Holdingford Water & Sewer Project 2011

Written by
TaLeiza Calloway St Cloud Times
HOLDINGFORD — Holdingford’s water system is expected to be ready for the future after completion of about $4.5 million in water and street improvements.
City Engineer Scott Lange said there are three aspects to the work. Much of the processing equipment in the city’s wastewater treatment plant will be replaced, water and sewer mains on all city streets north of Washington Street and east of the Two Rivers river, except county roads and North High Court, will be replaced. New water meters will be installed to ensure accurate meter readings and billing, Lange said, and affected streets will be resurfaced when the work is done.
The city’s wastewater treatment plant was built in the early 1990s. The city’s water and sewer lines are more than 50 years old with some inching toward the 75-year mark, he said.
“The equipment is just worn out and needs to be replaced,” Lange said. “It’s a nice project. From a water quality perspective, (residents) will notice a difference.”
There also will be better water connections for firefighters and improved flow throughout the city, he said.
Replacement of the water and sewer mains started at the end of May. Improvements to the wastewater treatment plant will begin midsummer and the plan is for the new water meters to be in place this fall.
The goal is for contractors to complete all work near October or November, Lange said. A public meeting is slated for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Holdingford City Hall to provide the community with project updates.
Public meetings will be at 6 p.m. every Wednesday throughout the duration of the project.
The USDA Rural Development program is funding the project with a $3,873,000 loan and a $578,000 stimulus grant

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JULY 8-10, 2011

6:00-10:00 pm Classic/Antique Car/Motorcycle Show (on Main Street)
Line-up Starts at 2:00 pm  Judging is at 8:00 pm
For information contact Doug 320-746-2900/Gary 320-250-6457
7:00-11:00 pm “Walk of Hope” Cancer Walk-Football Field or High School Gym
7:00 pm 500 Card Tournament-All Saints Church Basement

8:00 am Co-ed Sand Volleyball Tournament-Veterans Park
8:00 am (7:30) Registration) 5K Walk/Run-All Saints Church Parking Lot
8:00 am (7:30 Registration) Kids Fun Run-All Saints Church Parking Lot
8:30-9:30 am Drop off Baked goods for Baking Contest (judging 9:30-11:30)
10:00 am Miniature Tractor Pull
11:00 am Sack Race
11:45 am Kiddie Parade
12:00 pm Large Parade
1:00 pm Pie Eating Contest
1:30 pm Area Firefighters Water Fight
1:30 pm Cake Walk (Outside by Lake Wobegon Cafe)
2:00 pm Bingo at American Legion
2:30 pm Elvis Impersonator Contest (Cash prizes awarded)
3:00 pm Adult ATV & Lawnmower Tractor Pull
4:30-7:00 pm Grilled Chicken Dinner @ City Center served by the Holdingford
Garden Club
5:00 pm Bean Bag Toss Tournament (Main Street)
5:30 pm Polka Mass-All Saints Church Grounds
7:00-9:00 pm Square Dancing at the American Legion
8:00-9:00pm Pot-O-Gold Drawing + Helping Hands Drawing
9:00 pm-1:00 am Street Dance-Wrist bands with nominal cover charge
10:00 pm Fireworks

8:30 am-12:30 pm Country Breakfast @ City Hall by the Community Country

  Inflatable games will be available on Saturday, July 9th.   Socks are required when entering the games.  Crafters and Food Booths will be open. Softball Tournaments.Youth Volleyball will be played.  Contact Gloria @320-746-2766 for more information.  FFA will be sponsoring a petting zoo and machinery display. Co-ed Volleyball Tournaments will be at the Veterans Memorial Park.  Contact Robb @320-249-4617 to enter a team.  Helping Hands will have a coffee cake bake sale.  The Ostendorf Band will be playing in the afternoon. If interested in being in the Elvis Impersonator Contest, please give Irene a call at (320)393-2472.  New this year will be our Bean Bag Toss Tournament..  Please call Michael at (320)267-8631 to enter your team.