Regular Meeting

09/13/2010, 7 PM

 Members Present: Chairman, Paul Zent; Supervisors, Kerry Olson and Ken Selzler; Zoning Board, Jerry Kunz and Terry Woehl; Assessor/ Building Inspector, Ed Daniels; Road Supervisor, Loren Wolf; Treasurer, Shawn Whitney & Clerk Cyndy Meidinger
Members Absent: Weed Board, Terry Mauch
Chairman Zent opened the meeting & introduced the board members to the audience. The previous minutes were called for and read. With no corrections or additions Supervisor Selzler made a motion to accept the minutes as read, 2nd by Supervisor Olson. The motion was unanimously approved with Supervisors Selzler, Olson & Chairman Zent, voting in favor of the motion, Motion Carried.


School board Report: Lorraine Richard reported the concrete for the storage shed is scheduled to be poured when the weather permits and the storage shed will get new doors. She also stated the school board was ok with the township taking the storage area on the east side of the basement. She inquired if the township would give up the area under the stairs. It was agreed to give the area under the stairway to the school board for storage. The township will get the new storage area door keyed. The date set for moving into the storage area will be the weekend of teacher’s convention the weekend of the 15th of October. Mrs. Richard sad the attendance at the school is 72 pupils this school year.


Road Supervisor’s Report: Supervisor Wolf said he was contacted by several people in Leisure World about speed limit signs on Poplar and Maple. After discussion Supervisor Selzler made a motion to have 30mph speed limit signs posted in Leisure World, the motion was 2nd by Supervisor Olson. The motion was unanimously approved with Supervisors, Selzler, Olson and Chairman Zent voting in favor of the motion, Motion Carried. Supervisor Wolf had talked to Rodney Ness about the signs and Mr. Ness said the county would like a letter requesting the signs. Clerk Meidinger said she would get the request in the mail. Supervisor Wolf had a request for a chip seal cost share on 80th street he will check on the cost and report back at the next meeting. There is a request to have the culvert on 80th St and Apple Creek Road cleaned out it is filling with silt. Supervisor Wolf will contact the Water Board and Rodney Ness to see what will be needed to fix the situation. Chairman Zent reported there was an incident of concrete dumping on a township road by a township resident. The Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department was contacted and Strata was notified of their violation. This was not the first time this has happened. This is also another area that needs to be addressed in the Zoning Regulations.

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


Zoning Board: Chairman Zent reported on the special zoning meetings that were held June-August. He said there was good participation at the first meeting and attendance dropped off after that. But on the positive side there were good ideas suggested. Now the board has a contact person @ Pearce & Durick, Chris Nyhus who will work with the board to rewrite the Zoning Regulations. Chairman Zent will be 1st contact person and Supervisors Olson will be backup contact. The plan is to have the new regulations ready for view and posted on the web page in January and will be voted on @ the general election in March. The board and Mr. Nyhus will see if an hourly rate of $150.00 or a flat fee will work best.


Chairman Zent suspended the regular meeting of ACT to open the Zoning Board.


1. Dan & Lori Reis @ 2512 93rd St SE were requesting a special use/variance to build a 50’x100’ storage building with 12’ side walls. There was a discussion and Mr. Reis said he was in the process of purchasing and additional 20 acres. Supervisor Selzler made a motion to approve the request from the Reis’s for the 50’x100’ storage building, 2nd by Supervisor Olson. The motion was unanimously approved with Supervisors Selzler, Olson, Zoning Members, Kunz, Woehl and Chairman Zent voting in favor of the motion, Motion Carried.
2. Marv Abraham @ 6050 93rd St SE was also requesting a special use/variance to build a 30’x70’ lean to on his existing shop. The lean to will have a 12’ sidewall with one side open. Supervisor Selzler made a motion to approve the request for a 30’x70’ lean to 2nd by Supervisor Olson. The motion was unanimously approved with Supervisors Selzler, Olson Zoning Members Kunz Woehl and Chairman Zent voting in favor of the motion, Motion Carried.
3. Charles & June Schaan @ 7705 55th Ave SE were also requesting a special use/variance to build 30’x68’pole building for a detached garage for RV storage with 16’ side walls and a concrete slab floor. Supervisor Selzler made a motion to approve the request for the 30’68’ building 2nd by Zoning Member Kunz. The motion was unanimously approved with Supervisor Selzler, Zoning members Kunz, Woehl, Supervisor Olson and Chairman Zent voting in favor of the motion, Motion Carried.
With no further zoning issues to discuss Chairman Zent closed the Zoning Board and reconvened the regular meeting of ACT.


Assessor’s Report: Assessor Daniels had no report


Building Inspector’s Report: Inspector Daniels reported the township had given out 26 permits since the 1st of the year 4 were for new houses. The city of Bismarck gave out 149 permits and 29 were for new houses in the township. He also reported on permits issued:
1. Septic System application for 8900 Sunrise Ave. new house.*********Permit $75.00
2. Permit from Weiss House Moving to move the 3rd portable a 24”x60’ classroom to the AC School Campus @ 2000 Apple Creek Road. *********************Permit $30.00
3. Keith & Sherry Bonogofsky@ 8014 Kitie Lane 20’x36’ garage with 10’ sidewall. Valuation $21,000.00*************Permit $116.00
4. Dean Van Winkle @ 11431 Herman Dr. 30’x40’ accessory building. *** Permit $108.00
Valuation ********************************************************$19,200
5. Gaylin Dewing on 93rd Ave SE new home garage and deck with a finished basement
Valuation $244,703.00 ***************************************Permit $1,003.00
6. Dan Reis special use/ variance**************************************$100.00
7. Charles Schaan special use/variance*********************************$100.00
8. Marvin Abraham special use/variance *******************************$100.00
9. Total amount of permits for the month*****$1,632.00 & total valuations $284,903.00 
Chairman Zent thanked Assessor/Building Inspector Daniels for doing such a good job for the township. He also wanted it for the record everyone in the township needs a permit to build even farmers.


Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Whitney reported he had 9 bills to pay after review Supervisor Selzler made a motion to pay all bills submitted 2nd by Supervisor Olson. The motions was unanimously approved with Supervisors Selzler, Olson and Chairman Zent voting in favor of the motion, Motion Carried. 
10162   55.41 Ken Selzler 3rd Qtr pay
10163  110.82 Kerry Olson 3rd Qtr pay
10164  110.82 Jerry Kunz 3rd Qtr pay
10165  110.82 Terry Woehl 3rd Qtr pay
10166    68.94 Loren Wolf 3rd Qtr pay
10167     62.80 Shawn Whitney 3rd Qtr pay
10168   310.00 Cyndy Meidinger 3rd Qtr pay
10169   46.18 Terry Mauch 3rd Qtr pay
10170  821.92 Ed Daniels 3rd Qtr pay
101.71  300.00 Cyndy Meidinger office equipment
TOTAL $1,997.71
PREVIOUS TOTAL $78,968.94
YTD TOTAL $80,966.65


Other Business: Shawn Whitney wanted to know what can be done about barking dogs in his neighborhood, he lives in Mees Addition. The board suggested he get signatures from neighbors about the barking dogs and contact the covenants’ committee. If he can’t get any results then he should come back to the township.


Lori Reis wanted to get help from the township in the form of a cost share for expanding the parking lot. She had two quotes one from Mariner for $7350.00 and from Northern Improvement for $7454.00. After discussion Supervisor Selzler wanted to table the discussion until the October meeting so he could work out other options.


Clerk Meidinger asked the board for $300.00 to get office equipment for the new room, file cabinets, computer, desk and printer. Chairman Zent suggested a laptop. Supervisor Selzler made a motion to approve the $300.00 for office equipment 2nd by Supervisor Olson. The motion was unanimously approved with Supervisors, Selzler, Olson and Chairman Zent voting in favor of the motion, Motion Carried.
With no other business to discuss Chairman Zent adjourned the meeting.


Respectfully Submitted,


Cyndy Meidinger
Clerk, ACT

 

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