How does the Town handle invasive (noxious) weeds? What do I do if I find on my land or in the Township/County? Working in cooperation with the County and State, the Town has a designated Supervisor that monitors and inspects noxious weeds. Early detection is the best way to control noxious weeds from taking over and damaging/destroying our agricultural crops and natural landscapes. To report a noxious weed or possible sighting please file a report (can be anonymous) at: REPORT A NOXIOUS WEED.
For more information and to view a noxious weed identification book, please visit the County’s website at: https://www.co.sherburne.mn.us/1083/Noxious-Weeds
Who is the Law Enforcement Agency? Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office (763) 765-3500
Who can answer questions about a building project? Sherburne County Planning and Zoning Department
What is the snow and ice removal policy? Snow and Ice Control Policy
Where do I vote? State of Minnesota Polling Place Interactive Finder
What K- 12 schools are available? Find a School/Library Interactive Map
What is the Town’s animal Ordinance? Ordinance 85-1 Regulation of Animals
What is an E911 Sign? Posting of Assigned Street Addresses – E911 Signs
How do I get an E911 address sign? – Contact the Clerk’s Office: Email Clerk’s Office or call (763) 263-8111.
Who are the utility service providers in the Township? (No Utilities or services are affiliated with the Town)
Connexus Energy Xcel Energy Elk River Municipal Utilities
PO Box 279 414 Nicollet Mall PO Box 430
Ramsey, MN 55303 Minneapolis, MN 55401 Elk River, MN 55330-0430
(763) 323-2600 (612) 330-5500 (763) 441-2020
www.connexusenergy.com www.xcelenergy.com www.elkriverutilities.com
TO REPORT AN OUTAGE CALL:
Connexus – 763-323-2660 Xcel: 1-800-895-1999 ERMU – 763- 441-2020
CenterPoint Energy Xcel Energy
Charter – Spectrum Windstream CenturyLink
Ace Solid Waste Randy’s Sanitation
2355 12th St. SE
St. Cloud, MN 56304
What are other Refuse, Recycling and Hazardous Waste Disposal options?
2018 Sherburne County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events 2019 dates to be announced.
How does the Town handle plowing and ice control product? To ensure the roads are in safe winter driving condition and maintain fiscal responsibility the Town of Big Lake’s policy is to normally begin snow/ice control operations, when a snow event results in at least two inches (2”) of snow accumulation and/or the snow has stopped falling. The consideration of cost, environmental impact and severe icy conditions that seriously affect travel are factors used when deciding if/when and to what extent, ice control products are applied to Town roads. Additionally, Minnesota statute § 160.215 affects the use of ice control products the Town can apply.
The Town has a Road Committee that is constantly monitoring the winter driving conditions of our roads, and will dispatch units to plow and/or deliver ice control product as warranted.
REMINDER: Drivers need to use winter driving skills and speeds, as that is the first-line of defense with the winter weather and road conditions.