The Orrock 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 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. Rather than being a task-oriented position, the office of town supervisor involves setting policy by making choices from a wide range of options. The most expensive budget and time-consuming policy item is township roads.
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.
A town clerk implements the policies adopted by the board, administers town affairs on a day-to-day basis and 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.
When are town meetings? Board meetings are held at the Town Hall at 7:00 pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
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- Orrock Town Board