July 1, 2019 minutes

Alexandria Township

Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Minutes of the meeting of July 1, 2019

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 1st day of July, 2019 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway.

ROLL CALL:  Supervisors present were Jeff Oberg, Joel Dahlheimer, Rod Eldevik, Dennis Butz 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.

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

Wright, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 6/17/2019 regular board meeting as written.  Motion carried unanimously.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Butz, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 19114 – 19127 in the amount of $159,759.58, EFTPS $3,258.34, totaling $163,017.92 with a transfer of funds from savings of $162,000.00.  Motion carried unanimously.



ENGINEER’S REPORT:   Engineer Kuhn reported on the estimated upgrade costs for Geneva Road.  He stated that engineering estimates came in at $537,000.  Clerk Raisanen reported that there are 17 assessable parcels on the east side of the road and none on the west.  Based on the estimate, the township’s share would be $290,000 and the landowners $247,000, which would equate to around $14,500/parcel.  If assessments were on a per foot basis, it would equate to $36/linear foot.  The clerk stated that Geneva Road is in the sewer district but does not currently have sewer servicing this particular area.  Township policy is to not blacktop a road if the area is not serviced by the sanitary district. Supervisor Oberg will speak with the landowners to find out the interest level in pursuing this project.

Engineer Kuhn reported on the MnDot meeting that was held June 25th at the Douglas County Public Works building.  He said the primary topic addressed was communications between all entities, in particular coordination between MnDOT’s permitting office and planning/zoning.  There was discussion on MnDOT’s upcoming 2019 project schedule as well as future projects projected over the next four years.


NEW BUSINESS:  Clerk Raisanen reported the township had received an unsolicited proposal from Hagstrom Engineering for engineering services.  He asked if the board wants to request RFPs for the upcoming year.  Consensus to publish RFPs for engineering services and zoning administration services.

Clerk Raisanen reported the township had been approached by Explore Alexandria about cost-sharing space for additional storage.  Consensus to have the administrative assistant check on off-site storage costs.

Being no further business, Dahlheimer, seconded by Butz, made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 6:44 p.m.

Respectfully submitted….


Gregg Raisanen, Clerk

Approved this ____ day of ________, 2019


Rod Eldevik, Chairman