Help Shape North Branch Area Public Schools Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) 2018-20
Your input will be greatly appreciated to shape your North Branch Are Public Schools Continuous Improvement Plan. To share your thoughts, use this link to access the survey: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/#632499640
The thoughts and ratings you share will be used to ensure the CIP is meeting the needs of those we serve.
Here are some tips to get you started:
1)This exchange is confidential. Your thoughts will be shared, but not your identity. 2) Please be polite and respectful as you share and rate thoughts. 3) If you see a thought that is rude, hurtful or identifies a person or group, you can report it by clicking in the upper right corner of the thought. All responses will be reviewed. 4) You do not need to rate all thoughts in this exchange. It is appreciated and recommended to rate around 30 over the time the exchange is open.
The opportunity to provide the school district CIP feedback will close on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
East Central MN Business Inventors & Entrepreneurs Upcoming Meeting
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the Flink Utility Project
Updated Video of North Branch Industrial Park Dear Residents,
Welcome to an updated North Branch Industrial Park Video.
Upcoming Saturday, October 5, 2019 Events Dear Residents,
Please mark your calendar for Saturday, October 5, 2019 to attend several events happening on this date.
East Central MN Business Inventors & Entrepreneurs Meeting
Chisago County HRA/EDA Needs Your Input
Dear North Branch Residents,
The Chisago County Economic Development Authority is conducting a survey to determine why our residents are choosing to work outside of the county. With this information, we can determine the county residents’ occupational needs in order to encourage businesses to call Chisago County their home. Chisago County residents, your response to the survey is crucial to our county’s development. Deadline for survey is October 15th, 2019!
New release regarding MnDOT’s I35 unbonded project and delay of work until next year. Due to the proximity of the work MnDOT wanted to point the suspension of work for the remainder of this year with traffic resuming to full capacity for the rest of Aug, Sept and October 219 with work on NB resuming next spring 2020 until early summer. Check the website for the updated schedule.
2019 Flink Avenue Watermain and Sanitary Trunk Project
Utility Installation and Detour
The contractor plans to begin the installation of watermain and sanitary within the Flink Avenue and 400th Street intersection during the week of August 12th. During this time, the intersection will be closed to traffic, and a detour will be posted to redirect traffic to alternate routes. The detour is anticipated to last for up to two weeks, weather permitting. Adjacent property owners and travelers should use care when driving in and near 400th construction activity, observe and follow posted detour and road closures.
The North Branch Police Department is currently seeking applications for a full-time Police Officer. Applicants must have successfully completed a certified two-year or four-year post-secondary law enforcement academic program and skills training course as required by the Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training Board. Applicants must also be POST licensed or eligible to be licensed, must be a U.S. citizen, and must have a valid driver’s license.
The completed application, personal resume, and a copy of your Peace Officer license/POST Board eligibility letter must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on August 23, 2019.
East Central Energy Right-Of-Way Maintenance Notice
East Central Energy will be working on tree and brush clearing work. Please click on the link for more detailed information Complete Details
Online Farmers Market Now Accepts SNAP/EBT in North Branch
North Branch, Minnesota — North Circle Online Farmers Market is now accepting SNAP/EBT at Sprouted Branch in North Branch, one its 11 pickup locations.
North Circle, a program of Women’s Environmental Institute (WEI), allows area residents to order fresh produce, eggs, meat, and other products online from over 24 local farmers every week and pick up their orders at locations throughout East Central Minnesota.
Meadows North 2nd Addition Subdivision Construction
Dear City Of North Branch Property Owners,
The City of North Branch recently approved a new development that will be constructing roads and extending sewer and water services to the new lots west of Flink Avenue, South of 400th Street and North of Pine Lane.
Paxmar, Inc., the developer, plans to begin construction very soon.
The utility work on Flink Avenue is well underway Please be advised that a portion of Flink Avenue will be completely closed. As the utility installation on Flink Avenue continues the segment from Pine Lane to 400 Street is completely closed northbound and southbound lanes.
The anticipated closure time frame is 1 week from July 16, 2019. Please follow the posted detour route. The complete closure will take place from 7 AM to 6 PM daily, today through Friday with work hoping to be completed on this Friday.
Thank you for your patience during this construction project.
Summer Music and Movies in the Park Tuesdays in Central Park Starting July 9
Thank you to all those who made this possible!
Anderson & Koch Ford, Associated Bank, Colorful Beginnings, Inc, Early Childhood Family Education, East Central Energy, Heine Family, Neighborhood National Bank, North Branch Lions Club, and Stearns Bank
Sponsored by North Branch Area Community Education, Chamber of Commerce, City of North Branch, East Central Regional Arts Council, #ArtsLegacy #ECRAC
Flink Ave Update
Dear North Branch Residents,
The Flink Avenue Watermain and Sanitary Trunk Project is well underway. The contractor has started installing watermain along Flink Avenue which will continue through mid-July. As part of this work, the northbound lanes of Flink Avenue are closed between Pine Lane and 400th Street during working hours. Please follow the posted detour for northbound traffic and lower speeds in the work zone.
Wildridge 11 Addition Subdivision Construction Dear City of North Branch Property Owner,
The City of North Branch recently approved a new development that will be constructing 381st Trail off of 382nd Drive and extending sewer and water services to the new lots. VanMore, the developer, plans to begin construction the week of June 17, 2019. During construction, we do not expect any changes in the use of 382nd Drive. We do understand that noises from construction may take place. We do restricy construction to 7am-9pm Monday thru Saturday. No work is allowed on Sundays or Holidays. We do apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause for you.
Watermain installation along Flink Avenue is scheduled to begin the week of June 12th. During this time, the north bound lane of Flink Avenue will be closed to through traffic, and a detour will be posted to redirect traffic to alternate routes. Closure area is shown on the graphic below. Access will be maintained to the properties on Flink Avenue, but may be disrupted by contractor activities such as excavation. The work and detour are anticipated to continue into early July. Adjacent property owners and travelers should use care when driving in and near construction activity, observe and follow posted detour and road closures.
City of North Branch Branding Input Session Thursday, June 13 from 6:30 – 8:00pm
Please come to the City of North Branch Branding Input Session Thursday, June 13 from 6:30pm-8:30pm and will be held at Council Chambers, City Hall, 6408 Elm Street, North Branch, MN 55056. Description:Following an information session on May 9, the city launched its official branding effort. The all important first meeting is intended to be the meeting at which participants will be asked a series of questions that will serve as the foundation for the first round of concepts. The brand needs your input. I hope you are able to attend. Please feel free to invite others as well.
Important Residents Alert!!
Attention North Branch Residents!!
HELP US HELP YOU
This is a friendly reminder to all the residents of North Branch. No individual or organization is allowed to sell door-to-door within the city limits without an approved Transient Merchant License issued by the City Of North Branch.
Please ask for proof of license by the City Of North Branch before accepting any offers and if they do not have it please ask them to either call City Hall to get an approved transient merchant license or please call and report of any such activity at City Hall at 651-674-8113.
Please try to gather as much information of the non-compliant individual or organization as possible such as their name, phone number, car license plate number or anything that might be helpful.
Have A Great Summer Everyone!!
North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce Upcoming Speaker
Dr. Mark Thomas, Director of the Center for Addiction Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota, will speak to the North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce in June. Dr. Thomas is leading a team of researchers whose aim is to curb addiction where it starts-in the brain. He will discuss the unique research being conducted at the U, and the potential applications (and implications for our society if addiction could be cured). He will also discuss the reasons why Minnesota is the perfect place for this research to take place, as yet another example that the University of Minnesota brings tremendous value and pride to our community.
The event will take place at the North Branch American Legion (6439 Elm St, North Branch, MN 55056) on June 11 at 12:00pm. Registration for the luncheon is recommended by calling 651-674-4077 or online by June 7: https://cca.northbranchchamber.com/EvtListing.aspx?dbid2=MNNB&evtid=20328&class=B
The monthly Chamber luncheon is open to everyone! Members & non-members alike. Catered luncheon, featured business & guest speaker. $9 lunch, pay at the door. Contact Julia@NorthBranchChamber.com to find out information on our prepaid cards. RSVP requested
Hemingway Avenue Extension Construction
Flink & 400th Utility Extension Construction Project
Dear North Branch property owners!!! The The construction of a project to extend water and sewer along Flink and 400th plans to begin construction around May 15, 2019.
Please be advised to stay away from the construction zone as safety of you, your family and people visiting your home, and business is very important to all of us.
United States Census 2020 is looking for over a million people to get the census work completed. It is a great to get experience and also have flexible hours and one way to be involved to fulfill your civic learning. If you are interested in the position please apply online at the United States Census 2020 website located at https://www.2020census.gov/jobs
Interstate 35 Road Resurfacing Project Underway
Interstate 35 Road Resurfacing project in Chisago County. I’m emailing today to provide nearby communities a project update and to also ask for your assistance on getting the word out about the 2019 construction.
An eight-mile section of I-35 between the City of Harris and the Chisago/Pine County line will undergo concrete pavement work beginning April 2019. The project work will also include replacing cable median barriers, installing rumble strips and updating drainage and lighting. The improvements will enhance safety, improve traffic flow and provide a smoother riding surface. I’ve attached an I-35 project fact sheet outlining the work for your convenience.
During the construction, I-35 will be restricted to a single lane of traffic in each direction with construction occurring in two stages (see attached fact sheet for anticipated schedule).
The Rush City interchange ramp access will be maintained in both directions with two exceptions. In June 2019, crews anticipate a 2-4 week closure to reconstruct the southbound exit and entrance ramps. Additionally, crews anticipate closing the northbound exit and entrance ramps for 2-4 weeks in September 2019 for reconstruction. Detour signage will be posted during the ramp closures. The project is expected to be complete by fall 2019, weather permitting.
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
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