July 19, 2021 minutes

Alexandria Township

Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Minutes of the meeting of July 19, 2021

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 19th day of July, 2021 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway.

ROLL CALL:  Supervisors present were Jeff Oberg, Joel Dahlheimer, Rod Eldevik, Dennis Butz and Jerry Wright.  Also present were Gregg Raisanen, Clerk (remotely) 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.

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

Butz, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 07/07/21 regular board meeting as written.  Motion carried unanimously.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Butz, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 21128 – 21137 in the amount of $15,421.41, EFTPS of $1,573.74, totaling $16,995.15 and to transfer $9,000 from the savings into the checking account.  Motion carried unanimously.


PLANNING AND ZONING:  Zoning Administrator Oleson reported Douglas County was in the process of updating their fence ordinance. It was recommended that the township wait until it is finished to make any changes to the township ordinance.

The board also discussed shouse regulations and dirt bike track regulations.  The zoning subcommittee will review both of these issues.

Zoning Administrator Oleson reported he had been contacted by a resident who owns two adjacent lots off Constitution Court of their desire to build a single-family home across both lots.  There is a dedicated drainage easement located along the property line which would require relocation should the construction be permitted.  The consensus from the board is to not support relocation of the drainage easement.

ENGINEER’S REPORT:  The board discussed the maintenance of storm water retention ponds. Engineer Kuhn will put together a list of all ponds controlled by the township.


NEW BUSINESS:  Clerk Raisanen prepared a resolution repealing mail balloting and the return to onsite voting for state and national elections beginning in 2022.  Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to adopt resolution 21-03, a resolution repealing mail balloting.  Motion carried unanimously.

The board discussed the ARPA funding available to the township.  Dahlheimer, seconded by Butz, made a motion authorizing Clerk Raisanen to apply for ARPA funding for Alexandria Township.  Motion carried unanimously.

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

Respectfully submitted….


Gregg Raisanen, Clerk

Approved this ____ day of ________, 2021


Rod Eldevik, Chairman