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home : government : government October 13, 2015

8/29/2013 3:00:00 PM
New Dunker home approved

by Paul Martin

Stanton Town Board met on August 20, and approved Dennis Dunker's request for a zoning certificate to construct a new house on his land on Spruce Lane. The home will replace the home that was destroyed in a fire earlier this year, and will have roughly the same footprint, with a walkout basement on the river side. Dunker hopes to start construction this fall, with completion next spring.

Zoning certificates were also approved for Kurt Emery, who plans to build a 3,000 square foot pole shed on his property on Hwy 19, and Kay Egland, who plans to build a similar shed next to her home on Goodhue Avenue.

Treasurer's Report

Treasurer Jennifer Ritzman reported receipts of $118,721.36 against disbursements of $99,976.56. The receipts were largely from property taxes, and the largest expenditure item was for road gravel. After the purchase of a $50,000 CD, liquid cash is $235,505.73 and investments $113,668.25. Ritzman also said that the final payment on the bond for the Penfield improvements is not due until January 1, but there are now enough funds to pay it off. This would save about $50. The board approved paying off the bond.

Clerk Cheryle Peters said the township had received $1,167 from FEMA, the last installment of aid related to the June 2012 flood damages. The FEMA representative had been most helpful, and the sum was slightly more than expected.

Dubbels Hindered

by Work Schedule

Peters reported that Planning Commission Chair Mark Dubbels had written to the board asking their advice. Work demands have prevented him from attending the last two Commission meetings, and Dubbels is willing to resign if the Board feels that is advisable. Supervisor Dave Pederson asked how much of a burden his absence might put on the other Commission members. The Board asked Dubbels to continue, unless he finds that he has to miss several more meetings.

Board Chair Bob Benson said he had met with representatives of the City and Township of Cannon Falls to discuss the renaming of the section of Hwy. 24 that will revert to local responsibility when the new Hwy. 52 interchange is completed. "We are happy to go with whatever name comes from applying the County grid map," he said.

In an aside, Pederson noted that summer camp season is now over at the scout camp. "We had close to 5,000 kids pass through," he said, "both boys and girls. There were a number of church groups, and even a Muslim group of 150."

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