Townships from across the region report their election results, levies
WILLMAR -- Townships across the state conducted annual meetings Tuesday. Tax levies were set and officials were elected. The following townships in Kandiyohi County reported results of their meetings to the Tribune on Wednesday. Kandiyohi County ...
WILLMAR -- Townships across the state conducted annual meetings Tuesday. Tax levies were set and officials were elected.
The following townships in Kandiyohi County reported results of their meetings to the Tribune on Wednesday.
Supervisor Orlo Almlie and clerk Sue Morris were re-elected Tuesday. Ten people voted in the election.
The township set a revenue levy of $25,000 and a road and bridge levy of $40,000. The pocket gopher bounty was raised to $2.
Green Lake Township
Twenty-three voters elected Greg Erickson supervisor and Kristine Bengtson clerk, and approved a 5 percent increase in the property tax levy, bringing the total to $208,000. The increase is due to blacktop projects and a ditch reclamation project on township roads.
The township also renewed its support of the New London-Spicer Community Education/Recreation Department and the Kandiyohi County Fair, and updated the residents on a possible annexation agreement being discussed with the Spicer City Council.
Peter Bradford was elected to a two-year supervisor term, and Anne Butler to a three-year supervisor term. Richard Dutchak was elected clerk.
The annual levy was set at $103,000, with $23,000 for the general fund, $50,000 for roads and $30,000 for the fire fund.
Lake Andrew Township
Gordon Hjelle was re-elected supervisor and Ellsworth Hatlestad was re-elected clerk. A total of 22 votes were cast.
Tax levies approved included $92,500 to the general fund and $202,500 to road and bridge fund.
Lake Lillian Township
Steve Flann was elected supervisor and Liela Garberich was elected clerk by 13 voters in the township. The annual property tax levy was set at $55,000.
New London Township
Paul Lief was re-elected as supervisor and Nancy Hammerschmidt was re-elected clerk. The township's 2007 tax levies total $330,000, with $140,000 ($35,000 decrease) in the general fund, $150,000 (unchanged) in the road and bridge fund, and $40,000 (unchanged) in the fire fund. The general obligation bond levy is $64,000 (unchanged).
With a total of 139 voters, Dan Kleven was re-elected supervisor with 95 votes over Rick Dahline, who received 44 votes. Joan Peterson was re-elected clerk with 132 votes.
The budget was set at $88,000.
Phil Laughlin, supervisor, and Kim Van Heuveln, clerk, both were re-elected to office. The budget also was set at $90,500.
Supervisor Byron Boike and Clerk Ron Klein were both re-elected. Thirteen people cast ballots.
The budget set at $120,000, unchanged from the year before.