Regular Meeting

01/08/2018, 7:PM

Members Present: Chairman, Paul Zent; Supervisor, Mark Springer; Building Inspector, Greg Hillig; Clerk, Cyndy Meidinger; Treasurer, Jamie Vetsch; Weed Board, Terry Mauch & Zoning Board, Jerry Kunz and Rick Solberg.

Members Absent: Assessor, Mark Splonskowski, Road Supervisor, Chad Schneider and Supervisor, Dave Nehring.

Chairman Zent asked it there were any additions or corrections to the minutes other than several typos no corrections or additions were noted. Supervisor Springer made a motion to approve the minutes with the noted corrections for typos. Chairman Zent 2nd the motion and the motion was unanimously approved.

Consent Agenda: Nothing to discuss

School Board Report: Supervisor Springer said Larry Rhode will temporarily fill an open board position until summer. One of the vacant board positions was to do to the resignation of Joe Bryce. Supervisor Springer also stated the ACS Board has TransTrash for garbage removal since Dakota Sanitation was sold to Waste Management. He also stated TransTrash came in with the best price quote.

Zoning Board Public Hearing: Chairman Zent suspended the regular meeting of ACT and opened the Zoning Board.

Gene Weise was at the meeting to discuss Auditor’s Lot 1 by Leisure World Estates. This is a 5-acre lot was purchased from Joe Brendel by Lucas and Sara Brendel. The lot borders 80th St SE on the east side and is a long narrow lot running north and south. It has an existing approach for access and a home will be built on the property. A discussion followed and resulted in Supervisor Springer making a motion to approve the Auditor’s Lot 1 request. The motion was 2nd by Chairman Zent. Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Springer, yes; Zoning Board Members Kunz, yes and Solberg, yes and Chairman Zent, yes. Motion Carried. Mr. Weise asked if a building permit could now be issued. Chairman Zent said permits could now be issued for the property.

Dan Reis asked for the board’s approval on a replat of Skogan’s 1st Addition. Mr. Reis bought property from Marvin Abraham and wanted the property to be replated and renamed. The property adjoins property he owns. The purpose of the replating will be to add more acres to his pasture for horses. Mr. Reis will also attend the county commission meeting on Wednesday January 10th to obtain approval from the county. A discussion followed and resulted in a motion from Supervisor Springer to approve the requested replat and rename of the property. Chairman Zent 2nd the motion and stated he saw no problem with the transaction. Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Springer, yes; Zoning Board Members Kunz, yes; Solberg, yes and Chairman Zent, yes. Motion Carried. Chairman Zent asked if Mr. Reis wanted someone from the township to attend and speak on behalf of the replat. Supervisor Springer could not attend due to the ACS Board meeting on that day. Chairman Zent told Mr. Reis to let the county commissioners know he had been to the township meeting and the board gave their approval for the replat.

Assessor’s Report: There was no report due to the absence of Assessor Splonskowski. Chairman Zent had 3 tax abatements 2 for Reule & one for Heinzen for discussion.

  1. (2) for Curtis & Stephanie Reule 1670 132nd St SE abatement for 2016, for $99,800.00 the property’s true and full value exceeds the market value. 2nd abatement for same property but for 2017 for $97,400.00 true and full value exceeds the market value

  2. David and Barbara Heinzen 2017 abatement for 91 Country Club Drive for $127,300.00 the property’s true and full value exceeds the market value.

After discussion Supervisor Springer made a motion to approve the requested abatements, the motion was 2nd by Chairman Zent. Roll Call Vote: Supervisor Springer, yes; Zoning Board members Kunz, yes; Solberg, yes and Chairman Zent, yes, Motion Carried

With no other zoning business to discuss Chairman Zent closed the zoning board and reconvened the regular meeting of ACT.

Chairman Zent said he had received former Supervisor Olson’s resignation.

Weed Board: Board Member Mauch had nothing to report.

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Vetsch reported the checking account balance as of 12-31-2017 was $254,354.78 and the savings balance was $20,473.20 as of the December statement. She also had several bills to pay. After review Supervisor Springer made a motion to pay all bills presented Chairman Zent 2nd the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.

 

Building Inspector’s Report: Inspector Hillig issued 1 permit for December to Gaylen Dewing @ 2425 93rd St SE for 3 stick built, pole out-buildings #1 hay shelter 30’x48’ 1440 sq. ft., #2 horse shelter 12’x24’, 288 sq. ft. #3 horse shelter 12’x24’ 288 sq. ft. permit # 2017-24 for $354.71 pd check #2111 valuation $30,096.00

Phone calls for the month Lengenfelder on Pleasantview broken water lines

Inspections for the month:

  1. SSS Construction Pond Place drain tile and backfill

  2. Lengenfelder Pleasantview final inspection and certificate

  3. Piatz, Jenner Place gas line inspection

  4. Hayden 66th St SE footing inspection

  5. Piatz, Jenner Place final inspection

Road Supervisor’s Report: No report due to the absence of Supervisor Schneider. Chairman Zent said he had received a call from Supervisor Schneider and there were no issues for the month.

Other Business: Arnold Scheive was at the meeting with a complaint about the section line fence dispute between the Brauns and himself. After discussion Chairman Zent stated the ACT Board feels this issue was settled at the October 2016 meeting. The township has the option to close the section line if it feels it is necessary. But currently the board sees no need to close the section line. Supervisor Springer made a motion to close the issue due to past decisions. Supervisor Zent 2nd the motion and the motion was unanimously approved.

Chairman Zent said the next meeting will be February 5th. He asked if there was any other business to discuss. Being none Supervisor Springer made a motion to adjourn and Chairman Zent adjourned the meeting.

Respectfully Submitted

Cyndy Meidinger

Clerk, ACT

 

 

 

 

 

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