The Maintenance Department consists of two skilled employees. Their duties include general maintenance and repair of roadways, traffic signs, township buildings, parks, properties and equipment. To best serve the needs of the community, the Township may also use the services of private contractors and consultants. The Township also retains an engineering firm for major road projects.
The Maintenance Department is located at 31603 Mildred Avenue. If you have road or traffic conerns, please contct the Chisago Lake Town Clerk at (651) 257-6906 or Maintenance Supervisor, Matt Wikleius at (651) 257-0435. We will try and address your concerns in a timely manner.
It is the mission of the Chisago Lake Township Maintenance Department to provide the citizens of Chisago lake with the highest standard of public facilities consistent with sound engineering practices and fiscal responsibility.
If you see any damaged signs or roadway property within the Township, please contact the Town Clerk so that we may make arrangements for the repair.
Chisago Lake Township is responsibile for a total of 76.5 miles of roadway. 34.7 miesl of gravel and 41.8 miles of blacktop.
The Maintenance Department would like to let everyone know that they will begin spraying sometime in May when things start greening up. So if anyone would like to put out "NO SPRAY" signs we would suggest to do it in April. To get more information on the spray that will be used click on the following link Alligare Triclopyr 4.
If you have further concerns or questions on Noxious Weeds please check out the following website:
Snow Plowing Policy
Chisago Lake Township Snow Removal Policy
The goal of the Township is to have all roads, passable within a reasonable time after a snowfall. The Township of Chisago Lake North and South does not assure a completely bare road and will not sand entire sections of roadway. Users of the road system are expected to use and exercise caution when on Township roads. The legal speed limit is not possible at all times.
SNOW REMOVAL PROCEDURES
1). Dispatching of Snow Plows
Snowplows will be dispatched after the snowfall has stopped. During extended periods of snowfall, exceptions may be made. If snowfall stops during regular working hours plows will be dispatched. If snowfall stops during night time or early morning hours, plows will be dispatched between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. Weekend plowing will be the same as weekdays.
Clearing of road will be done in the following stages:
a). Making road passage.
b). Widening and sanding when possible.
c). Cleaning and widening.
3). MAIL BOXES AND FENCES
Homeowners are responsible for damaged mailboxes due to snow removal efforts on all incorrectly installed mailboxes and fences.
Township residents are to be reminded it is unlawful to plow snow from private drives onto or across public roads.
Jeanette Peterson, Clerk
Chisago Lake Township
Information on why Invasive Phragmites are a threat to our area, how to identify it and how to most effectively treat can be found on the following website: