March 19, 2018 minutes

Alexandria Township

Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Minutes of the meeting of March 19, 2018

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 19th day of March, 2018 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway.

ROLL CALL: Supervisors present were Joel Dahlheimer, Rod Eldevik, Linda Dokken-McFann, Jeff Oberg, 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.

The regular board meeting was recessed and the board of adjustment meeting was opened at 6:02 PM.

The regular board meeting was reconvened at 6:10 PM.

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

Wright, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 5, 2018 regular board meeting as written. Motion carried unanimously.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Wright, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 18055 – 18066 in the amount of $9,720.03, EFTPS $975.49, totaling $10,695.52 with a transfer of funds from savings of $5,000.00. Motion carried unanimously.


PLANNING AND ZONING: Zoning Administrator Oleson presented the variance request submitted by Evan Amundson to subdivide land located at 3408 Geneva Road within the sanitary sewer district that will be served with private sewer system.   The applicant has approval for a conditional use permit for a tree trimming business and, in the future, intends to construct a building with a restroom. The nearest sewer line is across Hwy. 29 at a considerable distance. Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to approve the variance due to practical difficulty due to the location of the nearest sewer line, with the following three conditions: 1) any future subdivision of the property shall require newly created lots to be connected to the centralized sewer system, or a separate variance; 2) if the centralized sewer system becomes readily available, the subject property shall be connected to the system within 1 year; and 3) the permitted wastewater be limited to 450 gallons/day and a maximum of two bathrooms at the site. Motion carried unanimously.

The board discussed the recent sale of the Jack’s Family Recycling property.

ENGINEER’S REPORT: Clerk Raisanen reported that Engineer Kuhn has not received final written approval from the Corp of Engineers in regard to the E. Lake Jessie Road project.

NEW BUSINESS: Dahlheimer, seconded by Dokken-McFann, made a motion to authorize Clerk Raisanen to advertise for quotes for summer road maintenance. Motion carried unanimously.

The board directed Clerk Raisanen to prepare a proposed contract with Alden Just Road Maintenance for animal control services.

Clerk Raisanen presented the board with a copy of the process provided by the Minnesota Association of Townships to change the township elections from March to November.

Supervisor Oberg is planning to visit Kevin Baumann’s property, at the owner’s request, to look at his well water.

Being no further business, Dahlheimer, seconded by Dokken-McFann, made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted….


Gregg Raisanen, Clerk

Approved this ____ day of ________, 2018


Rod Eldevik, Chairman