Washington County

The Washington County Board of Commissioners was presented Oct. 7 with the county’s 28th consecutive certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Financial Officers Association for the county’s 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The award recognizes good financial governmental reporting. According to a press release from the county, nationally, 16.7 percent [...]

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Alicia Lebens Stillwater Gazette The typical homeowner in Washington County can expect an increase in county property taxes thanks to a 13.5 percent increase in residential property values last year. The Washington County Board of Commissioners set the preliminary 2015 budget and tax levy Sept. 9. The board will set the final 2015 budget Dec. [...]

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The Washington County Board of Commissioners has requested funding from the Minnesota Department of Transportation for local 2016 road projects. Proposed projects for fiscal year 2016 funding include construction of a single-lane roundabout at CSAH 15 (Manning Avenue North) and Highway 97 in Scandia; construction of center left-turn lanes and right-turn lanes at Highway 61 [...]

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Washington County has launched a new low-interest loan program to help homeowners replace noncompliant septic systems. Funds will be available to any property that is not connected to city sewer services, including businesses. Loans will be made on a first-come, first-served basis, with no income or asset restrictions. The failing systems must meet certain criteria [...]

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Washington County voters are invited to see how the county’s new voting equipment works. The new system will debut throughout the county for this year’s primary and general elections. State law requires counties with new voting equipment to make the system available to the public for 60 days prior to using it in an election. [...]

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Rent in Washington County costs too much, and the problem is only expected to get worse, according to a recent study by Minneapolis-based Maxfield Research.

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