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:

January 21 - Office Closed

February 6 - 5:00 pm Annual Insurance Review

February 6 - 7:00 pm (or immediately following the Insurance Review Meeting) Annual Budget Meeting 

February 19 - Office Closed

March 12 - 7:00 pm Annual 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


Lent is collecting personal hygiene items February 4 - 15 for the food shelf!
They are in need of: Toilet paper, wipes, deodorant, diapers, toothpaste, etc. Drop off at the Town Hall and if you play Pickleball, bring a donation and play for free! (Lent residents always play for free, but are encouraged to donate)

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
No Zumba
No Zumba
Jan 1 all-day
 
OFFICE CLOSED
Pickleball 2pm – 5pm 2:00 pm
Pickleball 2pm – 5pm
Jan 1 @ 2:00 pm
Tuesday January 1st we will have a special open session from 2 pm to 5 pm. Balls, Rackets, Court and Net are provided. Family friendly for 12 and up wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes!
2
Zumba with Molly 9:15 am
CSOAF Packing Night 6:00 pm
CSOAF Packing Night
Jan 2 @ 6:00 pm
CSOAF Packing Night
http://www.csoaf.com/ http://www.csoaf.com/donations.html
4
Hall Rented
Hall Rented
Jan 4 – Jan 5 all-day
 
5
6
Hall Rented 4:00 pm
Hall Rented
Jan 6 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
9
Zumba with Molly 9:15 am
Hall Rented 6:30 pm
Hall Rented
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm
 
PC Agenda 7:00 pm
PC Agenda
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm
January 9, 2019 1-9-2019 P&Z Agenda
PHN 7:00 pm
PHN
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm
Definitions January 9, 2019
Planning Commission Meeting 7:00 pm
Public Heaing 7:00 pm
Public Heaing
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm
Solar Energy Systems January 9, 2019
11
Hall Rented
Hall Rented
Jan 11 – Jan 12 all-day
 
Hall Rented
Hall Rented
Jan 11 – Jan 12 all-day
 
12
16
18
Hall Rented
Hall Rented
Jan 18 – Jan 20 all-day
 
19
20
Hall Rented 4:00 pm
Hall Rented
Jan 20 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
23
27
Hall Rented 4:00 pm
Hall Rented
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 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

  • LENT TOWNSHIP INSURANCE REVIEW NOTICE

    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 the Lent Town Hall at 33155 Hemingway Ave., Stacy, MN 55079. A quorum of the Town Board will be present at both meetings.

    Kelly Wood, Township Clerk

  • LENT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF AUDIT/BUDGET MEETING NOTICE

    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 at 5:00 pm. Both meetings will take place at the Lent Town Hall at 33155 Hemingway Ave., Stacy, MN 55079. A suggested budget for the year 2020 will be discussed.  This budget will be proposed to the residents of Lent Township at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Lent Town Hall.

    Kelly Wood, Township Clerk

  • Public Hearing 3.0 Definitions 1-9-2019

    Definitions January 9, 2019

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on January 9, 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 regarding an ordinance amending Chapter 2 of the Zoning Ordinance Section 3.0 Definitions. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation regarding the proposed change to the Town Board for their meeting to be held on January 15, 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

  • Public Hearing Solar Energy Systems 1-9-2019

    Solar Energy Systems January 9, 2019

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on January 9, 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 regarding an ordinance repealing in its entirety Chapter 2, Section 4.18, of the Township ordinance regarding Zoning Solar Energy Systems. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation regarding the proposed change to the Town Board for their meeting to be held on January 15, 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 AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND REPLACING IN ITS ENTIRTY CHAPTER 4 OF THE TOWNSHIP ORDINANCE REGARDING SEWAGE AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT. ORDINANCE 2018-04

    Public Notice 2018-04

    Passed by the Lent Town Board on the 18th day of December 2018.

    THE LENT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ORDAINS:

    AMENDMENT.  Chapter 4, of Lent Township Zoning Ordinance is hereby replaced in its entirety with the following language.

    Chapter 4 Subsurface Sewage and Wastewater Treatment

    1. Adoption by Reference:
    1. Subject to the amendments set forth in this chapter, Chisago County subsurface sewage treatment system ordinance No. 10-1 as amended, is hereby adopted by reference. A copy of the ordinance shall be kept on file in the Township Offices.
    2. The following references in Ordinance No. 10-1 are replaced:
    3. Replace “Chisago County” with Lent Township”.
    4. Replace “Chisago County Board” with “Lent Township Board”.
    5. Replace “County attorney” with “Township attorney”.
    6. In the ordinance the following definitions shall apply:

    “Chisago County Director of Environmental Services/Zoning” means the building official of Lent Township and designated agents.

    “Township” means Lent Township.

    “Shoreland/Floodplain Area” means those areas defined by Township ordinance. (Ord. 2014-01).

    Attest

    Rick Keller, Chairperson

    Kelly Wood, Town Clerk

    Kelly Wood, Township Clerk

  • Public Hearing December 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

    PHN PC AN ORDINANCE REPEALING IN ITS ENTIRTY CHAPTER 2, SECTION 4.18ORDINANCE REGARDING SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS 12-12-2018

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on December 12, 2018, 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 regarding an ordinance repealing in its entirety Chapter 2, Section 4.18, of the Township ordinance regarding Zoning Solar Energy Systems. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation regarding the proposed change to the Town Board for their meeting to be held on December 18, 2018, 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

  • LENT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF AUDIT/BUDGET MEETING NOTICE

    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 at 5:00 pm. Both meetings will take place at the Lent Town Hall at 33155 Hemingway Ave., Stacy, MN 55079. A suggested budget for the year 2020 will be discussed.  This budget will be proposed to the residents of Lent Township at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Lent Town Hall.

    Kelly Wood, 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.

  • Crack Sealing Notice

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!