Agendas and Minutes

November 27, 2018 Planning Commission Minutes

Royalton Township Planning Commission Meeting Minutes
6052 Royalton Road, Braham, MN 55006
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27 November 2018


7:00 p.m., 27 November 2018, Chair Leslie Orvis called the Royalton Township regular planning commission meeting to order, with Members Jeff Schlaeger, Priscilla Schneider, Duane Swanson, and Gary Valvoda present.  Road Superintendent Dan Saumer also attended.


Member Valvoda moved, Member Schneider seconded, to approve the agenda as printed with the addition of policy book.  The motion carried unanimously.


Member Valvoda read the minutes of the 30 October 2018 regular meeting.  Member Valvoda moved, Member Schneider seconded, to approve the minutes as read.  The motion carried unanimously.


Member Schneider moved, Member Schlaeger seconded, to approve the minutes of the working commission meeting of 20 November 2018 as distributed.  The motion carried unanimously.


Old Business:

Chair Orvis and Member Valvoda updated the commission on the possible subdivision of a property near Maple Shores that could result in one or two parcels less than ten acres.  Member Valvoda had discussed this issue with County Assessor Kelly Schroeder and shared the email exchange.  Assessor Schroeder noted that two remote (disconnected) parcels could usually be combined into one PID but, in this case, because one parcel is platted and the other is not platted, a combination into one PID is not possible.  However, Assessor Schroeder noted that the platted west parcel of one owner could be counted with a not platted parcel of less than ten acres owned by the same individual in order to meet the minimum acreage requirement.  If this instance were to occur, the board could require that these two parcels must not be sold separately in the future.  Chair Orvis moved, Member Valvoda seconded, to forward this issue to the board with the recommendation that, upon receipt of a legal survey, positive soil borings, and counsel-approved language requiring that the two parcels not be sold separately in the future, the original land split request be approved.  The motion carried unanimously.


The levy and equipment funds and fireproof file cabinets issues have not been addressed.


By consensus, the commission requested that the board authorize it to study and create a book of town policies, review the contents thereof, and make change recommendations to the board.


New Business:

There were no items of new business.


Chair Orvis recommended that there not be a working meeting in December and that a working commission meeting in January be re-evaluated at the December meeting.  The next regular commission meeting is 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, 11 December 2018.


At 7:16 p.m., Member Schlaeger moved, Clerk Swanson seconded, to adjourn.  The motion carried unanimously.


Respectfully submitted,

Duane P. Swanson, Clerk/Member 

Leslie Orvis, Chair/Member

Jeff Schlaeger, Member

Priscilla Schneider, Member

Gary Valvoda, Member