NEW HAVEN TOWNSHIP   Olmsted County, Minnesota
Notices and Elections

 

Office Coverage
Meetings with the Planning and Zoning Administrator are by-appointment scheduling.  Planning and Zoning Administrator Ann Fahy-Gust can be reached at 507.206.9772 for appointments.  Burning permits can be obtained from Ann or any of the Township Supervisors.  Their numbers are:

Denny Beyer - Chair - 507.282.5741
Mary Andrist - 507.951.4624
Brian Hervey - 507.951.1957

You can also send any of us an email at nhtownship@bevcomm.net

Road Grading Policy
The Michael Wood LLC road grading policy, approved by the Town Board on November 10, 2015, can be viewed here.

Snow Removal Policy
The Michael Wood LLC snow removal policy, approved by the Town Board on October 13, 2015, can be viewed here.

Fee Policy
The fees for copies of public records, NSF returned checks, and burning permits, were approved by the Town Board on April 4, 2017.  The fee policy can be viewed here.

House-Number Fire Sign Application
The 2017 House-number fire sign application can be accessed here.  New Haven residents can purchase fire signs for $50, including installation.

Campaign Certifications Of Filing
Under Minnesota Statute 211A.02 subd.6, the Campaign Financial Report Certifications of Filing can be viewed by selecting the year below:
2017   2016   2015   2014

Douglas State Trail
The Douglas State Trail is a 12.5-mile multiple-use trail developed on an abandoned railroad grade, with parallel asphalt and natural surface trails.  About 7.4 miles of the trail are in New Haven Township.

For more information on the Douglas State Trail:
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_trails/douglas/index.html
Map:
http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/maps/state_trails/douglas.pdf 
Google Maps virtual tour:
https://goo.gl/maps/YvVUk

Co Rd 113 Address Change Notice
The US Post Office has confirmed that updates are in place so that residents on the old Co Rd 113 can use either their old or the new street address.  Either street address should work for at least one year.

Special Town Board Meeting Notice
The New Haven Town Board will hold a special meeting on Friday, September 22, 2017, beginning after 8:00 AM at the Town Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to: 1) Consider alternatives to improve safety on New Haven Road NW; 2) Conduct the fall road inspection.  The complete meeting notice can be viewed here.

Public Hearing Notice
The New Haven Town Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, beginning after 6:30 PM at the Town Hall.  The purpose of the public hearing is to consider a zoning change from A2 to RA for 13237 New Haven Road NW.  The complete public hearing notice can be viewed here.

MN State Auditor Report

The Minnesota State Auditor has released the 2015 Town Finances Report in November 2016:
http://www.osa.state.mn.us/default.aspx?page=20161115.000

Excerpts from State Auditor reports for townships in Olmsted County can be viewed by selecting a financial year:  2015   2014  

Analysis shows that New Haven Township is in great financial shape.  New Haven Township has the lowest tax levy mill rate and lowest taxes per capita in Olmsted County.  New Haven Township also has one of the highest total reserves and reserves per capita for any township in Olmsted County and no debt.

Olmsted County MHMP Planning Team
New Haven Township is participating in the Olmsted County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP) planning team to help put together strategies and actions that are a priority for our jurisdiction. A video has been prepared to help stimulate thoughts on what preparations should be made. The Youtube video can be viewed here.  If you have any ideas that you think might be helpful, please forward them to any Town Board member or email them to nhtownship@bevcomm.net

Property Tax Mill Rates
New Haven Township once again has the lowest property tax mill rates in Olmsted County in 2017.  A comparison of the property tax mill rates for townships in Olmsted County can be viewed by selecting the year below: 
2017   2016   2015

Historical property tax mill rates back to 2007 for government units in Olmsted County: http://www.co.olmsted.mn.us/prl/propertyrecords/PayingPropertyTaxes/Pages/TaxRates.aspx

A comparison of historical property tax mill rates for New Haven Township and some neighboring communities is available here

To calculate the property tax from a government unit on a parcel, divide the taxable market value of the parcel by 10,000 and multiply by the mill rate for the government unit.

A chart presented by the township clerk at the July 11, 2017, regular town board meeting, showing a long-term plan to balance cash reserve decreases with property tax levy increases over the next five years, can be viewed here

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