June 4, 2018 minutes

Alexandria Township

Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Minutes of the meeting of June 4, 2018

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 4th day of June, 2018 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway.

ROLL CALL:  Supervisors present were Jeff Oberg, Joel Dahlheimer, Rod Eldevik and Linda Dokken-McFann.  Also present were Bonnie Fulghum, Deputy 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 Dahlheimer, made a motion to adopt the agenda as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

Oberg, seconded by Dokken-McFann, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 05/21/2018 regular board meeting as written.  Motion carried unanimously.

Dokken-McFann, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 18108-18116 in the amount of $32,748.63, net payroll $5,030.63 totaling $37,779.26 with a transfer of funds from savings of $32,000.00.  Motion carried unanimously.


Supervisor Oberg recused himself from the meeting to represent GOJO, LLC, applicants for the preliminary plat of Ashmark Addition.

PLANNING AND ZONING:  Mr. Oberg provided copies of the preliminary plat of Ashmark Addition, identifying the area as at the corner of Hazel Hill Road and East Lake Victoria Road.  He stated they propose to split a 7+ acre lot into two parcels.  Both lots have buildable area and  sewer sites have been identified for each lot.  This property is not within ALASD boundaries and thus not required to connect to ALASD sewer.

Chairman Eldevik stated that Douglas County had requested access to the lots be from the township road (East Lake Victoria Road) and not off County Road 81 (Hazel Hill Road).

Mr. Oberg mentioned that the staff report stated there is an existing easement for a main natural gas line running across both proposed lots.  He said in actuality it runs across only the lower lot.

Dokken-McFann, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to approve the preliminary plat of Ashmark Addition as presented with no conditions.  Motion carried unanimously.

Supervisor Wright joined the meeting.

ENGINEER’S REPORT:  The quotes for E. Lake Jessie Road will be discussed at the next meeting.

OLD BUSINESS:  Supervisor Oberg provided an update on LAR activities.  He stated they currently operate out of two locations:  the Spirit building and in the Douglas County building housing the library.  They wish to consolidate into one area and have been considering various options.  a) to potentially partner with YMCA; b) to purchase the Spirit building; or c) to lease space in the building to be constructed on the grounds of the former Jefferson High School.  A meeting of the joint powers will be held later this month.

Supervisors Dahlheimer and Oberg met with a resident to assess groundwater issues, along with other concerns.  Consensus to have Zoning Administrator Oleson address the fencing between the neighboring properties as well as the cement barriers.


Being no further business, Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting adjourned at 6:32 p.m.

Respectfully submitted….


Bonnie Fulghum, Deputy Clerk

Approved this ____ day of ________, 2018


Rod Eldevik, Chairman