What is being proposed?
Put simply, it is proposed that the existing Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District boundary be adjusted to match the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes watershed drainage area.

In 2009 the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District Board of Directors adopted the official Minnesota Department of Natural Resources map of the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed. The Board made the decision to work on projects throughout the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed and not limit projects to the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District taxation area identified in 1984. The Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District Water Resource Management Plan, mission, goals, objectives and by-laws are based on the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed.

In December 2014, the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District Board of Directors passed a motion to recommend that the Chisago County Board of Commissioners begin the process of adjusting the original 1984 Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District taxation boundary to match the official 2009 Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed developed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

In March 2015, the Chisago County Board of Commissioners passed a motion to prepare a Resolution of Intent initiating the process to evaluate and potentially adjust the taxation boundary to be consistent with the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed boundary.

On May 20, 2015 the Chisago County Board of Commissioners approved a Resolution of Intent to re-establish the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District consistent with the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed boundary.

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1. What is the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed?
2. What is the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District?
3. Why is the current Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District boundary different from the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed?
4. What is being proposed?
5. What are the benefits of the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District?
6. Why are lakes and streams in the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed important?
7. How does what we do in the watershed affect lakes and rivers?
8. What is the responsibility of the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District to the community?
9. What are the responsibilities of landowners?
10. What are the tax impacts?
11. Do lakeshore homeowners pay more taxes to the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District than non-lakeshore owners?
12. How would a parcel be affected if the watershed boundary line crosses through the parcel?
13. If approved, when would the boundary adjustment take place?