Chisago County Board of Commissioners

In a time when local government budgets are very tight, Chisago County might have to find an extra $350,000 to $500,000 in its coffers to address a state mandate that will require the county to perform more Medicaid assessments. At the Jan. 23 Chisago County Board of Commissioners meeting, Chisago County Administrator Bruce Messelt relayed [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

The following actions and discussion points were addressed at the Jan. 23 Chisago County Board of Commissioners meeting: Probation director seeks funding from Legislature Steve Paquay, the Chisago County probation director, informed the county board, according to a state statute, the state is supposed to reimburse probation officers’ salaries by up to 50 percent. Last [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

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, [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

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 [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

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 [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

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 [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon
up arrow
up arrow