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Rec-Tech Outdoor Solutions Updated COVID-19 Statement







Dear Valued Customers,

At Rec-Tech Outdoor Solutions, our top priority is the health and safety of our customers and employees. We have been paying close attention to this ever-changing situation, and we are proactively adapting and creating policies to address concerns surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Our Plato, 200 4th Ave, SE, retail location will be temporarily closed due to Governor Waltz’s Emergency Executive Stay at Home Order 20-20 and all of our efforts to keep people, including our staff and customers safe. We will continue to accept and answer customer calls and emails during this time. Our retail location will reopen for customers when official notice regarding changes or removal of the order is given.

We are following local, national, and federal health recommendations to help slow the spread of the virus and keep those at increased risk safer. We are following specific recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health.


State of Minnesota:

We will continue to evaluate this situation and provide updates as things change. We thank you in advance for your business and understanding during this time of fluidity, and we look forward to continuing to serve your needs. Simply visit to stay up to date with any further changes.


Rec-Tech Outdoor Solutions


Zero incidents of COVID-19 transmission from print surfaces

According to Earl J. Wilkinson, Executive Director and CEO of the International News Media Association (INMA) there has never been a documented incident whereby the COVID-19 virus has been transmitted from a print newspaper, print magazine, print letter, or print package, according to the world’s top doctors and scientists. Follow the link below for more information.

HLWW School Board work session slated Monday, March 23

The Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board is slated to meet for a regularly scheduled work session Monday, March 23 at 6 p.m. in the high school media center.

Items to be discussed include:

• Agreement for meal services at Holy Trinity;

• Distance learning plan;

• Levy consultant presentations; and

• District mission statement/vision and goals.


Statement on city operations from Waverly Mayor Connie Holmes

WAVERLY, MN – Until further notice, The City of Waverly will operate under a plan to deliver and continue only essential services while minimizing direct person-to-person contact with our employees. .

The City closed public access to facilities beginning March 16, 2020 until further notice. (The council will evaluate the situation and the State of Minnesota directions on an ongoing basis.) The City will continue to perform essential services as defined below and employees will be available by telephone and email during the facilities closure. We appreciate our resident’s patience and understanding of this decision.

Fire, Emergency Response and Medical Response:

If you have a fire or medical emergency, call 911. The non-emergency number at Wright County Sheriff’s Department is 763-682-1162.

The Waverly Volunteer Fire Department continues to be staffed and responding to calls as normal. As a precaution, the Fire Department may limit the number of persons responding to your medical emergency.

Please refer to the following guide for essential and other services:.

Water/Sewer Utilities: The City of Waverly Public Works will continue to operate, but the office is closed to the public. To reach Public Works for a matter concerning Water/Sewer Utilities, please call (763) 658-4217 and speak with Maintenance Supervisor Jason Karels

Utility Connections/disconnections and Payments: Utility Connections/disconnections can still be scheduled, call 763-658-1585 to schedule. With respect to your bill, the office staff at City Hall will be available to answer questions about your bill, but access to the office is closed to the public. Call (763) 658-4217 and ask for Alicia or Chris. Payments by either check or cash may be placed in the drop-box located immediately to the right of the door at City Hall. This deposits directly into the city office. If you would like a receipt, please indicate that on your envelope for payment and include an email or mailing address. Electronic Payments:
PSN Payment System Link (available on City of Waverly web site – )

Payments can always be made by Mail:

City of Waverly
PO Box 189
Waverly, MN 55390

Building and Permitting:

The City’s Building Permit functions will continue its operation during this time. Building permits can be emailed to: . If you have questions about building permits, would like to pick up a form (also available on the web site) or would like to make an electronic payment for a building permit, please call (763) 658-4217 for assistance.

Planning and Zoning:

The City is continuing planning and zoning activities. Please call or email City Clerk/Treasurer Deb Ryks for assistance: (763) 658-4217 or

Administration and Finance:

The City is continuing to operate its administrative and finance functions. Please contact City Hall with questions (763) 658-4217 during regular business hours Mon-Thurs 8am -5:30 pm and Friday 8am – noon.

Streets, Parks, Trails, Storm Water:

Waverly Public Works Department will continue to provide essential services. Please contact Waverly City Hall for matters related to these items: (763) 658-4217.

Village Hall and Legion Park Rentals

The City will not be able to rent either Village Hall or the Pavilion at Legion Park for any date until the government restriction on number allowed to gather is lifted. You can, however, inquire about rentals in May, June and later and should restrictions remain all deposits will be returned in full. Call Chris at City Hall (763) 658-4217 for information.

Use of the Council Meeting Room

Until further notice the Council Meeting Room will not be available for other than city/fire department meetings.

Council and Commission Meetings

The Waverly City Council will continue to meet in person (observing a six foot rule) until decided otherwise. If necessary the Council will meet by phone. Planning and Zoning will meet in March and make a decision about future meetings going forward. EDA will not meet until further notice, nor will the Parks Commission.

The Waverly Municipal Liquor Store

The Muni OFF Sale will remain open during the regular hours 9am-10pm. There is no plan at this time to shorten hours or to close. The ON Sale is closed until further notice.

We will update this information as necessary.

The Staff and Council will make every effort to provide services in a safe and reliable manner. Stay safe everyone and thank you for understanding. 

HLWW/DC symposium delivered updates on kids and mental health; social media

HLWW – Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (HLWW) High School hosted a community symposium dedicated to the health and safety of students March 12.
HLWW and Dassel-Cokato Schools partner for the annual event, and trade hosting duties each year.
During the school day, students rotated through presentations from several organizations, including the Emily Program – body image and eating disorders; NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness; and MN Teen Challenge – substance abuse.
A free meal was offered at the HLWW Commons, and the symposium continued in the auditorium with speakers detailing mental health and social media issues impacting students locally, today.
See the March 20 editions of Herald Journal and the Enterprise Dispatch for full details.

Funeral notice: Larry A. Decker, 70, of Waverly

WAVERLY, MN – Larry Allen Decker, age 70, of Waverly, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020.
A Celebration of Life will take place at the American Legion in Mound at a later date. In lieu of sending flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Larry to Ridgeview Foundation – Cancer Care.