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
Upcoming Meeting Agenda
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.
January 17 - JOINT Community Meeting @ City of Big Lake Council Chambers 6PM
January 30, 2019 - Town Board & Reorganizational Meeting
February 27, 2019 - Town Board and Board of Audit Meeting
ANNUAL MEETING Tuesday March 12, 2019 @ 7:00PMMarch 27, 2019 - Town Board Meeting
Local Board of Appeal & Equalization - Wed. April 10, 2019 4:00PMApril 24, 2019 - Town Board Meeting
SATURDAY MAY 18 – RECYCLE DAY EVENT
May 29, 2019 - Town Board Meeting
June 26, 2019 - Town Board Meeting
July 31, 2019 - Town Board Meeting
August 28, 2019 - Town Board Meeting
September 25, 2019 - Town Board Meeting
October 30, 2019 - Town Board Meeting
November 20, 2019 - Town Board MeetingDecember 18, 2019 - Town Board Meeting
January 29, 2020 - Town Board Meeting
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
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.”
Snow Plowing Policy
1. Snow and ice control operations
will normally begin when a total
accumulation of two inches or more AND snow
has stopped falling. Occasionally plows will
be dispatched when those criteria are not
2. The consideration of cost,
environmental impact and severe icy
conditions that seriously affect travel are
factors used when deciding if/when and to
what extent, ice control products are
applied to town roads. Additionally, Minnesota
statute § 160.215 affects the use of
ice control products.
Township Snow & Ice Control Policy
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
2018 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:
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