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Townships tally up Tuesday’s election
March 18, 2013
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By Starrla Cray
Staff Writer

WRIGHT, MEEKER COUNTIES, MN – A small percentage of the population made it out to the polls for area township elections Tuesday.

Results have been tallied, and annual meetings took place after the elections.

Collinwood Township
There were 12 voters in Collinwood Township, and unanimous votes were cast for incumbents John Nowak, supervisor; and Michelle Schnitzler, treasurer.

The levy approved was $223,950, which is higher than last year’s levy of $182,925. The increase for 2014 is due to a $45,000 blacktop overlay.

French Lake Township
There were 18 voters in French Lake Township, and unanimous votes were cast for incumbents Paul Erickson, supervisor; and Lucille Ekholm, treasurer.

The 2014 levy was approved at $245,000, which is the same as last year.

Kingston Township
Election of officers in Kingston Township will occur in March 2014.

At the annual meeting, the road and bridge levy was set at $174,000; the general levy was set at $53,300; and the fire levy was set at $41,443.

Overall, this is a $7,493 increase from last year.

Dassel Township
There were 12 voters in Dassel Township, and unanimous votes were cast for incumbents Erhard Woetzel, supervisor, and Galen Nyman, treasurer.

The 2014 levy was set as follows: general fund is $40,000; road and bridge fund is $79,000; fire and rescue is $36,000; and the capital fund is $175,000.

The total is $330,000, which is the same as last year.

Stockholm Township
In Stockholm Township, the two three-year-term supervisors who were elected are Larry DeRosier and Darlene Lind. The two-year-term supervisor elected is David Jorgensen.

In addition, incumbent treasurer Cecilie Sangren was re-elected for a two-year term.

At the annual meeting, the 2014 levy was approved at $290,000, which is $15,000 higher than last year, due to a possible Rhoades Avenue project with Wright County.

Ellsworth Township
Twenty-one votes were cast in Ellsworth Township. Treasurer Elvera Smith was re-elected to another two-year term, and supervisor Dave Tipka was re-elected to another three-year term.

At the annual meeting, the 2014 levy was approved with no change from last year. The general fund is $23,000, fire and rescue is $42,000, road and bridge is $85,000, and hard surface is $90,000.

Cokato Township
Forty-five votes were cast in Cokato Township. Paul “Mike” Niemela was elected as supervisor with 32 votes. Gordon Kotila received 13 votes.

Nancy Dahlman was re-elected as treasurer with 41 votes.

At the annual meeting, residents set the 2014 levy at $260,000.

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