The Nessel Township Board of Supervisors consists of five supervisors, elected by the residents of the township in staggered four-year terms. Elections are held in November. The board chooses a Chairperson and a Vice-Chairperson annually.
What is a Nessel town board?
A Nessel town board is an elected body chosen to conduct the affairs of the town. In Nessel Township, five supervisors comprise the town board and are supported by a clerk and a treasurer. Supervisors serve four-year terms, while the supervisors appoint clerks and treasurers.
The powers and duties of towns and town officers are set out in state statute. There are optional forms of town government provided for in statute that allow the town voters to change the basic town board structure by: appointing the clerk and/or treasurer, combining the clerk, and treasurer positions, adopting a five-member board of supervisors, choosing November elections, or use of mail-in ballots (provided your county approves).
What are the duties of a town supervisor?
By law, supervisors “have charge of all town affairs not committed to other officers by law.” Minn. Stat. § 366.01,subd. 1. Town supervisors are charged with the duty to make decisions on behalf of the town and have the responsibility to see that the town fulfills its duties to the state and to town residents. Common duties include awarding contracts, authorizing township expenditures, and adopting ordinances.
When are town meetings?
Board meetings are held at the Town Hall at 7:00 pm on the second Tuesday of each month.
Township residents are welcome and encouraged to attend board meetings. There is a designated time for residents to address the board during every board meeting. If you have an issue that will need a formal board decision, please contact the Town Clerk to have your name listed on the agenda. Agenda items must reach Town Clerk by 3:00 pm the Thursday before the scheduled meeting.