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Paynesville Press - August 6, 2003

Paynesville Township Meeting

The Paynesville Township Board of Supervisors took the following actions on Monday, July 28.

•The board met with Roseville Township supervisors Bill Ryan and Jim Schultz and agreed to pay for 50 percent of the cost of fixing a shoulder on Roseville Road. Roseville Township will handle getting quotes and having the work completed.

•The board expressed its interest in pursuing using administrative fines for misdemeanor offenses. Paynesville Police Chief Kent Kortlever has approached both the city and the township about using administrative fines, which would lower the amount of the fines while providing more money for the city and township. (See story in the July 16 issue of the Press).

The next step is for the city and township to agree on a fine schedule to ease local enforcement.

The township board also expressed interest in running the proposal past their township attorney before giving final approval.

•The board agreed to have Paynesville Excavating fix a hole on 160th Street.

•The board set a variance hearing for Val Theis on Monday, Aug. 11, at 8:30 p.m. Theis wants a variance to build an unattached 30' by 40' structure, which exceeds the maximum square footage for an accessory building, on his property on Coventry Road.

•The board set a variance hearing for Richard and Carol Hix on Monday, Aug. 11, at 8:45 p.m. The Hix want to construct a new unattached structure within 25 feet of Brookhaven Road, while the township setback from a 66-foot road is 33 feet.

•The board approved a variance hearing for Brian Thorson for Monday, Aug. 25, at 8:30 p.m.

•The board reviewed its bidding and hiring procedures with local contractors. Projects under $10,000 have no requirements; projects between $10,000 and $35,000 require at least two quotes; and projects over $35,000 require bids.

The board directed maintenance man Mike Jensen to keep a form for projects (listing the cost and who was called) and to get quotes for basic services (load of gravel or dirt, hourly rates, etc.) from Gordon Glenz, joining their contractors list of Gabrielson Excavating, Paynesville Excavating, and Warren Nehring.

•The board approved easement agreements with four property owners along Crestridge Road. The agreements extended the township's road right-of-way ten feet to the north where the road adjoins property owned by Evelyn Moore, Mark and Steph Malingen, and Jeff and Diane McCarron.

The easement agreement with the Lake Koronis Assembly Grounds includes 12 feet of additional right-of-way for 150' with the right-of-way angling to 18 feet, 25 feet, 33 feet, and 35 feet (following a berm on the LKAG property).

The easements will allow the township to coordinate a stormwater project along the road with the addition of a separate pedestrian trail. The township is currently rebuilding Crestridge Road, NW Koronis Road, and Breezewood Road near Lake Koronis.

•The board agreed to use a survey to estimate quantities used by Duininck Brothers in the building project, rather than counting loads.

•The board recessed their meeting for the following morning at 7 a.m. to meet with representatives of Duininck Brothers at the road construction site.

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