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DHHS seminar brochure October 2017

Free Deaf and Hard of Hearing 101 Training on October 12th

Free “Dispelling the Myths” training set in Madison (Lac Qui Parle County). See an enclosed attachment of DHHS seminar brochure October 2017 for more details.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division (DHHS) through MN Dept. of Human Services will sponsor “Dispelling the Myths” (Deaf and Hard of Hearing 101), an all-day, free, public training covering various aspects of being deaf and hard of hearing.  The seminar is set for 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at West Annex of M-M-N Elementary School, Multi-Media Room, 422 5th Avenue (West Entrance) Madison, MN.

Encouraged to attend are businesses, employers, public agencies, adults with hearing loss, parents of children with a hearing loss and others who are interested.  The training will have a small interactive session in which participants can experience a simulated hearing loss.  Equipment for people who are deaf and/or hard of hearing also will be demonstrated.

Other topics to be covered include:

  • Terminology and definitions
  • Communication tips and methods
  • Sign Language interpreters
  • Hard of Hearing issues
  • Deaf Culture
  • Resources

To ensure there is space available, registration is recommended by calling the DHHS St. Cloud office at 1-800-456-3690 or by sending an email to dhhs.stcloud@state.mn.us.  When registering, please provide the following information: name and complete address: employer and job title; daytime and evening phone numbers; date of seminar; and email address.   A confirmation email or phone call we will be sent about one week before the training.   Registration must be received by September 28, 2017 (extended deadline date).

Sign language interpreter and assistive listening device will be provided.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

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Job Opening: Office Support Specialist

Lac qui Parle County Family Services is accepting applications for a Part-Time (21 hours a week) Office Support Specialist.

Duties include assisting clients in completion of forms, editing and correcting mileage claims according to transportation program requirements, scanning documents for children’s mental health and foster care into document manager, sorting records for case retention or destruction, and serving as representative payee for limited number of clients as needed.

Salary: $12.83 per hour ($2,223.87/month).

Position Description may be obtained in person at:

Lac qui Parle County Family Services
930 1st Avenue
Madison, Minnesota 56256

Or by telephone request: Phone (320) 598-7594

Or online Office Support Specialist Job Description

You may apply for this position through the Minnesota Department of Human Services here: Merit System Online Application

Application deadline is August 31, 2017.

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Job Opening: Heavy Equipment Operator

July 12, 2017  – 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 at the Bellingham Shop. Primary duty 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.

Starting pay is $17.83 per hour going to $19.81 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 August 4, 2017.

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Receiving Bids for Re-Shingling Roof at Family Services

Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center

PROJECT:  Sealed proposals will be received for re-shingling roof at the Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center in Madison, MN.  Specifications are linked below and are available from the Director, Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center, Box 7, 930 First Avenue, Madison, MN 56256.

Building Specifications for Contract Work- 2017

PROJECT SCOPE:  The project consists of supplying labor and materials for all work specified above in conformance with all applicable codes.

TYPE OF BID:  Roofing bids are sought.  One bid requested for all roofing work outlined in specifications.

BID DATEBids must be received at or before 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the County Auditor’s Office, Courthouse, 600 Sixth St. W., Madison, MN 56256.  Bids will be opened the following day on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at approximately 2:00 p.m., during the afternoon meeting of the Board of County Commissioners

PLACE OF OPENING:  Commissioners Board Room, Lac qui Parle County Courthouse, 600 Sixth St. W., Madison, MN  56256.

PRE-BID MEETING:  Contractors may call (320) 598-7594 to arrange an appointment with Joel Churness, Director, Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center to visit the work site and to review details of the project between Monday, July 10, 2017 and Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

BID SECURITY:  Each proposal shall be accompanied by certified check, cashier’s check, or bid bond 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 proposal and the contract documents, and will furnish Performance and Labor and Material Bond in the amount of 100% of the contract.  Contractor must also provide certificate of commercial general liability insurance and proof of worker’s compensation & employer’s liability coverage.

RIGHT OF REJECTION:  The Lac qui Parle Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any formalities herein.

BIDS REQUESTED BY:

Jake Sieg, County Auditor

600 Sixth St. W.

Madison, MN 56256

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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 control 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 control, must make a request by April 28, 2017. 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 to the link on the form or mail/bring to Lac qui Parle County Highway Department, 422 5th Ave, Madison, MN  56256.
The cost of material and application will be $0.85 per running foot for those living on county roads, and $0.425 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 control will be in mid-May to early-June of 2017.

Dust Control Application Request

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Job Opening: Maintenance Supervisor

March 8, 2017 – NOTICE

From:   Sam Muntean
Lac qui Parle County Highway Engineer

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Lac qui Parle County Highway Department is accepting applications for a Maintenance Supervisor. This position is to provide roadway and bridge maintenance knowledge, coordinate and supervise county highway maintenance personnel, operations and the maintenance of the highway equipment. Duties include, but are not limited to: supervising maintenance operations; work with other public agencies; final approval of utility and access permits work; operating equipment; and performing additional tasks as assigned by the Engineer.

Minimum qualifications include a high school education, and Two (2) years of higher education and 6 years of experience, of a progressively responsible nature, in the field of highway maintenance and/or construction work, or 10 years of experience, of a progressively responsible nature, in the field of highway maintenance and/or construction work. Prior supervisory experience.  Must have a commercial driver license (Class A).

Base Salary ranges from $23.75 to $30.00 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 on the web site at: http://www.lqpco.com and select employment 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: Open until filled – First Review Date is March 31, 2017.

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Highway 40 speed limit to increase to 60 mph

WILLMAR, Minn. – The speed limit on Highway 40 from the South Dakota border to the north Jct of Hwy 119 will increase from 55 mph to 60 mph.  Installation of new speed limit signs are scheduled, weather permitting, for the week of March 13, 2017.  Speed limits in Marietta and Madison will not change.  The increased speed limit change applies only to the area listed above.  All other posted speed limits will remain the same.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

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Lac qui Parle County Spring Load Restrictions – Highway Dept

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: February 14, 2017
CONTACT: Sam Muntean

Lac qui Parle County Spring Load Restrictions

Lac qui Parle County seasonal load restrictions will start Friday, February 17, 2017, 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.

2017 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://www.lqpco.com/highway/index.php

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.

Email: sam.muntean@lqpco.com
Phone: 320-598-3878
Fax:     320-598-3020

 

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Job Opening: Civil Engineering Technician

February 1, 2017 – NOTICE

From:   Sam Muntean
Lac qui Parle County Highway Engineer

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Lac qui Parle County Highway Department is accepting applications for a Civil Engineering Technician at the Madison office.  Primary duties will be, under general supervision, to provide professional field and office civil engineering work.  Duties include, but are not limited to: performing construction observation/inspection duties; preparing plans and sketches; surveying; assisting in the preparation of project specifications and bid documents; construction materials testing; and performing additional tasks as assigned by the Engineer.

Minimum qualifications include a high school education, and Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology, or 3 years of qualified work experience related in this field.  Must have a valid driver license.

Good knowledge in highway design, computer aided drafting and record keeping skills are desirable.

Base Salary ranges from $16.97 to $26.23 per hour based on experience and certifications, 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 employment 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:  Open until filled – First Review Date is February 24, 2017.

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LqP unveils new website

Lac qui Parle County is pleased to unveil our new website. We hope that the new site will be easier for folks to use and fund what they need. We ahve updated out information, added quick links on each page to answer our most popular questions and added a search function…