About Us

A town board of supervisors, elected to staggered three-year terms on an annual basis, make up the governing body for Star Lake Township. The annual elections are held on the second Tuesday of March each year in coordination with the township’s annual meeting. The board of supervisors are joined by a township clerk and a township treasurer. In Star Lake Township the Clerk and Treasurer are appointed positions.

The annual meeting is what really sets townships apart from other forms of local government.  At this meeting, the residents of the township have a direct opportunity to have a voice in how the township will be run.  They do this by voting on a variety of matters on which the town board must receive elector approval, and most importantly, by directly voting on and approving the township’s tax levy for the next year.  This means that, with very limited exception, the town board can only spend that which has been authorized by the voters.

More informatoin about township government can be found here:  Township Government 101 - A Township Government Primer

 

Star Lake Township Supervisors - Contact Info and Responsibilities

The following details the “division of labor” amongst the three Township Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors are ultimately responsible for all facets of township operations. However, to address the needs of the township in an orderly and efficient manner, the following details how the board will divide the work to insure it not only gets done, but that each Supervisor is fully engaged.

Board Chairman

Lee Mindemann (2016-2018)
32739 380th Street
Dent, MN 56528
Phone: 218- 298-2010
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Responsibilities

Township Communications
Township Employee relations/supervision
Coordination with Twp Clerk & Treasurer
General Summer Road Operations
Road Projects/Graveling/Dust Control & Grading Opns
Contractor Communications: tree trimming, etc.

Vice Chairman

Ron Peterson (2016-2019)
37612 300th Avenue
Dent, MN 56528
Phone: 218-758-2455

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Responsibilities

Ditch Mowing
Coordination of brush mower, shouldering disc
Maintenance/Repair coordination with Brian’s Repair, or other vendors
Propane/Diesel/Electricity
Townhall Maintenance – Building & Grounds

Supervisor

Tammy Ziegler (2017-2020)
35157 Co Hwy 41
Dent, MN 56528
Phone: 701-367-7164
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Responsibilities

Culverts
Signage
Noxious Weed Inspection Program
Pest Control – i.e. beaver/gopher, etc.
Election Support

Township Staff

If you have a question or concern, or have an agenda item for a monthly meeting, please contact our Township Clerk.

Clerk

Jeff Michaelson (Appointed)
39840 Star Hills Dr
Dent, MN 56528
Phone: (612) 210-6144
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Treasurer

Ronola Richards (Appointed)
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Road Staff

Mike Sundblad - Grader Operator
Jeff Michaelson - Snow Plow Operator
Vic Johnson - Snow Grader
Ray Harthun - General Maintenance
& Brushing Operations

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Map

To view the Star Lake Township GIS map click HERE.

The GIS map contains more detailed information when you zoom in by clicking the left mouse button.

The GIS map is prepared by Otter Tail County's GIS Department.
For more information visit the OTC website.

 

starlakets01Star Lake Township Map

This map shows the boundaries of Star Lake Township.

Click on the image for a larger view.