Chisago County Board of Commissioners

The Chisago County Board of Commissioners approved a preliminary county budget and property tax levy at the board’s Aug. 20 meeting. County Administrator Bruce Messelt presented the board with a $54.6 million balanced budget. He noted the preliminary property tax component of the budget suggested by staff was a $478,851 increase from last year’s final [...]

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The North Branch mayor’s announcement last month that the city would continue to try to persuade Superior Silica Sands to build a trans-loading station in the city’s ESSBY Business Park led to county commissioners weighing in on the issue at the Chisago County Board meeting July 2. Commissioner Lora Walker asked Nancy Hoffman, County HRA [...]

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With one silica sand transportation facility in North Branch already complete and operating and another possibly on its way, the Chisago County Board of Commissioners is seeking assistance in researching how moving silica sand throughout the county might impact the area. At its May 21 meeting, the board unanimously approved a draft resolution to be [...]

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By a 3-2 vote March 5, the Chisago County Board of Commissioners decided to express an opinion against a tax waiver for a building in North Branch that used to be home to Topline Automotive. This building, at 40245 Fletcher Ave., is now under the control of a bank holding company, and Lakes Region EMS [...]

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Residents of Harris have been coming to the past two Chisago County Board of Commissioners meetings to oppose a road reversion plan that would switch about six miles of area roads from county to city jurisdiction. At the Feb. 19 meeting, Harris Mayor Diane Miller was with them to express the same concerns. She said [...]

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Chisago County Engineer Joe Triplett is forthright about the state of county roads. Repairs need to be done on roads countywide, but he noted at the Feb. 19 Board of Commissioners meeting that the county can only do so much at a time because of funding constraints. Commissioner Ben Montzka, talking about the county’s transportation [...]

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