Road Services

Township snowplow

Providing services pertaining to the roads located within the boundaries of Star Lake Township is a major responsibility. After every significant weather event, roads will be checked for downed tree’s/limbs, wash outs, snow drifts, clogged culverts, etc..

Below are a series of articles and policies pertaining to Star Lake Township roads. Click on the "Read More" button for more detailed information.  If you have questions, please contact the Township Clerk or any of the Township Supervisors.

Update for CSAH 41 Bridge Replacement

Construction is anticipated to take 3 to 4 months. Otter Tail County plans to bid the project this fall with a construction start in spring of 2022. Access to houses will be maintained all times but boat access will be sporadic during working hours.

Summary of SLT Twp. Line Road Maintenance Agreements

Jan. 1, 2014; Rev. May 17, 2019; Rev. July 9, 2020

Township roads that serve as a boundary between two townships are referred to as “line roads”. Occasionally, roads that traverse in and out of townships, or roads that are specifically designated in a quid pro quo agreement may also be included in a Line Road Agreement. Star Lake Township has line roads with Maplewood, Dora, Dead Lake, and Maine Townships. The Star Lake Township Board has signed “Line Road Agreements” with Maplewood, Dead Lake, and Maine Townships. There currently is no Line Road Agreement with Dora Township.


GRAVEL PLAN & Road Maintenance 

Includes Carry Over from 2017 – 5/21/18, 7/2/18, 9/10/18, 11/1/18, R:6/16/19 R:5/23/22

Click the Read More button to view the Gravel Plan and Road Maintenance Projects PDF document.


Noxious Weed Control Policy

One of the many responsibilities of Township government is cooperation with a county-wide inspection to determine what, if any, noxious weeds are growing within the borders of our Township. Below are a listing ...

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Snow-Plowing Priorities/Routes (updated 01/26/18)

There are approximately 104 full-time residences located on 32 miles of township roads. In determining snow-plowing priorities these residences have identified on a map, and clustered into specific township road groups.  The intent is to reach the greatest number of residences in the shortest amount of distance/time in an efficient manner. Adherence to this routing will also insure that ALL Roads are serviced. Based upon the above criteria the following route priorities have been determined ...

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Dust Control Policy

The Town Board approved a Dust Control Policy at the December 12, 2012 monthly meeting (SLT Resolution 2014-02). Residents may download a copy of the application by clicking the link below, or by contacting the Town Clerk or any Supervisor. Briefly, the policy states that the township will coordinate & contract for Dust Control Applications to those areas where the residents have requested it be done.

Dust Control Application Request Form

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Snow Removal Policy

The Town Board approved a formal Snow Removal Policy for the township at the December 12, 2012 monthly meeting. Residents may obtain a copy of the Snow Removal Policy by contacting the Town Clerk, or any Supervisor.

Highlights of this policy include:

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Specifications for Town Roads

All roads to be accepted by the township for maintenance purposes, must meet the specifications detailed below. The town board reserves the right to waive or modify these specifications depending upon specific circumstances.

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Star Lake Township (SLT) Road Report  -  R-5/2/2019

In accordance with MN Statute 164.03 an annual road inspection was conducted by the SLT Board of Supervisors the week of on 4/28/19 of all township roads. Conducting the inspection were Supervisors Lee Mindemann, Keith Aune, and Tammy Ziegler. Click the Read More button to view the entire Road Report.


Star Lake Township Road Analysis & Plan – 2014

The gravel road design & maintenance data, as well as the technical data contained in this document are based on studies/information provided by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, The Federal Highway Administration, and the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota.

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