May 20, 2019 minutes

Alexandria Township

                                                                      Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

                                                         Minutes of the meeting of May 20, 2019

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 20th day of May, 2019 at the Alexandria Township Conference Room, 324 Broadway.

ROLL CALL:  Supervisors present were Jerry Wright, Jeff Oberg, Joel Dahlheimer, Rod Eldevik, and Dennis Butz.   Also present were Linda Dokken-McFann, acting 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 Steve & Mary Luchau under Citizen Concerns.  Motion carried unanimously.

Wright, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 05/06/2019 regular board meeting as written.  Motion carried unanimously.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Butz, made a motion to authorize payment of claims 19091 through 19094 in the amount of $1,746.40, EFTPS payment of $ 1,240.49, totaling $2,986.89.  Motion carried unanimously.  No transfer of funds needed.

Citizen Concerns:

Mary and Steve Luchau, 2503 Burgen Heights, shared their concern as to the amount of water that collects on their property and expressed that this has been an ongoing issue for years.  They are searching for a viable solution to divert water from their property.  The Board has agreed to set up a viewing date and time.  Administrative Assistant Fulghum to make the arrangements.

Planning & Zoning:

A general discussion was held on the Dropik property clean up.  A court order reflects all items are to be dispensed excepting two licensed vehicles chosen by Mr. Dropik.  Zoning Administrator Oleson reported Mr. Dropik does not appear willing to surrender any vehicle titles at this time.  Chairman Eldevik reported that local auto dealers did not appear interested in any of the vehicles on the property.  Board consensus to have Attorney Johnson send a notification letter to Mr. Dropik (ensuring he receives the requisite seven day notice) that on or about June 5, 2019, Alexandria Township will commence action to have the property cleared of vehicles, to bring it into compliance with the town’s nuisance and zoning ordinances.   An onsite viewing will be arranged with a private company out of Ashby to assess the cost to the Township for removal of items.  Due to the tenuous relations with the owner, it was suggested that the Board be accompanied by local law enforcement.

Being no further business, Dahlheimer, seconded by Butz, made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting adjourned at 6:53 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted…..


Linda Dokken-McFann, acting Clerk

Approved the ________ day of _________, 2019


Rod Eldevik, Chairman