January 3, 2018 minutes

Alexandria Township

Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Minutes of the meeting of January 3, 2018

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 3rd 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.

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

Dokken-McFann, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 12/18/2017 regular board meeting and the 12/22/2017 special board meeting as written.  Motion carried unanimously.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Wright, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 18001 – 18013 in the amount of $23,676.02, net payroll $3,297.68 totaling $26,973.70 and a transfer of funds from savings of $27,000.00.  Motion carried unanimously.


PLANNING AND ZONING:  Zoning Administrator Oleson reported that the sewer inspection contract will be ready for the next meeting



NEW BUSINESS:  The board discussed the special meeting with the MPCA.  Supervisor Oberg presented a potential list of action items:  1) proceed with the deed notification; 2) conduct water sampling in the vicinity; and 3) meet with Viking Bank officials to discuss future soil testing and possibly an environmental covenant on the property.  The board discussed possible future uses of the property.  The board also discussed the fact that a phase one cleanup was never finalized with the MPCA.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Wright, made a motion to consult with Attorney Johnson about pursuing a deed notification on the property.  Motion carried unanimously.

Consensus to direct Oleson to 1) check with the MPCA on the process for conducting drinking water sampling; and 2) obtain pricing for heavy metal testing from local labs.

The budget committee, consisting of Supervisors Dahlheimer and Wright, Clerk Raisanen and Treasurer Billmark will meet on Monday, January 29, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the clerk’s residence to discuss the 2019 budget.

Being no further business, Dahlheimer, seconded by Dokken-McFann, made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting adjourned at 6:34 p.m.

Respectfully submitted….


Gregg Raisanen, Clerk

Approved this ____ day of ________, 2018


Rod Eldevik, Chairman