Regular Meeting Via Zoom


11/02/2020, 7:PM

Members Present: Chairman, Mark Springer; Supervisors Nate Kuntz and Dusty Hasper; Assessor, Mark Splonskowski; Building Inspector, Greg Hillig; Clerk, Cyndy Meidinger; Road Supervisor/Zoning Board, Roy Kuil; Treasurer, Jamie Vetsch; Weed Board, Terry Mauch and Zoning Board Jerry Kunz.

Chairman Springer opened the November meeting of ACT and asked if there were any corrections to the October minutes, being none Supervisor Nate Kuntz made the motion to accept the minutes as written and the motion received a 2nd from Chairman Springer. The motion was unanimously approved.

Consent Agenda: There was a request from Patrick Lengenfelder to put his property subdivide on tonight’s agenda. After discussion Supervisor Nate Kuntz made a motion to accept the addenda change the motion received a 2nd from Chairman Springer and the motion was unanimously approved.

School Board Report: School Board Representative, Roy Kuil said the school board had received approval from the state for the multipurpose building. Since the covid threat level are orange there cannot be any additional people in the building other than teachers, support staff and students. That will change when the threat level changes. The school board is working with Larry Brendel to purchase some acreage for the additional building. There will need to be a preliminary drawing of the school property and the placement and use of each building. DPI is waiting on the diagrams so they can make their decision. Supervisor Nate Kuntz reported the figures under consideration are $25,000.00 for the 1st 2 acres then $2,500.00 for each additional acre. The actual monetary amount will be determined by an appraisal.

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Vetsch reported there is $53,623.63 in checking and $250,616.13 in savings. She has been checking on getting a quick books subscription for the township so there can be an easy transition when a new treasurer take over. She is also still looking @ 2 laptop computers one for the treasurer and one for the clerk. After discussion Supervisor, Nate Kuntz made a motion to spend up to $3,000.00 for 2 laptop computers and a Quick Book subscription. Supervisor, Hasper 2nnd the motion and the motion was unanimously approved. Treasurer Vetsch said she had only one invoice to pay & that was for the gravel on Northgate the invoice amount is $4,647.80. Clerk Meidinger said she checked the PO Box and there were no bills there. After discussion Supervisor Hasper made a motion to pay the invoice submitted for Northgate gravel. The motion was 2nd by Supervisor, Nate Kuntz and was unanimously approved.

Assessor’s Report: Assessor Splonskowski reported things are relatively quiet in the assessing department. He said he did visit with Sylvia Burgess about her property and did lower the value since the property cannot be improved by adding a building to the property. He is also going over the building permits for property valuation.

Building Inspector’s Report: Inspector Hillig said he had one permit for October, 10 inspections and 10 phone calls.


  1. Permit # 2020-25 Matthew and Tanya Noonan 3000 93rd St SE to finish a basement. 1101 sq. ft. total valuation of work $27,525.00 permit fee $276.35 paid check #1083



  1. Gas line, Omar St
  2. Septic system, Omar St
  3. Septic System, Susan Dr.
  4. Final, Hillard
  5. Reinspect septic change, Susan Dr.
  6. Footing inspection, 10th Ave
  7. Gas line, Palamino
  8. Final septic, Susan Dr
  9. Final, Pond Place
  10. Final, Creekside Dr.

Phone calls:

  1. On septic system
  2. Deck framing
  3. Pole Barn with bathroom
  4. Venting heating system
  5. Final inspection
  6. ? s on permit for solar panel.
  7. ? s on property on Burleigh Ave.
  8. Sheetrock under stairway
  9. ? s Plumbing inspections
  10. Fire codes for basement

Supervisors’ Report: Supervisor Kuil said he had questions on paving Majestic St. and a quote. The first step would be to request a traffic count. Clerk Meidinger also suggested setting up a meeting with NDLTAP to discuss roads with the board and the members of the township. Chairman Springer suggested a January meeting before the regular meeting. Clerk Meidinger said there needed to be a vote on the 2021 Maintenance Agreement with Burleigh County. There was a discussion which resulted in a motion to approve from Supervisor Nate Kuntz and a 2nd from Supervisor Hasper and the motion was unanimously approved.

It was reported at the executive meeting the road supervisor would make decisions on road approach permits.

Public Hearing: Anthony Lafond request to raise chickens. Chairman Springer asked if there was anyone online to speak on behalf of the request. There was no one present for the discussion, so the item was dropped.

Zoning Board: Chairman Springer suspended the regular meeting of ACT and opened the Zoning Board.

  1. 1st item for discussion. City of Lincoln ETA there was no update from the Lincoln attorneys
  2. 2nd item for discussion Riser’s quinea hen complaint. Mr. Riser was not present, but Chairman Springer said he had spoken to Mr. Riser and he said he got rid of the guinea hens and did not feel he should have to pay the fine. Chairman Springer asked the board what they wanted to do. Zoning Member Kuil said he felt the fine should be kept. The Risers had not complied with the board’s wishes in the time frame allotted. Also, the time frame that Hamilton and Odell had to endure the Risers disregard for good neighborly conduct. Zoning member Jerry Kunz also agreed the fine should remain also Supervisors Nate Kuntz and Supervisor Hasper also agreed to keep the fine in place.
  3. 3rd Item Zoning Changes, Chairman Springer said he had given the suggested changes to the attorney and has not gotten a response back.
  4. 4th Item Pat Lengenfelder wanted to know what needed to be done to subdivide his property to 2 ½ acres. He was told that the smallest lot size is still 5 acres in the township. Mr. Lengenfelder will need a plat of the property and approval form the board and then it will go to the county for signatures. Clerk Meidinger will put notice in the tribune and get it on the web page for the December meeting.

With no other zoning items to discuss Chairman Springer adjourned the Zoning Board and reconvened the meeting of ACT.

Weed Board: Weed Board member Mauch had no report for the board.

Chairman Springer asked if there was other business to discuss being none he said the next meeting will be December 7th via Zoom @ 7PM he then adjourned the November meeting of ACT @ 7:50 PM.

Respectfully Submitted

Cyndy Meidinger

Clerk, ACT



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