Board Chair, Robert Benson
called the meeting to order.Other
members present included Supervisor David W. McKeag and Supervisor David
Garner, Clerk, Colleen Thompson and Treasurer Kenneth Ebert.
The pledge to the flag was
Colleen read the minutes of the July 20, 2004 meeting.Dave McKeag made a motion to accept the
minutes as read.Dave
Garner seconded the motion.Motion carried.
Ken read the Treasurer
Report.Fund balances are:Building Fund - $160,573.57, Road and Bridge
Fund - $124,543.27.Total receipts in
July - $62,832.77.Total disbursed in
July - $16,069.98.Ending balance is
made a motion to accept the report as read.Dave McKeag seconded the motion.Motion carried.
Lou Ann Groth, 29767
20th Avenue Way, Cannon
Lot 14 Block 3, Lake Byllesby West appeared before the Board. Ms. Groth
presented a County Zoning Application Summary Form for the purpose of
installing a septic on shore land property requiring a County variance. Bob
made a motion, seconded by Dave Garner to sign
the permit stating the Township has reviewed, and is aware of the permit with
the decision to approve.Motion carried.
John Pernic, 32574
Oxford Mill Road, Cannon Falls, MN55009, in Section 25 appeared
before the Board to request a 43 foot variance needed due to topography to
build a shed.Dave
Garner stated he had no opposition.He has viewed the site and agrees there is a
hardship due to topography and upon the Planning Commissions recommendation
made a motion to grant a 43 foot variance.Dave McKeag seconded the motion.Motion carried.
Upon receiving the front yard
variance, John Pernic then presented a building permit application to build a
42x22 shed for agricultural purpose.A
site plan was presented. All other setbacks are met.Estimated cost is $7,000.00. Bob made a
motion, seconded by David Garner to grant a permit.Motion carried.
Dave Engebretsen, 32956 CR 24,
Cannon Falls, MN in Section 36 appeared before the Board to request a permit to
build a 14x18.6” deck.All setbacks will
be met.Estimated cost is
made a motion, seconded by Bob to grant a permit.Motion carried.
Tom Olson, 29823
20th Avenue Way, CannonFalls, in Section 9, Lot
11, Block 3, Lake Byllesby West, appeared before the Board to request the Board
sign the County Zoning Application Form for the purpose of a County variance
needed to install an updated septic system on shore land.Dave Garner
made a motion, seconded by Bob to sign the permit stating the Township has
reviewed, and is aware of the permit with the decision to approve.Motion carried.A motion was made by Bob, seconded by Dave
Garner and carried to grant Mr. Olson a permit for a deck
replacement and mud room addition to his current home.He meets setback requirement.Cost of the addition is $15,000.00.
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING (August 17, 2004 cont.)
I t was reported that Allard
Moorhouse has two “trucks hauling” signs at his home.The Clerk is to contact Tom to pick up and
install the signs.
Colleen asked the Board for
clarification of the amount of footage to charge the Maltby Family Preserve for
chloride application.The Board stated
the charge should be for 500` as specified in the conditional use.
Bob made a motion to by
resolution accept that portion of 59th Avenue improved by Ron and
Sue Davis upon our lawyer drawing up the paperwork and getting signatures
needed to turn the road property ownership over to the township for the purpose
of township maintenance. Dave McKeag seconded the motion.Motion carried.
Bob, Dave Garner
and Dave McKeag met with Allard Moorhouse, 2763 310th
Street, Cannon Falls, MN55009 to discuss the amount of
truck traffic causing excessive dust and complaints received due to violations
in running his gravel pit.In talking
with Allard the Board was made aware that 310th
Street at the corner near the gravel pit entrance
needs to be moved eight to nine feet to the north.The Board spoke to Allard about the need to put
fencing up around his existing gravel pit.Allard was not agreeable.It was
stated, he needs to present to the township his township permit allowing a
gravel pit. Colleen has looked and can only find paperwork from the County.
made a motion to contact County asking them to enforce their ordinance on
mineral extraction per the CountyOrdinance
(ref. 6-1).Bob seconded the
Anderson Trucking agreed to pay
for chloride on 310th Street
to eliminate the excessive dust from trucks hauling to and from the gravel
pit.The Board agreed to pay for one
half the cost of the chloride on the portion of gravel road (40th
Ave) that meets Hwy. 19 for safety reasons.
Meetings attended by Board
members included the Highway 19 “reroute” as presented by the city of Cannon
Falls on July 27, 2004.County and State representatives were
present.The County will not allow more
bridges over the river.To build one
would mean having to remove one.The DNR
will not allow bridges in the “wild and scenic” designated area, meaning their
hands are tied going north.
On July 28, 2004 Board members attended a meeting in Dennison
addressing septic systems.
Bob stated town hall blueprints
are at the builders for estimates.
Colleen reported that she had
spoken to Lisa from the Land Use Office about the permits for septic systems residents
are bringing in for signing by the township.Although the township has no dealings with septic systems and the
permitting of such, it was stated by Lisa as a way for the township to be made
aware of what is happening in our township.Lisa also stated
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING (August 17, 2004 cont.)
that she will plan a meeting
with us early next year to address areas of the township that would be suitable
for residential zoning.
Tree removal along Stanton Trail
is still needed.
moved our e-mail to another server and web site was moved to a new location.
Bob made a motion to appoint
Colleen Thompson, Phyllis Emery, Marilyn Hines, Carol Magnuson, Joyce Moorhouse, Ken Ebert and
Evelyn Salzman as Primary Election Judges.All have the required training.David Garner seconded the motion.Motion carried.
John Miller and John Pernic have
both expressed interest in being appointed to the Planning Commission.Bob made a motion, seconded by Dave
Garner to appoint John Miller to the Planning Commission
starting with the September meeting.Motion carried.
Colleen will place a Planning
Commission change of date notice in the paper as the Primary Election falls on
the second Tuesday.
Dave McKeag will contact Joyce
Sheets to clean the town hall before the election.Colleen also asked that the satellite be
moved and weeds removed from the outside of the building.
Mail was distributed.
We received notice that the StantonAirport has been placed on the
National Register of Historical Places.
Colleen reported the cost of
each delineator is $18.25 and asked if the Board if they would still want to
order the same amount.She was told to
order 100 units.
Upcoming Meetings: District 4
Meeting & Election in Henderson
on Thursday, August 26, 2004.
Thursday, August 30, - County’s Comprehensive Plan Update
Final Draft.On September 29, the County
will hold a meeting including a meal for all Township Board members.Dave Garner
and Bob have both been confirmed to attend the event.
Final levy totals need to be sent to the
Auditors Office.Our levy totals
are:General Fund - $85,000.00, Fire
Fund - $20,000.00 and Road and Bridge Fund - $30,000.00. for a total levy of
A motion was made by Bob,
seconded by Dave McKeag and passed to pay claims.
made a motion, seconded by Bob and carried to adjourn.