Upcoming:

General Election - Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - (Township Government tab/Elections) General Election 2022 Sample Ballot
Absentee Voting is done at Chisago County

October Planning Commission Meeting: To dial in from your phone for the Wednesday, October 12, 2022 Planning Commission Meeting at 7:00 pm, contact the Clerk. To join the meeting from your computer or device, click HERE Meeting ID: 844 2370 6547 Passcode: 706547


October Town Board Meeting: To dial in from your phone for the Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Town Board Meeting at 7:00 pm, contact the Clerk. To join the meeting from your computer or device, click HERE Meeting ID: 867 8676 6700 Passcode: 118605


Zoom attendees: Name and address are required for the public record. Email your public comment one week prior to meetings.

 

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Stacy Lent Fire Open House 10:00 am
Stacy Lent Fire Open House
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
October is National Fire Prevention month. In honor of National Fire Prevention month, the Stacy-Lent area Fire Department holds an annual Open House the first Saturday in October from 10:00am till 1:00pm to enhance fire prevention within the community. The
East Central Friends of the NRA 5:00 pm
East Central Friends of the NRA
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm
https://www.friendsofnra.org/events/event-details?eventId=59054 Brian O’Donnell (651) 253-2875 brian-o@q.com
SLFD Firehouse Bash 6:00 pm
SLFD Firehouse Bash
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm
SLFD Firehouse Bash @ Stacy Lent Fire Department | Stacy | Minnesota | United States
Live music featuring Jonah and the Wales & Rock Godz! The Stacy-Lent area Fire Department’s Annual Firehouse Bash was started in 2008 as a yearly fundraiser and community event. The annual Firehouse Bash boasts food, beverages, a bonfire, live entertainment,
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Hall Rented 4:00 pm
Hall Rented
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Indoor Pickleball is Back! 6:00 pm
Indoor Pickleball is Back!
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
$5 per person and FREE for Lent residents. Balls, rackets and nets are provided. 1st time is free – come join the fun!
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QUORUM OF THE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION AND/ OR TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 7:00 pm
QUORUM OF THE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION AND/ OR TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm
Quorum notice – Lent Stacy PC Meeting 10-5-2022 (2) LENT TOWNSHIP POTENTIAL QUORUM OF THE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION AND/ OR TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2022 AT 7:00 PM The Lent Township Planning Commission will be meeting with
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Hall Rented 4:00 pm
Hall Rented
Oct 9 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Pickleball 6:00 pm
Pickleball
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
POTENTIAL QUORUM OF THE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2022 AT 7:00 PM 7:00 pm
POTENTIAL QUORUM OF THE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2022 AT 7:00 PM
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm
Quorum notice – Lent Stacy Meeting 9-27-2022 Notice is hereby given that the Lent Township Board will be attending the City of Stacy’s Council Meeting to discuss the Stacy/Lent annexation. The meeting is Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm
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Hall Rented 4:00 pm
Hall Rented
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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4H Rental 5:30 pm
4H Rental
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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4H Rental 8:00 am
4H Rental
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
 
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Hall Rented 4:00 pm
Hall Rented
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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4H Rental 5:30 pm
4H Rental
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Pickleball 6:00 pm
Pickleball
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Hall Rented 4:00 pm
Hall Rented
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Email clerk@lenttownship.com if you would like to receive special meeting notices or agendas

Merger information can be found on the Township Government Tab - Click on Potential Stacy/Lent Merger

Lent Township Mailbox Policy

Current Burning Permit Restrictions

Lent Township, MN

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

  • Public Hearing Notice for an Interim Use Permit Application

    PHN 11-9-2022 9080 347th St Bur Oak Stables IUP App

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom and at the Lent Town Hall at 33155 Hemingway Avenue, Stacy, MN 55079, the Lent Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to solicit public response to a request for an Interim Use Permit (IUP) application to continue Bur Oak Stables, their equine training facility, along with having up to fifteen horses on ten acres at one time. This property is located at 9080 347th Street, Stacy, MN 55079 – PID: 05.00142.50. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation regarding the proposed request to the Town Board for their meeting to be held on November 15, 2022, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom and at the Lent Town Hall.

    Application materials are available for public viewing. Zoom meeting links for your computer or device are posted on lenttownship.com.

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

    Tanya Smolke, Township Clerk

  • Notice of General Election Town of Lent

    Notice of General Election 2022 11-8-2022

    Notice is hereby given, that the General Election of the Township of Lent, County of Chisago, State of Minnesota will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 between the hours of 7:00 am and 8:00 pm for the purpose of electing candidates for Board of Supervisor Seats A, C, D for a term of four years each. The polling place for all Lent Township Residents is Lent Town Hall 33155 Hemingway Avenue, Stacy, MN 55079. The sample ballot for Town Offices shown below.

    The ballot will also contain Federal, State, County and special district offices. For Voter Registration or Absentee Ballot information, visit the Secretary of State website, call Chisago County at 651-213-8500 or visit lenttownship.com

    Kelly Wood, Town Clerk

  • POTENTIAL QUORUM OF THE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2022 AT 7:00 PM

    Quorum notice – Lent Stacy Meeting 9-27-2022

    Notice is hereby given that the Lent Township Board will be attending the City of Stacy’s Council Meeting to discuss the Stacy/Lent annexation. The meeting is Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm at Stacy City Hall, 30955 Forest Boulevard, Stacy MN 55079. A quorum of the Lent Township Board is likely to be present.

    Kelly Wood, Township Clerk

  • ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2 SECTION 3 DEFINITIONS; AND AMENDING CHAPTER 2 SECTION 5.10 RURAL TRANSIT CENTER DISTRICT OF THE LENT TOWNSHIP LAND USE REGULATIONS

    LENT TOWNSHIP, CHISAGO COUNTY, MINNESOTA

    AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2 SECTION 3 DEFINITIONS; and amending chapter 2 section 5.10 rural transit center district of THE LENT TOWNSHIP LAND USE REGULATIONS.

    ORDINANCE NO. 2022-06

    Passed by the Lent Town Board on the 20th day of September 2022.

    Rick Keller, Chairperson

    Attest: Tanya Smolke, Deputy Clerk

    Ordinance No. 2022-06 RTC Standards

     

  • LENT TOWNSHIP POTENTIAL QUORUM OF THE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION AND/ OR TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

    Quorum notice – Lent Stacy PC Meeting 10-5-2022

    LENT TOWNSHIP POTENTIAL QUORUM OF THE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION AND/ OR TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2022 AT 7:00 PM The Lent Township Planning Commission will be meeting with the City of Stacy’s Planning Commission to continue the review of merging the two land use plans on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 7:00p.m. The meeting will be held at Stacy City Hall, 30955 Forest Boulevard, Stacy MN 55079. A quorum of the Lent Township Planning Commission and/or Board is likely to be present.

    Tanya Smolke, Township Deputy Clerk

  • POTENTIAL QUORUM OF THE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2022 AT 7:30 PM

    Quorum notice – Lent Stacy Meeting 9-27-2022

    Notice is hereby given that the Lent Township Board will be attending the City of Stacy’s Special Council Meeting. The purpose of the meeting is: Stacy/Lent merger employee discussion.

    The meeting is Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm at Stacy City Hall, 30955 Forest Boulevard, Stacy MN 55079. A quorum of the Lent Township Board is likely to be present.

    Kelly Wood, Township Clerk

Updates

  • Notice of General Election Town of Lent

    Notice of General Election 2022 11-8-2022

    Notice is hereby given, that the General Election of the Township of Lent, County of Chisago, State of Minnesota will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 between the hours of 7:00 am and 8:00 pm for the purpose of electing candidates for Board of Supervisor Seats A, C, D for a term of four years each. The polling place for all Lent Township Residents is Lent Town Hall 33155 Hemingway Avenue, Stacy, MN 55079. The sample ballot for Town Offices shown below.

    The ballot will also contain Federal, State, County and special district offices. For Voter Registration or Absentee Ballot information, visit the Secretary of State website, call Chisago County at 651-213-8500 or visit lenttownship.com

    Kelly Wood, Town Clerk

  • Stacy Lent Annexation Information

    For Stacy/Lent Annexation Information, Click on the Township Government tab of the website and then on Potential Stacy/Lent Annexation

  • Lent Township contracts with Chisago County Department of Environmental Services and Zoning for building permitting, plan review and inspections

    Lent Township General Info-Permit Checklist

    Building Permits within the Township of Lent

    Chisago County Environmental Services/Zoning – 651-213-8371

    Lent Township contracts with Chisago County Department of Environmental Services and Zoning for building permitting, plan review and inspections.

    Building permits are required for all new construction and most remodeling, alteration, and repair work in the Township of Lent.  Some permits such as reroof or reside only require filling out the application* and paying the fee. Most other building projects (deck, addition, accessory structure, remodel) require two sets of plans to be submitted for a plan review, and a survey showing all proposed setbacks.  All permits are to be applied for at the Environmental Services Department in the Government Center in Center City.  Staff will determine the construction value and permit fee at the time of application, and the permit will be paid for at that time. After the permit is processed and issued the permit will be mailed to the owner or contractor (whichever is designated at the time of application). All checks should be made payable to the Chisago County Treasurer.

    *The building permit applications are in triplicate, and therefore are not available on the website – please contact the County office at 651-213-8372 for mailing of permits.

    Inspections –Please call the Environmental Services Department at 651-213-8371 to schedule an inspection. Information needed includes the site address, permit number, and type of inspection. Typically, 24 hours is considered adequate notice.

    A Certificate of Occupancy is issued for new home construction upon request and completion of all final building, plumbing and mechanical inspections.  All life safety issues must be completed as well, for specific questions regarding these items please call the County building inspector.

    Driveway permits for access from a Township road should be obtained from the Environmental Services office; Chisago County Public Works in Center City issues driveway permits for accesses on County Roads. A fee will be assessed for emergency 911 address signs and swing-arm mailbox posts at the time of a new home application as well.

    Zoning information such as the minimum square footage for a single-family dwelling, permitted uses in specific districts, as well as setback information should be obtained from the Township.

    The County does not issue electrical permits or inspect or regulate electrical work.  The Minnesota State Board of Electricity should be contacted at 651-284-5064 if you are doing your own wiring.   The State Electrical Inspector is Mark Thoma and he may be contacted for electrical inspections at 320-309-9483.

  • Mailbox Policy
  • Brushing Notice

    Brushing Notice 2020

    Notice is hereby given that Maintenance Staff will be doing brushing in the Township right-of-ways during the upcoming months.

    Kelly Wood, Township Clerk

  • Blue Address Signs

    The blue sign project is finished. If you did not receive a blue sign, please email your address to clerk@lenttownship.com

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!