Mark Wegner, President of the Twin Cities & Western Railroad was my special guest and we talked about the Southwest Metro Light Rail Project and how his Railroad Company is involved, what's going on, what some of the 'controversies' are and provide you,
my listeners, with a whole lot of interesting and informative facts and information.
Hamburg resident Brad Droege is the recipient of the UNITED FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR 2013 AWARD. On April 15, 2014, Brad heard a neighboring Fire Department being paged out to a rollover car accident on a secluded road that he happened to be approaching. Brad contacted Carver County Dispatch to inform them that he was on the scene and immediately began administering medical treatment to the ejected crash victim until the 'host' Fire Department arrived.
As a member of the Hamburg Fire Department since June 1978, Brad has held a variety of positions from Firefighter to 19 years as it's Chief. Throughout his career, Brad has been an example to each and every Firefighter on his Department. Brad helped develop the Southwest Carver County Fire Explorers group and serves as its leader. Brad also was instrumental in overseeing the development and fundraising efforts for the HAMBURG SERVICE MEMORIAL honoring Police, Fire, EMT's and the Military. Brad also implemented the Rescue Reserve Program for the Hamburg Fire Department as well as assisting Hamburg fire in securing grants, such as FEMA, that made it possible for the Department to buy well over $100,000.00 worth of equipment. Brad also helped organize several disaster cleanup teams throughout the years as well as obtaining a trailer outfitted with the tools necessary to assist in these cleanup efforts. Brad has also has been active in Fire Organizations in Carver County as well as been involved radio Fire Department Radio Communications, Emergency Medical Services, etc.
Brad Droege is truly an example of what being a Firefighter means; not only to his own Department, but to all of the Fire Departments, Carver County and surrounding areas. But he would not of been able to do this without the tireless understanding and support of his family; especially his wife Barb.
The members of the Hamburg Fire Department are honored to present to the UNITED FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR 2013AWARD to Hamburg Fire Department Chief Three; Brad Droege.
More information about, and my Internet Shows with, former Hamburg Fire Chief Brad Droege will soon be available on my personal Website.
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When the elected officials of a governing body unanimously agree in their decisions, that is generally in the best interests of the citizens.
However, when the members of that same governing body disagree, it is the responsibility of those elected officials who disagree, to decide, based on the facts, options, their knowledge and experience as well as input for their constituents, what they feel is in the best interests of the city and the majority of its residents, and then act/react accordingly.
Similarly, municipal employees shouldn't have to be reminded that they serve at the 'pleasure' of the governing body of a particular municipality; the members of that governing body do NOTtake direction, from the municipal employees nor do they serve at the employees 'pleasure'.
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Shortly after taking office in January 2013 as YOUR elected City Council Member, I proposed recording all City Council Meetings and making the audio of those City Council Meetings available to all via the Internet. Well, that actually happened. The audio of your Hamburg City Council Meetings has been available via the Internet since June 2013. To hear those audio recordings,
At the November 10th Hamburg City Council Meeting, the annexation, by the City of Hamburg, of property in Young America Township owned by (former Hamburg City Council member) Brian Cummiskey and his wife, Margaret, was discussed.
As I understand it, the Township of Young America approached the City of Hamburg a few months ago and wanted our city to 'annex' the portion of the Cummiskey property that is in Young America Township. The reasoning, supposedly, was (again, as I understand it), so the 'property lines' could be more in 'alignment'. Such an excuse for annexation of the Cummiskey property by the City of Hamburg didn't make any sense to me then, it makes even less sense to me now.
First, this is a prime example of 'government' interfering in citizens lives. If there were a 'compelling' reason; something that affects the public health & welfare or benefited the communities as a whole, the 'government' MIGHT have a persuasive argument for annexation. But that's NOT the case !
Second, if the Cummiskeys had approached the City of Hamburg and asked that their property be annexed by the City of Hamburg; I could support the idea of 'annexation' for that reason.
But the fact is, that DIDN'T HAPPEN !! The Cummiskeys did NOT approach the city andDON'T WANT their property annexed; they just want to be 'left alone'. And so should be !!
For that, and many other reasons, I will steadfastly OPPOSE the request and effort by Young America Township to annex the Cummiskey property. Unless the Cummiskey family wants it annexed.
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BI-CENTENNIAL PARK DUCK POND
November 26, 2014 Update
When I returned to the city last Friday night, I was very pleased to see that the 'four geese and one duck situation' has been satisfactorily resolved. THANKS !! to those responsible.
It certainly was never the intent of this Website to be critical of those responsible for the care and welfare of the ducks and geese 'stationed' at the pond. The dedicated individual(s) that have provided and cared for them over the years for all of us to see and enjoy, are to be commended.
I believe my concern posted on this Website was evident; I didn't want any harm, of any kind, to come to the animals that became our friends last spring and remained our friends throughout the summer.
We all want to be proud of our city. When any of us see 'something' that might detract from our city's image, it is our duty to call it to the attention of those capable of 'resolving the issue'; the first place to start is, logically, City Hall.
If I offended anyone, I sincerely apologize for doing so; I had NO INTENTION of doing that whatsoever !! I simply did what I believed was the fitting and proper thing to do.
That's all !
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