Your Town Board of Supervisors
The Town Board is like a city council. It makes ordinances, sets the budget for road maintenance and other expenses, levees local taxes and streamlines legal processes. Your elected officials who provide needed services to homeowners of Nininger Township are listed under the Board Members tab above.. The township monthly meeting is held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 P.M. at the Town Hall. Your attendance and input is welcome.
The Planning Commission meets the first Monday of the month at 8 P.M. at the Town Hall. It is an advisory committee to the Town Board. It reviews building permit applications to ensure compliance with all ordinances.
Nininger residents are served by the Hastings ISD # 200 public schools and the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parochial School. Dakota County Technical College and several private schools are located nearby.
The Nininger Town Hall is built on the site of the home of Ignatius Donnelly, known as the "sage of Nininger." It was founded by John Nininger, brother-in-law of Governor Alexander Ramsey. Incorporated in 1858 as a thriving community, its place as the immigration center to Minnesota crumbled when the railroad bridge was built in neighboring Hastings. Many of the fine residences were moved to Hastings and Nininger became sort of a ghost town. Today, being on the Mississippi with many of its views arguably the finest natural scenery anywhere, parks, bike trails and farms make this an ideal place to live and raise families. Today there are some four hundred residences and nearly everyone came out to vote at election time.