January 17, 2018 minutes

Alexandria Township

Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Minutes of the meeting of January 17, 2018

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 17th day of January, 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.

Dokken-McFann, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to adopt the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

Wright, seconded by Dokken-McFann, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 1/03/18 regular board meeting as written. Motion carried unanimously.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Wright, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 18014 – 18024 in the amount of $8,272.58, net payroll $147.76, EFTPS $1,068.56, totaling $9,488.90 and a transfer of funds from savings of $6,500.00. Motion carried unanimously.


PLANNING AND ZONING: Zoning Administrator Oleson presented a draft sewer inspection contract for the board’s consideration.

Zoning Administrator Oleson reported that he contacted the MN Department of Health in regard to ground water testing. MNDH does not have a program to test ground water; therefore, the township would have to contract with a private lab. Oleson provided price listings for water quality testing from two different laboratories. In addition, he had been in contact with Attorney Paul Johnson with regard to the board’s request to have a deed notification be placed on the Jack’s Family Recycling property. Mr. Oleson also indicated that the enforcement letters on previous zoning issues have not been sent out yet by Attorney Johnson. The board requested that Attorney Johnson attend the next meeting to provide a status update on the enforcement letters and to provide legal guidance on the Jack’s Family Recycling property, including the deed notification and possible ground water testing.

ENGINEER’S REPORT: Engineer Kuhn reported that the wetland mitigation application for the E. Lake Jessie Road project was complete. Clerk Raisanen needs to sign before submission.


NEW BUSINESS: Clerk Raisanen provided the board a copy of the year end schedule 1 and a copy of the 2017 budget. Total revenue was $873,850 and total expenses were $948,618. The 2017 budget was overspent in two areas, blacktop and building permits. Building permits are not budgeted and the over expenditure on blacktop was authorized and expected. The budget committee will prepare a draft 2019 budget.

Being no further business, Wright, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted….


Gregg Raisanen, Clerk

Approved this ____ day of ________, 2018


Rod Eldevik, Chairman