Alexandria, Minnesota 56308
Minutes of the meeting of July 17, 2017
A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 17th day of July, 2017 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway.
ROLL CALL: Supervisors present were Jeff Oberg, Joel Dahlheimer, and Rod Eldevik. 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 Jack’s Family Recycling under planning and zoning. Motion carried.
Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to appoint Linda Dokken-McFann as a supervisor to replace the position vacated by Jul Fueling. Motion carried unanimously.
Clerk Raisanen administered the oath of office and Supervisor Dokken-McFann joined the meeting.
Oberg, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 7-05-2017 regular board meeting as written. Motion carried.
Dahlheimer, seconded by Dokken-McFann, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 17130-17135 in the amount of $27,311.98, net payroll $733.84, EFTPS $1,342.61, totaling $29,388.43 with a transfer of funds from savings of $26,000.00. Motion carried unanimously.
CITIZEN’S CONCERNS: none
PLANNING AND ZONING: The board discussed a proposed amendment to the zoning ordinance to permit electronic billboards in certain areas of the township. Douglas County recently changed their ordinance to permit them. The supervisors expressed concern about the proposed change. Oberg, seconded by Dokken-McFann, made a motion to table this item until the next board meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Clerk Raisanen reported that Attorney Johnson had been in contact with Viking Bank regarding the cleanup of the former Jack’s Family Recycling Center. The site has been cleaned up and the bank is waiting for the MPCA to view the site and verify it has been cleaned up to their standards.
ENGINEER’S REPORT: none
OLD BUSINESS: none
NEW BUSINESS: Clerk Raisanen reported the town had received a resignation letter from Supervisor Russell Niskanen, effective July 17, 2017. Dahlheimer, seconded by Dokken-McFann, made a motion to accept Russell Niskanen’s resignation. Motion carried unanimously.
Chair Eldevik reported that the district 9 township meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 14 in Vergus.
Being no further business, Dahlheimer, seconded by Dokken-McFann, made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 6:23 pm.
Gregg Raisanen, Clerk
Approved this ____ day of ________, 2017
Rod Eldevik, Chairman