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Paynesville Press - June 2, 2004

Township scrutinizes bonding issues for pool

By Michael Jacobson

The Paynesville Township Board of Supervisors took the following actions on Monday, May 24.

*The board discussed the recent joint pool meeting with the city of Paynesville. "We need to iron out the bonding costs and the otherlast-minute suprises that showed up," said board chairman Don Pietsch. "The joint powers board can iron out these differences."

The township board would like the joint powers board to meet and have that done by the next township board meeting.

*The board heard a report about the forest tent caterpillars around Lake Koronis. The board voted to pay for spraying in the township not to exceed $4,000.

*The board approved an easement for Kelly Mohr to place a drainfield within 46 feet of the centerline of Cushing Road. Mohr had received a variance for the location of his house at the last township meeting.

*The board approved a preliminary plat of Nokleby Eatates along Breezewood Road. This now needs to go to Stearns County for approval.

*The board approved a variance for Gary Condon to put an addition on the front of his lake home. Condon needed the variance because the back side of his home is within the road right-of-way.

*The board voted to grant a variance to James Rasmussen to construct a building 20 feet closer to Briorwood Road than the ordinance allows. The proposed building setback will be similar to the setbacks of his neighbors' buildings.

*The board set a public hearing for Monday, June 14, at 8:30 p.m. to consider a preliminary plat for Cromwell Heights, located in Section 27 of Paynesville Township.

*The board set a public hearing for Monday, June 28, at 8:45 p.m. to discuss the transfer of development rights in the township. Currently, development rights are transferable when clustering is used for development.

*The board agreed to allow Scott Clobas to install an approach to his property from Breezewood Road. The township will pay for half of the culvert.

*The board voted to vacate James Street and recorded it with Stearns County. James Street, located in Section 35, had been previously vacated by the township board but had not been recorded as vacated by Stearns County.

*The board voted to contribute $400 to the fourth annual Festival of Ethnic Traditions in Paynesville, set for Sunday, Aug. 1.

*The board noted that some shoulders of the trail along Crestridge, NW Koronis , and Breezewood roads are showing erosion. Township maintenance man Mike Jensen will work on placing strips of sod and other erosion controls on the affected areas.

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