About Candor Township

candor townshipTownships are the original form of local government in Minnesota, established as part of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 which created the State of Minnesota. Today, the term township generally refers to organized but unincorporated communities governed by a local board of supervisors and created to provide services to their residents. There are 1,781 townships across the State.

A town board of supervisors, elected to staggered three-year terms on an annual basis, make up the governing body for most townships. The annual elections are held on the second Tuesday of March each year in coordination with the township's annual meeting. The annual meeting is what really sets townships apart from other forms of local government. At this meeting, the residents of the township have a direct opportunity to have a voice in how the township will be run. They do this by voting on a variety of matters on which the town board must receive elector approval, and most importantly, by directly voting on and approving the township's tax levy for the next year. This means that, with very limited exception, the town board can only spend that which has been authorized by the voters.

The board of supervisors are joined by a township clerk and a township treasurer. Most townships elect these positions, with the clerk being elected in the even years and the treasurer being elected in the odd years.

Source: Minnesota Association of Townships website


Township Board


Bradley Syltie   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
30355 Wing Trl
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 342-3351
Term: 2020 - 2023


Lowell Bradbury
28466 Candor Hall Rd
Vergas, MN 56587
Phone: (218) 849-6059
Term: 2019 - 2022


Bruce Moe
Term:  2021 - 2024


Ryan Hansen
Term: 2021 - 2023


Sharon Sauer   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
51902 Co Hwy 17
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Phone: (218) 342-3477
Term: 2020 - 2022


Township Map

Candor Township is located in Otter Tail County, near Vergas, MN. The township has a total area of 34.5 square miles. The map below illustrates the township's boundaries.

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Township Budget

Candor Township has an annual budget voted on by the residents every year. The budget remains unchanged since 2008 and was approved at the annual meeting in March. The budget allocations are:

Budget/General = $25,000
Fire Fund = $35,000
Road/Bridge = $120,000