Road Committee Meeting Monday, April 2 at 7:00 pm Open to all Lent Township Residents 

Lent Township will only repair or replace swing arm mailbox posts per the snow plow policy. Order them via phone or email for $64 (The Township does not provide installation) 


Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Mar 2 – Mar 3 all-day
Hall Rented
Hall Rented
Mar 9 – Mar 11 all-day
Planning & Zoning Meeting
Planning & Zoning Meeting
Mar 14 all-day
7 PM Planning Zoning Meeting
PZ Agenda 7:00 am
PZ Agenda
Mar 14 @ 7:00 am
March 14, 2018 P&Z Agenda
Board Meeting
Board Meeting
Mar 20 all-day
7 PM Board Meeting
Board Agenda 7:00 pm
Board Agenda
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm
March Board Meeting 3-20-2018 Agenda
Hall Rented
Hall Rented
Mar 23 – Mar 25 all-day

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. Snowplows may be dispatched at night. Icing bridges or snow drifting on roads is an expected aspect of winter travel and generally not adequate justification to dispatch snowplow crews. 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. Residents are cautioned that it is unlawful to plow snow from driveways onto or across any public roadway. Piles of snow left on or near the roadway can freeze into a solid mass creating a hazardous situation for vehicles and snowplows. “MN Statute 160.2715 and fines may be levied.” 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.

About Lent Township

Lent Township, MNLent 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.

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