Chisago County Board of Commissioners

Chisago County will be operating with another lean budget next year. At the Chisago County Board of Commissioners meeting Dec. 5, the board approved a $51.7 million balanced budget for 2013. That budget is a .4 percent increase in non-levy expenditures from the 2012 budget and reflects a significant reduction in county programs and departments, [...]

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Ever wonder what to do with that balled up, tangled mess of holiday lights that don’t work anymore? Some might be tempted to just toss them in the trash, but there is another option that keeps the environment in mind. Chisago County has partnered with the Recycling Association of Minnesota to “Recycle Your Holidays” and [...]

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The members of the North Branch City Council said they support the county’s senior center at the council’s Nov. 15 workshop, but they could not offer additional monetary aid to the senior center. County Administrator Bruce Messelt attended the meeting and told the council the county board voted 3-2 during its preliminary budget meeting to [...]

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Chisago County Administrator Bruce Messelt presented the County Board with a fairly mundane third quarter budget update at the board’s regular meeting Nov. 7, and, according to him, boring is a good thing. He explained to the board that the county’s general fund is running at about 84 percent of expectations, which is a solid [...]

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A contingent of seniors showed up at the Chisago County Board meeting Oct. 3 to express their support for county funding being allocated to the Chisago County Senior Center in 2013. At a meeting last month, the board had voted 3-2 to cut the county’s 2013 contribution to the senior center, which would have amounted [...]

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Betty Stoffel, a North Branch resident who has lived in Chisago County for over 40 years, implored the Chisago County Board of Commissioners to find a way to fund senior center activities at Uptown Maple Commons in North Branch at the board’s Sept. 19 meeting. At its previous meeting Sept. 5, the board voted 3-2 [...]

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