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Paynesville Press - September 6, 2006

Township approves payment
for road work done

Paynesville Township The Paynesville Township Board of Supervisors took the following actions at their meeting on Monday, Aug. 28.

•The board approved signing a joint letter to MnDOT, along with the Paynesville City Council, explaining their concerns about a proposed change to Cemetery Road in the proposed Highway 23 improvements planned by MnDOT.

In the latest plans submitted to the city, MnDOT has proposed reconstructing Cemetery Road only from the high school to the airport and not extending the redesigned road any further. Instead, the current plan calls for the airport driveway to be used as part of Cemetery Road, which would require a left turn onto Cemetery Road (on the curve) for traffic heading west from the city.

•The board approved paying $446,325 to Bauerly Brothers for road work done in the township this summer, including Cyrilla Beach Road, Roseville Road, 170th Street, and Brentwood Road. The township will bill Eden Lake Township and Roseville Township for their shares of joint roads (Cyrilla Beach Road and Roseville Road), plus other developers and landowners who paved roads in conjunction with the township road project this summer.

The township's share of the road work this summer is about $325,000.

•The board also issued certificates of completion for sealcoating (Koch Refinery, Linus Thull Construction, and Caldwell Asphalting) and for paving (Bauerly Brothers).

•The board set a public hearing for a variance request for Brian Roberg on Monday, Sept. 25, at 8:15 p.m.

•The board set a public hearing for a variance request from Old Lake Road for Darrel Lindquist on Monday, Sept. 25, at 8:30 p.m.

•The board reaffirmed a variance granted to Bug Bee Hive Resort in December 2004 to construct a storage shed on the north side of Crestridge Road. The variance had already been granted a year's extension. It allows a 40' x 72' building to be built 50 feet from the centerline of the road, instead of the usual 63 feet. The variance was granted with the following conditions: dumpster and recycling equipment enclosed and located outside the 50-foot setback; one 30-foot approach to the property from Crestridge Road; trees planted along the road right of way to screen the building from view; and a county-approved stormwater plan.

•The board discussed damage to Baywater Road, believed to be caused by a beaver which is damming the small stream, and authorized hiring someone to trap the beavers for $25 apiece.

•The board's next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m., instead of Monday, Sept. 11.

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