Residing in Big Lake Township

 

Link for information on Grants and Loans for Home Water Treatment, Well Construction, Repair, and Sealing

 

Map of Big Lake Township Roads

Commonly Asked Questions:

  • How does the Town handle plowing and ice control product? 

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.  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.

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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.

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  • 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.  

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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

Raising poultry information from University of Minnesota Extension ~

https://extension.umn.edu/poultry/small-scale-poultry

 

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? Big Lake Township Animal Ordinance

What is the Town’s poultry Ordinance? 1215 Regulating Poultry in General Rural Zoning District 2021 Recorded

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 

(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

  • Natural Gas   

CenterPoint Energy                      Xcel Energy

(612) 372-4727                           (612) 330-5500
www.centerpointenergy.com       www.xcelenergy.com

  • Internet, Telephone and Cable TV

Spectrum                           Kinetic – Windstream                      CenturyLink

 (833) 267-6094                       (800) 347-1991                      (877) 837-5738
www.spectrum.com            www.windstream.com        www.centurylink.com

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Midco Communications         Arvig                                   SkyNet Broadband

(800) 888-1300                          (888) 992-7844                   (844) 759-6381                                                                                             https://844skynet1.com/home/                 

https://midco.com/                https://www.arvig.net/ 

  • Refuse and Recycling

Ace Solid Waste                       Randy’s Sanitation

(763) 427-3110                         (763) 972-3335
www.acesolidwaste.com         www.randysenvironmentalservices.com

Advanced Disposal

(320) 251-8919
www.advanceddisposal.com

Sherburne County’s Solid Waste Website

Events are FREE for all Sherburne County Residents (I.D. Required)

 

Well Owner’s Handbook

Big Lake Food Shelf