Regular Meeting


06/04/2012, 7:00pm

Members present:  Ken Selzler, Chairman; Paul Zent, Supervisor; Kerry Olson, Supervisor; Jerry Kunz, Zoning Board Member; Rick Solberg, Zoning Board Member; and Terry Mauch, Weed Board Member.  Roger Thompson, Assessor; JP Moszer, Treasurer/Road Supervisor; Greg Hillig, Building Inspector; and Elizabeth Patterson, Clerk, were also present.

Chairman Selzler opened the meeting.

Supervisor Zent made a motion to approve the minutes of the May 7, 2012, regular meeting.  The motion was seconded by Supervisor Olson.  The motion passed with Supervisors Olson and Zent and Chairman Selzler voting in favor.

School Board report:  Shawn Whitney, Apple Creek School Board Member, presented the board with an unsolicited bid that the school received for residing and repainting the school buildings.  Mr. Whitney and the board agreed that the main school building is the only building that needs work, specifically residing or repainting the front of the building.  The board suggested that the school board receive 3 bids total and report back.  Mr. Whitney agreed.

Chairman Selzler said he received a call from a township resident with questions regarding Apple Creek School’s survey of students.  Chairman Selzler said not everyone knows everyone else in the township anymore, and the survey should have been announced and the individuals conducting the survey need to identify themselves or somehow convey to residents that this is a legitimate survey.  Tim Hagen, Apple Creek School Board Member, said the school board is aware of this issue, the resident was contacted by a school board member to address the concerns, and the school board will consider ways to improve the process going forward.

Building Inspector’s report:  Mr. Hillig issued the following permits:

• Travis Albright - yard shed on concrete slab at 8120 Irish Lane.
Valuation of work - $6,400
Permit - $136.85

• J.W. Hayden - new home with attached garage at 5101 66th Street.
Valuation of work - $100,021.50
Permit - $727.60

• Loren Gobbs - pole barn on concrete slab at 9151 22nd Street SE.
Valuation of work - $32,000
Permit - $328.65

• Duane Clooten - new home at 1001 Meadow Run Drive.
Valuation of work - $141,382
Permit - $864.15

Mr. Hillig informed the board of an issue concerning 6400 55th Avenue.  He said the property consists of a pole barn that was converted into a residence.  When the property owner went to the city inspector to get a permit for a septic system, the city said that it is in Apple Creek Township.  Mr. Hillig told the property owner that the land is in fact part of the city and asked the board how he should proceed.  Supervisor Zent suggested that Mr. Hillig go to the city with the zoning map, indicate that the property is part of the city, and if the city does not want to issue the permit Mr. Hillig is to issue the permit from the township.

Assessor’s report:  Mr. Thompson said he has not received his parcels from the county--basically an updating of his computer--but when he does receive them he will get started with assessments.

Weed Board report:  Mr. Mauch said he has checked most of the township for leafy spurge and has marked spots for the county to spray.

Treasurer’s report:  Mr. Moszer said the starting balance was $292,634.15, total deposits were $2,107.25, and total checks written were $7,759.44 for an ending balance of $286,981.96.  Supervisor Zent made a motion to approve the bills.  The motion was seconded by Supervisor Olson.  The motion passed with Supervisors Olson and Zent and Chairman Selzler voting in favor.

Road Supervisor’s report:  Mr. Moszer said the county’s highway shop is in a period of transition after the retirement of Rod Ness, and the township is waiting to hear from the county where it can get gravel.  Mr. Moszer said the township will also need to find someone to haul the gravel since the county is not doing that this year.  Mr. Moszer said the road survey has not been done, yet, but should be done in the near future.

Mr. Moszer informed the board of some questions concerning the Country View Subdivision (also referred to as Mariner’s).  The subdivision consists of 16 lots ending in a cul-de-sac.  Mr. Moszer said another road and cul-de-sac starting at the existing cul-de-sac has been cut and questioned what the developer has in mind and what the board wants to do at this time.  The board’s general consensus was that if this is an expansion of the existing subdivision, the board cannot allow that to happen unless dual access is provided to the subdivision.

Other business:  Supervisor Zent said that Mr. Moszer would like to relinquish his duties as treasurer until after November and that Ms. Patterson has agreed to temporarily take on treasurer duties until then.

Mr. Whitney asked that a letter be sent from the township to the owner of land adjacent to his in the Mees Subdivision requesting the owner to clean up the property and mow.  The board agreed that the clerk will send a letter as requested.

Chairman Selzler asked if there was any other business before the board.  Seeing none, Chairman Selzler adjourned the meeting.

Respectfully submitted,

Elizabeth Patterson
Clerk, Apple Creek Township

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