Information Library

The Library contains documents developed by MAT Staff for the Association’s members, and links to resources provided by third-parties. Town officers can request copies of individual documents produced by MAT from the Library using the document numbers listed in this Index.

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Township 101

What is a township? How to run for town office? Board of Appeal & Equalization instructions.
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Sales Tax

Local Government Industry Guide, Explanation, Exemptions, Current Sales Tax Info FAQs
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Noxious Weeds List

Minnesota Noxious Weeds Handbooks, Trainings, Reports
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Roads & Signs - Reflective Requirements

Federal Sign Requirements, Model Road Policies, Inspection Forms
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Clerk & Treasurer

Workplace posters
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Broadband

FY 2021 Broadband Infrastructure Program
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Township General Information

Optional Plans, Urban Powers, New Officer Agency Contact List, and more introductory information
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Elections

Certificate of Election, Secretary of State materials, Oath of Office, resolutions, guides
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Township Officers

Resolutions and procedures for appointing Vice- and Deputy- board members, Reimbursement Policy, Clerks as Ex-Officio Notaries
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Town Meetings

Hearings, special meetings, tips for efficient meetings, Parliamentary Procedure, Annual Meeting, administrative policy
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Records Retention

Notification forms, MN Historical Society resources, sample schedule resolution
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Township Powers

Several important guides developed by MN Association of Townships attorneys. Joint powers, ordinances, common law conflicts.
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Employment

Hiring employees, Federal labor requirements, seasonal employees, pay equity
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Specific Town Duties

Animal bounties, Licensing authority, Liquor licenses, Weed inspection duties, Fence law
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Emergency Services

Imposing a charge for services, Meeting remotely resolution, Preparedness plan
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Contracts

Lowest responsible bidder, Responsible contractor, IC-134 forms, use of RFPs, Sample contracts, Road work completion certificate
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Finances

CTAS page, BSO Tutorial, Contributions and Donations, Claim form, Assessments, Investment, Indebtedness
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Planning, Zoning, & Land Use

Boundary adjustment, General overview of planning and zoning handbook, Practical guide to 60-day rule
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Township Roads

Overview and statute reference, minimum maintenance, ditches, Snow/Ice, town road flowchart, drainage, lines, cartways, and more
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Risk Management

Procedural standards for township officers, town hall rental policy, work comp basics, volunteer services agreement
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General Forms

Affidavit of Personal Service, Affidavit of Mailing, Affidavit of Posting
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Township Manual

The manual is updated each year, and introduces newly elected officials to township government. Includes 17 chapters.
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MN Township Law Book

MAT attorneys have compiled laws pertaining to townships. The most recent version was compiled in 2017.
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Spring Short Courses

Content and video link to past Spring Short Courses
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Township Tuesday

The purpose of these calls with MAT Staff is to provide updates and ask questions.
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