The Board will meet for Regular meetings on the FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH @ 7:00PM.
The 2024 November and December meetings will be held on the THIRD WEDNESDAY @ 7:00 PM.
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 be placed on the Town Board agenda.
NEXT REGULAR MEETING DATE: March 27, 2024 7:00PM - Board Meeting, Orrock Town Hall
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
March 12, 2024 - 5PM - Open House
March 12, 2024 - 7PM - Annual Meeting
March 27, 2024 - 7PM - Board
April 10, 2024 - 4PM
Local Board of Appeal
April 24, 2024 - 7PM - Board
May 22, 2024 - 7PM - Board
June 26, 2024 - 7PM - Board
July 24, 2024 - 7PM - Board
August 28, 2024 - 7PM - Board
September 25, 2024 - 7PM - Board
October 23, 2024 - 7PM - Board
November 20, 2024 - 7PM - Board
December 18, 2024 - 7PM - Board
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.
Contact the clerk with any questions.
In the County of Sherburne, State of Minnesota.
Notice is Hereby Given, That a Presidential Nomination Primary Election will be held in the Election Precinct at: Orrock Town Hall
on Tuesday, the Third (5th) day of March, 2024, at which the polls will be open from the hours of 7 o’clock AM to the hour of eight (8) o’clock PM for the purpose of voting for a presidential candidate.
The voter is choosing a candidate for their party to nominate as the candidate to be placed on the 2024 General Election Ballot.
Presidential nomination primary voters must be registered to vote pursuant to Minnesota Statute 201.054, subd. 1.
Nomination primary voters must also request the ballot of the major political party for whose candidate the individual wishes to vote. Polling place election judges must record in the polling place roster the name of the major political party whose ballot the voter requested. The county auditor must include the name of the major political party whose ballot the voter requested with the voting history of the nomination primary election.
The major political party ballot selected by a nomination primary voter is private data, except that it will be shared with the chairs of the major political parties in the State of Minnesota.
Diane Arnold County Auditor
Dated February 16, 2024
Minnesota Housing has several programs to help people achieve
homeownership and make improvements to their current home.
Come to this free workshop to learn about these programs and
resources that are available to current or aspiring homeowners.
Start Up program: First-time homebuyers downpayment & closing
cost loan options
Step Up program: Existing homebuyer downpayment & closing cost
loan options, refinance option
Fix Up Program: Home improvement loans, rehabilitation loans,
emergency & accessibility loan, and disaster recovery loan programs
Sherburne County is
hosting an event at the Government Center for members of the community to learn about and access resources from Minnesota Housing to help achieve homeownership or access funding to improve their current home.
Click below to register.
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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