January 4, 2021 minutes

Alexandria Township

Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Minutes of the meeting of January 4, 2021

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 4th day of January, 2021 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway, and via teleconference.

ROLL CALL:  Onsite was Supervisor Rod Eldevik, Bonnie Fulghum, Deputy Clerk, and Mona Billmark, Treasurer. Supervisors Jeff Oberg, Joel Dahlheimer, Dennis Butz and Jerry Wright attended via teleconference.  As said members formed a quorum and the meeting was called to order by Chairman Eldevik at 6:15 p.m.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to adopt the agenda with the addition of snow removal under Old Business.  Motion carried unanimously.

Oberg, seconded by Butz, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 12/21/2020 regular board meeting as written.  Motion carried unanimously.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Butz, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 21001 – 21010 in the amount of $16,442.75, net payroll $3,471.83 totaling $19,914.58 with a transfer of funds from savings of $18,000.00.  Motion carried unanimously.


PLANNING AND ZONING:  Zoning Administrator Oleson reported that a DRT meeting was held regarding shouse buildings. Attending from the township were board members Rod Eldevik and Jeff Oberg, along with Larry Steidl and Linda Dokken-McFann from the planning commission. The meeting was precipitated by an individual who had recently purchased land along the Co Rd 82 SE corridor and who expressed interest in creating a development consisting of shouse buildings. Consensus to have the zoning subcommittee meet to establish parameters for the planning commission.  The commission’s findings will be relayed to the town board prior to scheduling of a public hearing.


OLD BUSINESS: Supervisors Eldevik, Oberg and Wright reported they had received complaints that the snowplow overturned trash containers, clipped mailboxes, and pulled up sod.  Supervisor Dahlheimer to discuss the complaints with the road maintainer.

NEW BUSINESS:  Chairman Eldevik reported that a budget committee needs to be appointed to draft the 2022 budget.  Chairman Eldevik, Supervisor Wright, Treasurer Billmark, and Clerk Raisanen will meet on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 6 p.m.  Due to the pandemic, this meeting will take place virtually.

Chairman Eldevik commented that a planning commissioner will need to be appointed to fulfill the term of Mary Hacker.

Being no further business, Dahlheimer, seconded by Butz, made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted….


Bonnie Fulghum, Deputy Clerk

Approved this ____ day of ________, 2021


Rod Eldevik, Chairman