Dahlgren Township contracts third party companies to grade, gravel and maintain road surfaces. Road water drainage is enhanced with regular ditch and culvert repair designed to prevent rain from accumulating on the road surfaces. Vegetation is also regularly removed from the road shoulders. If you have questions regarding the condition of any roads or if there is debris in the road, contact one of the township supervisors.
This year, 2017, the cost for dust control for each resident will be approximately $50.00 per 100 feet, per application ($100.00 per 100 feet for both applications). Township residents pay for 2/3 of the dust control and the Township pays for 1/3. Dust control will be applied in late May and again in either late July or early August. Below are the actions that you need to take if you want dust control applied in 2016:
Put stakes out marking where you want the dust control applied by May 15, 2017, but do not put stakes out prior to May 10th because the Township will be disking some of the road shoulders and the stakes will be in the way. Stakes should be a minimum of 2 feet tall and left out all summer so the road grader knows where dust control has been applied and also for the 2nd application.
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The Township's goal is to have all Township roads passable within a reasonable time after snowfall stops. Township road users are reminded to exercise caution and drive with care. It may not be possible or advisable to drive the posted speed limit at all times.
Dahlgren Township would like to remind everyone, including commercial snow operators that it is against the law to deposit snow in any fashion onto or across a public roadway. Minnesota Statute 160.2715 prohibits the plowing, blowing, shoveling or otherwise placing of snow from sidewalks, driveways and parking lots onto or across public roads.
The placement of snow on the roadway can cause unsafe conditions which contribute to motor vehicle or pedestrian accidents. It can also damage snow plowing equipment
NOTE: Any complaints or comments regarding the maintenance of Dahlgren Township roads should be directed to the Township Board Supervisors and NOT to the operators of maintenance equipment. Supervisors will take care of any corrective actions that are deemed necessary.