November 20, 2017 minutes

Alexandria Township

Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Minutes of the meeting of November 20, 2017

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 20th day of November, 2017 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway.

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

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

Oberg, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 11/06/2017 regular board meeting as written.  Motion carried unanimously.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 17210-17216 in the amount of $11,290.01, net payroll $627.98, EFTPS $1,382.56, totaling $13,300.55 and a transfer of funds from savings of $10,000.00.  Motion carried unanimously.


PLANNING AND ZONING:  The board reviewed planning and zoning action items.  Jarrod Oberg was present and expressed interest in serving on the planning commission.

ENGINEER’S REPORT:  The board discussed options regarding the water level on both sides of E. Lake Jessie Road.  Engineer Kuhn reported that he has been trying to contact Jerry Haggenmiller to discuss the water level.  The water level on the west side of the road is higher than the east side and has periodically run over the road. No centerline culvert has been located.  The board discussed the possibility of installing a culvert and/or raising the road surface.  The board was in consensus to install warning signs along the road surface to warn motorists of the high water in the interim until a solution is finalized.

Attorney Paul Johnson was present to discuss the settlement agreement with Richard and Judy Zunker.  The board entered into a closed session at 6:25 PM

Wright, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to reconvene the regular board meeting at 6:45 PM.  Oberg, seconded by Dokken-McFann, made a motion to authorize Attorney Johnson to create a new settlement agreement with Judy Zunker for the cleanup of her property with the following three conditions:  1) complete cleanup of all scrap, abandoned vehicles and roll off boxes by September 1, 2019; 2) removal of the fence and fence structure within 90 days of sale of the property, title transfer or Judy Zunker moving from the property; and 3) provided the township authority to immediately clean up the property after the deadline if all the material was not removed.  Motion carried unanimously.

Attorney Johnson reported that he has made contact with Viking Bank in regard to the Jack’s Family Recycling property.  He, Chairman Eldevik and Clerk Raisanen will be meeting with bank officials to discuss future plans for the property.

NEW BUSINESS:  The board discussed the vacancy on the planning commission.  Wright, seconded by Dokken-McFann, made a motion to appoint Jarrod Oberg to the planning commission to fill the remainder of the term that was vacated.  Motion carried unanimously.

Clerk Raisanen provided copies of Schedule 1, a statement of revenue and expenses for the township.  Revenue and expenses are within budgeted amounts with the exception of the blacktop fund due to the overlay project that was approved.

Being no further business, Dahlheimer, seconded by Dokken-McFann, made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting adjourned at 7:02 p.m.

Respectfully submitted….


Gregg Raisanen, Clerk

Approved this ____ day of ________, 2017


Rod Eldevik, Chairman