Informational Flyer Sent To All Hamburg Residents By The City Of Hamburg In Fall 2019

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CITY OF HAMBURG IS BEING SUED BY A FORMER CITY COUNCIL MEMBER & HIS SON !!
On July 31, 2019, A Carver County Sheriff's Office Deputy Served A 'SUMMONS & COMPLAINT', Dated July 30, 2019, On The City. That's About A YEAR AFTER  This Whole "Mess" Began. As Of APRIL 30, 2020, The City Of Hamburg Has SPENT OVER $32,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS On This Matter !!
UPON RECEIVING THE ABOVE 'FLYER' IN THE MAIL, I SENT THE FOLLOWING E-MAIL TO THE CITY:

From:Delta Dick <thedeltashow@gmail.com>
To:Jeremy Gruenhagen <HamburgCityHall@gmail.com>
Date:Oct 15, 2019, 8:04 AM
Subject:Litigation Involving Hamburg

Jeremy:

I received the 'City Flyer' in the mail; it is well 'laid out' and contained interesting and meaningful information.

One item that 'caught my eye' was about 'pending litigation' with property owned in the 'heart of Hamburg'. I'm assuming that this
refers to the issue with  former City Council Member Steve Trebesch; I thought that matter was resolved long ago in the City's favor.

Apparently not.

I previously had been following this matter via the City Council Agendas and recordings of the pertinent City Council meetings but ceased
to do so once it was determined that the City's position prevailed. However, I am now seeking additional information about this issue.

Specifically, has the City been formally served with a civil lawsuit? If so, I can probably obtain all of the information that I'm seeking by obtaining a copy of that lawsuit.

If no civil lawsuit has been formally served on the City, 1). What are the basic 'issues' against the City claimed by Trebesch, 2). How many taxpayer dollars is he seeking
from the City; and  3). What is the total amount of taxpayer dollars that have been spent to date on legal fees on this matter since it first came to light (believed to be in 2018).

If a formal 'Release Of Information' document is required to be completed in order for me to obtain this very basic information, please e-mail said form to me.

Thank you.

Richard Odoms
150 Jacob Street
Hamburg, Minnesota 55339
(612) 460-8212
MY RESPONSE FROM THE CITY .....

From:Jeremy Gruenhagen <cityadmin@cityofhamburgmn.com>
To:Delta Dick <thedeltashow@gmail.com>
Date:Oct 15, 2019, 8:33 AM
Re: Litigation Involving Hamburg

Mr. Odoms,

Since the City is involved in a pending litigation I will need to confer with our attorney. Once I hear back from them I will provide you with the information that is available to the public.

Jeremy Gruenhagen
City Clerk-Treasurer
P.O. Box 248
181 Broadway Avenue
Hamburg, MN  55339
952-467-3232                

From:Jeremy Gruenhagen <cityadmin@cityofhamburgmn.com>
To:Delta Dick <thedeltashow@gmail.com>
Date:Oct 21, 2019, 9:03 AM
Subject:Re: Litigation Involving Hamburg

Mr. Odoms,

Since the pleadings have been filed, you can get them from the Carver County Court Administrator. 

The city has been served with pleadings, and this matter is ongoing.  Based on knowing the status and the ongoing
condition of the matter, are your other requests withdrawn pending disclosure of the entire pleadings?

Sincerely,

Jeremy Gruenhagen
City Clerk-Treasurer
P.O. Box 248
181 Broadway Avenue
Hamburg, MN  55339
952-467-3232

















On October 21, 2019, the City Of Hamburg, TOLD ME DIRECTLY, AND IN WRITING, that ".....the pleadings have been filed" and DIRECTED ME TO THE COURT to obtain copies of the information that I was seeking.

After contacting the Carver County District Court Administrator, after making TWO TRIPS to the Carver County District Court Administration Office at the Carver County Government Center and after speaking, IN PERSON, with TWO District Court Deputies as well as after speaking, by telephone, to a THIRD District Court Deputy, I was told, DIRECTLY, that the Court had NO RECORD of ANY pleadings, lawsuits or ANY other documents involving the City of Hamburg as of that date !!

Documentation REFUTING THIS  EASILY VERIFIABLE, INTENTIONALY MADE FALSE STATEMENT MADE DIRECTLY TO ONE OF IT'S RESIDENTS BY THE CITY OF HAMBURG, has been obtained from the Carver County District Court, CLEARLY SHOWING THAT THE 'FILING' DIDN'T TAKE PLACE UNTIL NOVEMBER 6, 2019 !!
MINNESOTA STATUTE 609.43
MISCONDUCT OF PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE
A public officer or employee who does any of the following, for which no other sentence is specifically provided by law, may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than
one year or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both:

(1) intentionally fails or refuses to perform a known mandatory, nondiscretionary, ministerial duty of the office or employment within the time or in the manner required by law; or

(2) in the capacity of such officer or employee, does an act knowing it is in excess of lawful authority or knowing it is forbidden by law to be done in that capacity; or

(3) under pretense or color of official authority intentionally and unlawfully injures another in the other's person, property, or rights; or

(4) in the capacity of such officer or employee, makes a return, certificate, official report, or other like document having knowledge it is false in any material respect.
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From:Delta Dick <thedeltashow@gmail.com>
To:Jeremy Gruenhagen <cityadmin@cityofhamburgmn.com>
Date:Oct 22, 2019, 9:05 AM
Re: Litigation Involving Hamburg

Thank you for your response; I apologize for not getting back to you sooner.

No, my 'other requests' are  NOT  'withdrawn' pending disclosure of the entire pleadings..

I am still seeking to learn the total amount of taxpayer dollars that have been spent to date on legal fees on this matter since it first came to light (believed to be in 2018).

Additionally, I am seeking to learn if the City Council has held any 'closed' (or other non-public) meeting/discussions regard this matter and if so, the date(s) of those
'closed' (or other non-public) meeting/discussions regarding this matter.

Also,  what is the name of the owner(s) of the property that is the subject of the 'pending litigation' and in whose name(s) is the City water/sewer service of that property?

I deem it highly unusual that while the information that I have previously requested on October 15th is in the possession of the City and should be readily available to City
residents upon request, yet; I am being told that I have to contact Carver County Court Administration to obtain that information concerning, and in possession of, the City.

Based on my personal experiences and observations of, with and by City Officials during my four year City Council term from 2013 to 2016, something is beginning to 'smell real bad' here.

Richard Odoms
150 Jacob Street
Hamburg, Minnesota 55339
I'VE JUST 'CAUGHT' THE CITY INTENTIONALLY LYING TO ME .....

From:Delta Dick <thedeltashow@gmail.com>
To:Jeremy Gruenhagen <cityadmin@cityofhamburgmn.com>
Date:Oct 22, 2019, 11:42 AM
Subject:Re: Litigation Involving Hamburg

Jeremy; I have just left the Carver County Court Administration
Office.

The very helpful and efficient Court Clerk there told me that there
is no record of any filing of any documents or pleadings involving
the City Of Hamburg or anyone with the last name of Trebesch,
filed with Carver County Administration as of this date.

Richard Odoms


IF I WAS A 'BETTING MAN' .....                        
From:Kelly Dohm <kdohm@mhslaw.com>
To:"thedeltashow@gmail.com" <thedeltashow@gmail.com>
Date:Oct 24, 2019, 9:15 AM
Subject:Data Practices Act request

Mr. Odoms, I understand that you have reached out to Jeremy Gruenhagen to make a request for certain municipal data. Please see the attached Data Practices Act policy of the City of Hamburg. As you are aware, the City has this policy in place with applicable forms found at the end of this policy. Please complete the applicable form for the data that you are requesting and send it over to me. Once we receive your completed form, the City will respond in accordance with the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and this applicable policy. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Best regards,

Kelley C. Dohm
Partner
Melchert, Hubert & Sjodin, PLLP

For TWO and A HALF YEARS, I SUCCESSFULLY 'deflected' this girl's FAILED 'legal gymnastics' who viciously tried, IN VAIN, to force me to resign during my term as a Hamburg City Council Member. (2013-2016). It was pitiful and disgusting, to watch her lead those greedy, vindictive other City Officials, Malz, Lund, Gregonis, Trebesch and Gruenhagen, 'around by their noses' and down the 'Primrose Path' CONVINCING THEM that THROUGH HER EFFORTS & SUGGESTIONS, that they (the other City Council Members and 'Officials') could 'get ride of me' BEFORE MY TERM EXPIRED because I was 'asking too many questions' of what was taking place and how the City was WASTING TAXPAYER DOLLARS.

I SUCCESSFULLY completed my ENTIRE FOUR YEAR TERM of Office !!
DOHM, & HER 'CONCEPT' ,
FAILED MISERABLY
And The City Of Hamburg, AND IT'S RESIDENTS,
GOT NOTHING FOR THE TAXPAYER MONEY
THAT THE CITY COUNCIL WASTED ON
DOHM'S LEGAL EXPENSES !!

But, still;
HAMBURG RESIDENTS
PAID HER LAW FIRM $50,000.00 !!

AND NOW; SHE, AND HER LAW FIRM, HAVE
'RETURNED TO THE HAMBURG 'TROUGH', ONCE AGAIN !!

So Far, As Of 08-05-20, The City Of Hamburg Have Again Paid Her Law Firm Has Been PAID $29,235.45 HAMBURG TAXPAYER DOLLARS !!

And, According To "OFFICIAL COURT DOCUMENTS", This 'Pending Lawsuit' Is
NOT SCHEDULED TO GO TO TRIAL Until DECEMBER 2020 !!!


HAMBURG RESIDENTS:  Do YOU Have ANY IDEA How Many More
THOUSANDS & THOUSANDS OF HAMBURG TAXPAYER DOLLARS
Has Been
TOTALLY WASTED  IN THE LAST 14 MONTHS\
Alone; Even
BEFORE THIS CASE EVER EVEN GETS TO COURT ??!!
There's a REASON why lawyers have fancy homes and offices and drive 'shiny new cars'.

From:Delta Dick <thedeltashow@gmail.com>
To:City Administration <cityadmin@cityofhamburgmn.com>
Date:Oct 25, 2019, 12:33 PM
Subject:Information Request

Completed Request Forms attached per your request.

Richard Odoms
150 Jacob Street
Hamburg, Minnesota 55339
(612) 460-8212

Attachments:

From:Delta Dick <thedeltashow@gmail.com>
To:City Administration<cityadmin@cityofhamburg.com>
Date:Nov 16, 2019, 2:16 PM
Subject:E-mail From/To Courtney Johnson 10-15-19 @ 2:06PM

Yesterday, November 15th, I received the information regarding current pending legal proceedings involving the City of Hamburg in the mail that I had previously requested.

One document, involving an e-mail from (or to) Courtney Johnson dated October 15, 2018 at approximately 2:06PM was not legible. Please provide a legible copy of that e-mail.

NOT GONNA FALL INTO THIS 'TRAP' .....

For the record, I have not, and will not, respond to any e-mail or telephonic communication from Kelly Dohm, or any other attorney from Melchert, Hubert & Sjodin; that is why my recent (and future) request(s) regarding the City of Hamburg were sent to you.

The (very obvious) reasoning for my decision above is because of the very real potential that the City of Hamburg will attempt to claim that I am, or may be, responsible for any legal expenses incurred by the City as a result of any additional information that I may request. By my making my request to the City Clerk/Treasure's Office, that clearly delineates where the request was sent.

I experienced that 'rodeo' during the last 2.5 years as a City Council Member. Never again !!

Richard Odoms
150 Jacob Street
Hamburg, Minnesota 55339
Did the Hamburg City Clerk Treasurer
'ACT ALONE' in his being deceptive and lying
to me? Or was he COERCED or DIRECTED to lie to me by the CITY ATTORNEY or OTHER CITY
OFFICIALS in an effort to prevent me from obtaining information concerning the civil
lawsuit brought against the City by a
former City Council Member and
about what's taking place in the
City of Hamburg that's already
COST TAXPAYERS OVER $23,000.00 ??
This OFFICIAL DISTRICT COURT DOCUMENT that I obtained from the Carver County District Court Administrator UNEQUIVOCALLY PROVES BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT, that this civil lawsuit against the City of Hamburg, WASN'T 'filed' with the Court until AT LEAST NOVEMBER 1, 2O19 !!
When I requested information on October 15, 2019 regarding information about this lawsuit against the City form HAMBURG CITY CLERK/TREASURER JEREMY GRUENHAGEN sent me an e-mail stating, "Since the pleadings have been filed, you can get them from the Carver County Court Administrator."

Below, is the reply, and copies of documents clearly refuting his statement, that I received from the Carver County District Court Administrator:
I was ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that HAMBURG CITY CLERK/TREASURER JEREMY GRUENHAGEN had lied to me; no question in my mind, at all. Additionally, because of my previous 'experiences' with ATTORNEY KELLY DOHM of the Waconia based law firm of MELCHERT, HUBERT & SJODIN during my City Council term and now, because of her 'involvement' in this current, 'pending litigation' against the City of Hamburg, I had to verify the 'facts' that were already so obvious to me (and should be to YOU) about what had taken place. I already had the 'evidence' I needed to PROVE that the City of Hamburg had overtly, and intentionally, lied to me, but I wanted more 'facts and information' to solidify my allegations 'beyond a reasonable doubt'; the 'legal standard' required to convict an person accused of committing a crime(s).

I contacted the Carver County Court Administrator; that letter is presented and shown here.
Hamburg residents apparently are not at all 'happy' with how the City is handling this issue and have previously expressed their dissatisfaction about how City Officials are dealing with this matter; here's an 'item'  that I obtained from the City's 'Official Website':
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WANTS
THE CITY
TO PAY
$150,000.00
FOR
.4/10TH
OF AN
ACRE ??
A  LITTLE BACKGROUND

In August 2012, I decided I wanted to try and 'Serve My City' and gave 'Local Politics A Shot'. I filed for a position on the Hamburg City Council to find out exactly what was taking place with our City Officials who were 'in place' at that time. I was elected to office with (as I recall) a 55% election rate and served from 2013 through 2016. Once on the City Council, I didn't like what I saw was going on with a handful of self-centered, egotistical other City Officials. I pretty much 'kept quiet' but continued to observe what was taking place with the half a dozen other people Hamburg residents were entrusting their hard earned TAX PAYER DOLLARS with. Eventually, in my second year as a Hamburg City Council Member I began making some very pointed inquiries and began openly questioning some of what what was taking place in our City and the HUGE WASTE OF TAX PAYER DOLLARS !! In September 2017, I was publicly 'blind-sided' at a City Council Meeting by a City Official who I had previously believed to be 'my friend'. (I've ALSO recently 'caught' that SAME City Official LIE TO ME regarding this latest 'issue' that's ALREADY WASTED OVER $23,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS !!) I can envision this whole mess being 'dragged on' and COSTING HAMBURG TAXPAYERS TENS OF THOUSANDS if not HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS !! I think we're potentially looking at the CITY OF HAMBURG GOING 'BANKRUPT' if this is allowed to continue !! The only 'winners'  will be THE LAWYERS (like it ALWAYS is !!)

From that point forward and for the rest of my four year term, It was ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVEABLE  what those other six Hamburg City Officials did, how the 'City Attorney' was 'spoon feeding' them with what they should do, and how they should do it, 'to get ride of me' so they could, once again, 'regain their empire'. Their actions, for the next two and a half years NEEDLESSLY WASTED $50,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS by their trying to force me off the City Council so they could continue to 'operate without transparency'. City Officials at that time were Richard Malz (Mayor) Robert Gregonis, Chris Lund, Steve Trebesch & myself (City Council Members), Jeremy Gruenhagen(City Clerk/Treasurer) and Kelly Dohm of the Waconia based law firm of Melchert, Hubert & Sjodin (City Attorney). Any of those names sound familiar to anyone ?

But I'M NOT A QUITTER, and I publicly exposed exactly what was taking place via my very detailed Hamburg Minnesota Website. Below is a Webpage that I maintained  showing just some of the many 'supportive comments' that I received during the remainder of my term of Office as a Hamburg City Council Member.

THE CITY
WOULD EVEN CONSIDER MAKING A 'COUNTER OFFER' ??
Oh; I
momentarily forgot .......

THANKS TO
TAXPAYERS,
The City
thinks it has
UNLIMITED FINANCIAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE !!
Initially, I was going to post the entire civil lawsuit and accompanying documents on this Webpage so that they would be available for everyone to read. However, once I realized the massive number of pages and documents involved, it is NOT PRACTICAL for me to do that.

Instead, I strongly urge ANYONE, City resident or not, to contact the Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer Jeremy Gruenhagen, and request a copy of the lawsuit against the City, and the related documents, from the City. The telephone number of the Hamburg City Hall is (952) 467-3232; you can e-mail Gruenhagen at cityadmin@cityofhamburgmn.com.

Anyone interested in how our City is being 'run' should DEFINATELY obtain a copy and read what the hell is going on in our City.

Hamburg residents, and other visitors to my Website, already are painfully aware of the
WASTEFUL SPENDING OF $50,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS IN LEGAL FEES
PREVIOUSLY PAID TO THE SAME WACONIA BASED LAW FIRM A FEW YEARS AGO !!

THAT SAME LAW FIRM, JUST RECEIVED THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS
MORE HAMBURG TAXPAYER DOLLARS
FROM THE CITY OF HAMBURG !!
And Will CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS MORE OF HAMBURG TAXPAYER DOLLARS As This Whole "Mess" "Plays Out !!

AGAIN !!! Anybody else see a 'pattern', here ??

Check back for more about that fiasco, later. And keep checking my Website as well !! (I'll keep it updated, interesting AND informative !!)

By the way; did you notice that ALL of those 'elected officials' (except one) responsible that previous and HORRENDOUS WASTE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS in their UNSUCCESSFUL EFFORT to force me to resign my position as a City Council Member because of all of the 'questions I was asking'  about HOW TAXPAYER DOLLARS WERE BEING WASTED and what I was observing and 'uncovering'), are NO LONGER ON THE CITY COUNCIL ?? (That 'mass exodus' didn't just coincidentially happen !)

Only Lund remains; and, as I recall,  he got his Mayoral position by 'default' , NOBODY ELSE WANTED THE POSITION; NOBODY ELSE EVEN FILED FOR
THE OFFICE OF MAYOR !!

Lund is basically a "DEFAULT MAYOR" !!

While I can't imagine that the City  would charge City residents for copies of the lawsuit, 'stranger things' in Hamburg have happened, and they, somehow, have to recoup the $23,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS THAT THEY'VE WASTED SO FAR !!

Initially, the City of Hamburg attempted to PREVENT ME from obtaining important information relevant to this lawsuit. Denying a citizen, regardless of who it is, public information about what is taking place with their 'Public Officials' and how their HARD EARNED TAXPAYER DOLLARS ARE BEING SPENT, is bad enough in itself, but them LYING in a CONSCIOUS & COORDINATED EFFORT to FURTHER FACILITATE  the 'WITHHOLDING PROCESS', reeks of a 'cover-up" and, sadly, is a part of some our local, state and federal officials today. Local governments 'mirror' state and federal governments ! Hamburg is no different.

Eventually, trough perseverance and insistence, I was able to obtain the information that I was seeking; but it took thirty days for me to obtain it. To see the request that I submitted, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Below, is the response I received regarding the information I was seeking. So that Hamburg residents and visitors to this Webpage can get some 'insight' and information of what this whole mess is all about, I'm also posting copies of some letters that I snatched off of the 'Official' Hamburg City Website to provide you with some basic facts and information. (Please check back frequently as I add additional documents, e-mails and other information.)

PLEASE NOTEEven before I recently  'resurrected' my HAMBURG MINNESOTA Webpage to address this very serious, potentially financially devastating issue, everyone pretty much already knew the identity of the City residents that have brought suit against the city. As a courtesy to them and to respect their privacy, I INTENTIONALLY did NOT previously reveal their identities on my Website because I thought it to be more appropriate for the CITY OF HAMBURG, not me, to initially publicly disclose their identities..

As evidenced by the letter below, the CITY OF HAMBURG, through it's City Attorney, KELLY DOHM; and NOT ME, has now publicly made that disclosure and has publicly revealed the identity of the City resident(s) involved in this issue.

(The two amounts shown above equal $23,632.50 !!)
And we're not even in the 'Discovery' phase of this mess !!
This OFFICIAL DISTRICT COURT DOCUMENT that I obtained from the Carver County District Court Administrator UNEQUIVOCALLY PROVES BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT, that this civil lawsuit against the City of Hamburg, WASN'T 'filed' with the Court until AT LEAST NOVEMBER 1, 2O19 !!
This OFFICIAL DISTRICT COURT DOCUMENT that I obtained from the Carver County District Court Administrator UNEQUIVOCALLY PROVES BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT, that this civil lawsuit against the City of Hamburg, WASN'T 'filed' with the Court until AT LEAST NOVEMBER 1, 2O19 !!
This OFFICIAL DISTRICT COURT DOCUMENT that I obtained from the Carver County District Court Administrator UNEQUIVOCALLY PROVES BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT, that this civil lawsuit against the City of Hamburg, WASN'T 'filed' with the Court until AT LEAST NOVEMBER 1, 2O19 !!
"What a mess, and farce, and taxpayers are footing the bill.  Where is common sense ?"

"I looked at your website – you have quite the story."

"Dick, I don't think people care, plain & simple. The fact they don't "know" is apathy, laziness for many, some are working several jobs, trying to raise a family, and are exhausted."

"How much money did the City of Hamburg waste on attorneys fees related to your website?" (So far; the city has spent, as near as I can calculate, about $50,000.00 !! At the Budget Meeting in September, Hamburg Mayor Richard Malz called for the 2016 budget for legal fees to be INCREASED by an ADDITIONAL $9,000.00; for a total of $15,000.00 for 'legal expenses' in 2016 !!)

"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."

"I also reside in Hamburg & I'm very interested in WHY the city had to hire an attorney regarding your informational website.   I feel if the city (clerk) had been more proactive in his job and had a city website that actually provided residents with useful information,  this never would have happened!"

"Holy cow Dick! I commend you on the path you have taken with this issue."

"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."

"I applaud you for all your time.  The city had absolutely no business using "our" money to go after you! That could have gone toward our water bills for a month as a resident bonus, as our water/waste bills are ridiculous.   I know we need a new water tower, but why hasn't the city been putting money aside for the last 25-30 years!  They had to have known back then.  Plus for a city of 500 I think we should be sharing a city clerk with Green Isle, and we could have a full-time assistant & save a lot of money & headaches. Thanks again."

"Thank you very much for your honesty,  it's so seldom for elected positions."

"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."

"I did see the article and I've read your site as recent as last week. What Privacy information are they referring to?"

"Keep the spirit and action going with the website on City officials and activities."

"As someone that deals with this alongside corporate lawyers, I either have missed something or your accusers are 'seeing' things. Good luck."

"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."

"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' ." "Sounds atypical of many City elected officials."

"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."

"Hello Mr. Odoms, 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 !"

"You obviously have always had the best interests of the city in your efforts and yes, politics are very real and sometimes

"Count me in as being one of your fans and supporters !"

"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."

"May just have to go sit in on a Hamburg City Council meeting since it's open to the public."

"Sounds like you have your hands full. Knowing you the way I do I do not think you will back down. The city council meetings are public correct? So the meeting minutes should be public for everyone to make up their own mind. I am sure that most people that know both sides of the situation agree with you."

"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."

"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. "Wishing you Life’s Best today and everyday !!"

"You're a busy guy, with lots of energy, ideas, and accomplishments."

"I will be curious to hear what the results are from the search being done." "Hope all goes well and soon!"

"Hey, Richard, Keep Up The Awesome Work !"

A VERY INTERESTING Letter Written By A Former Jordan City Council Member Appeared In The Saturday, July 25th Edition Of The Minneapolis Star-Tribune Newspaper Which Raises Many Of The Same Issues And Concerns That I Have As A Hamburg City Council Member. To Read That Letter, PLEASE CLICK HERE. Then, PLEASE SEND YOUR THOUGHTS & COMMENTS To Me.

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.”

ESPECIALLY, in 'small towns' !!
I'M STILL
LISTENING !!

Please Send
Me Your
Thoughts & Comments !!
AS EVIDENCED BELOW, I HAVE A 'HISTORY' OF 'WATCHING OUT' FOR THE WASTEFUL SPENDING OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS !!
(And I'll CONTINUE To 'Watch Out' For Hamburg Resident's Taxpayer Dollars !!!)
$31,227.23 TAXPAYER DOLLARS RECOVERED !!
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While it would make sense that because my request of a 'better copy' of the letter referred to above was made to Hamburg City Clerk Treasurer Jeremy Gruenhagen, that would be the logical source that would provide me with a better quality copy. NOT SO !! On Friday, December 6, 2019, I finally received another (very poor quality) copy of the letter that I had requested. But, instead of the City  simply sending me a 'better quality' copy as I had requested, the City forwarded my request to, (Who Else ??; YOU GUESSED IT!!); Attorney Kelly Dohm of the Waconia based law firm of Melchert, Hubert & Sjodin.
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HAMBURG RESIDENT'S HARD EARNED TAXPAYER DOLLARS
OVER $29,000.00 AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2019 !!
This OFFICIAL DISTRICT COURT DOCUMENT that I obtained from the Carver County District Court Administrator UNEQUIVOCALLY PROVES BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT, that this civil lawsuit against the City of Hamburg, WASN'T 'filed' with the Court until AT LEAST NOVEMBER 1, 2O19 !!
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Did Hamburg City Officials Violate
MINNESOTA's OPEN MEETING LAW ??
Is THAT  Why The City of Hamburg Was 'Dragging Their Feet' In
NOT RELEASING THE INFORMATION
That I've Requested ??

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DID YOU KNOW ??

Any Official(s) Who Is (Or Are) Determined To Have Violated

MINNESOTA's 'OPEN MEETING LAW'

Are

INDIVIDUALLY  FINANCIALLY  RESPONSIBLE
For Payment Of Any Fines Assessed Because Of Their Actions !!

We Citizens Are NOT 'On The Hook' For Their
'OPEN MEETING' LAW Violations !!

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This inappropriate, vindictive action of referring a simple request for a 'better quality' copy, by City Clerk/Treasurer Jeremy Gruenhagen, instead of costing only a dime or a quarter, is probably going to end up COSTING HAMBURG TAXPAYERS HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS !!

As an interesting 'sidelight', during my term as a City Council Member, I ASKED DIRECTLY; how much per hour HAMBURG TAXP[AYERS WERE PAYING DOHM and/or her law firm after seeing how much the City was wasting every month paying Dohm and her law firm in legal expenses.

Both Dohm, AND THE CITY, REFUSED  to provide me with that information (at that time as a City Council Member elected by the residents !!)
NO SURPRISE HERE; As of December 5, 2019, the City FAILED TO RESPOND to the above request !!
EVEN THOUGH The City Of Hamburg REFUSED To Provide A Copy Of The Pending Lawsuit Against The City of Hamburg, And EVEN THOUGH Official Carver County District Court Documents PROVE, BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT, That
THE CITY OF HAMBURG LIED,
(See The INCONTROVERTIBLE EVIDENCE OBTAINED FROM CARVER COUNTY DISTRICT COURT Below)
The Hamburg City Council
STILL APPROVED A 4% SALARY INCREASE FOR THE
CITY CLERK/TREASURER FOR THE YEAR 2020 !!

PLUS, In Another Huge WASTE OF TAXPAYER MONEY, The Hamburg City Council Voted To PAY 100% Of A (New) HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY For (Non-City Resident) TAMARA BRECHT, The 'PART TIME', (20 Hours Per Week) 'Deputy City Clerk' At A  COST TO TAXPAYERS
OF $6,586.00 ANNUALLY !!  (Who's EVER Heard Of A 'PART TIME' EMPLOYEE  Receiving FULL HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS ??)

I've now obtained a copy of the ORIGINAL 'Job Posting'. While I CAN'T tell you 'why', I CAN show you 'how' a 'part time' position intended to pay only $10-12.00/hour, evolved into a high priced, TAXPAYER MONEY WASTING position  that also now PAYS 100% of that 'PART TIME' employee's HEALTH BENEFITS !! To see the ACTUAL 'Job Posting' provided to me by the City of Hamburg, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
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On Thursday, December 19th, I again went to the Carver County Law Library as well as to the Carver County District Court; my Third time. This time, I obtained additional Information, FROM THE COURT, about those that have been 'Naughty' instead of 'Nice' and  further places even MORE 'Evidentiary Presents' under the 'Criminal Justice Christmas Tree'. Among the latest OFFICIAL COURT DOCUMENTS that I received on this latest trip to the Carver County Government Center, was a copy of the 'DEFENDANT CITY OF HAMBURG'S ANSWER TO PLAINTIFFS' COMPLAINT COUNTERCLAIM, AND THIRD PARTY COMPLAINT'. I find it interesting that the wife of Steve Trebesch, Tammy Luann Trebesch, is listed as a 'Third-party Defendant' in the documents dated August 30, 2019 that I received on December 19, 2019. Additionally, I obtained a copy of the 'REGISTER OF ACTIONS'; a document, judging by it's content, is intended to document, or 'track', all pertinent actions in any case filed with the Court. Please note the PAYMENT to the Court, by City of HAMBURG TAXPAYERS of a $300.00 'Transaction Assessment' on December 10, 2019.

As evidenced below, the City of Hamburg's CITY CLERK/TREASURER stated to me by means of a City e-mail, dated October 21, 2018 that "............Since the pleadings have been filed, you can get them from the Carver County Court Administrator". Of course, OFFICIAL COURT DOCUMENTS clearly prove, beyond ANY reasonable doubt, that 'the documents' requested were NOT, IN FACT, filed with the Court as the City of Hamburg had falsely stated they had been !! (The documents referenced above are shown below.) In addition to being a lie, it was also a 'stall tactic', by the City, in an attempt to dissuade me from getting the TRUTH and evidence to backup my suspicions.
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Imagine  that; a CATCHING THE CITY LYING !! WHERE is their 'moral compass' ?? As I've said previously on this Website, LOCAL government 'mirrors' STATE & FEDERAL government !! Further, the 'DEFENDANT CITY OF HAMBURG'S ANSWER TO PLAINTIFFS' COMPLAINT COUNTERCLAIM, AND THIRD PARTY COMPLAINT' dated August 30, 2019, WASN'T FILED WITH THE COURT UNTIL DECEMBER 10, 2019 (at 10:37AM); CLEARLY COMPELLING EVIDENCE that Gruenhagen AGAIN LIED by providing information, that the evidence UNEQUIVOCALLY SHOWS HE KNEW TO BE FALSE, regarding this matter !! A CITY OFFICIAL CAUGHT  LYING A SECOND TIME !! And his now exposed 'devious misdeeds and actions' raise yet ANOTHER question:

With the initial information and evidence against him PROVIDING IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE of what's taken place, WHY did the HAMBURG CITY COUNCIL GIVE THE CLERK/TREASURER A 4% SALARY INCREASE FOR 2020 ?? Any clear thinking person 'With A Nose' should be able to 'Smell A Rat' with that action. WHY DIDN'T the City Council, instead, take the more prudent, appropriate (AND TRANSPARENT) action to 'suspend' the City Clerk/Treasurer and order a complete and thorough, INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION investigation of the City Clerk/Treasurer's actions by an INDEPENDENT and UNBIASED Authority, to determine EXACTLY  what's taken place, and if other City Officials, INCLUDING their City Attorney, are involved ?? Was the City Clerk/Treasurer's 4% SALARY INCREASE really, and in fact; 'hush money' ?

Is it possible that Hamburg City Officials, INCLUDING  their City Attorney, are 'using' the Hamburg City Clerk/Treasurer as their 'Fall Guy' or 'Scapegoat' ?? In a 'small town', ANYTHING is possible !!

Regardless of what took place, the MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR is WHO know what was happening and were OTHER CITY OFFICIALS INVOLVED ?? I am confident that EVERYTHING will be 'found out' by means of empaneling a 'Grand Jury' as REQUIRED by Minnesota Statute 628.61 Subdivision (3) into the willful and corrupt misconduct in office of all public officers in the county.

MINNESOTA STATUTE 628.61 MATTERS INQUIRED INTO:The grand jury shall inquire: (1) into the condition of every person imprisoned on a criminal charge triable in the county, and not indicted;
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The Waconia based MELCHERT, HUBERT & SJODIN attorney(s) representing Hamburg in the lawsuit brought against the City by former City Councilmember Steve Trebesch and his son Jake, have 'gotten together' with the attorney(s) representing the Trebesch's and have agreed on a 'timeline' as to how this lawsuit will progress and submitted that six page  "PARTIES DISCOVERY PLAN" to the Court on December 10, 2019.

HAMBURG RESIDENTS MUST KNOW  how this 'agreement' is going to NEGATIVELY IMPACT THE CITY  and how many TAXPAYER DOLLARS WILL BE WASTED and  PAID TO THE LAWYERS involved on BOTH 'sides', by their agreeing to this 'timeline'!  SEE FOR YOURSELF; PLEASE CLICK HERE. The ONLY WINNERS will be the LAWYERS !!
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HERE'S SOMETHING INTERESTING: Minnesota Statute 628.61 Subdivision 3 states that a GRAND JURY SHALL INQUIRE  ".....into the willful and corrupt misconduct in office of all public officers in the county."



Here's An E-mail I Recently Received
About This Webpage .......

"I visited your website and I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. "

"Thank you for your previous service
in law enforcement."

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To View This Minnesota Law, PLEASE CLICK HERE
WITHOUT QUESTION .....

Any e-mail message sent by the City Of Hamburg certainly could
be defined and classified as an "other like document" !!
THE 'DECEPTION' BY THE CITY BEGINS .........
"If it doesn't make sense, then it's a lie." Judge Judith Sheindlin
HAVE YOU ALSO NOTICED THE POOR AUDIO QUALITY OF THE HAMBURG CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS WHEN YOU TRY TO LISTEN TO THE CITY'S RECORDINGS FROM IT'S 'OFFICIAL' CITY WEBSITE ??

BEFORE, DURING, AFTER Serving As A Hamburg City Council Member And As Recently As DECEMBER 18TH, I Have CONTINUOUSLY Called The City's Attention To This VERY REAL PROBLEM That PREVENTS CITIZENS From Hearing Most Of WHAT ACTUALLY TAKES PLACE At Hamburg City Council Meetings. To See My December 18th Letter To The City, AND THEIR RESPONSE, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
I Can't Hear What's Being Said; It's Like It's            INTENTIONAL !!

I learned from the proverbial 'confidential source' that former Hamburg City Council member and Hamburg's current 'Mayor By Default' Chris Lund (nobody else filed for the position), had announced on his Facebook page that he was seeking to be elected to the position of Carver County Commissioner this fall !! (You heard it HERE, FIRST !!) Long time, dedicated and current Carver County Commissioner Jim Ische had decided not to seek re-election; that is the seat Lund was seeking. Off hand; I can't think of anyone WORSE  to be elected to fill that seat. GOD HELP CARVER COUNTY !!. (I sent a letter to Lund seeking information about his background.)

Learning this, I went to the Carver County Government Center and spoke with their Elections & Licensing Department. I was told that as of 03-13-20, nobody had yet filed for any of the three County Commissioner seats (Randy Maluchnek, Gayle Degler & James Ishe) that expire at the end of this year. I also was told that the 'filing period' for County Commissioner is 05/19/20 - 06/02/20. Lund also announced that he is seeking Commissioner Ishe's seat at the Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Hamburg City Council meeting.

UPDATE 08-12-20: Lund FAILED in his attempt to be elected; coming in SECOND TO LAST in the April 11 Primary Election; JOHN FAHEY WAS FIRST !! For complete election results, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Read the content of this Webpage about just SOME of what's taken place in Hamburg while Lund has been Mayor. Many are unaware of Lund's 'antics' while he was a Hamburg City Council member prior to becoming Hamburg's 'Default Mayor' . Hamburg residents will remember the $50,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS WASTED  on legal expenses paid to the Waconia Based law firm of Melchert, Hubert & Sjodin a few years ago. Hamburg residents will also remember the nearly $30,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS WASTED on legal expenses just this past year also paid to the Waconia Based law firm of Melchert, Hubert & Sjodin.

Hamburg residents will likewise remember failed 'Hamburg Industrial Park' fiasco that, again; COST HAMBURG TAXPAYERS $14,636.33 OF THEIR HARD-EARNED TAXPAYER DOLLARS in 'engineering fees' alone !! (Amount verified by the City of Hamburg.)

Remember; I served on the Hamburg City Council with Lund (2013-2016) and witnessed, first hand, Lund's 'antics' that cost Hamburg residents TENS of THOUSANDS  of their hard-earned TAXPAYER DOLLARS !!  Fortunately, I have kept ALL of my records & documents during my term; I'll have NO PROBLEM sharing them here for everyone's information !!  STAY TUNED and please check back frequently !!! (And, to learn more about me, PLEASE CLICK HERE.)

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Many of you are wondering what the status is with the City of Hamburg as a result of their intentionally preparing, and submitting, a document to me containing false information that they knew to be fraudulent !!

Indeed; this 'case' is still very much 'open'. Basically being 'covered-up' by the City,  you WON'T HEAR ANYTHING about what took place by listening to the poor quality audio recordings of the Hamburg City Council meetings and you WON'T READ ANYTHING about what took place in the 'official' City Council Meeting Minutes. You'll only find out by continually visiting this Webpage.

In Chapter 609 of the Minnesota Criminal Code; what took place in the City of Hamburg is called "MISCONDUCT OF A PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE".

PLEASE CLICK HERE to see the applicable Minnesota law that pertains to this matter.

To update everyone, I have forwarded all of the facts and information, as well as the overwhelming, supporting evidence and documentation of what's taken place in Hamburg, by The City's Public Official(s), to Carver County Attorney Mark Metz. Because the allegation(s) INVOLVES HAMBURG CITY OFFICIALS, the law REQUIRES County Attorney Metz to present the facts and evidence to a Grand Jury for review of what's taken place in the City of Hamburg, by it's Public Official(s). (Minnesota Statute 628.61 Subdivision 3.)

But, because of the PUBLIC OFFICIALS INVOLVED and the identities OTHER PERSONS THAT WILL ALSO BE IMPLICATED, CARVER COUNTY ATTORNEY MARK METZ HAS REFUSED TO TAKE ANY ACTION !!

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Latest Statement I Received On May 20, 2020 From The City Of Hamburg Regarding The Current Lawsuit Against The City: "Our attorney is currently working with opposing counsel to see if the parties are able to stipulate to an amended scheduling order for approval to submit to the court. Right now, there has not yet been a stipulation entered into, but expect there to be one entered into soon." (Sounds To Me Like The Attorneys Are 'Winning' !!)
When I began 'questioning', WHY TAXPAYER DOLLARS WERE BEING 'SQUANDERED' so recklessly, that began an IMMEDIATE, but UNSUCCESSFUL, conspiracy by the other City Officials (ALL of them) to force me off of the City Council (which, by the way, also WASTED $50,000.00 TAXPAYERS DOLLARS) !! I have requested various additional  financial documents & other data from the City. To 'follow' what I'm finding out as a result of these 'Public Information' requests, please check back periodically.

JANUARY 30, 2020 UPDATE: On Tuesday, January 28th, I received an e-mail from the City of Hamburg advising me that they had finished compiling the information that I requested on January 21, 2020. The e-mail also stated that BEFORE THE CITY WOULD RELEASE THE INFORMATION to me, I would be REQUIRED TO PAY $70.00 TO THE CITY OF HAMBURG  to receive the City information & 'activities' that ANY City resident should be entitled to receive.

Because I believe the information that I requested from the City is IMPORTANT ENOUGH FOR RESIDENTS TO KNOW about what's taking place in the City of Hamburg, I paid the $70.00 demanded by the City in order to obtain that PUBLIC INFORMATION; PLEASE CLICK HERE.
I served on the Hamburg City Council from 2013 through 2016 because of the 'stigma' about Hamburg having the HIGHEST PROPERTY TAXES in ALL of Carver County as a result of OUT OF CONTROL SPENDING  !!
MAY 20, 2020 UPDATE: On Tuesday, May 5th, I sent an e-mail to the City of Hamburg requesting an explanation for 'phantom payments' that are being paid monthly to Verizon Communications for six cell phones. I suspected that HAMBURG TAXPAYERS WERE PAYING FOR CELLPHONE SERVICE FOR CITY OFFICIALS. The response I received from the City was, ""One line is paid for by the City for City Maintenance Worker - Other five lines are personal lines paid for by the individual person who set up the account. The City Actual Cost is around $43/month. All other (lines) cost incurred is reimbursed to the City."

I wasn't satisfied with the City's response and asked for more detailed information about how taxpayer dollars were being spent. My request for more infrmation resulted in the City requiring me to, once again, complete one of their 'DATA REQUEST' forms; also advising me, again, that I would be CHARGED, BY THE CITY, to RECEIVE this PUBLIC INFORMATION !!

Again, because I believe the information that I requested from the City is IMPORTANT ENOUGH FOR CITY RESIDENTS TO KNOW about what's taking place in the City of Hamburg, I paid the $35.00 demanded by the City in order to obtain that PUBLIC INFORMATION; PLEASE CLICK HERE.
THE MORE SOMEONE 'DIGS',
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Because Of All Of What's Taking Place In The City Of Hamburg That I'm 'Uncovering', This Webpage Has Reached It's Capacity For Displaying Data & Information. It Has Become Necessary For Me
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On December 20, 2019 after witnessing, for THREE MONTHS, what was taking place in the City of Hamburg by it's ELECTED and OTHER CITY OFFICIALS, I contacted the Carver County Attorney, Mark Metz, and advised him of what I was observing taking place. CARVER COUNTY ATTORNEY METZ NEVER RESPONDED to my WRITTEN CONCERNS !!

The last time I checked, when a 'citizen', in 'good faith', reports what he believes to be a crime taking place, or believed to have taken place, that report should be taken seriously and thoroughly investigated; NOT minimized and 'dismissed' because of the identity of the 'perpetrators' involved !! Strike ONE.

On MARCH 3, 2020, SIX WEEKS LATER, I sent a very detailed and descriptive letter to Carver County Attorney Metz further advising him of what I had 'discovered'; this time I also enclosed corroborating documentation, evidence and information;  further describing what was taking place in the City of Hamburg by it's ELECTED and OTHER CITY OFFICIALS.

(NOTE: Because I believe in honesty, integrity and 'transparencyof government in general and of 'Public Officials' specifically, pretty much ALL of the information I submitted to Carver County Attorney Metz is available on this Website, and related Webpages, for the public to view.)

As he had done (or not done) previously, Carver County Attorney Metz, once again, NEVER RESPONDED to my WRITTEN CONCERNS !!

AGAIN; when a 'citizen', in 'good faith', reports what he believes to be a crime taking place, or believed to have taken place, that report should be taken seriously and thoroughly investigated; NOT minimized and 'dismissed' because of the identity of the 'perpetrators' involved !! Strike TWO.

Then, after NOT RECEIVING ANY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT to EITHER of my TWO previous communications him, I AGAIN, on JUNE 10, 2020, sent a THIRD communication to Carver County Attorney Metz basically asking him what his 'intentions' were as to the information that I had preciously called to his attention. Strike THREE.

FINALLY, on SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2020, I received a reply** from Deputy Carver County Attorney Peter Ivy (who I had previously become aware of during my four year Hamburg City Council term; 2013-2016) regarding my reporting, OVER SIX MONTHS EARLIER, of what was taking place in the City of Hamburg by it's ELECTED and OTHER CITY OFFICIALS. (The Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility takes a VERY DIM VIEW  of attorneys who don't keep in contact with their clients, attorney's who 'ignore' the requests of, or inappropriately respond to, a client. I'm sure colleges and universities teach attorneys that in 'Attorney School 101'.) In this particular case, I, as a taxpaying resident of Carver County, observed and reported, in 'good faith', apparent illegal activity by a Public Official(s). As a former, long-time 'public servant', myself, in the Law Enforcement Profession, I had a compelling sense of duty, responsibility and the moral obligation to report my observations to the (Carver County) attorney whom I had entrusted to properly respond to, and deal with, my observations, concerns. well intentioned good will and subsequent report. 

In the letter I received June 23, 202  from Mr. Ivy, he CLEARLY stated: "It is possible that the City Clerk was simply mistaken with his information......" (It is also possible that a man who walked into a bank brandishing a machine gun or AK-47 also 'was simply mistaken'.) Minnesota Statute 628.81 Subdivision 3 CLEARLY STATES "The grand jury shall inquire into the willful and corrupt misconduct in office of all public officers in the county."

How can ANYBODY DISPUTE THAT STATUTE OR IT'S INTENT ? Read the information I've provided on the pages of this Website, and related Webpages; then make your own decision as to whether or not you think there's 'cover-up' taking place. Or, perhaps; ANOTHER WORD that begins with the letter 'C' !! I can think of a number of other words beginning with the letter 'C' to describe what's taking place; how about YOU ??

Yet; the letter from Mr. Ivy goes on to state, "A grand jury will not be convened in this matter because your letter, in itself, does not constitute probable cause*to believe a crime was committed." (Pass out the 'white canes' to the employees working in the Carver County Attorney's Office, and put up signs throughout Carver County stating, "IT'S O.K. FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS TO LIE, BE DISHONEST & LACK INTEGRITY"; Violators Will NOT Be Prosecuted.)

For the Carver County Attorney's Office to state that 'probable cause'* doesn't exist in this matter; that is just plain BULL**** !! (Now; I HOPE I just got somebody's attention !!)

In addition to NOT REMAINING 'NEUTRAL' and also NOT DOING THEIR JOB because of WHO IS INVOLVED and who will ALSO be 'implicated', the Carver County Attorney's Office is taking advantage of my 'advanced' age; (77 next month; no cards, please), to KEEP PUBLIC OFFICIALS FROM BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS BECAUSE OF WHO THEY ARE !! I've been to this 'Hamburg Rodeo' before when I was a Member of the Hamburg City Council (2013-2016) and observed then what was taking place in our very small City, by Hamburg City Officials. (The CITY WASTED $50,000.00 TAXPAYER DOLLARS in their (unsuccessful) effort to force me off the City Council so I wouldn't know, and then be unable to reveal, what I was observing take place !!) There is probably nothing more despicable than 'Public Officials' that lack integrity, yet; have unlimited access to Taxpayer Dollars !!

And equally disgusting: Persons in 'political positions', and lawyers, simply do not 'take on' or challenge other persons in 'political positions', or other lawyers. It's like a 'Code of Silence' exists.

*Here are a couple of 'generic definitions' of 'probable cause': "Probable cause" requires more than a mere suspicion that a suspect committed a crime, but not an absolute certainty. Probable cause* is the legal standard that requires facts or evidence in a given situation that would lead a reasonable person to believe that a suspect has committed a crime and that suspect accused, did, in fact, commit the crime of which he or she is accused. (*In Illinois v. Gates, 462 U.S. 213, 232 (1983), the Court favored a flexible approach, viewing probable cause as a "practical, non-technical" standard that calls upon the "factual and practical considerations of everyday life on which reasonable and prudent men [...] act". (Courts often adopt a broader, more flexible view of probable cause when the alleged offenses are serious.) Like involving 'Public Officers and Employees', maybe?

In this particular case, I have the ACTUAL DOCUMENT that I was sent by the City of Hamburg (a copy of which is available elsewhere on this Website) showing EVIDENCE of a CLEAR VIOLATION of Minnesota Statute 609.43 Subdivision 4 of the MINNESOTA CRIMINAL CODE, INTENTIONALLY CONTAINED FALSE INFORMATION that was INTENTIONALLY GIVEN TO ME BY THE ACCUSED !!

LOOK: When a pharmacist is given a prescription that contains false information intended to obtain prescription drugs illegally, it's called UTTERING A FORGED PRESCRIPTION or DOCUMENT.When a bank teller is given a check by someone who is not authorized to issue the check with the intent to deceive the bank and/or the bank teller, it's called "UTTERING A FORGED INSTRUMENT (or DOCUMENT").

Either way, SOCIETY (and the law) dictates that they get arrested, they go to jail, and then they go to court to be held accountable for their actions. Same principle, in this case. At least it SHOULD be !!

The decision, by Carver County Attorney Metz's Office, of not to pursue this complaint any further,  requires MUCH CLOSER SCRUTINY by an impartial agency. While the identity of the accused, and his alleged criminal act(s) are publicly known, the REFUSAL of the Carver County Attorney's Office to take SWIFT, PROPER and APPROPRIATE action, as REQUIRED BY LAW, the desire of the Carver County Attorney's Office to keep the identity of potential 'accomplices' concealed because of their involvement and status within Carver County and the related 'legal community' itself, REEKS of IMPROPRIETY !!

With that type of attitude, thinking and 'behavior', it's EASY TO SEE  why CARVER COUNTY TAXPAYERS JUST PAID OUT $450,000.00 BECAUSE CARVER COUNTY OFFICIALS, (Including Carver County Attorney Mark Metz) RELEASED PRIVATE INFORMATION regarding a case in which his Office was involved, AND MADE THAT PRIVATE INFORMATION PUBLICLY AVAILABLE !!

Also, please see Minnesota Statute 609.43 Subdivision 4 of the Minnesota Criminal Code; "MISCONDUCT OF PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE". Additionally, by refusing to take any action, isn't Carver County Attorney Mark Metz, himself, likewise guilty of violating Subdivision 1 of that same Minnesota Statute ?? It is the Carver County Attorney's job to PROSECUTE those who BREAK THE LAW, REGARDLESS OF WHO THEY ARE; not to SHIELD THEM FROM PROSECUTION because of WHO THEY ARE !! 'SELECTIVE CRIMINAL PROSECUTION' in Carver County involving 'PUBLIC OFFICIALS' ?? Cue CBS NEWS SIXTY MINUTES, DATELINE NBC, ABC's 20/20 and all the rest.

I have always been, and will ALWAYS continue to be, a loyal and staunch supporter of 'First Responders'; the Police Officers, the Firefighters, the Emergency Medical Services Personnel, the 9-1-1 Dispatchers and our Military; my Websites, and my Weekly Internet Shows, convey that fact adequately, emphatically and unquestionably. I realize that everybody is all concerned about holding local Police Officers accountable; I 'get that'. But don't judge the entire Law Enforcement Profession and the deplorable and 'stupid' acts and decisions of a few of the 'rogue ones', that EVERY profession has. Also, how about holding ALL other City, County and State 'Public Officials' accountable ?? That CERTAINLY would solve the problem we're now facing here, in the CITY OF HAMBURG AND in CARVER COUNTY !! Think about that; even if for just a minute.

ALL County Attorneys have the ETHICAL, MORAL & LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY  to criminally, and IMPARTIALLY, prosecute ANYONE who breaks the law; REGARDLESS OF WHO THEY ARE, THEIR PROFESSION or THEIR STANDING IN THE COMMUNITY !! A criminal is a criminal is a criminal and MUST be dealt with swiftly, appropriately and according to law. 'Cozy relationships' with local elected 'Public Officials' are detrimental to, and demolish, the ethical, moral and legal responsibilities of the proper, impartial administration of the Criminal Justice System that citizens deserve and demand, of those person(s) accused. 

The Carver County Attorney's Office FAILED MISERABLY in their (statutory) duty and responsibility to Carver County residents to act impartially and responsibly, because of the identity and 'position'(s) of current, and former, CITY OF HAMBURG PUBLIC OFFICIAL(s) INVOLVED and the possibility of WHO ELSE WILL ALSO BE IMPLICATED is taking place in the City of Hamburg. Don't 'dance around' what's taking place; call it what it is: A 'COVER-UP" !!

In OUR America, citizens EXPECT that persons who violate the law, (especially 'PUBLIC OFFICIALS') will be held accountable for their actions; REGARDLESS of who they are, the 'position' that they hold or how important they think they may be. It's as simple as that !! The fine residents of  Carver County EXPECT and DESERVE, 'transparency' and impartiality from, and within, the Carver County Attorney's Office. That HASN'T BEEN ALLOWED TO HAPPENED in this case; because of who is involved as well as who else will also be implicated, once a vigorous and thorough investigation is conducted by an 'outside', independent Agency !!

Then, and ONLY then, will true and proper Justice, be served. Yes; it's as simple as that !!  BE SAFE, WASH YOUR HANDS, WEAR FACE MASKS, STAY HOME IF YOU'RE SICK and PRACTICE 'SOCIAL DISTANCING' !!

**(You can read the entire, unedited letter that I received from Deputy Carver County Attorney Peter Ivy; I've made it available on my Website; PLEASE CLICK HERE. Corroborating documentation, evidence and other information was sent to Mr. Metz on March 3rd, 2020 and is already available on this Website and related Webpages.

Because Carver County Attorney Metz has 'closed' my report without taking any action, a copy of my five page, March 3rd letter may be obtained by anyone so interested by contacting the Carver County Attorney, Mark Metz,  c/o Carver County Attorney's Offce, 604 East 4th Street, Chaska, Minnesota 55318; telephone number 952-361-1400.) If the Carver County Attorney's Office tells you that you can't have a copy because my letter to Carver County Attorney Metz contains 'personal information' about those involved, please tell them that you'll accept a 'redacted' copy of my March 3, 2020 letter, and it's contents, to Carver County Attorney Metz.

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             $15,000.000
           TAXPAYER DOLLARS
To Have Them
CUT DOWN &
REMOVED !!
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MINNESOTA STATUTE 609.43
MISCONDUCT OF PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE

A public officer or employee who does any of the following, for which no other sentence is specifically provided by law, may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than one year or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both:

(1) intentionally fails or refuses to perform a known mandatory, nondiscretionary, ministerial duty of the office or employment within the time or in the manner required by law; or

(2) in the capacity of such officer or employee, does an act knowing it is in excess of lawful authority or knowing it is forbidden by law to be done in that capacity; or

(3) under pretense or color of official authority intentionally and unlawfully injures another in the other's person, property, or rights; or

(4) in the capacity of such officer or employee, makes a return, certificate, official report, or other like document having knowledge it is false in any
material respect.
WITHOUT QUESTION .....

Any e-mail message sent
by the City Of Hamburg
certainly could be defined
and classified as an
"other like document" !!
Minnesota Statute 628.61 Subdivision 3 states that a
GRAND JURY SHALL INQUIRE ".....into the willful and corrupt misconduct in office of all public officers in the county."
PLEASE CLICK HERE.

I Assumed (incorrectly)  That The Same Principle Stated
Above On The United States Supreme Court Building
Also Applies  In Carver County.

Ah; Just One More Thing........
Minnesota Statute 628.61 Subdivision 3
states that a
GRAND JURY
SHALL INQUIRE
".....into the willful and corrupt misconduct in office of ALL  public officers in the county."

WHY DIDN'T THE
CARVER COUNTY
ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
PROSECUTE
(OR EVEN INVESTIGATE)
THE ALLEGATION OF
MISCONDUCT OF A
PUBLIC OFFICER ??

To See The Minnesota Law That REQUIRES
A Grand Jury To Be Empanelled In
Misconduct  Of Public Officials,
  PLEASE CLICK HERE.

And, if
MORE THAN ONE  CITY
OFFICIAL IS INVOLVED,
ANYONE  with half a a brain
knows that's called a
CONSPIRACY !!

(Please CLICK HERE For Definition)




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LOTS OF DRAMA IN SOME OTHER MINNESOTA CITIES & AT
THE STATE CAPITOL

In ST. PAUL, The  MINNESOTA LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR
Referred To The
MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT Of HUMAN SERVICES
29 MILLION TAXPAYER DOLLAR'S
OVERPAYMENT
As
'TROUBLING  DYSFUNCTION'.
The
MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT Of
HUMAN SERVICES
Also Reportedly
BROKE THE LAW 200 TIMES;
The
DHS CHIEF FINANCIAL
OFFICER ADMITTED GUILT !!

LOCAL GOVERNMENT 'MIRROR'S STATE &
FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS

While I FULLY AGREE With Special Agent Sanborn, There
STILL Are Elected Officials,
RECEIVING TAXPAYER DOLLARS
That
DON'T THINK THEY ARE 'ACCOUNTABLE' OR
ARE REQUIRED TO 'PLAY BY THE RULES' !!

For Example.......

In BRAINERD, Teacher Resigns After Posting
'Troubling' Social Media Posts Surrounding
The Death Of George Floyd.

In DAYTON, Mayor Pleads Guilty To Mishandling City's Annual Festival Funds.

In DULUTH, City Attorney Resigns After Being Suspended For Nearly Two Months; Investigation
Finds Evidence Backing Allegations Of
'Inappropriate Statements'.

In CLOQUET, Fired Police Officer Sues The Carlton County Attorney, City Of Cloquet & Cloquet City
Council Member For Civil Rights Violations.

In CROSBY, Ex-Mayor Sues Former Police Chief and Former Police Lieutenant For Defamation. 

In In EAGAN, Long Time Mayor Crashes His Vehicle
With Blood-Alcohol Concentration Of 0.19%;
Nearly Three Times The Legal Limit.

In EAST GRAND FORKS, Widow Claims Her Deceased Husband's Lawyer 'Funnelled' $5 MILLION Estate
To Local Church.

In ELYSIAN, Mayor Being Sued For Defamation In Fatal Officer Involved Shooting Of Philando Castile.

In FAIRMONT, City Attorney Already Gone; City Administrator Agrees To Leave After Dozens
Of  Mishandled Criminal Cases Were Discovered
By Police; Suspects Never Charged,
Statute of Limitations Expires.

In HASTINGS, Long Time Fire Chief Is Suspended, Then Resigns After Displaying A 'Lack Of Judgement',
Endangering City Firefighters
And Damaging City Property.

In INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Hostile Work Conditions  Alleged After Allegations Of Bullying, Retaliation,
And Sexism Made Against City Administrator;
Receives Three Day Suspension.

In ISANTI, Police Chief Fired For Lying Under Oath, Tampering With Witnesses; Couldn't Be Trusted In
Court According To City & Court Documents,
City Attorney Quits After Television Investigative
Report Reveals His 'Questionable Decisions'
In Dealing With The City's Police Chief.

In JORDAN, A City Council Member Is Removed From
All 'Committee Assignments'  After Complaint.

In LAKELAND, Mayor Locks The Doors Of City Hall;
City Council Strips Him Of Most Of His Powers.

In LINO LAKES, Associate Warden Of State
Prison Charged With Domestic Violence.

In PRIOR LAKE, Former City Manager Pleads
Guilty To Domestic Assault; Was
Sentenced February 3rd.

In RAMSEY COUNTY, Deputy Manager of Health and Wellness Resigns The Same Day That He Was
Placed On Paid Administrative Leave While
The County Investigates Allegations of
“Serious Misconduct” .

In ROCHESTER, City Residents Became 'Up In Arms' When They Learned That Their Elected City Officials Proposed A Substantial Pay Raise For
Themselves: 109% For The Mayor, 134% For The
Council President and 142% For Other City Council Members and ".....slipped into the new business
hoping your constituents wouldn’t find out
about it until after the fact.”
(NOTE: The City Of Hamburg has the 'corner' on that !!
It's referred to as the 'Consent Agenda'.)

In TOWER, Former Mayor,
City Clerk Charged With
Criminal Misconduct.

In VADNAIS HEIGHTS, City Council Member Resigns After Admitting Writing Nearly 40 Inflammatory
Social Media Posts Disparaging Muslims and
Gay And Transgender People.

In HAMBURG, A Tiny City In Southwestern Carver
County With Only 516 Residents, A FORMER CITY
COUNCIL MEMBER IS SUING THE CITY
and, if victorious, could potentially
BANKRUPT THE CITY !!

And, As A Direct Result, The CARVER
COUNTY ATTORNEY Has IMPLICATED HIMSELF
Because Of His FAILURE To FULFILL HIS STATUTORY
OBLIGATION To PROPERLY and THOROUGHLY
INVESTIGATE The MISCONDUCT OF
HAMBURG PUBLIC OFFICERS When Brought
To His Attention, Because Of The IDENTITY, And Their
POSITION, Of Those PERSONS INVOLVED !!

In Addition To Advising Residents Of A Potential 10% INCREASE IN HAMBURG PROPERTY TAXES, A Recent Document Sent To Hamburg City Residents Regarding The City's 2020 Budget Stated, "In Regards to Lawyer Fees, That One Is Going To Depend On The Pending Litigation With Property Owned In The Heart Of Hamburg."

"We Are Working Diligently With The City Attorney To Get Within The Ballpark Of Potential Legal Fees."

Learning this, I actually requested various documents from the City of Hamburg on October 15th, to find out exactly what's taking place in our City that nobody seems to want to talk about publicly.

Finally, on Friday, November 15th; ONE MONTH AFTER I made my initial request for information to the City of Hamburg, I received a written response (NOT from the City), but from Kelly Dohm, (Hamburg's equivalent of Nancy Pelosi), an attorney affilliated with

Melchert, Hubert & Sjodin

the HIGH PRICED Waconia based law firm that City Officials chose, and continue to choose, to represent 'all of us' in all of the City's VERY EXTENSIVE 'legal matters'.


This Whole 'Thing'
"SMELLS
BAD";
REAL BAD !!

And It All Began To 'SMELL' EVEN WORSE When The Mayor's Term
Of Office Was CHANGED From
TWO Years To FOUR YEARS
Shortly After The
CURRENT MAYOR CHRIS LUND
Took Office !!

Can You Spell
P-O-W-E-R-G-R-A-B ?

The LONGER The City Waited To PUBLICLY RELEASE The Requested Information, The More 'Suspicious' It Appeared And The WORSE It Made Our City, And It's City Officials, Look  !!

As I've stated previously,  this latest 'mess' recently uncovered (that has been going on for MORE THAN A YEAR within the City of Hamburg and has "VICTORIA" written all over it !!

Residents will recall a few years ago when
HAMBURG
CITY OFFICIALS WASTED
Yet  ANOTHER $50,000.00
TAXPAYER DOLLARS IN LEGAL FEES !!

When Hamburg Residents Found Out About That (Via My Website, I Might Add) They Were OUTRAGED !!

To this day I personally hold Hamburg's CURRENT MAYOR CHRIS LUND (Hamburg's equivalent to Adam Schiff) FULLY RESPONSIBLE for THAT HORRENDOUS WASTE OF TAXPAYER MONEY
as a result of his REPREHENSIBLE ACTIONS
in Hamburg's
'DOG & PONY SHOW'









Dohm's two page letter that I received is now available on my HAMBURG MINNESOTA Webpage. Dohm's letter was also accompanied by a Compact Disk containing relative documents.

I've FINALLY received the 35 PAGE 'Summons & 'Complaint' dated July 30, 2019 and the many accompanying documents served upon the City (made up of residents like YOU and me) and the Response by the City of Hamburg, consisting of approximately a similar number of pages.

Initially, I was going to post the entire civil lawsuit and accompanying documents on this Webpage so that they would be available for everyone to read. However, once I realized the massive number of pages (75+) and documents involved, it is NOT PRACTICAL for me to do that.

Instead, I strongly urge ANYONE, City resident or not, to contact the City of Hamburg and request a copy of the lawsuit against the City, and the related documents. The telephone number of the Hamburg City Hall is (952) 467-3232; or you can e-mail the Hambureg City Clerk/Treasurer at cityadmin@cityofhamburgmn.com.

'CLOSED' CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS
that I suspected for a long
time had taken place, where
HAMBURG RESIDENTS
and everybody else were/are
PROHIBITED FROM ATTENDING
have also now been
VERIFIED !!

AT LEAST

THREE 'CLOSED' CITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS TOOK PLACE
at which this matter was
PRIVATELY DISCUSSED !!
(See MINNESOTA 'OPEN MEETING' Law)

It seems, at least to me, like there's a major 'cover-up' taking place with our City Officials; ESPECIALLY since I've previously 'caught' the City of Hamburg LYING TO ME !!

Information that the City of Hamburg
sent to me via a DOCMENTED e-mail PROVED, WITHOUT QUESTION, to be FALSE, once I was able check it out TWICE; which obviously RAISES  ANOTHER SERIOUS QUESTION: Did a Hamburg Public Official 'make up' this lie that they told to me on their own ??

Or, was the City of Hamburg
TOLD TO AGREE TO LIE TO ME
BY THE CITY ATTORNEY
And/Or By
OTHER CITY OFFICIALS ??

Whatever Took Place, I've Posted The
IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE
On My HAMBURG MINNESOTA  Webpage Showing
That The CITY OF HAMBURG LIED To One Of It's RESIDENTS !!

You'll Also Learn More Of What's Taking Place In
Our City By It's Elected, And Other, City Officials.

To Visit That Webpage
PLEASE CLICK HERE

Also, Here's A Message Received
From One (Of Many) Visitors To My
HAMBURG MINNESOTA Webpage:

"Keep the fight going! A liar is a liar and
it will be exposed soon enough."

when he was a
HAMBURG CITY COUNCILMAN
before being elected as
HAMBURG'S MAYOR !!

WHY is the audio quality of Hamburg City Council Meetings so poor ?

And WHY did the City Council decide to 'minimize' the amount
of information contained in the published 'Minutes' of its meetings ??

To see the City's response,
PLEASE CLICK HERE.

What's taking place in Hamburg is of such similar magnitude
as to what took place in VICTORIA and yet

ANOTHER HUGE WASTE OF
TAXPAYER DOLLARS

that the City Of Hamburg, once again, deserves its  own Webpage; replete with associated, supporting documents.

PLEASE CLICK HERE

To visit my 'resurrected'
HAMBURG WEBPAGE
to learn about some of what's taking place in
our friendly (but highly taxed) southwestern
Carver County (Minnesota) City.

Please Visit My HAMBURG MINNESOTA Webpage To See How Our Property Taxes INCREASED FROM $1,790.00 in 2013 to $2,534.00 in 2019 !!

Other than the LAWYERS, WHERE ARE OUR
TAX DOLLARS GOING ??

"The public trusts that their government officials are
honest and will always work in the best interests
of the citizens they represent."

Jill Sanborn,
Former Special Agent In Charge
FBI - Minneapolis Office
I'm  sure that everyone, ESPECIALLY
HAMBURG RESIDENTS,
will be
DISMAYED
to learn that as of December  31, 2019

BY THEIR VERY
OWN ADMISSION,
HAMBURG CITY OFFICIALS HAVE ALREADY SPENT
ABOUT $30,000.00
OF OUR HARD EARNED
TAXPAYER DOLLARS

SO FAR ON THIS 'MATTER'  and
you KNOW IN YOUR HEART that the
LEGAL BILLS ARE ONLY GOING TO CONTINUE TO INCREASE
SUBSTANTIALLY !!
I DID
THEY  DIDN'T !!