January 6, 2020 minutes

Alexandria Township

Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Minutes of the meeting of January 6, 2020

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 6th day of January, 2020 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway.

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

Oberg, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to adopt the agenda with the addition of discussion of Francis Chock’s septic system under Planning and Zoning.  Motion carried unanimously.

Oberg, seconded by Wright, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 12/16/2019 regular board meeting as written.  Motion carried unanimously.

Wright, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 20001-20010 in the amount of $38,619.76, net payroll $4,193.66 totaling $42,813.42 and a transfer of funds from savings of $43,000.00.  Motion carried unanimously.


PLANNING AND ZONING: Zoning Administrator Oleson reported he had been in contact with Francis Chock regarding his septic system.  Oleson to follow up with Mr. Chock and update the board at the next meeting.

The board discussed revision of the fee schedule for 2020.  The board had received copies at an earlier meeting of a proposed updated land use schedule which depicted a comparison between the county’s current fee schedule and the town’s.  Oberg, seconded by Wright, made a motion to adopt the schedule as proposed.  Oberg, seconded by Wright, amended his motion to include striking the following lines on page 3: a) Final Plat Application, item no. 5, under the heading of “Applications;” and b) Staff time for document preparation, item no. 7, under the heading of “Other Fees”.  Motion carried unanimously.



NEW BUSINESS:  Clerk Raisanen reported that the LAHS contract automatically renewed January 1st and therefore no action by the town board was required.

Clerk Raisanen provided a Schedule 1 for the 2019 financial review.  He stated the beginning balance was $1,115,581.52, receipts totaling $863,010.29, disbursements of $900,975.51 and an ending balance for the year of $1,077,616.30.

Clerk Raisanen requested that the town appoint a budget committee to draft the 2021 budget.  Chairman Eldevik, Supervisor Wright, Treasurer Billmark and Clerk Raisanen will meet on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the treasurer’s residence.

Being no further business, Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted….


Gregg Raisanen, Clerk

Approved this ____ day of ________, 2020


Rod Eldevik, Chairman