Upcoming:

August 12 & September 9 - 7:00 pm Broadband Committee Meeting - Meetings Canceled! Meetings will resume in October!

A quorum of Board members is likely at all meetings


Swing Away Mailbox Posts $75 cash or check only - Available in the office


White locator flags by your mailbox are indicators as to where Maintenance Staff is going to install your new blue address sign. DO NOT MOVE THE FLAG!!

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CSOAF Packing Night 6:00 pm
CSOAF Packing Night
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm
CSOAF Packing Night
http://www.csoaf.com/ http://www.csoaf.com/donations.html
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HALL RENTED 7 pm – 8 pm
District 7 Meeting 7:00 pm
District 7 Meeting
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm
Big Lake Town Hall: 21960 County Road 5 NW, Big Lake, MN 55309. One member of the Town Board may be in attendance.
Zumba with Molly 7:00 pm
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Hall Rented
Hall Rented
Aug 9 – Aug 11 all-day
 
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Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Aug 20 all-day
7 PM Board Meeting
Pickleball 6:00 pm
Pickleball
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm
Pickleball
Board Agenda 7:00 pm
Board Agenda
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm
August Board Meeting 8-20-2019 Agenda
Town Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Town Board Meeting
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm
 
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Hall Rented
Hall Rented
Aug 23 – Aug 25 all-day
 
Hall Rented
Hall Rented
Aug 23 – Aug 25 all-day
 
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Hall Rented
Hall Rented
Aug 30 – Sep 1 all-day
 
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Check out the Community Events page for details on community events

Swing away mailbox posts are in stock at the office for $75! No need to call ahead - bring cash or a check

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

  • Mailbox Policy
  • NOTICE OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 3 OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE SECTION 1.6 PLATTING REQUIRED

    Notice of 2019-04

    LENT TOWNSHIP, CHISAGO COUNTY, MINNESOTA

     Notice of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 3 OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE SECTION 1.6 platting required

     ORDINANCE NO. 2019-04

    1.06 Platting Required

    No parcel of land shall be permitted to be conveyed by metes and bounds description after June 1, 1999, except in accordance with the circumstances and provisions described below:

    1. The parcel is a single parcel of residential or agricultural land of not less than 20 acres and having a width of not less than 500 feet in any dimension, and its conveyance does not result in the division of the parcel into two or more lots or parcels, any one of which is less than 20 acres in area or 500 feet in width;
    2. The parcel is created by “minor subdivision” which shall be defined as the separation of a single parcel of land separated from an original parent parcel, when the following circumstances exists:
    3. The new parcel is not less than five acres in size, with a minimum width of 300 feet fronting on a public road;
    4. The minor subdivision is for the purpose of separating a residence and accessory buildings from the balance of the larger parcel, provided that:
    5. The residence and buildings existed upon the date of enactment of this ordinance.
    6. The minor subdivision results in no substandard yard and/or structure setback, other substandard dimensional element, or any new nonconformity.
    7. The resulting remainder parcel is not less than 20 acres in size, and/or 500 feet in width;
    8. A minimum of one acre of buildable land is demonstrated to exist on the newly created residential parcel;
    9. The new parcel is surveyed and legally described by a Minnesota-licensed land surveyor;
    10. The certificate of survey and legal description are presented to the Township Zoning Administrator and reviewed by the Planning Commission for approval by the Township Board.
    11. The certificate of survey and legal description are recorded at the office of the Chisago County Recorder.

    Passed by the Lent Town Board on the 16th day of July 2019.

    Rick Keller, Chairperson

    Attest: Kelly Wood, Clerk

  • White Flags

    White locator flags by your mailbox are marking where the blue 911 signs are going. Make sure you are moving your swing away mailbox posts on newly hard surfaced roads! https://www.usps.com/manage/mailboxes.htm

    Thank You.

  • Public Hearing – Subdivision

    Public Hearing July 10, 2019 PZ Subdivision

    Notice is hereby given that on July 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 33155 Hemingway Ave. Stacy, MN 55079 the Lent Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to solicit public response to an amendment to the subdivision ordinance. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation regarding the proposed amendment to the Town Board for their meeting to be held on July 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall.

    Those persons having an interest in said meetings are encouraged to attend.

    Kelly Wood, Township Clerk

  • Notice of Public Hearing for an Interim Use Permit Application

    PHN CEF Chisago Community Solar, LLC IUP 9-11-2019 Notice

    Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 33155 Hemingway Ave, Stacy, MN 55079, the Lent Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to solicit public response to a request from CEF Chisago Community Solar, LLC c/o Cooperative Energy Futures for Interim Use Permit (IUP) application. The IUP permit request is to install a contiguous one-megawatt community solar garden on private property located at 35120 Kost Trail- Parcel ID: 05.00008.00. The proposed site is to be partially located in Lent Township.

    The Planning Commission will make a recommendation regarding the proposed IUP request to the Town Board for their meeting to be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall.

    Those persons having an interest in said meetings are encouraged to attend.

    Kelly Wood,

    Township Clerk

  • Notice of Public Hearing for a Variance Application

    PHN CEF Chisago Community Solar, LLC Variance 8-13-2019 Notice

    PHN CEF Chisago Community Solar, LLC Variance 8-13-2019 Letter

    Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 33155 Hemingway Ave, the Lent Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to solicit public response to a request from CEF Chisago Community Solar, LLC c/o Cooperative Energy Futures for a variance application. The request is a variance to the 660-foot setback requirement for ground-mounted solar energy facilities to enable construction of a 1MW community solar garden located partially on this parcel. This project is already fully screened from all Lent Township Roads and only faces Kost Trail outside Lent Township. The proposed site is to be partially located in Lent Township.

    Parcel ID: 05.00008.00

    The Planning Commission will make a recommendation regarding the proposed variance request to the Town Board for their meeting to be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall.

    Those persons having an interest in said meetings are encouraged to attend.

    Kelly Wood, Township Clerk

Updates

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!