December 17, 2018 minutes

Alexandria Township

Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Minutes of the meeting of December 17, 2018

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 17th day of December, 2018 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway.

ROLL CALL:  Supervisors present were Jeff Oberg, Joel Dahlheimer, Rod Eldevik, Linda Dokken-McFann and Jerry Wright.  Also present were Gregg Raisanen, Clerk, and Mona Billmark, Treasurer.  As said members formed a quorum and the meeting was called to order by Chairman Eldevik at 6:00 p.m.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to adopt the agenda with the addition of Queens Road turnaround under engineer’s report.  Motion carried unanimously.

Oberg, seconded by Wright, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 12/03/2018 regular board meeting as written.  Motion carried unanimously.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Dokken-McFann, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 18247 – 18262 in the amount of $94,097.34, net payroll $5,379.11, EFTPS $2,880.52, totaling $102,356.97 and a transfer of funds from savings of $100,000.00.  Motion carried unanimously.



ENGINEER’S REPORT:  The board discussed the parking of vehicles in the turnaround at the end of Queens Road. The school bus has difficulty turning around when vehicles are parked there.  Oberg, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to install a “No Parking in Turn Around” sign at the entrance to the turnaround.  Motion carried unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS:  Chair Eldevik brought the engineering services contract forward that was previously tabled at the last meeting.  The item before the board was to act on the contract proposal submitted by WSN for Engineering Services for 2019 under the same terms and conditions from the previous years with a revised fee schedule. A proposal was also submitted by Hagstrom Engineering.  Clerk Raisanen reported that the board needs to act on the WSN proposal and, if not approved, RFP’s would be solicited for the services.  Oberg, seconded by Dokken-McFann, made a motion to award the Engineering Services contract for 2019 to WSN as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.  The board directed Clerk Raisanen to solicit RFP’s for engineering services next July for 2020.

NEW BUSINESS:  Clerk Raisanen reported that the township is required to approve by resolution the polling place for 2019.  Dokken-McFann, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to approve Resolution 18-03, a resolution designating Good Shepherd Church as the official polling location for Alexandria Township for 2019.  Motion carried unanimously.

Being no further business, Dahlheimer, seconded by Dokken-McFann, made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted….


Gregg Raisanen, Clerk

Approved this ____ day of ________, 2018


Rod Eldevik, Chairman