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Paynesville Press - April 23, 2003

Paynesville Township meeting

The Paynesville Township Board of Supervisors held their monthly meeting on Monday, April 14.

  • The board approved a crackfilling contract for 87 per pound. The township intends to purchase up to 10,000 pounds of crackfilling this year to fill the cracks on roads built or resurfaced two years ago, including Old Lake Road, Cross Creek Road, Briorwood Road, Conita Circle, 180th Street, and 263rd Avenue.

  • The board set a conditional use and zoning change hearing for Ken Pinske for Monday, May 12, at 8:30 p.m. Pinske intends to construct a greenhouse shed, which he needs for his spring plants. Since work has already started, Pinske will also pay $300 for an after-the-fact permit (three times the rate for a conditional use permit) plus $100 for a conditional use permit and $100 for a zoning change.

  • The board affirmed a policy to charge three times the permit fee for an after-the-fact permit.

  • The board approved a variance for Reed and Jane Ringstad, who intend to add an addition to their home which may come within 18 feet of their rear lot line. The township ordinance normally requires a rear setback of 30 feet.

  • The board approved a preliminary plat for Larry and Sharon Wendroth, who intend to plat 15 new lots of various sizes on 64 acres of land along NW Koronis Road.

  • The board set a variance hearing for Jon and Patricia Hauer for Monday, April 28, at 8:45 p.m. to construct an unattached structure with 18 feet of the right-of-way for Brookhaven Road.

  • The board set a variance hearing for Robert Stoneburner for Monday, April 28, at 9 p.m. to construct an accessory building within 15 feet of a township road right-of-way.

  • The board set a public hearing for Monday, May 12, at 8:45 p.m. to correct their ordinance. For accessory buildings, the township ordinance is now more lenient than the county when it comes to sidewall height for accessory buildings.

    The township will propose making the maximum sidewall height 12 feet for lots between two and 5.99 acres in size. The maximum sidewall height will be 14 feet for lots with at least six acres. Previously, the township allowed 14-foot sidewalls on lots two acres and above but the county did not.

  • The board approved allowing Xcel Energy to drive a boom crane to the substation north of Paynesville on 185th Street despite spring road restrictions. The crane is needed to put a roof on the expanded substation. Xcel Energy will pay $250 to break the spring road restrictions.

  • The board approved allowing Lake Koronis Road to be closed to through traffic (allowing local traffic only) while Ann Nonweiler has holding tank and other excavating work done at her cabin. Due to the proximity of this cabin to the road, the machinery will need to back into the road to complete the work.

  • The board recessed its meeting in order to hold its annual road inspection on Saturday, April 19.

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