June 19, 2017 minutes

Alexandria Township

Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Minutes of the meeting of June 19, 2017

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 19th day of June, 2017 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway.

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

Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to approve the agenda with the addition of discussion regarding Jacks Family Recycling, Zunker Property, and Lake Jessie Meadows under Planning and Zoning and additional agenda items under new business. Motion carried unanimously.

Oberg, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 06/05/2017 regular board meeting as written. Motion carried.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 17106-17115 in the amount of $6,353.92, EFTPS $1,226.32, totaling $7,580.24 and to transfer $7,000.00 from savings into checking. Motion carried unanimously.

PLANNING AND ZONING: Zoning Administrator Oleson reported that a public hearing has been scheduled for the next Planning and Zoning meeting to discuss an ordinance change that would permit the installation of electronic billboards.

Zoning Administer Oleson reported that two lots located within Lake Jessie Meadows have been reclassified as unbuildable to increase the allowable impervious surfaces on other lots in the subdivision. Supervisor Oberg inquired into how many boat slips are allowed on the channel in the development. Zoning Administrator Oleson confirmed that the county originally approved 10 slips and that number would not change.

The board discussed activity at Jacks Family Recycling. Clerk Raisanen will contact Attorney Paul Johnson to get an update regarding conversations with Viking Bank regarding the cleanup of the property.

Clerk Raisanen will also discuss with Attorney Johnson the status of the Zunker cleanup agreement.

Zoning Administrator Oleson reported that Tyler Sjoman had been in contact with him requesting that the township have Engineer Kuhn survey his property to calculate the impervious surface area. Engineer Kuhn previously reviewed Zoning Administrator Oleson’s calculation and was in agreement with the calculation. The board was in consensus to have Zoning Administrator Oleson send a letter to Mr. Sjoman instructing him to reduce the impervious surface on his property to a maximum of 25% within 30 days.

The board discussed two properties that appear to be in violation of the junk ordinance. Zoning Administrator Oleson and supervisors Dahlheimer and Oberg will view the properties and inform the owners that they need to be in compliance by September 15, 2017.

ENGINEER’S REPORT: Engineer Kuhn reported that sealed bids were opened on June 15, 2017 for the road improvement projects. Three bids were submitted and Mark Lee Excavating was the low bidder in the amount of $218,108.10. Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to accept the low bid submitted by Mark Lee Excavating for road overlay projects and contract with them in the amount of $218,108.10. Motion carried unanimously.

Engineer Kuhn reported that all of the gravel has been placed on the township roads.

NEW BUSINESS: The board discussed the next scheduled township meeting date of July 3, 2017. Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to reschedule the next town board meeting from July 3, 2017 to July 5, 2017 due to a lack of a quorum on July 3rd. Motion carried unanimously. Clerk Raisanen will post the rescheduled meeting.

The board discussed agenda items for town meetings. Clerk Raisanen reported that agenda items can be placed by contacting him by Sunday, prior to the meeting.

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

Respectfully submitted….


Gregg Raisanen


Approved this ___ day of ________, 2017


Rod Eldevik