Welcome Friends!
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TOWN OF WATAB MEETING ADDRESS:
Watab Town Hall is located at 660 - 75th St NW, Sauk Rapids, MN
(Please note that this is not the mailing address)
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Watab Township is located on Benton County's west central border, and is one  of the County's most urbanized Townships. Although there are no cities or rural centers located in the Township, due to its proximity to Sartell, Sauk Rapids, and St. Cloud, as well as such residential amenities as the Mississippi River and Little Rock Lake, Watab is experiencing increased pressure for further development. 

Watab is also the least agricultural Township in Benton County. With 8,596 acres, only 63.1 percent of its land area is designated as Agricultural. Residential development is the second largest land use category in Watab.  Consisting of 3,094 acres or 22.7 percent of the total Township land area, most of these residential areas are located around Little Rock Lake and the Mississippi River. In addition, there are a number of scattered small lot farmsteads as well as larger lot rural residential estates located throughout the Township. According to the most current data, the population of Watab is approximately 3,200 people, which is greater than the cities of Foley and Rice combined.

Due to the location of U.S. Highway 10 in Watab, commercial and industrial development comprises a larger share of its land area than other townships. Comprising 464.4 acres or 3.4 percent of Watab's land area, commercial and industrial development is focused on providing goods and services to the surrounding area as well as to the traveling public. As the Watab area grows, commercial development will continue to be located along this regional highway.

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Official notices can be found in the Sauk Rapids Herald, the official newspaper for the township, as well as on Benton Cable Channel 3.
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Disclaimer
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Watab Clean Up Day 2014     


September 13, 2014 at Twin Pines Parking Lot​
Rent your Town Hall. Cost is only $50 for township residents. See the Town Hall Rental Page of this website for further details or call the Township Clerk, Pat Spence, at 255-8916.
Watab Warning Siren
An outdoor warning siren was installed on Isaac Road on November 4th. During testing, the siren was heard indoors six miles away. Thanks to Benton Telecommunications Foundation, a local foundation, for a grant of $15,000; East Central Energy for a grant of $5,000 from their Operation RoundUp Program; and Xcel Energy for a $500 grant. 

The siren will be activated by the Benton County Sheriff's Department. Testing occurs at 1:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.
Railroad Crossing Quiet Zone Projects



July 1, 2014 Regular Monthly Meeting:   Click Here for Agenda
County Road 79 Railroad Crossing Quiet Zone Project
County Road 79 Railroad Crossing Quiet Zone Project

The crossing is complete and open. Application has been made to Burlington Northern, MNDOT, Federal Railroad Authority, and AMTRAK for the Quiet Zone inspection and approval. Thank you to Omann Brothers, Benton County Highway Department, Benton County Board of Commissioners, and Supervisor Lloyd Erdmann for their work on this project. Also, the town board thanks you for your patience while the portion of 75th Street was closed.
Application has been made to BNSF Railroad for the Quiet Zone status at the Lakewood Shore Road NW and County Road 79 railroad crossings. They will make a final inspection at both locations.
Election Judge Training
If you are interested in serving as a Watab Township Election Judge, please attend training at the Sauk Rapids Government Center at one of the following times:  July 22 from 1-3pm, July 23 from 9 to 11am, or July 24 from 7 to 9pm.
Call the Benton Co. Auditor's Office to pre-register at 968-5027.

Highway 10 and 15 Resurfacing Projects

MNDOT will begin work on resurfacing northbound lanes of Highway 15 from late July to early September between Benton Drive and Co. Rd 29. Southbound lanes will be resurfaced between late August and early October.
Work on Highway 10 will mainly take place during 2015. See the MNDOT website for further details and maps:  http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d3/stc/index.html