August 27, 2009 at 7:52 a.m.
~ Heard from several 4H club members about their program interests (textile arts, horses, poultry, dairy, etc.) and the positive impacts 4H has had on their lives. 4H hosts an informational open house October 5 at United Methodist Church in North Branch, starting at 7 p.m. If you've ever been interested in 4H or wondered what it's all about, plan to attend.
~ The Board okayed advertising for an expiring seat on the Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District Board, held now by Jackie Anderson, Comfort Lake. Details can be gotten on the application process from Commissioner Ben Montzka or at the county website www.co.chisago.mn.us.
~ There's a budget session set for Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. for the commissioners to review the proposals for next year's levy.
~ A home based cement contracting business application was granted a Conditional Use Permit. The site is at 33644 Oasis Road.
~ Shafer Township got authorization to stockpile gravel at Brad Christman's property on County Rd. 70. Planning Commission approval came with Jim Klinke abstaining due to what minutes call, his "financial relationship" with the property owner.
~ The Lake Improvement Dist. is contributing $36,000 cash to the rain garden project in Chisago City at the Lakeside School property. The commissioners signed off on this funding recommendation from the LID Board.
~ In public comment the Board heard from Martha Arnold and Robert Kravitz, residents, stating their concerns about the LS Power development agreement process and contents. Kravitz asked the Board to hold its own "listening session" on this electric station plan. LS Power official Blake Wheatley also commented during public forum. He offered to supply an EIS and an EAW so there could be comparisons made of both. (See story on EIS debate by commissioners.)