Baldwin Township Briefs: String of thefts

Deputy Trevor Tuorila presented the sheriff’s report for the meeting. Of note, was the dramatic increase in cases of items being stolen from parked, unlocked vehicles.

“Open vehicles provide very easy access to wallets, purses, GPSs and cell phones,” Tuorila said.

He stressed that residents should lock their vehicles at night and bring valuables into the house or lock them in the trunk.


In other township business…

n The board discussed briefly the orderly annexation agreement between Baldwin Township and the city of Princeton and tax reimbursement. This issue was moved to the October 16 meeting agenda so the board could review the document in greater detail before discussing it. The board would also like the planning commission to review the document.

n The board discussed at length whether to allow Wind River Estates to install its own EMS signs in front of each residence instead of at the entrance to the development. The issue involves private roads. “We don’t install signs on any private roads,” Supervisor Kimberly Good said. She added that she thought the association should be allowed to put up their signs if they wanted. The board approved allowing the association to install its own signs.

n A request for a speed study by MnDOT in Elk Lake Estates was approved. The recommendations received from the study will become mandates the township will be required to follow.

n The November 5 meeting was rescheduled to Tuesday, November 13 because the town hall will already be prepared for the elections.

n The board acknowledged the Baldwin Township logo contest winners from 2008. First place was Kelly England, second place David Patten and third place was Tina Jenson. Prize money will be awarded to the three winners. England’s design can be viewed on the township’s new population signs and on the township letterhead.

n The board scheduled the township clean-up day for Saturday, May 18, 2013, with the mobile household hazardous waste collection being the following week.