This city WANTS a trump concentration camp:

The resolution below was passed by the City Council of Pine Island, Minnesota, on June 19, 2018.  The vote was 3-0, Mr. Hildebrand being absent.

 

What are we to make of this?  I’m sure these local government officials aren’t monsters.  Yet they seem to be operating without a moral compass.  I think they need to hear from LOTS of people, and contact information is below.

 

(I apologize for the poor formatting–Wordpress is tormenting us.)

 

CITY OF PINE ISLAND
GOODHUE AND OLMSTED COUNTIES
STATE OF MINNESOTA

 

RESOLUTION 18-16

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF PINE ISLAND, MINNESOTA
IN SUPPORT OF THE PROPOSAL BY MANAGEMENT & TRAINING CORPORATION AND ITS
PARTNERS TO LOCATE A PRIVATE DETENTION FACILITY TO HOUSE IMMIGRATION AND
CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) DETAINEES IN OLMSTED COUNTY

 

 

WHEREAS:  The Mayor of the City of Pine Island and the Pine Island City Council have made a commitment to attracting needed employment opportunities for the City and County; and

WHEREAS:  The proposal by Management & Training Corporation and its partners is for a state-of-the-art detention facility with an aesthetically pleasing design that will integrate with and not adversely impact nearby properties; and

 

WHEREAS:  Construction of the project will contribute to the development of essential infrastructure within the Elk Run project area in the City of Pine Island and Olmsted County; and
WHEREAS:  The project will result in significant tax revenues in the City of Pine Island immediately and in the future; and
WHEREAS:  The project will result in several construction jobs in the near term and numerous permanent well-paying jobs upon completion;
NOW, THEREFORE , BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF PINE ISLAND, MINNESOTA: That the Mayor and City Council support this project and its exclusive relationship with Management & Training Corporation, and directs the City staff to work with the developers on the planning and engineering issues to bring this project to fruition.

 

Adopted by the City Council of the City of Pine Island, MN this 19th day of  June 2018.
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________________________       _____________________________
          Rod Steele, Mayor     David Todd, City Administrator

 

Motion by:

 

Second by:

 

Ayes:

 

Nays:

Mayor and Council Members

Mayor (2-year term)
Rod Steele
1740 8th Street SE
Pine Island MN 55963
507-250-0846
(up for election/re-election in 2018)

Council Members (4-year term)

Jerry Vettel
PO Box 436
Pine Island MN 55963
507-993-4860
(up for election/re-election in 2018)
Jason Johnson
400 3rd Avenue SE
Pine Island MN 55963
651-764-3545
(up for election/re-election in 2018)
Mike Hildenbrand
208 3rd St SW
Pine Island MN 55963
507-259-0781
(up for election/re-election in 2020)
David Friese
406 N. Main Street Apt. 1
PO Box 371
Pine Island MN 55963
612-532-2009
(up for election/re-election in 2020)

 

And here, thanks to Carol Overland, is info on the proposer, this “Management and Training Corporation.”

7 Responses to This city WANTS a trump concentration camp:

  1. Robin Hensel June 26, 2018 at 16:22 #

    I contacted all of them….Jerry Vettel hung up on me and Jason Johnson said they only voted to explore the option and had not heard back from the private company that is looking into 5 different possible locations for this facility. I told him I was appalled either way.

    Thanks for the alert Alan….important issue. Robin

    • alan June 26, 2018 at 17:05 #

      Thanks, Robin. I Left messages for them all on Sat morning. Jason Johnson is the only one who called back and he was polite. But the plain wording of the resolution makes clear that this was more than a casual exploration.

  2. M June 27, 2018 at 18:10 #

    I think your officials need to get some national airplay for this.

  3. M June 27, 2018 at 18:13 #

    • alan June 27, 2018 at 18:32 #

      Thank you!

  4. Karen Sandberg June 30, 2018 at 12:47 #

    These private prisons go against everything America stands for. Who owns them and are they connected to Trump’s administration? There is a lot of corruption, rumored and known.
    And who will be in this place? Does Minnesota want more prisons? More questions and more answers need to be aired in public and not in dark rooms, full of people who want to make money from despair and poverty.

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