July 18, 2022 minutes

Alexandria Township

Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Minutes of the meeting of July 18, 2022

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 18th day of July, 2022 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway and via teleconference.

ROLL CALL:  Supervisors present were Rod Eldevik, Dennis Butz, Joel Dahlheimer, Jeff Oberg, and Jerry Wright.  Also present were Gregg Raisanen, Clerk, with Mona Billmark, Treasurer by 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 Butz, made a motion to adopt the agenda as written.  Motion carried unanimously.

Wright, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 07/06/2022 regular board meeting as written.  Motion carried unanimously.

Butz, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 22127 – 22137 in the amount of $44,655.86, EFTPS $1,425.27, totaling $46,081.13. Motion carried unanimously.


PLANNING AND ZONING:  Zoning Administrator Oleson presented the final plat application for Wosepka Acres.  All requirements have been met.  Oberg, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to approve the final plat for Wopepka Acres.  Motion carried unanimously.

Zoning Administrator Oleson reported the township had received a 3-month extension request from Wally Tischer for final plat submission for Eastwood Estates.  Mr. Tischer is currently securing financing for the project and is working with the Dropik estate administrators.  The board had granted a 3-month extension at their April 18, 2022 meeting. They expressed concern regarding the proposed road into the project.  Oberg, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to table the request until the next meeting on August 1st and requested Zoning Administrator Oleson provide the board with more information regarding the proposed plat.  Item tabled.

Zoning Administrator Oleson reported he had received confirmation from the auctioneer that an auction has been scheduled for September 17, 2022 at the Billie Dropik farm to sell some of the farm equipment and other items.

ENGINEER’S REPORT:  Engineer Kuhn presented a quote from Forterra, Inc in the amount of $23,443.75 for 36” culvert sections and end sections required for the repair of Donway Drive that was damaged during a previous storm event. Hancock Concrete did not have the culvert in stock, and Engineer Kuhn indicated supply is limited.  This culvert needs to be replaced prior to the overlay project, which has been approved for this summer.  Dahlheimer, seconded by Butz, made a motion to purchase the 36” culvert sections from Forterra, Inc. at the quoted price.  Motion carried unanimously.


NEW BUSINESS:  Clerk Raisanen provided a copy of schedule 1, statement of Receipts, Disbursements and Balances, and a copy of the 2022 budget.  Disbursements to date have been $481,433.00, with revenue of $781,748.00.  Revenue included the second installment from the federal government for ARPA funding of approximately $155,000.00.  Current expenditures and revenue are in alignment with the approved 2022 budget.

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

Respectfully submitted….


Gregg Raisanen, Clerk

Approved this ____ day of ________, 2022


Rod Eldevik, Chairman