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Dust Control

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 sam.muntean@lqpco.com 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.

Dust Control Application Request

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Spring Load Restrictions

Lac qui Parle County
Department of Highways
422 5th Avenue, Suite 301
Madison, MN  56256
Email: sam.muntean@lqpco.com
Phone: 320-598-3878
Fax:     320-598-3020
Samuel A. Muntean, PE
Highway Engineer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE:            March 12, 2018
CONTACT:    Sam Muntean

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.

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Job Opening: Full-Time Social Services Supervisor

Job OpeningLac qui Parle County Family Service Center

Position:  Social Services Supervisor

Hours:  Full-time, 35 hours/week

Salary:  $4,743/month plus benefits

Location:  930 First Avenue, Madison, MN

Job Duties:   To supervise the Social Services Unit including social workers and case aide working with all social service programs; 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 both children and vulnerable adults receive protection services.

Apply on-line athttps://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mnmeritsystem/jobs/1209835/social-services-supervisor-lac-qui-parle-county

Closing date for application:  March 25, 2019

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

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

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Job Opening: Full-Time Human Services Director

THIS POSITION IS NOT A CLASSIFIED POSITION UNDER THE MERIT SYSTEM.

Lac Qui Parle County, Madison, MN, is currently seeking an individual for the full time position of Human Services Director. Under the supervision of the County's Social Services Board, the Human Services Director is responsible for the overall administration of the Family Services Department, including management of a staff of 24 and an annual operations budget of around $3 million.

Current salary range is $75,000 – $113,000 per year, depending on applicant qualifications.  Other benefits include health insurance, PERA pension, retirement savings plan, and more.

Please visit http://lqpco.com/index.php/contact/employment-opportunities/​ for an application and job description. Submit job application form directly to: Lac qui Parle County, Auditor-Treasurer-Coordinator Jake Sieg, 600 6th Street, Suite 6, Madison, MN 56256. For more information, contact ATC Jake Sieg at (320) 598-7261 or jake.sieg@lqpco.com.

Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m., January 11, 2019

Examples of Duties

The Human Services Director is responsible for the planning, implementing and administration of services and programs for the County Family Services Department; the county's largest department. The director supervises department operations and activities through unit supervisors in social services and income maintenance and provides direct supervision of the child support and fiscal officers. In addition, the director is responsible for the department's compliance with regulations and direction from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) and health plans with delegated agreements with Lac Qui Parle County.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university with a major in social work, psychology, sociology, or closely related field and four years of line staff experience including two years of supervisory experience in the human services field. Alternatively, candidates may possess a bachelor's degree with a major in business, public administration, healthcare or related field and six years of line staff experience including two years of supervisory experience in the human services field.

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Job Opening: Heavy Equipment Operator

 
November 15, 2018 – NOTICE
 
From:   Sam Muntean
Lac qui Parle County Highway Engineer
 
JOB OPPORTUNITY
 
Lac qui Parle County Highway Department is accepting applications for a Highway Equipment Operator at the Bellingham Shop.  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 a spray applicator's license.
 
Good knowledge in highway maintenance procedures and equipment, equipment maintenance, and the ability to do physical activities is desirable.
 
Starting pay is $18.27 per hour going to $20.81 per hour in one (1) year 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 is December 14, 2018 or until filled.
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Get Involved in National Rx Take Back Day

Unused or expired prescription medications at home are a public safety issue and can lead to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. Unused prescriptions thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. The misuse and abuse of over-the-counter medications and illicit drugs affect the health and well-being of millions of Americans.

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement, businesses, medical offices, agencies, and first responders, will host events to collect and safely dispose of unwanted medications.

Removing unwanted or expired medications from the medicine cabinet is an easy and concrete step that everyone can take to make a difference in the opioid crisis.

National Take Back Initiative Collection(s) Site

Saturday, October 27, 2018
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

LAC QUI PARLE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, MADISON, MN

DAWSON-BOYD POLICE DEPARTMENT, DAWSON, MN

 

 

 

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Job Opening: Full-Time Eligibility Worker

Job OpeningLac qui Parle County Family Service Center

Position:  Eligibility Worker – (EW)

Hours:  Full-time, 35 hours/week

Salary:  $19.14/hour

Location:  930 First Avenue, Madison, MN

Job Duties:   Determines financial eligibility for Food Support program (SNAP), MN Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Diversionary Work Program (DWP) and provides ongoing case maintenance. Provides training to clients on use of their electronic benefits (EBT) for food support. Determines cost effective insurance for the Medical Assistance program for other workers. Processes applications for child care assistance program (MEC2) and monitors cases.

Apply on-line athttps://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mnmeritsystem/jobs/1986945/eligibility-worker-ol-lac-qui-parle

Closing date for application:  October 29, 2018

Examination process:  In order to be considered for this job, you must take and pass an examination, which is offered online.  The examination consists of seven (7) sub-sections measuring arithmetic, eligibility determination and reading comprehension.  You will need a calculator and scratch paper in order to complete this exam. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: You must complete the exam within 3 days of submitting your application, or if you wait until the closing date, you must complete the exam no later than midnight, November 1, 2018. Several of the modules/examination sections are not compatible with Apple products at this time and must be completed in a Windows-based computer system, so you may need to use another Windows-compatible computer to complete the exam(s).  

Contact for Information:  Joel Churness, Director; Phone #320-598-7594

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

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Winter Coat Drive

Lac qui Parle County Family Services is proud to partner with

KleinBank & Prairie Five Community Action

to collect new or gently used winter coats during the week of

September 17th – 21st at KleinBank in Madison

(After September 21, individuals or families in need can obtain a voucher from Lac qui Parle County Family Services for a coat. Vouchers are redeemed at Prairie Five in Madison.)

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September 18, 2018 Social Services Board Meeting

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.

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Job Opening: Part-Time Office Support Specialist

Job Opening for:  Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center

Position:  Office Support Specialist (OSS)

Hours:  Part-time, 21 hours/week

Salary:  $13.08/hour with salary increase upon satisfactory completion of 6 month probation.

Location:  930 First Avenue, Madison, MN

Job Duties:   Working with electronic document management, scanning documents for all departments, assisting clients in completion of forms, editing and correcting mileage claims, dictation, sorting records for case retention or destruction, serving as backup for receptionist and other clerical duties.

Apply on-line athttps://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mnmeritsystem/jobs/1816193-0/office-support-specialist-ol-lac-qui-parle

Closing date for application:  September 24, 2018

Examination process:  In order to be considered for the OSS position, you must take and pass an examination, which is offered online. The examination consists of five sections measuring Numeric Filing, Proofreading, Reading Comprehension, Spelling, and Basic Math Skills. After your Merit System application has been submitted, you will be sent a link to access the examination sections.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  You must complete the exam within 3 days of submitting your application, or if you wait until the closing date, you must complete the exam no later than midnight, September 30, 2018.   Several of the modules/examination sections are not compatible with Apple products at this time and must be completed in a Windows-based computer system, so you may need to use another Windows-compatible computer to complete the exam(s).  

Contact for information:  Joel Churness, Director; Phone #320-598-7594

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