Upcoming:

The office is CLOSED Monday, January 20th

Board of Audit/Budget Meeting - February 4th - 6:00 pm

No Parks Meeting Until February

PNP Election - March 3rd

Annual Meeting - March 10th - 7:00 pm

A quorum of Board members is likely at all meetings


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


Bring your cans to Lent Township! Funds go towards Lent Parks!

Check out the Community Events page for details on the Community Events page


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

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Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm
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Road Committee Meeting 6:00 pm
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Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm
Road Committee Meeting January 7, 2020 Notice Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:00pm there will be a Road Committee meeting at the Town Hall, 33155 Hemingway Ave., Stacy, MN 55079. A quorum of the
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Planning & Zoning Meeting
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7 PM Planning Zoning Meeting
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Workshop 6:00 pm
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Workshop 1-8-2019 Lent Township Public Notice of Workshop with Lent Town Board and Lent Town Planning Commission Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm at the Lent Town Hall at 33155 Hemingway Ave., Stacy,
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Public Hearing 7:00 pm
Public Hearing
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PHN Chapter 3 Park Dedication 1-8-2020 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on January 8, 2020, 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
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PHN 1-8-2020 Text Amendment Home NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 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
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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

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

  • LENT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF AUDIT/BUDGET MEETING NOTICE

    2020 Budget Meeting Notice

    Notice is hereby given that the Lent Town Board will conduct the Board of Audit and Budget meeting on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Lent Town Hall at 33155 Hemingway Ave., Stacy, MN 55079. A suggested budget for the year 2021 will be discussed. This budget will be proposed to the residents of Lent Township at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM at the Lent Town Hall.

    Kelly Wood, Township Clerk

  • Public Hearing Notice

    PHN 1-8-2020 Text Amendment Home Oc

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 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 proposed ordinance to Chapter 2 of the Zoning Ordinance Section 4.01 to add special exception home occupations and performance standards. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation regarding the proposed ordinance to the Town Board for their meeting to be held on January 21, 2020, 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 Workshop with Town Board and Planning Commission

    Workshop 1-8-2019

    Lent Township Public Notice of Workshop with Lent Town Board and Lent Town Planning Commission

    Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm at the Lent Town Hall at 33155 Hemingway Ave., Stacy, MN 55079, the Lent Town Board and Planning Commission will hold a workshop to discuss the comprehensive plan. There will be a quorum of both the Town Board and Planning Commission present.

    Kelly Wood, Township Clerk

  • Public Hearing Notice

    PHN Chapter 3 Park Dedication 1-8-2020

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on January 8, 2020, 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 proposed text amendment to Chapter 10: Park Fee for a Single Lot Subdivision. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation regarding the proposed amendment to the Town Board for their meeting to be held on January 21, 2020, 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall.

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

    Kelly Wood, Township Clerk

  • Road Committee Meeting Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Road Committee Meeting January 7, 2020 Notice

    Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:00pm there will be a Road Committee meeting at the Town Hall, 33155 Hemingway Ave., Stacy, MN 55079. A quorum of the Town Board is likely to be present at the meeting.

    Kelly Wood, Township Clerk

  • Notice of Ordinance No. 2019-06

    LENT TOWNSHIP, CHISAGO COUNTY, MINNESOTA notice of AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2 OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE SECTION 5.06 Rural residential agricultural district conditional uses.

     ORDINANCE NO. 2019-06

     Words to be added to section 5.06(C): Shelter facilities for battered persons operated by a nonprofit organization.

    Passed by the Lent Town Board on the 19th day of November 2019.

    Rick Keller, Chairperson

    Attest: Kelly Wood, Clerk

Updates

  • Mailbox Policy

    Mailbox Policy – 5-21-2019

    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

    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

  • White Flags

    Make sure you are moving your swing away mailbox posts on newly hard surfaced roads! https://www.usps.com/manage/mailboxes.htm

    The blue sign project will resume in 2020! Watch for white locator flags by your mailbox in the Spring! They will be marking where the blue emergency signs are going.

    Thank You.

  • Lent Township is shouldering roads. Watch for dangerous conditions and workers!

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

  • 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

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