Alexandria, Minnesota 56308
Minutes of the meeting of July 6, 2020
A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 6th day of July, 2020 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway.
ROLL CALL: Supervisors present were Jeff Oberg, Rod Eldevik, Dennis Butz and Jerry Wright. Also present were Bonnie Fulghum, Deputy Clerk, 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.
Wright, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to adopt the agenda with the addition of Dropik letter under Planning and Zoning; Donway Drive/Geneva East road bumps under Engineer’s Report; and Board of Appeals training under Old Business. Motion carried unanimously.
Wright, seconded by Butz, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 06/15/20 regular board meeting as written. Motion carried unanimously.
Oberg, seconded by Butz, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 20107 – 20119 in the amount of $157,216.18, net payroll $4,347.94 for a total of $161,564.12 and a transfer of funds from savings of $160,000.00. Motion carried unanimously.
CITIZEN’S CONCERNS: none
Supervisor Dahlheimer joined the meeting.
PLANNING AND ZONING: Zoning Administrator Oleson led discussion on the Nuisance Ordinance, highlighting several sections:
Section 6-A, “Declaration of Nuisance.” Oberg commented that the wording could be more definitive for agricultural equipment.
Section 7-C, “Screening.” Oberg mentioned that the town consider changing the percentage for “permissible screening” from 75% to 100% per the board’s discretion.
Section 8 “Enforcement.” Discussion ensued on how to enforce consistently; and
Section 9 “Abatement Procedure.” Consensus to have Oleson review and determine if public hearings are necessary to change this stand-alone ordinance.
Oleson reported Attorney Johnson sent a letter to Mr. Dropik summarizing the findings from the site visit and informed him there is to be no future accumulation of materials permitted.
ENGINEER’S REPORT: Engineer Kuhn reported that the town received two quotes for road improvements on Geneva and Brackin Roads. Riley Bros. quoted $8,695.00 and Alden Just Road Maintenance quoted $13,328.84. Oberg, seconded by Butz, made a motion to accept the quote from Riley Bros. in the amount of $8,695.00 for road improvements on Geneva and Brackin Roads. Motion carried unanimously.
Kuhn reported that the necessary repairs for the Donway Drive/Geneva East bumps can be incorporated under the existing contract with Riley Bros.
Kuhn reported he had been in contact with Dave Rush of Douglas County Land & Resource regarding the life expectancy of the gravel pit on 50th Avenue. Once this timeline is ascertained, the town will pursue grants cooperatively with Hudson Township for improvements to the road.
OLD BUSINESS: A Q & A fact sheet from the county regarding Mail Balloting was provided.
Chairman Eldevik stated the town currently has two certified members for the Board of Appeals, he and Oberg. Since the county’s minimum is two, he asked that other board members consider becoming certified.
NEW BUSINESS: Chairman Eldevik reported he has been in contact with Clerk Raisanen regarding relief funds through the CARES Act. He said the town needs to qualify in order to receive the funds. Raisanen will research the issue further and provide an update at the next meeting.
Being no further business, Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 6:53 p.m.
Bonnie Fulghum, Deputy Clerk
Approved this ____ day of ________, 2020
Rod Eldevik, Chairman