Board Chair, Robert Benson called
the meeting to order.Other members
present included Supervisors David W. McKeag and David Garner, Clerk, Colleen
Thompson and Treasurer, Ken Ebert.
The Pledge of Allegiance was
Colleen read the minutes of the December 16, 2003 Regular Board Meeting.Bob made a motion to approve the minutes with
correction.Dave McKeag seconded the
Ken gave the Treasurer
Report.As of December 31, 2003 there is a total of
$196,677.77 in savings and checking and $227,658.36 in CD’s for a total of
$424, 336.13.We had income for the
month of $63,396.84 and expenses for the month of $9,532.42.Dave Garner made a motion to accept the
report as read.Dave McKeag seconded the
Colleen read the minutes of the
Special Board Meeting dated January 5,
2004.Dave McKeag made a
motion, seconded by Dave Garner to approve as read.Motion carried.
Roland Spillman, 5771 Highway 19
Boulevard, Cannon Falls, MN55009, appeared before the Board
to request a building permit to remodel the interior of his existing home.Estimated cost is $17,000.00.Dave Garner made a motion, seconded by Dave
McKeag to grant a permit.Carried.
Carl and Carol Slifka, 31182
55th Avenue Way, Cannon
in Section 24 did not appear.The
Slifka’s appeared before the Planning Commission to request the vacation of a
portion of 55th Avenue
Way.The Planning Commission made a
procedural error by scheduling a Public Hearing.The Clerk pulled the notice from the Cannon
Falls Beacon and informed the Planning Commission Chair that all road
vacation/closing requests are to be brought directly before the Board.Joe Vandenheuvel will call the Slifka’s as to
the proper procedure and inform them that they may request a variance for the
placement of their proposed new home.
Fred Dierking, 32920 57th
Avenue Court, Cannon Falls, MN 55009 in Section 35 appeared before the Board to
request a building permit for remodeling and a 42`x14` addition to his existing
home.All setbacks will be met.Estimated cost is $60,000.00.Bob Benson made a motion to grant a permit.Dave Garner seconded the motion.Motion carried.
Jason Hall of American Tower
Corporation, 11600 96th Avenue North,
Maple Grove, MN55369being the representative of Nextel
Communications Inc. did not appear.He
had presented a request to the Stanton Township Planning Commission for a
building permit and also a conditional use permit for adding additional communication
equipment to an existing tower owned by Great River Energy.The property the tower is located on is
currently under litigation to determine the fee owner.The Planning Commission tabled the request
until the current litigation is resolved.It was reported that Mr. Hall stated he did not have the authority to
sign a 60-day waiver.Dave Garner made a
motion to deny Nextel Communications Inc., a permit as it stands for lack of
proof of ownership of land.Dave McKeag
seconded the motion.All voting eye,
MONTHLY MEETING (January 20, 2004
representing Saint Paul’s LutheranChurch, 30289 59th Ave. Way,Cannon Falls,
MN appeared before the Board for a preliminary request to
recognize two lots they purchased when purchasing their property and that are
now not recognized as lots but included with the whole parcel of record in
their current land description.Mr.
Flotterud stated they would like to split off and make into two separate lots
for the purpose to sale.Current lot
size in the area averages out to 143` x 165` feet.Under the current Ordinance five acres is
needed for the purpose of building in the residential district.When asked if a variance request was needed,
Joe stated they could use five acres, quit claim four back to the church but
then the property involved could not be built on, going on to state allocated
land can not be reused.No action was
Joyce Moorhouse, 2763
310th Street, Cannon Falls, MN55009, Section 16, did not appear
due to other commitments.It was
reported by Joe that the request is for a permit to build a log home on a
74-acre parcel in section 22.He also
reported that Mrs. Moorhouse made three different proposals, the first on 20
acres, the second using “some here, some there” and the third on property
possibly used in securing the Dubbels building site.Joe also reported that the Moorhouse’s have
gone to the County and were told there is a building site per County.Bob stated he would like to see documentation
on the Dubbels’ permit.It was noted
that Mrs. Moorhouse did not have a site plan, was not sure of the placement and
presented no documentation to the Planning Commission.Dave Garner made a motion to refer back for
complete documentation for the purpose to determine if they have a buildable
site and to reappear with a survey and site map and that the permit will only
be issued and denied if not in their name.Dave McKeag seconded the motion.Motion carried.
Adam Rueger gave a road report.
He stated he will be out of the area for three days during February and will
need a back-up driver for those days.He
also reported that he would be out on February
10, 2004 to attend “sign school” at the EarlBrownLearningCenter.
The Clerk will order several “slow, children playing” signs.
Joe Vandenheuvel reported a
problem with zoning in the Oxford Mill area.If granting a permit the Township is less restrictive than the
County.Joe also stated the need to check
on the number of businesses being run from the Spring Garden Nursery site.The current Conditional Use is for Ag. related business and log homes and cabins do not
qualify.Joe also stated that RiverwoodChurch
needs to renew their conditional use.Joe stated he has a copy of the updated CountyOrdinance.
Dean Johnson questioned the Board
if they have made an agreement for or against annexation.Bob stated we need an agreement with CannonFalls to get our fair share of
taxes when annexation occurs.
Colleen presented a letter from
that stated the Township could be included in the County’s bid for road work
involving seal coating and crack repair.All Supervisors agreed to the offer and are in favor of seal coating and
crack repair of all Township hard surface roads.Colleen will contact County.
MONTHLY MEETING (January 20, 2004
Ken reported that the CD at White
Rock Bank is due.He recommended
splitting in half and designating for building fund and also for checking and
savings.Because of the current bad
interest rate he proposed renewing for a one-year period.Dave Garner made a motion to split the CD and
keep at White Rock Bank.Dave McKeag
seconded the motion.Motion carried.
Dave McKeag and Dave Garner will attend the Goodhue County
Township Association Meeting scheduled for February 7, 2004.
Dave McKeag reported that the
Board would meet with WarsawTownship
regarding road maintenance on February
11, 2004 at at
the WarsawTown Hall.
Bob reported on the days he would
not be available in February.
Bob made a motion to distribute
mail.Dave McKeag seconded the
Colleen stated the need to
receive the Red Wing Republican Eagle, as it is the County’s official
paper this year for the purpose to keep on top of County’s actions.Bob will check if his parents get the paper.
Bob made a motion, seconded by
Dave McKeag to pay claims.
Dave Garner made a motion,
seconded by Dave McKeag to adjourn.