Alexandria, Minnesota 56308
Minutes of the meeting of September 4, 2019
A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 4th day of September, 2019 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway.
ROLL CALL: Supervisors present were Jeff Oberg, Rod Eldevik, Dennis Butz 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.
Oberg, seconded by Butz, made a motion to adopt the agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
Wright, seconded by Butz, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 08/19/19 regular board meeting as written. Motion carried unanimously.
Wright, seconded by Butz, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 19153-19157 in the amount of $11,206.82, net payroll $3,663.17, totaling $14,869.99 and a transfer of funds from savings of $13,000.00. Motion carried unanimously.
CITIZEN’S CONCERNS: none
PLANNING AND ZONING: Zoning Administrator Oleson reported that the planning commission conducted a public hearing for the Preliminary Plat of Ninth Addition to Lake Geneva Estates and recommended approval with one condition, said condition to read as follows: “that the applicant must show evidence that driveways can serve the proposed building sites on Lots 2 and 3 in compliance with wetland regulations.” The applicant, Scott Thompson, reported that he had received a letter and map from SWCD which outlined the areas that can be filled on these lots. Mr. Thompson stated the map shows Lot 3 can be filled and thus is not a concern. Lot 2 has an area that cannot be filled; however, he feels there is sufficient room to construct a driveway. The footprint for the dwelling would require that it be set farther back on the property. Chairman Eldevik expressed concern as to the direction of the drainage if the wetland were to be filled. Mr. Thompson said it would drain towards the ditch. Oleson noted that drainage appears to be handled by a stormwater pond on the northeast side of the road. Oberg, seconded by Wright, made a motion to approve the Preliminary Plat of Ninth Addition to Lake Geneva Estates with the condition aforementioned. Motion carried unanimously.
Oleson reported that Al Beisner had submitted a final plat application for Eighth Addition to Lake Geneva Estates. He stated Mr. Beisner has met all the requirements for final plat. No park dedication fee is required since these are outlots and the fee will be recouped once the outlots are re-platted. Oberg, seconded by Butz, made a motion to approve the final plat for Eighth Addition to Lake Geneva Estates. Motion carried unanimously.
Oleson reported that the board had asked him to conduct site visits every few weeks on the Dropik property located on Newman Road. He provided current pictures of the clean-up effort. Consensus to have Oleson contact the landowner and inform him that there appears to be no change. The board is expecting to see significant change by their next meeting scheduled for September 16th.
Oleson reported that he met with Doug Norris onsite. He noted a substantial amount of scrap and junk vehicles. Oleson stated Mr. and Mrs. Norris requested that pictures not be taken unless they are able to come to a meeting at the time the pictures would be presented to the town board. Consensus to have Oleson, accompanied by Supervisor Butz, conduct a site visit and secure pictures for the next meeting.
ENGINEER’S REPORT: Clerk Raisanen reported that the town received two quotes for tile installation along Homestead and Hope Roads. Alden Just Road Maintenance quoted $16,000 and Mark Lee Excavating quoted $18,300. Oberg, seconded by Butz, made a motion to accept Alden Just Road Maintenance’s proposal in the amount of $16,000. Motion carried unanimously.
OLD BUSINESS: none
NEW BUSINESS: none
Being no further business, Oberg, seconded by Wright, made a motion to adjourn the meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 6:43 p.m.
Gregg Raisanen, Clerk
Approved this ____ day of ________, 2019
Rod Eldevik, Chairman