During building construction, the Clerk’s Office is temporarily located at the City of Zimmerman City Hall at 12980 Fremont Avenue, Zimmerman. The office is in the basement of the building. Access to the office is on the backside of the city hall building.
Please call 763-263-6411 or 612-987-2223 or email the clerk to make an appointment.
The Board will meet for Regular meetings on the FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH @ 7:00PM.
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.
During Building Construction, regular meetings are held at the Zimmerman Livonia Fire Department - unless otherwise noted.
Map to Zimmerman Livonia Fire Department 26140 136th St NW, Zimmerman, MN 55398 PH: 763-263-6411
NEXT REGULAR MEETING DATE: December 27, 2023 7:00PM - Board Meeting
Residents can view the live regular board meetings 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
December 12, 2023 4:30 PM
Special Board Meeting
December 27, 2023 - 7PM Board Meeting
January 18, 2024 - 6PM
Joint Community Meeting
Big Lake City Council Chambers
January 24, 2024 - 7PM
Board Meeting/Reorganization Meeting
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Will my property taxes increase because of this project?
The answer is no.
The financing for the town hall project is from ARPA funds in the amount of $411,229.06, existing Capital Funds in the amount of $212,291.68 and a one-time 2024 levy shift from the Road and Bridge Fund to the Capital Fund in the amount of $200,000.00. The maximum project budget, as approved by the electorate (citizens) at the 2023 annual meeting is $823,000.00. There are no tax increases due to the building project, as the electorate voted to shift, for one year, $200,000.00 in levy funds from the Road and Bridge Fund to the Capital Fund, thereby not increasing the levy with respect to the town hall.
What is the Square Footage of the New Building?
The old town hall was a total of 1,035 square feet of which 713 square feet was the assembly area. The new building is 2,334 square feet of which 1,406 square feet will be the assembly area.
Where Will I Vote?
The project is expected to be completed in December. There are no elections until March 2024.
Contact the clerk with any questions.
Operations will normally begin when an accumulation of two inches or more AND snow has stopped falling. Under certain circumstances, the Town Board 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 of impede snow removal in any manner. Stopping plows to discuss y our 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.
As a reminder,
Per MN Statute 160.2715, 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
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.
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.
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