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Memorial Day: Who deserves recognition?

Memorial Day: Who deserves recognition?

The Real Meaning of This Holiday Too often people with good intentions and heart-felt gratitude feel obligated to thank veterans for their service on Memorial Day. But this day is not for us veterans who have served. We’re still here. The ones who deserve your thanks...

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USERRA Violations: A Prescription for Disaster

USERRA Violations: A Prescription for Disaster

USERRA Compliance Alert: Violating the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act can cause serious side effects. Once again, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has shown its willingness to pursue Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act...

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Walmart Agrees to $14 Million USERRA Settlement

Walmart Agrees to $14 Million USERRA Settlement

USERRA Compliance Alert: Class Action Suit Arose From Walmart’s Non-Compliant Military Leave of Absence Policies The Uniformed Services Employment Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (“USERRA”) contains many pitfalls for unwary employers. It also imposes significant...

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Ratepayer voices still need to be heard.

Ratepayer voices still need to be heard.

Since April 2018, I have been a member of the Shakopee Public Utilities Commission (SPUC). During my tenure at SPUC, I have been proud to be part of the skilled, professional, and experienced men and women who serve Shakopee’s utilities users. Also, since September...

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What does Ehlers say about Shakopee’s water utility fees and charges?

What does Ehlers say about Shakopee’s water utility fees and charges?

At tonight’s Shakopee Public Utilities Commission meeting, a representative from Ehlers, Inc.*, an industry-leading municipal advisory firm, will be presenting the results of a study comparing Shakopee’s fees and rates to neighboring communities. This certainly sheds light on the current issues raised regarding our fees and charges.

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The shocking truth about SPU electric rates

The shocking truth about SPU electric rates

Shakopee’s citizens are now learning more about the economic realities and fairness of the Shakopee Public Utilities’ water fees and charges.
Squirrel!
But some are now shifting the debate to SPU’s electric rates, and claiming that “Xcel is cheaper than SPU.” Although the proposed petition…

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Will Shakopee get hosed by the City Council?

Will Shakopee get hosed by the City Council?

After 68 years in existence, the Shakopee Public Utilities (SPU) Commission has been under attack by the City Council since its December 2018 meeting. Partly about policy, these attacks have degenerated into ad hominem attacks against the Commissioners by suggestions of incompetence, unprofessionalism, and, just recently, self-dealing or corruption. Indeed, the City staff has resorted to suggestive language…

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General Legal Issues

ESGR + USERRA

Enlistees + Veterans

Utilities Management

Memorial Day: Who deserves recognition?

Memorial Day: Who deserves recognition?

The Real Meaning of This Holiday Too often people with good intentions and heart-felt gratitude feel obligated to thank veterans for their service on Memorial Day. But this day is not for us veterans who have served. We’re still here. The ones who deserve your thanks...

read more
USERRA Violations: A Prescription for Disaster

USERRA Violations: A Prescription for Disaster

USERRA Compliance Alert: Violating the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act can cause serious side effects. Once again, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has shown its willingness to pursue Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act...

read more
Walmart Agrees to $14 Million USERRA Settlement

Walmart Agrees to $14 Million USERRA Settlement

USERRA Compliance Alert: Class Action Suit Arose From Walmart’s Non-Compliant Military Leave of Absence Policies The Uniformed Services Employment Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (“USERRA”) contains many pitfalls for unwary employers. It also imposes significant...

read more
Ratepayer voices still need to be heard.

Ratepayer voices still need to be heard.

Since April 2018, I have been a member of the Shakopee Public Utilities Commission (SPUC). During my tenure at SPUC, I have been proud to be part of the skilled, professional, and experienced men and women who serve Shakopee’s utilities users. Also, since September...

read more
What does Ehlers say about Shakopee’s water utility fees and charges?

What does Ehlers say about Shakopee’s water utility fees and charges?

At tonight’s Shakopee Public Utilities Commission meeting, a representative from Ehlers, Inc.*, an industry-leading municipal advisory firm, will be presenting the results of a study comparing Shakopee’s fees and rates to neighboring communities. This certainly sheds light on the current issues raised regarding our fees and charges.

read more
The shocking truth about SPU electric rates

The shocking truth about SPU electric rates

Shakopee’s citizens are now learning more about the economic realities and fairness of the Shakopee Public Utilities’ water fees and charges.
Squirrel!
But some are now shifting the debate to SPU’s electric rates, and claiming that “Xcel is cheaper than SPU.” Although the proposed petition…

read more
Will Shakopee get hosed by the City Council?

Will Shakopee get hosed by the City Council?

After 68 years in existence, the Shakopee Public Utilities (SPU) Commission has been under attack by the City Council since its December 2018 meeting. Partly about policy, these attacks have degenerated into ad hominem attacks against the Commissioners by suggestions of incompetence, unprofessionalism, and, just recently, self-dealing or corruption. Indeed, the City staff has resorted to suggestive language…

read more

General Legal Issues

ESGR

Utilities Management