Chisago County Board of Commissioners

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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County Board looks at linking lakes together With open-water fishing season wrapping up, warm summer days on the lakes seem far away, but members of the Chisago County Board of Commissioners already have boating on their minds. By a 4-1 vote Oct. 16, the board approved a request by the Chisago County Lakes Improvement District [...]

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Since 2009, the Chisago County Board of Commissioners has either kept the county property-tax rate flat or reduced it from previous years, and that trend will continue in 2014. By a 4-1 vote, the board decided to set its preliminary property-tax levy at $31,347,021, a slight decrease from last year’s levy. Initially, that number was [...]

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Chisago County Commissioner Mike Robinson asked the same question of both Sen. Sean Nienow and Rep. Bob Barrett when they showed up at the Chisago County Board of Commissioners meeting Aug. 7 to talk about legislative actions that happened this past session: “What was the best thing that happened in the session, and what was [...]

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The State Legislature recently gave Minnesota counties more authority to levy a tax used solely for road maintenance, and Chisago County will be taking advantage of that tax next year. By a 3-2 vote July 17, the Chisago County Board of Commissioners approved a $10 wheelage tax on vehicles kept within Chisago County. Commissioners Mike [...]

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