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Southwestern Minnesota Adult Mental Health Consortium Meetings

Southwestern Minnesota Adult Mental Health Consortium monthly meetings are held the 2nd Friday of the month starting at 9:30a.m. The following is a list of dates for 2021:

  • January 8th
  • February 12th
  • March 12th
  • April 9th
  • May 14th
  • June 11th
  • July 9th
  • August 13th
  • September 10th
  • October 8th – Annual Meeting
  • November 12th
  • December 10th

If you would like more information on SMAMHC meetings contact Kimberly Holm at Kimberly.holm@smamhc.com.

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2021 Family Child Care Variance Policy

On October 20, 2020, the Lac qui Parle County Social Services Board approved the Family Child Care Variance Policy. This policy will be effective January 1, 2021. You may view this policy on the Family Services Policies webpage by following this link http://lqpco.com/index.php/family-services/lqp-family-services-policies/

If you have qeustions, please contact Lac qui Parle County Family Services at 320-598-7594.

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COVID-19 Testing

The Minnesota Department of Health, the City of Madison, and Countryside Public Health are partnering to host free, no barrier COVID-19 testing in Madison.

Who qualifies?

  • Open to everyone in the Madison Community
  • Symptoms or no symptoms
  • Free, no insurance needed

When?

Thursday, October 29, 2020: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Where?

Madison Armory
504 3rd Street
Madison, MN  56256

Sign up for an appointment time now.

This helps keep wait times short and gives people plenty of space.

Register online:

https://www.primarybio.com/r/madison

For additional testing sites visit: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/testsites/

If you are not able to sign up online, or need a translator, call 1-855-612-0677 for assistance.

If you have questions directly for Countryside Public Heath, please call 1-800-657-3291.

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Job Opening: Heavy Equipment Operator

 
October 15, 2020 – NOTICE
 
From:   Sam Muntean
Lac qui Parle County Highway Engineer
 
JOB OPPORTUNITY
 
Lac qui Parle County Highway Department is accepting applications for a Heavy Equipment Operator.  Primary duties will be, under general supervision, being able to operate all or a majority of the highway maintenance equipment required in maintaining and repairing the county roadway system.
 
Minimum qualifications include a high school education, and have a Commercial Driver License (Class A) and able to obtain the tanker endorsement.
 
Good knowledge in highway maintenance procedures and equipment, equipment maintenance, and the ability to do physical activities is desirable.
 
The pay range for this position is $21.33 per hour to $23.31 per hour based on the step system in the union contract, with benefits including insurance, cafeteria plan, and a retirement plan.
 
Application and Position Description may be obtained in person at:
 
Lac qui Parle County Highway Department
422 5th Avenue
Madison, Minnesota 56256
 
Or by telephone request: Phone (320) 598-3878
 
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: November 6th, 2020 or until filled.
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Get Tested for COVID-19

The Minnesota Department of Health, the City of Montevideo, the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department and Countryside Public Health are partnering to host free, no barrier COVID-19 testing in Montevideo.

Who qualifies?

  • Open to everyone in the Montevideo Community
  • Symptoms or no symptoms
  • Free, no insurance needed

When?

Tuesday, October 20, 2020: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Wednesday, October 21, 2020: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Thursday, October 22, 2020: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Where?

Montevideo Community Center
550 1st Street South
Montevideo, MN  56265

Sign up for an appointment time now.

This helps keep wait times short and gives people plenty of space.

Register online:

https://www.primarybio.com/r/montevideo

For additional testing sites visit: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/testsites/

If you are not able to sign up online, or need a translator, call 1-855-612-0677 for assistance.

If you have questions directly for Countryside Public Heath, please call 1-800-657-3291.

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Job Opening: Assistant Engineer

September 28, 2020 – NOTICE

From:   Sam Muntean
Lac qui Parle County Highway Engineer

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Lac qui Parle County Highway Department is accepting applications for an Assistant Engineer.  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 $26.79 to $35.62 per hour based on experience and education, with benefits including insurance, cafeteria plan, and a retirement plan.

Application and Position Description may be obtained in person at:

Lac qui Parle County Highway Department
422 5th Avenue
Madison, Minnesota 56256

Or by telephone request: Phone (320) 598-3878

Or by email request: sam.muntean@lqpco.com

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:  October 23, 2020.

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Job Opening: Social Services Supervisor

Department: Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center

Position:  Social Services Supervisor

Hours:  Full- time, 40 hours/week

Salary:  $4,845/month plus full benefits

Location:  930 First Avenue, Madison, MN

Job Duties:  To supervise the Social Services Unit including social workers working within the disability and elderly programs and licensing. Administer social services according to current state & federal policies. Ensure clients meet eligibility requirements for access to programs. Ensure referrals are screened, applications taken, assessments are completed and case management and care coordination is provided according to established guidelines. Provide good customer service and address complaints timely. Ensure vulnerable adults receive protection services. 

Apply on-line at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mnmeritsystem/default.cfm

Closing date for application:  October 13, 2020

Contact for information:  Kirsten Gloege, Director; Phone #320-598-7594

Mailing address:  P.O. Box 7, 930 First Avenue, Madison, MN  56256 

Lac qui Parle County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Small Business Grant Program Opened

Lac qui Parle County Small Business Grant Program

The Lac qui Parle County Small Business Grant Program (SBGP) is designed to assist small businesses and non-profit organizations (between 1 and 20 employees) with recieving financial relief from the pressures the COVID-19 Pandemic has placed on their business. Applicants can receive up to a $5,000 grant to cover PPE, supplies, rent/mortage payments or utility payments, and other equipment purchased in response to the Pandemic. The grant cannot be utilized for personnel costs or lost revenue per the Department of Treasury guidelines. The program is reimbursement based, so applicants will need to attach documentation (receipts, invoices, etc) to their application upon submission along with an updated W-9 Form. To be eligible, businesses must have a physical location within Lac qui Parle County and be current on their taxes.

The grant period is open Sept 1 to Sept. 18, 2020 at 11:59pm.

For more information and to fill out an application, please follow this link: http://lqpco.com/index.php/cares/

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Make a Plan Minnesota

This Child Safety and Permanency Update was published by the Minnesota Department of Human Services on June 8, 2020.

As Minnesota perseveres through the COVID-19 public health crises, we know that more people will become sick and require hospitalization. We need families to be prepared. In other states, countries, and communities in Minnesota, there have been parents who have become too ill with COVID-19 to care for their children for short periods of time. These circumstances present a need to identify alternate caregivers who can step in to help care for chldren who have likely been exposed to the virus. Unfortunatley, this virus doesn't always leave time for people to make plans.

We're urging all Minnesotans who are responsible for the care of a child to make a plan now for alternate short term care for their children in the event parents or guardians become ill. To support families in this process, we've developed Make a Plan, Minnesota. Make a Plan, Minnesota helps guide families through a process to identify possible caregivers, gather vital family and child information, and share their plan with others. A fillable form is included to help families gather information that an alternate caregiver might need to know while caring for their children.

It's never too early to make a plan. Before the emergency is upon a family, we urge families to talk now with their support networks about who will be able to step in and help provide care for their children or other supports, such as dropping off meals or checking in with the children daily if a parent is quarantined at home.