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In case you're not aware of it, there's a Website that you can go to directly to see if the government owes you any money or unclaimed property !

Yep; this is a 'real deal', it's free AND IT WORKS; I've used it.

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The Delinquent Monthly Utility Bill Reports & Employee 'Time Off' Requests Hidden In The City Council's 'Consent Agenda' ?? (See Above!) Because They Are, Information That Should Be Readily Available To City Residents, Is NOT AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC Via The City's 'Official' Website.For More Information And More Questions That I Sought Answers For, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
What Took Place In This Building Below At The
Many 'Closed' City Council Meetings ??
'Closed' Meetings That The
PUBLIC WAS NOT ALLOWED TO ATTEND !!

Yet, TAXPAYERS Got Handed A Bill For
$50,000.00 FOR LEGAL FEES  !!
(Sound Familiar ??)

Also, As With The Victoria City Officials,
Did Hamburg City Officials, Too,
VIOLATE MINNESOTA'S 'OPEN MEETING LAW' BY THEIR ACTIONS ??
Former Minnesota Commerce Commissioner MICHAEL ROTHMAN
Instead of being thrown out of office as he should have been, Rothman resigned because he is seeking to be elected
MINNESOTA  ATTORNEY GENERAL
in 2018 !!
MICHAEL ROTHMAN
THE MAN WHO WANTS TO BE MINNESOTA'S NEXT ATTORNEY GENERAL RECENTLY
COST
MINNESOTA TAXPAYERS
ONE MILLION DOLLARS !!

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Minnesota's
Commissioner Of Commerce
RESIGNS !!
Like I've said previously,
LOCAL GOVERNMENT 'MIRRORS'
STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS
(And It's The TAXPAYERS Who LOSE !!)

Because there was little or no 'public attendance' at Hamburg City Council Meetings during my term, residents of the city really had no idea that numerous 'closed' City Council Meetings were taking place (Sorry; city residents aren't invited because they're not allowed to attend) and what was being discussed at those meetings that initially, literally wasted about $33,000.00  HAMBURG TAXPAYER DOLLARS !!

The only way that city residents found out about this unconscionable MASSIVE WASTE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS BY HAMBURG CITY OFFICIALS taking place was because I posted that PUBLIC information of my Official Hamburg City Councilmember Website. (City officials would go on to WASTE ANOTHER $17,000.00, on ADDITIONAL legal expenses, which I also posted on my Website.) PLEASE CLICK HERE !!
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WHY WEREN'T THEIR ACTIONS EVER INVESTIGATED ??

After What I Witnessed & Experienced During My Four Year City Council Member Term, They Should ALL Be In Jail Because Of Their Words, Actions & Misdeeds !!
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     Seven Of The Most Vicious And Vindictive City Officials That  I've       Ever Met & Should Never Have Trusted  Who  RECEIVED, And
CONTINUE To Receive,  THOUSANDS  Of TAXPAYER DOLLARS !!
  WHY WEREN'T THEIR ACTIONS EVER INVESTIGATED ??
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Here's Another Elected Official That The Residents Of Hennepin County Can Count On ...........
HENNEPIN COUNTY ATTORNEY
MIKE FREEMAN
NAMED PRESIDENT
Of The
NATIONAL DISTRICT
ATTORNEY'S ASSOCIATION
At Their Annual Summer Meeting Held In Minneapolis On July 17th And Attended By United States Attorney General
Jeff Sessions

For More Information
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Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman
Information Located Somewhere On One Or More Webpages Of This Website Was Either  Added, Deleted Or Motified On January 16, 2018

ARE  SOME  OF  THE
OFFICIALS  IN SOME
OF  MINNESOTA'S
CITIES AND COUNTIES
'DYSFUNCTIONAL' ??

Please Click On The Links Below
(Folks; You CAN'T Make This Stuff Up !!)

BROWN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Declined Plan To Allow Testing Of
Water From Private Wells

CITY OF BLAINE

FOREST LAKE CITY COUNCIL
Disband Its Police Department ??!!

HAMBURG CITY COUNCIL
Learn About What I Saw, Heard &
Experienced As A City Council Member
In This 'Small Town' Of About 516 People

And, Did Hamburg City Officials, Like Victoria
City Officials, ALSO Violate
MINNESOTA'S 'OPEN MEETING LAW'  ??

Former Richfield Mayor & Second Year
HENNEPIN COUNTY COMMISSIONER
DEBBIE GOETTEL
Spends $55,000.00TAXPAYER DOLLARS Remodeling Her County Office

INFERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
SPENT $20 MILLION Dollars To
COLLECT ONLY $6.7 MILLION Dollars

LAKE ELMO CITY COUNCIL

LAKE ELMO CITY COUNCIL (2)

CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS
Former Mayor 'Second Guessing'  Police Chief

CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS (2)
Mayor 'Wannbees' Disband MPD ??

CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS (3)
City Council Votes Itself & Incoming New Mayor An 'Unbudgeted' $10,000.00 Annual Pay Raise !!

NEW BRIGHTON CITY COUNCIL

NEW BRIGHTON CITY COUNCIL (2)

ORONO CITY COUNCIL

ROCHESTER CITY COUNCIL

SHAKOPEE CITY COUNCIL

STEWARTVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT
('Shaming' Students Because Of Debt?)

VICTORIA CITY COUNCIL
A Mayor & Two City Council Persons Who, Like Me, Want To Do 'The Right Thing' But, Like Me, Face Opposition From The Actions Of The Former Mayor & City Council Members Who
VIOLATED MINNESOTA'S
'OPEN MEETING LAW' 38 TIMES !!

ALSO, ViSIT THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE

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The Maintenance And Grooming Of The Two Ballfields, Basketball Court, Bi-Centennial Park As Well As The Maintenance And Upkeep Of All Of The Other City Owned Property Is Accomplished By The City's Full Time Public Works Employee.

During My Four Years As A Hamburg City Council Member, I Thoroughly Enjoyed Working With Him On Various Projects; (Installation Of An Emergency Generator At The City's Main Lift Station, Reconstruction Of The Jacob Street 'Grinder Station, Etc.) And I Will Not Soon Forget Working Shoulder-To-Shoulder With Him For About Sixteen Hours Straight During The Flooding Hamburg Experienced On The June 19, 2014 When We Received 5" Of Rain !!

Also, He Initially Was, And Remains,  A Good Friend And A Great Neighbor !!

Lowest Temperature So Far This Season Was On December 30, 2017  When
It Dropped To -17.5 Degrees !!
In 2018
PLEASE
RE-ELECT
AREN'T THESE FINE EXAMPLES OF GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS BELOW THAT RECEIVED TAXPAYER DOLLARS ??

FORMER STILLWATER MAYOR GETS YEAR IN PRISON, MUST PAY $2 MILLION TO INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
For More Information, PLEASE CLICK HERE

FORMER CONGRESSMAN FROM NEW YORK SENTENCED TO 21 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON
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MINNESOTA GETS D+ GRADE IN 2012 STATE INTEGRITY INVESTIGATION
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MORE WASTING OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS ...........
LOCAL GOVERNMENT 'MIRRORS' STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS
(And It's The TAXPAYERS Who LOSE !!)
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HENNEPIN COUNTY SHERIFF
RICH STANEK
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To learn about some of what I experienced during my four year term
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For The Purpose Of 'Safekeeping' And Creating A 'Chain Of Evidence', I Sent A Copy Of My Computer's Hard Drive To The FBI While I Was A City Council Member. After I Retrieved My Computer Hard Drive From The FBI, I Personally Provided It To City Councilmember Chris Lund (Now Current Hamburg Mayor) Who Promptly Turned It Over To Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer Jeremy Gruenhagen.

Unless They 'Wore Gloves', The Fingerprints Of  EVERYONE Who Touched Or Handled My Hard Drive After I Turned It
Over To The City, Are Now
On That  Hard Drive.

Ask Any Forensic Scientist; With The Recent Advances In Technology, Fingerprints Are Recoverable From Metal Surfaces Almost Indefinitely !!

My Hard Drive Was Housed In
A Metal Enclosure, Is Now Back In My Possession, And Has Been Carefully Stored, Ever Since !!
REMEMBER THIS ??
Because It Involves The Spending Of Taxpayer  Dollars, This Is 'Public Information' And Obtained
From The City of Hamburg Website.
"CALLED TO RISE"
Read A Critique Of  A Book Written By A Former Law Enforcement Officer Containing Disturbing Misinformation And Omits Important Facts Involving 'Officer Involved' Shootings By Police, INCLUDING The Incident In Falcon Heights, Minnesota.
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HERE'S SOMETHING ELSE THAT YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW .........

While serving my four year term on the Hamburg City Council (2013-2016), Councilmember Chris Lund (now Hamburg Mayor Chris Lund) wanted the City to spend/donate thousands of Taxpayer dollars so the City could get involved with the 'renting out' of an inflatable 'Bouncy House'. That made no sense to me and the (contract) City Attorney AGREED with me !! Here's the response that Hamburg City Clerk Treasurer Jeremy Gruenhagen received from the (contract) City Attorney:

"Jeremy, I had a chance to review Council Member Odom’s email regarding the inflatable jumping house.  From a conservative legal standpoint, my advice to the City of Hamburg pretty much echoes the concerns set forth by Mr. Odoms.  I have heard some horror stories about how use of these types of inflatable's can result in injuries and lawsuits."

Citing liability to the City as well as a number of other factors, I, fortunately, was able to dissuade the City from getting involved in this ridiculous idea. And, I was right to do so.

To See Why I was Right, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
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In many cases, there is no pattern or method to the selection of victims by an active shooter, and these situations are, by their very nature, unpredictable and evolve quickly.

To learn what YOU can do to protect yourself and others in an 'ACTIVE SHOOTER' Situation, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek talks about what his department is doing. Please 'click' on the graphic below to learn more.
Minnesota's 'new' $90 MILLION Driver's License and Motor Vehicle Registration System (known as MNLARS) has continually failed to meet promised expectations. Since it's ceremonious 'launch' last July, Minnesota residents have been forced to wait for as long as TWO HOURS; others were TOTALLY UNABLE, to renew their Driver's Licenses and Vehicle Registration information !! For more information, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

FINALLY, the 'political machinery' in St. Paul took some action for this mammoth failure of service to Minnesota residents; none the less of which was placing Paul Meekin, listed as the 'Project Director' of MNLARS, on a 'leave of absence' and he is 'not available,” according to a spokeswoman for MN.IT, the state’s Information Technology Department. It is unknown whether he is still receiving Taxpayer dollars during his 'leave of absence' or if he is on an unpaid 'leave of absence'.

It's my 'best guess' is that he probably is still receiving a 'regular paycheck' from Minnesota Taxpayers.

The November 29, 2017 of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune newspaper reports that the State of Minnesota has now signed a contract for ANOTHER $26 MILLION MORE Taxpayer dollars to 'fix' it's MNLARS system !! For more information, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

The December 29, 2017 edition of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune newspaper reported that, Tom Baden, the Commissioner of Minnesota's Information Technology Services and Minnesota's Chief Information Officer, is 'retiring'. Baden's 'retirement' comes as the Information Technology organization continues to experience a myriad of complaints about MNLARS; Minnesota over priced, ineffective licensing and registration system which has caused massive delays for Minnesota residents trying to get their vehicles registered, renew their license tabs or transfer license plates. As stated above, the State of Minnesota recently signed a contract for ANOTHER 426 MILLION MORE to try to 'fix' what Minnesota's Information Technology Services, under Baden's 'watch', couldn't.

Baden's 'retirement/departure' is long overdue. He's yet another example of a government employee who's 'picked the pockets' of Minnesotans far too long and was far too short on accomplishments. For more information, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

All at the expense of Minnesota Taxpayers !! WHEN will it EVER end ??
THOUSANDS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS TOTALLY WASTED !!
How Much Did This
'Hairbrain Idea'
Cost Hamburg Taxpayers
Just In
ENGINEERING FEES ALONE ??
Today's' Website Show Is My October 23, 2009 Interview With Former Carver County Sheriff Bud Olson Who Faithfully, Fairly And Impartially, Enforced The Law And Served Carver County Residents With Dedication For Twelve Years Before Retiring To South Dakota With His Wife Mary.

"Things" Were  SURE A LOT BETTER BACK THEN Compared To Now !!

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"A CONCERNED, TAXPAYING CITIZEN EXPOSING WASTEFUL SPENDING OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS BY LOCAL & STATE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS; 'CALLING OUT' & HOLDING THOSE OFFICIALS, AND OTHER TAXPAYER PAID EMPLOYEES, ACCOUNTABLE  FOR THEIR BAD BEHAVIOR, INCOMPETENCE, INAPPROPRIATE ACTIONS & PUBLIC MISCONDUCT."
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The Webmaster Of This Website Is  A Retired Hennepin County Deputy Sheriff (1969-1984) Who Attained The Rank Of Sergeant In Two
Of It's Departmental Divisions.

NOTHING In My Impressive And Stellar 18+ Year Law Enforcement Career Would Prepare Me
For What I Saw, Heard & Experienced
During My 'Eye-Opening'  Four Year Term
As A Member Of The Hamburg City Council !!

It's NO WONDER People Don't Trust Some Elected  & Other (Local, State & Federal) Government Officials

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Wayzata Police Department
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Sheriff Don Omodt
Hennepin County
Sheriff's Office
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Sergeant Jack Benver
Hennepin County
Sheriff's Office
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Chief Kerry Buckenthin
Hamburg Fire Department
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WALT PROCANYN
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CITY OF HAMBURG MINNESOTA

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Just Who Is
'DELTA DICK'
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DELTA DICK
'GET TOGETHERS'
Can I Throw A Party Or What ??!!

FIRE DEPARTMENTS
Carver County

Long Time Cologne Fire Chief
Chuck Joos Retires

HENNEPIN COUNTY
County Attorney
Mike Freeman

Sheriff Rich Stanek

(Successful) Effort To
Save The Sheriff's Crime Lab

THE POLISH EAGLE
Dick Jonckowski

MINNESOTA STATE PATROL

PLA-MOR BALLROOM
Event Schedule

SHAKOPEE
POLICE DEPARTMENT

SPLIT ROCK LIGHTHOUSE

WAYZATA
POLICE DEPARTMENT
(Tribute To Officer Bill Mathews)

RETIRED
CARVER COUNTY SHERIFF
Byron 'Bud' Olson

SHERIFF'S OFFICES
Hennepin County
Sheriff's Office

McLeod County
Sheriff's Office

Scott County
Sheriff's Office

Sibley County
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Wright County
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CURRENT CONDITIONS IN AND
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We've All HEARD  About GOVERNMENT TRANSPARANCY But REALLY, What Is It ??

Openness, accountability, and honesty define government transparency. In a free society,  transparency is government's obligation to share information with citizens. It
is at  the heart of how citizens hold their public officials accountable.

Governments exist to serve the people.

To See The Response That I Received When I Requested Information
From The City Of Hamburg, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

On November 7, 2017, I Sent A Three Page Letter To Hamburg Mayor Chris Lund Requesting A WRITTEN Response To Information, Answers, Explanations And Documents I Was Seeking About What Is Taking Place In OUR City. 

Please CLICK HERE To Read That Letter To Lund.

Talk About ARROGANCE & IRRESPONSIBILITY;  As Of JANUARY 16, 2018, Lund Has FAILED TO RESPOND To Read My Initial November 7th Letter. Lund Has ALSO NOT RESPONDED To A 'Follow-Up' Request Letter Sent To Him On November 14th. For More
Information And To To Read My November 14th Follow-Up Letter To Lund, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Where is Lund's ACCOUNTABILITY ?? And His INTEGRITY ??

LEAD BY EXAMPLE !!

If Hamburg's TOP ELECTED OFFICIAL Doesn't Have 'Accountability',
How Can We Expect 'City Hall Staff' To Have Accountability ??

And, The Longer The Release And Availability Of Requested Information To The Public Is Withheld,
The MORE GUILTY  It Makes EVERYBODY  Involved, Appear.

WHY ISN'T INFORMATION OF WHAT TAKES PLACE AT PUBLIC HAMBURG CITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS CURRENT AND AVAILABLE ON THE CITY'S 'OFFICIAL' WEBSITE ??

Check out a December 7, 2017 'Screenshot' of the City's 'Official' Website, yourself, and you'll see that there are numerous instances, in just 2017 alone, where recordings of City Council proceedings, as well as 'Minutes' of City Council Meetings, aren't available to the public on the City's Website. One would think that City Hall Administrative Staff that are paid
somewhere around $75-85,000.00 annually could AT LEAST ensure that information about what's taking place in the City is available to City residents !!

WHERE'S THE ACCOUNTABILITY of our City Hall Staff ? Who is 'monitoring' their performance ?
And WHY AREN'T THERE SANCTIONS for such poor, 'sloppy' job performance ??

For more information about what I experienced and observed taking place while serving
a four year term as a Hamburg City Council Member, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
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The year 2016 was a record year for opioid-related deaths in Hennepin County. We experienced 153 opioid-related deaths - a 39% increase over 2015. The State of Minnesota experienced 402 opioid-related deaths during 2016.

For this reason, Sheriff Rich Stanek and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office launched a drug abuse prevention campaign called #NOverdose.  As part of the campaign, the Sheriff’s Office has partnered with school-parent organizations, law enforcement agencies, elected officials, businesses, and health & community organizations to assist educating the community about current drug dangers, trends and prevention.

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Finally
FULL ILLUMINATION
of
HAMBURG's SHOWPIECE
Built Entirely With $50,000.00 Of Generous Donations
Has Now Taken Place For The  Enjoyment  Of All To See
Did This, Too;
"SLIP THROUGH THE CRACKS" ??
For An
EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME
2/3 OF THE FLOODLIGHTS
Used To Illuminate The
HAMBURG SERVICE MEMORIAL
(Shown Below)
WERE NOT WORKING !!
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And The 'Hits' Just Keep On Coming .........
Watch For Weather Conditions In
HAMBURG
WILL 'HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF' ??

Back in February and March of 2014, we had a similar weather situation as we are presently having; lots of sub-zero weather with little (or no) snow cover. You'll recall that several water service lines to Hamburg residents' houses froze up; a couple right here on South Jacob Street. This Website kept Hamburg residents aware then of what was taking place and, while NO SIMILAR THREAT CURRENTLY EXISTS, will continue to do so until the threat passes this winter. Please check back frequently.

WATER TEMPERATURE ON SOUTH JACOB STREET

48.5 Degrees On December 29, 2017 * 47.0 Degrees On December 30, 2017
46.6 Degrees On December 31, 2017 * 44.5 Degrees On January 4, 2018
43.5 Degrees On January 6, 2018  *  42.2 Degrees On January 13, 2017
LEAD IN HAMBURG'S DRINKING WATER ??

The City of Hamburg Recently Mailed Out Information Telling Residents That 'Elevated Levels' Of Lead
Have Been Discovered In The Drinking Water Of Some Homes & Buildings In The City Of Hamburg.

To See A Copy Of The Information Mailed To Hamburg Residents, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

For More Information, Call The Hamburg City Hall At (952) 467-3232.

Also, I've Provided 'Links' Below To  Appropriate, Informative Websites For Additional Information:

Environmental Protection Agency and Minnesota Department Of Health

Residents need more information; how much lead, what did the City know and how long have they known it; things like that.

All I know is from what was in the 'flyer' that the City mailed out on (about) December 13th. As everyone knows,
my getting the City of Hamburg to respond to my requests  for information hasn't been real successful in the past.

(EXAMPLES: Letter to Mayor Chris Lund on November 7, 2014 and a
SECOND LETTER sent to Lund on November 14, 2017; he NEVER RESPONDED to either letter !!)

"POWER GRAB" ?? (I KNOW One When I SEE One !!)
The Hamburg City Council  Recently Voted To Change The Mayor's Term From Two Years To FOUR YEARS 
(GUESS WHO 'Orchestrated' That !!)
GOD HELP US ALL !!

I'm certainly no expert on water quality, BUT; the FIRST question that comes to MY mind is; If the City doesn't know how 'wide-spread' the problem is (sounds to me like is just a few homes/businesses), WHY introduce additional chemicals ('polyphosphates') into the ENTIRE City water system that serves ALL City residents; most of which apparently don't have any 'problem' !

If residents on one end of town don't have a problem with their water, I don't think they would want additional chemicals added that will affect their water just because somebody else, on the other end of town, has a 'problem' with their water. Make sense to you ?

Seems to me that 'lets add more chemicals to our water' is a 'knee jerk' reaction and needs more, concentrated thought.

Again; to get the complete 'story', call the Hamburg City Hall At (952) 467-3232. Please tell them that you read about this issue on my Website; www.thedeltashow.com and/or the 'flyer' that was mailed to all Hamburg reside

Incidentally, the Hamburg City Council voted, once again, to INCREASE HAMBURG RESIDENT'S PROPERTY TAXES by ANOTHER 5.14% in 2018 !! Total budget amount submitted to Carver County by the City of Hamburg for 2018 was $486,994.00, and INCLUDED yet ANOTHER 2% PAY INCREASE for Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer Jeremy Gruenhagen; someone who ALREADY is pulling in somewhere in the neighborhood of $80-$85,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS annually !!
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HOW ABOUT THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF HAMBURG TAXPAYER DOLLARS THE
CITY HAS ALREADY SPENT ON A
BUILDING THAT REPORTEDLY WAS/IS
LOSING $20,000.00
TAXPAYER DOLLARS A YEAR ??
The accumulation of snow and ice on natural gas meters is a safety hazard. Snow can block the vents on meters causing a potentially explosive build-up of natural gas that can leak back into the building.

Customers should leave  their residences  immediately if they detect a gas or propane odor and report the odor by  calling 9-1-1.
According To The Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer, The City SPENT ABOUT $100,000.00
TAXPAYER DOLLARS
On This Building In About
18 MONTHS !!
Is It Any Wonder That Hamburg Has The HIGHEST TAXES IN THE COUNTY ??
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'SLIPPED THROUGH THE  CRACKS' ??
I Can't Begin To Count The Number Of Times I Heard That Excuse During My Four Year City Council Term When Something Relating To The City Was Supposed To Accomplished  But It Wasn't Because Somebody
At City Hall Wasn't Doing Their Job !!
Here Are Just But A Few Examples........
At The September 8, 2015 City Council Meeting, The Owner Of The Property Surrounding The Jacob Street 'Grinder Station' Asked That The CityInstall A Six Foot Fence Around The North, West & South Side Of The Station; The City Stated That It Would.

TWO & A HALF YEARS LATER,
STILL NO FENCE !!
Photo Taken September 8, 2017
At The December 8, 2015 City Council Meeting, Former Mayor Richard Malz Directed The City Clerk/Treasurer To Obtain Information About Drone Ordinances From Surrounding Communities.

Now, MORE THAN TWO YEARS LATER, That Was The LAST I'ver Heard Anything About It.
In Addition To Being Supplied With  A 'Deputy City Clerk' That Is Paid Between $500 - $1,000 Taxpayer Dollars A Month, Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer Jeremy Gruenhagen Received About $75,000.00 In Salary & Benefits in 2017. The Hamburg City Council Recently  APPROVED ANOTHER 2% SALARY INCREASE FOR GRUENHAGEN FOR 2018, PLUS HIS USUAL  FAMILY HEALTHCARE BENEFITS 'PACKAGE' !!

GOOD GRIEF !! We ONLY HAVE (About) 516 RESIDENTS !!

Any of YOU Living In Hamburg Making That Kind Of $$$ ??

The Hamburg Fire Department Requested A Gas Credit Card At The September 8, 2015 City Council Meeting.

WHY did it take about SIX MONTHS Before They Received One ??
Do Hamburg Residents
EVEN KNOW
Who Their Elected Officials Are ?
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This CAN'T
Be Good ..............
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