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Voices of our Readers Feb. 23, 2022

Krueger: Township residents should attend annual meeting
To the Editor:
Township Day is Tuesday, March 8
All township residents have a direct voice and a direct vote with their localgovernment. On Tuesday, March 8, townships will hold their annual meetings on“Township Day.” Make sure to attend to make your voice heard!
The tradition of a town meeting has roots in colonial America. New Englandtown meetings gave citizens a way to exercise local authority. Those meetingswere especially important in the development of democracy because itemphasized problem-solving through group efforts.
Growing from this historic background, we are still effective as‘grassroots government.’ Residents participate in discussion and a directvote on the tax levy, and many townships will be electing new officers.
We encourage every township resident to attend your annual meeting – together we’ll shape the future. Mark your calendar for March 8 and find thelocation and time by checking your local newspaper or contacting your township clerk and invite your neighbors to the annual meeting on Township Day.
Jeff Krueger,St. Michael

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