Isanti County pleased with results of tax forfeit lot sale

The Isanti County Board on Nov. 6 received good news about last month’s public auction for local tax forfeited properties.

“It was a good sale with bidders this year,” Angie Larson, chief deputy auditor-treasurer, informed commissioners. “The properties with buildings on them sold.”

Almost 20 parcels sold, and of the $149,660 total sale, the total paid in full was $132,260 while the remaining $17,400 was contract for deed. The majority of properties sold were those in the Bridgewater housing development in Cambridge.

In other action, the board:

• Approved establishing the Blue Lake Improvement District.

• Agreed to get construction quotes for a remodel project in Suite J at the Oakview office complex in preparation for a potential tenant.

• Learned the county highway department has already used salt at some stop sign and curb areas across the county in response to the first snowfall that yielded about 6 inches recently.

• Authorized contracting for architectural design services to remodel, upgrade the Dispatch Center at the sheriff’s office.

• Approved an Emergency Management Performance grant in the amount of $25,011 for 2013. This annual operations grant is used to help fund the Emergency Management department.

• Approved a jurisdictional transfer of a portion of Co. Rd. 50, from CSAH 7 then east .200 miles, to Stanford Township; commissioners also approved transferring a part of Holly Street, from 345th Avenue then north .166 miles, to Springvale Township.

• Approved a final plat for Blue Chip Consulting involving Wilderness Ponds Second Addition in Spencer Brook Township.

• Approved a final plat for Eric Schneider for Schneider Distillery in Bradford Township.

• Supported a resolution opposing the onsite disposal of garbage by burning or dumping.

• Hired fraud investigator Aaron Berg for the Family Services department.

• Accepted bids for installing a well and drinking fountain, along with purchasing interpretive signs, at Springvale County Park.

• Closed the open session to discuss pending litigation.