Tracy Hodel

Best Time of Day to Water Lawn in St. Cloud
Best Time of Day to Water Lawn in St. Cloud
Best Time of Day to Water Lawn in St. Cloud
The drought in Central Minnesota has added stress to our lawns. St. Cloud Public Services Director Tracy Hodel indicates there are better times of day than others to water lawns. She says you don't want to be watering lawns in the middle of the day during the warmest part of the day due to evaporation.
St. Cloud Pot Hole and Flood Preparation Update
St. Cloud Pot Hole and Flood Preparation Update
St. Cloud Pot Hole and Flood Preparation Update
The City of St. Cloud has been working on filling pot holes this week. That according to St. Cloud Public Services Director Tracy Hodel. She says they've been using a combination of cold mix and heated up mix to fill these pot holes the best they can. Hodel acknowledges these patches aren't likely to hold for long due to the freeze, thaw cycle, we're in.
Snow Events Causing Challenges for St. Cloud Public Works Budget
Snow Events Causing Challenges for St. Cloud Public Works Budget
Snow Events Causing Challenges for St. Cloud Public Works Budget
Two large snow events in December, one in January, this week's snow event and a few smaller ones scattered throughout the winter have consequences for the St. Cloud Public Works department budget. St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis and St. Cloud Public Services Director Tracy Hodel joined me on WJON.
St. Cloud Residents Are Using Lots of Water at This Time of Day
St. Cloud Residents Are Using Lots of Water at This Time of Day
St. Cloud Residents Are Using Lots of Water at This Time of Day
St. Cloud is not experiencing the drought like conditions this year we did last year. That means there are no restrictions on watering or water use. Tracy Hodel is the Public Works Director for the city of St. Cloud. She says it is optimal for people to water their lawns when the sun isn't out to avoid evaporation.
Sewer System Upgrade on Southeast Side of St. Cloud
Sewer System Upgrade on Southeast Side of St. Cloud
Sewer System Upgrade on Southeast Side of St. Cloud
The city of St. Cloud is working on a sewer system upgrade on the southeast side of St. Cloud. Tracy Hodel is the Public Works Director for the City of St. Cloud. She says the work is being done on 9th Avenue Southeast and Minnesota Boulevard Southeast.
Rainy May Has Impacts for St. Cloud Water Usage
Rainy May Has Impacts for St. Cloud Water Usage
Rainy May Has Impacts for St. Cloud Water Usage
The heavy rains in May has had numerous impacts on the St. Cloud water supply. Tracy Hodel is the Public Works Director for the city of St. Cloud. She says the impacts of the rainy May impacted all aspects of what they do with water in the community.
A Rainy Spring in Central MN Could Help Water Levels
A Rainy Spring in Central MN Could Help Water Levels
A Rainy Spring in Central MN Could Help Water Levels
A drought impacted Central Minnesota last summer and fall. St. Cloud Public Services Director Tracy Hodel joined me on WJON this week. She says St. Cloud is at normal water levels but to maintain that we could use a "significant amount of rain" to get over the water level hump we're at right now.

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