ACT Board of Supervisors Meeting


06/04/2018, 7PM

Members Present: Chairman Dave Nehring, Supervisors, Mark Springer and Paul Zent: Assessor, Mark Splonskowski, Building Inspector, Greg Hillig, Clerk, Cyndy Meidinger, Road Supervisor, Chad Schneider, Treasurer, Jamie Vetsch; Zoning Board Members, Rick Solberg and Jerry Kunz.

Members Absent: Weed Board, Terry Mauch

Chairman Nehring opened the meeting and asked if there were any additions or corrections to the previous month’s meeting. Supervisor Zent said he read the minutes and sent his corrections and the corrections were made to the minutes. Supervisor Zent made a motion to accept the minutes as written. Supervisor Springer 2nd the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.

Consent Agenda: Nothing to discuss.

School Board: Supervisor Springer gave a school update. The school board is in the process of getting bids for replacement or repair of the septic system. The roof project of replacing the shingles is also is in the bidding process. Two new teachers have been hired. There will be 3 to 5-year planning meeting on the future of Apple Creek School the meeting will be Tuesday May 15th. Clerk Meidinger reported on her findings on the insurance for the school. The school board is unable to purchase insurance on the building because they don’t own the building. A rental agreement could be made with the guidance of a lawyer to draw up the proper documents. This way there would only be one deductible versus paying 2-$1,000.00 deductibles now. It would need to be determined if there would be an advantage to making the switch now.

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Vetsch stated the balances at the bank were: savings $20,478.14 and $327,006.35 in checking keeping in mind there is a substantial amount set aside to pay for paving the remainder of 119th to Apple Creek Road. She also stated she got answers about withholding of taxes for board members. Now the township will be on the right track with the withholding of taxes. Supervisor Zent said he would like to see a 5-year financial plan for the township. Treasurer Vetsch reported on the invoices to be paid. After review Supervisor Zent made a motion to approve all bills submitted and received a 2nd from Supervisor Springer the motion was unanimously approved.

Zoning Board: Ray Miller asked the board what was going on 55th St, he saw surveyors working on the property. Supervisor Zent said the owner of the property approached the board at a previous meeting and wanted to divide the property into 2 parcels. There had been a public hearing on the request and the board had approved the request to subdivide.

Supervisor Zent said he sent email messages to the board regarding property owned by Terrance Hoerer @ 9005 Lincoln Road informing the board that the Bismarck/Burleigh Public Health Dept received a complaint about the property. Anton Sattler was working on the complaint and said his department would work with ACT to enforce the nuisance code against the property and owner. Mr. Hoerer attended a previous meeting and lead the board to believe he was willing to work with the board to clean up the property. A discussion followed. The result of the discussion was Supervisor Zent made a motion to support the intent of the Bismarck/Burleigh Public Health Dept and work with Anton Sattler to resolve this issue. Supervisor Springer 2nd the motion and the motion was unanimously approved. Supervisor Zent will contact Mr. Sattler and relay the board’s wishes on Mr. Hoerer’s property.

Assessor’s Report: Assessor Splonskowski said things were quiet on the assessing front. They are getting ready for county and state assessing meetings coming up. So far not many complaints from the residents.

Building Inspector’s Report: Inspector Hillig said he had a new permit for a new home for Rick Hammargen @ 8110 Sunrise Ave Bismarck, permit number 2018-3 valuation of work $332,377.00 permit fee $ 1,553.27 permit fee paid by check # 5245. He also fielded 8 phone calls:

  1. On building codes in Apple Creek

  2. Restrictions on out buildings

  3. What projects need permits

  4. Requirements for outbuildings with sewer and water

  5. Who to call for electrical inspections

  6. Burned house on 80th St SE

  7. Documents needed for new home permit on Herman Drive

  8. Call to JMAC to clean up concrete mess on shoulder of road on Sunrise Ave.


  1. Inspection addition on 93rd Ave

  2. Framing inspection on Hillard Ave

  3. Gas line inspection on Hillard Ave

  4. Footing Inspection at 8110 Sunrise Ave

  5. Framing inspection on Omar St

  6. Wall inspection at 8110 Sunrise Ave


  1. Contractor meeting @ Apple Creek School regarding school septic system

  2. Look @ septic system on Lakeview Drive (Nadir Toro’s’ house) bad alarm system

  3. Met with Burleigh Co Building Inspections on new FEMA Flood Plane Regulations

  4. Letter to Ins. Co. on septic tank removal on 8203 Apple Creek Road

Road Supervisor’s Report: Supervisor Schneider said he had one approach permit for Rick Hammargren 8110 Sunrise Ave permit #2018-4-8110 pd check #1030. He also said everything was rather quiet and the roads need some rain, so they can be graded properly. He did a road review for the gravel request to the county for the year. His total gravel request is approximately $77,000.00. He feels if we cut back on the gravel it will cost more in the end because the roads will get worse and cost more to repair then. Ray Miller said there was a problem on his road that the corner is being widened by people taking the corner too wide. A discussion followed, and the board asked Inspector Schneider to talk to the county and see what it would cost to take the corner back to a 90-degree corner and maybe re-slope the ditch and see what their suggestions would be.

Weed Board Report: No report due to the absence of Mr. Mauch

Other Business: Joel Ostendorf from 7340 62nd Ave SE asked the board what he needed to do to subdivide his 40 acres to a 1- 5-acre plat and 1-35-acre plat. He would like to sell the 5-acre plant and keep the remaining 35 acres. Right now, they would like to live in town because of the commute and maybe build on the 35-acre plat later. Mr. Ostendorf was told he should get 80 percent of the neighbor’s approval for the subdivision and a public hearing would have to be done. A Public Hearing could be done @ a regular meeting. There would have to be time to get the notice posted in the tribune. It possibly could be done in June, but July would be better. Supervisor Zent said the 5-acre request meet with the township’s zoning regulations. Mr. Ostendorf said he has the 40-acre parcel for sale now, if the 40 sold, he would not subdivide it.

With no other business to discuss Chairman Nehring adjourned the meeting.


Respectfully Submitted,

Cyndy Meidinger

Clerk, ACT



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