ACT Board of Supervisors Meeting

04/05/2021, 7PM

Members Present: Chairman, Mark Springer; Supervisors, Dusty Hasper and Eric Richard; 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.

Members Absent: Treasurer, Mark Splonskowski

Chairman Springer opened the April meeting of ACT. He gave the results of the election. Eric Richard was voted to supervisor for a 3-year term, Jamie Vetsch was re-elected treasurer for a 2-year term and Roy Kuil was re-elected Zoning Board for a 2-year term and the $135,000.00 budget was approved. Supervisor Hasper made a motion to have Chairman Springer continue the chairmanship for the upcoming year the motion received a 2nd from Supervisor Richard. The motion received a unanimous vote. Chairman Springer asked if there were any additions or corrections to the March minutes. Clerk Meidinger said she found several typos and did a correct after the minutes were sent to the board. Supervisor Hasper made a motion to accept the minutes as corrected the motion received a 2nd from Supervisor Richard and was unanimously approved.

Consent Agenda: No items to discuss.

Liquor Application: Glen Emineth was @ the meeting to request authorization to obtain a liquor license for the South 40. The township does not issue liquor permits; but does give authorization to obtain the permit from Burleigh County. The South 40 is also in the City of Bismarck jurisdiction for liquor permit.  He will be applying for a liquor permit from the county which is TYPE “C” LICENSE: A License for “ON” sale only, both beer and all alcoholic beverages. After discussion Supervisor Hasper made a motion to accept the request from Glen Emineth to obtain a Class C Liquor Permit from Burleigh County. The motion was 2nd from Supervisor Richard and was unanimously approved.

Fireside Office Document Scan Info: Marcel Bourgois and Kent Fischer from Fireside Office Supply were at the meeting to discuss the document scanning for the township. They meet with Clerk Meidinger before the meeting to get an idea of the project size. They said the project would not be a problem. The board would need to decide on what they wanted to do the with documents once scanned after 90 days and if they wanted cloud storage. They were not able to give a bid that evening but would be in contact with a bid. The board was not sure if the project would need to go out for bids. Clerk Meidinger said she would contact the county and see about the policy on bids.

School Board Report:  School Board representative Kuil asked where the township is on the property transfer. Chairman Springer said he was waiting on a report from the attorney. The school board is in the process of getting loan information on the multi-use building through the Bank of ND. The school board has a significant amount of funds for a down payment to start the project and should not need come to the township for a tax increase at this time. They would need 5 acres for the multi-purpose/school building. The building would be used for a lunchroom, gym and there would be a separate office for the township with access to the lunchroom for meetings. The portables would be sold.

There was 1 covid close contact by a family member but the school was able to stay open.

 

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Vetsch reported there is $123,247.82 in checking and $251,045.31 in savings after bills were paid. She needed a motion to pay all bills presented and 1st quarter payroll. After discussion Supervisor Hasper made a motion to pay all bills presented including 1st quarter payroll. Supervisor Richard 2nd the motion and the motion was unanimously approved.

11066

 $   250.00

WSI

2021 Premium

11067

 $    101.59

Mark Springer

1st Qtr. wages

11068

 $     230.88

Dusty Hasper

1st Qtr. wages

11069

 $       83.12

Jerry Kunz

1st Qtr. wages

11070

 $       46.18

Nathan Kuntz

1st Qtr. wages

11071

 $  1,579.19

Greg Hillig

1st Qtr. wages

11072

 $  1,847.00

Mark Splonskowski

1st Qtr. wages

11073

 $     405.88

Roy Kuil

1st Qtr. wages

11074

 $       83.12

Terry Mauch

1st Qtr. wages

11075

 $     323.23

Jamie Vetsch

1st Qtr. wages

11076

 $     563.34

Cyndy Meidinger

1st Qtr. wages

11077

 $       40.00

Sherry Norbeck

election judge

11078

 $       40.00

Arlene Abraham

election judge

11079

 $       40.00

Greg Kuil

election judge

11080

 $       72.24

Roy Kuil

mileage 1st Qtr.

11081

 $     392.00

Greg Hillig

mileage 1st Qtr.

11082

 $     366.00

Kramer Agency

liability insurance

TOTAL

 $ 6,463.77

 

 

 

Assessor’s Report: Assessor Splonskowski was not @ the meeting due to the various township tax equalization meetings. There was a farm abatement request from Kevin Schieve @ 11101 5th Ave NE Menoken, ND.  Mr. Schieve was not @ the meeting to discuss the request but the application was filled out @ the tax assessor’s office. Chairman Springer noted it would have been nice if Mr. Schieve or Assessor Splonskowski were there to answer questions. Supervisor Hasper made a motion to approve the farm abatement and was 2nd by Supervisor Richard and was unanimously approved. There was a discussion on the continued absence of Assessor Springer.  Clerk Meidinger said there usually was a review of the assessor’s position after the tax equalization meeting. Chairman Springer agreed that would be a good time for a review. Clerk Meidinger said she would contact the assessor’s office and enquire on the cost of turning over the assessment to the county and report back @ the May meeting.

Building Inspector’s Report: Building Inspector Hillig reported he had 13 phone calls 8 inspections and issued 2 permits in March.

Inspections:

  1. Final Omar St
  2. Pole depth Lincoln Road
  3. Lateral bracing 22nd Ave
  4. Pre-sheetrock Creekside Dr.
  5. Inspect deck supports.
  6. Final Kitty Lane.
  7. Deck final Omar St
  8. Final Pole Barn Lincoln Rd.

Permits:

  1.  Permit # 2021-2 Ron Joern @ 8275 Irish Lane finish basement 883 sq. ft. valuation of work $22,075.00 permit fee $237.85. pd checks # 4029 183.75 + 4034 $54.10.
  2. Permit #2021-3 Bruce Leavitt @ 8733 Chestnut Lane Bismarck new home on slab on grade with attached garage. 74”x66’x24’ sq.ft. 2260 + 373 sq. ft.  bonus room, and 1078.5 sq ft garage for a total of 5,970 sq. ft. Total valuation of work $368,889.00, permit fee $1,697.68 pd check #1435.

Inspector Hillig asked about the properties on Lincoln Road that are basically commercial use in a residential area. Chairman Springer said after the Tax Equalization Meeting the board would get to working on zoning infractions and start working on updating the zoning regs for the township.

 

Road Supervisor’s Report: Road Supervisor Kuil said he had 1 text message and 2 phone calls about permits and sent out 1 permit and was waiting to receive the permit fee. He had not received any info on the road coring tests as of this meeting. He did check out roads in Mees and 22nd & 119 St. Most of the roads have too much gravel and not enough clay and fines. Has not heard much about the 66th St RR overpass.

 

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

 

  1. Clear Sky Addition: Annexation for future development. Location E of Bismarck, between E Main Ave/County Hwy 10 and Apple Creek Road, along the E side of 52nd St SE.  it is 20.18 acres which will have 46 lots in 4 blocks it will be zoned single family residential. The property is in the Bismarck jurisdiction so this is a curtesy to ACT for information. There will be city water and sewer. After discussion, Zoning Board Member Kuil made a motion to accept the annexation request.  The motion received a 2nd from Supervisor Hasper. A roll call vote was called Zoning members Kuil and Kunz, yes; Supervisors Hasper and Richard yes and Chairman Springer, yes motion carried.
  2. Modular Home Request: Jack McLean address 2165 Maple Lane wanted to make sure it was ok to put a modular home on a lot he had previously subdivided for his daughter. The location will be on the west side of Maple Lane in Leisure World Estates. It is a 1,554 sq.ft.it is a modular home with 3-bedrooms 2-baths. The home will be put on a basement. Chairman Springer said the board would have no problem with the request if all permits were obtained from Building Inspector Hillig and approach permit from Road Supervisor Kuil.
  3. Zoning Infractions: The board will start the process to get the Hoerer property cleaned up. Chairman Springer will contact Commissioner Bittner and see what help can come from the County Commission.

Chairman Springer asked if there was any other zoning issues to discuss being none, he adjourned the Zoning Board and reconvened the regular meeting of ACT.

 

Weed Board: Mr. Mauch said there was nothing going on right now.

 

Chairman Springer asked if there was any other business to discuss being none, he adjourned the regular meeting of ACT @ 8:35 PM and the next meeting will be Monday May 3rd.

 

Respectfully Submitted.

Cyndy Meidinger,

Clerk, ACT

 

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