by Dennis Dalman
The LeSauk Township Board is hoping Stearns County will agree to take possession of a road of confusing jurisdictions.
During the Open Forum time at the last Sartell City Council meeting, LeSauk Township Board member Jerry Hetwer read a resolution written by the board.
The resolution calls for the township to revoke ownership of a township road and let it become a county road.
The mile-long road, which runs from CR 4 to CR 5, is variously known as the “Town Line Road” and quite a few other names by residents in St. Stephen and the townships of Brockway, LeSauk and St. Wendel. All of those jurisdictions have a part of the road in their areas.
That roadway, Hetwer said, needs repairs, but none of the jurisdictions has money enough to make the repairs. Similar revocation resolutions have been prepared in the other townships and St. Stephen, Hetwer noted.
Hetwer requested the Sartell City Council also pass the resolution so it can be passed on to Stearns County for consideration. A copy will also be forwarded to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
During Open Forum sessions, the Sartell City Council cannot discuss issues raised by residents during those times. Sartell Mayor Joe Perske told Hetwer the road issue will be considered by the council at an upcoming meeting.