Our Mission

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Lake County Health and Human Services envisions a healthy and safe community existing to promote optimal health, protect those who are unable to protect themselves and assist and support self-sufficiency.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING AMENDMENTS TO
THE LAKE COUNTY FOOD AND BEVERAGE ORDINANCE #7

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING ON MARCH 12, 2019, AT 2:30 P.M. IN THE LAKE COUNTY SERVICE CENTER, 616 THIRD AVENUE, TWO HARBORS, MINNESOTA FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSIDERING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO LAKE COUNTY FOOD AND BEVERAGE ORDINANCE #7.  ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING TO GIVE INPUT.  WRITTEN COMMENTS MAY ALSO BE SUBMITTED TO THE LAKE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR’S OFFICE, 616 THIRD AVENUE, TWO HARBORS, MN 55616 PRIOR TO THE HEARING.

IN SUMMARY, THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS WOULD:

  • ADOPT AND CONFORM TO THE NEW MINNESOTA FOOD CODE (MINNESOTA RULES CHAPTER 4626), WHICH BECAME EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019;
  • ADD THE FOLLOWING NEW LOCAL REQUIREMENTS (NOT INCLUDED IN THE MINNESOTA FOOD CODE):
    • Certified Food Protection Manager must be on duty during all hours of operation, as well as at special events;
    • Hot water must be available at hand sinks used by employees;
    • Minnesota Food Code and Lake County Food and Beverage Ordinance must be available and accessible by employees;
  • ALLOW FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE IF AN ESTABLISHMENT MAKES EXTENSIVE CHANGES AFTER PLAN REVIEW HAS BEEN SUBMITTED;
  • DEFINE TERMS THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY NOT DEFINED; AND
  • CLARIFY LANGUAGE AND CORRECT GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION

A DRAFT OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE LAKE COUNTY FOOD AND BEVERAGE ORDINANCE  #7 CAN BE VIEWED ON THE LAKE COUNTY WEBSITE: WWW.CO.LAKE.MN.US.  COPIES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE LAKE COUNTY AUDITOR’S OFFICE DURING REGULAR OFFICE HOURS, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.

Proposed Amended Food and Beverage Ordinance


Directory of Services Link
Lake County Health and Human Services is pleased to announce its new electronic Directory of Services.  The directory is intended to be an easy-to-use information resource to connect Lake County residents that are in need of help or support with services that are available to them in the local area.     


The directory is categorized by area of need.  For example, if you need help with food, click on the “Food” link to see an alphabetical list of all organizations in the area that provide food support.  Listings include a description of the service available as well as contact information for the organization providing the service, including a link to their website.

 
Agency Program Areas Include:

Child Support is money some parents pay to other people to support their children. The Court orders the support. The support may be part of a Court Order in a divorce or legal separation, paternity action, order for protection, child custody action or a separate child support action. Some services provided are locating parents, establishing parentage, establishing Court Orders for child, medical and/or child care support and collection and
processing payments.


Financial Assistance is the name given to assistance programs available to people who qualify according to state and federal guidelines of income and assets.  These programs include cash assistance, child care assistance, food support, health care and emergency assistance.

Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health. Some services provided by the Public Health Department are WIC, family home visiting, footcare and immunizations.

Environmental Health is composed of services that include food and beverage, lodging, youth camp and public pool licensing and radon education. 

Social Services is composed of services that include adoption assistance, adult, family and children’s services, chemical and mental health services, elderly and disability services, foster care and child care licensing and community education and prevention services.  


Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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