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Message from Chairman Dorau

Township Elections and the Township Annual meeting where levy is set for 2022 is on March 9, 2021. Elections 5-8, meeting follows.

Welcome to Sandstone Township

Sandstone Township is one of 33 townships in Pine County. It surrounds the city of Sandstone and is divided north to south by the Kettle River. Interstate 35 also runs north to south through the township. State Highway 123 and Highway 61 also bring visitors and residents to the area.

Sandstone Township Election and Annual Meeting - March 9, 2021.

Sandstone Township Supervisors

Seat C

Chairman Jon Dorau

Term: March 2019 -  March 2022

320-630-1231

Seat A

Supervisor Gary Hinsch

Term: March 2020 - March 2023

Zoning Supervisor

320-223-8360

Seat B

Supervisor Keith Carlson

Term: March 2018 - March 2021

320-630-7902

Sandstone Township Staff

Treasurer Cookie Hansen

Appointed

320-245-2153

Clerk Ailene Croup

Appointed

320-420-1640

Grader operators

- Tom Colsrud

- Gene Kroschel

2020 Township Road Review

The township road review was conducted and was a challenge for supervisors this year because of COVID-19. Each supervisor reviewed a section of roads independently because of the governor's social distancing requirement. Their evaluation of the township roads' needs can be viewed in the minutes of the May 7, 2020 meeting minutes.

Updates

Sandstone Township applied for Cares Act funding which came from the federal government. The formula for what any township would receive was $25 per resident. Sandstone Twp. recived $20,025.

Though the board was unable to distribute any of the funds to individual residents, their goal was to bring as much back to the township as was legal. Any unspent funds would be sent to the county to spend. On Nov. 15 2020, we sent back just over $3,600

There were many restrictions placed on the fund's use. It had to be a change in the way the town board did its business because of COVID-19, or additional work caused by the virus and the social distancing restrictions.

The board can now hold its meetings with all board members present because of the iPads purchased with the money. We found this was a critical need back in April when the State was shut down and we needed a quorum of supervisors to approve a bond for the grader. A delay in its approval would have cost the township an additional $6,000.

Learning to teleconference has been time consuming and difficult with poor internet connections.

The board has internet for one year and a teleconferencing app to make it possible.

Planning committee members may also use the app for teleconferencing.

This home page will display teleconferencing  information so residents of the township may phone or use the internet link to attend meetings.

Links

Pine County's Beacon site will provide information about properties in the township.

https://beacon.schneidercorp.com/Application.aspx?AppID=197&LayerID=2640&PageTypeID=2&PageID=1488

Pine County, MN website

http://www.co.pine.mn.us

Nathan Nelson

District 11 B Representative

Nathan Nelson was elected Representative for District 11B which represents Pine and Kanabec County. His contact information:

Rep. Nathan Nelson (R) District !!B

393 State Office Building

St. Paul, MN 55155

651-296-0518

E-mail:

rep.nathan.nelson@house.mn

Teleconference Information for Feb. 4, 2021

Sandstone Township residents may access the regular February 2021 monthly meeting of the Sandstone Township Board, which was reconvened to Jan. 14, using the information below.

Sandstone Township monthly meeting - February 2021
Thu, Feb 4, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/152278589

You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

United States: +1 (872) 240-3311
- One-touch: tel:+18722403311,,152278589#

Access Code: 152-278-589

Sandstone Township Roads

UPDATES

Click below for roads and names

Sandstone Twp.

Roads map

Sandstone Twp.

Corresponding road names

UPCOMING EVENTS
04 Feb.

The Sandstone Township Board will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m., at Pine County Government Center in Sandstone, MN.

18 Feb.

The Sandstone Township Planning Committee will be meeting at 7 p.m., at Sandstone City Hall.

CONTACT US

Monthly Sandstone Township Board meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at North Pine Government Center (NPGC) 1610 Hwy. 23 N., Sandstone, MN 55072. The bulletin board is outside Sandstone Twp. town hall 44055 Poplar Road where notices are posted. They may also be found posted at Chris' Foods.

The Sandstone Township Planning Committee meets on the third Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., at Sandstone City Hall.

​Sandstone Township's email address is: sandstonetownship@gmail.com

Notices

Assessment and property value tips from the Minnesota Department of Revenue

Phone Assessor Lorri Houtsma
320-591-1632
http://www.co.pine.mn.us/departments/assessor/index.php

Your appeals can also be brought, by appointment, to the Pine County Board of Equalization.
For an appointment call 320-591-1670.

Mailing address:

Sandstone Township

P.O. Box 564

Sandstone, MN 55072

email address:

sandstonetownship@gmail.com

This site is the property of Sandstone Township.

Permission to reproduce this site must be requested and approved by the Board of Supervisors.

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