailed or dropped off at City Hall: City of Wahkon 151 2nd Street E PO Box 8 Wahkon, MN 56386-0008 Donations of $3550 have been received through June 28. Fireworks purchase order is $6000 and per the pyrotechnical company, $1000 produces approximately one-minute display. • Beachside Resort $100 • Copper Fox $200 • East Central Energy $100 • Frederickson Marina $250 • Island View Resort $200 • Isle Sportsman’s Club $500 • Jim’s Mille Lacs Disposal $200 • Meshigun Point Properties $250 • Mille Lacs Island Resort $200 • Mille Lacs Drift Skippers $250 • Sacred Heart Church $200 • SCI Broadband $200 • Wahkon Inn $200 • Wahkon Presbyterian Church $500 • Woelfle Group $200




    CITY OF WAHKON MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Wahkon City Council will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2023, at Wahkon City Hall, 151 2nd Street East, Wahkon, MN, to conduct a public hearing. The purpose of the public hearing is to hear from the public, discuss, and take action on an interim ordinance authorizing a study and imposing a moratorium on the operation of cannabis businesses in the city. Persons wishing to express an opinion regarding this matter are invited to attend and provide comments at the hearing or to submit written comments prior to or at the hearing. By: Karrie Roeschlein, Clerk/Treasurer Posted 6/21/2023: Wahkon City Hall Wahkon City Website Wahkon Post Office Mille Lacs Messenger: 6/28/2023 Posted 6/29/2023 AN INTERIM ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A STUDY AND IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON THE OPERATION OF CANNABIS BUSINESSES WITHIN THE CITY OF WAHKON

  • Special City Council Meeting Monday, August 14, 2023 @ 5:30 P.M.

    CITY OF WAHKON PUBLIC NOTICE Special City Council Meeting Monday, August 14, 2023 @ 5:30 P.M. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a special meeting of the City of Wahkon City Council has been called to address the following agenda items: CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC HEARING ON FINAL LAYOUT FOR STATE PROJECT 4804- 23, THE RECONSTRUCTION OF TRUNK HIGHWAY 27 FROM WEST OF SOUTH MAIN STREET TO EAST OF NORTH MAIN STREET DISCUSS AND CONSIDER MUNICIPAL APPROVAL OF STATE PROJECT 4804-23 ADJOURNMENT The special meeting will be held on Monday, August 14, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. in Wahkon City Hall located at 151 2nd Street E., Wahkon, MN 56386. The regular city council meeting will follow at 6:00 p.m. Karrie Roeschlein City Clerk/Treasurer Notified City Council Members ________ Posted June 14, 2023 at Wahkon City Hall & Wahkon Post Office Emailed MLM & others requesting meeting notifications _________ 882726.v1


    CITY OF WAHKON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Wahkon, Minnesota will conduct a public hearing on Monday, August 14, 2023 at 5:30 p.m., or as soon as possible thereafter, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 151 2nd St. E., Wahkon, Minnesota. The public hearing will be held for the following purposes: Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 161.164, the City of Wahkon has received the final layout for State Project 4804-23, the reconstruction of Trunk Highway 27 from west of South Main Street to east of North Main Street, to be constructed in 2026 (the “Project”). A public hearing is necessary before the City determines whether to provide the required municipal consent for the Project. One or more representatives from MnDOT will be present at the public hearing to present the final layout for the Project. Any person wishing to express an opinion on the Project will be heard either orally or in writing at the public hearing. Written comments may also be provided prior to the hearing and should be addressed to: City Clerk-Treasurer, City of Wahkon, 151 2nd Street E., P.O. Box 8, Wahkon, MN, 56386. Dated: June 21, 2023 /s/ Karrie Roeschlein City Clerk-Treasurer Published 6/21/2023 in Mille Lacs Messenger

  • Public Input Wanted as County: Updates Hazard Mitigation Plan

    Sheriff Kyle A. Burton Chief Deputy Aaron Evenson Mille Lacs County MILLE LACS COUNTY NEWS RELEASE June 8, 2023 Public Input Wanted as County Updates Hazard Mitigation Plan Mille Lacs County residents, community leaders, business owners, area agencies and organizations now have an opportunity to share how severe weather events impact their property and lives. There is also an opportunity to share their ideas on how to reduce local impacts in the future. The Mille Lacs County Office of Emergency Management is working with U-Spatial at the University of Minnesota Duluth to update the county’s Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The plan assesses the natural hazards that pose risk to the county, such as tornadoes, straight line winds, ice storms, blizzards, wildfire, flooding, and extreme temperatures and identifies ways to minimize the damage of future events. As the county works to update the plan, it wants to hear from the public. The Mille Lacs County HMP is a multi-jurisdictional plan that covers Mille Lacs County, including the cities of Bock, Foreston, Isle, Milaca, Onamia, Pease, Princeton, and Wahkon. The Mille Lacs County HMP also incorporates the concerns and needs of townships, school districts, and area agencies or organizations participating in the plan. The plan will be updated by a planning team made up of representatives from county departments, local municipalities, school districts and other key stakeholders. When completed, the plan will be submitted to the Minnesota Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for approval. “Hazard mitigation planning is a central part of our emergency management program,” said Andy Beckstrom, Mille Lacs County Emergency Management Director. “Understanding the natural hazards that can cause serious impact to our communities and taking action to reduce or eliminate the impact of future disasters makes us more resilient. Hazard mitigation helps us to break the cycle of damage and repair caused by things like flooding, ice storms, and severe wind events that can damage property, stress economies, and threaten life safety in our county.” Examples of hazard mitigation include:  Conducting public outreach on severe weather awareness and preparedness  Limiting or restricting development in floodplain areas  Removing existing buildings from flood or erosion prone hazard areas  Using snow fences to limit blowing and drifting of snow over road corridors  Constructing tornado safe rooms in vulnerable areas such as mobile home parks  Burying overhead powerlines that may fail due to heavy snow, ice, or windstorms Some mitigation activities may be eligible for future FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant funding. Public input is an essential part of the plan update. As part of the planning process, Mille Lacs County is seeking feedback from residents and businesses from across the county to incorporate into the plan:  What are the natural hazards you feel pose the greatest risk to your community?  What concerns do you have, and what sorts of actions do you feel would help to reduce damages of future hazard events in your community or the county as a whole? Comments, concerns, or questions regarding natural disasters and potential mitigation actions to be included into the plan update should be submitted to Mille Lacs County Emergency Management by phone, email, or by posting a comment via a social media posting of this article. There will be additional opportunities for public feedback throughout the planning process. A draft of the plan will be made available for public review prior to submission of the plan to the State of Minnesota. Future news releases will be shared with the media to notify the public of these opportunities. The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) requires counties to update their plan every 5 years to maintain eligibility for FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs. Contact ANDY BECKSTROM MILLE LACS COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR Phone: (320) 983-8288 Email: Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office 640 3rd St SE, Milaca, MN 56353 Phone: (320) 983-8250 Fax: (320) 983-8343 Follow us on Facebook Mille Lacs County Jail & Dispatch 640 3rd St SE, Milaca, MN 56353 Phone-Jail: (320) 983-8244 Phone-Dispatch: (320) 983-8257 Fax-Jail: (320) 983-8419 Fax-Dispatch: (320) 983-8270

  • May 8, 2023 Wahkon Council Meeting Full Agenda

    Full Agenda for May 8, 2023 Wahkon City Council Meeting. LINK:

  • City of Wahkon Looking to Hire Seasonal Maintenance Worker

    The City of Wahkon is accepting applications for a part-time seasonal maintenance position to work under the direction of the public works supervisor. This position involves mowing grass and various other maintenance work. Qualified applicants must be at least 16 years old with a valid MN driver’s license, and must be comfortable operating motorized lawn equipment and performing other light and heavy physical labor with an ability to consistently lift/carry up to 80 lbs. Flexible weekday hours between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., averaging 10-15 hours per week. Starting hourly wage of $14 - $16 depending upon qualifications and experience. The position is open until filled. The City of Wahkon is an equal employment opportunity employer. Position Title: Seasonal Maintenance Department: Public Works Reports to: Public Works Supervisor Status: Part-Time Seasonal PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Seasonal Maintenance position performs a variety of general maintenance. Hours are flexible and average 10-15 hours/week, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. POSITION DESCRIPTION ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Performs manual labor and heavy lifting under all weather conditions. Assists full time employees in various maintenance and repair tasks (may include, but not limited to: mowing, clipping, trimming, planting, cleaning, painting, operating equipment, shoveling, other miscellaneous tasks) in the Public Works department. Operates various motorized and non-motorized equipment. May drive vehicle to various job sites. Follows all safety requirements of each job task and specific equipment. Cooperates and follows all work direction from Public Works supervisor. PERIPHERAL DUTIES Responsible for the safety, upkeep and maintenance of equipment Notifies supervisor of problems or safety related issues Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing Other duties as delegated MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must be at least 16 years old Must have a valid Minnesota driver’s license with a good driving record Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT Landscaping equipment including mowers, edgers, weed trimmers; miscellaneous equipment and small tools PHYSICAL DEMANDS This is a physically challenging position which requires some heavy lifting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms; required to stand, walk and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or logical to the position. The job description does not constitute an employee agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. Apply by downloading the application online or you can pick up an application at City Hall, located at 151 2nd Street E. Link to job listing: Send your complete application to us by email or by dropping it off at City Hall. Please call Karrie at (320) 495-3441 with questions or to pick up an application. The position is open until filled. The City of Wahkon is an equal employment opportunity employer.

  • First Annual Combined Clean Up Day CITY OF WAHKON & CITY OF ISLE Saturday June 3rd 9AM – 1PM

    ATTENTION: In order to continue this vital community event, the Cites of Isle & Wahkon have combined their clean-up days! The event will be held in Wahkon in 2023 and then in Isle 2024, switching locations every year. Furthermore, due to high costs to hold such an event, nominal disposal fees will be charged. THIS IS NO LONGER A FREE EVENT. First Annual Combined CITY OF WAHKON & CITY OF ISLE Clean Up Day Saturday June 3rd 9AM – 1PM In order to continue this spring event, the City of Wahkon and City of Isle Annual Clean Up days will be combined. Please bring all home and yard clean up items to Wahkon City Hall Parking Area located at 151 - 2nd Street E. Wahkon, MN. This newly combined service is provided by Wahkon and Isle taxpayers. New this year, all customers will be charged a minimal disposal cost for items they bring. All customers who live in Wahkon or Isle city limits bring your property tax statement or utility bill and you will receive $1.00 off every item you dispose of. Note: Having Isle or Wahkon mailing address does not necessarily mean you are in city limits; if you are unsure, please call city hall. ACCEPTABLE ITEMS Household Appliances $10-$30w/f Dry Paint Cans & Misc Items Computers & Components $10-$30 Televisions $30 Tires $6 - $105 (up to tractor w/rim) Oil Filters $2 Mattress, Box Spring & Chairs $20 Propane 20# Tanks $5 UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS 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 Recycling Item

  • Regular Monthly Council Meeting Monday, April 10, 2023 @ 6:00 PM

    CITY OF WAHKON PUBLIC NOTICE Regular Monthly Council Meeting Monday, April 10, 2023 @ 6:00 PM NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wahkon City Council will be conducting their regular monthly council meeting as noted above. Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 13D.02, councilmember Tony Button will be participating via interactive television from the resort community room, which is open and accessible to the public, located at: Sunshine RV Resort 303 S.R. 70 East Lake Placid, Florida 33852 This regular monthly council meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Wahkon Community Hall, located at 151 - 2nd Street E., Wahkon, MN 56386. Karrie Roeschlein City Clerk/Treasurer • Emailed to council 4/5/2023 • Posted at Wahkon City Hall & Wahkon Post Office 4/5/2023 • Emailed to MLM & others requesting meeting notifications 4/5/2023

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