January 4, 2023 minutes

Alexandria Township

Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Minutes of the meeting of January 4, 2023

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 4th day of January, 2023 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway and via teleconference.

ROLL CALL:  Supervisors present were Jeff Oberg, Joel Dahlheimer, Rod Eldevik, Dennis Butz and Jerry Wright.  Also present were Gregg Raisanen, Clerk, with Mona Billmark, Treasurer, via teleconference.  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 road maintenance under Old Business.  Motion carried unanimously.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 12/19/2022 regular board meeting as written.  Motion carried unanimously.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Butz, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 23001 – 23007 in the amount of $ 22,631.50, net payroll $3,760.10 totaling $26,391,60 and a transfer of funds from savings of $22,000.00.  Motion carried unanimously.



OLD BUSINESS:  It was noted that the casting on a manhole cover on W. Lake Jessie Road was broken.  Clerk Raisanen commented that locating these problem areas should be a routine matter every fall.  Chairman Eldevik concurred.  Chairman Eldevik and Supervisor Dahlheimer will work with a contractor and ALASD to correct.

Chairman Eldevik reported there is an issue with vehicles driving into the ditch along Maple Drive. The road shoulder has a ridge which prevents vehicles from steering back to the road surface if they go off the pavement.  Supervisor Oberg reported the road maintenance contractor has been responsive to requests for additional salt/sand placement.

NEW BUSINESS:  Clerk Raisanen presented a draft pay equity report that is required every three years to complete for compliance for all employees.  Since the township has only one employee, there are no comparisons to report.  Oberg, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to accept the pay equity report as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

Being no further business, Dahlheimer, seconded by Butz, made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting adjourned at 6:22 p.m.

Respectfully submitted….


Gregg Raisanen, Clerk

Approved this ____ day of ________, 2023


Rod Eldevik, Chairman