CURRENT VACANCIES

Chisago County is seeking interested citizens for appointment to the following committees:


Board of Adjustment

The Chisago County Board of Commissioners seeks two (2) applicants for appointment to the vacancies on the Chisago County Board of Adjustment. The positions are district specific appointments. The Board of Adjustment needs applicants from District 2 and District 4. The Board of Adjustment has the following powers with respect to the Chisago County Zoning Ordinance; to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged that there is an error in any order, requirements, decision, or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance, and hear request for variances from the literal provision of this Ordinance in instances where their strict enforcement would cause undue hardship because of circumstances unique to the individual property under consideration.

Board members are appointed for a three year term. The District 4 appointment expires in 2020. The District 2 appointment is for a full three-year term. The meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of every month in Room 131 of the Chisago County Government Center at 7:00 p.m. Interested citizens must submit an Application for Appointment Form to the Chisago County Clerk of Board, 313 North Main Street Room 175, Center City, MN 55012 or via fax to 651-213-8876. The form is available by contacting County Administration at 651-213-8830 or via LINK TO Application for Appointment Form. Information about the position is available from the Clerk of the Board at 651-213-8877or via LINK TO Board of Adjustments & Appeals Page.

The Board requests that Applications for Appointment be received by January 8, 2019 by the end of business day. However, the Board reserves the right to extend the application deadline.  

Citizen Review Panel (on-going)


Recruitment for participation on the Citizen Review Panel is on-going and open at all times. If you are interested in submitting an application for would like additional information on the work done by this committee please use the application for appointment form.

Comfort Lake - Forest Lake Watershed District


There are no openings at this time.

East Central Regional Library


There are no openings at this time. 

Extension Committee

The Chisago County Board of Commissioners seeks one (4) applicants for appointment to vacancies on the Chisago County Extension Committee. The following vacancies are district specific:  District 1, District 2 and District 4. There is also an At Large Representative vacancy.
 
The Extension Committee has three major areas of responsibility, as defined by state statute:

  1. Program development and evaluation. The committee develops an annual program of work in cooperation with the U of MN Extension Service, Assist in identifying county needs and matching or empowering county or regional staff in meeting those needs through education programming.
  2. Personnel. The committee members often serve on the search and interview committees to recommend suitable, qualified persons for Extension Educator positions to the Extension Dean and Director or Extension. By state statute, Extension Educators are U of MN employees. The committee also provides yearly input to the Extension Director or supervisor regarding Extension Educator performance in development and delivery of the identified programs.
  3. Budget Development. The committee, working with Extension, prepares an annual budget of funds needed for the maintenance, support, and expenses of the County's Extension work and submits it to the County Board for approval.
Board members are appointed for a three-year term. The meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday, every other month 7:00 p.m. at the Extension Office in North Branch located at:  38814 3rd Avenue, North Branch, MN 55056

Interested citizens must submit an Application for Appointment Form to the Chisago County Clerk of Board, 313 North Main Street, Room 175, Center City, MN 55012 or via fax to 651-213-8876. The form is available by contacting County Administration at 651-213-8830 or via LINK TO Application for Appointment Form. Information about the position is available from the Clerk of the Board at 651-213-8877, and via LINK to Extension Committee Page.

The Board requests that Applications for Appointment be received by January 8, 2019 by the end of the business day. However, the Board reserves the right to extend the application deadline. Vacancies will remain open until filled.
 
  

Housing & Redevelopment Authority - Economic Development Authority (HRA-EDA)


The Chisago County Board of Commissioners seeks an applicant for appointment to a vacancy on the Chisago County Housing and Redevelopment Authority - Economic Development Authority (HRA-EDA). The position is a district specific appointment. The HRA-EDA needs an applicant from District 4. The purpose of the HRA-EDA is to improve the commercial and industrial tax base within the county with an emphasis on assisting our existing businesses, and marketing the County for new business development opportunities and to promote and maintain a high quality of life in Chisago County by encouraging affordable housing development and private investment through collaborative effort with local units of government and other interested organizations in Chisago County.

The District 4 appointment ends 12/31/2022. The meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month at 12:00 p.m. at the HRA-EDA Office in North Branch. Special meetings are also called if the need arises.

Interested citizens must submit an Application for Appointment Form to the Chisago County Clerk of Board, 313 North Main Street, Room 175, Center City, MN 55012 or via fax to 651-213-8876. The form is available by contacting County Administration at 651-213-8830 or via LINK TO Application for Appointment Form. Information about the position is available from the Clerk of Board at 651-213-8877 or via LINK TO HRA-EDA Page.

The Board requests that Applications for Appointment be received by January 8, 2019 by the end of the business day. However, the Board reserves the right to extend the application deadline.
           

Lake Improvement District (LID)

The Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District (LID) is accepting applications for candidates for the election of one Area 1 and one At Large Board of Directors positions. Election candidate applicants must be 18 years of age or older and must own real property or be a buyer under contract for deed of property within the area they represent. The term of the Area 1 position and the At Large position both start February 4, 2019 and run until February 2023. The geographical area is described as follows:

Area 1 - 1 Director. Bounded to the south by Highway 9, to the west by County Road 20 and includes the area to the northeast border of the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District, Little, North Center and Pioneer Lakes at included in this area.

At Large - 1 Director. Must be an owner of real property within the Chisago lakes Lake Improvement District boundaries or be a buyer under contract for deed of property in the District.

The LID Board of Directors attend the monthly LID meetings on the first Monday of each month, unless that date is in conflict with a major holiday, 6:30 p.m. at the Chisago County Government Center. To request an Application for Appointment Form - LID please contact Jerry Spetzman, LID Administrator by email, by calling 651-213-8383 or via LINK TO Application for Appointment Form - LID. Information about the position is available from the LID Administrator at 651-213-8383 or via LINK TO Lake Improvement District Page.

Completed Applications for Appointment must be received by Friday, January 4, 2019 via email or mail to Jerry Spetzman, 313 North Main Street, Room 243, Center City, MN 55012. Applications received after the stated deadline will not be accepted. An election for the position(3) will take place at the LID Annual Meeting on February 4, 2019. Absentee ballots will be available for those interested.

  

      
LID Member Areas Map
Application for Appointment Form - LID

Park Board

The Chisago County Board of Commissioners seeks two (2) applicants for appointment to the vacancies on the Chisago County Park Board. The positions are district specific appointments. The Park Board needs applicants from District 1 and District 5. The purpose of the Park Board is to coordinate the County Parks Program relative to federal, state, county, and local planning efforts in order to produce the highest level of facilities and improve communications to minimize duplication of efforts.

Board members are appointed for a three year term. The meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 3:00 p.m. at the Parks Office in North Branch. Interested citizens must submit an Application for Appointment Form to the Chisago County Clerk of Board, 313 North Main Street, Room 175, Center City, MN 55012 or via fax to 651-213-8876. The form is available by contacting County Administration at 651-213-8830 or via LINK TO Application for Appointment Form. Information about the position is available from the Clerk of the Board at 651-213-8877 or via LINK TO Parks Board Page.

The Board requests that Applications for Appointment be received by January 8, 2019 by the end of the business at. However, the Board reserves the right to extend the application deadline.
  

Planning Commission

The Chisago County Board of Commissioners seeks three (3) applicants for appointments to soon to be vacant appointments on the Chisago County Planning Commission. The Planning Commission needs a District 2 appointment and 2 At-Large appointments. The Planning Commission's purpose is to promote the proper planning and development of Chisago County. The Planning Commission is established pursuant to Minnesota State Statute 394 and has the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. To adopt rules for the transaction of its business and shall keep public record of its transactions, findings, and recommendation.
  2. To cooperate with the Zoning Administrator and other employees of the County in preparing and recommending to the Board for adoption, comprehensive plans and recommendations for plan execution in the form of official controls and other measurers, and amendments thereto.
  3. To provide assistance to the County Board and Zoning Administrator in the administration of the zoning and subdivision ordinances and shall review, hold public hearings and make recommendation to the County Board.
  4. Such other duties as the County Board may request or prescribe.
Appointments are for three-year terms. The meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in Room 131 of the Chisago County Government Center. Interested citizens must submit an Application for Appointment Form to the Chisago County Clerk of Board, 313 North Main Street, Room 175, Center City, MN 55012 or via fax to 651-213-8876. The form is available by contacting County Administration at 651-213-8830 or via LINK TO Application for Appointment Form. Information about the position is available from the Clerk of the Board at 651-213-8877 or via LINK TO Planning Commission Page.

The Board requests that Applications for Appointment be received by January 8, 2019 by the end of the business day. However, the Board reserves the right to extend the application deadline.
  
 

Water Plan Policy Team (on-going)


The Chisago County Board of Commissioners seeks one (1) applicant for appointment to a vacancy on the Chisago County Water Plan Policy Team. The position is an at large appointment
The purpose of the Chisago County Water Plan Policy Team is to advise the County's Local Water Resource Manager on implementation of the goals, objectives and action items contained in the County Water Plan. They oversee funding decisions to accomplish projects that protect the water quality of the county. They also actively participate in projects undertaken through the Water Plan, such as the 5 year update, well water testing events and the Chisago County Children's Water Festival.

The members are appointed to 3 year terms by the County Board of Commissioners. The meetings are held 3:00 p.m. at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility in North Branch the 2nd Tuesday in the following months:  January, March, May, July, September, and November. Interested citizens must submit an
Application for Appointment Form to the Chisago County Clerk of Board, 313 North Main Street, Room 175, Center City, MN 55012. The form is available by contacting County Administration at 651/213-8830 or by  using the link provided below. Information about the position is available from the Clerk of the Board at 651/213-8877, and via the link to the left and below. This vacancy will remain open until filled.