September 5, 2018

Alexandria Township

Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Minutes of the meeting of September 5, 2018

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 5th day of September, 2018 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway.

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

Oberg, seconded by Wright, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 8/20/2018 regular board meeting as written.  Motion carried unanimously.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 18182 – 18192 in the amount of $13,736.37, net payroll $5,233.46 totaling $18,969.83 and a transfer of funds from savings of $15,000.00.  Motion carried unanimously.


PLANNING AND ZONING:  Chairman Eldevik reported the planning commission had held a public hearing on the conditional use permit application for Gwen Schroeder.  The request is to convert the former Weston Station into a workshop and event center which would involve hosting special events such as craft workshops, groom’s dinners, bridal showers, vendor shows, etc.  Eldevik stated the planning commission recommended approval with no conditions.  Supervisor Oberg questioned the availability of parking.  One of the applicants, Doug Beyer, stated there was a reciprocity agreement with neighboring businesses. Since their business would be conducted primarily in the evenings and/or weekends, parking would not be an issue as the neighboring businesses would be utilizing the parking areas during the day.  Motion by Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, to approve the conditional use permit for Gwen Schroeder with no conditions. Motion carried unanimously.

ENGINEER’S REPORT:  Engineer Kuhn commented that the completion of the E Lake Jessie Road project coincided well with Phase II and III being implemented at the storage facility on 82 (Eastside Storage).

Kuhn to identify roads for blacktopping in 2019 which will be considered at a future meeting.


NEW BUSINESS:  Clerk Raisanen reported that planning commissioner Jarrod Oberg resigned effective September 2018.  Consensus to hold off on any appointment until after the first of the year.

Being no further business, Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 6:19 p.m.

Respectfully submitted….


Gregg Raisanen, Clerk

Approved this ____ day of ________, 2018


Rod Eldevik, Chairman