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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.

 

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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.

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.

Notice to Contractors - SAP 42-605-34 etc. Bidding on April 20th 2015

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

 

Sealed Proposals will be received until 2:00 p.m. on April 20, 2015 in Commissioner Room #3 of the Lyon County Government Center in Marshall, MN by E.J. Moberg, Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer on behalf of the Board of Commissioners for the following:

SAP 042-605-034, SAP 042-607-029,

SAP 042-613-024, CP 15:51 and FOB Mix/Paver Laid Patching

Bituminous Overlay and Aggregate Shoulders

Comprising Approximately:

Type SP 12.5 Wearing Course Mixture (3,C)             2425.0 tons

Type SP 4.75 Bit. Mixture for Tight Blade Lev         1600.0 tons

Type SP 12.5 Wearing Course Mixture (3,B)             19945.0 tons

Shoulder Base Aggregate Class 5 Mod.                     15185.0 tons

Mill Bituminous Surface (1.5”)                                   6900.0 S.Y.  

6” Solid Line White – Paint                                        69405.0 L.F.

4” Solid Line Yellow – Paint                                      54715.0 L.F.

Subgrade Preparation                                                  35.0 Rd Sta.

Type SP Wearing Course Mixture – FOB                     500.0 tons

 

Specifications may be examined at the office of the Public Works Director, 504 Fairgrounds Road, Marshall, MN. Plans and 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 for a charge of $60.00, includes shipping and tax. All Proposals must be on forms furnished by the Public Works Director. Sealed Bids should be mailed to E. J. Moberg, Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer, 607 West Main Street, Marshall, MN, 56258 and should be clearly marked as a sealed bid for SAP 042-605-034, etc. 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 Bid. The County reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

 

Aaron VanMoer, P.E.

County Engineer

Lyon County, MN

 

 

Please post: March 25, 2015 through April 20, 2015

Lyon County E9-1-1 City Address Notification

Dear City Administrator,

 

This letter is to solicit your assistance in providing new addresses or address changes that you may have in your community. As you know, assigning of names and addresses of new residences or new streets, etc. are all the responsibility of the city.

This information needs to be shared as soon as possible with Lyon County Public Works, GIS department. There will be a fillable form on the Lyon County Public Works website by April 15, 2015.

The county GIS department then shares this information with the Lyon County PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) so that the 911 data base can be updated.

If these new addresses, streets, etc. do not get passed on to Lyon County GIS it does not get into the 911 system.

I am sure you can understand the importance of this information getting to the PSAP. As it is now, if a landline call is made from a residence, the computer will plot it out at that address and it will attach a name, who the ambulance and fire and law enforcement providers are along with the address. This is extremely important life and safety issue. Even if the call is made by a cell phone, the first thing that the 911 dispatcher asks is “what is the address of your emergency?” If we don’t have that address, or even street in our computer, it can slow emergency response.

What we are requesting is that new addresses and/or street information be sent as soon as possible to our GIS. Using the fillable form on the website should make this a relatively easy process.

Thanks and please let us know if you have any questions or concerns, and thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Respectfully,

Mark Mather                                                                                                     Tammy VanOverbeke

Lyon County Sheriff                                                                                        Lyon County Emergency Management

 

Don't Contaminate Recycling

Did you know Recycling can get CONTAMINATED??? 

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Please learn what you can recycle and what is best to throw in the trash can to keep waste hauling workers, and Material Recovery Facility workers safe. Remember, they are people who have the same right to workplace safety as you do.

Millennium Recycling in Sioux Falls receives all the recyclables collected in Lyon County. From there, sorted and processed recyclables are shipped to end markets as feedstock in the manufacture of new products. On my visit I witnessed firsthand examples of the "wrong stuff" that gets put in recycling carts.

Two cases in point; 

1) One of the loads from Lyon County contained quite a few needles/sharps and other medical items such as bags and tubes. 

We know that contamination is a big headache for collection providers, and also for the Material Recovery Facility as it can cause lower production rates; damaged equipment and degradation of quality of the acceptable materials.  But the biggest concern is to the employees who work at these facilities that are being exposed to health and safety hazards caused by the unacceptable items.

Examples of things that are unacceptable and safety/health hazards are: medical waste of any kind including sharps; any type of gaseous containers, e.g. propane/oxygen/helium canisters; knives hoses/cords; diapers; etc.

2) Some material such as plastic bags are a huge problem for recycling sorting facilities like Millennium. Its no different than farm equipment such as a combine gets plastic bags wrapped up in the gears - it halts the harvest. The same is true for the Material Recovery Facility when things like plastic bags, diapers, wire hangers,  medical waste, etc. get past the workers. And of course there’s that yuck factor if it happens to be say something like a diaper.

If you have a chance watch a short (34 seconds) clip regarding contamination at www.youtube.com/watch?v=83sYHe3jdGA   It’s part of Rhode Island’s recycling program information.  Good title - Recycle Better to Keep Our Workers Safe – and a good idea!

Please learn what you can recycle and what is best to throw in the trash can to keep waste hauling workers, and Material Recovery Facility workers safe. Remember, they are people who have the same right to workplace safety as you do.

Data Requests

Data Requests

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office receives requests for the release of records, reports, or other information on a regular basis.  There are certain records that can and cannot be released depending upon what information is sought, as well as where a case file is in its progression.   

If you are seeking records or a report for a particular case file.  Please contact our Records Division and they will be able to assist you in obtaining information that you seek granted that it is information that can be released under the Minnesota Data Practices Act.
Listed below is the Lyon County Sheriff's Office Policy on Records Release and Security, as well as a quick reference guide for what information is to remain Private and Confidential (Non-Public Data).  The Lyon County Sheriff's Office encourages the public seeking records or data requests to review this information.  It should help answer your questions as to if the information you seek is obtainable to you. Records release and data requests for information should be made during normal business hours.  

Contacts and Designee's for the requests of data held by the Lyon County Sheriff's Office are as follows:

  • Lyon County Sheriff's Office Data and Records Responsible Authority:
  • Sheriff Eric Wallen: 611 West Main Street. PO Box #28 Marshall, MN  56258 Telephone: (507) 537-7666 Fax: (507) 537-7428, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Lyon County Sheriff's Office Data Practices Compliance Official and Data and Records Practices Designee:
  • Sgt. Todd Roelfsema: 611 West Main Street. PO Box #28 Marshall, MN  56258 Telephone: (507) 537-7666 Fax: (507) 537-7428, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Lyon County Sheriff's Office Data and Records Practices Designee:
  • Tammy Isaackson Lyon County Sheriff's Office Records: 611 West Main Street. PO Box #28 Marshall, MN  56258 Telephone: (507) 929-6621 Fax: (507) 537-7428, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

 

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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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

7:00-NOON SAT

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