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

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:
Google Maps virtual tour:

Annual Meeting and Election Notice
The New Haven Township Annual Meeting and Election will be held March 13, 2018.  The complete notice can be viewed here.

A sample ballot can be viewed here.

Absentee ballots are available now through March 12, 2017.  Please contact the Town Clerk at 507-226-1082 for any questions and additional absentee voting information.  The Town Hall office will be open Saturday March 10, 2018, from 10 AM to Noon for absentee voting.  Absentee voting is available to qualified voters anytime through the mail until March 13, 2017.  A fillable absentee ballot application is available here.  Mail completed applications to:

New Haven Township - Elections
9024 County Rd 3 NW
Oronoco, MN 55960

Possible New Haven Road Closing
The New Haven Town Board adopted Resolution #2017-15 Temporarily Closing New Haven Road NW, at a meeting on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.  A road closing gate and signage have been installed.  The road closing gate may be closed as needed without further notice. 

In order to maintain safety and keep New Haven Road open to through traffic, the New Haven Town Board adopted Resolution #2017-17 on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  This resolution requested a MNDOT speed zone study to allow the township to lower the speed limit on New Haven Road.  The MnDOT letter agreeing to do the study can be viewed here.

MN State Auditor Report
The Minnesota State Auditor released the 2016 Town Finances Report in November 2017:

Excerpts from State Auditor report for townships in Olmsted County can be viewed by selecting a financial year:  2016   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.

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:

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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