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.
Colette Mumm, Treas.
Jane Bistodeau, Clerk
CASTLE ROCK PLANNING
Meet monthly last Monday-7:30
Norbert Kuhn, Chair
Bob Dubbels, Chair 651-463-4538
Sandy Weber, Secretary 651-463-4725
Paul Irrthum 651-463-8241
Todd Sjostrand 651-396-0022
Ron Wasmund 651-322-6632 Inspectron, Inc.
Arlyn Lamb (Supervisor),
Jane Bistodeau, Deanna
Gehloff, Maralee Rother
Arlyn Lamb (Supervisor & Chair),
Michael Kiefer (Supervisor), Ken
Elaine Wikstrom (Secretary),
are published in the Farmington Independent and
Cannon Falls Beacon, and
are posted at the Town
Hall, Farmers Mill & Elevator, and Castle
Rock 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.
At the November 12, 2008 Board of Supervisors meeting, 2
representatives from CAPX2020 presented information on
the utility project. The Certificate of Need process is
now before the judge. A decision should be made by May
or June 2009.The next step is the route permit process
and the utility company must submit 2 proposed routes to
the Public Utilities. The routes are a 12 mile
corridor-one on the north end of the township and the
second on the south end. The poles would be a single
pole (not lattice style), 8’-10’ across the bottom, 150’
tall with arms on bothsides. The right of way is 150’
and the span between poles will be 1000’.
The finalized route permit should be submitted by the
end of 2008. Public hearings and environmental scoping
meetings will be held within 60 days of permit submittal
at which time the public is invited to voice concerns.
The Public UtilitiesCommission decide the final route,
not the utility companies. Maps, meeting dates, and
route information can be found on the website
www.capx2020.com . CAPX2020 will also be sending out
information regarding meeting dates and times.
We had a great turn out for the General Election this
year. A total of 835 ballots were cast out of 928
registered voters. 81 new registrants also came in on
Election Day to cast their vote.
Thank you to the residents of Castle Rock Township!
|ISD 659 Northfield
||IDS 195 Randolph
|| ISD 192 Farmington
|Ellen R. Iverson
Many thanks to the outstanding job
done by the election judges at both the Primary and
General Election. In March 2009 there will be another
election. The residents of Castle Rock Township will be
asked to vote “yes” or “no” to Option B. “Shall Option
B, providing the appointment of the clerk by the town
board, be abandoned for the government of the town?”
In other words, if you would like the clerk position to
be an elected position-vote “yes”. If you would like the
clerk position to be appointed by the Board of
Supervisors-vote “no”. Positions available at the March
3 year term
3 year term
2 year term
December 30, 2008 will be the first
day for candidates to file and the candidate filing will
close on January 13, 2009.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
This has been another busy quarter in Castle Rock.
MinnCan completed their operations in our Township and
responded favorably to a request for funding to help us
restore our roads to their pre-project condition. Many
thanks to Mark Henry and several “volunteers” for
monitoring and recording MinnCan operations so the
required documentation was in place for the Township to
receive these funds.
Thank you to everyone for your patience and support
concerning the mowing of the full Township Right-of-Ways
along our roads. Keeping these areas covered with proper
vegetation not only helps maintain our ditches and sight
lines but it is good for wildlife as well. In fact
Castle Rock Township is mentioned in the Winter 2009
Pheasants Forever magazine (p.147) for doing excellent
work to improve drainage, water quality and pheasant
Please visit www.castlerocktownship.com or call the
office for the Town Board and Planning Commission
meeting dates and times. Your input is very important to
the successful operation of the Township and we
encourage you to attend meetings to let us know your
issues and concerns.
Thank you and God Bless. Gary Pipho- Board Chair
There have been two major changes with the Planning
Commission since the last Chronicle. Starting November
24th, 2008, Planning Commission meetings will start at
7:30 p.m. instead of 8:00 p.m. Also starting November
24th, 2008 the Planning Commission will be overseeing
the building permits again. Once the Planning Commission
and the Inspector has reviewed them, they will go to the
Board of Supervisors at their next meeting for approval.
Planning Commission Members
The two construction projects with in or near the
Township that have had a dramatic effect on the roads
have been completed.
The MinnCan project affecting the north and west corner
of the Town was substantially finished by October 1,
2008. Township representatives and an official from
Minnesota Pipeline Co. met and discussed reparations for
damage on the Town’s road. A settlement was received
which should help restore the designated haul routes to
their pre-construction condition.
The CSAH #47 and CSAH #86 reconstruction caused
considerable wear on 270th St E and Akron Avenue. At the
October 28th, 2008 Road Committee meeting, a
recommendation was made to re-gravel these roads at a
cost in excess of $30,000.00. Though the need for this
project has been demonstrated by the number of accidents
at this intersection over the years, the short term
financial drain on the Township is evident.
Once again the Board would like to remind citizens that
pushing snow across the Town’s roads is illegal unless
it is completely removed from the right of way and all
snow is removed from the road surface.