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Welcome to Shafer Township. Working together for a Better Future

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Working together for a
Better Future


Hello all, it seems that spring has sprung! Sure hope it sticks around for a while.


With spring comes road work and repair.  We will be doing some culvert work and ditch cleaning once it dries out a bit and the frost heaves are done. 


This year the township is working to reclaim material from the shoulders that belongs on the road surface. This material gets worked out to the shoulders over time by a combination of general traffic, road grading, snow plowing and weather. You may have seen our Maintenance staff out with the tractor and a disc type machine called a reclaimer. This process will bring the material back onto the road surface so it can be used to reshape the road. This process also reshapes the shoulder of the road to allow for better drainage.  


This process takes a few days to complete.  So, if your road is being worked on please be patient with this process.

Here's to warm weather-finally!

Mark Stovern, Chairman

About Shafer township

Shafer Township is located in southeast Chisago County, bordered to the east by the city of Taylors Falls and the St. Croix River, which is the MinnesotaWisconsin border. The city of Shafer is in the southwest part of the township but an administratively separate entity. The unincorporated community of Palmdale is in the north.

U.S. Highway 8 follows most of the southern boundary of the township, turning northeast to travel to Taylors Falls, then across the river to St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, and leading west to Lindstrom and Chisago City. State Highway 95 (MN 95) crosses the north part of the township, passing through Palmdale and leading southeast to Taylors Falls and northwest to North Branch.


Shafer Township will be hosting two clean up days this year. The first one will be Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. You may bring your items to the Shafer Town Hall parking lot and staff from Evergreen Recycling will be setting pricing.


Items that can be dropped off include appliances, tires, mattresses and electronics. NO FURNITURE, TRASH OR COMMERCIAL OR BUSINESS RECYCLABLES!

The 2nd Clean up day will be Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

If you have any questions about recyclables, you are welcome to contact:

Evergreen Recycling LLC directly at 320-358-3988.



The June meeting will be held on Thursday, June 8th at 7:00 pm at the Shafer Town Hall.

                           Please join us!         


Chloride for gravel roads is scheduled to be sprayed on Friday, June 9, 2023.
The fee is $90.00 per 100 feet. Please contact the clerk no later than May 30, 2023 at 651-485-6559 to order chloride. Please stake off the area you want sprayed no later than June 8th. Watch the website for any changes of date due to weather.


Are you planning something special? We rent our townhall for special events! If you are planning a graduation party, family reunion, wedding reception, meeting or other special event - please give us a call or contact us using the button below.  Perfect sized indoor facility with A/C, kitchenette, tables, chairs and restrooms.  Shelter, children's playground, charcoal grills, basketball hoop and porta-potty available outside if the weather permits, too!

For availability please contact our Township Clerk, Faith Lichtscheidl at: 

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