September 16, 2019 minutes

Alexandria Township

Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Minutes of the meeting of September 16, 2019

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 16th day of September, 2019 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway.

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

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

Oberg, seconded by Butz, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 08/19/19 regular board meeting as written.  Motion carried. Supervisor Dahlheimer abstained.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Butz, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 19158-19168 in the amount of $8,083.08, net payroll $509.78, EFTPS $1,365.19, totaling $9,958.05 and a transfer of funds from savings of $7,000.00.  Motion carried unanimously.


PLANNING AND ZONING:  Zoning Administrator Oleson presented the final plat application for the Ninth Addition to Lake Geneva Estates submitted by Scott Thompson.  Oleson reported that all of the conditions for final plat have been met and recommended approval. Wright, seconded by Butz, made a motion to approve the final plat for the Ninth Addition to Lake Geneva Estates.  Motion carried unanimously.

Oleson reported he had viewed the Norris property and provided photos to the board.  It appears there are inoperable vehicles, tires, scrap iron, batteries, appliances, and vehicle parts on the property that are unscreened.  The Norris’s were present and requested a list of items that need to be removed.  The board listed the items above.  Zoning Administrator Oleson will view the site in the future and note the progress made on removal of the items.

Oleson reported he had visited the Dropik property.  Based on observation, it appears additional vehicles have been moved onto the property.  The board was in consensus to send Mr. Dropik a notice that the township will begin removing vehicles and materials from the site per the court order.

ENGINEER’S REPORT:  Engineer Kuhn reported that construction has begun on the Crestwood overlay project. The first layer of blacktop has been placed on S. Crestwood and the driveway adjustment has been completed.


NEW BUSINESS:  Clerk Raisanen reported that he had received proposals from four companies in response to the Engineering RFP advertising: Hagstrom Engineering, Landteam Incorporated, Design Tree, and Widseth, Smith, Nolting.  Three of the proposals met the RFP criteria and one response submitted only one copy of the proposal (the RFP specifications requested 6 copies for board review).  Oberg, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to not accept the proposal submitted by Landteam due to it not meeting RFP specifications.  Motion carried unanimously.

The board will review the remaining three proposals and discuss next steps at the October 7th 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, Clerk

Approved this ____ day of ________, 2019


Rod Eldevik, Chairman