WELCOME
to the
HOMEPAGE
of
HAMBURG RESIDENT & CITY COUNCIL MEMBER
RICHARD ODOMS
A Website Designed As A Means That Allows Me, An Elected
Hamburg City Official, To Communicate Useful & Meaningful
Information To The Many Fine Residents Living In The
City Of Hamburg That I Represent And Proudly Serve.
I'm Currently Serving A Four
Year Term As A Member Of
The Hamburg City Council,
I'm An HONEST  Person,
Who DOESN'T  Lie And
I DON'T  Have A
'Personal Agenda' !!
ACCURACY OF THIS WEBSITE IS IMPORTANT TO ME !!

It is my sincere wish to NOT, make or provide, incorrect, libelous or slanderous remarks or comments, about anyone, (or anything) anywhere on this Website. If anyone sees incorrect information or information that they deem is (or may be) libelous, slanderous, incorrect or even questionable, they are encouraged to contact the Webmaster. In all fairness, if necessary and deemed appropriate, a correction or Notice of Clarification will be posted and the information in question may be removed and/or a RETRACTION posted.

Every effort is constantly being made to ensure that all of the information contained on this very popular Website is correct, current, up-to-date and is classified as and 'public data'. If anyone believes that 'privata data' may appear on this Website or has anyother  comments, concerns, suggestions or corrections, please contact me. Also, please see the various 'Disclaimers' appearing elsewhere on, and throughout, this Website.
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LISTEN TO MY INTERNET SHOW HEARD FOUR
TIMES A WEEK ON
THE WORLD'S
POLKA NETWORK

New Shows Every Wednesday Evening at 7PM and are repeated on Thursday Mornings at 8AM, Saturday Evenings at 11PM &
Monday Mornings at 3AM

Also, please check out my Internet Show Website at www.thedeltashow.com
"Delta Dick, I like what you have done with the Website.  It is much easier  to open in  the new Windows."
"Your web site about Hamburg is awesome, Thanks for taking the time and doing it. Hope you have great New Year and please keep up the great job you have done with your Website for the City of Hamburg."
"The website looks great!! It has a completely different look; GREATJOB !!
"Keep up the GREAT WORK As Only YOU Can."
"Dick:
Thanks for your public service; you do so much and probably don't get recognized for any of it. But, you are a wonderful asset for Carver County and Hamburg and for your radio listening community; you're just a great guy.

"Thanks so much."
"Good Morning Richard: The website looks great!! It has a completely different look GREAT JOB!! Thank you so much for all the hard work you do, for the city and for your listeners. I wish we had someone like you in our city government."
"Your Life Record Is Very Impressive. I Highly Commend You For Your Fine Record Of Public Service."
"Honestly, we could use you in Duluth.  I can pound signs and arrange meetings with community and business groups.  All I want out of it is good government, something the current office holder doesn't comprehend."
Looked at some of your life time; Great job. You looked like  a person that did his job well. We need good people like that; keep it up and GOD BLESS.
"Mr. Odoms, Website  Looks Great !!"
"Love the Website.  It's incredible."
"Hello Delta! It's really very interesting to read  all this   information concerning  your Hamburg  Webpage and  to see these nice pictures!"
HI FOLKS !!

Thanks For Visiting My Very Popular Website !!
          I Believe That I Am The ONLY
Elected Public Official In The
ENTIRE
UNITED STATES
of
AMERICA
That Has His Own Hour Long
REGULARLY
SCHEDULED
INTERNET SHOW
That Is
HEARD AROUND THE WORLD
Four Times A Week !!

CONTACT INFORMATION:
E-mail: councilmemberodoms@gmail.com
Text Message:  6123904025
Telephone: (612) 460-8212
"Sounds atypical of many City elected officials."
Excerpt From An E-mail Previously Received From
Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer
Jeremy Gruenhagen:

"I can't "Thank You" enough for all the things you do, above and beyond, and the dedication you have for the City.  It is greatly appreciated and also it helps to know that someone cares as much as you do to make sure that the City of Hamburg is a great place to live!"
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NO TAXPAYER DOLLARS USED TO CREATE THIS WEBSITE

This Privately Funded Website Was
Created And Is Maintained By

Hamburg City Council Member
Richard Odoms
councilmemberodoms@gmail.com

And Is
Provided As A Public Service

To Hamburg Residents, To Our Surrounding Communities,
To The City of Hamburg & To The Hamburg Fire Department
At No Expense To Any Taxpayers, Municipalities or Organizations.

My only intent to provide people a means to know 'what's going on'.

Please send your comments to: councilmemberodoms@gmail.com
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"THE DELTA SHOW"
Olde Tyme & Variety Music Via The Internet
Heard Four Times A Week On


The World's Polka Network

New Shows Every Wednesday Begin At 7PM And Are Repeated
At 8AM Thursdays, 11PM Saturdays & 3AM Mondays.
(All Times Shown Are Central Daylight Saving Times)

Got A Comment, Idea, Thought Or Suggestion About Anything Appearing On My Website ??
They're ALL WELCOME to councilmemberodoms@hamburgminnesota.com. THANKS !!

June 4, 2014

Hi there Delta Dick-

Love the show...try to listen to it every Thursday morning on my way to work! :-) Ever since I found your program a few years ago, I also look forward to my commute on Thursday mornings into the City of Chicago.

Thanks...don't mean to take up your time...keep up the good work...LOVE the old-time public service announcements!!! The show is always lively and has something going on...really jammed packed and a lot going on. Keep it up !!!
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Why Does This Man Look
DAZED
and
CONFUSED ??
This CAN' T Be Good !!
A 'SPECIAL EDITION' OF  "THE DELTA SHOW"

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.

To Hear This EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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As YOUR Elected City Council Member, I'd Like To Know What YOU
Are Thinking !!
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RECYCLING
PICKUP
Every Other Monday Beginning January 5th.
If Monday Pickup Falls On A Holiday, Then Pickup Is Then On Tuesday Instead.

Regular Garbage Pickup Is Every Monday; Ditto For Garbage Pickup If Monday Is A Holiday.
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HAMBURG
SERVICE MEMORIAL
located on Park Avenue in
HAMBURG, MINNESOTA 55339
Dedicated to all members of the Armed Forces, Police &
Fire Departments as well as Emergency Medical Services
Remember The Elderly; I do ..
Claire M. Giese - 1932 - 2014
The Hand Is Quicker
Than The Eye.
That's why there are so
many 'black eyes' !!
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Can Be Mailed To:
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Hometown Bank
409 Main Street
Henderson, Minnesota
56044
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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. However, citing Data Privacy concerns,  the city has now abruptly changed that policy;

I am no longer allowed to record those meetings; that will now be the responsibility of the City Clerk/Treasurer.
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HAMBURG !!!
181 Broadway Avenue
Hamburg, Minnesota
55339
City Hall: (952) 467-3232
E-mail Address: HamburgCityHall@gmail.com

EMERGENCY: 9-1-1

The Hamburg City Council Normally Meets The Second Tuesday Of Each Month.

All Are Invited !!
It is my sincere wish to NOT, make or provide, incorrect, libelous or slanderous remarks or comments, about anyone, (or anything) anywhere on this Website. If anyone sees incorrect information or information that they deem is (or may be) libelous, slanderous, incorrect or even questionable, they are encouraged to contact the Webmaster. In all fairness, if necessary and deemed appropriate, a correction or Notice of Clarification will be posted and the information in question may be removed and/or a RETRACTION posted.

Every effort is constantly being made to ensure that all of the information contained on this very popular Website is correct, current and up-to-date. If anyone has any comments, suggestions or corrections, please contact me. Also, please see the various 'Disclaimers' elsewhere on, and throughout, this Website.
Saw This ......
"The Older You
Get, The Longer
You'll Live."

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I SUPPORT Law Enforcement ...........
I SUPPORT The Emergency Medical & Fire Services ...........
(SPECIFICALLY The Hamburg Fire Department)
During My Two Years As A Hamburg City Council Member, I Have Steadfastly, And Continually, Given The Hamburg Fire Department, And Its Leadership, Past And Present, My TOTAL Allegiance And Sought To Introduce Motions To Approve, And/Or Have Voted In Favor Of, Virtually EVERY Request Brought Before The Hamburg City Council By The Hamburg Fire Department.

If you disagree with me about this, please tell me where you think I'm wrong, HERE !!

Further, I Support And Endorse STRICT, AGGRESSIVE ENFORCEMENT Of ALL Laws, Ordinances And Statutes, Specifically DWI Laws, Drug And Alcohol Laws, Domestic Abuse Cases And The Holding Of ALL Public City, County, State And Federal Officials, And Employees, FULLY ACCOUNTABLE For The Wise Use And Conservative Spending Of Taxpayers Hard-Earned Tax Dollars, And Ensuring That The Taxpayers Receive Significant Value For Every Taxpayer Dollar Spent. The Money We Spend As Elected Officials Does NOT Belong To Us; It Belongs To Those We Serve !!

If you disagree with me about this, please tell me where you think I'm wrong, HERE !!

I believe ALL Public Officials Must Provide An 'Avenue Of Communication' Which Allows Citizen Input As Well As Free And Easy Access To All Of Us. However, Those Taxpayers Using Said 'Avenue', Are Expected To Do So With The Dignity And Respect Of The Office That Elected Officials Hold. Anything Less Is Unacceptable Behavior.

If you disagree with me about this, please tell me where you think I'm wrong, HERE !!

Lastly, To Those Of You Few, Rare Persons Who Are 'Critical' Of And Who Don't Approve Of This PRIVATELY FUNDED Website And/Or Its Content Designed To Provide Information About Our Fine City To The Surrounding Area As Well As To The Rest Of The World, The 'Solution' Is Very Easy: Simply Don't Visit It Anymore !! It Will Continue To Thrive And  Do Very Well Without You, As It Has Done In The Past For So Many Years. To The Many Other Fine Visitors Who Find My Website Interesting And Informative, I Look Forward To Your Return Visits Again Soon. And, THANKS !!
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KERRY BUCKENTIN
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A FIREMAN'S PRAYER

When I am called to duty, God,
Whenever flames may rage,
Give me strength to save some life,
Whatever be its age.
Help me embrace a little child
Before it is too late,
Or save an older person
From the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert
And hear the shortest shout,
And quickly and efficiently
To put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling
And to give the very best in me,
To guard my every neighbor
And protect his property.
And if, according to my fate,
I am to lose my life,
Please bless with your protecting
My children and my wife.
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MAKE THE CALL THAT I DID !!
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Please Tell Her That Your Heard About Her On My Hamburg Minnesota Website.  THANKS !!
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DID 'JA KNOW ???
I Wrote A Book !!
Yep; It's Time To Write Another Book ..........
(But it won't be about burning corn !!)
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831 Park Avenue * Hamburg, Minnesota 55339
(952) 467-2720
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591 Park Avenue * Hamburg, Minnesota 55339
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15470 County Road 31
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(952) 467-3878   
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When someone lies to me, or I see them lying to someone else, my trust in them and respect for them is DESTROYED FOREVER !!

From then on, whenever I hear them speak, while I will 'deal' with them (minimally), I will ALWAYS assume that they are lying (again).

There is NOTHING that they will ever be able to do, from that point forward, that will allow them to regain my trust in them and respect for them. Period !!
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If you can read this, you have a strange mind, too. Only 55 people out of 100 can.

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HAMBURG SERVICE MEMORIAL
Inspired By Lifelong Hamburg Resident Brad Droege
Photo Taken By Hamburg City Council Member Richard Odoms
Photo Taken  April 27, 2015 By Hamburg City Council Member Richard Odoms
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HAMBURG
IS HAMBURG'S
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MALFEASANCE ?
Definition: "Wrongdoing"
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WHAT IS IT, WHAT DO THEY DO & HOW WELL DO THEY DO IT ??
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IF A CITY OFFICIAL
IS UNTRUTHFUL,
IS THAT CONSIDERED
MISCONDUCT
OF A PUBLIC OFFICIAL ?
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I DO MY OWN THINKING !!

I DON'T RESPOND WELL
TO FELLOW CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO HAVE THEIR OWN 'PERSONAL AGENDA' AND TRY TO INFLUENCE HOW I VOTE ON PARTICULAR ISSUES TO BE BROUGHT BEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL !!
(More About That, Later!)

I VOTE FOR WHAT I BELIEVE TO BE IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF OUR  ENTIRE  CITY AND ITS RESIDENTS.
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Hamburg Firefighter
ROB TREBESCH
Hamburg Mayor Richard Malz
presents
Hamburg Firefighter
Brenda Jurek
with a
Certificate of Recognition
For Her
THIRTEEN & ONE-HALF YEARS
OF SERVICE
at the December 9th
Hamburg City Council Meeting
Hamburg Mayor Richard Malz
presents
Hamburg Firefighter
Clayton Mackenthun
with a
Certificate of Recognition
For His
TWENTY YEARS OF SERVICE
at the August 19th
Hamburg City Council Meeting
Hamburg Mayor
Richard Malz
presents
Hamburg Firefighter
Gene Stier
with a
Certificate of Recognition
For His
TWENTY-ONE YEARS
OF SERVICE
at the November 10th
Hamburg City Council Meeting
Hamburg Mayor
Richard Malz
presents
Hamburg Firefighter
Brad Droege
with a
Certificate of Recognition
For His
36 YEARS & SEVEN MONTHS OF SERVICE
at the November 10th
Hamburg City Council Meeting.

Brad Served 39 Of Those Years As An Officer Of The Fire Department And Led The Department As Its Chief For 19 Years.

To See The Webpage I Designed In Honor Of Brad, PLEASE CLICK HERE !!
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This Website has continuously (favorably) promoted our fine City of Hamburg and surrounding area since August 7th, 2007 when it was first launched. Now, some eight years and over 38,000 visitors later, persons visiting my Website have learned more about the City of Hamburg and our surrounding communities and my Website has promoted (at NO CHARGE) some of the events, benefits, activities, fund raising efforts, and the like, that have taken place locally throughout the area.

Believe it or not, a few, selected individuals, (including Hamburg Mayor Richard Malz), have been highly critical of this Webpage, 'targeted' me publicly for hosting and maintaining this Website and have, at least as it appears to me, orchestrated attempts to get this Website totally abolished or at least, severely restrict its content.

My very popular and informative Website will continue to flourish as it has in the past. If somebody doesn't 'like' my Website, or its content, they quite simply DON'T have to 'visit' it. Again and again.

It's REALLY that simple.

And, because this is my PERSONAL, PRIVATELY FUNDED Website and NOT a publicly funded Website as a result of me being an elected member of the Hamburg City Council, if somebody has an 'issue' with my Website, please CONTACT ME, PERSONALLY; please don't waste the City Council's time 'grousing' about my Website or its content. Neither the City of Hamburg, nor any of its elected officials or city staff, have any control, whatsoever, over any of the revealing information that is contained in/on any of my Websites and/or their related Webpages.

As an area resident who lives within the city limits of Hamburg (and just happens, ALSO, to be an elected city official), I'd sincerely like to hear from ANYONE who has any comments, thoughts, opinions or ideas of how I can make this Website even BETTER and more INFORMATIVE. PLEASE e-mail your comments, thoughts, opinions or ideas to me at councilmemberodoms@gmail.com, I PROMISE that I'll read each and every e-mail that I receive and respond to each e-mail personally, and in a timely manner.

Lastly, THANKS !! for visiting my Website !! Comments, suggestions, thoughts and/or ideas are cordially WELCOMED at councilmemberodoms@gmail.comTHANKS !!
Retired
Carver County Sheriff
'Bud' Olson
For twelve years, Sheriff Olson faithfully served the residents
of Carver County.

During that time,
Sheriff Olson appeared frequently on my Internet Shows as my guest.

I've put together a Webpage honoring Retired Sheriff Olson that contains all of my interviews with him.

To visit my Webpage honoring Sheriff Olson and to listen to my interviews with him
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I saw what I said I saw,
I heard what
I said I heard
and
I was told what I
said I was told.

Those facts CAN'T
be changed.

And then, I did what I believed my
Oath Of Public Office
REQUIRED me to do.
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, WAS THE ONE YEAR 'ANNIVERSARY'
OF THE FLOODING HAMBURG EXPERIENCED ONE YEAR AGO !!

On June 19, 2014 at 3:12AM, I, along with Hamburg's Public Works employee Greg Schultz, were alerted to a 'HIGH EFFLUENT' alarm at the city's sewage lift station at Bi-Centennial Park by Floyd Security; the company that monitors conditions at both the sewage lift station as well as the city's Water Treatment Plant. The city had been receiving heavy rain for a number of hours and eventually, due to 'infiltration' of rainwater into the city's sanitary sewer system coupled (probably) with residential sump pumps discharging into the sanitary sewer, the capacity of the lift station was 'overwhelmed'.

From the time that we were notified until 'things returned to normal' at 6:51PM that evening (about sixteen hours later), Greg and I worked 'shoulder-to-shoulder' (I even missed a day of work because of the flooding) ensuring that city residents would experience 'minimal impact' of the heavy rainfall (3-5"+ inches) received. Ultimately, it was necessary to contact the Pollution Control Agency and tell them of our 'plight' and they gave us permission to pump (much diluted) sewage water from the city's sanitary sewer system into the city's storm water drainage system. In so doing, the city was able to prevent major sewage backup into residents homes; only about three or four homes sustained any damage from sewage backup; it certainly could have been much worse.

Shown below are some of the pictures that I took that day as a result of the flooding that the city experienced. Click on the 'thumbnails' below to increase the size of the pictures you wish to view.  
Photos Taken  June 19, 2014 By Hamburg City Council Member Richard Odoms
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of course !!
In a recent Minneapolis Star-Tribune article describing some 'questionable ethics' by other City Council Members in the City of Blaine (Minnesota) Mayor Tom Ryan unwittingly recently said it best:
People think politics are dirty, and they are right.
"My prayer would be more Dick Odoms would rise up and get involved in their lives, in their communities and in our way of life! Our future needs courageous leaders who are not afraid to “challenge” the process and our leaders. America needs our involvement more than ever because of the polarizations that is taking place at all levels of government and our lives. I have tried to think of any part of my life where government in NOT involved in some way, shape or form. While I believe we cannot live without “the people” looking out for each other, I believe we have created a monster that has an appetite we cannot sustain. Something has to give……"

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Granny Locked Herself
Out Again !!
As A Direct Result Of This Website
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INTERESTING FACT: When The Norwood Young America Times Newspaper Came Out June 25th,
Visits To My Website On Thursday JUMPED A WHOPPING 183% Over Wednesday's Visits !!!
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I'm delighted to hear that your "email phone" is ringing off the hook!  I  can't imagine their content being anything but encouraging and uplifting !"
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"Hello Mr. Odoms,

I saw your website in the NYA Times.  Bravo!!!  Who says an “alien implant” (a term I’m using to explain how some of us feel who are not “native born sons”) can’t be heard and can’t have some say?  I’ve heard one disgruntled newcomer to the local area describe it this way:  “You’re a nobody and have no real sense of belonging or feeling welcome unless you have three generations of ancestors buried in the local cemetery.”  The citizens of Hamburg and the surrounding area are very fortunate to have you “telling it like it is”.  Don’t let anyone intimidate you into giving up.  You are a TRUE public servant and so much more!!!  More small towns around here need a Richard Odoms.  Perhaps you will be the “spark” that will spread."

(Signed) "A nearby local “implant” since 1974."
"Did I read you were a fireman in the Air Force in the 1960’s ?"

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"Stay Strong."

"You obviously have always had the best interests of the city in your efforts and yes, politics are very real and sometimes ugly."
"I can totally relate to the fact that a person of integrity can't be anybody but who they are or not stick up for what they really believe in, regardless of how mad it makes other people or how much it upsets the apple cart, especially when you know, for sure, they are the ones in the wrong !!!!"

"They want you to give in & knuckle under or turn a blind eye to their 'business as usual' ."
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That's 'Refreshing'; You DON'T Find Many Newspapers Doing That Anymore Nowadays !!

Because Of Space Limitations, It Was Understandably Impractical For The
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I'm CERTAIN That You'll Find It VERY INTERESTING & INFORMATIVE !!
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I have also adequately addressed the city's concerns regarding 'private' versus 'public' data as evidenced by the following e-mail previously sent June 16, 2015 to Hamburg City Attorney Kelly Dohm of Melchert Hubert and Sjodin:

Dear Ms. Dohm:

Pursuant to the discussion held at this evening's Hamburg City Council Meeting, please be advised that at NO time, was it EVER my desire, or intention, to publish, on my Website, www.hamburgminnesota.com, or any of its related Webpages, information, of ANY type, that in ANY way, violates, or MAY violate, in ANY manner, the Data Privacy laws of the State of Minnesota.

Please review my entire Website, and its related Webpages, and advise me as to what information currently contained therein, in your opinion as the Hamburg City Attorney, may violate said Data Privacy laws.

Then, in the spirit of cooperation, I shall undertake efforts to cause that information to be removed from, or modified on, my Website.

My Website, and its related Webpages, will remain as they currently are until Friday, June 19th, to afford you ample opportunity to review them.

On that date, the information published on my Website, and related Webpages, that you advise me, or allege, may violate Minnesota Data Privacy laws, will then be removed from, or modified on, my Website, and related Webpages, so that any alleged Data Practices violations that you believe may currently exist, will be corrected.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

Sincerely,
Richard Odoms
Hamburg City Council Member
150 South Jacob Street
Hamburg, Minnesota 55339
Telephone: (612) 460-8212
E-mail: councilmemberodoms@hamburgminnesota.com
Text Messages May Be Sent To: 6123904025
My Unofficial Website About The City: www.hamburgminnesota.com


NOTE: After sending the above e-mail to Hamburg City Attorney Dohm on June 16th, no information was ever received back from her regarding any of the information contained on my Hamburg Council Member Website, or related Webpages, that she felt was, or could possibly be, a violation of Minnesota's Data Privacy laws.

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"Whew ... just who might be familiar with "small town politics"!  At least you're doing it from a position of a co-equal Council member.  I applaud your willingness to step forward to serve your community but as you've discovered 'there are so many individual agendas' ... its difficult to prepare for all of them. Jealousy can raise it's head when least expected."

"The "agenda" for City Council & Mayor is quite simple it would seem....do what's best for Hamburg and it's residents!  Beyond that point...it begins to reflect negatively when their individual and/or respective goals venture into areas that reflect self-interest rather than Community Interest."

"I applaud your community interest and your willingness to truly serve your own community. Good luck."
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"In most cases, new council members are expected to 'go with the flow'..keep quiet! You're newly elected; you can't have any new ideas! Good luck."
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"I looked at the article and your website. Very impressive article. I am sure they will keep on pressuring you to back down. I am sure you will not though."
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"Hello Dick,
I read the newspaper article and skimmed the "full letter". Because I do not visit the site consistently the 'issue' presented about 'private' information is beyond my knowledge."

"Something I can say based on my experience is you carefully research issues and 'speak out'."

"My experience dealing with elected officials, at all levels of government, is criticism from them often isn't based on fact, but some other agenda(s).  The word 'political' has evolved, and today often means something other then responsible, honest, and fair actions."
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF DAVID J. LEE

David James Lee, Age 66 of St. Louis Park, passed away peacefully on June 30, with his family by his side. Survived by wife Rosealee M. Lee; daughters Jessica A. Bartram and Jaymi M. Kennebeck; special uncle James Allen; brother-in-law Steven (Lecia) Tallman; sister-in-law Shari (Timothy) Little and grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, J. Russell Lee and Dolores M. Lee, special aunt, Susan Allen and grandson, Macalob Bartram. Funeral was at  4 PM, Sunday, July 5, at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave S., Mpls. Visitation at church after 3 PM Sunday. Memorials preferred to the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, mplsheart.org Gearty-Delmore 952-91615.
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Dave Lee was 'The Face' of Uniforms Unlimited; a company located in Minneapolis that supplies uniforms and accessories to members of Minnesota Police, Sheriff and Fire Departments as well as the Emergency Medical Services. During his career at Uniforms Unlimited, headquartered in Minneapolis, Dave met literally thousands of those dedicated professionals who faithfully come to our aid anytime of the day or night whenever we call them. Additionally, he was a dispatcher for the Edina Police and Fire Departments, a Community Service Officer for the Minnetonka Police Department and Commissioner of the St. Louis Park Fire Department.

Dave passed away peacefully on June 30, 2015 with his loving family by his side; funeral services were held on July 5th.