Books for Veteran's Needed (Eagle Scout Project
Angelo Vita, a Boy Scout from Troop 16 in Princeton, MN, is collecting books for our Veteran's as his Eagle Scout project. Vita states, “My Eagle Scout project came from a conversation on the lack of books at the VA. As a very avid reader and having many relatives and friends that are Veterans I knew I had to correct this situation. Thus, I worked with the VA on a plan. I am requesting your help - the plan for my Eagle Scout project is collecting books for our Veterans. The VA needs all types of books, but they especially need ones that are large print. I will be collecting books until July 6, 2018. My goal is 10,000 books to be donated. So I ask you to help me reach my goal by donating new or used books.” Donations locations are: Mille Lacs County Veteran's Offices, Milaca Theater, Princeton VFW, Berry Law Office in Princeton, Princeton Library, Christ Our Light Church in Princeton and Zimmerman, Princeton City Hall, Sherburne County Veteran Office, Isanti County Government Center, North Branch City Hall, Rush City- City Hall and Rush City VFW.
Contact: Angelo Vita
Let your voice be heard! The City of North Branch is updating its Comprehensive Plan and we want your participation! Check out our community visioning map and give feedback on what you would like to see in North Branch’s future. https://wsb.mysocialpinpoint.com/northbranch#/
MnDOT Statewide Safety Improvement Project
MnDOT will embark on a statewide safety improvement project starting this summer through fall 2018. Crews will be restriping and installing mumble strips at selected intersections in your community. Exact dates have not yet been determined. However, construction will take place during the off-peak hours of 9 am -3 pm daily in the following areas:
- Hwy 96 between Hwy 61 and Hwy 95
- Hwy 95 between North Branch and Taylors Falls
- Hwy 95 between Scandia and Marine on St. Croix
- Hwy 8 at Forest Lake
Most locations above should be completed in a few days, but motorists, residents and businesses will encounter delays throughout the work.
A little background on this project. As you may already know, more than 40% of fatal and serious crashes happen at rural intersections. With this in mind we are installing the mumble strips to help reduce speed at select locations. A recent study done by FHWA concluded that a similar safety improvement design helped to reduce injury crashes by more than 30%. This safety improvement work will be done at 80 intersections across 20 counties, and six MnDOT districts. This work may also be a low cost solution in the future to improve intersection safety.
City of North Branch Community Cafe
City Of North Branch Community Cafe Events Dates. All residents are welcome to attend and brainstorm ideas on improving the City.Click here for more details Community Cafe Event Dates
New Approved Operating Hours For East Central Regional Library In December 2017, the East Central Regional Library Board approved new operating hours at all 14 library branches across the six county area. The new hours will begin on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Please click below to see the new hours.New & Improved East Central Regional Library Hours
NBPD Accepting Applications for Volunteer Police Reserve Officers
The North Branch Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Reserve Officer. Police Reserve Officers are non-licensed and non-paid volunteers who are willing to provide volunteer hours at the North Branch Police Department on a regular basis. This position provides for a great opportunity for those considering or currently pursuing a career in law enforcement and for those who are in other careers and wish to serve their community by volunteering. For More information and how to apply, please click here.
Useful Tools For City Of North Branch Residents!!
League Of Minnesota Cities publishes reports on a yearly basis. It would be very helpful for residents of North Branch to take a look at these and see where North Branch is in comparison to other cities in Minnesota.
1. Property Tax calculator and comparison by cities/populations and see where City of North Branch is. A Very useful tool that would be appreciated by all residents of North Branch
2. Market Value and tax capacity comparison city by city for 2017
3. Property Tax Reports For Previous Years
Chisago County Tax Search website.
If you are interested in searching Chisago County Taxes by parcel ID or address you can go to the Chisago County website link provided below
Register with CodeRED For Emergency, General Community and Severe Weather Notification
CodeRED is a free community notification system that keeps citizen's informed of emergency notifications, general community notifications, and severe weather warnings. If you want to sign up to receive free texts alerts, please click the link below: