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.
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.
The Lac qui Parle County Auditor, Jake Sieg, is requesting bids for office and grounds maintenance services at the Family Service Center in Madison. Call Facility Manager, Kenny Fernholz, at 320-598-3012, for more information.
BIDS FOR MAINTENANCE SERVICES
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the County Auditor, Jake Sieg, at 600 6th St., Madison, MN 56256 until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 4th, 2017 for the contracting of building and grounds maintenance services at 930 First Avenue, Madison, MN. Bids will be publicly opened at the Board of County Commissioner’s Meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, and read aloud at that time.
One combined bid will be received for the care of approximately 4,000 sq. ft. of finished space, and 3,300 sq. ft. of unfinished basement.
Maintenance duties include:
- vacuuming carpets
- sweeping and washing of floors
- vacuuming of basement
- shoveling of sidewalks and steps to all building entrances
- emptying, collecting, and recycling of waste materials
- cleaning and sanitizing of bathrooms
- replacement of supplies
- general dusting
- window washing
- minor maintenance duties
Separate bid for grounds keeping is to be added to contract under Exhibit A. However, this contract does not include snow removal from parking lots.
Specifications for services to be performed, timetable, and building floor plan available from the Facility Manger, Kenny Fernholz. Bidders should review proposed contract in advance to address their ability to obtain insurance, workman’s compensation coverage (if needed), necessary maintenance equipment, and inventory of supplies.
A pre-bid meeting can be arranged with any interested party by calling Kenny Fernholz at 320-598-3012.
Each bid shall be accompanied by certified check, or cashier’s check in the amount of 5% of the bid submitted, made payable to Lac qui Parle County as a guarantee that the bidder will, if awarded the contract, enter into a contract in accordance with his/her proposal, and will be able to produce certificates of insurance.
The County Auditor reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any formalities herein.
Bids shall be in a sealed envelope marked “Maintenance Services Bid” and date stamped by our receptionist.
BIDS REQUESTED BY:
Jake Sieg, County Auditor
Lac qui Parle County Courthouse
600 6th St., Madison, MN 56256
The County's final audited financial statements for 2016 have been released and can be found on the ATC Department Page.
Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center is developing the Minnesota Family Investment Program Plan for 2018-2019. Citizen participation is invited in the development of this plan.
The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) [Minnesota Statute §256J.626] requires counties to submit a biennial service agreement to the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to receive these public funds. The primary purpose of the Biennial Service Agreement is to establish agreed upon outcomes and identify strategies counties will use to achieve these outcomes.
Copies of the proposed plan will be available at the Family Service Center at 930 First Avenue, Madison, MN or will be sent to you upon request by mail or email. The draft of the MFIP Biennial Service Agreement will be available for review and comment until November 21, 2017.
We encourage citizens of Lac qui Parle County to participate in the development of these plans by submitting written comments and suggestions to:
Joel Churness, Director
Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center
PO Box 7
Madison, MN 56256