Chisago County Board of Commissioners

SEH Inc., an engineering firm Chisago County hired to perform an assessment of its facilities, recently produced a report that recommends millions of dollars in maintenance work be performed on the Chisago County Government Center. County Administrator Bruce Messelt told the Chisago County Board of Commissioners April 17 that SEH proposes the county spend $4.7 […]

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New hires will work on implementing aspects of Affordable Care Act The members of the Chisago County Board of Commissioners expressed their collective dismay at the board meeting April 17 about hiring five new employees who will help the county implement aspects of the Affordable Care Act, but the commissioners said they had no choice […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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