Welcome Friends!
Watab Town Hall is located at 660 - 75th St NW, Sauk Rapids, MN
(Please note that this is not the mailing address)

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.

Official notices can be found in the Sauk Rapids Herald, the official newspaper for the township, as well as on Benton Cable Channel 3.

Every attempt has been made to ensure that the information contained on this web site is valid at the time of publication. Watab Township reserves the right to make additions, changes, or corrections at any time and without notice. Additionally, Watab Township disclaims any and all liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions, or discrepancies.  
This web site includes links to other Internet sites that are not controlled by or endorsed by this township. Watab Township takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of these linked sites. 

See photos of Watab History Day held on October 31, 2010.
It was a reunion of former employees of the King's Inn Supper Club on Little Rock Lake.  
CLICK HERE to view.        

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.
Lakewood Shore Road crossing is complete and County Road 79 crossing will be completed in early spring. Following completion of that crossing, BNSF will make final inspections to approve the Quiet Zones at both crossings. Omann Brothers did not get the access permit and insurance to complete the County Road 79 crossing in 2013 as scheduled.
Railroad Crossing Quiet Zone Projects
Notice of Annual Road Tour

The Watab Town Board will conduct its annual road tour on Saturday, April 19, 2014. The Supervisors will meet at the Watab Town Hall at 8:00 a.m. to begin the tour of all township roads. You are welcome to join the tour.

The purpose of the road tour is to determine the condition and safety of all the township roads within Watab.

Noticed this 14th day of April 2014
Clerk Pat Spence
2014 Annual Election and Meeting
Thank you to all who participated in the March 11th township election. The results are as follows: Ed Kacures Jr. re-elected to another three-year term as Supervisor with 90 votes. There were three write-in votes; Pat Spence re-elected to another two-year term as Clerk with 90 votes. There were two write-in votes. The ballot question to establish two fire districts passed with a vote on 63 voting in favor and 38 voting against it.

28 people attended the annual meeting to conduct the town's business.  Highlights include the following:
1. Board of Audit was presented for 2013.
2. Budgets for 2014 and 2014 were presented.
3. Crack-Filling will be done on 15th Ave. NW, Hemlock Road, and the town hall parking lot.
4. A levy of $400,000 for 2015 was approved unanimously as follows:
          General Fund:                                   $80,000
          Road and Bridge Fund:                     $170,000
          Fire Fund:                                          $72,000
          Debt Service for Town Hall:               $22,000
​          Debt Service for Road Projects:        $56,000
5. Recommendations were made to donate $2,000 to Rice Recreation, $1,200 to the Tri-County Humane Society, and $1,200 to the Fair Board with $600 allocated for the Children's Barnyard and $600 for getting the Viet Nam Wall Memorial Display for 2015.
6. Watab Clean Up Day will be held on September 13 at Twin Pines Parking Lot.