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Township Roundup - 6/27/11
June 27, 2011

CARVER, WRIGHT COUNTIES, MN – Four area townships have updates this week:

Hollywood Township to sell schoolhouse and shed July 11
Hollywood Township will be selling its old township shed and schoolhouse at a live auction Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m. at the Hollywood Township schoolhouse, 3410 County Road 21 in Mayer.

Interested bidders may inspect the properties Monday, June 27 from 6 to 7 p.m.

The properties will be sold individually and will include the building and land. A 25 percent down payment will be required at the close of the auction.

At the June meeting, John Douville from the city of Cologne presented information to the board about wireless Internet. The city would like to offer wireless Internet service within the township, but will need township board approval before proceeding.

Residents are encouraged to attend the next township meeting to learn more, Clerk Becky Burns noted.

Also, the supervisors will be going on their annual road tour Thursday, June 30 at 6 p.m.

Woodland Twp. meeting July 7
The July meeting for Woodland Township has been changed to Thursday, July 7 at 7 p.m. Usually, meetings take place the second Monday of each month.

At the June meeting, the board discussed a proposal for the Lake Ida school to be renovated and used as a day retreat center for Freedom Farm. The board also talked about high water on 66th and 70th streets, according to Clerk Gloria Janikula.

Camden signs joint powers contract
The Camden Township board signed a joint powers agreement with the city of Cologne to allow the city to provide Internet service to Camden Township residents, Clerk Roger Sauerbrey noted.

Also, the township has been working with FEMA regarding the flood damage to local roads.

“We are not going to haul gravel until the roads are firmer and the frost boils go down,” Sauerbrey noted.

No picnic in Middleville this year
The Middleville Township board decided not to have its annual township picnic this year.

“We will see if there is much or any dismay communicated by residents to determine whether to bring it back next year or not,” Clerk Joey Berg noted.

In other news, Berg noted that with the wet weather, roads have been a challenge to keep in shape.

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