Alexandria, Minnesota 56308
Minutes of the meeting of May 1, 2023
A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 1st day of May, 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 was Mona Billmark, Treasurer. As said members formed a quorum and the meeting was called to order by Chairman Eldevik at 6:00 p.m.
Dahlheimer, seconded by Butz, made a motion to adopt the agenda with the addition of the Brock Wood project under Engineer’s Report. Motion carried unanimously.
Wright, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 4/17/23 regular board meeting as written. Motion carried unanimously.
Butz, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 23073 – 23078 in the amount of $45,533.07, net payroll $4,141.12 totaling $49,674.19 with a transfer of funds from savings of $20,000. Motion carried unanimously.
CITIZEN’S CONCERNS: none
Chairman Eldevik moved up the first item under New Business. Representing the City of Carlos were Mayor Todd Burgess, Councilwoman Ronna Berghoff and Fire Chief Colten Steidl. They are requesting a contract with the town for EMT services. Under the county’s emergency management system, 911 calls requiring EMT services running north of Co Rd 73, which includes the Highway 29 corridor, are serviced by the City of Carlos. They reported that in 2022 they responded to 24 calls for medical services in Alexandria Township, roughly comprising 20% of their total calls. By contracting with the township, they hope to recoup some of their expenses incurred. It was noted this would not come up for the township’s consideration for 2024 but rather 2025.
PLANNING AND ZONING: Oleson reported he had received a number of photos from Neil Roers, 2003 E. Lake Victoria Road SE, depicting water runoff from the adjoining property. Supervisor Oberg commented the town board had previously determined this was not a township issue but rather a private matter. Consensus to direct Oleson to relay the determination to the resident.
Oleson stated the town had tabled review of the Zoning Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan amendments at their April 17, 2023 meeting. Oberg made a motion to again table the review until the next meeting.
Oleson reported there appear to be additional vehicles located on the Dropik property. Consensus to direct Oleson to contact Tom Kraemer to determine what steps are needed to put the vehicles into storage. Oleson to send an email to the board about his discussion with Kraemer.
ENGINEER’S REPORT: Engineer Kuhn reported he had been in contact with Brock Wood concerning his property located on Airway Lane. Engineer Kuhn stated Mr. Wood has removed an 18 x 19 stretch, thus removing the impervious amount required. Oleson was directed to verify the lot is under the 25% impervious calculation. No additional survey will be required. Mr. Wood will work with the neighbor to put in a swale.
Kuhn reported on upcoming Liberty Road repairs. He said skin patching is possible, with ¼ inch ranging from $45K – 50K, ½ inch averaging $90K. He will contact the county to ascertain expectations and a timeline regarding the prospect of turning Liberty Road over to the county. Engineer Kuhn will report back on potential costs at the next meeting.
Kuhn will have gravel quotes for consideration at the next meeting.
OLD BUSINESS: Chairman Eldevik stated the county reported no irregularities regarding the Board of Review process.
Supervisor Wright reported he was waiting on quotes regarding a new office sit/stand work station for the township office. Wright made a motion to table until the next meeting.
NEW BUSINESS: Chairman Eldevik reported the township had received a request for a liquor license approval regarding Geneva Golf Course. Oberg, seconded by Dahlheimer, made a motion to approve the liquor license for the Geneva Golf Course. Motion carried unanimously.
Chairman Eldevik stated the town needs to proceed with creating an interim clerk position. Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to authorize moving forward with the interim clerk position. Motion carried unanimously.
Being no further business, Dahlheimer, seconded by Butz, made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 7:47 p.m.
Bonnie Fulghum, Administrative Assistant
Approved this ____ day of ________, 2023
Rod Eldevik, Chairman