Regular Meeting


11/01/2010, 7 PM

Members Present: Chairman, Paul Zent; Supervisors, Kerry Olson & Ken Selzler; Assessor/Building Inspector, Ed Daniels; Zoning Board, Terry Woehl & Jerry Kunz; Treasurer, Shawn Whitney; Road Supervisor, Loren Wolf; Weed Board, Terry Mauch & Clerk, Cyndy Meidinger.

Chairman Zent opened the meeting and the minutes from the previous meeting were called for and read. One correction was noted the material used for the Apple Creek School parking lot should be called crushed asphalt not re-mill. With no other corrections or additions Supervisor Selzler made a motion to approve the minutes as corrected, 2nd by Supervisor Olson. The motion was unanimously approved with Supervisors, Olson, Selzler and Chairman Zent voting in favor of the motion, Motion Carried.

School Board Report: No one to represent the school board. Supervisor Selzler gave a progress report on the parking lot. The project is just about completed. Jim Small is using his belly dump truck to haul the crushed asphalt. The City of Bismarck charges $65.00 to load the trucks so it made more sense to use his belly dumps and school/township would get more bang for the buck. Dan Reis has parking beams for the parking lot. So far 30 loads of fill dirt from Ross Lange & $600.00 of fuel have been used. Clerk Meidinger made a suggestion to send a thank you note and a gift card to all the people who donated, time, use of equipment etc. to keep this project cost down. It was suggested to wait until the December meeting when there would be a more accurate cost of the project. It was also suggested to trim the trees to the north of the school to increase visibility.

Road Supervisor’s Report: Supervisor Wolf had a request from Cary Kehr to move his approach @12551 22nd Ave SE. There was a discussion and it was agreed to have Supervisor Wolf work with Mr. Kehr and if need be work with the county to get the approach moved to a place agreeable with all parties.
Supervisor Wolf had been working with Neal Stroh who was looking a buying a piece of property off Burr Oak Loop. His approach would be on the side of his lot and there would be no road built off his approach.
There was a question on the Mariner subdivision the roads gravel or asphalt the road will be gravel.
52nd & 66th Sts: There have been issues with the posted speed limits on sections of the 2 roadways. Speed limits have to be dropped in 10 mph increments so the signs will have to be changed. The speed limit in rural subdivisions is 35 mph unless otherwise posted.
Treasurer Whitney asked about paying Supervisor Wolf for extra hours he spends on township road business. Supervisor Zent said he thought there was some type of pay other than the meeting fee. After discussion Supervisor Olson made a motion to pay the Road Supervisor $8.00 per hr + mileage, 2nd by Supervisor Selzler the motion was unanimously approved with Supervisors, Olson, Selzler and Chairman Zent voting in favor of the motion, Motion Carried.

Apple Creek Country Club: Dennis Kunz was at the meeting inquiring about the snow removal or lack of in the Fairway Court area. The individuals on the street are paying for private snow removal and they are requesting township pay for snow removal. Chairman Zent said he and the county thought it was a private drive. There is also the problem of a large dirt berm in the road making it very difficult for the county to get in with heavy equipment. Supervisor Wolf will work with the county and see what can be done and report back @ the December meeting.

The county is increasing fees 5 to 20%; also the county is looking at issuing and building & approach permits. ACT is ok with the county issuing permits in the storm water area but will not accept county intervention anywhere else.
There have been complaints about 119th St. the Township will be doing more graveling on township roads in 2011, since 2010 the subdivision roads got more gravel.

Weed Board: No report.

Zoning Board: Chris and Greg Backhaus were at the meeting to request a special use/variance to run a taxidermy business out of the home (garage) @ 11441 Hillard. The board said a public hearing would have to be held and they should contact Ted Mees who is on the covenants committee for the residents of Mees Country Home Estates. The public hearing will be in conjunction with the regular meeting Monday, December 6th.
Chris Nyhus had more questions on the Zoning Board rewrite and said he would have an outline for Chairman Zent next week. He also wanted to have a meeting with the supervisors & zoning board in November to see how the board wanted to handle wind turbines, nuisance issues, guns, noise, safety issues and animal control. He is hoping he will have a copy for the board @ the December meeting.

Assessor/Building Inspector: Inspector Daniels had no assessor report but had 3 permits to submit:
35-2010 $352.00   Brett Joehim 10001 22nd Ave SE house addition & 2 stall garage
36-2010 $125.00   Brett Joehim 10701 22nd Ave SE garage on existing foundation 52'x20'
37-2010 $ 41.60  Glenn Heizelman 3130 Susan Drive 10'x16' deck                              total $518.60

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Whitney reported he had 3 bills to pay and a total of $518.60 in deposits and $1,277.00 in checks written with a balance of $109,983.83 left in checking. After discussion Supervisor Selzler made a motion to pay all bills submitted 2nd by Supervisor Olson. The motion was unanimously approved with Supervisors Selzler, Olson and Chairman Zent voting in favor of the motion.
10177                      $ 543.83    Ed Daniels              permits/fees
10178                      $ 641.53    Ken Selzler             fuel reimbursement
10179                        $ 91.64    C Meidinger              supply reimbursement
total                    $1,277.00
previous total $125,808.63
YTD total         $127,085.63

Supervisor Zent reminded everyone to go out and vote people living north of Lincoln Road vote @ the Rural Fire Department on Highway 10; people living south of Lincoln vote @ the City of Lincoln Hall.

Township Officers meeting @ the Doublewood Inn Dec 6th 8:30 AM

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

Respectfully submitted,

Cyndy Meidinger

Clerk, ACT


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