Silver Creek Township
Wright County, Minnesota - Established April 6, 1858
"Government at a Grassroots Level"
The Silver Creek Township Board of Supervisors meets twice a month, and on additional dates if needed. The meetings are carried out using Parliamentary procedure, which is a set of rules that govern how business is carried out by a governing board. The authority and obligations of local governments are largely provided by the legislature and set forth in state statute. The Open Meeting Law (OML) provides the single largest source of meeting requirements for towns. The essential purposes of the OML is are to assure that public matters are not decided in secret, that the public remains informed, and that an opportunity is provided for the public to present its views. To further these goals, the legislature requires town boards and their committees to satisfy certain requirements before and while they are meeting. An agenda is developed and followed to help prevent meetings from drifting off topic, and allows the public to see the order of events. The board approves minutes from the meeting to be made available to the public.
The Township is required to hold an Annual Meeting. At this meeting, a moderator is selected by the people. One of the important items to be discussed and voted on at this meeting is the tax levy.