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Park Lodge Rental

Nestled in the oaks woods at the top of the old tubing hill, the Garvin Park Warming House provides a scenic vista view of the park; making this a great location in any season for your gathering; whether that is a family reunion, fun day for the kids, or a corporate retreat in a rustic setting. Lyon County has added some new luxuries to the Warming House. The building now offers a big screen television with a DVD player, rustic bar, and furniture to provide users with some inside entertainment on those too cold or wet to sled days. In addition, we have added some warm new touches to the décor, such as a few local pelts and some historic prints and signs that encompass the history of Garvin Park.”The Warming House is now called the Park Lodge and can be used for company get-togethers, family gatherings, sledding weekends, etc.

Book your rental today! Rental - $ 50 Rental Fee
           $ 75 Damage Deposit (refunded upon inspection)
All reservations require a 48-hour advance notice, and a rental agreement (attached below) with the deposit

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County Assessor

County Assessor: Sherri Kitchenmaster
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Phone: (507) 537-6731
Fax: (507) 537-6091
Address: Lyon County Assessor
607 West Main Street
Marshall, MN 56258
 
  • Work with local units of government to value and classify all property in the county for tax purposes
  • Local Board of Review
  • County Board of Equalization
  • State Board of Equalization

Electronic Waste Recycling

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Lyon County recycles computer equipment, televisions cell phones, and other electronic waste at two locations, the Lyon County Regional Landfill, and the Lyon County HHW.

COMPUTER MONITOR & TELEVISION (TV) BAN
All computer monitors, and televisions are banned from Minnesota landfills. Monitors and TVs can be RECYCLED at the landfill or HHW facility. 

OTHER ELECTRONIC WASTE

In addition to banned items, other electronics including; computers, printers, copy machines, scanners, and other electronic waste MUST be recycled by all business and commercial entities, government agencies, schools, and not-for-profit organizations. Individual residents are only required to recycle monitors and televisions, however, Lyon County provides these recycling services knowing that many residents want to do the right thing by recycling waste electronics.

REUSE AND RECYCLING OPTIONS

If your computer equipment, or television is still functioning well, you could offer it to one of many organizations that frequently need useful computers such as churches, schools, or goodwill organizations.

Recycling Basics

RECYCLING IS EASY IN LYON COUNTY! 

Curbside recycling collection occurs every week! Collection of curbside recyclables is done by Southwest Sanitation. Residents covered by the Lyon County recycling contract received a recycling cart for the sole purpose of curbside recycling pickup. These carts are the property of Lyon County, and must stay at the residential address to which they were delivered.

Lyon County supports residential curbside recycling, and has recycling sheds / containers in all towns and cities in Lyon County for ease of access for residents to recycle common household items including paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, and metal. Unfortunately less than 60% of all County residents recycle. Although this is an increase from 2009 residential surveys, we still have a long way to go.

Below you will find information to download about residential recycling in Lyon County.Feel welcome to call with questions about recycling!

Recycle Today!  Please feel welcome to call the Lyon County Environmental Office at (507) 532-8210 with questions about recycling.

 

Notary

Notary Public Information
  If you want to become a Notary Public, you must contact the Secretary of State.  Online applications are accepted at:  https://notary.sos.state.mn.us Once you have made your application and receive your Notary Public Commission from the Secretary of State, you will need to file this with the county of your residence.  In Lyon County, you need to present your Notary Public Commission, along with a filing fee of $20.00.  At the time of filing you will be asked for a specimen of your signature to have on file in the Recorder’s Office. You may be asked for two signatures, the first signature required is the same as what the commission shows, the second signature is how you will be signing your notary.  If these are both the same, then you will need to sign only once.

Garvin Park Directions

Back in the thirties, one of the most popular spots in Lyon County was a 27-acre track of woodland along the Cottonwood River. This park became a reality through the efforts of interested people, the Garvin Community Club, and Mr. H.C. Garvin a retired Winona businessman. In his youth, Mr. Garvin, was a station agent at Tracy for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. He became the chief contributor of money and equipment for the park.

As a result of the depression years, many men were out of work. Mr. Howard Bussard administered federal relief funds to pay a crew of men for the labor needed to create a park. Two log cabins were built, a ball diamond cleared, picnic tables built, fireplaces put in many locations and a swimming pool dredged. Mr. Frank Swain was hired as caretaker. He planted many flower beds and made a rock garden. He kept the park mowed and clean.

On May 30, 1935 a crowd of 5,000 attended the dedication event. The park was visited by hundreds during the next years, but spring floods washed away the bridge and destroyed much of the work done. Funds ran low and soon the area reverted to its wild state.

In November of 1967, after an 18 months process, the Lyon County Board levied local funds to match state and federal grants to enlarge Garvin Park by 490 acres and to develop recreational facilities; essentially establishing the current 750 Garvin Park footprint.

The Lyon County Board of Commissioners and Park and Recreation Board help to communicate local interest in managing the park for regional residents.

The Main Entrance for Garvin Park is along US Highway 59 only 1.5 miles North of the Intersection of US 59 and US Highway 14. Garvin Park is 13 miles South of Marshall from Minnesota Highway 23.

 

Victim Rights

What to do if you have been a victim of a crime: 

If you have been a victim of a crime or witnessed a crime in progress, call 911.
If you have been a victim of a crime that does not require an emergency response, or if you desire to file a report of a crime call the Lyon County Sheriff's Office at (507) 537-7666 - 24 hours a day.
Crime Victims Rights:
As a crime victim, you are afforded rights under MN Statute 611A.015
  1. You have the right to apply for financial help for losses resulting from a violent crime. This assistance does not cover property losses. For application and information call 612-282-6256 or outside the Twin City area call 1-800-247-0390 or TDD 1-612-282-6555.
  2. Under certain circumstances you have the right to request that the Lyon County Sheriff's Office withhold public access to data revealing your identity. MN Statute: 13.82 Subd. 17.
  3. You have the right, if an offender is charged, to be informed of and participate in the prosecution process, including the right to request restitution (money court ordered from the offender and paid to the victim). 
  4. If you feel your rights as a victim have been violated, you can contact the MN Crime Victims Ombudsman's Office at 1-612-282-6258 or 1-800-247-0390 or TDD 1-612-282-6555. 
Domestic Assault Victim Rights:
You can ask the county or city attorney to file a criminal complaint. You also have the right to go to court and file a petition requesting an Order for Protection from domestic abuse. The order may include the following:  
  • An order restraining the abuser from further acts of abuse.
  • An order directing the abuser to leave your household.
  • An order preventing the abuser from entering your home (or reasonable area around your home), school, business, or place of employment.
  • An order awarding you or the other parent custody of / or visitation of your minor children.
  • An order directing the abuser to pay support to you and the minor if the abuser has a court order indicating such.  
You also have the right to notification if prosecution of the case is declined or criminal charges are dismissed.    
You may call "Women's Rural Advocacy Programs (WRAP)" CRISIS LINE: (507) 532-2350 or 1-800-639-2350 for assistance in getting your Order for Protection. 
Local Advocacy Programs:
New Horizons Crisis Center:
The mission of New Horizons Crisis Center includes but is not limited to, providing services and support for crime victims, advocacy for families, and educational programs in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, and Redwood Counties.
Women's Rural Advocacy Programs (WRAP):
Is a cooperative of Domestic Violence Community Advocacy programs serving southwestern Minnesota.  One of the services they offer to battered women is providing information - about their situation, their options, and their rights.
Safe At Home Address Confidentiality Program:
Safe at Home is a program offered by the Secretary of State’s office in collaboration with local victim service providers. This program became effective September 1, 2007 and is designed to help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or others who fear for their safety establish a confidential address.
The intent of Safe at Home is to allow its participants to go about their lives, interacting with public and private entities, without leaving traces of where they really live in an attempt to keep their abuser from locating them.  Safe at Home provides a mail forwarding service. Participants use an address that Safe at Home assigns them and their correspondence is forwarded to their actual mailing address, which is not disclosed. Safe at Home also accepts service of process on the participant’s behalf.

 

Attachments:
Download this file (Safe At Home Brochure.pdf)Safe At Home Brochure1033 kB

Lyon County Court Administrator

 
County Court Administrator: Karen Bierman
Phone: (507) 537-6734
Fax: (507) 537-6150
Address: Lyon County Court Administrator
607 West Main Street
Marshall, MN 56258
Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 (closed weekends and legal holidays)
Now Pay Your Ticket By Web or Phone
 
Tickets issued by the State Patrol, the Department of Natural Resources, or local law enforcement anywhere in Minnesota can now be paid via an automated phone system or online using a credit card.  The service is only available for citations that do not require a court appearance. Pay Fines Online or Pay By Phone 800-657-3611
Honorable Judge of the District Court: Leland Bush
Honorable Judge of the District Court: Michelle Dietrich
 
  • Family - Dissolutions, adoptions, and support matters
  • Civil - Small claims/conciliation court, civil matters, probate (wills)
  • Criminal - Felony, gross misdemeanors and misdemeanors
  • Traffic - Court appearances
  • Juvenile and Juvenile Traffic Hearings
Links: Court Forms Online
Minnesota State Law Library
Minnesota Legal Services Coalition
Minnesota House of Representatives
Minnesota Senate
Minnesota Northstar Online
Minnesota State Bar Association
US Bankruptcy Court - Minnesota
Minnesota State Court System
US Federal Court System

 

Notice to Contractors Highway Striping - CP 16:HS Quotes Recived Until September 16, 2016

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Quotes will be received until 10:30 a.m. on September 16, 2016, by Aaron VanMoer, Lyon County Engineer at the Lyon County Public Works Building located at 504 Fairgrounds Road in Marshall, MN for the following: CP 16:HS
Highway Striping - Latex
Approximate quantities
6” Solid Line Paint                679650.00 L.F.
4” Solid Line Paint                276400.00 L.F.
24” Stop Line Paint                                              348.00 L.F. Specifications may be examined at the office of the Public Works Director, 504 Fairgrounds Road, Marshall, MN.  Specifications may be downloaded from the Lyon County website, www.lyonco.org, (see further details on website) or by calling the Lyon County Highway Department at 507-532-8205 to request a paper copy.  There will be no charge for the Specifications.  All Proposals must be on forms furnished by the County Engineer.  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.  Quotes should be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope, including project number and time of opening.  All quotes should be addressed as follows:  Lyon County Highway Department, 504 Fairgrounds Road, Marshall, MN  56258.  The County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Aaron VanMoer, P.E.
County Engineer
Lyon County, MN
                                
Please post:    September 9, 2016 thru September 16, 2016

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

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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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