2010 Six Year Terms 08-16-2010

 RESOLUTION # _08-16-2010_Brandon  TownshipDouglas County, Minnesota RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE SIX-YEAR TERM OF OFFICE OPTION FOR TOWN SUPERVISORS WHEREAS, Minn. Stat. § 367.03 authorizes the adoption of an optional six-year term of office for town supervisors; and WHEREAS, the town board determines that adopting the optional six-year term for supervisors serves the public’s interest by eliminating the situation where, except when extra positions need to be on the ballot to fill a vacancy, a super-majority of supervisors will not be on the ballot at any single town election;  NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the town board of Brandon Township, Douglas County, Minnesota does hereby adopt six year terms for the position of town supervisor; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the option shall take effect immediately upon approval of the electors at the next general town election scheduled for November 2, 2010,  but shall be subject to the transition plan outlined in this resolution; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that should the voters approve the adoption of six-year terms for the position of town supervisor, the following transition plan shall be used to provide an orderly transition:  1)  The supervisor position that is scheduled to be elected at the same election at which this ballot question is submitted in November 2010 shall be designated  "Supervisor position A" and shall be elected to a six-year term such that the position shall next be on the ballot in November 2016and the person srving the position will serve until the first Monday in January of 2017. 2) The supervisor whose term was previously scheduled to expire in March of 2011 shall be designated as "Supervisor position B" and shall be extended so the position is up for election in November of 2012 and the person serving the position will serve until the first Monday in January of 2013. 3) The supervisor position that was previously scheduled to expire in March of 2012 shall be designated "Supervisor position C" and shall be extended so the position is up for election in November of 2014 and the person serving in the position will serve until the first Monday in January of 2015. 4) The positions of clerk and treasurer shall not be affected by this transition plan and shall continue to have four-year terms elected under the current election schedules. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that after this transition plan has been fully implemented, all supervisor positions shall have six-year terms of office BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that if the voters fail to approve the ballot question adopting six-year terms for town supervisors, the above transition plan shall not be used and all terms of office shall remain as they normally would under current town election cycles and applicable State laws governing November town elections; and BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the clerk is hereby authorized and directed to prepare the ballot question and take such other actions as may be needed to submit the question of approving the adoption of six-year terms of office for the position of town supervisor to the electors for a vote at the next general town election scheduled for November 2, 2010. Adopted this __16th__ day of _August_, __2010___. BY THE BRANDON TOWN BOARD                                    ATTESTED TO BY: ____Mike Cleary____________                     _____Adrian Ledermann________       Town Board Chair                                                                     Town Clerk                                                 

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Township 129 Range 29

Established as Chippewa Township September 3, 1867
Renamed Brandon Township March 11, 1881

Vital Statistics -
Location: Douglas County, MN
Land Area: 30.4 sq. mi.
Water Area: 5.1 sq. mi.
Lakes With Public Landings: 6
Population: 741 Est Apr 2017
Households 309
Township Roads: 46.86 Miles


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