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.  The following details how the board will divide the work to get it done in an efficient manner.

Board Chairman

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

  1. Township Communications
  2. Township Employee relations/supervision
  3. Overall Road Operations
  4. Road Projects/Graveling/Dust Control & Grading Opns, Tree Trimming, etc.
  5. Misc. Contractor Communications

Supervisor

Keith Aune (2017-2018)
30464 380th St.
Dent, MN 56528
Phone: 218-758-3919

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Responsibilities

  1. Coordinate all mowing/brushing operations, as well as shouldering disc
  2. Maintenance/Repair coordination with Brian’s Repair, Ziegler, or other vendors
  3. Propane/Diesel/Electricity
  4. Town Hall Maintenance – Building & Grounds
  5. Pest Control – i.e. beaver/gopher, and Town Hall spraying, etc.

Supervisor

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

  1. Noxious Weed Inspection Program
  2. Signage
  3. Culverts
  4. 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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Equipment Operators

Motor Grader - Mike S./Vic J./Lee M.
Snow Plow - Jeff M./Ray H.
MF Mower - Terry J./Mike S.
JD Brush Mower - Ray H./Terry J.

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.