367.33 OPTION A; ELECTION OF ADDITIONAL SUPERVISORS.
Subdivision 1. Election at annual election or special election.
Following the adoption of
option A in a town, except a town exercising the powers of a statutory city, the town board may
call a special town election to be held not less than 30 nor more than 60 days after the annual
town election at which the option is adopted, to elect two additional members to the board of
supervisors. In lieu of a special election, the town board may determine to elect the additional
members at the next annual town election.
If the town is exercising the powers of a statutory city under section
or a special law
granting substantially similar powers, the town board shall call a special election to be held not
less than 30 nor more than 60 days after the annual election at which option A is adopted to
elect the two additional supervisors.
Subd. 2. Notice of special election.
If a special election is called under subdivision 1, the
clerk shall give ten days' posted notice of it, specifying its purpose. If a newspaper is published in
the town, the clerk shall give one week's published notice of the election.
Subd. 3. Affidavits of candidacy.
shall apply to the filing of affidavits of
candidacy, except that if the additional supervisors are to be elected at a special election, the
affidavits shall be filed not more than three weeks nor less than ten days before the election, and
notice of the first and last dates for filing affidavits of candidacy shall be published at least two
weeks before the first day for filing. If publication schedules do not allow sufficient time to give
two weeks' notice, at least one weeks notice shall be given.
Subd. 4. Terms.
If the additional supervisors are elected at a special election, they shall serve
until the next annual town election. Additional members shall then be elected, one for two years
and one for three years. A candidate for one of the additional supervisor positions shall specify in
the affidavit of candidacy that the candidate is filing for either the two-year or the three-year term.
Subd. 5. Abandonment of option A.
In a town where option A is abandoned, the terms of
incumbent supervisors shall not be affected, but if one or more supervisors are elected at the annual
town election on the same day as the annual town election at which the option is abandoned, the
election of one supervisor, or two if more than one is elected, shall be null. Otherwise the offices
of the two incumbent supervisors expiring at the annual town election or elections next following
the annual election at which the option is abandoned shall not be filled. Thereafter the town board
shall be composed of three supervisors unless option A is again adopted.
History: 1975 c 274 s 4; 1980 c 509 s 145; 1987 c 90 s 7-9; 1989 c 24 s 5,6; 1990 c 401
art 1 s 1; 1990 c 585 s 32