Guide to government: Grey Cloud Island TownshipGrey Cloud Island Township is the smallest in the state at three square miles. It is governed by a three-person town board.
Grey Cloud Island Township is the smallest in the state at three square miles. It is governed by a three-person town board. The township treasurer is also an elected office in addition to the township clerk. All serve four-year terms except for the clerk who serves a two-year term. The board meets once a month at 7 p.m. on the second Monday. The township planning commission meets once a month at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of the month. Its members are appointed. The annual meeting is held on the second Tuesday in March. A budget is approved and residents can raise any issue they want for discussion. Townships are the oldest form of government in the United States.
The township contracts with St. Paul Park for fire and police protection.
Although the township has its own ordinances and zoning code, it is not a city and comes under jurisdiction of Washington County because it is not incorporated and provides no municipal services of its own to residents.
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