Informational Flyer Sent To All Hamburg Residents By The City Of Hamburg In Fall 2019

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CITY OF HAMBURG IS BEING SUED BY A FORMER CITY COUNCIL MEMBER & HIS SON !!
On July 31, 2019, A Carver County Sheriff's Office Deputy Served A 'SUMMONS & COMPLAINT', Dated July 30, 2019, On The City.
That's About A YEAR AFTER (and OVER $29,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS LATER)
Since This Whole "Mess" Began; Just In Case Anybody, Besides Me, Is 'Keeping Track'.
UPON RECEIVING THE ABOVE 'FLYER' IN THE MAIL, I SENT THE FOLLOWING E-MAIL TO THE CITY:

From:Delta Dick <thedeltashow@gmail.com>
To:Jeremy Gruenhagen <HamburgCityHall@gmail.com>
Date:Oct 15, 2019, 8:04 AM
Subject:Litigation Involving Hamburg

Jeremy:

I received the 'City Flyer' in the mail; it is well 'laid out' and contained interesting and meaningful information.

One item that 'caught my eye' was about 'pending litigation' with property owned in the 'heart of Hamburg'. I'm assuming that this
refers to the issue with  former City Council Member Steve Trebesch; I thought that matter was resolved long ago in the City's favor.

Apparently not.

I previously had been following this matter via the City Council Agendas and recordings of the pertinent City Council meetings but ceased
to do so once it was determined that the City's position prevailed. However, I am now seeking additional information about this issue.

Specifically, has the City been formally served with a civil lawsuit? If so, I can probably obtain all of the information that I'm seeking by obtaining a copy of that lawsuit.

If no civil lawsuit has been formally served on the City, 1). What are the basic 'issues' against the City claimed by Trebesch, 2). How many taxpayer dollars is he seeking
from the City; and  3). What is the total amount of taxpayer dollars that have been spent to date on legal fees on this matter since it first came to light (believed to be in 2018).

If a formal 'Release Of Information' document is required to be completed in order for me to obtain this very basic information, please e-mail said form to me.

Thank you.

Richard Odoms
150 Jacob Street
Hamburg, Minnesota 55339
(612) 460-8212
MY RESPONSE FROM THE CITY .....

From:Jeremy Gruenhagen <cityadmin@cityofhamburgmn.com>
To:Delta Dick <thedeltashow@gmail.com>
Date:Oct 15, 2019, 8:33 AM
Re: Litigation Involving Hamburg

Mr. Odoms,

Since the City is involved in a pending litigation I will need to confer with our attorney. Once I hear back from them I will provide you with the information that is available to the public.

Jeremy Gruenhagen
City Clerk-Treasurer
P.O. Box 248
181 Broadway Avenue
Hamburg, MN  55339
952-467-3232                

From:Jeremy Gruenhagen <cityadmin@cityofhamburgmn.com>
To:Delta Dick <thedeltashow@gmail.com>
Date:Oct 21, 2019, 9:03 AM
Subject:Re: Litigation Involving Hamburg

Mr. Odoms,

Since the pleadings have been filed, you can get them from the Carver County Court Administrator. 

The city has been served with pleadings, and this matter is ongoing.  Based on knowing the status and the ongoing
condition of the matter, are your other requests withdrawn pending disclosure of the entire pleadings?

Sincerely,

Jeremy Gruenhagen
City Clerk-Treasurer
P.O. Box 248
181 Broadway Avenue
Hamburg, MN  55339
952-467-3232

















On October 21, 2019, the City Of Hamburg, TOLD ME DIRECTLY, AND IN WRITING, that ".....the pleadings have been filed" and DIRECTED ME TO THE COURT to obtain copies of the information that I was seeking.

After contacting the Carver County District Court Administrator, after making TWO TRIPS to the Carver County District Court Administration Office at the Carver County Government Center and after speaking, IN PERSON, with TWO District Court Deputies as well as after speaking, by telephone, to a THIRD District Court Deputy, I was told, DIRECTLY, that the Court had NO RECORD of ANY pleadings, lawsuits or ANY other documents involving the City of Hamburg as of that date !!

Documentation REFUTING THIS  EASILY VERIFIABLE, INTENTIONALY MADE FALSE STATEMENT MADE DIRECTLY TO ONE OF IT'S RESIDENTS BY THE CITY OF HAMBURG, has been obtained from the Carver County District Court, CLEARLY SHOWING THAT THE 'FILING' DIDN'T TAKE PLACE UNTIL NOVEMBER 6, 2019 !!
MINNESOTA STATUTE 609.43
MISCONDUCT OF PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE
A public officer or employee who does any of the following, for which no other sentence is specifically provided by law, may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than
one year or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both:

(1) intentionally fails or refuses to perform a known mandatory, nondiscretionary, ministerial duty of the office or employment within the time or in the manner required by law; or

(2) in the capacity of such officer or employee, does an act knowing it is in excess of lawful authority or knowing it is forbidden by law to be done in that capacity; or

(3) under pretense or color of official authority intentionally and unlawfully injures another in the other's person, property, or rights; or

(4) in the capacity of such officer or employee, makes a return, certificate, official report, or other like document having knowledge it is false in any material respect.
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From:Delta Dick <thedeltashow@gmail.com>
To:Jeremy Gruenhagen <cityadmin@cityofhamburgmn.com>
Date:Oct 22, 2019, 9:05 AM
Re: Litigation Involving Hamburg

Thank you for your response; I apologize for not getting back to you sooner.

No, my 'other requests' are  NOT  'withdrawn' pending disclosure of the entire pleadings..

I am still seeking to learn the total amount of taxpayer dollars that have been spent to date on legal fees on this matter since it first came to light (believed to be in 2018).

Additionally, I am seeking to learn if the City Council has held any 'closed' (or other non-public) meeting/discussions regard this matter and if so, the date(s) of those
'closed' (or other non-public) meeting/discussions regarding this matter.

Also,  what is the name of the owner(s) of the property that is the subject of the 'pending litigation' and in whose name(s) is the City water/sewer service of that property?

I deem it highly unusual that while the information that I have previously requested on October 15th is in the possession of the City and should be readily available to City
residents upon request, yet; I am being told that I have to contact Carver County Court Administration to obtain that information concerning, and in possession of, the City.

Based on my personal experiences and observations of, with and by City Officials during my four year City Council term from 2013 to 2016, something is beginning to 'smell real bad' here.

Richard Odoms
150 Jacob Street
Hamburg, Minnesota 55339
I'VE JUST 'CAUGHT' THE CITY INTENTIONALLY LYING TO ME .....

From:Delta Dick <thedeltashow@gmail.com>
To:Jeremy Gruenhagen <cityadmin@cityofhamburgmn.com>
Date:Oct 22, 2019, 11:42 AM
Subject:Re: Litigation Involving Hamburg

Jeremy; I have just left the Carver County Court Administration
Office.

The very helpful and efficient Court Clerk there told me that there
is no record of any filing of any documents or pleadings involving
the City Of Hamburg or anyone with the last name of Trebesch,
filed with Carver County Administration as of this date.

Richard Odoms


IF I WAS A 'BETTING MAN' .....                        
From:Kelly Dohm <kdohm@mhslaw.com>
To:"thedeltashow@gmail.com" <thedeltashow@gmail.com>
Date:Oct 24, 2019, 9:15 AM
Subject:Data Practices Act request

Mr. Odoms, I understand that you have reached out to Jeremy Gruenhagen to make a request for certain municipal data. Please see the attached Data Practices Act policy of the City of Hamburg. As you are aware, the City has this policy in place with applicable forms found at the end of this policy. Please complete the applicable form for the data that you are requesting and send it over to me. Once we receive your completed form, the City will respond in accordance with the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and this applicable policy. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Best regards,

Kelley C. Dohm
Partner
Melchert, Hubert & Sjodin, PLLP

For TWO and A HALF YEARS, I SUCCESSFULLY 'deflected' this girl's FAILED 'legal gymnastics' who viciously tried, IN VAIN, to force me to resign during my term as a Hamburg City Council Member. (2013-2016). It was pitiful and disgusting, to watch her lead those greedy, vindictive other City Officials, Malz, Lund, Gregonis, Trebesch and Gruenhagen, 'around by their noses' and down the 'Primrose Path' CONVINCING THEM that THROUGH HER EFFORTS & SUGGESTIONS, that they (the other City Council Members and 'Officials') could 'get ride of me' BEFORE MY TERM EXPIRED because I was 'asking too many questions' of what was taking place and how the City was WASTING TAXPAYER DOLLARS.

I SUCCESSFULLY completed my ENTIRE FOUR YEAR TERM of Office !!
DOHM, & HER 'CONCEPT' ,
FAILED MISERABLY
And The City Of Hamburg, AND IT'S RESIDENTS,
GOT NOTHING FOR THE TAXPAYER MONEY
THAT THE CITY COUNCIL WASTED ON
DOHM'S LEGAL EXPENSES !!

But, still;
HAMBURG RESIDENTS
PAID HER LAW FIRM $50,000.00 !!

AND NOW; SHE, AND HER LAW FIRM, HAVE
'RETURNED TO THE HAMBURG 'TROUGH', ONCE AGAIN !!

(So Far, As of September 30, 2019, Her Law Firm Has Been PAID $18,562.50 HAMBURG TAXPAYER DOLLARS !! See Below)

And, According To "OFFICIAL COURT DOCUMENTS", This 'Pending Lawsuit' Is
NOT SCHEDULED TO GO TO TRIAL Until DECEMBER 2020; OVER A YEAR AWAY !!


HAMBURG RESIDENTS:  Do YOU Have ANY IDEA How Many More
THOUSANDS & THOUSANDS OF HAMBURG TAXPAYER DOLLARS
Will Be
TOTALLY WASTED  IN THE NEXT TWELVE MONTHS
Alone; Even
BEFORE THIS CASE EVER EVEN GETS TO COURT ??!!
There's a REASON why lawyers have fancy homes and offices and drive 'shiny new cars'.

From:Delta Dick <thedeltashow@gmail.com>
To:City Administration <cityadmin@cityofhamburgmn.com>
Date:Oct 25, 2019, 12:33 PM
Subject:Information Request

Completed Request Forms attached per your request.

Richard Odoms
150 Jacob Street
Hamburg, Minnesota 55339
(612) 460-8212

Attachments:

From:Delta Dick <thedeltashow@gmail.com>
To:City Administration<cityadmin@cityofhamburg.com>
Date:Nov 16, 2019, 2:16 PM
Subject:E-mail From/To Courtney Johnson 10-15-19 @ 2:06PM

Yesterday, November 15th, I received the information regarding current pending legal proceedings involving the City of Hamburg in the mail that I had previously requested.

One document, involving an e-mail from (or to) Courtney Johnson dated October 15, 2018 at approximately 2:06PM was not legible. Please provide a legible copy of that e-mail.

NOT GONNA FALL INTO THIS 'TRAP' .....

For the record, I have not, and will not, respond to any e-mail or telephonic communication from Kelly Dohm, or any other attorney from Melchert, Hubert & Sjodin; that is why my recent (and future) request(s) regarding the City of Hamburg were sent to you.

The (very obvious) reasoning for my decision above is because of the very real potential that the City of Hamburg will attempt to claim that I am, or may be, responsible for any legal expenses incurred by the City as a result of any additional information that I may request. By my making my request to the City Clerk/Treasure's Office, that clearly delineates where the request was sent.

I experienced that 'rodeo' during the last 2.5 years as a City Council Member. Never again !!

Richard Odoms
150 Jacob Street
Hamburg, Minnesota 55339
Did the Hamburg City Clerk Treasurer
'ACT ALONE' in his being deceptive and lying
to me? Or was he COERCED or DIRECTED to lie to me by the CITY ATTORNEY or OTHER CITY
OFFICIALS in an effort to prevent me from obtaining information concerning the civil
lawsuit brought against the City by a
former City Council Member and
about what's taking place in the
City of Hamburg that's already
COST TAXPAYERS OVER $23,000.00 ??
This OFFICIAL DISTRICT COURT DOCUMENT that I obtained from the Carver County District Court Administrator UNEQUIVOCALLY PROVES BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT, that this civil lawsuit against the City of Hamburg, WASN'T 'filed' with the Court until AT LEAST NOVEMBER 1, 2O19 !!
When I requested information on October 15, 2019 regarding information about this lawsuit against the City form HAMBURG CITY CLERK/TREASURER JEREMY GRUENHAGEN sent me an e-mail stating, "Since the pleadings have been filed, you can get them from the Carver County Court Administrator."

Below, is the reply, and copies of documents clearly refuting his statement, that I received from the Carver County District Court Administrator:
I was ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that HAMBURG CITY CLERK/TREASURER JEREMY GRUENHAGEN had lied to me; no question in my mind, at all. Additionally, because of my previous 'experiences' with ATTORNEY KELLY DOHM of the Waconia based law firm of MELCHERT, HUBERT & SJODIN during my City Council term and now, because of her 'involvement' in this current, 'pending litigation' against the City of Hamburg, I had to verify the 'facts' that were already so obvious to me (and should be to YOU) about what had taken place. I already had the 'evidence' I needed to PROVE that the City of Hamburg had overtly, and intentionally, lied to me, but I wanted more 'facts and information' to solidify my allegations 'beyond a reasonable doubt'; the 'legal standard' required to convict an person accused of committing a crime(s).

I contacted the Carver County Court Administrator; that letter is presented and shown here.
Hamburg residents apparently are not at all 'happy' with how the City is handling this issue and have previously expressed their dissatisfaction about how City Officials are dealing with this matter; here's an 'item'  that I obtained from the City's 'Official Website':
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WANTS
THE CITY
TO PAY
$150,000.00
FOR
.4/10TH
OF AN
ACRE ??
A  LITTLE BACKGROUND

In August 2012, I decided I wanted to try and 'Serve My City' and gave 'Local Politics A Shot'. I filed for a position on the Hamburg City Council to find out exactly what was taking place with our City Officials who were 'in place' at that time. I was elected to office with (as I recall) a 55% election rate and served from 2013 through 2016. Once on the City Council, I didn't like what I saw was going on with a handful of self-centered, egotistical other City Officials. I pretty much 'kept quiet' but continued to observe what was taking place with the half a dozen other people Hamburg residents were entrusting their hard earned TAX PAYER DOLLARS with. Eventually, in my second year as a Hamburg City Council Member I began making some very pointed inquiries and began openly questioning some of what what was taking place in our City and the HUGE WASTE OF TAX PAYER DOLLARS !! In September 2017, I was publicly 'blind-sided' at a City Council Meeting by a City Official who I had previously believed to be 'my friend'. (I've ALSO recently 'caught' that SAME City Official LIE TO ME regarding this latest 'issue' that's ALREADY WASTED OVER $23,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS !!) I can envision this whole mess being 'dragged on' and COSTING HAMBURG TAXPAYERS TENS OF THOUSANDS if not HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS !! I think we're potentially looking at the CITY OF HAMBURG GOING 'BANKRUPT' if this is allowed to continue !! The only 'winners'  will be THE LAWYERS (like it ALWAYS is !!)

From that point forward and for the rest of my four year term, It was ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVEABLE  what those other six Hamburg City Officials did, how the 'City Attorney' was 'spoon feeding' them with what they should do, and how they should do it, 'to get ride of me' so they could, once again, 'regain their empire'. Their actions, for the next two and a half years NEEDLESSLY WASTED $50,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS by their trying to force me off the City Council so they could continue to 'operate without transparency'. City Officials at that time were Richard Malz (Mayor) Robert Gregonis, Chris Lund, Steve Trebesch & myself (City Council Members), Jeremy Gruenhagen(City Clerk/Treasurer) and Kelly Dohm of the Waconia based law firm of Melchert, Hubert & Sjodin (City Attorney). Any of those names sound familiar to anyone ?

But I'M NOT A QUITTER, and I publicly exposed exactly what was taking place via my very detailed Hamburg Minnesota Website. Below is a Webpage that I maintained  showing just some of the many 'supportive comments' that I received during the remainder of my term of Office as a Hamburg City Council Member.

THE CITY
WOULD EVEN CONSIDER MAKING A 'COUNTER OFFER' ??
Oh; I
momentarily forgot .......

THANKS TO
TAXPAYERS,
The City
thinks it has
UNLIMITED FINANCIAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE !!
Initially, I was going to post the entire civil lawsuit and accompanying documents on this Webpage so that they would be available for everyone to read. However, once I realized the massive number of pages and documents involved, it is NOT PRACTICAL for me to do that.

Instead, I strongly urge ANYONE, City resident or not, to contact the Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer Jeremy Gruenhagen, and request a copy of the lawsuit against the City, and the related documents, from the City. The telephone number of the Hamburg City Hall is (952) 467-3232; you can e-mail Gruenhagen at cityadmin@cityofhamburgmn.com.

Anyone interested in how our City is being 'run' should DEFINATELY obtain a copy and read what the hell is going on in our City.

Hamburg residents, and other visitors to my Website, already are painfully aware of the
WASTEFUL SPENDING OF $50,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS IN LEGAL FEES
PREVIOUSLY PAID TO THE SAME WACONIA BASED LAW FIRM A FEW YEARS AGO !!

THAT SAME LAW FIRM, JUST RECEIVED THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS
MORE HAMBURG TAXPAYER DOLLARS
FROM THE CITY OF HAMBURG !!
And Will CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS MORE OF HAMBURG TAXPAYER DOLLARS As This Whole "Mess" "Plays Out !!

AGAIN !!! Anybody else see a 'pattern', here ??

Check back for more about that fiasco, later. And keep checking my Website as well !! (I'll keep it updated, interesting AND informative !!)

By the way; did you notice that ALL of those 'elected officials' (except one) responsible that previous and HORRENDOUS WASTE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS in their UNSUCCESSFUL EFFORT to force me to resign my position as a City Council Member because of all of the 'questions I was asking'  about HOW TAXPAYER DOLLARS WERE BEING WASTED and what I was observing and 'uncovering'), are NO LONGER ON THE CITY COUNCIL ?? (That 'mass exodus' didn't just coincidentially happen !)

Only Lund remains; and, as I recall,  he got his Mayoral position by 'default' , NOBODY ELSE WANTED THE POSITION; NOBODY ELSE EVEN FILED FOR
THE OFFICE OF MAYOR !!

Lund is basically a "DEFAULT MAYOR" !!

While I can't imagine that the City  would charge City residents for copies of the lawsuit, 'stranger things' in Hamburg have happened, and they, somehow, have to recoup the $23,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS THAT THEY'VE WASTED SO FAR !!

Initially, the City of Hamburg attempted to PREVENT ME from obtaining important information relevant to this lawsuit. Denying a citizen, regardless of who it is, public information about what is taking place with their 'Public Officials' and how their HARD EARNED TAXPAYER DOLLARS ARE BEING SPENT, is bad enough in itself, but them LYING in a CONSCIOUS & COORDINATED EFFORT to FURTHER FACILITATE  the 'WITHHOLDING PROCESS', reeks of a 'cover-up" and, sadly, is a part of some our local, state and federal officials today. Local governments 'mirror' state and federal governments ! Hamburg is no different.

Eventually, trough perseverance and insistence, I was able to obtain the information that I was seeking; but it took thirty days for me to obtain it. To see the request that I submitted, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Below, is the response I received regarding the information I was seeking. So that Hamburg residents and visitors to this Webpage can get some 'insight' and information of what this whole mess is all about, I'm also posting copies of some letters that I snatched off of the 'Official' Hamburg City Website to provide you with some basic facts and information. (Please check back frequently as I add additional documents, e-mails and other information.)

PLEASE NOTEEven before I recently  'resurrected' my HAMBURG MINNESOTA Webpage to address this very serious, potentially financially devastating issue, everyone pretty much already knew the identity of the City residents that have brought suit against the city. As a courtesy to them and to respect their privacy, I INTENTIONALLY did NOT previously reveal their identities on my Website because I thought it to be more appropriate for the CITY OF HAMBURG, not me, to initially publicly disclose their identities..

As evidenced by the letter below, the CITY OF HAMBURG, through it's City Attorney, KELLY DOHM; and NOT ME, has now publicly made that disclosure and has publicly revealed the identity of the City resident(s) involved in this issue.

(The two amounts shown above equal $23,632.50 !!)
And we're not even in the 'Discovery' phase of this mess !!
This OFFICIAL DISTRICT COURT DOCUMENT that I obtained from the Carver County District Court Administrator UNEQUIVOCALLY PROVES BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT, that this civil lawsuit against the City of Hamburg, WASN'T 'filed' with the Court until AT LEAST NOVEMBER 1, 2O19 !!
This OFFICIAL DISTRICT COURT DOCUMENT that I obtained from the Carver County District Court Administrator UNEQUIVOCALLY PROVES BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT, that this civil lawsuit against the City of Hamburg, WASN'T 'filed' with the Court until AT LEAST NOVEMBER 1, 2O19 !!
This OFFICIAL DISTRICT COURT DOCUMENT that I obtained from the Carver County District Court Administrator UNEQUIVOCALLY PROVES BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT, that this civil lawsuit against the City of Hamburg, WASN'T 'filed' with the Court until AT LEAST NOVEMBER 1, 2O19 !!
"What a mess, and farce, and taxpayers are footing the bill.  Where is common sense ?"

"I looked at your website – you have quite the story."

"Dick, I don't think people care, plain & simple. The fact they don't "know" is apathy, laziness for many, some are working several jobs, trying to raise a family, and are exhausted."

"How much money did the City of Hamburg waste on attorneys fees related to your website?" (So far; the city has spent, as near as I can calculate, about $50,000.00 !! At the Budget Meeting in September, Hamburg Mayor Richard Malz called for the 2016 budget for legal fees to be INCREASED by an ADDITIONAL $9,000.00; for a total of $15,000.00 for 'legal expenses' in 2016 !!)

"Hello Mr. Odoms, I saw your website in the NYA Times.  Bravo!!!  Who says an “alien implant” (a term I’m using to explain how some of us feel who are not “native born sons”) can’t be heard and can’t have some say?  I’ve heard one disgruntled newcomer to the local area describe it this way:  “You’re a nobody and have no real sense of belonging or feeling welcome unless you have three generations of ancestors buried in the local cemetery.”  The citizens of Hamburg and the surrounding area are very fortunate to have you “telling it like it is”.  Don’t let anyone intimidate you into giving up.  You are a TRUE public servant and so much more!!!  More small towns around here need a Richard Odoms.  Perhaps you will be the “spark” that will spread."
(Signed)
"A nearby local “implant” since 1974."

"I also reside in Hamburg & I'm very interested in WHY the city had to hire an attorney regarding your informational website.   I feel if the city (clerk) had been more proactive in his job and had a city website that actually provided residents with useful information,  this never would have happened!"

"Holy cow Dick! I commend you on the path you have taken with this issue."

"Good Morning Richard: The website looks great!! It has a completely different look GREAT JOB!! Thank you so much for all the hard work you do, for the city and for your listeners. I wish we had someone like you in our city government."

"I applaud you for all your time.  The city had absolutely no business using "our" money to go after you! That could have gone toward our water bills for a month as a resident bonus, as our water/waste bills are ridiculous.   I know we need a new water tower, but why hasn't the city been putting money aside for the last 25-30 years!  They had to have known back then.  Plus for a city of 500 I think we should be sharing a city clerk with Green Isle, and we could have a full-time assistant & save a lot of money & headaches. Thanks again."

"Thank you very much for your honesty,  it's so seldom for elected positions."

"In most cases, new council members are expected to 'go with the flow'..keep quiet! You're newly elected; you can't have any new ideas! Good luck."

"I did see the article and I've read your site as recent as last week. What Privacy information are they referring to?"

"Keep the spirit and action going with the website on City officials and activities."

"As someone that deals with this alongside corporate lawyers, I either have missed something or your accusers are 'seeing' things. Good luck."

"I looked at the article and your website. Very impressive article. I am sure they will keep on pressuring you to back down. I am sure you will not though."

"I can totally relate to the fact that a person of integrity can't be anybody but who they are or not stick up for what they really believe in, regardless of how mad it makes other people or how much it upsets the apple cart, especially when you know, for sure, they are the ones in the wrong !!!!"

"They want you to give in & knuckle under or turn a blind eye to their 'business as usual' ." "Sounds atypical of many City elected officials."

"Whew ... just who might be familiar with "small town politics"!  At least you're doing it from a position of a co-equal Council member.  I applaud your willingness to step forward to serve your community but as you've discovered 'there are so many individual agendas' ... its difficult to prepare for all of them. Jealousy can raise it's head when least expected."

"The "agenda" for City Council & Mayor is quite simple it would seem....do what's best for Hamburg and it's residents!  Beyond that point...it begins to reflect negatively when their individual and/or respective goals venture into areas that reflect self-interest rather than Community Interest."

"I applaud your community interest and your willingness to truly serve your own community. Good luck."

"Hello Mr. Odoms, I'm delighted to hear that your "email phone" is ringing off the hook!  I  can't imagine their content being anything but encouraging and uplifting !"

"You obviously have always had the best interests of the city in your efforts and yes, politics are very real and sometimes

"Count me in as being one of your fans and supporters !"

"In most cases, new council members are expected to 'go with the flow'..keep quiet! You're newly elected; you can't have any new ideas! Good luck."

"May just have to go sit in on a Hamburg City Council meeting since it's open to the public."

"Sounds like you have your hands full. Knowing you the way I do I do not think you will back down. The city council meetings are public correct? So the meeting minutes should be public for everyone to make up their own mind. I am sure that most people that know both sides of the situation agree with you."

"Your web site about Hamburg is awesome, Thanks for taking the time and doing it. Hope you have great New Year and please keep up the great job you have done with your Website for the City of Hamburg."

"My prayer would be more Dick Odoms would rise up and get involved in their lives, in their communities and in our way of life! Our future needs courageous leaders who are not afraid to “challenge” the process and our leaders. America needs our involvement more than ever because of the polarizations that is taking place at all levels of government and our lives. I have tried to think of any part of my life where government in NOT involved in some way, shape or form. While I believe we cannot live without “the people” looking out for each other, I believe we have created a monster that has an appetite we cannot sustain. Something has to give. "Wishing you Life’s Best today and everyday !!"

"You're a busy guy, with lots of energy, ideas, and accomplishments."

"I will be curious to hear what the results are from the search being done." "Hope all goes well and soon!"

"Hey, Richard, Keep Up The Awesome Work !"

A VERY INTERESTING Letter Written By A Former Jordan City Council Member Appeared In The Saturday, July 25th Edition Of The Minneapolis Star-Tribune Newspaper Which Raises Many Of The Same Issues And Concerns That I Have As A Hamburg City Council Member. To Read That Letter, PLEASE CLICK HERE. Then, PLEASE SEND YOUR THOUGHTS & COMMENTS To Me.

In a recent Minneapolis Star-Tribune article describing some 'questionable ethics' by other City Council Members in the City of Blaine (Minnesota) Mayor Tom Ryan unwittingly recently said it best: “People think politics are dirty, and they are right.”

ESPECIALLY, in 'small towns' !!
I'M STILL
LISTENING !!

Please Send
Me Your
Thoughts & Comments !!
AS EVIDENCED BELOW, I HAVE A 'HISTORY' OF 'WATCHING OUT' FOR THE WASTEFUL SPENDING OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS !!
(And I'll CONTINUE To 'Watch Out' For Hamburg Resident's Taxpayer Dollars !!!)
$31,227.23 TAXPAYER DOLLARS RECOVERED !!
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While it would make sense that because my request of a 'better copy' of the letter referred to above was made to Hamburg City Clerk Treasurer Jeremy Gruenhagen, that would be the logical source that would provide me with a better quality copy. NOT SO !! On Friday, December 6, 2019, I finally received another (very poor quality) copy of the letter that I had requested. But, instead of the City  simply sending me a 'better quality' copy as I had requested, the City forwarded my request to, (Who Else ??; YOU GUESSED IT!!); Attorney Kelly Dohm of the Waconia based law firm of Melchert, Hubert & Sjodin.
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HAMBURG RESIDENT'S HARD EARNED TAXPAYER DOLLARS
OVER $29,000.00 AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2019 !!
This OFFICIAL DISTRICT COURT DOCUMENT that I obtained from the Carver County District Court Administrator UNEQUIVOCALLY PROVES BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT, that this civil lawsuit against the City of Hamburg, WASN'T 'filed' with the Court until AT LEAST NOVEMBER 1, 2O19 !!
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Did Hamburg City Officials Violate
MINNESOTA's OPEN MEETING LAW ??
Is THAT  Why The City of Hamburg Was 'Dragging Their Feet' In
NOT RELEASING THE INFORMATION
That I've Requested ??

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DID YOU KNOW ??

Any Official(s) Who Is (Or Are) Determined To Have Violated

MINNESOTA's 'OPEN MEETING LAW'

Are

INDIVIDUALLY  FINANCIALLY  RESPONSIBLE
For Payment Of Any Fines Assessed Because Of Their Actions !!

We Citizens Are NOT 'On The Hook' For Their
'OPEN MEETING' LAW Violations !!

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work in the best interests of the
citizens they represent."

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FOLLOW THE MONEY

Compare The Taxes On Official Carver County Property Tax Statement Above. Hamburg Residents, And Others, Will Find It 'Intriguing', To Say The Least (But NOT Coincidental), That My City Council Term Began On January 1, 2013 And Concluded On December 31, 2016. (See above.)

FROM 2013 UNTIL 2019, Property Taxes On This Very Small Parcel Of Land (It Takes LESS THAN 20 MINUTES To CUT THE ENTIRE YARD) INCREASED BY $744.00 !!

And That's Just ONE PARCEL
In The City of Hamburg !

At their December 10, 2019 meeting, the Hamburg
City Council adopted a 2020 Budget totalling
$511,877.00
of our
TAXPAYER DOLLARS !!

I obtained the following information from
the Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer's Office:

FINAL TAX LEVIES & % OF INCREASE

2011
$403,276.00

2012
395,210.00     -2.00%

2013
$395,210.00     0.00%

2014
$  395,210.00     0.00%

2015
$ 414,970.00      +5.00%

2016
$ 441,140.00     +6.31%

2017
$  463,197.00     +5.00%

2018
$  486,994.00     +5.14%

2019
$ 501,530.00     +2.98%

2020
$ 511,877.00     +2.06%

If I've 'Figured' This Correctly.....
TAX INCREASE  IN LAST 6 YEARS:
26.49% !!
Other than the LAWYERS, How Are OUR TAX DOLLARS  Being Spent ??
PLEASE CHECK BACK
TO FIND OUT !!

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This inappropriate, vindictive action of referring a simple request for a 'better quality' copy, by City Clerk/Treasurer Jeremy Gruenhagen, instead of costing only a dime or a quarter, is probably going to end up COSTING HAMBURG TAXPAYERS HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS !!

As an interesting 'sidelight', during my term as a City Council Member, I ASKED DIRECTLY; how much per hour HAMBURG TAXP[AYERS WERE PAYING DOHM and/or her law firm after seeing how much the City was wasting every month paying Dohm and her law firm in legal expenses.

Both Dohm, AND THE CITY, REFUSED  to provide me with that information (at that time as a City Council Member elected by the residents !!)
NO SURPRISE HERE; As of December 5, 2019, the City FAILED TO RESPOND to the above request !!
EVEN THOUGH HAMBURG'S (Non-City Resident) HAMBURG CITY CLERK/TREASURER REFUSED To Provide A Copy Of The Pending Lawsuit Against The City of Hamburg, And EVEN THOUGH Official Carver County District Court Documents
PROVE, BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT, That
THE HAMBURG CITY CLERK/TREASURER LIED,
(See The INCONTROVERTIBLE EVIDENCE OBTAINED FROM CARVER COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Below)
The Hamburg City Council
STILL APPROVED A 4% SALARY INCREASE FOR HIM FOR THE YEAR 2020 !!

PLUS, In Another Huge WASTE OF TAXPAYER MONEY, The Hamburg City Council Voted To PAY 100% Of A (New) HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY For (Non-City Resident) TAMARA BRECHT, The 'PART TIME', (20 Hours Per Week) 'Deputy City Clerk' At A  COST TO TAXPAYERS
OF $6,586.00 ANNUALLY !!  (Who's EVER Heard Of A 'PART TIME' EMPLOYEE  Receiving FULL HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS ??)

I've now obtained a copy of the ORIGINAL 'Job Posting'. While I CAN'T tell you 'why', I CAN show you 'how' a 'part time' position intended to pay only $10-12.00/hour, evolved into a high priced, TAXPAYER MONEY WASTING position  that also now PAYS 100% of that 'PART TIME' employee's HEALTH BENEFITS !! To see the ACTUAL 'Job Posting' provided to me by the City of Hamburg, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
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On Thursday, December 19th, I again went to the Carver County Law Library as well as to the Carver County District Court; my Third time. This time, I obtained additional Information, FROM THE COURT, about those that have been 'Naughty' instead of 'Nice' and  further places even MORE 'Evidentiary Presents' under the 'Criminal Justice Christmas Tree'.

Among the latest OFFICIAL COURT DOCUMENTS that I received on this latest trip to the Carver County Government Center, was a copy of the 'DEFENDANT CITY OF HAMBURG'S ANSWER TO PLAINTIFFS' COMPLAINT COUNTERCLAIM, AND THIRD PARTY COMPLAINT'. I find it interesting that the wife of Steve Trebesch, Tammy Luann Trebesch, is listed as a 'Third-party Defendant' in the documents dated August 30, 2019 that I received on December 19, 2019. Additionally, I obtained a copy of the 'REGISTER OF ACTIONS'; a document, judging by it's content, is intended to document, or 'track', all pertinent actions in any case filed with the Court. Please note the PAYMENT to the Court, by City of HAMBURG TAXPAYERS of a $300.00 'Transaction Assessment' on December 10, 2019.

As evidenced below, the City of Hamburg's CITY CLERK/TREASURER stated to me by means of a City e-mail, dated October 21, 2018 that"............Since the pleadings have been filed, you can get them from the Carver County Court Administrator". Of course, OFFICIAL COURT DOCUMENTS clearly prove, beyond ANY reasonable doubt, that 'the documents' requested were NOT, IN FACT, filed with the Court as Gruenhagen had falsely stated they had been !! (The documents referenced above are shown below.) In addition to being a lie, it was also a 'stall tactic', by the City, in an attempt to dissuade me.

Imagine  that; a CITY OFFICIAL CAUGHT LYING !! WHERE is his 'moral compass' ?? As I've said previously on this Website, LOCAL government 'mirrors' STATE & FEDERAL government !!
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Further, the 'DEFENDANT CITY OF HAMBURG'S ANSWER TO PLAINTIFFS' COMPLAINT COUNTERCLAIM, AND THIRD PARTY COMPLAINT' dated August 30, 2019, WASN'T FILED WITH THE COURT UNTIL DECEMBER 10, 2019 (at 10:37AM); CLEARLY COMPELLING EVIDENCE that Gruenhagen AGAIN LIED by providing information, that the evidence UNEQUIVOCLLY SHOWS HE KNEW TO BE FALSE, regarding this matter !! A CITY OFFICIAL CAUGHT  LYING A SECOND TIME !! And his now exposed 'devious misdeeds and actions' raise yet ANOTHER question:

With the initial information and evidence against him PROVIDING IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE of what's taken place, WHY did the HAMBURG CITY COUNCIL GIVE CITY CLERK/TREASURER A 4% SALARY INCREASE FOR 2020 ?? Any clear thinking person 'With A Nose' should be able to 'Smell A Rat' with that action. WHY DIDN'T the City Council, instead, take the more prudent, appropriate (AND TRANSPARENT) action to 'suspend' him and order a complete and thorough, INDEPENDENT investigation of his actions by an INDEPENDENT and UNBIASED Authority, to determine EXACTLY  what's taken place, and if other City Officials, INCLUDING their City Attorney, are involved ?? Was the City Clerk/Treasurer's 4% SALARY INCREASE really, and in fact; 'hush money' ?

Is it possible that Hamburg City Officials, INCLUDING  their City Attorney, are 'using' the Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer as their 'Fall Guy' or 'Scapegoat' ?? In a 'small town', ANYTHING is possible !!
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The Waconia based MELCHERT, HUBERT & SJODIN attorney(s) representing Hamburg in the lawsuit brought against the City by former City Councilmember Steve Trebesch and his son Jake, have 'gotten together' with the attorney(s) representing the Trebesch's and have agreed on a 'timeline' as to how this lawsuit will progress and submitted that six page  "PARTIES DISCOVERY PLAN" to the Court on December 10, 2019.

HAMBURG RESIDENTS MUST KNOW  how this 'agreement' is going to NEGATIVELY IMPACT THE CITY  and how many TAXPAYER DOLLARS WILL BE WASTED and  PAID TO THE LAWYERS involved on BOTH 'sides', by their agreeing to this 'timeline'!  SEE FOR YOURSELF; PLEASE CLICK HERE. The ONLY WINNERS will be the LAWYERS !!
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DO YOU THINK IT'S ACCEPTABLE FOR ANY
CITY OFFICIAL TO LIE TO  CITY RESIDENTS ??

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HERE'S SOMETHING INTERESTING: Minnesota Statute 628.61 Subdivision 3 states that a GRAND JURY SHALL INQUIRE  ".....into the willful and corrupt misconduct in office of all public officers in the county."



Here's An E-mail I Recently Received
About This Webpage .......

"I visited your website and I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. "

"Thank you for your previous service
in law enforcement."

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To View This Minnesota Law, PLEASE CLICK HERE
WITHOUT QUESTION .....

Any e-mail message sent by the City Of Hamburg certainly could
be defined and classified as an "other like document" !!
THE 'DECEPTION' BY THE CITY BEGINS .........
"If it doesn't make sense, then it's a lie." Judge Judith Sheindlin
I served on the Hamburg City Council from 2013 through 2016 because of the 'stigma' about Hamburg having the HIGHEST PROPERTY TAXES in ALL of Carver County as a result of OUT OF CONTROL SPENDING  !! When I began 'questioning', WHY TAXPAYER DOLLARS WERE BEING 'SQUANDERED' so recklessly, that began an IMMEDIATE, but UNSUCCESSFUL, conspiracy by the other City Officials (ALL of them) to force me off of the City Council (which, by the way, also WASTED $50,000.00 TAXPAYERS DOLLARS) !! I have requested various additional  financial documents & other data from the City. To 'follow' what I'm finding out as a result of these 'Public Information' requests, please check back later.
Ah; Just One More Thing........
Minnesota Statute 628.61 Subdivision 3 states that a
GRAND JURY SHALL INQUIRE
".....into the willful and corrupt misconduct
in office of all public officers in the county."

WHICH CITY OFFICIAL(s)
will the Carver County Attorney's Office,
(or other prosecutorial authority),
determine who committed, and
WILL BE CHARGED
with
MISCONDUCT OF
A PUBLIC OFFICIAL ??

To See The Minnesota Law That REQUIRES A Grand Jury To Be Empanelled In Misconduct Of Public Officials,
  PLEASE CLICK HERE.

And, if
MORE THAN ONE CITY OFFICIAL
IS INVOLVED,
ANYONE  with half a a brain knows that's called a
CONSPIRACY !!
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MINNESOTA STATUTE 609.43
MISCONDUCT OF PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE

A public officer or employee who does any of the following, for which no other sentence is specifically provided by law, may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than one year or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both:

(1) intentionally fails or refuses to perform a known mandatory, nondiscretionary, ministerial duty of the office or employment within the time or in the manner required by law; or

(2) in the capacity of such officer or employee, does an act knowing it is in excess of lawful authority or knowing it is forbidden by law to be done in that capacity; or

(3) under pretense or color of official authority intentionally and unlawfully injures another in the other's person, property, or rights; or

(4) in the capacity of such officer or employee, makes a return, certificate, official report, or other like document having knowledge it is false in any
material respect.
WITHOUT QUESTION .....

Any e-mail message sent
by the City Of Hamburg
certainly could be defined
and classified as an
"other like document" !!
Minnesota Statute 628.61 Subdivision 3 states that a GRAND JURY SHALL INQUIRE ".....into the willful and corrupt misconduct in office of all public officers in the county."   PLEASE CLICK HERE.
I Assume That The Same Principle Stated Above
On The United States Supreme Court Building
Also Applies  In Carver County.
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JANUARY 30, 2020 UPDATE: On Tuesday, January 28th, I received an e-mail from Hamburg's City Clerk/Treasurer advising me that he had finished compiling the information that I requested on January 21, 2020. He also stated in his e-mail that BEFORE THE CITY WOULD RELEASE THE INFORMATION to me, I would be REQUIRED TO PAY $70.00 to receive the City information & 'activities' that ANY City resident should be entitled to receive.

Because I believe the information that I requested from the City is IMPORTANT ENOUGH FOR RESIDENTS TO KNOW about what's taking place in the City of Hamburg, I paid the $70.00 demanded by the City in order to obtain that PUBLIC INFORMATION; PLEASE CLICK HERE.
HAVE YOU ALSO NOTICED THE POOR AUDIO QUALITY OF THE HAMBURG CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS WHEN YOU TRY TO LISTEN TO THE CITY'S RECORDINGS FROM IT'S 'OFFICIAL' CITY WEBSITE ??

BEFORE, DURING, AFTER Serving As A Hamburg City Council Member And As Recently As DECEMBER 18TH, I Have CONTINUOUSLY Called The City's Attention To This VERY REAL PROBLEM That PREVENTS CITIZENS From Hearing Most Of WHAT ACTUALLY TAKES PLACE At Hamburg City Council Meetings. To See My December 18th Letter To The City, AND THEIR RESPONSE, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
I Can't Hear What's Being Said; It's Like It's            INTENTIONAL !!
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EVENT SCHEDULE
For The
PLA-MOR  BLLROOM
In Glencoe, Minnesota

PLEASE CLICK
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TO THE LEFT
LOTS OF DRAMA IN SOME OTHER MINNESOTA CITIES & AT
THE STATE CAPITOL

In ST. PAUL, The  MINNESOTA LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR
Referred To The
MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT Of HUMAN SERVICES
29 MILLION TAXPAYER DOLLAR'S
OVERPAYMENT
As
'TROUBLING  DYSFUNCTION'.
When I Worked For
THREE TAXPAYER FUNDED COMPANIES
That Provided
TAXPAYER FUNDED
'Services' For People With Disabilities, I WITNESSED, EXPERIENCED
AND REPORTED
The
MASSIVE WASTE OF
TAXPAYER DOLLARS
Firsthand !!

PLEASE CLICK HERE

The
MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT Of
HUMAN SERVICES
Also Reportedly
BROKE THE LAW 200 TIMES;
The
DHS CHIEF FINANCIAL
OFFICER ADMITTED GUILT !!

LOCAL GOVERNMENT 'MIRROR'S STATE &
FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS

While I FULLY AGREE With
Special Agent Sanborn, There
STILL Are Elected Officials,
RECEIVING TAXPAYER DOLLARS That
DON'T THINK THEY ARE 'ACCOUNTABLE' OR
ARE REQUIRED TO
'PLAY BY THE RULES' !!

For Example.......

In LAKELAND, Mayor Locks The Doors Of City Hall; City Council Strips Him Of Most Of His Powers.

In CROSBY, Ex-Mayor Suing Former Police Chief and Former Police Lieutenant For Defamation.

In TOWER, Former Mayor,
City Clerk Charged With
Criminal Misconduct.

In ISANTI, Police Chief Fired For Lying Under Oath, Tampering
With Witnesses; Couldn't Be Trusted In Court According To City & Court Documents, City Attorney Quits After Television Investigative Report Reveals His 'Questionable Decisions' In Dealing With
The City's Police Chief.

In JORDAN, A City Council Member Is Removed From All 'Committee Assignments'  After Complaint.

In ELYSIAN, Mayor Being Sued For Defamation In Fatal Officer Involved Shooting Of Philando Castile.

In EAGAN, Long Time Mayor Crashes His Vehicle With Blood-Alcohol Concentration Of
0.19%; Nearly Three Times
The Legal Limit.

In FAIRMONT, City Attorney Already Gone; City Administrator Agrees To Leave After Dozens
Of  Mishandled Criminal Cases Were Discovered By Police;
Suspects Never Charged, Statute
of Limitations Expires.

In CLOQUET, Fired Police Officer Is Suing Carlton County Attorney, City Of Cloquet & Cloquet  City Council Member For Civil
Rights Violations.

In PRIOR LAKE, Former City Manager Pleads Guilty To
Domestic Assault; To Be Sentenced Fenruary 3rd.

In RAMSEY COUNTY, Deputy Manager of Health and Wellness Resigns The Same Day That He Was Placed On Paid Administrative Leave While The County Investigates Allegations of
“Serious Misconduct” .

In ROCHESTER, City Residents Became 'Up In Arms' When They Learned That Their Elected City Officials Proposed A Substantial Pay Raise For Themselves: 109% For The Mayor, 134% For The Council President and 142% for other City Council Members and ".....slipped into the new business hoping your constituents wouldn’t find out about it until after the fact.”
(NOTE: The City Of Hamburg has the 'corner' on that !! It's referred to as
the 'Consent Agenda'.)

And In Tiny HAMBURG In Carver County (Population Of Only  About 516 Residents), A FORMER CITY COUNCIL MEMBER IS SUING THE CITY and, if victorious, could potentially BANKRUPT THE CITY !!

In Addition To Advising Residents Of A Potential 10% INCREASE IN HAMBURG PROPERTY TAXES, A Recent Document Sent To Hamburg City Residents Regarding The City's 2020 Budget Stated, "In Regards to Lawyer Fees, That One Is Going To Depend On The Pending Litigation With Property Owned In The Heart Of Hamburg.

We Are Working Diligently With The City Attorney To Get Within The Ballpark Of Potential Legal Fees."

Learning this, I actually requested various documents from the City of Hamburg on October 15th, to find out exactly what's taking place in our City that nobody seems to want to talk about publicly.

Finally, on Friday, November 15th; ONE MONTH AFTER I made my initial request for information to the Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer, I received a written response (NOT from the City Clerk/Treasurer), but from Kelly Dohm, (Hamburg's equivalent of Nancy Pelosi), an attorney affilliated with

Melchert, Hubert & Sjodin

the VERY EXPENSIVE Waconia based law firm that City Officials chosen, and continue to choose chose to represent 'all of us' in all of the City's VERY EXTENSIVE 'legal matters'.

This Whole 'Thing'
"SMELLS
BAD";
REAL BAD !!

And It All Began To 'SMELL' EVEN WORSE When The Mayor's Term
Of Office Was CHANGED From
TWO Years To FOUR YEARS
Shortly After The
CURRENT MAYOR CHRIS LUND
Took Office !!

Can You Spell
P-O-W-E-R-G-R-A-B ?

The LONGER The City Waited To PUBLICLY RELEASE The Requested Information, The More 'Suspicious' It Appeared And The WORSE It Made
Our City, And It's City Officials, Look  !!

As I've stated previously,  this latest 'mess' recently uncovered (that has been going on for MORE THAN A YEAR within the City of Hamburg and has "VICTORIA" written all over it !!

Residents will recall a few years ago when
HAMBURG
CITY OFFICIALS WASTED
Yet  ANOTHER $50,000.00
TAXPAYER DOLLARS
IN LEGAL FEES !!

When Hamburg Residents Found Out
About That (Via My Website, I Might Add)
They Were OUTRAGED !!

To this day I personally hold Hamburg's CURRENT MAYOR CHRIS LUND
(Hamburg's equivalent to Adam Schiff) FULLY RESPONSIBLE for
THAT HORRENDOUS WASTE
OF TAXPAYER MONEY
as a result of his
REPREHENSIBLE ACTIONS
in Hamburg's
'DOG & PONY SHOW'









Dohm's two page letter that I received is now available on my HAMBURG MINNESOTA Webpage. Dohm's letter was also accompanied by a Compact Disk containing relative documents.

I've FINALLY received the 35 PAGE 'Summons & 'Complaint' dated July 30, 2019 and the many accompanying documents served upon the City (made up of residents like YOU and me) and the Response by the City of Hamburg, consisting of approximately a similar number of pages.

Initially, I was going to post the entire civil lawsuit and accompanying documents on this Webpage so that they would be available for everyone to read. However, once I realized the massive number of pages (75+) and documents involved, it is NOT PRACTICAL for me to do that.

Instead, I strongly urge ANYONE, City resident or not, to contact the Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer and request a copy of the lawsuit against the City, and the related documents, from the City. The telephone number of the Hamburg City Hall is (952) 467-3232; or you can e-mail cityadmin@cityofhamburgmn.com.

'CLOSED' CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS  
that I suspected for a long
time had taken place, where
HAMBURG RESIDENTS
and everybody else were/are
PROHIBITED FROM ATTENDING
have also now been
VERIFIED !!

AT LEAST

THREE 'CLOSED' CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS TOOK PLACE
at which this matter was
PRIVATELY DISCUSSED !!
(See MINNESOTA 'OPEN MEETING' Law)

It seems, at least to me, like there's a major 'cover-up' taking place with our City Officials; ESPECIALLY since I've previously 'caught' the City of Hamburg LYING TO ME !!

Information that the Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer sent to me via a DOCMENTED e-mail PROVED, WITHOUT QUESTION, to be FALSE, once I was able check it out TWICE; which obviously RAISES  ANOTHER SERIOUS QUESTION: Did the Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer 'make up' this lie that he told to me on his own ??
Or, was the Hamburg
City Clerk/Treasurer
TOLD TO LIE TO ME BY
THE CITY ATTORNEY
And/Or By
OTHER CITY OFFICIALS ??

Whatever Took Place, I've Posted The IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE On My HAMBURG MINNESOTA  Webpage Showing That The CITY OF HAMBURG LIED To One Of It's RESIDENTS !!

You'll Also Learn More Of What's Taking Place In Our City By It's Elected,
And Other, City Officials.

To Visit That Webpage
PLEASE CLICK HERE

Also, Here's A Message Received
From One (Of Many) Visitors To My
HAMBURG MINNESOTA Webpage:

"Keep the fight going! A liar is a liar and it will be exposed
soon enough."

when he was a
HAMBURG CITY COUNCILMAN
before being elected as
HAMBURG'S MAYOR !!

WHY is the audio quality of Hamburg City Council Meetings so poor ? And WHY did the City Council decide to 'minimize' the amount of information contained in the published 'Minutes' of its meetings ??

To see the City's response,
PLEASE CLICK HERE.

What's taking place in Hamburg is of
such similar magnitude as to what
took place in VICTORIA and yet

ANOTHER HUGE WASTE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS

that the City Of Hamburg, once again, deserves its  own Webpage; replete with associated, supporting documents.

PLEASE CLICK HERE
To visit my 'resurrected'
HAMBURG WEBPAGE
to learn about some of what's
taking place in our friendly
(but highly taxed) southwestern
Carver County (Minnesota) City.

Please Visit My HAMBURG MINNESOTA Webpage To See How Our Property Taxes INCREASED FROM $1,790.00 in 2013 to
$2,534.00 in 2019 !!

Other than the LAWYERS, WHERE ARE OUR
TAX DOLLARS GOING ??

I'm  sure that everyone, ESPECIALLY HAMBURG RESIDENTS, will be DISMAYED to learn that
now, as of September 30, 2019

BY THEIR VERY
OWN ADMISSION,
HAMBURG CITY OFFICIALS HAVE ALREADY SPENT
OVER $23,000.00 OF OUR HARD EARNED
TAXPAYER DOLLARS

SO FAR ON THIS 'MATTER'  and
you KNOW IN YOUR HEART that the LEGAL BILLS ARE ONLY GOING
TO CONTINUE TO INCREASE SUBSTANTIALLY !!
Shortage of Volunteer Firefighters
Threatens ALL Local Fire Departments
For More Information, Call Your Local City Hall
YOU'RE ASSISTANCE REQUESTED !!

I've learned from the proverbial 'confidential source' that former Hamburg City Council member and Hamburg's current 'Mayor By Default' Chris Lund (nobody else filed for the position), has announced on his Facebook page that now he is seeking to be elected to the position of Carver County Commissioner this fall !! (You heard it HERE, FIRST !!) Long time, dedicated and current Carver County Commissioner Jim Ische has decided not to seek re-election; that is the seat Lund is seeking. Off hand; I can't think of anyone WORSE  to be elected to fill that seat. GOD HELP CARVER COUNTY !!.

Learning this, I went to the Carver County Government Center and spoke with their Elections @ Licensing Department. I was told that as of 03-13-20, nobody has yet filed for any of the three County Commissioner seats (Randy Maluchnek, Gayle Degler & James Ishe) that expire at the end of this year. I also was told that the 'filing period' for County Commissioner is 05/19/20 - 06/02/20. Lund also announced that he is seeking Commissioner Ishe's seat at the Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Hamburg City Council meeting.

Read the content of this Webpage about just SOME of what's taken place in Hamburg while Lund has been Mayor. Many are unaware of Lund's 'antics' while he was a Hamburg City Council member prior to becoming Hamburg's 'Default Mayor' . Hamburg residents will remember the $50,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS WASTED  on legal expenses paid to the Waconia Based law firm of Melchert, Hubert & Sjodin a few years ago. Hamburg residents will also remember the $30,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS WASTED on legal expenses just this past year also paid to the Waconia Based law firm of Melchert, Hubert & Sjodin.

Hamburg residents will likewise remember failed 'Hamburg Industrial Park' fiasco that, again; COST HAMBURG TAXPAYERS $14,636.33 OF THEIR HARD-EARNED TAXPAYER DOLLARS in 'engineering fees' alone !! (Amount verified by the City of Hamburg.)

Remember; I served on the Hamburg City Council with Lund (2013-2016) and witnessed, first hand, Lund's 'antics' that cost Hamburg residents TENS of THOUSANDS  of their hard-earned TAXPAYER DOLLARS !!  Fortunately, I have kept ALL of my records & documents during my term; I'll have NO PROBLEM sharing them here for everyone's information !! Please check back frequently as MORE REASONS why Carver County residents SHOULDN'T  want Lund representing them.  STAY TUNED and please check back frequently !!! (And, to learn more about me, PLEASE CLICK HERE.)


State Highway 5 from north of 5th Street in Green Isle to Highway 212 will be resurfaced in late summer 2020 to provide a smoother road surface, improved drainage and safer rural
  intersections. Work will include repaving of highway, repair of multiple culverts throughout project area, add centerline and shoulder "rumble strips" and extend turn lanes at various
locations  causing traffic to be detoured during construction. For more information about this project, see the Minnesota Department of Transportation Project Website.

      TREE REMOVAL NEAR HIGHWAY 212 BETWEEN COLOGNE & NORWOOD YOUNG AMERICA

This week, crews will be in the area removing trees within MnDOT right of way for the upcoming project on Hwy 212 between Norwood Young America and Cologne. Crews will remove identified trees on Hwy 212 between Hwy 5/25/Co. Rd. 131 in Norwood Young America and Co. Rd. 36/Lake St. W in Cologne beginning March 11. Each tree has been carefully inspected and its location to make sure only trees that provide a safety hazard or interfere with the project are identified for removal. You may see some paint on the trees, and wooden stakes and/or ribbon marking the areas to be cleared. For more information about this project, see the Minnesota Department of Transportation Project Website. The work will be complete by March 31.



I am an Emergency Physician in the Twin Cities. I implore my community to shelter in place. Here are some thoughts on testing. The big news, if you follow it, regards “testing” for COVID-19. The key word is shortages. I just want everyone to be at ease regarding this. It’s not as big a deal as it seems.

First of all, the test has no associated therapeutic effects. If you have cold symptoms, doing a test won’t make your symptoms better. If you are sick, knowing that it’s coronavirus likewise won’t make you sicker. Some tests have a reported false result, both negative and positive. This means some tests results are inaccurate. Ultimately, if I am your doctor and you present with mild symptoms, I will assume you have coronavirus, and will implore you to go home and quarantine yourself. If you are sick, testing may be required and we certainly will perform one. Our hospital has very specific criteria for testing, but it does not include you “wanting to know”.

Second, even if you have a positive test there is no special treatment for you. If your symptoms are mild, you will be told to go home and quarantine in place and avoid high risk patients (elderly and immunocompromised). If you are very sick we will institute intensive supportive care and take care of you and do what we do best, take care of sick people. This will be done regardless of what the test says. If you are sick, we will take care of you.

Third, if you go to the hospital or clinic, getting a test is not a guarantee. If you have certain symptoms, you may be sent to the hospital. You will need to meet certain criteria for testing. Essentially, if you are sick enough to be hospitalized, we will perform a test. Honestly, this test will not be for your benefit, but for the benefit of those around you so they can be followed and for us to quarantine you inside the hospital if you need to be here.

Fourth, I don’t want to completely discourage you from going to the hospital if you are sick. If your symptoms are of a cold, quarantine at home. If your symptoms include: fever, chest pain, cough, shortness of breath, those certainly imply a worsening course. Call your clinic first and seek medical direction from a clinical professional over the phone. If your symptoms are severe, certainly this is different. Don’t be a hero if you are short of breath. Call or seek evaluation at a hospital.

Fifth, the majority (80%) of cases are mild to moderate. The great majority (98%) survive. Knowing the test results early does not change these numbers. The presence of coronavirus is not like the presence of AIDS when it started in the 90s. Today, chances are most likely that you will do fine. The people that are getting very sick are those with pre-existing problems: respiratory problems (asthma, COPD...), kidney problems (insufficiency, failure...), immune compromised (Cancer on chemo, lupus...). Other high risk groups include diabetics and those over 60. Still, even these patients generally do well.

Finally, and again, the test is extremely helpful if someone is to be in the hospital. That way, we can keep those patients isolated from you if you have a “normal” problem: You have appendicitis, you have a kidney infection, you cut your finger, you broke your foot, you are having a heart attack, you have a bad headache, your grandma is having a stroke, or she broke her hip. We want to be able to continue to operate normally for those patients. Hospitals are still open for all those things (and those with COVID-19), and we want to make you better from these things, and keep you from getting sick from those that have “the virus”. We don’t want to be overwhelmed with people that are worried about their “mild” coronavirus symptoms. That worry is important, but best dealt with by a phone call. We don’t want to be so overwhelmed that we don’t have space or time to care for you, the patient that needs hospital care.

Having said that, we are ready. Our hospitals, my colleagues, nurses, techs, respiratory therapists and all support staff are ready to take care of our community. If you are sick, this is what we know how to do best, and we will hold nothing back to perform the best care we can for you or your family member. We have been planning and are ready to jump into action. If you need care, it will be delivered, regardless of what some test result is. We will care for you based on what we see, not wait for a test result (generally).

I refer you to other places for instructions on social distancing and quarantining and hand washing and all of that. Heed that advice. Stay home. This by far is the most important thing you can do, keep this from spreading at exponential speed. FLATEN THE CURVE. Stay home, stay home, stay home.

Leonardo A. Saavedra, MD, Emergency Physician, EPPA Health Minnesota
North Memorial Medical Center
Robbinsdale, Minnesota 55422

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SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK
April 13-17, 2020

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MINNESOTA GOVERNOR WALZ ISSUES
'SHELTER IN PLACE'
ORDER FOR ALL RESIDENTS OF MINNESOTA
EFFECTIVE MARCH 27 AT 11:59PM
UNTIL AT LEAST APRIL 10, 2020.


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