June 15, 2020 minutes

Alexandria Township

Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Minutes of the meeting of June 15, 2020

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 15th day of June, 2020 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, 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.

Wright, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 06/01/2020 regular board meeting as written.  Motion carried unanimously.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 20097 – 20106 in the amount of $50,758.69, net payroll $701.86, EFTPS $1,314.34, totaling $52,774.89 and a transfer of funds of $51,000.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

CITIZEN’S CONCERNS:  Clerk Raisanen reported he had received two calls concerning the decision to hold the primary and general election through mail-in balloting.  He will work with the county auditor to develop a fact sheet explaining the voting process.  Residents will be permitted to vote on election day at the old First Lutheran Church building, which will be a combined precinct with LaGrand Township.


ENGINEER’S REPORT:  Engineer Kuhn presented three quotes for blacktop repair in various areas of the township.  The quote provided by Riley Brothers in the amount of $48,597.00 was the lowest quote.  Dahlheimer, seconded by Wright, made a motion to contract with Riley Brothers in the amount of $48,597.00 for blacktop repair.  Motion carried unanimously.

Engineer Kuhn will be addressing the raised culvert on Donway Drive.

OLD BUSINESS:  Supervisors Oberg and Wright, along with Attorney Johnson, made a site visit to Billie Dropik’s property to review the cleanup. They visited the site on June 2nd and June 8th.  By June 8th, most of the vehicles and scrap had been removed from the site with the exception of Ag equipment and a couple of other vehicles.  Mr. Dropik indicated he will be selling most of the Ag equipment at auction by August.  They indicated that significant improvement had been made and recommended that the cleanup was adequate to meet the conditions that were established by the board.  Clerk Raisanen will have Attorney Johnson send a letter to Mr. Dropik stating that the conditions at the site were adequate to meet compliance with the junk/nuisance ordinance; however, no new vehicles or items can be added to the property and the township will be making periodic visits to the property to ensure compliance.


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 ________, 2020


Rod Eldevik, Chairman