What is a township?
In the late 1700s, Congress ordered a survey that divided the territory that became Minnesota into 36 square-mile tracts of land called townships. When Minnesota became a state, its legislature created a process for those living within these “congressional townships” to organize themselves into a form of local government called town government in which a town board governs, but residents have direct input through the annual township meeting
2nd Monday of the Month @ 6:00 PM
(Agenda appointments at 7:00 PM)
(Columbus Day Not Observed)
Fish Lake Township Election of Officers and Annual Meeting
2nd. Tuesday in March
Election 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Meeting 8:05 pm
Fish Lake Township is divided between three school districts:
Approved 2018 Budget:
General Government $77,000
Fire Protection $48,000
Roads and Bridges $428,000
Cert of Indebt. $7,800
Miles of Roads: 60
Fish Lake contracts with 3 different Fire Departments, Cambridge Fire Department serving the west half of the township, Rush City Fire Department serving the NE quarter of the township and North Branch Fire Department serving the SE quarter of the township.
Finally, police protection for the township is provided by the Chisago County Sheriff’s Department.