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Monthly Town Board Meetings
are held at 7:00PM, on the last Wednesday of each month, at the Orrock Town Hall - unless otherwise noted.

Map to Town Hall
26401 - 180th St. NW
Big Lake, MN  55309
PH:  763-263-6411

Upcoming Meeting Agenda
NOTE - Should you wish to be placed on a future agenda, contact the Township Clerk no later than TE
N (10) DAYS prior to the meeting, at which you wish to address the Township Board.

Treasurer's business agenda and materials
for meeting of November 28, 2018

ANNUAL MEETING Tuesday March 13, 2018  @ 7:00PM

March 28
- Town Board Meeting

Local Board of Appeal & Equalization - Wed. April 11, 2018 4:00PM

  April 25
- Town Board Meeting


Wednesday May 30, 2018 @ 7:00PM

Wednesday June 27, 2018  @ 7:00PM

Wednesday July 25, 2018  @ 7:00PM

Tuesday August 14, 2018 - PRIMARY ELECTIONS 8AM – 8PM

Wednesday August 29, 2018  @ 7:00PM

Wednesday September 26, 2018  @ 7:00PM

Wednesday October 31, 2018  @ 7:00PM


Wednesday November 28, 2018  @ 7:00PM

Wednesday December 28, 2018 @ 7:00PM

Wednesday January 30, 2019 @ 7:00PM

Information on Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge is planningna series of prescribed burns to be conducted during March, April and May when weather and safety conditions are right to meet the objectives of the burns. Prescribed burns help to maintain and restore the natureal habitats for wildlife and reduce the chance of wildfires outside the refuge. The oak savanna ecosystem, with its plants and wildlife, is adapted to fire and depends on periodic burning for continued existence. The refuge averages around 4,000 acres of prescribed burning each year.

For questions concerning the refuge prescribed burns, call the refuge office at 763-389-3323 or visit their website (below).


Information on Sand Dunes State Forest Stakeholder Advisory Group

Sand Dunes - Stakeholder Advisory Group

Information on Sand Dunes State Forest

Recent legislation (S.F. 844, Sec. 155) specifies that DNR notify Orrock Township in writing at least 40 days before conducting a prescribed burn.


  The MN DNR plans to burn 20-24 brush piles in the Sand Dunes State Forest sometime between August 31, 2017, and April 1, 2018. The actual burn days will depend on the weather and wind direction. The MN DNR doesn’t plan to burn that whole time, it will be about 5-8 days to complete. The specific location and other information can be found at the link below. Sherburne County 911 dispatch center will receive daily notifications each day on which the MN DNR will be burning.

8/31/2017 - 4/1/2018 Burn Pile Locations

Link to the DNR website, for the Anoka Sand Plain Subsection Plan.
Click on “Appendix C – Operational Plan for Management of Sand Dunes State Forest” to view and/or download a pdf copy of the management plan for the Sand Dunes State Forest.


To subscribe to email updates on future information related to activities in the Sand Dunes State Forest: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/emailupdates/index.html

Enter your email address, and click on “Go.” On the next page, check the box next to “Sand Dunes State Forest” under the heading “Destinations.”

Mid-Term Elections are coming.
Election information can be found HERE.

Need a Road Access/Driveway Permit? Email WSB or call 320-252-4900 and tell them you need to speak with someone about an Orrock Township Driveway permit.

Orrock Township Driveway Ordinance

2014 Pavement Manangement Report - WSB

Orrock 2016-18 Recommended Road Projects

ROW Permits are required for any work done in Orrock Right-of-ways.
Submit your plans and the Permit application to WSB. Remit payment of $100 to:
Orrock Township
26401 180th St. NW
Big Lake, MN 55309

Town Right of Way Management Ordinance 20160224.1

Our Dog Catcher is NOT authorized to pick up dogs called in by a resident.
If you have found a dog, call an Orrock Board Member or Sherburne County Dispatch.

Orrock Township has no cat ordinances and will NOT pick up stray cats.



This website was created as a public service for the citizens of Orrock Township in the county of Sherburne, State of Minnesota.