Ideal Township

Crow Wing County - Minnesota

Year in Review 2009

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The township has accomplished much during 2009. Thanks to all who helped get these projects done for the community.

Fire Department:: 

  • New pumper/tanker truck purchased & received.
  • Paved Station 2 parking area & helicopter landing pad.
  • Activated fire boat stationed on middle Whitefish Lake.

Transfer Station::

  • Updated Transfer Station Disposal Guide for 2010. Available for download or pickup at transfer station.
  • Established Transfer Station Log form to increase control of station revenue and to increase data collection to facilitate future planning.
  • Continued effort to eliminate visitors/loitering.


  • Completed two miles of road paving & crack sealing
  • Maintenance building landscaping completed for open house.
  • Maintenance building air exchange system installed to mitigate moisture.

Parks & Recreation::

  • Installed Paul Bunyan Footprints in cooperation with the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway.


  • Completed FY2009 with budget surplus.
  • Annexation/incorporation committee meetings held.
  • Continued evaluation of public facility upgrade requirements for new Boyd Lodge development.
  • Received a $5000 grant for Rollie Johnson Island erosion control project for Big Island.
  • Began website upgrade that will provide improved functionality for township staff and residents.
  • No Safety incidents or injuries.
  • Successful audit with no major issues.
  • Successful General Election with high turn out and no issues.
  • Investigated and commented on all requested planning & zoning variances and rezoning requests.


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