CARVER, McLEOD, WRIGHT COUNTIES, MN Five area townships have updates for the week of Aug. 23.
Watertown Twp. to discuss ‘park and ride’ at September meeting
The next meeting for Watertown Township will be Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Watertown Township Hall, Clerk Ann Bruner said. Normally, meetings are the first Monday of each month, but the date was changed in September because of the Labor Day holiday.
The September meeting will include an informational discussion regarding a proposed Minnesota Department of Transportation Highway 7 and Highway 25 ‘park and ride.’
About 13 percent of township residents voted in the Aug. 10 primary. The general election will be Tuesday, Nov. 2.
Camden considers term changes
“We are going to ask the voters at the November election if they want to change the term of office for the supervisors from four years to six years,” Camden Township Clerk Roger Sauerbrey noted.
With a six-year term, Camden Township would have one supervisor up for election every two years. Currently, two supervisors (out of three total) are up for election every four years.
Also, Camden Township Board is recommending that Carver County commissioners allow snowmobiles on the Dakota Rail Trail, Sauerbrey added.
Hollywood Twp. filings close
Filings for Hollywood Township have closed, Clerk Becky Burns noted.
Chuck Schuft refiled for the treasurer position. For one supervisor position, Ron Kassulker refiled, and Elwin Bauer filed. For the other supervisor position, Curtis Thaemert refiled, and Lynn Herrmann and Jim Burns filed.
In other township news, the board heard that the process to lower the radio tower has started. This week, plans are to lower the tower to 349 feet. Everything should be completed by Friday, Aug. 27.
Bergen to buy new posting board
Bergen Township will be purchasing a new board for posting notices, Clerk Amy Meyer noted.
“The previous board was damaged beyond repair during a recent storm,” she said.
Also, the Bergen Township maintenance worker is working on getting brush cut in the roadways, Meyer added.
Middleville to fix frost boil issues
The maintenance worker at Middleville Township will be working on frost boil problems on the north end of Gowan Avenue and on 40th Street, west of Wright County Road 6, Clerk Joey Berg said.