Tuesday’s Presidential Primary got a lot of attention, but this coming Tuesday’s Township Day is really where politics begins. David Hann executive director of the Minnesota Association of Townships says township residents will be voting on the tax levy for the next year, with most of the money collected being used to maintain roads and bridges.
“Most Minnesotans don’t realize it but township roads constitute almost 40-percent of all the state highway miles or road miles — more than the state of Minnesota maintains, more than all the counties together maintain, more than all the cities maintain. That’s a big part of our economic infrastructure that towns are responsible for.”
Hann says some townships may be voting on their supervisor positions as well. More than 915,000 Minnesotans live in a township. You can find the location and time of your meeting by contacting your township clerk.