Rhonda Silence

Lutsen township still needs a supervisor candidate

The Lutsen township had its first meeting of 2021 on Tuesday, January 19 via Zoom. The township decided that would be the case for at least the first few meetings of the year.

The township handled routine business, but a highlight of the meeting was the announcement that Lutsen Treasurer Ashley VanDoren is running for re-election, but the township still needs a candidate for a three-year supervisor position.

Incumbent Supervisor Colleen Brennan is not running for re-election. Brennan served a one-year term after Supervisor Christine Ordeman moved away from the township. Lutsen resident Elis Walsh filled the role temporarily but did not run for the one-year term filled by Brennan.

The filing period for someone to be on the Lutsen township ballot has closed, but a citizen can still run as a write-in candidate.

Anyone wanting to run as a write-in candidate should let Lutsen Town Clerk Sharon Hexum-Platzer know by calling Hexum-Platzer at (218)663-7002 or emailing lutsentownship@gmail.com.

In other business, it was announced that Paul Goettl, who once served as chief of the Lutsen Fire Department is filling that role as well. Goettl reported that it was a slow month for the fire department. The Emergency Medical Service reported that calls were also down slightly for the year overall.

The Lutsen Township meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. The annual meeting and election will be on March 9, 2021.