Public entities should have contracts whenever practicable. Even when the dollar amounts involved are small, contracts help both sides understand their obligations. The simple act of recording the contract provisions can help clarify what is expected, and can minimize disputes down the road.
Your entity's attorney should be able to assist you in drafting contracts. General guidance on contracts and sample contracts are available from the League of Minnesota Cities on their website at http://www.lmc.org/ and from the Minnesota Association of Townships on their website at http://www.mntownships.org/.
Date this Avoiding Pitfall was most recently published: 8/9/2019