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

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

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

Public Hearing

PHN Chapter 3 Park Dedication 10-9-2019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on October 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 to a proposed text amendment to Chapter 3, 4.04 Park Land Dedication. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation regarding the proposed amendment to the Town Board for their meeting to be held on October 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

Plat CUP PHN Letter to Residents 2019

Notice is hereby given that on October 9, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at the Lent 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 an applicant regarding parcel 05.00100.00 for a proposed preliminary and final plat to subdivide into 3 commercial lots and one residential. The applicant has applied for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to relocate their business to lot 4 of the proposed plat. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation regarding the proposed requests to the Town Board for their meeting to be held on October 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall.

Kelly Wood, Township Clerk