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:

Mary Andrist - Chair - 507.951.4624
Denny Beyer - 507.282.5741
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 3, 2018.  The fee policy can be viewed here.

Douglas Center Grove Cemetery
The Douglas Center Grove Cemetery has a website that can be viewed here:
The website includes a short history of the cemetery, veteran information, along with other information and pictures.

House-Number Fire Sign Application
The 2018 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:
2018   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:

Candidacy Filing Notice
Affidavits of candidacy for one New Haven Township Supervisor (3-year term) or Treasurer (2-year term) may be filed with the Clerk beginning January 1, 2019, and ending January 15, 2019, at 5 PM. The complete notice can be viewed here.

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.  The latest report from MnDOT is that the study should be completed in the fall of 2018.

MN State Auditor Report
The Minnesota State Auditor released the 2017 Town Finances Report in November 2018:

Excerpts from State Auditor report for townships in Olmsted County can be viewed by selecting a financial year:  2017   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 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 2018.  A comparison of the property tax mill rates for townships in Olmsted County can be viewed by selecting the year below: 
2018   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 to the Town Board by the township clerk at the January 9, 2018, 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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