February 22, 2023 minutes

Alexandria Township

Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Minutes of the meeting of February 22, 2023

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 22nd day of February, 2023 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway and via teleconference.

ROLL CALL:  Supervisors present were Rod Eldevik, Joel Dahlheimer, Dennis Butz and Jerry Wright.  Also present via teleconference 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.

Wright, seconded by Dahlheimer, 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 2/06/2023 regular board meeting as written.  Motion carried unanimously.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Wright, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 23031 – 23034 in the amount of $2,237.69, EFTPS $1,446.47 totaling $3,684.16.  Motion carried unanimously.


PLANNING AND ZONING:  Zoning Administrator Oleson reviewed the draft changes to the township fee schedule.  The proposed amounts are in alignment with Douglas County.  The board was in consensus to have the penalty for not obtaining a permit to be assessed at double the cost of the permit.  Dahlheimer, seconded by Butz, made a motion to approve the proposed changes to the fee schedule as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

The board discussed the enforcement policy as presented by Oleson. Reduction of fees would be at the approval of the town board.  Wright, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to approve the enforcement policy that was prepared by Zoning Administrator Oleson.  Motion carried unanimously.


OLD BUSINESS:  Clerk Raisanen reported he will be submitting a letter of retirement effective April 4, 2023.  The deputy clerk position will also become vacant at the date of retirement.  The town board will have to appoint a new clerk after that date; however, the township can operate without a clerk for a short time.  Anybody can be assigned to record the minutes of a meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:  Clerk Raisanen presented a proposed 2024 budget and a proposed levy amount that needs to be brought to the voters at the annual town meeting in March.  Proposed spending increase is 13% and the proposed levy increase is 8%.  Copies will be forwarded to the board for their review.

Clerk Raisanen reported the winter road maintenance contract will be expiring at the end of March and a summer road maintenance contract will need to be in place.  The board was in agreement to advertise for quotes for summer road maintenance.

Being no further business, Dahlheimer, seconded by Butz, made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting adjourned at 6:38 p.m.

Respectfully submitted….


Gregg Raisanen, Clerk

Approved this ____ day of ________, 2023


Rod Eldevik, Chairman