Regular Meeting


10/02/2017, 7PM

Members Present: Chairman, Paul Zent; Supervisors, Dave Nehring & Kerry Olson; Building Inspector, Greg Hillig; Clerk, Cyndy Meidinger; Road Supervisor, Chad Schneider; Treasurer, Jamie Vestch; Weed Board, Terry Mauch and Zoning Board, Jerry Kunz.

Members Absent: Assessor, Mark Splonskowski and Zoning Board Member, Rick Solberg.

Chairman Zent opened the meeting and asked if there were any additions or corrections to the previous months meeting. Being none Supervisor Olson made a motion to approve the minutes as written Supervisor Nehring 2nd the motion and the motion was unanimously approved.

Consent Agenda: No items for discussion

School Board Report: Mark Springer said the board got bids on the siding and will report back @ the next meeting. Supervisor Olson asked if the bid included the whole main building and will repairing the dry rot be included in the bid? Mr. Springer said yes to both. He reported the U Mary has a day of service on October 11th and there will be 50 students in the morning and 50 in the afternoon doing cleanup projects and helping where ever needed throughout the day.

Road Supervisor’s Report: Supervisor Schneider issued one approach permit for Rick Wald @ 11761 Hillard Drive Menoken, ND permit # 2017-09-11761 fee $50.00 pd check #2263.

The county voted 3 to 2 to move the approach to Eric Headpole’s property. The county can do it for $3,000.00. The county wants to bill the township and the township will bill the landowners. Chairman Zent said the township does not pay for approaches, so the property owner needs to be billed. The location is the main issue and a possible solution will be to redraw the plat. The county, township and owners need to meet to come up with a solution everyone can accept. The original culvert is a 30’ long 18” diameter culvert. Blair Picchietti from ND Guaranty & Title said the none access issue needs to be resolved before the property can be sold. The board members feel it is in the best spot now. Chairman Zent suggested Joe Berger, Eric Harpole and the Township split the cost 3 ways, so each would have a $1,000.00 cost. That suggestion was not an option to Joe Berger and Eric Harpole’s representative. Chairman Zent suggested a meeting be set up with Marcus Hall to get the issue resolved and report back @ the November meeting. He also suggested that Joe Berger and Eric Harpole or a representative be there to give input. Chairman Zent said he would try and get the meeting set up ASAP.

Chairman Zent said the county wants to raise the maintenance agreement by 30 to 40 % for the upcoming year. The Burleigh County Township Officers Association is working to see what the county is proposing.

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Vetsch stated the checking account balance is $246,782.00 and the CD is $20,468.00 and there are 4 bills for payment 2 to Chad Schneider and 2 to Greg Hillig that were missed last month. After review Supervisor Nehring made a motion to pay all bills presented. The motion received a 2nd from Supervisor Olson. The motion was unanimously approved.

10784 $1,165.50 Greg Hillig 3rd Qtr. extra hours

10785 $362.73 Greg Hillig 3rd Qt. mileage

10786 $92.25 Chad Schneider 3rd Qtr. extra hours

10787 $37.80 Chad Schneider 3rd Qtr. mileage

total $1,658.28

Assessor’s Report: Chairman Zent said Assessor Splonskowski contacted him and said he is working with getting older buildings and new builds up to speed. The taxable value is not being raised and some values are going down; but the county is raising the mill levy so there still might be tax increases.

Zoning Board Report: Chairman Zent suspended the regular meeting of ACT to open the Zoning Board to continue discussion on the Chuck Schaan plat subdivide 7705 55th Ave SE. A discussion followed and resulted with Chris Schaan (Chuck Schaan’s son who was representing his father) stating the plat was redrawn in a way that the approach will not need to be moved and the new lot will have a private easement off the existing approach. After further discussion Supervisor Nehring made a motion to accept the proposal of Chris Schaan. The motion received a 2nd from Supervisor Olson. Roll call vote, Supervisors, Nehring and Olson yes; Zoning Board Member Kunz, yes Chairman Zent, yes; motion carried. With no other zoning issues to discuss Chairman Zent closed the Zoning Board and reconvened the regular meeting of ACT.

Building Inspector’s Report: Inspector Hillig said he issued one building permit to Trent Guthmiller @10310 62nd Ave SE for a modular home & attached garage with full, partially finished basemen.t 72’x30’x8’ 2,610 sq. ft.(house) garage is an additional 40’x30’x10’ (1200 sq. ft.) valuation of work is $408,600.00 permit fee is $1,822.24 pd by check #5005. Inspector Hillig reported he did 5 inspections

  1. Lowell Malard 62nd Ave final framing inspection.

  2. Wetzel 8365 Irish Lane concrete slab inspection

  3. Wald 11761 Hillard Drive footing inspection

  4. Zingg 9103 Creekside Drive framing inspection

  5. Wald 11761 Hillard Drive concrete wall inspection

He also had 4 phone calls.

  1. Rick Wald regarding bearing locations

  2. Tammy with Aladdin Real Estate regarding a 2.75-acre lot & a mobile home 1101 80th St SE

  3. Brandon Schneider regarding Morton Pole Barn House

  4. Josh Lengenfelder regarding septic system

He met with Ray Ziegler, Burleigh Co Building Inspector on building code updates. Chairman Zent said the updates could be addressed @ the annual meeting in March. There still has been no response from Caroline High Elk and payment of her permit. After discussion the board agreed to have Inspector Hillig turn in the permit to the county tax assessor without a signature, so the improvements can be added to the tax roll.

Weed Board Report: Board Member Mauch said there was nothing to report.

Other Business: Chairman Zent stated he received letter from the Burleigh Co. State’s Attorney’s Office regarding the Schieve/Braun section line dispute. The letter basically states it is up to the township to make the decision on the fence/section line dispute. Mr. Schieve is also complaining about the railroad right of way by Apple Creek Road. Brauns have a contract with the railroad so the township has no say on the right of way issue. The consensuses of the board is the issue is closed and there will be no further action on the issue

Chairman Zent also stated Supervisor Olson will be resigning his position as supervisor at the November meeting. He will be moving out of the township to a home along the river. The board will need to find someone to fill Supervisor Olson’s position. Chairman Zent thanked Supervisor Olson for all the time he has put in working for the township.

Lori Reise wanted to know if something was going to be done about the crossing on 93rd St SE because there is such a dip were the road crosses the tracks. Marvin Abraham said he contacted Casey at the county and complained about the crossing. He said the county would see what could be done with the crossing.

Chairman Zent said the November meeting would need to be moved to November 13th because he would be out of town on the regular meeting night. With no other business to discuss he adjourned the meeting.

Respectfully Submitted

Cyndy Meidinger,

Clerk ACT

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