With the sudden onset of the Covid-19 Corona Virus throughout Minnesota, everyone's lives have changed dramatically, and radically.
Many of you are wondering what the status is with the City of Hamburg as a result of their intentionally preparing, and submitting, a document to me containing false information that they knew to be fraudulent !!
Indeed; this 'case' is still very much 'open'. Basically being 'covered-up' by the City, you WON'T HEAR ANYTHING about what took place by listening to the recordings of the Hamburg City Council meetings and you WON'T READ ANYTHING about what took place in the 'official' City Council Meeting Minutes. You'll only find out by continually visiting this Webpage.
In Chapter 609 of the Minnesota Criminal Code; what took place in the City of Hamburg is called "MISCONDUCT OF A PUBLIC OFFICIAL OR EMPLOYEE".
The applicable Minnesota law that pertains to this matter is shown below.
To update everyone, I have forwarded all of the facts and information, as well as the overwhelming, supporting evidence and documentation of what's taken place in Hamburg, by The City's Public Official(s), to Carver County Attorney Mark Metz. Because the allegation(s) involves a Hamburg Public Official(s), the law requires County Attorney Metz to present the facts and evidence to a Grand Jury for review of what's taken place in the City of Hamburg, by it's Public Official(s). (Minnesota Statute 628.61 Subdivision 3.)
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THE FACTS ARE IRREFUTABLE .....
Definition: impossible to deny or disprove
First of all, I am a taxpaying resident of the City of Hamburg. Like many other City residents, I CARE about what takes place in OUR City and how City Officials spend OUR taxpayer dollars.
Second, in approximately early October 2019, I learned that the City of Hamburg was named as the defendant in a Civil Lawsuit brought against the City by former Hamburg City Councilmember Steve Trebesch and his son.
Third, and as a concerned, taxpaying resident of Hamburg, I contacted the City of Hamburg on October 15, 2019 via e-mail and asked for a copy of the Civil Lawsuit served upon the City of Hamburg.
The City of Hamburg, that is 'supported' by taxpayer dollars, REFUSED to provide me, a taxpaying City resident, with a copy of that Civil Lawsuit filed against the City of Hamburg.
Fourth, on October 21, 2019, the City of Hamburg sent a City e-mail message (an 'OFFICIAL' City document,) falsely,intentionally and with malice aforethought, stating, in writing, "Since the pleadings have been filed, you can get them from the Carver County Court Administrator."
THE EVIDENCE IS
CLEAR & CONVINCING .....
Definition: highly and substantially more
likely to be true than untrue
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 Deputy Clerks as well as after speaking, by telephone, to a THIRD District Court Deputy Clerk and contrary to what I was informed by the City of Hamburg I was DIRECTLY told that the Court had NO RECORDof ANY pleadings, lawsuits orANY other documents, involving the City of Hamburg, as of that date !!
Clearly, the City of Hamburg, overtly, and intentionally, LIED and SUBMITTED FALSE INFORMATION to a taxpaying resident regarding this matter, to wit:
Fifth, In response to my November 13, 2019 letter to Carver County District Court Administrator Mary Dalbec, she, in fact CONFIRMED via official Court documents, that the Civil Lawsuit against the City of Hamburg, was NOT FILED UNTIL NOVEMBER 6, 2019 , possibly as early as NOVEMBER 1, 2019 !!
There is no doubt whatsoever, that the City of Hamburg INTENTIONALLY attempted to deceive me and withhold public information relevant to, and involving the conduct of, the City of Hamburg and it's Public Officials.
The facts of this case, and conduct of the City of Hamburg, and it's Public Officials, speak for themselves.
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, officialreport, or other like document having knowledge it is false in any material respect.
InISANTI, 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 HASTINGS, Long Time Fire Chief Is Suspended, Then Resigns After Displaying A 'Lack Of Judgement',
Endangering City Firefighters
And Damaging City Property.
In JORDAN, A City Council Member Is Removed From All 'Committee Assignments' After Complaint.
InELYSIAN, Mayor Being Sued For Defamation In Fatal Officer Involved Shooting Of Philando Castile.
In In EAGAN, Long Time Mayor Crashes His Vehicle With Blood-Alcohol Concentration Of
0.19%; Nearly Three Times
The Legal Limit.
In EAST GRAND FORKS, Widow Claims Her Deceased Husband's Lawyer 'Funnelled' $5 MILLION Estate To Local Church.
InFAIRMONT, 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.
InCLOQUET, Fired Police Officer Is Suing Carlton County Attorney,
City Of Cloquet & Cloquet City Council Member For Civil
InPRIOR LAKE, Former City Manager Pleads Guilty To
Domestic Assault; To Be
Sentenced February 3rd.
InDULUTH, City Attorney Resigns After Being Suspended For Nearly Two Months; Investigation Finds Evidence Backing Allegations Of 'Inappropriate Statements'.
In LINO LAKES, Associate Warden Of State Prison Charged With Domestic Violence.
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 The Tiny City Of HAMBURG, The Last Civilized Community In Southwestern Carver County,(Population Of Only About 516 Residents), A FORMER CITY COUNCIL MEMBER IS SUING THE CITYand, if victorious, could potentiallyBANKRUPT THE CITY !!
In Addition To Advising Residents Of A Potential 10% INCREASE IN HAMBURG PROPERTY TAXES, A Recent Document Sent To Hamburg City ResidentsRegarding 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."
Finally, on Friday, November 15th; ONE MONTH AFTER I made my initial request for information to the City of Hamburg, I received a written response (NOT from the City), but from Kelly Dohm, (Hamburg's equivalent of Nancy Pelosi), an attorney affilliated with
Melchert, Hubert & Sjodin
the HIGH PRICED Waconia based law firm that City Officials chose, and continue to choose, to represent 'all of us' in all of the City's VERY EXTENSIVE 'legal matters'.
This Whole 'Thing'
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
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
CITY OFFICIALS WASTED
Yet ANOTHER $50,000.00
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 MAYORCHRIS LUND
(Hamburg's equivalent to Adam Schiff) FULLY RESPONSIBLE for
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 City of Hamburg and request a copy of the lawsuit against the City, and the related documents. The telephone number of the Hamburg City Hall is (952) 467-3232; or you can e-mail email@example.com.
sent to me via a DOCMENTED e-mail PROVED, WITHOUT QUESTION, to beFALSE, once I was able check it out TWICE; which obviously RAISESANOTHER SERIOUS QUESTION: Did a Hamburg Public Official 'make up' this lie that they told to meon their own ??
Or, was the City of Hamburg
TOLDTO AGREE TOLIE
TO ME BY
OTHER CITY OFFICIALS ??
Whatever Took Place, I've Posted TheIRREFUTABLE 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,
I'm sure that everyone, ESPECIALLYHAMBURG RESIDENTS, will be DISMAYED to learn that
now, just as of December 31, 2019
BY THEIR VERY
HAMBURG CITY OFFICIALS HAVE ALREADY SPENT
ABOUT $30,000.00 OF OUR HARD EARNED
SO FAR ON THIS 'MATTER' and
you KNOW IN YOUR HEART that the LEGAL BILLS ARE ONLY GOING
TO CONTINUE TO INCREASE SUBSTANTIALLY !!
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April 28, 2020
Thank you, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, for the GREAT JOB that you, and your very knowledgeable Commissioners and their Staff, are doing during the course of this unprecedented civil emergency !!
Without question, your 'top shelf' leadership, combined with the unselfish dedication of you and your Team, are saving, and will continue to save, countless lives in our state.
To those persons who are demanding the re-opening of Minnesota, I'd like to remind them that this whole 'pandemic thing' ISN'T about ME !!ME !!ME !!
More realistically, it's about US !!US !!US !! continuing to support the leadership of our elected officials, their staff and persons much more knowledgeable about this virus 'monster' than the general public is, listen to what they tell us and follow their expert guidance.
While much is now known about the Covid-19 Virus, I think it's a safe assumption to say that there is MUCH, MUCHMORE that we DON'T know about and no one should expect 'life' to 'return to normal' anytime soon for that very reason. The risk of any (even) temporary 're-opening' of businesses, regardless of what service(s) they offer or provide, must be carefully weighed against the potential, perceived or actual risks associated with ANY re-opening of ANY business.
Making more people get sick and, yes; even die, just because people are inconvenienced, isn't the 'goal' that we want to achieve here. We want to prevent people from getting sick, take care of them if they do, increase recovery of those unfortunate enough to have contracted this nasty, nasty 'silent enemy' and prevent as many cases/deaths as possible.
There's also something else that apparently these 'protesters' who want businesses to reopen, have forgotten: What about all of the Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, Police Officers, Firefighters and all of the other First Responders who RISK their lives, SEVERAL times a day, trying to give the best care that they know how, to provide hope to those afflicted and affected, for a successful 'outcome'.
I ask those persons protesting for Governor Walz to 're-open Minnesota', would YOU like to 'trade places' with those dedicated Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, Police Officers, Firefighters and all of the other First Responders who are dealing with the very sick, injured and dying, every minute of every hour of every day, trying to 'make them better' so they, like you, can go home to their family, loved ones and friends every night, just like YOU do ?
If Governor Walz, based on the information provided to him by local, state, federal (and yes; even world) medical experts, deems it necessary to extend Minnesota's current 'Stay At Home' Order beyond it's May 4th expiration date, THAT'S FINE BY ME; it will GREATLY BENEFIT MINNESOTA by PREVENTING and LIMITING THE SPREAD of this ugly scourge, POSSIBLY DECREASE THE SEVERITY OF THOSE AFFLICTED and AFFECTED and SAVE LIVES !!
Every effort has been taken to ensure that all of the information posted on this, and related Webpage, is accurate. Whenever possible, supporting documents have been made available to substantiate information contained herein.
ANYONE that notices ANY type of ANY error of ANY kind, please contact the Webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org so that appropriate corrections, deletions, modifications and/or clarifications, can be effected, if appropriate.
According To A KSTP/SurveyUSA
Poll Of 500 Minnesotans
APPROVE - 82%
DISAPPROVE - 14%
UNSURE - 5%
I ran across the following in the (first and only) book ("BURNING CORN TO HEAT OUR HOME") that I wrote back in about 2006. I would like to share it with the Visitors to my Website ........
"This is a book that will tell you how we beat the high cost of heating our home located in 'Bentonville U.S.A.' (a.k.a. Cologne, Minnesota) during the 2005-2006 fall, winter and spring by installing a corn burning stove. Bentonville U.S.A., just like Deltaville U.S.A., is a quaint little town and is located just down the road from where you live.
Here; everybody helps everybody else, there is no crime and a local automotive shop will make your car's horn louder if they can't fix your brakes. Everyone here in Bentonville U.S.A. speaks the truth, they speak it in English only, crooked lawyers, when discovered, are publicly flogged and barred from our community forever, elected officials who don't do their jobs are also publicly flogged and are thrown out of office immediately, prohibited from ever holding ANY public office forever and are NOT allowed to 'junk up' our cemeteries by dying here.
We are a simple people; if someone calls 9-1-1 to report a fire, the person answering your call asks, 'How do we get to your home?' Their most likely reply is 'Don't you have those big red trucks anymore ?'
The local Catholic Church has been renamed Winchester Cathedral because of all the shotgun weddings that have taken place and the only scandal going around town is how cheap the people can heat their homes when they install a corn burning stove; like we did.
Every resident of our community prides themselves on helping one another. Bentonville U.S.A. is a perfect community where the water always flows, the toilets always flush, gas is never allowed to be sold for more than a price of a gallon of milk (or a dollar a gallon, whichever is less) and everyone gets free DSL high speed Internet access."
Ironically, the book that I wrote, "BURNING CORN TO HEAT OUR HOME", was as a result of a very popular and informative Website, very similar to this one, that I designed and created, telling about my experiences with using a corn burning stove for home heating instead of using propane or electricity as a source of heat.
I moved from Bentonville U.S.A. to Deltaville U.S.A. (a.k.a. Hamburg Minnesota) in March of 2007. I selected Hamburg because it was a nice, friendly, 'small town' with well kept homes, few apartment buildings (3), paved roads, city water, city sewer, a Post Office, a nice park and all of the 'advantages' that come with 'suburban living'.
I would soon meet another City Resident; Brad Droege; a Fireman with the Hamburg Fire Department who, I later learned, served with the Hamburg Fire Department for 37 YEARS; serving 19 YEARS as it's Fire Chief !! Upon Chief Droege's retirement from the Hamburg Fire Department (Brad is now Chief Four of the neighboring Norwood Young America Fire Department), I would then meet it's next Fire Chief; Justin Buckentin; who is also a neighbor. Like all Volunteer Fire Departments, the members of the Hamburg Fire Department are an enthusiastic group of dedicated; well equipped and well trained individuals, ready to respond whenever their pagers are alerted to a fire call, a car accident, a medical emergency, etc.
Hamburg's third Fire Chief is Scott Anderson; someone, sadly, that I had never met until I, personally, called the Hamburg Fire Department in April 2019. While there is more information on my Homepage about why they were called; Chief Anderson was one of the Fire Department members that 'showed up' when he (they) were needed most.
Sadly, I haven't had the opportunity to formally meet Chief Anderson or invite him to be my Internet Show guest (as Chief Droege and Chief Buckentin were). But, I DID see Chief Anderson and some of the members of the Hamburg Fire Department 'in action' that fateful April 2019 morning. Being a retired, former licensed Law Enforcement Officer, State and Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician and a Fireman in the United States Air Force (please see my Professional Resume), I can personally assure City and area residents that in case you ever need any type of medical assistance or other service, the Hamburg Fire Department is ready, willing, able and, most importantly, well qualified, to render whatever assistance anyone might need.
They also have an excellent working relationship in conjunction with the Ridgeview Medical Center and it's Ambulance Service where, incidentally, Brad Droege is a Paramedic. The Hamburg Fire Department also has an excellent working relationship with the Carver County Sheriff's Office; I personally witnessed, and experienced that, in April 2019 !!
I would be remiss if I didn't mention Hamburg's diligent Public Works/Maintenance employee, Greg Schultz, who works very hard every day to keep Hamburg 'looking sharp'; regardless of the season. He, like the Fire Department, is an asset to the entire City and it's residents. He and I worked 'shoulder to shoulder' together for more than 16 straight hours on June 19th during the GREAT FLOOD OF 2014 when a storm dropped OVER 5" of rain on the area causing the City to lose commercial power. The City's lift stations stopped working because the entire City was without electricity, thereby requiring the newly installed emergency generator at the main lift station, (I SAVED HAMBURG TAXPAYERS $8,000.00 ON THAT 'PROJECT' !!) as well as a portable generator at the Jacob Street Grinder Station, to be placed into service to prevent homes in the City from being flooded. In itself, that was quite an 'event'; as was working for the next several weeks in August 2014 with Greg employee coordinating therebuilding of the Jacob Street Grinder Station after it was demolished as the result of a car accident. And, of course, the freezing of City water service line in the winter of 2013-2014 also caused Greg and I to work closely together. Greg was a great pleasure to work with and still remains a GOOD FRIEND (and a GOOD neighbor) !!
But, sadly, everything dramatically changed in September 2014. I would suddenly, and rudely, learn that those fellow 'City Officials' and PARTICULARLY, the City Clerk/Treasurer, who I thought were my friends and shared my interest in helping make the City of Hamburg continue to be a 'nice place to call home', were, in reality, persons that 'had their own agenda', carelessly wasted and 'pissed away' TENS OF THOUSANDS of TAXPAYER DOLLARS and were ALL persons that I couldn't trust; and never should have trusted in the first place !! (There's a 'reason' why Hamburg has the highest property taxes in ALL of Carver County and historically HAVE BEEN THE HIGHEST for as far back as I checked with Carver County !!) And, most importantly, I REFUSED to become a member of "THE GOOD OLD BOYS CLUB" and continually be a 'YES MAN' !! A person that 'thinks for themselves appaently had never been a part of, or even heard, of in Hamburg's history.
All of the above being said, what I observed taking place within the City of Hamburg, by it's TAXPAYER PAID PUBLIC OFFICIALS during my four year City Council term, as well as afterward coupled with what I've discovered (uncovered) in recent months, it's time to write another (my SECOND !!) book; about what I've witnessed, heard and observed "who did what", since January 2013, when I was elected to the Hamburg City Council, to the present. About my writing 'another book': Who says "History does not repeat itself ?"
And speaking of 'history repeating itself', I find it 'interesting', but not 'coincidental', that once it was learned that long time current Carver County District 3 Commissioner Jim Ische wasn't seeking re-election this fall, Chris Lund, who has two years left of his Hamburg mayoral tern, 'announced' the he was seeking to be elected to Ishe's Commissioner's seat. (You 'heard it first' here, my friends; on my Website !!) And, also not coincidentally; after Lund's 'announcement', former Hamburg Mayor Dick Malz's vehicles have been seen numerous times at the Hamburg City Hall.
Interestingly enough, Malz failed to file for re-election as Hamburg's Mayor back in 2016; instead, he filed to fill one of the two City Council seats that were up for re-election; mine and Councilmember Gregonis'; presentably to ensure that I wouldn't be re-elected. (I really did NOT want to remain a member of the Hamburg City Council; my filing for re-election was merely symbolic.) After what I had heard, and observed, taking place during those past four tumultuous four years as a Hamburg City Council member, I had absolutely no desire what-so-ever, to associated, in an manner, those types of Public Officials and their moral turpitude; an act or behavior that gravely violates the sentiment or accepted standard of the community !!
Malz failed to secure enough votes in 2016 to be elected to the City Council and he couldn't be re-elected Mayor because he didn't file for re-election to that Office. As a result and because of his greed, he 'walked away with nothing'. But, could Malz be attempting a 'comeback' this fall ? PLACE YOUR BETS !
STAY TUNED, STAY SAFE, PRACTICE 'SOCIAL DISTANCING', WEAR MASKS WHEN NOT AT HOME & CHECK ON YOUR ELDERLY NEIGHBORS !
As A Public Service, The Audio You Are Hearing On My Homepage And Related Webpages Are Comments Of Minnesota State Leaders Commenting On The Death
Of George Floyd As Aell As The Minnesota The Minnesota Department Of Health's
Daily Update Briefing Held On
Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
For More Information about Minnesota's "STAY SAFE MINNESOTA" Executive Order Now In Effect,
The 'STAY AT HOME' Executive Order Issued By Minnesota Governor Walz On March 27, 2020 and extended on May 1, 2020 Until May 18, 2020, Will Be Allowed To Expire. That 'STAY AT HOME' Executive Order Is Now Being Replaced By A 'STAY SAFE MINNESOTA' Executive Order That Goes Into Effect Monday, May 18, 2020.
EVERYONE Is Encouraged To Wash Your Hands Often, Get Tested When Sick, Maintain 'Social Distancing', Wear A Mask When You're Away From Home And Stay Home If You're Sick. Unless They've Been Tested, There Is NO WAY OF KNOWING Whether Or Not Someone Has The Virus. And NOBODY Has The Right To Threaten Exposure To ANYONE; For ANY Reason; Regardless Of What They Think !!
Because Of All Of What's Taking Place In The City Of Hamburg That I'm 'Uncovering', It Became Necessary For Me To E-X-P-A-N-D My Website So That I Could Provide Hamburg Residents With More Information
About What's Taking Place In Our Small Minnesota City Of Only About 516 People. My ORIGINAL HAMBURG MINNESOTA WEBPAGE IS STILL AVAILBLE; PLEASE CLICK HERE.
As Previously Announced, This Portion Of My Website Is Being Redesigned. I Apologize For The Inconvience And Encourage
You To Please Check Back Frequently As This Particular Webpage Is Changing & Being Updated.
In The Meantime, Are You
EVEN THOUGH The City Of HamburgREFUSED To Provide A Copy Of The Pending Lawsuit Against The City of Hamburg, And EVEN THOUGHOfficial Carver County District Court Documents PROVE, BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT, That
PLUS, In Another e 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 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.
In case you don't know the names of the other Hamburg City Officials at least patially responsible for some of what has already taken place and the TAXPAYER DOLLARS WASTED, their names and e-mail addresses appear publicly on the 'official' Hamburg , Minnesota Website; that is funded by public taxpayer dollars. While not included below, the City of Hamburg 'contracts' with the Waconia based law firm of MELCHERT, HUBERT & SJODIN for 'legal services'; usually their ATTORNEY KELLY DOHM is the City's 'contact person'; I got to know her, her 'tactics' and her 'legal manuevering' all too well during my term as a Hamburg City Council Member, and she, and her law firm, 'walked away' from the City of Hamburg with $50,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS !!
E-MAIL EXCHANGE WITH THE HAMBURG CITY CLERK/TREASURER
Oct 15, 2019, 8:04 AM
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.
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.
150 Jacob Street
Hamburg, Minnesota 55339
Jeremy Gruenhagen <email@example.com>
Oct 15, 2019, 8:33 AM
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.
P.O. Box 248
181 Broadway Avenue
Hamburg, MN 55339
Jeremy Gruenhagen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Oct 21, 2019, 9:03 AM
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?
P.O. Box 248
181 Broadway Avenue
Hamburg, MN 55339
LETTER SENT TO THE
CARVER COUNTY COURT ADMINISTRATOR
November 13, 2019
Ms. Mary Dalbec, Court Administrator
Government Center, Justice Center Building
600 East 4th Street
Chaska, Minnesota 55318
Re: RECORDS SEARCH/REQUEST
Dear Ms. Dalbec:
On October 15, 2019, I learned of civil litigation having been commenced against the City of Hamburg. I contacted the City of Hamburg and requested some simple, basic information regarding this matter.
Six days letter on October 21, 2019, I was advised by the City of Hamburg, “Since the pleadings have been filed, you can get them from the Carver County Court Administrator.”
After receiving this response, I went to the Carver County Government Center and spoke with a very cordial and helpful Court Deputy and explained to her why I was at the Government Center and the information that I was seeking.
For about the next fifteen or twenty minutes, your diligent and very helpful Court Deputy searched for the information that I was seeking. She searched for ANY information relating to the City of Hamburg that may have been recently filed involving the city as well as searched for the information that I was seeking using the plaintiff’s names; Steven Trebesch, Jake Trebesch, Triple T and combinations of any or all of the above.
After (what I considered to be) an exhaustive search by your very courteous Court Deputy, I was confident, because of her admirable efforts, that no such information, like that I was seeking, was on file, or had recently been filed, with the Court.
Two or three days later, I called the Court and spoke, by telephone, with another Court Deputy; explaining what information I was seeking and inquiring if any ‘pleadings’ or other information, documents, etc., had been filed since my personal visit to the Government Center on October 21, 2019. This second Court Deputy advised me that she (too) couldn’t locate an information in the Court’s files involving the City of Hamburg, Steven Trebesch, Jake Trebesch, Triple T or anything using any of the search criteria stated above.
I firmly believe that I was provided with accurate information, by both of your Court Deputies, that the information I was seeking wasn’t in the possession of the Court. I now question
Ms. Mary Dalbec, Court Administrator
November 11, 2019
whether such information even exists or ever existed !!
I respectfully prevail upon you, one final time, to see if any ’pleadings’, files, documents, etc. of ANY kind, in ANY of the names previously mentioned, exist within your Court’s files during the past twelve months from the date of this request.
Thank you in advance for your time, effort and anticipated cooperation in this matter.
150 Jacob Street
Hamburg, Minnesota 55339
A few days later, I received a response from CARVER COUNTY DISTRICT COURT ADMINISTRATOR Ms. DALBEC, along with an Official Carver County Court Document called a 'REGISTER OF ACTIONS' that is used, by the Court, to 'track' everything that take placer once an action is 'filed' with the Court.
This 'REGISTER OF ACTIONS' document that I received from the District Court Administrator also CLEARLY STATES (and displays) the following: "Filed in District Court State of Minnesota 11/1/2019 11:14AM".
It'll be interesting, indeed; to see the City of Hamburg's 'defense' to the allegation(s) against them. I've got a pretty good idea of how this whole thing is going to 'play out', but I'm keeping that to myself for the time being until everything concludes.
Similarly, numerous other Official Carver County Court Documents that I have obtained ALSO CLEARLY INDICATE that the lawsuit brought by former Hamburg City Council Member Steve Trebesch and his son Jake, which on October 25, 2019 TOLD ME, IN WRITING, that "Since the pleadings have been filed, you can get them from the Carver County Court Administrator", the against the City of Hamburg, were, actually, NOT FILED UNTIL NOVEMBER 1, 2019 !!
In my America, Public Officials, REGARDLESS if they're elected, appointed or hired to the position that they hold, CAN NOT BE ALLOWED TO LIE OR DECEIVE THE PEOPLE THAT PAY THEIR WAGES AND SALARIES !!
When they do, they've violated the public trust and
MUST BE PROSECUTED TO THE
FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW
AND, IF WARRANTED,
REMOVED FROM OFFICE !!
Likewise, when the 'governing body' learns what has taken place and DOES NOTHING ABOUT IT, they, TOO; have violated the 'public trust'; are 'NO BETTER', and ARE AS GUILTY as the employee(s) who lied or was deceptive in the first place.
And, as such,
THEY, TOO, MUST BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE
LAW AND, IF WARRANTED, ALSO REMOVED FROM OFFICE !!
In all of my nearly 77 years on God's Good Earth and ALL during my impressive and stellar nearly twenty year Professional Law Enforcement Career, NEVER have I ever seen so much arrogance, indifference, hostility, indignity and lack of respect by multiple individuals being paid with TAXPAYER DOLLARS, as I've seen, heard, witnessed and experienced, as with those same individuals who identify themselves as Public Officials, BEING PAID WITH TAXPAYER DOLLARS, for the City of Hamburg !!
Hamburg City Officials have forced Carver County Attorney Mark Metz into a very unique situation. As County Attorney, his Office prosecutes most criminal offenses that take place throughout Carver County, including the City of Hamburg.
During the course of this upcoming CRIMINAL proceeding, I can assure you that additional eye-opening, relevant information will surface and be discussed, to 'set the record straight', about other 'events' as well; many that I observed take place during my four years as a Hamburg City Council Member. (2013-2016) and after the expiration of my completed term.
County Attorney Metz certainly has quite the challenge before him; Hamburg City Officials have placed him in a very 'precarious' spot. But I look forward to working with County Attorney Metz's Office to help him to bring to justice, those Hamburg Public Officials that have acted wrongfully, unethically and illegally for so long.
Several weeks ago, I provided Carver County Attorney Metz with copies of all documents and evidence that I've collected since these underhanded misdeeds began to unravel last fall and become known. to assist him in fulfilling his statutory requirement and duty.
Because of what took place was intentional done by the individual(s) involved, it stands to reason that 'they're on their own dime' for legal expenses; TAXPAYERS should NOT have to worry 'footing the bill' for their legal costs because the acts committed were, as the evidence clearly shows, illegal and, obviously, intentional.
Please check back frequently as this matter proceeds through the 'legal process.' But bear in mind, please, that Grand Jury hearings are basically 'confidential' until they fully conclude.
There is NOTHING more 'cancerous' that will erode the public's 'trust' in government faster, than dishonest and deceptive Public Officers and Employees who can't be trusted; and whose wages and salaries are paid withTAXPAYER DOLLARS earned by hard-working citizens !!
They MUST (and the law requires) that they be 'brought to justice' and be held accountable for their actions.
DID THE CITY OF HAMBURG CONTINUALLY AND INTENTIONALLY VIOLATE THE
'STAY AT HOME' ORDER
ISSUED ON MARCH 25TH BY
MINNESOTA GOVERNOR TIM WALZ ??
EVEN AFTER GOVERNOR WALZ EXTENDED THE 'STAY AT HOME' ORDER ON APRIL 30TH FOR ANOTHER TWO WEEKS, BOTH THE HAMBURG CITY CLERK/TREASURER AND THE 'DEPUTY
CITY CLERK' ONCE AGAIN
'LOCKED THEMSELVES INSIDE'
THE HAMBURG CITY HALL.
Photo Taken 04-29-20
Photo Taken 05-01-20
CITY OF HAMBURG IS WASTING
MANY MORE TAXPAYER DOLLARS !!
The State of Minnesota issued (and has now EXTENDED) a "STAY AT HOME ORDER" for all but 'essential' employees in Minnesota. TAMARA BRACHT is a part time, non-resident Hamburg City employee in a town of only about 516 residents, who was initially only hired to send out water bills once a month. Bracht could HARDLY be considered to be an 'essential' employee; even in the BEST of times !!
Yet; there they BOTH are; the part-time 'DEPUTY CITY CLERK' who collects about $30,000.00 A YEAR IN WAGES & BENEFITSand another non-resident City employee, CITY CLERK TREASURER JEREMY GRUENHAGEN who collects about $100,000.00 A YEAR IN SALARY & BENEFITS, LOCKEDinside the City Hall; a PUBLIC building that thePUBLIC was PREVENTED FROM ENTERING !!
Seems crystal clear to me that the City of Hamburg was
INTENTIONALLYand FLAGRANTLY violating Minnesota's
"STAY AT HOME ORDER" by allowing this to take place !!
In my view, that's the equivalent of CHEATING;
ordinary citizens DON'T have that same 'luxury' !!