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No Parks Meeting Until February

The office is closed Tuesday, December 24th & Wednesday, December 25th

Road Committee Meeting - January 7th - 6:00 pm

A quorum of Board members is likely at all meetings


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


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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Joint Powers 7:00 pm
Joint Powers
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm
30785 Forest Blvd, Stacy, MN 55079
Joint Powers Agenda 7:00 pm
Joint Powers Agenda
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm
SLFD JP Meeting Agenda December 2, 2019
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CSOAF Packing Night 6:00 pm
CSOAF Packing Night
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm
CSOAF Packing Night
http://www.csoaf.com/ http://www.csoaf.com/donations.html
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Hall Rented 5:00 pm
Hall Rented
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
 
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Broadband Meeting 7:00 pm
Broadband Meeting
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm
Broadband Meeting
Second Monday of every month.
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Hall Rented
Hall Rented
Dec 11 all-day
 
Planning & Zoning Meeting
Planning & Zoning Meeting
Dec 11 all-day
7 PM Planning Zoning Meeting
CCATO Meeting 7:00 pm
CCATO Meeting
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm
North Branch Senior Center
Planning Commission Agenda 7:00 pm
Planning Commission Agenda
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm
December 11, 2019 12-11-2019 P&Z Agenda
Planning Commission Meeting 7:00 pm
Public Hearing Notice 7:00 pm
Public Hearing Notice
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm
PHN Amborella House CUP 12-11-2019 Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, December 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
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Hall Rented
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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

  • 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

  • Public Hearing Notice

    PHN Amborella House CUP 12-11-2019

    Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, December 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 Amborella House for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a shelter facility for battered persons operated by a nonprofit organization at 6345 360th Street, North Branch, Minnesota 55056. PIN: 05.00039.00.

    The Planning Commission will make a recommendation regarding the proposed request to the Town Board for their meeting to be held on Tuesday, December 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

  • Public Hearing Notice
  • Assessment Notice

    Assessment Notice 2019

    Notice is hereby given that the Town Board of Lent Township will meet at the Town Hall at 33155 Hemingway Avenue, Stacy, MN 55079 on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm to adopt the assessment roll. Special assessments have been assessed to listed parcel numbers below:

    05.00552.00

    05.00595.00

    05.00563.00

    05.00151.00

     

  • Public Hearing Notice

    Golden Oak Prelim Plat PHN 2019

    Notice is hereby given that on November 13, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at the Lent Town Hall, 33155 Hemingway Ave, the Lent Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to solicit public response to a request from the property owners at parcels 05.00224.00 and 05.00226.00 regarding a proposed preliminary plat for a single-family subdivision and a proposed road. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation regarding the requests to the Town Board for their meeting to be held on November 19, 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

  • Public Hearing Notice

    PHN 10-13-2019 5.06 RRA Conditional Uses Text Amendment

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, November 13, 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 a proposed text amendment to Chapter 2 of the Zoning Ordinance Section 5.0 Zoning District Provisions: 5.06 Rural Residential Agricultural District (RR-A): C. Conditional Uses. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation regarding the proposed change to the Town Board for their meeting to be held on November 19, 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

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

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!