Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center is developing the Minnesota Family Investment Program Plan for 2020-2021. Citizen participation is invited in the development of this plan.
The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) [Minnesota Statutes 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 October 15, 2019.
We encourage citizens of Lac qui Parle County to participate in the development of these plans by submitting written comments and suggestions to Kirsten Gloege, Director, Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center, P.O. Box 7, Madison, MN 56256.
Lac qui Parle County offices will be closed all day on Monday, September 9, 2019, to allow staff to attend the funeral for an employee. County offices will re-open for normal hours on Tuesday, September 10. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by our office closure, and thank you for your understanding.
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.
Job Opening: Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center
Position: Eligibility Worker – (EW)
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours/week
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.
Preferred Qualifications: Good communication skills both orally and in writing; Ability to pay attention to detail; Ability to read and understand complex written instructions; Ability to keyboard and use a computer efficiently; Ability to utilize on-line state networks to process applications and renewals; Ability to accept supervision and direction from others; And ability to work cooperatively with clientele and contracted providers.
Closing date for application: May 8, 2019
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, May 14, 2019. 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: Kirsten Gloege, Director; Phone #320-598-7594
Lac qui Parle County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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.