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No. A County Solid Waste Hauler license is not required when hauling C&D waste to a C&D landfill. However, if you collect C&D waste and bring it to the Ponderosa, you may need a hauler license, because the Ponderosa is an MSW landfill.
Contact the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency ((800) 657-3864) prior to demolishing your structure. In some cases, asbestos inspections may be required prior to demolition. A pre-demolition notification may also be required.
*For the purpose of Item #1, notwithstanding Minn. Stat. 245.462, Subd. 20, or Minn. Stat. 245.4871, Subd. 15, mental illness does not include autism or other pervasive developmental disorders.
These indicators alone may not mean that drug dealing is occurring. However, some of them happening together may indicate a problem.
Customers of drug houses often generate money through criminal activity other than drug dealing, such as burglary, theft, robbery, identity theft, and prostitution. Often times the customers will commit these crimes to generate money to pay for their drug habit. This can also have a negative impact on the neighborhood.
Call Molly Kjellesvig at (507) 304-4251 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application form.
Contact Ken Frederick- Hazardous Waste Specialist at 507-304-4251.
When all application information has been received, a background study is successfully completed, and fees are paid, a licensing home visit inspection is scheduled. Once the inspection is completed and all other requirements are met, licensing staff recommends that the Minnesota Department of Human Services issue a license.
Orientation Information Letter
Before implementation of NETStudy 2.0, Blue Earth County will charge an applicant a non-refundable total fee of $100.00 to cover the background study ($50.00) and licensing services ($50.00). After NETStudy 2.0, the following non-refundable fees will apply:
Blue Earth County prioritizes the relicensing of existing providers before proceeding with licensing new applicants. There are busier times of the year for which a delay may occur due to the relicensing workload of the licensing staff.
As of 2018, there are around 100 licensed child care homes serving about 1,200 children.
* Newsletters with important child care information, including training opportunities and legislative updates.* Licensing staff are available during working hours to supply state and local licensing and best-practice information, as well as to answer questions you may have.* Providing health and safety information.* Referral to community resources.
* First aid.* CPR.* Safe sleep practices (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome prevention) and Shaken Baby Syndrome.
* Child Growth and Development.
* Supervising for Safety.
It could react with certain types of medicines. Please drop this off at the Hazardous Waste Facility!
For information related to immunizations, please visit the MN Department of Health's Immunization webpage.
Please fill out an online request here or contact the Immtrack Office at 651-201-3980.
The CDC has a multiple resources available here.
Most of it is sorted mechanically at a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), rather than by hand. The methods employed include air currents, eddy currents, magnets, optical sorters, and other means.
On average, paper products may be recycled seven times before the fibers are too short to be reused, and wash away in the recycling process.
Some residential and many businesses have waste strength that is higher than what can be handled in a conventional system. Some soil treatment areas need to have additional help to deal with the waste strength. Some lots do not have the space available to put in a full sized system and additionally treated wastes have options for a smaller drainfield.
Septic system types (Mounds, Atgrades, Trenches) are determined by the soil conditions present in the exact area that a system is located. The exact determination can be looked at utilizing either soil probe cores or soil pits dug into the ground. From these the soils characteristics and the location of seasonal groundwater saturation can be seen. These determine the type, elevation and size of the system.
All referrals for the South Central Supportive Housing Initiative and Blue Earth County Housing Support - LTH are received from the River Valleys Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry System (CES).
For more information about coordinated entry, please go to: River Valleys Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry System (CES).
South Central Supportive Housing Initiative and Blue Earth County Housing Support - LTH does not maintain a waiting list. All referrals for the rental assistance subsidies and case management services provided by the Supportive Housing Programs must come from the River Valleys Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry System (CES).
For more information about coordinated entry please go to: River Valleys Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry System (CES).
Yes, but the South Central Supportive Housing Initiative Blue Earth County Housing Support - LTH is only able to assist participants who are enrolled in the programs.
The South Central Supportive Housing Initiative, through a partnership with Hearth Connection, is able to provide subsidies through several different funding sources.
•Continuum of Care (CoC) rental assistance subsidies may be available for persons who meet the definition of “Chronically Homeless.”
•Minnesota Housing Finance Agency rental assistance subsidies may be available for persons who meet the definition of “Long-Term Homeless.”
•All of the rental assistance subsidies are similar to Section 8. They are based on 30% of a household’s income and all rental units must pass a Housing Quality Standards Inspection. An annual recertification process is performed to assure that all guidelines continue to be met (including, but not limited to income review and housing inspection).
•All rental assistance subsidies provided through the South Central Supportive Housing Initiative require cooperation with case management services.
Housing Support - LTH is not a subsidy, rather a state-funded program that provides help with housing costs for eligible participants. Housing Support funds may pay rent, utilities, household needs, and, under some circumstances, food and/or services for individuals enrolled in the program.
Road ditches are not county ditches. Road ditches are the responsibility of the road authority.
The first step to solve the problem is to notify the county’s Drainage Management Coordinator. After the Drainage Management Coordinator has reviewed the problem, a plan will be made to solve the problem. Please call (507) 304-4251 to report the problem with the ditch.
The first step is to notify the county's Drainage Management Coordinator. He will work with you to ensure proper policies and the state's drainage laws are followed.
Establishing ditch buffers is not required for most repairs. Some repairs, such as re-sloping, require viewers and a buffer must be established.
Repairs are not intended to significantly increase hydraulic efficiency or capacity of the ditch. The term "repair," means to restore all or a part of a drainage system as nearly as practicable to the same condition as originally constructed and subsequently improved. Open ditch repairs include minor work such as spraying for weeds and brush, removal of isolated silt deposits, bridge or culvert cleaning, removal of vegetation, debris or other obstructions, fixing isolated side slope damage due to sloughing, fixing damage to culverts and fixing or installing erosion control structures. Repairs may also involve more extensive cleaning of the ditch bottom of silt deposits to bring the grade line and bottom width to originally constructed or subsequently improved conditions. Repairs on tile lines include repair or replacement of underground tile as well as the tile intakes and outlets.
An improvement project involves the enlarging, extending, straightening, or deepening of an established, previously constructed system. Generally an improvement project provides for the upgrading and enhancement of the existing system’s hydraulic capacity and drainage ability. Improvements must go through a hearing process that includes a determination of benefits.
The passport agency is experiencing unprecedented delays. Checktravel.state.gov for more information.
(Definition of "interested party")
* Duplicate Report - The County may screen out a report because the same incident/concerns have already been reported to the County and it has been investigated or is currently under investigation.
* Not a Maltreatment Allegation - Sometimes the County gets details of a situation which would not meet the criteria of an allegation of adult maltreatment. This does not happy very often, but these situations are not likely to result in harm to the person (i.e., the person does not have access to cable television).
(Definition of "vulnerable adult")
Effective January 14, 2021, the following MVTL fees apply:
For more information on other tests, contact MVTL direct at 800-782-3557.
Blue Earth County discontinued in-house water testing in 2010. As a convenience to residents, Blue Earth County worked out an arrangement with Minnesota Valley Testing Laboratories (MVTL) to provide these water testing services. MVTL water test kits can be picked up in the Property & Environmental Resources Department at 410 S. 5th Street, 2nd Floor, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. However, Monday is the only day of the week that samples can be dropped off for pickup and testing by MVTL. For other testing options, refer to the Yellow Pages, under Laboratories-Testing, or go to the MN Department of Health website for a list of Accredited Laboratories.
The Blue Earth County Property & Environmental Resources Department is once again administering a well sealing cost-share program in 2021. This marks the 31st consecutive year that we have administered a well sealing program. This program assists property owners with the costs to have old, unused wells properly sealed by a licensed contractor. All private, unsealed wells which have been replaced prior to 1989 are eligible for this program. Some years there are other sources of well sealing funding available from other agencies like the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Blue Earth County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD). To find out more about the County eligibility requirements, the amount of County funding available, how to obtain a County cost-share application, or to find out about other possible sources of funding, please contact Tim Grant at 507-304-4251.
When property changes ownership, the seller of the property is required to disclose to the buyer, the presence and status of ALL (in-use, not-in-use, or properly sealed) water wells located on the property. This document is required by State Law to be submitted to the Property & Environmental Resources Department - Customer Services & Records Division at the time of recording. If wells are not properly disclosed, the buyer has up to six (6) years to initiate civil action to recover the costs (including attorney’s fees) for properly sealing unused wells not properly identified on the disclosure. If the well status has not changed since the last well disclosure was filed, a new disclosure is not required.
Call or stop by the Blue Earth County Property & Environmental Resources Department to pick up a cost-share application. The cost-share application can also be downloaded from the County website. Fill out the required cost-share application and return it to the Property & Environment Resources Department.
Submit a well sealing cost-share application to the County for approval. Authorize the well contractor to do the work after receiving approval from the County. The well contractor must submit a copy of the final well sealing bill to the County along with the required Minnesota Department of Health well sealing log. The County will reimburse the contractor based on the final well sealing bill. The remaining balance of the bill is owed by the property owner.
Our well sealing cost-share program is run on a first-come first-serve basis until our funding is gone for the year. Wells which have been replaced with City water or a new well since 1989 are not eligible for this cost-share program.
Information on in-use wells can be obtained from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Minnesota Well Index or by calling the Blue Earth County Property & Environmental Resources Department (BECPER) - Property & Land Division / Wells & Septics (507-304-4251). Information on sealed wells can also be obtained by calling BECPER.
Additionally, a property owner may obtain well information from a local well contractor. Look for a contractor sticker on the well control panel or pressure tank. If there is no sticker, then call the nearest well contractor since they usually work a specific area around where their business is located. Information on the location of wells on a property may be obtained from the state’s well disclosure database or other county or city resources like building or zoning permits, septic system permits, etc.
When property changes ownership, the seller of the property is required to disclose to the buyer, the presence and status of ALL (in-use, not-in-use, or properly sealed) water wells located on the property. If the well status has not changed since the last well disclosure was filed, a new disclosure is not required. If the property has never had a well located on it, a well disclosure is not required. Well disclosure requirements started November 1, 1990 - so property transactions prior to that date will not have previously filed well disclosures.