CARVER COUNTY UPDATE FROM COMMISSIONER JOHN FAHEY

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BOARD OF APPEAL & EQUALIZATION SCHEDULE

Laketown Township Open Book Meeting at the Carver County Assessor's Office is scheduled for April 12 - May 14, 2021 8:00am-4:30pm.  If you disagree or have questions with your estimated market value or classifiation, the first step is contacting the Assessor's Office to discuss @ 952-361-1960.

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday March 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM via teleconference. In the event
of inclement weather the postponement date will be March 16, 2021 at 7:00 PM via teleconference.
UPDATE:  The Annual Town Meeting was recessed to August 19, 2021 at 7:00pm.

Teleconference Dial-in number: (701) 802-5066    Access code: 668691

The Town Board asked the township electors to recess the meeting until a later

day, so that the township can try to conduct the Annual Meeting fully in-person later this year, when

conditions related to COVID-19 may have improved. Notification will be mailed in advance of the meeting.  Electors unanimously voted to recess until August 19, 2021 @ 7:00pm at the Laketown Town Hall. 


DECLARATION OF TOWN BOARD VACANCY
Laketown Township has a vacancy on its Town Board of Supervisors that will be filled by appointment, voted on by the Town Board and Clerk. The appointed officer will then serve for the remainder of the normal term of office until January 1, 2023. The Town Board of Supervisors is responsible for governing Laketown Township, including all matters pertaining to Township roads, sewers and other services provided by the Township. Anyone interested in serving as a Town Board Supervisor submit a letter explaining your interest and qualifications. All letters of interest must be submitted to Laketown Township, 9530 Laketown Road, Chaska, MN 55318 or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , no later than August 9, 2020.
*** UPDATE The Town Board received two applications for Town Board Supervisor B. Both were interviewed during the August 10, 2020 Town Board meeting.  Cathy Nielsen was appointed on August 10, 2020.  The Oath of Office was administered Sept 1, 2020.  


NOTICE OF MEETING BY TELEPHONE OR OTHER ELECTRONIC MEANS
. Resolution 2020-03 Due to the coronavirus pandemic, notice is hereby given that until further notice, all Laketown Town Board meetings shall be conducted via telephone or other electronic means due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the severity of the pandemic, no members of the Town Board will be present at the Town Hall during Town Board meetings.To connect into the meeting see Agenda/Minutes section for specific agenda and dial-in instructions.

COVID-19 UPDATE
Township Office and Public Works Office Closed to Public Access.
As a provider of essential Town services such as providing sanitary sewer operations and infrastructure maintenance the Township is implementing enhanced safety measures to limit the potential for community transmission of COVID-19

Effective Tuesday, March 17, all Laketown Township offices will be closed to public access and meetings until further notice.   Township staff will be available by telephone and email during this closure.  

What you need to know

  • All Township offices are closed to in-person business until further notice. 
  • Clerk's office 952-442-5278 or 612-840-7331, voicemails will be checked frequently from 7:00am - 3:00pm M-F.  
  • Sewer emergency contact James 612-616-1862
  • Road emergency contact  Brian 302-943-8007
  • Or, email us @  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • All publicly held town meetings will be held via teleconference until further notice pursuant to Resolution 2020-03.  On-site meetings are not feasible due to the health pandemic and emergency declaration pursuant to MN Stat 13D.021.  

 Effective communication is an important component related to managing what is now a global pandemic, so we want to provide you with the following resources and information on this topic.

 • Minnesota Department of Health - School and Childcare Questions  651-297-1304 (7 days a week, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.) o Or 1-800-657-3903
• Minnesota Department of Health – Health Questions  651-201-3920 (7 days week, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
• Carver County Public Health:  Phone: 952-361-1329
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   
• Carver County website: www.co.carver.mn.us/covid-19   


Carver County 2040 Comprehensive Plan

On February 4, 2020 the Carver County Board of Commissioners adopted Carver County’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The plan is now in effect, and available for viewing online at www.co.carver.mn.us/2040plan
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County Hwy 10 Corridor Study

Carver County, in collaboration with MnDOT, Chaska, Victoria, Waconia, and Laketown Township, is working to identify transportation system improvements on Highway 10 from Highway 43 in western Laketown Township to Highway 61 in the City of Chaska. Highway 10 is an important roadway in Carver County providing connections to multiple communities and accommodating vehicle, pedestrian, bicycle, transit, and freight alike. Click HERE for more information

Plowing Snow Across Roadways
The Laketown Township Board would like to remind you that it is against the law to deposit snow in any fashion onto or across a public roadway.

Minnesota Statute 160.2715 prohibits the plowing, blowing, shoveling or otherwise placing of snow from sidewalks, driveways and parking lots onto or across public roads into the right-of-way ( in general 33 feet from the center of the road).

Snow dumped, plowed or shoveled onto a road or road right-of-way can create a hazard for both motorists and snowplows.  Snowplows have been damaged by hitting compacted snow.  Please ensure that snow from your property or equipment is not pushed or dumped onto the right-of-way.  You can be fined for leaving snow on a township road or right-of-way.