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1/7/14 - Board Organizational Meeting
The Chair of the Board for 2014 is Commissioner Rick Greene; Vice-Chair is Commissioner Lora Walker.
Board meetings will continue to be held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.
However, ALL County Board meetings during 2014 will begin at 6:30 p.m.
with Citizens Forum scheduled at 7:00 p.m.
12/5/13 - Final Levy Amount for 2014 Set by the Board as $31,347,021.
This is a cut of $50,000 from the 2013 levy. (The levy is the amount charged to taxpayers.)
Commissioner Walker preferred a larger cut of 1% to the levy as recommended by County staff.
She made a motion to reduce the levy by $300,000 more,
but received no second from any other commissioner to further reduce property taxes.
Walker, who serves on the budget committee, was the sole vote against the levy.
Construction of a $20 million Jail/LEC in Chisago County
Board Action 11/20/13 - "Move to approve the recommended submission of a $10 million request for State Bond Funds for construction of a $20 million Jail/LEC in Chisago County, as well as staff support for the same." Commissioner Walker pleaded unsuccessfully with her colleagues to delay action on the resolution in order to give the public time to be heard on a potential $10 million financial commitment by County taxpayers. Commissioners Greene, McMahon, and Robinson approved it with Commissioner Montzka out of the room, while Commissioner Walker voted against it.
"Latest News" includes Chisago Press article.
New Wheelage Tax goes into effect in 2014.
This is an extra $10 per vehicle with your license tab renewal.
Commissioners Walker and Montzka voted against imposing this tax on Chisago County citizens; Commissioners Greene, McMahon and Robinson approved the new tax.
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A proven leader for Chisago County, Lora Walker is committed to providing responsible leadership, guiding Chisago County into the future with vision, while respecting it's heritage.
We should seek to develop; not just grow in size. A delicate balance of (affordable) homes, provision of services to residents, reliable roads and (accessible) bridges, increased local employment, schools and retail, are all key to a successful, vibrant community.
A community our children can look forward to living in 25 years from now. Working for the common good, as your Commissioner, I will advocate a community that is balanced and sustainable. We don't often talk about our County's financial position. I feel we must meet citizen's needs without taxing them out of their homes.
We deserve action-oriented, independent leadership; I believe I offer that leadership.