Office Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed 9am-5pm Friday 9am-2pm

Phone: 651-462-3009
Email: clerk@lenttownship.com

Address:
Lent Township
33155 Hemingway Ave.
Stacy, MN 55079

Email clerk@lenttownship.com if you would like to receive special meeting notices or agendas

Pickleball Tuesday's at the Town Hall. Lent Township Residents play for Free and $5 for all others.

Upcoming:

 February 25 - 6:00 pm Joint Work Session

February 26 - 5:00 pm Parks (note time change)

February 26 - 6:30 pm Sex Offender Community Meeting (Info provided by Chisago Cty Sheriff)

March 12 - 7:00 pm Annual Meeting

March 19 - 7:00 pm Bad Weather Date for Annual Meeting (please note: Incorrect in newsletter)

March 26 MAT Spring Short Courses in St. Cloud (the Clerk and a quorum of Board members are attending)

April 25 - 6:00 pm Board of Appeal Meeting

A quorum of Board members is likely at all meetings


Bring your aluminum cans to help support the parks! Located across from the Town Hall


Watch for Snow Plows! Winter safety tips:

Snowplows travel much slower than the posted speeds because it is most effective for clearing roads. The driver’s field of vision is severely restricted behind the truck, and the driver must rely on mirrors to see to the rear and side of the truck. Remember to:

  • Be patient, and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for your trip.
  • Stay back at least 10 car lengths between your vehicle and a plow.
  • Stay alert for snowplows that turn or exit frequently and often with little warning. They also may travel over centerlines or partially in traffic to further improve road conditions.
  • Slow down to a safe speed for current conditions. Snowplows typically move at slower speeds.

Cited from: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/workzone/winter.html

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Hall Rented
Hall Rented
Feb 1 – Feb 3 all-day
 
Hall Rented
Hall Rented
Feb 1 – Feb 3 all-day
 
Road Committee Meeting Friday, February 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm 6:00 pm
Road Committee Meeting Friday, February 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm
Notice is hereby given that on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 6:00pm there will be a Road Committee meeting at the Town Hall, 33155 Hemingway Ave. A quorum of the Town Board will be present at the meeting. Kelly Wood,
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Hall Rented 4:00 pm
Hall Rented
Feb 3 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Zumba with Molly 9:15 am
LENT TOWNSHIP INSURANCE REVIEW NOTICE 5:00 pm
LENT TOWNSHIP INSURANCE REVIEW NOTICE
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm
2019 Insurance Meeting Notice Notice is hereby given that the Annual Insurance Review will be held at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. The Budget meeting will take place following the insurance review. Both meetings will take place at
CSOAF Packing Night 6:00 pm
CSOAF Packing Night
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm
CSOAF Packing Night
http://www.csoaf.com/ http://www.csoaf.com/donations.html
Budget Meeting Agenda 7:00 pm
Budget Meeting Agenda
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm
Budget Agenda February 6, 2019
LENT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF AUDIT/BUDGET MEETING 7:00 pm
LENT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF AUDIT/BUDGET MEETING
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm
2019 Budget Meeting Notice Notice is hereby given that the Lent Town Board will conduct the Board of Audit and Budget Setting meeting on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm or immediately following the Annual Insurance Meeting that starts
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Hall Rented 4:00 pm
Hall Rented
Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Zumba with Molly 9:15 am
Hall Rented 6:30 pm
Hall Rented
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm
 
Notice 7:00 pm
Notice
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm
Notice is hereby given that Chairperson, Mike Willcoxen will join the Planning and Zoning meeting Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm Central Time via Skype from his location at Beachworx in Suite 300 at 34990 Emerald Coast, Destin, Florida
PC Agenda 7:00 pm
PC Agenda
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm
February 13, 2019 2-13-2019 P&Z Agenda
Planning Commission Meeting 7:00 pm
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Hall Rented
Hall Rented
Feb 15 – Feb 17 all-day
 
HALL RENTED
HALL RENTED
Feb 15 – Feb 17 all-day
 
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17
Hall Rented 4:00 pm
Hall Rented
Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Pickleball 6pm 6:00 pm
Pickleball 6pm
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm
Pickleball 6pm
Road Committee Meeting Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm 6:00 pm
Road Committee Meeting Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm
Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm there will be a Road Committee meeting at the Town Hall, 33155 Hemingway Ave. A quorum of the Town Board will be present at the meeting.
Board Agenda 7:00 pm
Board Agenda
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm
February Board Meeting 2-19-2019 Agenda
Town Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Town Board Meeting
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm
 
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Hall Rented 4:00 pm
Hall Rented
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Hall Rented
Hall Rented
Feb 25 all-day
 
NOTICE
NOTICE
Feb 25 all-day
Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Chairperson, Mike Willcoxen will join the Joint Work Session meeting Monday, February 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm Central Time via Skype from his location at Beachworx in Suite 300 at 34990
Zumba with Molly 9:15 am
Hall Rented 6:00 pm
Hall Rented
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm
 
Joint Session Agenda 6:00 pm
Joint Session Agenda
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm
Joint Work Session Agenda 2-25-2019
Lent Township Notice of Joint Work Session Monday, February 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm 6:00 pm
Lent Township Notice of Joint Work Session Monday, February 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm
Joint Work Session February 25, 2019 Notice Notice is hereby given that on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm there will be a Joint Work Session at the Town Hall, 33155 Hemingway Ave, Stacy, MN 55079 for the Lent
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5:00 Parks
5:00 Parks
Feb 26 all-day
Parks Committee Time Change 2-26-2019 Notice is hereby given that the Parks Committee will meet at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 instead of their regular time of 6:00 pm. They will meet at the Town Hall at 33155
Pickleball Canceled
Pickleball 6pm 6:00 pm
Pickleball 6pm
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm
Pickleball 6pm
Sex Offender Info Meeting 6:30 pm
Sex Offender Info Meeting
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 

 

Check out the Community Events page for details on community events

Snow Plow Policy

The Lent Township’s general goal is to have all Township roads passable within a reasonable amount of time after a snowfall has stopped. Roads are prioritized by traffic volume and logical routing. The Township does not assure a completely bare road and will not normally sand entire sections of roadway. The sanding of intersections, hills and curves are the priority. Users of the system are reminded to exercise caution and to realize that the legal speed limit may not be reasonable in certain weather conditions.  The Township usually will not dispatch snowplows until the snowfall has stopped, with exceptions possible during periods of extended snowfall. Plows will generally be dispatched between 12:00 am and 7:30 am, or when snow and drifting conditions allow reasonable accomplishments to be made. Operator’s duty shifts are generally limited to a maximum of 16 hours per day for safety reasons. The plow operator’s first job is to make the road passable with one lane in one direction plowed. Then plow the second lane to have one lane in each direction open; lanes are then widened to the edge of the shoulders and sanding is done; cleanup of ice and slush are done as demands allow. Mailboxes damaged during snow removal will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Only those mailboxes that are properly built and installed in a location in accordance with Minnesota Department of Transportation Standards and which were damaged by actual contact with Township equipment will be repaired at Township expense.  It is illegal to plow snow across any public roadway. Minnesota Statute 160.2715 RIGHT-OF-WAY USE; MISDEMEANORS states, “it shall be unlawful to: (1) obstruct any highway or deposit snow or ice thereon”. Piles of snow left on or near the roadway can freeze into a solid mass creating a hazardous situation for vehicles and snowplows.  These are general guidelines used by the Lent Township road maintenance department. Each decision to mobilize, to the snow plow crews working, and to apply salt/sand is a judgment call based on the particular weather conditions, past experience, and the availability of resources at that particular time, and therefore may not adhere strictly to this general policy.  For any information or concerns, call the office at 651-462-3009.

Revised 11-2018

Snow Plow Policy 11-2018

About Lent Township

Lent Township is a small, independent community nestled along the western edge of Chisago County, in east central Minnesota. Lent Township prides itself on maintaining its rural character while planning for quality development, making it a truly desirable place to live, play, work, and raise a family. In 2008, the words “Community Comes Naturally” were chosen as the most appropriate description of Lent Township’s most valued assets – the local resident’s caring attitude and the abundant natural resources that make our community stand out.

Public Notices

  • Willcoxen Skype – Destin FL Joint Work Session

    Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Chairperson, Mike Willcoxen will join the Joint Work Session meeting Monday, February 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm Central Time via Skype from his location at Beachworx in Suite 300 at 34990 Emerald Coast, Destin, Florida 32541. The meeting is to be held at the Town Hall at 33155 Hemingway Ave., Stacy, MN 55079.

  • PUBLIC NOTICE OF SPRING MAT TRAINING: QUORUM OF THE LENT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

    Spring Short Course Notice 2019

    Notice is hereby given that three members of the Town Board (Rick Keller, Carolyn Cagle and Lisa Sinna) and the Clerk will be attending the MN Association of Township (MAT) Spring Short Courses on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Holiday Inn St Cloud 75 37th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301. A quorum of the Board will be present.

    Kelly Wood, Township Clerk

  • Community Meeting Notice February 26, 2019

    SO Meeting Notice

    Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Lent Town Hall 33155 Hemingway Ave., Stacy, MN 55079 there will be a community meeting regarding a level 3 sex offender moving to Lent Township. Fact sheets are available on lenttownship.com or at the office. The Chisago County Sheriff is hosting the meeting. A quorum of the Town Board is likely to be present.

    Kelly Wood, Township Clerk

  • Lent Township Notice of Joint Work Session Monday, February 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Joint Work Session February 25, 2019 Notice

    Notice is hereby given that on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm there will be a Joint Work Session at the Town Hall, 33155 Hemingway Ave, Stacy, MN 55079 for the Lent Town Board and Lent Planning Commission to discuss the solar ordinance. A quorum of the Town Board will be present at the meeting.

    Joint Work Session Agenda 2-25-2019

    Kelly Wood, Township Clerk

  • Lent Township Annual Town Meeting

    2019 Annual Meeting Notice

    Notice is hereby given that the Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Lent Town Hall, 33155 Hemingway Avenue, Stacy, MN 55079. If weather prohibits the Annual Meeting from being held on March 12, the bad weather date is set for Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm. The second alternative date is Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm. The alternate dates are used only if inclement weather prevents the meeting from being held on March 12.

                                                                                                                              Kelly Wood, Lent Township Clerk

  • Sealed Bid Opening for Hard Surfacing Township Roads Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Opening Bid Meeting March 12, 2019 Notice

    Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 10:00am the sealed bids for hard surfacing Township roads will be opened at the Town Hall, 33155 Hemingway Avenue, Stacy, Minnesota 55079.

    A quorum of the Town Board is likely at the meeting.

    Kelly Wood, Township Clerk

Updates

  • Notice of Parks Committee Meeting Time Change

    Parks Committee Time Change 2-26-2019

    Notice is hereby given that the Parks Committee will meet at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 instead of their regular time of 6:00 pm. They will meet at the Town Hall at 33155 Hemingway Ave., Stacy, MN 55079.

    Kelly Wood, Township Clerk

  • Lent Township Annual Town Meeting

    2019 Annual Meeting Notice

    Notice is hereby given that the Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Lent Town Hall, 33155 Hemingway Avenue, Stacy, MN 55079. If weather prohibits the Annual Meeting from being held on March 12, the bad weather date is set for Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm. The second alternative date is Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm. The alternate dates are used only if inclement weather prevents the meeting from being held on March 12.

                                                                                                                              Kelly Wood, Lent Township Clerk

  • Move Your Swing Away Mailbox Post

    If your road is newly blacktopped you must move your mailbox post to abide by USPS standards ASAP. Swing away mailbox posts are sold in the office for $75.00.

    https://www.usps.com/manage/mailboxes.htm

  • Swing Away Mailbox Post

    Swing Arm Mailbox Posts are sold in the Lent Township office! Purchase your swing arm mailbox post ASAP! They are in stock for $75 They must be installed according to State and USPS standards. See below. (The Township does not provide installation)

  • Notice of Road Prep – Watch for Maintenance Staff! 

    The Township will be clearing trees and brush out of the right-of-ways, replacing culverts and cleaning ditches to prepare for road work.

    This is your notice to remove the trees over 6” in diameter. If you would like the Township’s assistance with removal, call Maintenance Supervisor Matt Fehrman at (763) 300-0757.

  • Burning Permits – Lent Town Hall

    Burning permits are available at the Lent Town Hall or the DNR website.

Do you have photos of the Township that you would like to share? Please email them to clerk@lenttownship.com and we will post them to the website!