August 5, 2019 minutes

Alexandria Township

Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Minutes of the meeting of August 5, 2019

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 5th day of August, 2019 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway.

ROLL CALL:  Supervisors present were Jeff Oberg, Joel Dahlheimer, 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.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Wright, 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 07/15/19 regular board meeting as written.  Motion carried unanimously.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 19137 – 19147 in the amount of $13,636.71, net payroll $4,309.25 totaling $17,945.96 and a transfer of funds from savings of $14,000.00.  Motion carried unanimously.


ENGINEER’S REPORT:  Engineer Kuhn reported that residents have expressed concern about frost boils on North Geneva, Homestead and Hope Roads.  These frost boils have been fixed in the past, but continue to be troublesome.  Engineer Kuhn and Alden Just to collaborate and research options for board consideration.

Engineer Kuhn stated that a pre-construction meeting for the Crestwood Drive/S. Crestwood Drive project will be held next week.  Anticipated start date is slated for the last week of August.  Consensus to have the administrative assistant send out a notice to all affected landowners.

PLANNING AND ZONING:  Zoning Administrator Oleson presented for the board’s consideration the Preliminary Plat of Eighth Addition to Lake Geneva Estates.  He stated the applicant, Al Beisner, representing Beisner Ltd. Co., is proposing to create three outlots from a single outlot, ranging in size from 1.56 acres to 7.06 acres.  As outlots, they would by definition be unbuildable for residential dwellings unless specifically requested, and approved, by the Town Board at a later time or unless they are subdivided again through a separate preliminary plat process. The recommendation from the planning commission is for approval with no conditions.  Wright, seconded by Butz, made a motion to approve the preliminary plat of Eighth Addition to Lake Geneva Estates as presented with no conditions. Motion carried unanimously.

Doug and Camille Norris were present to discuss letters they had received from the town regarding the number of items on their property that may be in violation of the town’s nuisance ordinance.  They stated while they do have tires at their house for Doug’s business and multiple vehicles, they have made headway in hauling out various items.  Consensus to have Oleson set up a site visit and report back to the board.

Oleson presented pictures to the board of the Dropik property located on Newman Road. There are at least 8 – 10 junk vehicles and farm equipment depicted on the photos.  Consensus to have Oleson contact the scrap owner, Mr. Johnson, to determine if he is willing to proceed with the cleanup effort, which would include everything except operable vehicles.  Landowner to be notified prior to entrance upon his land.



Being no further business, Wright, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting adjourned at 6:37 p.m.

Respectfully submitted….


Gregg Raisanen, Clerk

Approved this ____ day of ________, 2019


Rod Eldevik, Chairman