Alexandria, Minnesota 56308
Minutes of the meeting of February 17, 2021
A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 17th day of February, 2021 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway and via teleconference.
ROLL CALL: Supervisors present were Joel Dahlheimer, Rod Eldevik, Jeff Oberg, Dennis Butz and Jerry Wright. Also present was Gregg Raisanen, Clerk, with Mona Billmark, Treasurer, attending virtually. As said members formed a quorum and the meeting was called to order by Chairman Eldevik at 6:00 p.m.
Oberg, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to adopt the agenda with the addition of Resolution 21-02 under the Engineer’s Report. Motion carried unanimously.
Wright, seconded by Butz, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 02/01/21 regular board meeting as written. Motion carried unanimously.
Dahlheimer, seconded by Butz, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 21031 – 21038 for $6,243.01, EFTPS $1,339.46, totaling $7,582.47 with a transfer of funds from savings of $3,000.00. Motion carried unanimously.
CITIZEN’S CONCERNS: none
PLANNING AND ZONING: Chairman Eldevik reported that based on the site visit of the Dropik property on February 2nd by Zoning Administrator Oleson, a decision was made to cancel the scheduled removal of vehicles from the property as most of the vehicles had been removed. The property will continue to be monitored to ensure compliance with the agreement.
ENGINEER’S REPORT: Douglas County has agreed to be the sponsoring agency for applying for LRIP funding for the improvement of a portion of 50th Ave. Dahlheimer, seconded by Wright, made a motion to adopt Resolution 21-02, a resolution to support the application for local road improvement program funding for 50th Ave. SE reconstruction. For: Wright, Oberg, Dahlheimer, Butz, Eldevik. Against: none. Motion carried.
OLD BUSINESS: Clerk Raisanen reported the Minnesota Association of Townships recommends that the board approve by resolution holding the annual town meeting remotely. Oberg, seconded by Wright, made a motion to adopt Resolution 21-01, a resolution approving the conduction of the annual town meeting remotely. For: Wright, Oberg, Dahlheimer, Butz, Eldevik. Against: none. Motion carried.
The board discussed the appointment of a new planning commission member. Chad Christiansen removed his name from consideration. Dahlheimer, seconded by Butz, made a motion to appoint Krista Thompson to the township planning commission. Motion carried unanimously.
NEW BUSINESS: Lynn Jenc, Community Education Director, joined the meeting. Lynn reviewed the programming that is being held by community education and also discussed their current budget and the funding that currently is being received. She requested Alexandria Township consider providing some funding to support youth recreation in the future.
Clerk Raisanen reported that the septic system inspection contract with Douglas County is expired and will automatically renew with no action. Douglas County has proposed no changes.
Being no further business, Oberg, seconded by Butz, made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.
Gregg Raisanen, Clerk
Approved this ____ day of ________, 2021
Rod Eldevik, Chairman