Welcome Friends!
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TOWN OF WATAB MAILING ADDRESS: 
                      8900 Lakewood Shore Rd NW, Rice, MN 56367
TOWN OF WATAB MEETING ADDRESS:
                      660 75th Street NW, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
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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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Rent your Town Hall. Cost is only $50 for township residents and $75 for non-residents. See the Town Hall Rental Page of this website for further details or call the Township Clerk, Pat Spence, at 255-8916.

Watab Township is a member of the Central Minnesota Water Education Alliance (CMWEA). Visit the website below to take the Clean Water Pledge and find tips for homeowners.

www.h2youmn.com


Watab Township requires Building Permits and Land Disturbance Permits for construction projects.

See the Contact Page for further information.

Watab Township was awarded the Grassroots Government Award at the Minnesota Association of Townships Annual Banquet at Arrowwood Lodge in Alexandria on Friday, November 20th. Pictured are the board members who were present with the award of original artwork and plaque that will hang at the town hall. The theme for this year's Grasroots Government Award was Public Safety-A Township's Highest Obligation. Click Here to Read the Application for the Award

Mary John, an early teacher at Watab School wrote for Reminisce magazine in 2007 about her experience teaching here. Click here to read it.
2017 Rice Emergency Calls in Watab Township

Jan: 2 cancelled rescue calls; medical call W. Lake Court; medical call Rockwood Estates

Thank you to all the Watab residents who participated in the 2017 Annual Election and Meeting. It was one of the most productive in history with great discussion. Let's celebrate our Local Grass Roots Government of working together for common good.




The Benton County Sheriff's Department has produced three videos 
on workplace safety. Please use this link to view them 
to learn valuable tools to deal with anger, bomb threats, and active shooters.

Click Here





Resolution Setting Public Hearing for the Alteration 
of 95th St NW/Saldana Road :  
The Public Hearing is continued until April 4, 2017 
at 7:00 p.m.             Click Here

& Petition to Alter a Portion of 95th St NW/Saldana Road      Click Here   

Watab Town Board of Equalization

April 11, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. 

Town Hall

Click Here for the Official Notice


The Annual Meeting was recessed until Tuesday, July 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the Watab Town Hall to further discuss the Fire Levies.