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.
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As YOUR Elected City Council Member, I'd Like To Know What YOU
Are Thinking !!
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With The Man Who Is The Official Public Address Announcer For The Minnesota Golden Gophers Baseball and Basketball Teams !!
Recently Received E-Mail .........
Hi Richard: Listen to your show this Thurs. Morning it was another good one. Love that song On The Green Side of the grass. Hope everything is going well at the Lake, Have you been able to go fishing much this summer? I forgot how long have you been in broadcasting? Hope there have not been to many bad storms out your way. Stay healthy and God Bless. Linda and Tom Sobieski, Southgate MI.
On June 13, 2014, all of the temporary connections from the new emergency generator to the city's lift station were permanently completed.
In addition to the wiring being buried and the 'landscape' seeded and returned to normal, you'll note that the flagpole light is operational once again and there is a new LED 'area light' on the power pole at the lift station. A four foot, white fence is due to be installed soon as well.
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Now, whenever there is a 'problem' at the lift station, an alarm signal is sent to Floyd Security advising of the alarm and appropriate city personnel are notified.
In the event of a power failure, the newly installed standby generator automatically starts and powers the entire lift station.
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 would've 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 he is truly an example of what being a Firefighter means; not only do 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.
Permanent Drug & Medicine Collection Boxs Are Located At
The Sheriff's Office In Chaska, Waconia City Hall and At The
Chanhassen City Hall
NEW GERMANY CITY HALL
300 Broadway Street East
While the emergency standby generator for the lift station on Park Avenue was installed by a generator installation company in Rogers (Minnesota), the City of Hamburg needed an electrical contractor to reconnect the flagpole lights at the park as well as install a couple of weatherproof outlets and an 'LED 'area light' to provide illumination of the lift station area, using the generator, during a power failure.
Because the city wanted to have all of the wiring done before Zummerfest, we contacted Robb's Electric of Carver and explained to them what we wanted to do. Without hesitation, Robb's came out, did the electrical work requested and did it in a fine and professional manner. Below is a letter that I wrote to Robb's Electric.........
June 24, 2014
505 North Broadway
Carver, Minnesota 55315
The purpose of this letter is to commend your company for the excellent work recently performed for the City of Hamburg at our sewage lift station site.
Specifically, I designed, was in charge of and oversaw the installation of a 30KW three phase emergency standby generator for our city’s sewage lift station. The natural gas service and cement slab for the generator were installed last fall and the actual installation and testing of the new generator took place several weeks ago.
Anticipating our upcoming Zummerfest Celebration on June 20 & 21 as well as realizing that a final completion of installation and thorough checkout of the generator would take place on June 13, I also wanted to ensure that all of the other electrical work, not associated with the generator, would be completed.
I submitted a very detailed plan of how I believed the existing and additional wiring should be completed and submitted my concept to our City Clerk, Jeremy Gruenhagen for his input and review. Agreeing with my suggested plan, Jeremy contacted your company to schedule the work to be done.
On Monday, June 9th, I met with one of your employees, ‘Larry’; went to the site and reviewed my ‘plan’ for the lift station. ‘Larry’ was familiar with what the city wanted to accomplish, was courteous and represented your company well.
On Thursday June 12th, another of your employees, this time ‘Charlie’, met me at the lift station site to accomplish ‘wrapping up’ the existing and additional wiring necessary. Prior to beginning any work, ‘Charlie’ discussed with me, in detail, what the city intended to accomplish. Only when he was thoroughly familiar with what needed to be done, how it needed to be done and where it needed to be done, did he begin his work.
Upon completion of the ‘job’, EVERYTHING was done EXACTLY as I had intended it to be done; it was done NEATLY and it was done RIGHT the first time !!! I couldn’t be more satisfied with their performance; please ensure that ‘Larry’ and ‘Charlie’ get recognized for the great job they did for the City of Hamburg and for how well they represented Robb’s Electric.
Hamburg City Council Member
Interesting 'sidelight': This was not my first 'contact' with Robb's Electric of the City of Carver. When we built a house just outside of Cologne in Carver County in December 1988, Robb's Electric did the electrical work for us.
And they did an equally 'perfect job' for us then as they did for
the city's lift station at Bi-Centennial Park this past June !!
Remember The Elderly; I do ..
Claire M. Giese - 1932 - 2014
Granny Locked Herself
Out Again !!
The Hand Is Quicker
Than The Eye.
That's why there are so
many 'black eyes' !!
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,
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Sunday - 21st - Leon Olsen Band
Sunday - 28th - Larry Olsen Band
Sunday - 5th - Nite Owls
Sunday - 12th - Rhythm Playboys
Sunday -19th - Top Notchmen Band
Sunday - 26th - Kris and the
Sunday - 2nd - Dale Dahman and the
Sunday - 9th - Leon Olsen Band
Sunday - 16th - Rhythm Playboys
Sunday - 23rd - Barefoot Becky
Sunday - 30th - Harvey Becker and the
Sunday - 7th - Chuck Thiel and the
Annual Christmas Party 1PM - 5PM
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Sunday - 14th - Kris and the
Sunday - 2st - Dain's Dutchmen
Sunday - 28th - Stan's Country Dutchmen
Thursday - 1st - HAPPY NEW YEAR
Leon Olsen Band
Free Hors D'oeuvres
Sunday - 4th - Larry Olsen Band
Sunday - 11th - Dale Dahman and the
Sunday - 18th - Barefoot Becky
Sunday - 25th - Glencoe Fire Department
Band To Be Announced Later
Scream Town is one of the largest halloween haunted attractions in Minnesota and much more than just a Haunted House, it offers much more than other Minnesota Haunted Houses with over 5 Huge Attractions.
Scream Town is an entire town of fear right here in the Twin Cities. It is one of just a few places in Minnesota that has a haunted corn maze, and it is the largest haunted corn maze in Minnesota! Scream Town is just 40 minutes away from Minneapolis and 50 minutes from St. Paul in Chaska (Minnesota); 7410 U.S. 212, Chaska, MN 55318
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City of Hamburg Public Works Employee Greg Schultz has now painted the wooden support onto which the controls for the new standby emergency generator are mounted at the Bi-Centennial Park lift station.
He does NICE WORK !! THANKS, GREG !!
As my term as YOURCity Council Member approaches the 'half-way point' at the end of this year, I've reached a 'crossroad' in my 'political career' as to what my future holds as an elected official for the City of Hamburg and what my next 'move' should be. Please check back.