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

 

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

Upcoming:

December 24 & 25 - Office Closed

March 12 - 7pm Annual Meeting

A quorum of Board members is likely at all meetings


Lent Township is collecting food for Family Pathways. Drop off your donations at the Town Hall.

Pickleball Tuesday at the Town Hall. Lent Township Residents play for Free and $5 for all others. Bring a non-perishable food item in the month of December and play for free!!

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Hall Rented 4:00 pm
Hall Rented
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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NO CSOAF Packing
Zumba with Molly 9:15 am
CSOAF Packing Night 6:00 pm
CSOAF Packing Night
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm
CSOAF Packing Night
http://www.csoaf.com/ http://www.csoaf.com/donations.html
Road Committee Meeting 6:00 pm
Road Committee Meeting
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm
Road Committee Meeting December 5, 2018 Notice Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, December 5 2018 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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Hall Rented 4:00 pm
Hall Rented
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Hall Rented
Hall Rented
Dec 14 – Dec 16 all-day
 
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Hall Rented 4:00 pm
Hall Rented
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Zumba with Molly 4:15 pm
Pickleball 6pm 6:00 pm
Pickleball 6pm
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm
Pickleball 6pm
Visit with Lyle 6:00 pm
Visit with Lyle
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm
Notice 2018 Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm there will be a visiting hour before the Board meeting to thank Supervisor Lyle Johnson for his many years of service serving on the Lent
Town Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Town Board Meeting
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm
 
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Hall Rented 4:00 pm
Hall Rented
Dec 23 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Hall Rented
Hall Rented
Dec 28 – Dec 29 all-day
 
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Hall Rented 4:00 pm
Hall Rented
Dec 30 @ 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

  • Notice of Quorum

    Notice of quorum 2018

    Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm there will be a visiting hour before the Board meeting to thank Supervisor Lyle Johnson for his many years of service serving on the Lent Town Board. A quorum of the Board will be present.

    The location is 33155 Hemingway Ave, Stacy, MN 55079.

    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

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

    PHN PC Adopt County Septic 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 4 of the Township Ordinance Regarding Sewage and Wastewater Treatment Ordinance. 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

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

    PHN PC AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2 OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE SECTION 3.0 DEFINITIONS 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 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 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

  • Road Committee Meeting Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Road Committee Meeting November 29, 2018 Notice

    Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, November 29 2018 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 will be present at the meeting.

    Kelly Wood, Township Clerk

  • Road Committee Meeting Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Road Committee Meeting December 5, 2018 Notice

    Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, December 5 2018 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 will be present at the meeting.

    Kelly Wood, Township Clerk

Updates

  • Notice of Quorum

    Notice of quorum 2018

    Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm there will be a visiting hour before the Board meeting to thank Supervisor Lyle Johnson for his many years of service serving on the Lent Town Board. A quorum of the Board will be present.

    The location is 33155 Hemingway Ave, Stacy, MN 55079.

    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

  • Public Hearing Notice 11-14-2018

    PHN PC Adopt County Septic 11-14-2018

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on November 14, 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 the adoption of the Chisago County Septic Ordinance. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation regarding the proposed adoption to the Town Board for their meeting to be held on November 20, 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

  • 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)

  • Township Residents will NOT be Assessed for Road Work!

    There has been concern from residents that they will be assessed for the road work that has started.

    There will be no assessment.

    At the Annual Township Meeting the Road Committee presented to the residents a cost analysis of how much it is to maintain gravel roads in Lent Township. After this presentation, a financial analysis was presented with the cost of replacing the roads with black top / double chip seal. After the presentations were viewed a motion was made on the floor.

    Motion: S. Dammann made a motion to approve $600k for the Road and Bridge levy, blacktop/double chip seal the Township roads and approve the Town Board to bond/lend lease/borrow money as needed to complete the road projects. Second by D. Milles.

    After discussion, S. Dammann amended his motion to put a $2 million dollar cap on the money being borrowed to put hard surface on the roads. Second by J. Gordy.

    By a hand vote, majority rules. Motion passes.

  • Road Work – Preparation for blacktop / double chip seal – Road Closures

    Please watch for Maintenance Staff!!

    • Ditch Cleaning
    • Replacing Culverts
    • Tree cutting and brushing in Right-of-way

    Check the Township website or Facebook page often for 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!