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Board of Supervisors

BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP
April 14, 2009

The meeting was called to order by Vice-chair Glen Castore. Present were treasurer, Brad Pfahning, supervisor Kathleen Doran-Norton, Pam Petersen, clerk, Jim Braun, Zoning Administrator, and Chair Leif Knecht, who arrived about 20 minutes late due to his attending another meeting. The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all present. Guests were Danielle Wahlschmidt, Rice County Soil & Water, and Dan Olson from the City of Northfield, and Kevin Dahle, area State Representative. The agenda was approved with some changes and additions by a motion from K Doran-Norton, and second by G Castore. The motion passed. The Minutes from the March 17th meeting were approved as read by a motion from K Doran-Norton, second by G Castore, motion passed. The claims against the town were approved with a motion made by K Doran-Norton, second by G Castore. Discussion in this matter revolved around tracking the expenditures with Cannon River Watershed Partnership to stay within the budget set of $5,000.00. The motion passed. Danielle Wahlschmidt from Rice County Soil and Water Conservation spoke of site stabilization during construction to contain, reduce and eliminate erosion. Discussion of the status of Senate file 913-there is a hearing on Weds. 4/15/2009 at 8:30 AM. Kevin Dahle will keep an eye on House File 1035 also. He does not feel it will go anywhere this session. The supervisors voiced and shared the concerns of the potential loss of the rural areas losing their governmental control; which is what the above two bills have written in their language. Planning & Zoning: Resolution 2009-07: Resolution Approving TEPP Permit-Meulepas/Kilmeyer Construction. This resolution passed unanimously with a motion made by K DoranNorton, second by G Castore. This resolution pertains to an aggregate crushing and washing plant. Resolution 2009-08: Resolution Approving TEPP Permit-OMG Midwest, Inc. DBA Southern Minnesota Construction Company. This resolution passed unanimously

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with a motion made by K Doran-Norton, second by G Castore. This resolution pertains to an aggregate crushing and washing plant. Resolution 2009-09: Resolution Approving TEPP Permit-OMG Midwest, Inc. DBA Southern Minnesota Construction Company. This resolution passed unanimously with a motion made by K Doran-Norton, second by G Castore. This resolution pertains to an aggregate crushing and washing plant. Ordinance 2009-02: An Ordinance Adopting Amendments To The Bridgewater Township Zoning Ordinance For Extraction and Excavation Of Minerals And Materials. G Castore made a motion to pass this ordinance; the second was made by K Doran-Norton. The motion passed unanimously. Resolution 2009-10: Resolution Approving Publication of Summary of Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance Regarding Extraction or Excavation of Materials or Minerals. G Castore made a motion to approve this resolution, second by K DoranNorton, motion passed unanimously. K Doran-Norton will post the HWY 19 access meeting documents on the website. Postcards will be mailed out giving notice that has been done to the concerned parties. Jim Braun; Lot split status for the Warnholtz property: Not yet known per Jim Braun. K Doran-Norton: Updated the Board on the Dundas Annexation Reserve District ordinances. K Doran-Norton made a motion to approve and sign the contract with/for the Northfield Rural Fire Protection Association. It was seconded by G Castore, motion carried. Discussion involved finding out what the space needs are for the fire fighters for trucks, gear and equipment and a changing area. Dundas seat on the Bridgewater Planning Commission-this issue could become an actionable item at any meeting or work session, by consensus of all supervisors. Road Issues: Dennis Brown, road tour will be Friday, 4/17/2009 at 4:00PM. G Castore; Received a request from Todd Nichol to receive grant money from the township to help offset the cost of stream buffer and grass and tree planting along Rice Creek. Discussion: The supervisors to set yearly fund limits, must receive a written plan and associated cost sheet from the requesting landowner. The supervisors designated 25% of the job be granted in the red areas (those deemed greatly in need of work).

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K Doran-Norton made a motion to approve a payment to Todd Nichol of $1, 000.00 per his plan, second made by G Castore. The motion passed with an Aye from K Doran-Norton, Aye from G Castore, L Knecht abstained. The test report is back from McGhee & Betts concerning the borings done on Decker Avenue and 100th Street West. A motion was made by K Doran-Norton to approve the payment, second by G Castore, motion passed. The survey and test did show that Decker had a very good layer of gravel but the underlying material is not adequate for a heavier load bearing road. Motion to adjourn made by G Castore at 10:10 PM, second by K Doran-Norton. Motion carried.

Pam Petersen, Clerk

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