Alexandria, Minnesota 56308
Minutes of the meeting of August 2, 2021
A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 2nd day of August, 2021 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway and via teleconference.
ROLL CALL: Supervisors present were Jeff Oberg, Joel Dahlheimer, Rod Eldevik, and Dennis Butz. Also present was Gregg Raisanen, Clerk, with Mona Billmark, Treasurer, attending via teleconference. 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.
Oberg, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 07/19/21 regular board meeting as written. Motion carried unanimously.
Dahlheimer, seconded by Butz, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 21138 – 21144 in the amount of $22,553.03, net payroll $5,529.91 totaling $28,082.94 and a transfer of funds from savings of $20,000.00. Motion carried unanimously.
CITIZEN’S CONCERNS: none
PLANNING AND ZONING: Zoning Administrator Oleson reported the town had received an inquiry as to whether a deck on a property had been permitted. He noted there was no permit on file. When contacted, the renter of the property indicated he had rebuilt and expanded a previously existing open deck in the same location. The renter submitted a request for a waiver of an after-the-fact fee for the property located at the eastern end of Queens Road. Oleson stated an application was submitted and the requisite setbacks met. The applicant paid the initial $75 application fee.
In support of his request, the applicant, David Kramber, remarked he had called and spoken with someone last winter about a portable deck to be removed and rebuilt and was told no permit would be required. He cannot recall either the name of the entity he contacted nor the person he spoke with.
Oberg, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to reduce the minimum after-the-fact fee of $500 and to charge the applicant double the permit fee as stated in the township fee schedule. Motion carried unanimously.
Oleson reported the town had received a request from Joe Riley, developer of Lake Jessie Meadows PUD asking the town board for an administrative order eliminating one of the lots in Tier 1 of the development from being considered buildable (Lot 2) in exchange for increasing the amount of impervious coverage allowed on Lots 1, 3, 4, 5 and 8 (all in Tier 1). He noted the town had made a similar agreement in 2017 for lots within Tiers 2, 3 and 4 as well as an agreement in March 2021 allowing for some transfer of allowable impervious coverage on Lot 1 to Lot 6. Oleson provided a proposed re-allocation of impervious coverage for Tier 1.
Oberg, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to approve the administrative order for the elimination of Lot 2 being considered buildable in exchange for increasing the amount of impervious coverage allowed on Lots 1, 3, 4, 5 and 8 (all in Tier 1) with the following two conditions: 1) all rain gutters be tiled to the lake or pond; and 2) any future changes would require a re-plat versus an administrative order. Roll: Oberg, Dahlheimer, Butz, Eldevik – yes. Opposed: none. Motion carried unanimously.
ENGINEER’S REPORT: Chairman Eldevik reported a concern on Old Glory Drive regarding a raised culvert.
OLD BUSINESS: none
NEW BUSINESS: Clerk Raisanen provided a Schedule 1 detailing a preliminary report of the town’s receipts versus disbursements, indicating the township’s financial status was good.
Clerk Raisanen reported he had submitted an application for stimulus funding.
Being no further business, Dahlheimer, seconded by Butz, made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 6:46 p.m.
Gregg Raisanen, Clerk
Approved this ____ day of ________, 2021
Rod Eldevik, Chairman