Area townships filing period closes Jan. 15

The filing period for township elections is drawing to a close. Filing for two positions in five area townships began on Tuesday, Jan. 1, and continues until Tuesday, Jan. 15.

The two positions are for town treasurer (2-year term) and one supervisor (3-year term). Township residents interested in serving can file with their town clerk until 5 p.m. on January 15. Interested candidates should arrange to meet with the town clerk before that time to submit their application and pay the filing fee.

Township elections will be held Tuesday, March 12. Area townships holding elections include:

New Market Township – Contact clerk LeRoy Clausen at 952-461-1920 or 952-461- 2333.

Cedar Lake Township – Contact clerk Arnita Novotny at 952-758-4943.

Wheatland Township – Contact clerk James Duban at 507-744-2742 or 507-995- 7446.

Derrynane Township – Contact clerk Cindy Jirak at 952-758-2027 or 507-357- 8299.

Webster Township – Contact clerk Todd Elwood at 507-413-2488 or toddandheidi@ integra.net.

Helena, Belle Plaine and Lanesburgh townships have moved their annual elections to November, to coincide with the general election.

They will not be holding elections this spring.