ATTENTION HAMBURG RESIDENTS LIVING ON JACOB STREET SOUTH OF THE HAMBURG CITY HALL

On Thursday night, July 31st about 6PM, a vehicle hit the sewage lift station on Jacob Street near Fire Chief Justin Buckentin's home. The lift station was pretty much destroyed and Xcel Energy had to disconnect power to it. While this lift station serves a minimal number of homes on Jacob Street, if it isn't operating, those homes it serves are susceptible to having sewage back up into their basements.

To prevent that from happening and while the city awaits the arrival and installation of a new lift station control panel, it is necessary to power what's left of the old control panel for the lift station with one of the city's standby emergency generators. While the existing control panel sustained major damage, it still can be used in conjunction with the standby generator. It just can't be connected to commercial power like it was prior to the accident.

The standby generator connected up now to the old control panel for the lift station doesn't run all of the time; it's basically runs for fifteen minutes every three hours. During the nighttime hours, it runs continuously for between six and eight hours.(None of these 'runs' are automatic; the generator is started/stopped manually by city staff.)

The city has been told that it MAY take up to two weeks for a new control panel for the lift station to be delivered, installed, connected to commercial power and thoroughly checked out. We are hopeful that this will be accomplished more quickly than we've been told, but I thought it was important enough to tell city residents living in the area of what is taking place.

We are also attempting to get 'temporary' electrical service established from Xcel Energy as early as next Tuesday or Wednesday, August 5th or 6th. Should that hopefully take place, then the emergency standby generator will be removed.

If anyone has any comments, concerns, questions or suggestions, please contact the Hamburg City Hall at (952) 467-3232.

Residents may also contact me at (612) 460-8212 when the City Hall is closed.

Thanks to all for your patience and understanding !!

Richard Odoms
Hamburg City Council Member
(612) 460-8212
E-mail: councilmemberodoms@hamburgminnesota.com

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This is how things looked on Jacob Street around 6:30PM on Thursday night, July 31st ...
This is how things are going to have to look for the next week or two until a new lift
station control panel, the required
mounting equipment and electrical
equipment are obtained
and installed.

As a service to city residents, I will continually update this Webpage as reconstruction
of the lift station progresses.

Please check back frequently
to see those updates.

If anyone has any questions or concerns about what's taking place, please call the Hamburg City Hall; (952) 467-3232
during normal business hours.

Residents are also welcome to contact me, after normal business hours as well,
if so desired.

Richard Odoms
Hamburg
City Council
Member
(612) 460-8212

rodoms@cityofhamburgmn.com

MAKING PROGRESS !!

On Tuesday morning, August 5th, Robb's Electric from Carver came out and installed a temporary electrical service to provide commercial power to the Jacob Street Lift & Grinder Station until the entire station is redesigned, rebuilt and installed.
Hopefully, Xcel Energy will be out on Wednesday morning (April 6th) to connect everything up and we won't have to rely on the emergency standby generator on a 'routine basis' any longer.

STAY TUNED !!
On Wednesday morning, August 6th, the fine folks at Xcel Energy 'pushed us to the top of their
list' and came out and connected up temporty power to the damaged lift station so the
City doesn't have to run the emergency standby generator any longer.

Also, at an Emergency City Council Meeting August 5th, the Hamburg City Council authorized
the replacement of the equipment damaged by the 'crash' on Thursday night, July 31st.
As of yet, a completion date hasn't been established.

Please keep checking back for updated information and THANKS !!  to everyone living on
Jacob Street for your understanding and tolerating the (necessary) running of
the generator for the past five days.
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Photos Taken In August 2014 By Hamburg City Council Member Richard Odoms
To view one (of many Webpages) that I designed and kept updated so that Hamburg residents would know what was taking place, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Let the 'reconstruction' begin ........................................
And, the 'JACOB STREET GRINDER STATION' as it looks today:.................................
Photos Taken In August 2014 By Hamburg City Council Member Richard Odoms
EVERYTHING
Turned Out
EXACTLY
As I Had Planned It, Designed It &
Coordinated It's "Reconstruction" !!
A
VERY SPECIAL THANKS
to
MIKE RIPPA









of
NORTH STAR PUMP



for his
EXCELLENT
WORK
&
COOPERATION !!!!
Contact Information:
North Star Pump Service
9245 247th St W.
Lakeville, MN 55044
Phone: 952-469-1422
Fax: 952-469-5246

THANKS ALSO
To Hamburg's
(Soon To Be Retiring)
Public Works Employee !!
Photo Taken In July 21, 2015 By Hamburg City Council Member Richard Odoms
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No 'Surprise' Here, But; Neither The Mayor or Any Other City Councilmembers Assisted In Any Way In This Effort To
'Reconstruct' The Jacob Street 'Grinder Station'
To Get It Operational Once Again.
Audio Recorded At The Emergency City Council Meeting Held August 5, 2014.
Audio Recorded At The Emergency City Council Meeting Held August 26, 2014.

I Initially Thought That Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer
Jeremy Gruenhagen Was My Friend And That We
Would Work Together For The Combined
Betterment Of The City Of Hamburg.
BOY; HOW WRONG I WAS !!
CHECK BACK LATER To Hear Petinent 'Audio Clips' lNCLUDING When Gruenhagen
'SHOWED HIS TRUE COLORS' And MADE A FOOL OF HIMSELF Because
'HE WASN'T THE 'BOSS', HAD NO KNOWLEDGE Of What Had To Be
Done  And TRIED To PUBLICLY HUMILIATE & EMBARASS Me With
His 'Cheap Shots', By 'AMBUSHING'  & 'BLIND-SIDING' Me At A
Hamburg City Council Meeting; Only To Find Out That, As You'll
Learn Later; "DIDN'T WORK OUT WELL" For Him !!

It Was At That City Council Meeting That My Suspicions Of What
Kind  Of Person Gruenhagen Really Was, Were Confirmed.

From What I've Witnessed And Experienced, Then And Since,
GRUENHAGEN Is NOT An 'HONORABLE' PERSON !!

PLEASE CHECK BACK TO HEAR
GRUENHAGEN'S COMMENTS, IN HIS OWN
WORDS, EXHIBITING HIS CALLOUS &
VICIOUS VINDICTIVENESS !!


LEARN EVEN MORE ABOUT  what took place when GRUENHAGEN really 'WENT OFF THE RAILS'
at CITY HALL during one of his
MANY UNCONTROLABLE OUTBURSTS of  RAGE,
IN THE PRESENCE OF A VENDOR;
for the City while  that vendor was
ATTEMPTING TO TRANSACT
BUSINESS WITH THE CITY !!



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Visitors To My Many Websites May Have No Doubt Noticed That There Is An 'Issue' With
The Audio Associated With Every Webpage Of Each Website. Simply Put, The Audio
On Each Webpage Is SUPPOSED To Begin Playing When The Web Page Is
'Opened', But That Doesn't Always Happen. The Easiest 'WORK-AROUND'
Is To CLICK HERE To Re-Open The  Webpage To Automatically
Hear The  Audio Imbedded In The Webpage !!
TOTAL DESTRUCTION OF THE
"JACOB STREET GRINDER STATION"

On July 31, 2014 somewhere around 6-6:30PM, an out of control motor vehicle literally 'crashed' into the Sewage Grinder and Lift Station that serves Hamburg residents living on Jacob Street as well as several other homes in the area. The accident TOTALLY disabled the station and rendered it completely 'out of service'. Xcel Energy had to come out and TOTALLY disconnect it from their power lines !!

Hamburg's Public Works employee, Greg Schultz;  was 'Johnny On The Spot' immediately after the incident and was able to get some 'temporary' repairs accomplished so that the grinder that grinds the sewage (and other) solids and send therm on their way to the main Sewage Lift Station in Bi-Centennial Park, could do just that and area residents wouldn't have sewage backing up into their homes. But now, instead of the station being 'automatic', it had to be 'monitored' 24/7 and the grinder and pumps needed to be manually started every three hours or so (24/7); powered by the standby emergency generator intended to power the station in the event of a power failure.

For the next few weeks, (I forget exactly how long), Hamburg's Public Works employee, and I, 'babysat' the station 24/7 by running the emergency standby generator every few hours to power the sewage grinder and the pumps to ensure that Hamburg residents in the area would have uninterrupted 'sewer service'.

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From That Point Forward I NEVER Trusted Him Again, And To This Very Day; I STILL Will  NEVER TRUST GRUENHAGEN !!

Especially MORE SO Given The 'Revelation' Of
GRUENHAGEN'S INVOLVEMENT In The 'COVER-UP'
Of The CRIMINAL ACTIVITY Of
HAMBURG MAYOR CHRIS LUND'S SON
AGAINST CITY OWNED PROPERTY !!

PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER. Thanks !!

PLEASE CHECK BACK to hear an audio recording of the 'precursor' of the vicious, personal attacks and character assinations committed against me that I had never experienced before in my life and never dreamed would take
place against me by the other Hamburg City Offficials !! I WAS WRONG !!

Those personal attacks against me and the character assination that were committed, were done in a 'concerted effort'
to force me to resign in the Summer of 2014; after ONLY A YEAR & A HALF after being elected to the
Hamburg City Council. You have to 'listen carefully'  to what is being said and who is saying it,
but it's very obvious and so clear what would ultimately take place.

I refused to succumb to the the devious actions, misdeeds and words of the other City Officials and
REMAINED a Hamburg City Council member until the EXPIRATION of my FULL four year term.

Meanwhile, their fear of my 'exposing' what was taking place with them, their hositility against me and their determination to (unsuccessfully) try to force me off of the Hamburg City Council, WASTED $50,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS !!


Meanwhile, the generator is going to have to run for twenty minutes every three hours and all night from
10:00-11:00PM until 6:00AM-7:00AM to provide power to the lift station so that the
residences it serves don't experience sewage backup into their homes.

I'm also trying to make arrangements with Xcel Energy to provide us with a 'temporary'
power hookup so the generator doesn't have to be used. STAY TUNED !!

'Thumbnails' of some pictures that I took documenting what was taking place immediately after 'the crash'  and during the
'reconstruction' of the "Jacob Street Grinder Station appear below; please 'click' on the 'thumbnails' to make the images larger.
CITY COUNCIL MEMBER
RICHARD ODOMS MEMORIAL
SEWAGE GRINDER STATION
As The City Councilmember Designated As The City Official Responsible For The Water & Sewer Utility Departments,  I  Was  Dealing  With  'CITY CRAP'
Then; I'm STILL DEALING with 'CITY CRAP'
TEN YEARS LATER !!