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Wakefield takes action on basement flooding


March 10, 2020

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A BUILDING that once housed the Wakefield Hotel on Sunday Lake Street in Wakefield collapsed late Sunday night and is condemned and cordoned. The Rev. Matthew Minier of Sagola, Mich., is the property owner and has an adjacent structure still standing has been used by Grace Baptist Church for summer services


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WAKEFIELD - Members of the Wakefield City Council took action Monday evening that they hope will help to keep basements of city property owners dry this spring and beyond.

At the recommendation of City Manager Rob Brown, council members approved hiring Xylem Water Solutions USA, Inc., of Pewaukee, Wis., to inspect and maintain all city lift stations. Xylem is also the city's lift pump vendor.

"The city hasn't had a maintenance program for these pumps, and we see what happens when they fail," Brown said to the council.

In his written report, Brown sai...

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