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Paynesville Press - Oct. 1, 2003

Paynesville Township Meeting

By Michael Jacobson

The Paynesville Township Board of Supervisors took the following actions at their meeting on Monday, Sept. 22.

-The board set the following dates for meetings in October, December, February, and March: Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m.; and Monday, March 8, at 7 p.m.

The board set the township's annual meeting for Tuesday, March 9, at 8:10 p.m., and the township will hold its annual organizational meeting on Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m.

The board will not hold a meeting in January 2004.

-The board approved the final versions of three plats: a single-lot plat for Dawn and James Hensel; Country Lane Acres for Larry and Sharon Wendroth; and Lehnen Hills for Mary Coglin.

-The board also approved a stormwater resolution for Country Lane Acres. This development is the first in the township where a stormwater plan is required. The township will inspect and maintain the system, with the cost being billed to the 16 lots in the plat.

All new plats will require this plan, said board chairman Don Pietsch, and townships will have to enforce them.

-The board attended a grand opening for the new oil recycling depot, located by the township's maintenance garage.

-The board tabled a resolution for administrative fines, opting not to pursue this after hearing that the Legislature would likely close this loophole next year. The Paynesville Police Department, which is contracted to provide police protection in Paynesville Township, had proposed using administrative fines this summer, and the city of Paynesville has enacted them.

-The board was notified that the township will lose $9,930 in state aid in 2004. The township could have held a special meeting and increased their 2004 levy by this amount, but the supervisors preferred to consider in its 2005 levy, which will be set in March 2004.

The supervisors also agreed to look at the township's levy for discussion in October.

-The board was updated on the township's road and trail project. Rough work is completed, and the trail was paved last week. The three township roads Breezewood, Crestridge, and NW Koronis should be tarred this week.

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