Chisago County Board of Commissioners

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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Legislation would allow counties to publish legal notices on websites— The Chisago County Board of Commissioners made it clear Feb. 5 that it does not support the Association of Minnesota Counties in its pursuit of legislation that would allow counties to publish official legal notices on websites, rather than in newspapers.The board voted unanimously to [...]

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The Chisago County Board of Commissioners and the county’s top elected officials will be making more money next year as the result of votes the board made at its Dec. 18 meeting. Commissioner Mike Robinson first suggested commissioner pay remain the same as it was last year, $27,683. The board, except for Commissioner Lora Walker, [...]

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The Chisago County Board of Commissioners at its Thursday meeting approved a budget and property tax levy that keep in line with the status quo over the past half-decade. For the sixth year in a row, the board approved a property tax levy that’s either flat or a reduction from the previous year. This year’s [...]

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