Work on the Prairie Creek Bridge on 330th St. is set to start in late May, Stanton Township Board heard from MnDOT. John Schueller of MnDOT has spoken with local farmer Steve Emery about his planting and harvest schedule. Their goal is to have the road open again by late August.
At the Town Board meeting on March 18, the way to proceed with Dave Lorentz' application to open a Fitness Center in the former Spring Garden Nursery was clarified. The Town Board will take up the matter once the County has ruled on the required zoning change.
Lorentz, whose wife works as a physician at the Olmsted Clinic in Cannon Falls, said his Center will provide community-based wellness and weight loss programs, and also a community garden. Board members have no objections to the plans, and believe residents also approve.
The Board approved a Public Hearing request from Donna Nelson and Jim Chojnacki. They are asking for a variance to allow the sale of a 5.5 acre lot on Sciota Trail for building a home. David Fick's application to build a 30 x 40 foot pole barn on his property on 315th St. Way was also approved, and now goes to the County.
Penfield Fund Surplus to be Returned to Owners
$16,769.79 remains in the Penfield addition fund, Treasurer Jennifer Ritzmann reported. As discussed at the Annual Meeting, this money will be shared out among the current owners of the properties that were assessed for the completed surfacing project.
Ritzmann reported February Receipts of $23,467.48 and Disbursements of $9,254.99. Cash on Hand is $235,434.69, Investments are $164,204.16 and the total balance is $399,638.85.
Miller is New Chairman
John Miller was voted the new Chair of the Board, with Dave Pederson as Vice-Chair. Both took office at the end of the meeting.
Pederson found a better choice of solar-powered light to illuminate the Town Hall flagpole. The light was ordered at a cost of $285, and Pedersen will install it.