CASTLE ROCK TOWN HALL
2537 240th Street West
Farmington, MN 55024
Tues & Thurs 8:00–12:00 pm
CASTLE ROCK BOARD OF
2nd Tuesday-7:00 p.m.
Michael Monroe Kiefer
Colette Mumm, Treas.
Maralee Rother, Clerk
Peterson Office Assistant
CASTLE ROCK PLANNING
Meet monthly last Monday-8:00 p.m.
Norbert Kuhn, Chair 651-463-7813
Bob Dubbels, Chair 651-463-4538
Sandy Weber, Secretary 651-463-4725
Paul Irrthum 651-463-8241
Ron Wasmund 651-322-6632 Inspectron, Inc.
Arlyn Lamb (Supervisor), Volunteers:
Arlyn Lamb (Supervisor & Chair),
Michael Kiefer (Supervisor), Ken
Elaine Wikstrom (Secretary),
are published in the Farmington Independent and
CannonFalls Beacon, and are posted at the TownHall,
Farmers Mill & Elevator, and CastleRock Banks in
Farmington and Castle Rock
Castle Rock Chronicle
The Castle Rock Chronicle is a quarterly publication.
Issues are published in February, May, August, and
November. It is distributed to all residences and
landowners of Castle Rock Township. If you know of
anyone in the Township who did not receive a copy,
please notify the office at 651-460-2221. If you would
like a copy, there are copies at the office. Please take
note of our advertisers who pay for the publication of
the Castle Rock Chronicle. If you are interested in
advertising in the Castle Rock Chronicle for the next
year, please contact the Clerk for information. We thank
the advertisers for supporting the Chronicle. Remember
to support them. There is no charge to the Township
residents for this newsletter.
MinnCan reports that actual pipeline construction in
McLeod, Carver, Sibley, Scott and Dakota counties is
scheduled to begin April and run through late 2008.
Someconstruction has begun in Castle Rock at this date.
Assuming the project remains on schedule, Larry Van
Horn, vice president of Operations of the Minnesota
Pipeline Company, states a late 2008 completion date is
anticipated, at which time 165,000barrels of Canadian
crude oil are expected to be transported daily. The
first hearingby the Minnesota State Court of Appeals on
March 13, 2008. A decision is expectedwithin 120 days.
Landowners with property being taken under eminent
domain will begin hearings with court appointed
commissioners in May. Landowners may also call the
project’s toll free line at (877) 796-7846. If you would
like to receive the MinnCan Update Newsletter
electronically, e-mail MinnCan at
info@MinnCanProject.com and request to be added to
the mailing list or you can link to MinnCan through the
Castle Rock Township Web site.
ELECTIONS FOR TOWNSHIP
March 11, 2008 was the date of
the Township’s annual elections. Results were convened
and the results are:
Supervisor C- 3 year term to 2011
Pete Schaffer- 117
Michael Rademacher- 97
Gary Pipho was elected as Chairman of the Board of
Supervisors and Michael Kiefer was elected as
Thank you to Mike Rademacher for his years for being
supervisor on The Township Board.
Two Planning Commission members three-year terms
expired, Bob Dubbels was re-appointed for a three-year
term and Norbert Kuhn, who took over Dave Nicolai’s
position, was appointed for a three-year term at the
Reorganizational meeting on March 19th 2008. There was
also an opening for a one-year term for a Planning
Commission member, which was filled by Sandy Weber, who
will serve as the Secretary. In March Dave Kammueller
resigned and Todd Sjostrand was appointed at the May
13th 2008 regular Board meeting to finish that
term.Thank you to Dave Nicolai and Dave Kammueller for
their years as a member on the Planning Commission.
Thank you to all working elections- Maralee Rother,
Sandy Weber (head judge), Marlys Guildner, Judy Solinger,
Pearl Shirley, Julie Zellmer and Georgiann Juenke.
Randolph-Hampton Fire Department
|N. Cannon River
Watershed & Chub
||Michael Kiefer, primary and Pete Schaffer
FALL 2008 ELECTIONS
This fall, there is anticipation of a
large turnout for voting. At one of the voting officials
meeting; it was decided to send a registration form with
the Castle Rock Chronicle that the residents may use
ahead of time, hopefully shorten the time spent in the
voting place filling out the form. The Committee had
intended to send the forms with this issue but the State
doesn’t have them prepared yet, they will be in the
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE
The Planning Commission has been
holding meetings reviewing the Comprehensive Plan and
has completed their reviewing. The updated plans for the
Comprehensive Plan, is being forwarded to the planner
for review and comments. Then the determination will be
made as to who makes the changes and when. The Planning
Commission will hold a public hearing on June 2, 2008
for public input and finalize the approval and adoption
of the plan. Plan update must be completed by June 2008.
The Board of Supervisors and the Road
Committee will conduct a road inspection of the Castle
Rock Township on May 24, 2008 at 8:00 a.m. and the group
will assemble at the Castle Rock Town Hall. This will be
strictly a road inspection and no decisions will be made
until the regular Board of Supervisors meeting.
The township is again offering
Township residents, living on Township roads only and
living within 250 feet of the road, the opportunity to
receive dust control in front of their residence. The
first 300 feet will be applied at no cost to you.
Additional footage is available at 100% of the cost
$45.00 per 100 feet increments to residents. Please call
the Clerk (651)460-2221 by May 29th if you want extra
footage or want an application.
THANK YOU MARALEE ROTHER
It is with deep regret I inform
residents that Maralee Rother, resigned as the Township
Clerk effective July 9th 2008.
In 1979 Maralee began on the Planning
Commission where she served as Secretary for 27 years.
In 1998 she became office assistant and was appointed
deputy clerk in 1999. In 2000 she was elected Clerk and
then appointed Clerk in 2002 where she has since served
with dedication and pride.
Maralee acquired a wealth of knowledge
regarding Township rules and procedures by attending
courses offered by the Minnesota Association of
Townships. Her accomplishments include being on the
committee to build a new town hall, an election judge
for 20+ years and she volunteered many hours printing,
publishing and mailing the Castle Rock Chronicle since
it first went into print.
In addition to serving our township
Maralee is currently in her second term as
secretary-treasurer of the Dakota County Association of
Township officers, secretary-treasurer of the Hampton
Area Boosters Club, since 1990 has been editor and
publisher for the Vermillion Knights of Columbus
newsletter, of which her husband Clarence Rother is a
member of and she is treasurer for St. Mathias Catholic
Aid Council of Hampton.
Please stop in and thank Maralee for her nearly three
decades of service to our community.
Gary Pipho, Chairman