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Township roundup - 04/16/12
April 16, 2012

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

Winsted Twp. to discuss replacement of culvert May 2
Wednesday, May 2, Winsted Township board members will be meeting with invited contractors to discuss bid requirements for the replacement of a culvert on Cable Avenue, Clerk Susan Goebel noted.

Winsted Township’s board of appeal and equalization meeting will take place Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. in the Vollmer room at city hall.

The next regular meeting will take place Wednesday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in the Vollmer room.

Spring road inspections took place April 15.

Farmers are reminded that no tilling is permitted within the road rights of way. Per Minnesota statute MS 106.40, the right of way extends 33 feet from the center of the road.

Hollywood Twp. to offer dust control
Hollywood Township residents who are interested in dust control services may contact Clerk Becky Burns for an order form. Residents can also fill out a form at the township’s Monday, May 14 meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m.

At the April meeting, the board approved the purchase of a New Holland H6730 disc mower.

Marysville Twp. cleanup April 21
Cleanup day for Marysville Township is scheduled for Saturday, April 21 from 8 to 11 a.m.

The township’s board of appeal and equalization meeting took place April 13, Clerk Kathy Ronning noted.

Watertown Twp. reminds farmers of crop planting guidelines

The Watertown Township board and Carver County staff are urging farmers to voluntarily refrain from planting crops within rights of way. Tilling and planting a crop within a right of way is a violation of state statute, and can block the clear vision of traffic signs and diminish sight lines for motorists.

According to the Watertown Township newsletter, “this could result in accidents and possibly lawsuits involving those responsible for farming being done within the right of way.”

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