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Lyon County Emergency Management

Lyon County Emergency Manager: Tammy VanOverbeke

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  • Phone: (507) 929-6615
  • Address: 611 West Main Street Marshall, MN 56258
What is Emergency Management?
The process and activities of preventing, mitigation the effects of, protecting against, responding to, and recovering from all threats and hazards. MN State Statute:12.03 (Definition).
  • Mitigation: Identify hazards and activities to prevent/lessen the impact of a disaster on lives and property.
  • Preparedness: Assist individuals and communities take steps to be ready for a disaster.
  • Response: Support and coordinate local agency emergency response activities.
  • Recovery: Work to restore public services and return the community to normal.
Generalized Emergency Manager Responsibilities:
  1. Coordinating the county government response to the disaster.
  2. Coordinating with any local government(s) affected by and/or responding to the disaster.
  3. Coordinating with any state and/or federal agencies responding to the disaster.
  4. Coordinating with any businesses/industries directly affected by and/or responding to the disaster.
  5. Coordinating, registering, and channeling the service of volunteers.
  6. Generating appropriate public information.

 

Read more: Lyon County Emergency Management

Notice to Contractors - CP 15-74 Camden Regional Trail. Bidding on Sept 9th 2015

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

 

Sealed Proposals will be received until 10:00 A.M. on the 9th day of September, 2015 by E.J. Moberg, Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer, on behalf of the Board of Commissioners at 607 West Main Street, Marshall, MN 56258, for Camden Recreational Trail – Phase 2, Lyon County, Minnesota, at which time the bids shall be publicly opened and read aloud.

 

The approximate quantities of work on which proposals will be received is as follows:

 

            5,200             Cu. Yd.                        Common Excavation

            2,800             Cu. Yd.                        Common Borrow

            6,000             Ton                  Aggregate Base, Class 5

            2,700 Ton                  Type SP 12.5 Wearing Course Mixture (2,B)

                 660 Lin. Ft.             CP Pipe Culvert (18” - 42”)

                 140 Lin. Ft.             CS Pipe Culvert (18” - 24”)

                 56 Lin. Ft.             RC Pipe Culvert (30” - 36”)

  1. 0   Acre Turf Establishment

                                                                              

Mobilization, Traffic Control and other miscellaneous items and related work.

 

All proposals shall be made on forms furnished by the Engineer, shall be clearly marked as a sealed bid for CP 15:74, and shall be accompanied by bid security in the form of a certified check or bid bond, made payable to Lyon County, Minnesota, in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid, which security becomes the property of the County in the event the successful bidder fails to enter into a contract and post satisfactory bond. All work shall by substantially complete on or before November 15, 2015, with final completion, and ready for final payment on or before June 1, 2016.

 

The proposed contract is subject to minimum wage rates set forth by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry and incorporated into the Specifications.

 

The County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive technicalities and irregularities and to increase, decrease or delete items of work to comply with budget limitations.

 

The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Plans and Specifications may be examined at the office of the Engineer, 504 Fairgrounds Road, Marshall, MN. Complete digital project bidding documents are available at www.questcdn.com. You may download the digital plan documents for $15.00 by inputting Quest project # 4056511 on the website's Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. An optional paper set of the proposal forms and specifications for individual use may be obtained from the office of the Engineer, DGR Engineering, 2909 East 57th Street, Suite 101, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108 telephone 605-339-4157, Fax 605-339-4175, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., upon payment of $100.00, none of which is refundable.

 

                                                                                    LYON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

 

                                                                                    By   /s/                                       

                                                                                                Aaron VanMoer, P.E.

                                                                                                Lyon County Engineer

Attachments:
Download this file (CP_15_74_Notice_To_Contractors.pdf)Notice to Contractors CP 15-7410 kB

Closed: Notice to Contractors – CP 11:74 Camden Recreational Trail. Bidding on February 25, 2015

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

 

Sealed Proposals will be received until 10:00 A.M. on the 25th day of February, 2015 by E.J. Moberg, Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer, on behalf of the Board of Commissioners at 607 West Main Street, Marshall, MN 56258, for Camden Recreational Trail – Phase I, Lyon County, Minnesota, at which time the bids shall be publicly opened and read aloud.

 

The approximate quantities of work on which proposals will be received is as follows:

 

            12,900             Cu. Yd.                        Common Excavation

            12,500             Cu. Yd.                        Common Borrow

            12,800             Ton                  Aggregate Base, Class 5

            4,400 Ton                  Type SP 12.5 Wearing Course Mixture (3,B)

                 416 Lin. Ft.             CP Pipe Culvert (various sizes)

                 104             Lin. Ft.             RCP Pipe Culvert (various sizes)

            5,350 Sq. Ft.              Block Retaining Wall

  1. 5 Acre                 Turf Establishment

                                                                              

And other miscellaneous items and related work.

 

All proposals shall be made on forms furnished by the Engineer, shall be clearly marked as a sealed bid for CP 11:74, and shall be accompanied by bid security in the form of a certified check or bid bond, made payable to Lyon County, Minnesota, in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid, which security becomes the property of the County in the event the successful bidder fails to enter into a contract and post satisfactory bond. All work shall by substantially complete on or before June 30, 2015, with final completion on or before August 1, 2015.

 

The proposed contract is subject to minimum wage rates set forth by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry and incorporated into the Specifications.

 

The County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive technicalities and irregularities and to increase, decrease or delete items of work to comply with budget limitations.

 

The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Plans and Specifications may be examined at the office of the Engineer, 504 Fairgrounds Road, Marshall, MN. Complete digital project bidding documents are available at www.questcdn.com. You may download the digital plan documents for $15.00 by inputting Quest project # 3679429 on the website's Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. An optional paper set of the proposal forms and specifications for individual use may be obtained from the office of the Engineer, DGR Engineering, 2909 East 57th Street, Suite 101, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108 telephone 605-339-4157, Fax 605-339-4175, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., upon payment of $100.00, none of which is refundable.

 

                                                                                    LYON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

 

                                                                                    By   /s/                                       

                                                                                                Aaron VanMoer, P.E.

                                                                                                Lyon County Engineer

99 Bottles of Water on the Wall

In 1996, if someone had made the statement that Americans would buy 8.3 million gallons of bottled water in 2006, we would have said they were 'off their rocker'. But guess what...Americans did buy 8.3 million gallons of bottled water in 2006. (BMC, 2007). Read on for more eye-opening info:

*About 25-40% of bottled water is actually bottled tap water - sometimes with additional treatment, sometimes not (NRDC, 1999). *More than 50% of Americans drink bottled water; a third drink it regularly (Howard, 2003). *Bottled water costs between 240-10,000 times more than tap water (CRI, 2007). *In 2005, 96% of bottled water sold in the U.S. was packaged in PET containers, the majority in single-serving sizes of one liter or less (CRI, 2007). *Producing PET bottles uses more than 17 million barrels of oil and produces over 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide each year (Pl, n.d.). *For each gallon of water that goes into a PET bottle, two gallons of water are used to make the plastic bottles and in the purification process (Weaver, 2007; UCS, 2007). *462 million gallons of oil are needed each year to transport water bottles from the factory to the point of sale (SLC, 2007). *Only about 10% of plastic water bottles are recycled (UCS, 2007). Just thinking of all the oil and water - two natural resources that are 'in jeopardy' so to speak - used in the whole process, the pollution caused by the manufacture and transporting of said bottles plus the fact that only about 10% of the bottles are being recycled, should make us give serious thought to reducing our bottled water intake, right? Right!! Now, go enjoy a refreshing drink of water... from your tap !

Land Records

LAND RECORD DIVISIONS

      Abstract Division
      Torrens Division The following is intended to assist with recording Torrens documents with the Lyon County Registrar of Titles.

Examiner's Directive is needed for documents dealing with:

  • Trust Documents
  • Probate Documents
  • Guardian & Conservator's Documents
  • Condemnation
  • Mortgage foreclosure by Action
  • Vacations
  • Divorces (if the judgment is being used to transfer the land)

 It is the responsibility of the person/firm presenting the documents for recording to obtain the "Directive" and it must accompany the documents when presented for recording to the office of the Registrar of Titles.

  • After cancellation of Contract for Deed
  • After mortgage foreclosure by advertisement
  • Tax title less than 10 years
  • To reform the Certificate of Title (to remove or add anything not specified under the directive statute)
  • To determine adverse claims
  • Any other change to the Certificate of title when the Examiner doesn't feel comfortable in directing without a court hearing.
  • Determination of boundaries
  • Termination of Easement
  • Construction of Easement
  • Transfer of Title by Operation of law (usually dissolution- as noted earlier)
  • Transfer of Title free and clear of lien per Bankruptcy order

   
LYON COUNTY'S TORRENS EXAMINER: Paul Stoneberg
Lyon County Torrens Examiner
300 South O'Connell Street
Marshall, MN 56258
Phone Number: 507-537-0591 IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SUBMITTING PARTY TO IDENTIFY IN WHICH DIVISION THEY WANT THEIR DOCUMENTS RECORDED.

ADVICE ON AVOIDING DEED SCAMS

Some companies have sent mailings to Minnesota homeowners that may on first blush look like a bill from a government agency.  The mailings may attempt to get homeowners to pay upward of $90 in some cases for a copy of their real estate deed or property profile.  Companies that send these mailings count on the fact that many homeowners don't know how, where, or when to get their deed to the home.  Situations in which you need a copy of your property deed may include:

  • buying or selling your house
  • refinancing your mortgage
  • transferring title to your house

Your County Recorder or Registrar of Titles can provide a copy of your deed for just a few dollars.  You do not need to pay a private company to obtain your deed for you. 

FREE PROPERTY FRAUD ALERT

Are you aware that property and mortgage fraud are the fastest growing white-collar crimes in the county and that property fraud can be caught early if the right technology is in place?

Property Fraud Alert is a FREE internet-based system that automatically alerts you, via email or phone, each time there is a recording activity on a property owned by you.  Upon notification, you can then verify that this activity was initiated by you and not by someone attempting to commit property fraud.

If you own property in Lyon County and are interested in signing up for Property Fraud Alert you can go to http://pfa.fidlar.com/MNLyon or contact the Lyon County Recorder's Office at 507-537-6722.

Closed: Notice to Contractors - SAP 42-611-030 and SAP 42-611-032 Bidding on September 4, 2014

Sealed Proposals will be received until 4:00 p.m. on September 4, 2014 in the Council Chambers of Tracy City Hall located at 336 Morgan Street, Tracy, MN 56175 by Michael Votca, Tracy City Administrator on behalf of the Lyon County Board of Commissioners and the City of Tracy for the following:

SAP 42-611-030 and SAP 42-611-032

Comprising Approximately:

Remove Bituminous Pavement                                   149,070 SF

Mill Surface                                                                13,000 SY

PVC Sanitary Sewer (8”-18”)                                     3,280 LF

RCP Storm Sewer (12”-30”)                                      4,020 LF

PVC Watermain (6” & 8”)                                          3,580 LF

Concrete Walk                                                            25,250 SF

Concrete Curb & Gutter                                             4,675 LF

Type SP 12.5 Bituminous                                           6,000 TON

Specifications may be examined at the office of the Highway Engineer, 504 Fairgrounds Road, Marshall, MN or the office of the City Administrator, 336 Morgan Street, Tracy, MN. Plans and Specifications may be downloaded from www.questcdn.com. All parties interested in obtaining construction documents online will need to log on to www.questcdn.com to download the documents. Sign up for a free membership, if you do not already have one, to gain access to the documents. The QuestCDN number is 3483386. The downloading fee for the documents in a pdf format will be $20.00. The downloading fee is non-refundable.

Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained at the Issuing Office, ISG, at 115 East Hickory Street, Suite 300, Mankato, MN 56001 (Phone 507.387.6651) for a non-refundable fee of $200.00 each. For documents that must be mailed, the fee is $250.00. When requesting mailed documents, please include your address, phone number, and fax number. Make checks payable to ISG.

Sealed Bids should be mailed or hand-delivered to Michael Votca, City Administrator, 336 Morgan Street, Tracy, MN 56175, and should be clearly marked as a sealed bid for SAP 42-611-030 and SAP 42-611-032. Each Proposal must be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond, payable to the City of Tracy, for at least 5% of the amount of the Bid. The City & County reserve the right to reject any or all bids.

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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  872-6858
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734-5194
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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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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

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