October 18, 2021 minutes

Alexandria Township

Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

Minutes of the meeting of October 18, 2021

A regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Alexandria Township was held on the 18th day of October, 2021 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 were Bonnie Fulghum, Deputy Clerk, with Mona Billmark, Treasurer, via teleconference.  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.

Dahlheimer, seconded by Butz, made a motion to approve the minutes of the 10/4/21 regular board meeting as written.  Motion carried unanimously.

Chairman Eldevik noted there were no claims presented for payment.


PLANNING AND ZONING:  Zoning Administrator Oleson reported he had spoken with Billie Dropik concerning the number of vehicles currently located on his Newman Road property.  Mr. Dropik stated he had moved some of the vehicles from his car dealership in Nelson to the Newman Road property to allow for repairs to the dealership’s driveway.  He said the work should be completed in a few weeks.  Consensus of the town board to have the vehicles returned to the dealership lot by November 1, 2021.  Oleson to make a site visit prior to the November 1st board meeting to confirm appropriate action has been taken.

Consensus of the town board to instruct the planning commission to outline parameters for comprehensive plan updates.

Oleson reported a property located on County Road 82 had obtained a permit from ALASD to hook up to sanitary sewer but had not yet connected.  Consensus of the town board is to have Oleson contact the landowner and inform him the process needs to be completed before freeze-up.

ENGINEER’S REPORT:  Engineer Kuhn presented a list of overlay projects separated into two segments based on priority.  The first segment would total around two miles with an approximate cost of $480,000.  Donway Drive and Donway Court would comprise a half mile with Maple Drive, extending from Queens Road south to County Road 81, constituting the majority of the remainder.  Projections for future projects are for an additional five miles of road with a cost of $200,000 – $250,000.  Discussion regarding 50th Avenue was tabled for a future meeting.

Chairman Eldevik reported the town had received a request from a resident who lives on the southern portion of W. Lake Jessie Drive to blacktop the portion of the public road from the turnaround to his driveway.  The resident will assimilate all costs associated with the project.  Consensus of the town board to have Supervisor Oberg communicate to the resident that the town has no objection to this project.

Chairman Eldevik reported there had been an inquiry regarding the installation of a Dead End sign on Alyssa Lane.  Engineer Kuhn had no objection and thus the consensus of the town board was to approve the purchase and installation of the sign.

Chairman Eldevik reported the frost heave on Old Glory Drive is still in disrepair.  Consensus of the town board is to have Engineer Kuhn take steps to have it repaired yet this year.

Supervisor Wright reported many potholes along Liberty Road need repair.  Consensus of the town board to have Vice-Chairman Dahlheimer contact Alden Just to perform the repairs.


NEW BUSINESS:  Oberg, seconded by Butz, made a motion to contract with Carlson SV for the 2021 financial audit at a cost of $6,700.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

Being no further business, Dahlheimer, seconded by Oberg, made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted….


Bonnie Fulghum, Deputy Clerk

Approved this ____ day of ________, 2021


Rod Eldevik, Chairman