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November 18, 2018

2/2/2018 11:10:00 AM
Township elections look to be active; LID annual meeting,vote February 5

There is a relatively strong interest in the March Township elections compared to other years.

The Amador Township ballot will have incumbent Lin Strong who filed for supervisor and clerk Terri Lind also filed for re-election.

The Chisago Lake Township Board has one supervisor seat opening and four have filed. The candidates you will see on the ballot March 13 for supervisor will be:  David Reed, Norma Anderson, Shannon Johnson and Paul A. Schmidt.  Incumbent John Nelson is not seeking re-election.
Incumbent clerk, Jeanette Peterson, is running unopposed.

Franconia Township also has one supervisor seat and the clerk on the ballot.  Nobody filed for clerk so this could come down to the write-in top vote-getter.  For the one supervisor seat John Bruno, Owen Kuhnly and Brian Linde have filed.

Sunrise Township has two Supervisor seats on the ballot, and incumbent Deborah Kelleher filed and is challenged by Mark Osland for one seat and only incumbent supervisor Jerry Bjork filed for the other term. On the planning commission, three seats on the ballot are being sought by: Charlotte Wilcox, Thomas Chaklos and Ted Krause.  

Township Clerk Wendy Kowalke has filed for re-election and is unopposed.

Lent Township has shifted its elections to November, but there is still the annual meeting held as usual, March 13, to go over the budget.
LID vote February 5

The Lake Improvement District is holding an election February 5.  LID officeholders are voted in by attendees at the annual meeting.

This year Area 2 and Area 3 are on the ballot and Jill Behnke, Area 2 incumbent, has been the only person to file.

With nobody filing for Area 3 this seat will be filled by appointment, made by the LID Board, according to Director Jerry Spetzman.

The annual meeting starts at 6:30 Monday night, February 5.  The LID meets at the county government center in Center City.

The LID is a special taxing district that oversees expenses for lake water quality improvement, in a specific water contributing area surrounding the Chisago Chain of Lakes.  The Board also reviews, helps fund and authorizes lake-related programs like invasive species inspections.

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