Chisago County Board of Commissioners
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 yearâ...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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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 withi...Read More
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Normally consent agendas at government meetings don’t receive much discussion — they’re generally reserved for what are deemed noncontroversial items — but the consent agenda over the course of two Chisago County Board of Commissioners meetings has sparked some heated debate. At the July 3 m...Read More
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Chisago County Administrator Bruce Messelt is soon to don another “hat” — public information officer. By a unanimous vote July 3, the board appointed Messelt as its media liaison. County Board Chairman Ben Montzka said as the public information officer, Messelt will occasionally draft summary ...Read More
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