September 18, 2017 minutes

Alexandria Township

Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Minutes of the meeting of September 18, 2017

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 18th   day of September, 2017 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway.

ROLL CALL:  Supervisors present were Joel Dahlheimer, Rod Eldevik and Jeff Oberg.  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 Oberg, made a motion to adopt the agenda as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

Oberg, seconded by Eldevik, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 9/06/2017 regular board meeting as written.  Motion carried unanimously.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 17166-17176 in the amount of $180,881.57, EFTPS $1,560.13, Net Payroll $591.04, totaling $183,032.74.  and to transfer $156,000.00 from savings into checking. Motion carried unanimously.

PLANNING AND ZONING: Zoning Administrator Oleson provided the board a copy of a memorandum from the MN Pollution Control Agency dated September 18,2017 in regard to the Jack’s Family Recycling property.  The memo indicated that site sampling occurred on May 2, 2010 in nine different locations.  Two locations had concentrations of diesel range organics (DRO) limits above laboratory method reporting limits and the other values tested were below limits.  They also wrote that no additional sampling has occurred on the property since 2010.

The board directed Oleson to request that the MPCA do additional investigation on the property and to document their visits to the property in 2017.  In addition, if they don’t conduct an additional investigation, to direct the township to whom they should contact to conduct it.

Zoning Administrator Oleson reported that neither the Dropik nor Ebel properties have removed vehicles to be in compliance with the zoning ordinance.  The board directed Oleson to turn both concerns over to the township attorney for prosecution.

Zoning Administrator Oleson reported that the Sjoman property is still in violation of exceeding the percentage of impervious surface.


NEW BUSINESS:  Clerk Raisanen reported that Julie Haar has agreed to serve on the Planning Commission.  Oberg, seconded by Eldevik, made a motion to appoint Julie Haar to the Planning Commission.  Motion carried unanimously.

Being no further business, Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted….


Gregg Raisanen, Clerk

Approved this ____ day of ________, 2017


Rod Eldevik, Chairman