Alexandria, Minnesota 56308
Minutes of the meeting of October 28, 2019
A regular meeting of the Planning Commission of Alexandria Township was held on the 28th day of October, 2019 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway.
Roll Call: Commission members present were Shad Steinbrecher, Larry Steidl, Linda Dokken-McFann and Julie Haar. Also present were Bonnie Fulghum, Deputy Clerk, and Ben Oleson, Township Zoning Administrator. As said members formed a quorum and the meeting was called to order by Chairman Steidl at 6:00 p.m.
Agenda: Steinbrecher, seconded by Haar, made a motion to approve the agenda with the addition of attendance from a remote location under New Business. Motion carried unanimously.
Minutes: Dokken-McFann, seconded by Haar, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 9/23/2019 meeting as written. Motion carried unanimously.
Public Hearing: none
Zoning Administrator’s Report: Zoning Administrator Oleson provided a spreadsheet of zoning activities to date.
Old Business: Oleson provided maps highlighting current and potential future commercial districts. The commission chose to categorize commercial districts into three phases: Phase 1 would be defined as those areas currently zoned commercial. This phase still has roughly 70 acres available for development. Phase 2 would be denoted as those areas for consideration in approximately 15 – 20 years; and Phase 3 would be identified as areas projected beyond 20 years. Oleson was instructed to incorporate these phases into a new map.
Oleson stated there are currently three categories for Commercial zoning; i.e. Commercial Shoreline (CS), Commercial – Urban (C-U), and Commercial – Rural (C-R). The commission chose to make a fourth category to encompass low-traffic businesses.
Discussion also centered on whether or not County Road 17 is being considered for a bypass. If so, this may be an option for further commercial designation. Chairman Steidl will research and report back at the next meeting.
New Business: Deputy Clerk Fulghum outlined procedures for attending meetings from a remote location.
Adjournment: Being no further business Haar, seconded by Steinbrecher, made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.
Bonnie Fulghum, Deputy Clerk
Approved this ____ day of ___________, 2019
Larry Steidl, Chairman