Officials

Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 P.M. at Avon Township Hall. The Town is governed by a Board of Supervisors who are elected for a three-year term in the annual Township elections (2nd Tuesday in March). The Board is supported by a Clerk and Treasurer who are each elected to a two-year term. The Clerk is elected in even years while the Treasurer is elected in odd years.

Supervisor

Will Huston supervisorWilliam Huston
Term expires: 2019
17559 360th St.
Albany, MN 56307
320-980-1580
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Supervisor

John Merdan supervisorJohn Merdan
Term expires: 2021
32236 Co Rd 50
Avon, MN 56310
320-356-7668
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Supervisor

Mike Linn supervisorMike Linn
Term expires: 2020
PO Box 418
Avon, MN 56310
320-267-1035
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Clerk

Steve Saupe clerkStephen Saupe
Term expires: 2020
16881 Queens Rd
Avon, MN 56310
320-248-8036
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Treasurer

Kelly Martini treasurerKelly Martini
Term expires: 2019
13994 Norway Rd
Avon, MN 56310
320-356-9134
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Other

Stearns County Assessor: Kathy Korte

Town Maintenance: Joe Koopmeiners

Snowplow Operator: Joe Koopmeiners

Housekeeper: Dolores Pilarski

Supervisors appoint individuals for the following positions / duties:

Chair: Will Huston
Vice Chair: Mike Linn
Fire Board: Mike Linn
Grounds & Buildings: John Merdan

Humane Society Rep: Joe Koopmeiners / Will Huston
Joint City/Twp Plng Board: Mike Linn & Ken Mergen
Legal: Will Huston
Maintenance Worker Supervisor: John Merdan

Planning Commission Representative: Will Huston
Roads & Snow: John Merdan
Weed Inspector: Joe Koopmeiners / Will Huston

 

Planning Commission Members

The Planning Commission meets the last Wednesday of the month at 7:00 P.M. at Avon Township Hall. Individuals wishing to serve on the Planning Commission should complete an application and submit it to the Town Clerk. If there is an opening, applicants are reviewed (evaluation form) and interviewed and ultimately appointed by the Board of Supervisors at their April meeting. The term is for three-years and begins at the April meeting. Planning Commission policies and procedures are available. Members of the Planning Commission elect a chair and vice-chair at the April meeting. Members are reviewed (review form) at the end of their term. Members of the Avon Township Planning Commission are:

William Huston
Term:
17559 360th St.
Albany, MN 56307
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Ken Mergen
Term: 2016-2019
15648 Parkwood Circle
Avon, MN 56310

Stephen Saupe
Term: 2017-2020
14993 325th St.
St. Joseph, MN 56374
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Sheldon Tschida
Term : 2018-2021
37749 Sunnyfield Circle
Avon, MN 56310
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Open Position
Term: 2018-2021
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Township Hall of Fame

Avon Township is a great place to live in part because of the foresight of many individuals who previously served as Supervisor, Treasurer, Clerk and on the Planning Board. Many thanks to these folks for their service. These individuals (and their terms of service) are listed below. If there are errors or omissions, please contact the Clerk to correct.

Supervisors:

  • Mike Atkinson (1960-1961, 1964)
  • Dan Boom (1988-1994)
  • Richard Breshanan (2001-2017)
  • George Brix (1960-1961, 1964-1966)
  • Leo Gondringer (1986-1989; 1993-2002)
  • LeRoy Gondringer (2002-2013)
  • Stanley Kolodjeski (1965-1966, 1973-1978)
  • Mike Linn (2017-present)
  • Larry Melton (1994-2000)
  • Alfred Molus (1973-1978)
  • Alex Pierskalla (1973-1978)
  • Leo Pierskalla (1960-1961)
  • Sylvester Salzer (1987-1989; 1999-2003)
  • Maynard Sand (1987-1990)
  • Elmer Sauerer (1985-1988)
  • Leo Scherimus (1966)
  • Leo Stich (1971)
  • Ken Stommes (2000-2003)
  • George Terway (1964-1966)
  • Jim Yurczyk (1989-2004)

Planning Commission:

  • Cliff Borgerding (2000-2007)
  • Richard Bresnahan (1988-2001)
  • Brian Brix (1988-2003)
  • Leander Buettner (1981-1989)
  • Tony Buening (1981-1987)
  • LeRoy Gondringer (1989-1992, 2013-present)
  • Gerry Kremers (2006-2018)
  • Ken Mergen (2002-present)
  • Steve Plantenberg (2000-2002)
  • Stephen Saupe (2010-present)
  • Leo Schirmers (1981-1989)
  • Alfred Schwalbe (1982-1993)
  • Gert Schwinghamer (1981-1988)
  • Ken Stommes (1993-2000)
  • Laury Yurcyzk (1989-2003)

Clerk:

  • Ken Eiynk (1988-1990)
  • Phillip Keppers (1935)
  • Val Kociemba (1960-1961, resigns 1967)
  • Stephen Saupe (2010-present)
  • Gertrude Schwinghamer (1978; 1986-1988)
  • Renee Smith (1993-2010)
  • AG Sowada (1973-1978)

Treasurer:

  • Kelly Martini (2003-present)
  • Sylvester Salzer (1973-1978; 1989-2003)
  • Stephen Salzer (1960-1961)

Constable:

  • John Streit (1973-1975)