Town Board

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.

Board Members

Treasurer & Clerk

Town Clerks and Treasurers are the administrative officials of the Township and are appointed by the Town Board. The Town Clerk is the primary “go to” person for the Township. If you need to conduct business with the township and are unsure of whom to contact, check first with the Town Clerk. The Clerk coordinates the monthly Town Board, Annual Meetings, and administers elections.

Heather Sward

Town Clerk

A town clerk performs a variety of duties for the township, including keeping meeting minutes; providing notice of meetings; filing and preserving the town’s records; and serving as the chief election officer for the town. The primary duties of the clerk are listed in Minn. Stat. § 367.11, but there are many other references to clerk’s duties spread throughout the statutes, and the clerk frequently performs other tasks needed for the town to function effectively and efficiently.​ Clerk has no set time at the Township office.
If you need to contact the Clerk please leave a message at the Township town hall (320) 396 2702.

Mary Dillner


Town treasurers are mostly responsible for properly handling and accounting for the town’s funds. Treasurers keep a register of all demands for payment made to the town and of all checks the town issues. The primary duties of the treasurer are listed in Minn. Stat. § 367.16.

Meeting Schedule

The town board of Nessel Township, Chisago County, Minnesota holds its regularly scheduled board meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the town hall located at 49205 Acacia Trail, Stanchfield MN 55080.

CCATO meetings (7:00 p.m. last Wednesday of the month). Other meetings conducted by outside organizations relating to Township issues, such as educational training.

Annual township meeting to be held on second Tuesday in March at 7:00 PM AT Nessel townhall, 40205 Acacia Trail , MN

If the date of a regular meeting falls on a holiday or conflicts with an election, the meeting will be held on the following day, time, and place. If a regular town board meeting must be held at a different date, time, or place than indicated, or if the town board decides to hold a special board meeting, notice of the meeting will be posted at the following public posting place[s] designated by the town board: The Office Door

The following are the dates on which the regular board meetings are scheduled:


January 9February 13March 13April 9May 14June 11
July 9August 14September 10October 8November 12December 10

If a regular meeting cannot be held on the date, time, or place listed above, notice of the date, time, and place of when and where the meeting will be held will be posted at least five days before the day of the meeting on Entry Door to the Office located at 49205 Acacia Trail, Stanchfield, MN.

Below are dates of other meetings that are held at Nessel Township Hall:

Board of Audit Meeting – January 9, 2024 at 6:30 pm
Presidential Nominating Primary Election – Tuesday, March 5th, 2024
Annual Township Meeting – March 12, 2024 at 7:00 pm
Local Board of Equalization and Appeal – Wednesday April 24, 2024 at 9:30 am
Primary Election – August 13, 2024
General Election – November 5th, 2024

A copy of this schedule shall be kept on file at the town’s primary office where its records are kept.

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