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Recycling is not the Goal - Reduction IS

The average American produces around 7.1 lbs. of trash per day, and will generate 102 tons of trash in their lifetime. To give a bit of perspective, that weight is equivalent to every car made in Detroit since World War II! Every piece of food packaging, every old t-shirt, and all of those old phone cases that don’t fit your new one, all accumulate to form our individual 102 ton total. We have developed an “out of sight, out of mind” attitude that allows us to forgo responsibility once an item is thrown in the bin, so we often don’t think about where our garbage will end up. As convenient as it is to have our trash picked up and taken away, we have to remember that it’s only being transported to a different location, and it doesn’t disappear.

Minnesota strives to follow this order of waste management: reduce, reuse, recycle, compost, waste-to-energy (incineration), landfill. This shows that as important as recycling is, it should not be our primary goal. Yes, recycling allows us to reuse material in order to protect valuable virgin resources, but wouldn’t it be better if we refrained from using the materials in the first place? By saving those resources we save money and energy that would be spent on the manufacturing process, and the money that we would spend to buy the product. So the next time you think you need to purchase something, consider the following: 1. Is this item necessary?
2. Is it made of recycled materials?
3. Can I recycled it?
4. Can this be reused?
5. If the item cannot be recycled, how will it be disposed? The beauty of reducing one’s waste is that it is not an all-or-nothing commitment. There are some individuals who are able to reduce their waste to the point of not sending any trash to the landfill, and for others the most they can do is to bring reusable shopping bags to the grocery store. The best you can do is the best you can do, and that’s okay! Changing one part of your waste stream may seem inconsequential, but it can have a great impact in the long-run. These are the steps we have to take in order to change our attitude toward sustainable living. Besides being environmentally sustainable, reducing one’s household waste directly benefits the individual. First, you save money by purchasing food and products that do not have additional packaging. When you have less packaging, you don’t pay for the extra cost, your garbage bin does not get as full, and you can reduce your hauler costs and the amount of trash sent to the landfill. Second, you begin to eat healthier because food without additional packaging is usually fresh, nutritious, and not processed. Third, you will become more conscientious about your purchases, both with food and other products. This will lead to only buying things that you really need, which declutters your life and further decreases the amount of trash and unnecessary items in your home. I’m sure we could all use a little less clutter in our lives.  So why not start now?

Closed: Notice to Suppliers - One Tandem Diesel Truck Truck Box, Hydraulic Equipment, and Snow Removal Equipment Bidding On January 13, 2015

NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS

 

Sealed bids will be received until 10:45 A.M. on January 13, 2015 by E.J. Moberg, Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer in Commissioner Room #3, Lyon County Government Center, Marshall, Minnesota on behalf of the Board of Commissioners for the following:

ONE TANDEM DIESEL TRUCK - TRUCK BOX, HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT AND SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT

Specifications may be examined at the office of the Public Works Director at the Fairgrounds in Marshall, MN. Proposals may be ordered by calling the Lyon County Public Works office at 507-532-8205. There is no charge for the Proposal. For viewing purposes, the Proposal will be posted on the Lyon County website, www.lyonco.org. All Proposals must be on forms furnished by the Public Works Director. Each Proposal must be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond, payable to the Treasurer of Lyon County, for at least 5% of the amount of the Proposal. The Bids should be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope, including type of equipment and time of bid opening. All bids should be addressed as follows: Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer, 607 West Main Street, Marshall, MN 56258. The County reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

 

 

Please publish: December 24, 2014

                                    December 31, 2014

                                   

Please post to County website: December 17, 2014

 

Affidavit of Publication is requested

Feedlot Program

The County feedlot program is a cooperative arrangement between the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Lyon County government to administer Minnesota's feedlot rule. This cooperative program is known as "county delegation" or the "county feedlot program." The Lyon County feedlot program is responsible for the implementation of Minnesota feedlot rules and regulations for feedlots with less than 1000 animal units.

Lyon County became a delegated county in April of 2009. Currently, Lyon County is working toward completing a county-wide inventory of feedlots by July 2011. This inventory process will help to assist producers to stay in compliance with Minnesota Rules Chapter 7020.

 

Shoreland Management

Lyon County Planning and Zoning is the local government unit that administers the State of Minnesota Shoreland program. This involves planning and zoning assistance to local governmental units by DNR Area Hydrologists and Shoreland Management staff.

Minnesota's shoreland management options are provided to landowners with the aim of helping landowners to understand and respond to local residents with guidance on protecting and shoreland areas, and local watersheds; balancing those concerns with the desires of local land development.

The following link provide an excellent set of resources for shoreland management.

minnesota shoreland management resource guide

 

Sheriff History

 

 Past Lyon County Sheriff's 

 

Sheriff

Dates Served

James Cummins

1870-1874

Solomon Webster

1874-1876

John Hunter

1876-1882

 J.  F.  Remore

1882-1894

 Andrew Christiansen

1894-1906

 Mike Grannan

1906-1912

 John Monroe

1912-1922

 Mrs. John (Sadie) Monroe

1922

 Andrew Christiansen

1922-1930

 George Rankin

1930-1938

 Harry B. Croft

1938-1946

 Mrs. Harry B. (Viola) Croft

1946

 Roland (Doc) Rans

1946-1970

 John T. Tomasek

1970-1978

 Leon VanDenBroeke

1978-1982

 Donald K. Stokke

1982-2002

 Joel C. Dahl

2003- 2008

 Mark M. Mather

2008- 2018

Eric D. Wallen

2018-Present

Subcategories

Auditor/Treasurer: E. J. Moberg
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Phone: (507) 537-6724
Fax: (507) 537-6091
Address: Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer
607 West Main Street
Marshall, MN 56258
  Auditor Services
    • Financial - Payroll
    • Current Tax Calculation
    • Settlements to School Districts, Cities and Special Districts
    • Voter Registration and Voter Tally
    • Transfer of Deeds
    • Special Assessments - Ditch and Cities
    • Transent Merchant License - application
    • Tobacco License
    • Driver's Licenses
      NOTE:
      - Written and Driving Exams are given at the office located at 601 N. Highway 59 Telephone 537-7024 for hours and additional information.
      - For vehicle registration, tabs, automobile licensing, etc you must go to the Auto Licensing Bureau at 302 W Redwood St (507) 532-4643.
Treasurer Services
  • Current and Delinquent Real Estate Records
  • Print and mail tax statements
  • Property tax collections and payment entry
  • Compute and prove tax settlements
  • Escrow records
  • Distribute taxes to taxing entities
  • Investment Officer for county investments
  • Mortgage Registry Collections
  • Deed Tax computations and collections
  • Financial Records - banking and reconciliation of accounts
  • 1990 and 2000 Lyon County Census information
  • Maintain records of Auctioneer Certificates
District 1
Charlie Sanow
 District 2
Steve Ritter
District 3
Mark Goodenow
District 4
Rodney Stensrud
 District 5
Rick Anderson
Charlie Sanow Steve Ritter Mark Goodenow Rodney Stensrud Rick Anderson

532-5901
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829-8070
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532-3861
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The county board normally meets at 9am on the first and third Tuesdays of the month in CR 1 & 2

 

County Board Room

 

Human Resources

 

Human Resources administers the personnel policies and procedures adopted by the Lyon County Board as well as classification and compensation plans, performance planning and review programs, and maintaining personnel records for each employee. Human Resources coordinates the recruitment, selection, orientation, development, transfer, and separation of employees. Affirmative action, Civil Rights compliance, Minnesota and Federal Family and Medical Leave Act, short-term disability, HIPAA regulations compliance, and ADA compliance are also major functions of the office.  The office coordinates and administers employee benefit programs for all departments, and works closely with Lyon County Administration and the County Board. 

The County Recorder is the custodian of the land records and vital statistic records pertaining to Lyon County. It is the responsibility of this office to preserve these records in an archival quality format and assure easy and accurate access to the same. Duties are defined as:

  • Record documents relating to real property transactions in Abstract
     & Torrens Divisions
  • Collect & receipt Recording Fee and Well Disclosure Certificate Fee
  • Collect & distribute Well Disclosure Certificates
  • Maintain indexes and issue copies of all recorded documents
  • Maintain and issue copies of birth, death and marriage certificates
  • Process Marriage License Applications & issue marriages license
  • File and maintain Ordinations
  • File Notary Commissions
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • Military Discharges
  • Genealogy research
  • UCC filing and searches
    (Uniform Commercial Code)
  • CNS filing and searches
    (Central Notification System)
  • Federal and State Tax Liens
  • Hospital and Medical Assistance Liens

Books

Sheriff Mark Mather

 

 

Sheriff Mark Mather

 
 

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Support Administration

 
 

Sergeant Todd Roelfsema #103

 
 

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Sergeant Eric Wallen #111

 
 

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Law Enforcement Center Click Map for Directions

New!!!

Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has launched a new Community Information Service designed to deliver important and timely information to residents in our area using the latest technology. This service, “Nixle”, delivers trustworthy and important neighborhood-level public safety and community event notifications instantly sent to you by cell phone text message, email and web. There is NO Spam or Advertising. Nixle is completely free (standard text message rates apply for cell phone subscribers who do not have text plans with their cell phone providers). Register now and learn more at www.nixle.com. You will have immediate access to public safety alerts that are relevant to you, important neighborhood advisories you want to know about, and other valuable community information. You decide what information you want and whether you want it sent to your cell phone, email or just simply over the web. We are excited about this opportunity and hope you find it beneficial to you!

Register at: http://local.nixle.com/lyon-county-sheriffs-office/

The Lyon County Public Works Building is located on the County Fairgrounds at 504 Fairgrounds Road Marshall, MN 56258. Click HERE for a map link

 Locator Map

 

Lyon County Public Works includes the following Departments:

Highway (Road and Bridge): County road and bridge maintenance, road signage, flood control structure maintenance, and snow removal from county roads.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Maintains the County E-911 system, and provide mapping services.

Planning & Zoning: Also includes county programs for feedlots, shoreland management, septic systems, ditches, and invasive weed inspections.

Environmental: Manages the regional landfill, household hazardous waste program, and coordinates recycling, water management planning, and solid waste reduction efforts.

Parks: Manages the County Park system, and County Fairgrounds

GIS Cataegory

 

 

Lyon County operates a Geographic Information System (GIS) to provide current and accurate geospatial (map) information to County departments, the general public and other entities. We seek to ensure that Lyon County residents and decision makers have access to geographic information that is complete, timely, accurate, and reliable. We promote the use of GIS and related technologies to more effectively and efficiently address problems, develop plans, and manage the natural, cultural, economic, and infrastructure resources of the county. Lyon County is implementing GIS to streamline county operations and to make County data and records available to the citizens of Lyon County. GIS Department Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and create geospatial information
  • Maintain Lyon County Parcel data
  • Rural Address assignment and E9-1-1 System maintenance
  • Maintain GIS Interactive Mapping Sites
  • Hard Copy map production
  • Platbook creation and maintenance

Hours and Locations

Lyon County Government Center

8:00-4:30 M-F   Map

Public Works Building

8:00-4:30 M-F   Map

Law Enforcement Center

8:00-4:00 M-F   Map

Lyon County Zoning/SWCD

8:00-4:30 M-F   Map

Lyon County Landfill

6:00-4:00 M-F   Map

7:00-NOON SAT

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