January 20, 2021 minutes

Alexandria Township

Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Minutes of the meeting of January 20, 2021

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 20th day of January, 2021 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway, and via teleconference.

ROLL CALL:  Onsite were Supervisors Rod Eldevik, Dennis Butz, Jeff Oberg, Jerry Wright, and Gregg Raisanen, Clerk. Supervisor Joel Dahlheimer and Treasurer Mona Billmark attended via teleconference.  As said members formed a quorum and the meeting was called to order by Chairman Eldevik at 6:00 p.m.

Wright, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to adopt the agenda as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

Oberg, seconded by Butz, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 01/04/2021 regular board meeting as written.  Motion carried unanimously.

Wright, seconded by Butz, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 21011 – 21021 in the amount of $6,118.84, EFTPS $1,310.16, Net Payroll 258.58, totaling $7,687.58 with a transfer of funds from savings of $6,500.00.  Motion carried unanimously.


PLANNING AND ZONING:  Zoning Administrator Oleson reported the township received an application for Final Plat of the 11th Addition to Lake Geneva Estates.  The plat has met all the conditions for final plat approval.  Oberg, seconded by Wright, made a motion to approve the final plat for the 11th Addition to Lake Geneva Estates with the condition that the Douglas County Engineer approves and signs the plat before Chairman Eldevik and Clerk Raisanen.  Motion carried unanimously.

The board discussed the logistics of the Dropik property cleanup scheduled for February 2, 2021.  Clerk Raisanen will contact Attorney Johnson for clarification on details as to who is required to be present and to have Mr. Dropik mark the personal vehicles to remain onsite.

ENGINEER’S REPORT: The board discussed the application submitted by the Douglas County Engineer for the possible improvement of 50th Avenue.  Engineer Kuhn will connect with Dan New from Hudson Township to discuss.


NEW BUSINESS:  Information was shared about an upcoming meeting that the MPCA is holding in regard to changes to the clean water act.  It is scheduled for Feb. 4 at 2:00PM.

Clerk Raisanen provided copies of the final Schedule 1, Statement of Receipts, Disbursements, and Balances, a copy of the 2020 expenses and revenue compared to budget, and a copy of an interim financial report.  Revenue for 2020 was greater than expected primarily because of the CARES funding received and expenditures were below budget.  Total fund balance at the end of 2020 was $1,173,000.

Clerk Raisanen reported that establishing a township zoom account requires a $15.00/month subscription fee.  Dahlheimer, seconded by Wright, made a motion to authorize Clerk Raisanen to subscribe to Zoom to create a township account.  Motion carried unanimously.

Chairman Eldevik reported there may be some interest in extending the ALASD boundary along CR 82 toward the City of Nelson.  In addition, the sewer line connecting the City of Nelson to the ALASD district may need to be redone.  Engineer Kuhn will discuss with ALASD to determine the extent of interest.

Being no further business, Dahlheimer, seconded by Wright, made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted….


Gregg Raisanen

Approved this ____ day of ________, 2021


Rod Eldevik, Chairman