4/18/2013 10:13:00 AM CF Township to meet with city on new roads
by Ken Haggerty
The Cannon Falls Township board of supervisors decided at its April 10 meeting it would be a good idea to meet with the City of Cannon Falls about the City possibly annexing some Township land so the Township could turn over road maintenance to the City for a portion of some of the new roads that will go in over 2013 and 2014 around the new County 24/Hwy. 52 overpass and interchange.
The roads would be on the west side of Hwy. 52 and would lead to businesses that are all within the city limits of Cannon Falls, so it might make sense for the City to maintain them, said Supervisor Mark Nelson.
The Board also approved the City of Cannon Falls annexation reimbursement schedule to the Township for land being annexed for the new Hospital property.
In other MnDOT project news, MnDOT said a culvert along County 24 that some residents were concerned would not be big enough with new construction is actually fine in its current size. MnDOT said drainage ponds that will go in as part of the project will actually reduce flow in the area of the culvert.
Supervisors will have a road check meeting on May 21 at 6 p.m. to review the state of all Township roads,
The Clerk was instructed to send out a letter to owners of farmland near Highview and Serendipity. Plantings at the intersection have encroached within the 33' from the center of the road right-of-way, and create a hazard when corn grows high and limits visibility later in the year.
Deb Hendrickson was reappointed Chair of the Board. First Farmers&Merchants was renamed official bank. The Beacon was renamed official paper.
Planning Commission members were given a bump in meeting payments from $20 to $25. Supervisors left their meeting payments at $55. Election judges stipends were raised from $8 to $12 an hour.
Board meetings remain the second Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.
No bids were received for the Township rock and gravel contract. The bid period will be extended and voted on next month. The Township is upping its rock bid to 8,000 tons from 7,000 last year.
Donations approved at the March 13 meeting: Friends of the Fair for $500; Pet Adoption for $500; Goodhue County Historical Society for $100.
Too much snow
Busy winter has the snow removal budget in the red by $13,443, but the Township is in good shape with a total of $371,535 in checking, savings and CDs.