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TOWN OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

Appearance

Conciliation court, appearance for township, Minn. Statutes 2004 491A.02

Application of law

Indemnification, exception, Minn. Statutes 2004 181.970

Appointments

Counties, duties regarding, Minn. Statutes 2004 365.59

Option plans, election for, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.30, 2004 367.31, 2004 367.35

Vacancies in office, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.03

Armed forces members, salary differential, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.975

Assessors, see TOWN ASSESSORS

Attorney fees

Reimbursement, Minn. Statutes 2004 465.76

Tax collection lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2004 272.30

Attorney general

Opinions given on request, Minn. Statutes 2004 8.07

Attorneys

Excessive soil loss, town attorney may perform duties of county attorney, Minn. Statutes 2004 103F.435

General proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2004 366.01

Lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2004 278.05, 2004 366.16

Municipal ballot preparation, duties regarding, Minn. Statutes 2004 204D.04

Notice given to, Minn. Statutes 2004 278.05

Requests by, attorney general opinions, Minn. Statutes 2004 8.07

Ballots, municipal elections, see Municipal ballots under BALLOTS

Benefits, exclusion from total compensation, Minn. Statutes 2004 43A.17

Blind persons, employment, Minn. Statutes 2004 256C.01

Boards of health, establishment, Minn. Statutes 2004 368.01

Bomb disposal units, workers' compensation, Minn. Statutes 2004 176.192

Bonds (officers and fiduciaries)

Approvals, Minn. Statutes 2004 574.20

Cemetery care and improvement fund managers, Minn. Statutes 2004 306.44

Examination of accounts, Minn. Statutes 2004 574.23

Execution procedures, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.23

Failure to file, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.435

Filing, Minn. Statutes 2004 358.11, 2004 367.25

General powers, Minn. Statutes 2004 366.01

Lawsuits on, Minn. Statutes 2004 574.25

Peace officers, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.22

Town treasurers, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.15, 2004 367.23

Bonds (public debt), see Towns under BONDS (PUBLIC DEBT)

Business meetings, attendance at

Funding by town boards of supervisors, Minn. Statutes 2004 366.01

Candidates for office

Absent candidates, filing guidelines for, Minn. Statutes 2004 205.13

Affidavits of candidacy, Minn. Statutes 2004 204B.06, 2004 205.13

Filing fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 205.13

Filing, procedures, Minn. Statutes 2004 205.065

Nominating petitions, signatures, Minn. Statutes 2004 204B.08

Petition in place of filing fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 205.13

Certificates and certification, false certification, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.65

Chief administrative officers

Local relief association consolidation, duties

Firefighters, see Chief administrative officer, municipalities under LOCAL FIREFIGHTER RELIEF ASSOCIATIONS

Police, see Chief administrative officer, municipalities under LOCAL POLICE RELIEF ASSOCIATIONS

Child care expenses

Advisory councils and committees, members, Minn. Statutes 2004 15.059

City planners, zoning regulations, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 366.17

Claims against the state

Permitting false claims against the government, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.455

Presenting false claims to, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.465

Clerk-treasurers, see Option D towns under TOWN CLERKS

Clerks, see TOWN CLERKS

Compensation and salaries

Advance payments, Minn. Statutes 2004 357.13

Armed forces members, reserve forces, salary differential, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.975

Assignment, sale, or transfer, rights, Minn. Statutes 2004 181.063

Attachment, Minn. Statutes 2004 570.071

Determination of, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.05

Employees transferred to local social services agency, Minn. Statutes 2004 256D.20

Fees, exclusion from salary, Minn. Statutes 2004 357.33

Garnishment, Minn. Statutes 2004 571.77

General powers, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.05

Imprest funds, disbursements from prohibited, Minn. Statutes 2004 366.01

National Guard members, reserve forces, salary differential, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.975

Receipt of unauthorized compensation, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.45

Salary limits, Minn. Statutes 2004 43A.17

Severance pay, Minn. Statutes 2004 465.72, 2004 465.721, 2004 465.722

Unauthorized, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.45

Constables, see CONSTABLES

Contracts

Bonds (public debt), disclosure agreements regarding, Minn. Statutes 2004 475.60

Copies to

Property taxes, petitions for objections or defenses, Minn. Statutes 2004 278.01

Costs and disbursements (courts)

Reimbursement, Minn. Statutes 2004 465.76

Tax collection lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2004 272.30

Damages, tax collection lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2004 272.30

Deferred compensation, see STATE DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN

Definitions

Bribery, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.415

Free speech, participation in government, Minn. Statutes 2004 554.01

Social Security law, Minn. Statutes 2004 355.01

Workers' compensation, Minn. Statutes 2004 176.011

Departments, boards, establishment generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 368.01

Deputy clerks, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.05, 2004 367.12

Digital signatures, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.381

Disabled persons, employment, Minn. Statutes 2004 256C.01

Disclosure

Bonds (public debt), disclosure agreements, Minn. Statutes 2004 475.60

Elected officials

Pictures in official publications of, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.68

Election of

Contests, see Contested elections under ELECTIONS

Generally, see MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

Notice, Minn. Statutes 2004 204B.34

Recounts, see under BALLOTS

Special election meeting, Minn. Statutes 2004 365.59

Ten year lapse of election, dissolution of town, Minn. Statutes 2004 368.47

Terms of office, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.03

Town meeting, Minn. Statutes 2004 365.10, 2004 365.51

Enforcement of law, aeronautics, Minn. Statutes 2004 360.015

Engineers, zoning regulations, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 366.17

Excluded from executive branch, Minn. Statutes 2004 43A.02

Expenses

Child care, advisory council and committee members, Minn. Statutes 2004 15.059

Reimbursement, Minn. Statutes 2004 43A.17

Travel, Minn. Statutes 2004 15.435, 2004 367.05, 2004 367.11

Fair Labor Standards Act, exclusion, Minn. Statutes 2004 177.23

Fence viewers, Minn. Statutes 2004 344.01 to 2004 344.19, 2004 383C.809

Fire marshals, fireworks, confiscation, Minn. Statutes 2004 624.24

Force, grounds for use, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.06

General powers, categories of activities, Minn. Statutes 2004 365.10

Government

Town officers and employees defined as, Minn. Statutes 2004 554.01

Holidays, religious, Minn. Statutes 2004 15A.22

Hours of work

Overtime, Minn. Statutes 2004 176.021, 2004 177.25

Town board, determination, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.05

Impersonating, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.475

Imprest fund custodian

Appointment and duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 366.01

Indemnification, exception, Minn. Statutes 2004 181.970

Insurance

Group insurance, bidding requirement, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 43A.316

Public employees insurance program, see under PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Self-insurance employee health plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.617

Interchange among government agencies, Minn. Statutes 2004 15.51 to 2004 15.58, 2004 299A.68

Interpretation of law, retroactive vacations, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.66

Lawsuits

Continuance, under option plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.32

Naming and defense proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2004 365.40

Notification proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2004 365.38

Payment and execution proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2004 365.41

Property taxes, Minn. Statutes 2004 278.05

Public participation lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2004 554.02

Tax administration violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 270.06

Tax collection, lawsuits against officers or employees, Minn. Statutes 2004 272.30

Layoffs, community corrections programs, Minn. Statutes 2004 401.04

Leaves of absence

Athletic leave of absence, Minn. Statutes 2004 15.62

Elective office, Minn. Statutes 2004 3.088

Military or uniformed service, Minn. Statutes 2004 192.261

Sick leave, see same under this topic

Liability

Closed or barricaded roads, use, Minn. Statutes 2004 164.152

Continuance, under option plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.32

Contracts requiring excess property tax levies for payment, Minn. Statutes 2004 275.27

Government immunity, Minn. Statutes 2004 466.03

Indemnification, Minn. Statutes 2004 466.07

Limitation of liability, Minn. Statutes 2004 466.04

Personal liability, Minn. Statutes 2004 365.41

Town treasurers, see same under this topic

Unauthorized credit card purchases, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.381

Metropolitan towns, terms of offices, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.03

Mileage allowances, generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.665

Military or uniformed service

Leaves of absence, Minn. Statutes 2004 192.261

Reemployment rights, Minn. Statutes 2004 192.261

Military service

Leaves of absence, Minn. Statutes 2004 192.26

Pension and retirement rights, preserved, Minn. Statutes 2004 192.262

Salary differential, reserve forces on active duty, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.975

Misconduct, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.43

Moderators for town meetings, Minn. Statutes 2004 365.50, 2004 365.56

Motor vehicles

Publicly owned, personal use, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.666

Rideshare program vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2004 174.257

National Guard members, see NATIONAL GUARD

New towns, terms of office, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.03

Nonconsensual common law liens

Presumptions, Minn. Statutes 2004 514.99

Oaths of office, Minn. Statutes 2004 358.11, 2004 367.25

Option A towns, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.03, 2004 367.33

Option B towns

Terms of office, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.03

Treasurers, see Town treasurers under this topic

Option C towns, administrators, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.30, 2004 367.31, 2004 367.35

Option D towns

Combined clerk and treasurer, see Option D towns under TOWN CLERKS

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.03

Overtime, Minn. Statutes 2004 176.021, 2004 177.25

Payments by, voter registration, costs, Minn. Statutes 2004 201.211

Payments to

Advance payments, Minn. Statutes 2004 357.13

Fees, exclusion from salary, Minn. Statutes 2004 357.33

Illegal fees, treble damages, Minn. Statutes 2004 357.29

Witness fees, exclusion, Minn. Statutes 2004 357.23

Payroll

Deductions, individual annuity contracts, purchasing, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.426

Peace officers, see Towns under PEACE OFFICERS

Planning and zoning commissions

Zoning, duties regarding, Minn. Statutes 2004 366.17

Political activities, Minn. Statutes 2004 211B.09, 2004 211B.19

Poor relief workers, Minn. Statutes 2004 256D.20, 2004 261.002

Powers, peace officers, Minn. Statutes 2004 436.05

Property held in custody by, interference with, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.47

Public office, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.44

Qualifications

Constitutional provisions, Minn. Const. art 12 s 3

Records and record keeping

Town treasurers, see same under this topic

Transfer to successor, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.01

Voter registration, duties, failure to perform or enforce, Minn. Statutes 2004 201.27

Reinstatements

Military or uniformed service completed, Minn. Statutes 2004 192.261

Reports given

Debt service deficiencies, Minn. Statutes 2004 475A.04

Licenses, taxes, Minn. Statutes 2004 270.06

Tax assessments and collection, Minn. Statutes 2004 270.06

Voter registration, violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 201.27

Residence, change, vacancies in office, Minn. Statutes 2004 351.02

Resignations, town board, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.02

Retirement

Elected officials, Minn. Statutes 2004 353D.01

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 353.01

Supplemental pensions, local plans, establishment, Minn. Statutes 2004 356.24

Rideshare program, generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 174.257

Road authorities, see under TOWN ROADS

Severance pay

Highly compensated employees, Minn. Statutes 2004 465.722

Treatment, Minn. Statutes 2004 465.72, 2004 465.721

Sick leave

Accumulated credits, workers' compensation, use, Minn. Statutes 2004 176.021

Compensation plan, Minn. Statutes 2004 43A.17

Elected officials, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.66

Exclusion from severance pay, Minn. Statutes 2004 465.72, 2004 465.722

Unused sick leave, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.66

Signatures, electronic approvals, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.381

Snow removal workers

Deemed as employees, Minn. Statutes 2004 160.21

State funds, failure to pay over, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.445

Surplus property, sales to, Minn. Statutes 2004 15.054

Terms of office, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.03

Testimony, impassable town roads, Minn. Statutes 2004 163.16

Town administrators, option C towns, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.30, 2004 367.31, 2004 367.35

Town assessors, see TOWN ASSESSORS

Town roads, duties, see TOWN ROADS

Town treasurers

Appeals by, Minn. Statutes 2004 276.11

Approvals by, public works contractors payment and performance bonds, Minn. Statutes 2004 574.28

Audited accounts, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.18

Bonds (officers and fiduciaries), Minn. Statutes 2004 367.15, 2004 367.23

Bonds (public debt), duties regarding, Minn. Statutes 2004 475.69

Candidate filings, duties regarding, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.12

Compensation and salaries, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.05

Depository selection, Minn. Statutes 2004 118A.02, 2004 366.07

Deposits, duties regarding, Minn. Statutes 2004 118A.02, 2004 366.01, 2004 366.08

Deputy treasurers, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.05, 2004 367.161

Financial statements, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.16

Funds and accounts, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.16

Liability, Minn. Statutes 2004 118A.02, 2004 366.01, 2004 366.08

Metropolitan towns, elections, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.03

Neglect of duty by, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.17

Notice received, Minn. Statutes 2004 35.71, 2004 435.202

Option B towns, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.03, 2004 367.30, 2004 367.34

Option D towns, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.03, 2004 367.30, 2004 367.31, 2004 367.36

Order of payment, interest, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.19

Payments by, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 412.081

Record keeping, Minn. Statutes 2004 65A.50, 2004 367.16, 2004 475.70

Reports given, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.70, 2004 475A.04

Successors, duties to, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.16

Towns, outstanding obligations, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.70

Town zoning commissioners, Minn. Statutes 2004 366.16

Township telephone systems, see under MUNICIPALLY OWNED UTILITIES

Travel expenses

Airline credits or benefits, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2004 15.435

Authorization of, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.05

Statements of, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.11

Tuberculosis, contracting

Labor and Industry Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 175.17

Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals, appellate jurisdiction, Minn. Statutes 2004 175A.01

Unauthorized compensation, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.45

Unemployment insurance, see UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

Vacancies in elective offices

Active duty by incumbents, Minn. Statutes 2004 192.263

Appointment, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.03

Elections, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.03

Military service, Minn. Statutes 2004 192.26 to 2004 192.29

Officer's inability or refusal to serve, procedures for, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.03

Residence, change, Minn. Statutes 2004 351.02

Special municipal elections, Minn. Statutes 2004 205.10

Town treasurers, Minn. Statutes 2004 367.16

Vacation

Accumulated credits, Minn. Statutes 2004 176.021

Compensation plan, Minn. Statutes 2004 43A.17

Elected officials, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.66

Exclusion from severance pay, Minn. Statutes 2004 465.72, 2004 465.722

Retroactive vacations, interpretation of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.66

Unused vacation, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.66

Violations and penalties, voter registration

Duties, failure to perform or enforce, Minn. Statutes 2004 201.27

Workers' compensation insurance

Premiums, computation, Minn. Statutes 2004 79.211

Workers' compensation

Bomb disposal units, Minn. Statutes 2004 176.192

Employees, defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 176.011