The Town Hall is open on Wednesdays from 9am-noon (excluding holidays). If you wish to stop by the office at a specific time, or outside of business hours, advance notice is appreciated. Please call 763-263-6411 or email the clerk.
Snowplows will be dispatched on Friday, January 27th at 9am. As a reminder, it takes up to 7 hours to plow the entire township.
Do not deposit snow from your driveway and around your mailbox into the Township's right-of-way. The removal of snow is this way is a hazard for road travelers and snow contractors.
The Board will meet for Regular meetings on the FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH @ 7:00PM. The November meeting will be on November 29.
The town board encourages residents to attend any meetings.
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 PH: 763-263-6411
FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING: January 31, 2023 4:30PM
NEXT REGULAR MEETING DATE: February 22, 2023 7PM - Board Meeting
Residents can view the meeting via Webex. You must attend the meeting in person to speak during the open forum.
Join from the meeting link: https://orrocktownship.my.webex.com/meet/clerk
January 31, 2023 - 4:30PM
Finance Committee Meeting
February 22, 2023 - 7PM
Board Meeting and Board of Audit
March, 14, 2023 - 7PM
Orrock Township Annual Town Meeting
March 22, 2023 - 7PM Board Meeting
April 12, 2023 - 4PM
Local Board of Appeal and Equalization Meeting
April 26, 2023 - 7PM Board Meeting
May 24, 2023 - 7PM Board Meeting
June 28, 2023 - 7PM Board Meeting
July 26, 2023 - 7PM Board Meeting
August 23, 2023 - 7PM Board Meeting
September 27, 2023 - 7PM Board
October 25, 2023 - 7PM Board Meeting
November 29, 2023 - 7PM Board
December 27, 2023 - 7PM Board
Operations will normally begin when an accumulation of two inches or more AND snow has stopped falling. Under certain circumstances, the Town Road Authority may dispatch equipment when these criteria are not met.
Despite the efforts of Township Maintenance, roads may have slippery areas. Be aware of this and always drive cautiously. The ability of salt to melt road ice reduces as the temperature drops, and shaded roads tend to stay icy longer.
Orrock Township is responsible for approximately forty-seven (47) miles of roadways. Residents shall NOT attempt to stop equipment operators, approach snow removal equipment or impede snow removal in any manner. Stopping plows to discuss your concerns is counter-productive to getting the 47 miles of Town roads cleared, a safety hazard to you, the plow operator and the traveling public.
Concerns about the manner in which the road is being plowed, delivery of ice control products or other comments are to be directed to the Town’s Road Authority.
The primary goal of plowing is to remove snow from the streets so that the road is open to vehicular traffic. Plows typically push snow to the right of the travel lane and the driver cannot stop or raise the plow at each driveway as this would leave a pile of snow in the roadway. Clear an area for the snow pushed by the plow next to your driveway and near the road. This gives the plows a place to push the snow.
PLOWING ACROSS ROADS
As a reminder,
Per MN Statute 160.2715a1, it is unlawful to push or plow snow into or across any public road. When clearing snow from your driveways, snow must be directed onto your own property. Exercise caution in following or approaching plow trucks. Snowplows are not as maneuverable as smaller vehicles. Violators can be cited. Snow piles left on or near the side of the road create a hazard to all vehicles including plow equipment.
Residents are reminded to remove parked vehicles from the roadways during the winter months. According to Orrock Township’s Winter Parking Ordinance, it is unlawful to stop, park or stand any vehicle or parts thereof, on any roadway within the Township between November 1st and April 15th. Any vehicle or parts thereof left on any road, street, highway or thoroughfare in the Township in such a way as to impede the performance of any Town, City, County and/or State snowplow will be subject to the penalty provision of this Ordinance.
It is the policy of Orrock Township that the standard construction for supporting mailboxes is the swing-away mailbox support. If your mailbox is put in according to township standards and damaged during township maintenance activities, it may be repaired/replaced as needed by contacting the township.
SwingSafe Mailbox supports are available for purchase from the township. The price is $102 and does not include the mailbox.
What is Adopt a Storm Drain?
Everything that enters our storm drains gets transported to our waterways! This includes pollutants such as garbage, grass clippings, leaves, salt and oil. These types of pollutants can harm fish and wildlife populations, kill native vegetation, foul drinking water supplies, and make recreational areas unsafe and unpleasant. The program asks volunteers to clear their adopted storm drains and the surrounding area on a regular basis. Report what you collected and the amount so we can monitor the overall effects the program is having. Adopt A Storm Drain Today!
The four public compost sites located in Sherburne County are now gated and locked and require all users to obtain a key-card to access each site. All residents of Sherburne County are eligible to obtain a free key-card.
You may pick up your free key-card at one of the following locations:
Becker City Hall
Big Lake City Hall
Elk River City Hall
Elk River Maintenance Facility
Zimmerman City Hall
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- Orrock Town Board