How Old Is Old Enough To Be Left Home Alone?
Lac qui Parle County Guidelines:
- Children age 7 and younger must be supervised at all times!!!!
It may be acceptable for children:
- Ages 8-10 to be left alone for short periods of time. (Not to exceed 3 hours).
- Ages 11-13 to be unsupervised or to babysit with the expectation that the parent/caretaker returns within 12 hours.
- Ages 14-15 to be unsupervised or to babysit with the expectation that the parent/caretaker returns within 24 hours.
- Ages 16-17 to be unsupervised or to babysit for more than 24 hours if an emergency plan & adult backup is in place.
- There is no magical age to leave a child home alone.
- Maturity, development, handling emergencies & being responsible varies for each child.
- The child should also feel confident & safe when alone.
Curfew for the City of Madison
- All children ages 0-14 have a 10:00 p.m. curfew always. They may not be present at any public place, street, road, alley, park, playground or any vacant property or unsupervised place in the City unless accompanied by his or her parent/guardian.
- It is unlawful for any parent, guardian or other person having lawful care, custody or control of any Child under the age 18 to allow or permit the child to violate the City of Madison’s curfew.
- All Children ages 15-18 have an 11:00 p.m. curfew Sunday-Thursday. Friday and Saturday the curfew is 12:00 a.m. They may not be present at any public place, street, road, alley, park, playground or any vacant property or unsupervised place in the City unless accompanied by his or her parent/guardian.
Have A Wonderful Summer!
Lac qui Parle County Family Services
PO Box 7 • 930 1st Ave
Madison, MN 56256
The Social Services Board meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, July 16, 2019 has been moved to Tuesday, July 23, 2019 to align with the County Commissioners' Board Meetings of that month. If you have further questions regarding this change, please contact the Lac qui Parle County Family Services department at 320-598-7594.
The Lac qui Parle County Highway Department will be applying dust control on county, township and community gravel roads in Lac qui Parle County as approved by the County Highway Engineer. Only liquid calcium chloride will be offered as dust coating treatment.
Residents living on county and township gravel roads or Local Units of Government with gravel roads, within Lac qui Parle County, who wish to have the dust coating, must make a request by April 26, 2019. No request will be accepted after this date.
Please call the Lac qui Parle County Highway Department at (320) 598-3878, or click on Dust Control Application Request at the bottom of this news release. Email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail/bring to Lac qui Parle County Highway Department, 422 5th Ave, Madison, MN 56256.
The cost of material and application will be $0.90 per running foot for those living on county roads, and $0.45 per running foot per pass for those living on township roads. This is based on 0.25 gallons of material per square yard. If you are a first time customer you may want to consider two passes for the first year or two. The gravel roads should be bladed prior to application; this must be arranged between the resident on township roads and the Township Board. Lac qui Parle County makes no guarantee of the performance of this product. The planned placement of the dust coating will be in mid-May to early-June of 2019.
Madison, MN 56256
Lac qui Parle County Spring Load Restrictions
Lac qui Parle County seasonal load restrictions will start Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 12:01 a.m. All county paved roadways are 10 ton per axle unless posted otherwise, and county and township gravel roads will be restricted to 5 ton per axle.
2019 County Spring Load Restriction Map and information on the State load restrictions may be viewed on the county web page under Spring Road Restriction/Road Posting at http://lqpco.com/index.php/highway-department/spring-road-restrictions-road-postings/.
Also, information on load restrictions on State Roads can be found on the MnDOT Seasonal Load Limits website at www.mndot.gov/loadlimits.
The ending dates for Spring Load Restrictions are based on how weather is affecting roadway strength. Therefore, the ending dates for Spring Load Restrictions are variable.
The meeting of the Lac qui Parle County Social Services Board will be held at the Multi-Media room of the Annex, located in the west end of the Elementary School at 422 5th Avenue, Madison, MN on Tuesday, September 18th from 8:30 a.m. to Noon.
Guest speaker will be Jim Przybilla, CEO of PrimeWest, at 10:00 a.m. This meeting is open to the public.
Notice is hereby given that on Monday, the 26th day of March, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Multimedia Conference Room in the Lac qui Parle County Annex building, 422 5th Street, Madison, Minnesota, the Lac qui Parle County Highway Department will hold a public hearing to discuss the draft five year construction plan for road and bridges in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota.
The public hearing will review the current 2018 construction season and the proposed construction plan for the years 2019 through 2023.
All persons interested are invited to attend said hearing and be heard on this matter. A draft copy of the Plan is available at www. Lqpco.com/highway under the Bid Letting/Road Construction tab. If you cannot attend but wish to make a comment please forward your comments in writing to the Lac qui Parle County Highway Engineer 422 5th Ave, Suite 301, Madison, MN 56256 or email email@example.com.
March 1, 2018 – NOTICE
Lac qui Parle County Highway Department is accepting applications for an Assistant Engineer in Training. This position is to provide professional field and office civil engineering work, and supervise and coordinate county highway technical staff and operations. Duties include, but are not limited to: supervising inspection duties; reviewing plans and sketches; negotiate right-of-way and easement purchases; operating instruments; and performing additional tasks as assigned by the Engineer.
Minimum qualifications include a high school education, and Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology with a minimum of eight years of experience in engineering, design, surveying or related in this field; or Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and has passed the EIT test.
Base Salary ranges from $25.50 to $33.90 per hour based on experience and education, with benefits including insurance, cafeteria plan, and a retirement plan.
Or by telephone request: Phone (320) 598-3878
Or by email request: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or on the web site at: http://www.lqpco.com and select jobs at the top of the page.
County application forms are required. Resumes will not be accepted as substitutes but may be submitted in addition to the application form.
Application deadline: March 16, 2018.