Regular

07/02/2013, 7:00 PM

Regular Meeting

July 2nd, 2013

 

Members present: Kerry Olson, Chairman; Paul Zent, Supervisor; Ken Selzler, Supervisor; Jerry Kunz, Zoning Board Member; Terry Mauch, Weed Board; Roger Thompson, Assessor; Greg Hillig, Building Inspector; Mike Schwartz, Treasurer; and Ann Willoughby, Clerk

Members absent: Rick Solberg, Zoning Board Member; JP Moszer, Road Supervisor

Chairman Olson opened the meeting.

Supervisor Zent made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Supervisor Selzler seconded the motion. The motion passed with Supervisors Zent and Selzler and Chairman Olson voting in favor.

School board Report: No report

Zoning Board Report: No report

Assessor’s report: Current township assessor, Roger Thompson, turned in his letter of resignation in light of all the controversy surrounding the assessments in the township.  Chairman Olson made a motion to accept the resignation for Mr. Thompson.  Supervisor Zent seconded the motion. The motion passed with Supervisors Zent and Selzler and Chairman Olson voting in favor.

 

Chairman Selzler made a motion to place an advertisement in the business section of the Bismarck Tribune for township assessor to be run every day from 6th of July (or as soon as possible) to 31st of July.   Chairman Zent seconded the motion. The motion passed with Supervisors Zent and Selzler and Chairman Olson voting in favor.

 

On the previous Thursday (June 30th) a discussion was held to discuss why the township is being told they must reassess commercial and residential properties.  Burleigh county assessor found too many inequities in the assessment of homes; some were under and others over what should have been the actual assessed value.  In Copper Ridge development many of the homes are “cookie cutter” in their construction and should have all been assessed the same due to their similarity. Burleigh County Assessor, Mr. Al Vietmeier, would like the Van Guard Company to do the reassessments.  Township would like to advertise and see if another company would make an offer.  Apple Creek Township has the money available to cover the assessments but want to make sure it’s fair and equitable.  A decision will have to be made by August 1st on what company will get bid as Van Guard needs an answer by that date.

 

Concerns were raised that the Burleigh County Office waited two years to bring the issues to light.  It would have been preferable to have been notified by the County as soon as possible

Abatement not found for Bob Mills and it will be reported as not found.

 

Building Inspector’s Report:

Four permits:

Mike Woodward – yard shed,

Patriot homes - new home in City View Heights,

Gaylen – Building a pole barn,

Dale Shabenaugh – old home taken out and new home brought in

 

Road Supervisor’s Report: Road approach permit written

 

Treasures’ Report: Mr. Schawrtz stated check written totaled $2166.49 and deposits totaled $2766.18.  

 

Paid State Fire Insurance Fund, $280.57

Bismarck Tribune $10.92

Roger Thompson  $1875 for his fees as assessor.

 

Supervisor Zent made a motion to pay bills. Supervisor Selzler seconded the motion. The motion passed with Supervisors Zent and Selzler and Chairman Olson voting in favor.

 

No other business.  Meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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