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PostSubject: Is Lang's witch hunt over?   Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:47 pm

The City Administrator with his two stooges conducted the witch hunt of Ortonville. The precedent set during this witch hunt of law enforcement will have a long term instability until the error is corrected.

The Mayor made being not only an employee of Ortonville unstable, but has demoralized almost all city employees. The message he sent was if an officer arrests the wrong person he will have the mayor to account to. If Mr. Horman arrests his buddy will Mr. Horman have another meeting in front of the entire community?

The whole purpose of the civil commission is to de-politicize the hiring and firing of employees. The fact that these three men paid no attention to the law is a gross injustice in which they owe an apology to the victims.

This nation is a nation of laws not of men. These three men not only refused to follow the law they pretended to be above the law. Mr. Lang changes the law to fit his goal. The law changes all of the time to fit his agenda.

Mayor Blair as you claim this site is personal against you, imagine what your personal attacks against Mr. Horman did to his family. The sleepless nights, the gossip and the notice of the special meeting. This was cruel and personal. You had a job to make sure the ordinances were followed and when you failed to fulfill this duty because of your personal agenda you breached your trust with the citizens that voted for you.

Mr. Ash you also had a duty to independently give the law and follow any past precedences. The leash you have given Mr. Lang is undeserved. To blindly follow a man who can not even keep accurate notes is misplaced trust. Perhaps you should be the one in contact with the League instead of relying on Mr. Lang.

For the last four years a small group of people have created havoc with our law enforcement. It is time to quit. This group continues to threaten those of us who disagree. Perhaps this is why they want no law enforcement. They desire to control and break laws, or at a minimum not follow the existing law.

This small group of people prevent open minds with intellect to prevail. They have driven this community 10 years in the back woods instead of moving this community in a positive direction.

On the other hand the three stooges have a golf course and balanced the budget by taxing the elderly and making children pay for their golfing by increasing the swimming fees.('talking')

I have a solution. Meet only once before the next election. The more you meet the more damage to the community you create. Silence is bliss and may the three of you exercise your right to remain silent.
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PostSubject: ORTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA Monday, April 20, 2009 7:00 P. M.   Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:50 pm

ORTONVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING
CITY OFFICE MEETING ROOM
315 Madison Avenue, Ortonville, MN
Monday, April 20, 2009
7:00 P. M.
The City Council is provided background information for agenda items in advance by City staff and appointed commissions, committees and boards. Decisions are based on this information, as well as City policy and practices, input from constituents and a Council Member’s personal judgment. If you have comments, questions or information that has not been presented or discussed regarding an agenda item, please stand up to be recognized by the Mayor during the “Citizens to be Heard” item on the agenda. Please state your name and address for the record.
1. Call to Order and Roll Call
2. Agenda Amendments
3. City Attorney Reports & Recommendations
a. Update: Acquiring Easements-Sanitary Sewer Forcemain; Utility and Street Improvements-McCloud Street
b. Resolution: First Reading of Ordinance 09-06, An Ordinance Amending
Chapter 31.06 of the Administrative Code Pertaining to the Creation, Powers and Duties of the Health Care Board.
4. Bids (If Needed)
5. Public Hearing (If Needed)
6. Recognitions/Presentations/Introductions
a. Library Gates Computer Grant Information – Vicki Grimli
b. OAHS Monthly Presentation - CEO Rick Ash & CFO Jim Foster
1. Board Report
2. Medical Staff
3. Building Project
4. Equipment
c. Resolution: Approving OAHS Purchase of Omnicell Pharmacy Medication
Management System (PMMS) $149,247.35 and PMMS Emergency Care Unit
$39,300.20.
d. Resolution: Approving OAHS Purchase of CT Scanner $450,000.00
7. Citizens to be heard
All comments are encouraged and appreciated. We ask that you keep your comments as brief as possible and, if you are here with a group of citizens regarding the same topic, have one representative speak for the group.
a. Repair of Underground Utility Line – Dusty Lane - Terry LaVoie
8. * Consent Agenda
*All items marked with an asterisk (*) are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be acted upon by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless the Mayor or any Council Member or citizen so requests, in which case the item will be removed from the General Order of Business and considered in its normal sequence on the agenda. The agenda items in bold print need to be acted upon by
Council.
a. *Approve Minutes of City Council Regular Meeting April 6, 2009
b. *Approve Minutes of City Special Meeting April 13, 2009
c. *Approve the Addition of Craig Danielson, Dawn Koch, Robin Johnson and Marle Olson to the Ortonville Ambulance Roster
d. *Approve the Addition of Jason Barse and Alex Johnson to the Ortonville Fire Department Roster
e. *Approve Golf Course Superintendent Recommendation to Hire Isaac Oakes and Shane Howe for General Maintenance Positions and Joshua Zinski for Golf Course Marshall – Golf Step 1 at $7.23/Hour
9. Recommendations of Citizen Boards, Committees and Commissions
a. Street Committee Recommendation: Approve Awarding of 2009 Bids for
Materials and Labor for Street and Sidewalk Repairs
b. Street Committee Recommendation: To Send a City Council Letter to the
Minnesota Department of Transportation Regarding the Condition of Second
Avenue (Main Street)
10. Reports From Council Committees
a. EDA Board – TIF District Creation & Timeline – John Cunningham
11. Unfinished Business
a.
12. New Business
a. Approve Expenditures
b. Resolution Approving 2009 Meander Art Crawl Sponsor Request -
$500.00
c. Resolution Approving Airport 2009 Taxiway & Apron Project Plans and
Specifications and Ordering Advertisement for Bids
13. City Clerk-Administrator Reports & Recommendations
a. Update: Small Cities Development Grant Program
b. Update: Columbian Hotel
c. Ortonville TIF District Creation and Potential TIF Bond Issue
d. Economic Stimulus Information-Modify, Upgrade, Construct Fire Stations
e. Sanitary Sewer Forcemain Improvements along Big Stone Lake; Street and Utility
Improvements on McCloud Street
f. Library Steps Grant Update
13. City Clerk-Administrator Reports & Recommendations (cont.)
g. MN Housing Finance Agency-Affordable Housing Financing
h. COPS Hiring Recovery Program
i. 2009-2010 Local Government Aid Updates LMC & CGMC
j. Sanitary Sewer Forcemain Project along Big Stone Lake-Easements
k. Federal Stimulus Infrastructure Funding Update - Regional Resource Fair 04-21-09
l. MRES Bright Energy Solutions Rollout – Week of April 20, 2009
14. Executive Session
15. Adjournment
Additional Information Contained in Packet
• Street Committee Agenda 04-08-09 (Appears Under Recommendations)
• Street Committee Minutes 04-08-09
• Heritage Preservation Commission Meeting Agenda 04-15-09
• Heritage Preservation Commission Meeting Minutes 04-01-09
• Ortonville Park Board Minutes 04-15-09 (No Quorum – No Meeting)
• Upper MN Valley Regional Development Commission Agenda 04-21-09
• Economic Development Authority Minutes 04-01-09
• Economic Development Authority Agenda 04-15-09
• Golf Board Meeting Minutes 04-08-09
• Safety Training Syllabus 04-13-09
• OAHS Health Care Board Meeting Minutes 03-30-09 (Appears Under Presentations)
• MN Council of Airports Monthly New Update 04-09
• Pioneerland Library System Meeting Agenda 04-16-09
• Statement of Reserves & Cash Accounts March 31, 2009
POSTING STATEMENT
This agenda was posted for public review in the office of the Clerk-Administrator on April 17,
2009.
__________________________ _________________
Clerk/Administrator Date
Please contact the office of the City Clerk/Administrator (839-3428) if auxiliary aids or services
are required to attend the meeting (ten hours notice is required).
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PostSubject: Re: Is Lang's witch hunt over?   Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:28 am

How come the Police Comm. report back to city council is not on the agenda? I heard the Police Comm. met and sent a letter back .....so....wheres the report back???? What...did they find nothing wrong & the city administratortrying to sweep it under the carpet "cuz the city council is found to look petty and stupid? What are they trying to hide? Is this starting to look like a personal attack on the city cops or the city PD? Or can so the city council can publicly make a city officier look bad--(and from what I read in the paper--they were very petty things and were based on little fact or investigation) and then won't follow up and let the city know or clear his name publicly? What kind of people control the agenda? or are on the city council? Who controls the agenda and who feeds the info....whats the feeling out there?

Also, has anyone else heard anything about the city attorney having an IRS tax lien againist him for not paying his taxes?
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PostSubject: Re: Is Lang's witch hunt over?   Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:41 am

Mouthpiece....I don't think so....I base my guess by the fact that the report from the Police Comm. is not on the agenda. They had not problem putting on there the allegations against Mr. Hormann....where's the report? Who's next? Are they done with him if this clears him? Which I assume it will based on what I read on the paper as they were pretty petty stuff and as Mr.Hormann stated...there was no violation of law, policy or procedure....could anyone else in the city government or city council have been treated as such? and gotten away with it? This is all just so sad. Why don't more citizens speak up or do anything?
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