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June 3, 2009
County board OKs draft comp plan
Envision a Washington County with 132,000 more residents, nearly 60,00 additional households and more than 60,000 additional jobs. That's the growth projected for the county over the next 20-some years.
June 3, 2009 - 9:10am
April 21, 2009
Board votes to continue Dial-A-Ride services as is
The Washington County Board of Commissioners made it clear that the county is not in the business of operating transit services when it voted 5-0 Tuesday, April 14 to endorse a Metropolitan Council plan to continue to allow Metro Transit to manage Dial-A-Ride services in the county. Commissioners...
April 21, 2009 - 1:48pm
March 31, 2009
Washington County commissioner cited for DWI
Washington County Commissioner Dennis Hegberg was arrested and cited in his hometown of Forest Lake for fourth-degree driving while intoxicated over the weekend. Hegberg, 62, who represents the first district on the Washington County Board, was stopped by Forest Lake police Saturday,...
March 31, 2009 - 1:48pm
January 28, 2009
Board renews contract with state for Sentence-to-Service program
The Washington County Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 Jan. 20 to renew a joint powers agreement with the state to continue its Sentence-to-Service program. Now in its 20th year, the program provides low-risk offenders the opportunity to work off their sentences via organized community...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
December 18, 2008
County commissioners debate, then give themselves a raise
Amid all the talk about tough economic times and tight budgets, Washington County Commissioners didn't make it easy on themselves when it came time to discuss and vote on their salaries during their Dec.
December 18, 2008 - 12:00am
September 17, 2008
Transit tax board approves Washington County resolution
Washington County's representatives on a metro-wide transit improvement board have raised concerns in recent weeks on how the board will distribute funds collected from the five contributing counties' respective sales taxes. Wednesday morning, their collective voice was heard. The...
September 17, 2008 - 12:00am
September 16, 2008
County board OKs property tax levy
The Washington County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday, Sept. 9 to approve a preliminary tax levy of $85.1 million for 2009, which amounts to a 4.9-percent increase from the previous year. An additional one percent was levied to pay for the county's "Land and Water Legacy" program,...
September 16, 2008 - 12:00am
August 27, 2008
Viewpoint: An investment in the county's future
Throughout my service on the Washington County Board of Commissioners, I've had to make my share of difficult decisions. The vote this spring concerning the statewide transit tax was one of the tougher ones. No one wants to pay more taxes and I'm no different in that respect. By...
August 27, 2008 - 12:00am
August 22, 2008
County gives feedback on suggested cleanup of 3M's Woodbury disposal site
The Washington County Board of Commissioners voted Aug. 19 to approve a series of comments on the latest plans for 3M to remediate one of its perfluorochemical (PFC) disposal sites along the Woodbury-Cottage Grove border. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) held a public...
August 22, 2008 - 12:00am
August 13, 2008
Board: Higher fare is fair
If you ride the bus to work you'll likely be paying more to do so in the near future -- and the Washington County Board of Commissioners is OK with that. The board voted Aug. 5 on a resolution to support a Metropolitan Council-imposed 25-cent increase in transit fares that would...
August 13, 2008 - 12:00am
July 16, 2008
Seven file for Washington County Board elections
How do seven people fit into three seats? That's a question Washington County voters will decide regarding the respective races for three commissioner seats on the Washington County Board. Seven contenders for the three spots emerged from July 15's filing deadline. The November...
July 16, 2008 - 12:00am