Stanton Township Board met on July 17, and approved a change in the County zoning of three parcels of land on the old Maltby Preserve. The land lies on the east end of Sciota Trail, between the trail and Lake Byllesby. Goodhue County Land Use Department proposed to move it from A-2 to R-1, which would bring it in line with the Township zoning map. The effect is to make the land more open for residential development.
The Board also approved an application by Nick Tennessen to build a home on property at 32348 - 59th Avenue Way. Approval is contingent on completion of the land purchase agreement.
Jennifer Ritzman, Treasurer, reported that Receipts in May were $2,110.46, and in June $280.25. Disbursements in May were $30,066.56, and in June $20,650.67. As of June 30, Investments are $63,558.25 and Liquid Cash $216,760.93. Second-half Property Tax revenue was received from Goodhue County after that date, and will be shown in the August report. The Board agreed to place $50,000 in a 27-month CD to earn interest. The money is from the Building Fund, and is being held for the eventual replacement of the maintenance and storage building.
The Township expects to meet shortly with the City of Cannon Falls and Cannon Falls Township to discuss the "turning back" and re-naming of a length of Hwy 24 which will be taken out of the County road system upon completion of the Hwy 52 overpass.
Many ditches and culverts need clearing and repair after several major rainstorms and snowmelts in the last two years. Several areas will be worked on, including 310th Street, Stanton Trail and 57th. The storm of June 13, which dumped up to 9" on Faribault and Northfield, was less serious in the Township, but caused some damage to Township roads. A FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Administration) claim for about $3,500 may follow.
After over 15 years use, the four rear tires on the Township's grader truck need replacement. The cost will be about $6,300.