January 13, 2020
Regular Monthly Meeting
Town Board Meeting Agenda Order of Business
6:00 p.m. Call meeting to order: Pledge of allegiance
1. Motion to Approve or Amend Agenda
2. Road Report: Gary Guse – Township Road Superintendent
3. Treasurer’s Report & Claims for Payment
4. Approval of Minutes
7:00 p.m. *Scheduled Appointments
None at this time.
5. Clerk Report
6. Board Member Reports
7. Old Business
North Pine Lake Road/Zodiac St./329th Ave paving project exploration. Cambridge Twp.- Jim Fridstrom.
8. New Business
Board of Appeal Training for Town Supervisors
9. Citizen Comment (2 minutes each person)
*Only Scheduled Appointments are updated on the Website Agenda. Topics not listed may be discussed under the agenda items.
*Individuals requiring a formal decision by the Board on any issue must schedule an agenda appearance with the Clerk by 3:30 PM on the Wednesday preceding a regular second Monday Board Meeting.
FISH LAKE TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF FILING FOR TOWNSHIP ELECTION
Notice is hereby given to qualified voters of Fish Lake Township, Chisago County, State of Minnesota, that filing for town office will be held for a two-week period beginning December 31, 2019 and ending at 5:00 pm on January 14, 2020.
Affidavits of Candidacy shall be filed with the Town Clerk at the Fish Lake Township Office, 2170 Brunswick Road, Harris, MN 55032. Filing fee is $2.00 Township office hours are Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To file, come to the town office during office hours or contact the Town Clerk, Andrea Nekowitsch to make an appointment. Office will be open from 1 pm to 5 pm on the last day for filing, January 14, 2020.
Offices to be filled at the March Annual Election are:
1 Supervisor (three-year term)
Fish Lake Township Clerk
December 11, 2019
FISH LAKE TOWNSHIP SNOW REMOVAL POLICY
Fish Lake Township’s goal is to have all roads passable within a reasonable amount of time after the snowfall has stopped.
The Township does not assure a completely bare road surface and drivers are urged to use caution and drive with care.
The legal speed limit may not be possible at all times.
SNOW REMOVAL PROCEDURES DISPATCHING OF SNOWPLOWS
Snowplow equipment will usually not be dispatched until after the snowfall has stopped and 3 inches of snow have accumulated except for when it has been determined by the Chairperson that conditions would be detrimental to road surface. During extended periods of snowfall, exceptions may be made. The snowplows will not be sent out in situations that may be hazardous due to restricted visibility.
Clearing of roads will generally happen in three phases: 1) making the road passable; 2) widening; 3) cleaning up. Depending on the situation, more than one phase may be accomplished at one time.
Mailboxes and fences damaged during snow removal will be evaluated case by case. Only those mailboxes properly located and installed and damaged by actual contact with Township equipment will be considered for repairs or replacement at Township expense. All replacements will be with a swing-arm post and standard mailbox.
Township residents are reminded that it is unlawful to plow snow from driveways onto or across public roads. Piles of snow left on or near the road can freeze into a solid mass creating a hazardous situation for vehicles and snowplows. Accidents and damages caused by snow piles left in or on the side of the roadway may result in liability to the property owner. Snow piles left on the side of a roadway increase the chances of drifting snow onto the road.
Vehicles left or parked on the side of the road will be towed at the owner’s expense after 48 hours. Residents are reminded to remove all obstructions from the Township road right-of-ways.
Township vehicles will not attempt to remove stuck vehicles from ditches, snow banks or any other impediment.
When requested by the County Sheriff’s department the Township will provide emergency snowplowing.
Garbage cans and recycling containers need to be kept off the roadway during the snow season so as to not interfere with snow removal. Remove cans as soon as possible. Garbage cans and recycling containers should not be along roadway except on days of scheduled pick up.
Approved by the Town Board December 2003
Amended by the Town Board: April 13, 2009; April 8, 2013; April 14, 2014; February 12, 2018
Andrea Nekowitsch, Clerk
There is now a Little Free Library at the Fish Lake Town Hall. Thank you to residents Lisa and Nate Schurke for donating your time and skills to build and install the Little Free Library. A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange open to all. To learn more about Little Free Library's please visit. https://littlefreelibrary.org/