The Grafton City Council met Monday evening and approved a design
contract for phase two of the N. Starr addition on the south end of town.
The contract is with Kadrmas, Lee, and Jackson for just under
40-thousand-dollars. The installation of water, sewer, and electricity will
begin this spring when the frost thaws. But paving of the road won't be
Street and Wastewater Department Superintendent Mike Houska
told the Grafton City Council he's called for bids for sand and gravel for
flooding if it occurs. The bid deadline is March eleventh.
Also, Grafton Water Plant Superintendent Ken Miskavige was the
recipient of a national award. Miskavige earned the 2012 Operator of Merit
Award from the American Water Works Association. Miskavige received
the award last fall in Minot. Miskavige told KXPO Monday evening he has good
people working for him and that makes all the difference in the world. He says
service is emphasized and his people do good work for Grafton.
Miskavige also took the time to remind citizens of Grafton to once again,
remove snow from around the fire hydrants. There's been plenty of snow on the
ground from this storm and he says it's critically important snow be cleaned
at least four-feet away from the hydrants. That way firefighters can immediately
attach their hoses to a fire hydrant and start fighting a fire, instead of cleaning
the snow away from the hydrant first. Seconds, minutes, can save lives.