REGULAR MEETING DATE CHANGE
The Board of Supervisors voted to CHANGE the regular monthly meeting day.
The Board will meet for Regular meetings on the
FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH @ 7:00PM
NOTE - Should you wish to be placed on a future agenda, contact the Township Clerk no later than TEN (10) DAYS prior to the meeting, at which you wish to address the Township Board.
Meetings are held at the Orrock Town Hall - unless otherwise noted.
Map to Town Hall
26401 - 180th St. NW
Big Lake, MN 55309
Upcoming Meeting Agenda
COVID-19 and Orrock Township Meetings
Due to the declaration of a health pandemic by the federal government and peacetime emergency by the State of Minnesota, the state and the federal government have issued guidelines and requirements for responding to the situation. The board of supervisors of the Town of Orrock deems it prudent and advisable that Board meetings and other advisory commissions of the Township may be attended by town officers, via telephone or other electronic means. Attendance at meetings will be limited to ten (10) within the town hall. You may be asked to wait outside until your agenda item is ready to be addressed and asked to leave, once your item has been discussed and/or a decision has been made. Access codes to attend meetings via electronic means will be posted as the information becomes available.
Call in number
Contact Town Clerk for
24, 2021 - Town Board Meeting
is In Person and Virtual
Call in number
Contact Town Clerk for
Details and an Online Access Link
April 28, 2021 - Town Board Meeting
May 26, 2021 - Town Board Meeting
June 23, 2021 - Town Board Meeting
July 28, 2021 - Town Board Meeting
August 25, 2021 - Town Board Meeting
September 22, 2021 - Town Board Meeting
October 27, 2021 - Town Board Meeting
November TBD, 2021 - Town Board Meeting
December 22, 2021 - Town Board Meeting
Can I burn today?
Purchase Online Burning Permit
Orrock Fire Services Coverage Map
Information on Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
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
Link to the DNR website, for
the Anoka Sand Plain Subsection Plan.
To subscribe to email
updates on future information related to
activities in the Sand Dunes State
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.”
2021 Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting will be held at Orrock Township Hall on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 beginning at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be in person and and will also be available on Webex.
What is an Annual Town Meeting?
The annual meeting on Township Day is what really sets townships apart from other forms of local government. At this meeting, residents have a direct voice in how the township will be run and will vote on a variety of matters, including the amount they will pay in taxes the following year. Township Day’s annual meeting is a great place to talk about the future of your community and work with other residents in deciding how to meet those needs.
The town meeting is a time for residents to voice their concerns about local issues. The elected office provide a budget of what they would like to see. Then the voters get to discus and talk about whether they want to provide what's in the proposed budget or whether they want to cut back.
SNOW PLOWING SEASON IS ARRIVING
Snow & Ice Control Policy
Prior to installing your mailbox post, call the post office which delivers your mail, for proper location.
Orrock Township Mailbox Ordinance states residents living in a cul-de-sac,
must place their mailbox before the entrance or after the exit, from the cul-de-sac.
Big Lake Post Office phone: 763-263-2642
Zimmerman Post Office phone: 763-856-9540
Please note, the Town Board has broad authority to regulate what occurs within the Township's "Public Road Right-of-Way", which includes the traveled portion of the road, shoulders and the remaining area on both sides of the road extending to the outer boundaries of the right-of-way. The outer boundaries of the right-of-way extends approximately fifteen feet (15’) from the edge of the pavement. To avoid having to remove any obstructions placed within our right of way at a future date, we want to let you know the following information: Rocks, boulders, retaining walls, berms, shrubs, trees, other plants, fences, barrier walls and excavation within this area is PROHIBITED. Should you decide to install irrigation within the road right-of-way, the Town is not liable for any damages which may occur to the system (sprinkler heads, grass, sod, etc.). Excavation or alteration of ditches, grade, contour, embankment or road drainage is NOT ALLOWED.
Driveway Permits are required for any accesses onto Orrock Township roads. Use the following link to obtain your road access/driveway permit application.
Road Access/Driveway Permit Application
Submit the first page of the permit and applicable fees:
Mail: ORROCK TOWNSHIP
ATTN: DRIVEWAY PERMT
26401 - 180TH ST. NW
BIG LAKE, MN 55309
ROW Permits are required for any work done in Orrock Right-of-ways.Orrock Township
Submit your plans and the Permit application to WSB. Remit payment of $100 to:
26401 180th St. NW
Big Lake, MN 55309
Town Right of Way Management Ordinance 20160224.1
Dog Catcher is NOT
authorized to pick up
dogs called in by a
Property Assessment Search - $25
(Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope must also be supplied, if hard copy required)
Driveway/Access Permit $250
Driveway Waiver N/C
(Waivers given for accessory buildings without additional access needed)
Driveway Escrow $3000
Overweight Permit: $250
Overweight Permit Escrow: minimum $5000
Vacation of ROW/Easement Escrow $750
Encroachment/License Agreement Escrow $750
Platting Process Escrow $2000
Right-of-Way Excavation Permit $100
E911/Fire Sign $45
E911/Fire Sign Post and Mounting Hardware $10
Special Requests Resolution