Regular Meeting

11/05/2012, 7:00 PM

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

Chairman Selzler opened the meeting.

Supervisor Olson said a correction to the October minutes needs to be made under the Road Supervisor’s report section--$1,375/ton should be $13.75/ton.  Supervisor Zent made a motion to approve the minutes, as amended, of the October 1, 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, reported that the school board has voted 4-1 to keep the school open, and the school board will now move forward with improvements that had been put on hold.

Zoning Board:  Chairman Selzler opened the Zoning Board.  Justin & Jamie Jacobson were present to request a setback variance of 206’ instead of the required 250’ in order to build a garage at their home on 93rd Street.  The Jacobsons said they had spoken with the Burleigh County Highway Department and the department indicated it was up to the township to grant the variance.  Supervisor Olson made a motion to grant a setback variance to the Jacobsons.  Supervisor Zent seconded the motion.  The motion passed with Zoning Board Members Kunz and Solberg, Supervisors Olson and Zent, and Chairman Selzler voting in favor.

Supervisor Zent said the board received from the City of Bismarck a proposed plat and zoning change for Wagners First Subdivision.  The subdivision is located on the south side of Apple Creek Road just east of 66th Street and would be 39 acres and consist of two lots.  Supervisor Olson made a motion to approve the resolution approving the zoning change and proposed plat for Wagners First Subdivision.  Supervisor Zent seconded the motion.  The motion passed with Zoning Board Members Kunz and Solberg, Supervisors Olson and Zent, and Chairman Selzler voting in favor.

Chairman Selzler closed the Zoning Board.

Assessor’s report:  Mr. Thompson said he has completed assessing the new homes in the township.

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

• Bob & Joyce Oatfield - new home with attached garage at 6909 93rd Street.
Valuation of work - $261,585.25
Permit - $1,272.86
• Tim Kuennen - steel frame building at 2594 93rd Street.
Valuation of work - $47,500
Permit - $423.20

Mr. Hillig said he had issued a building permit to a contractor to build a new home, but the contractor was unable to get concrete, decided not to build the home, and asked to get his check for the building permit back.  Supervisor Zent said to send the check back to the contractor.

Weed Board report: No report.

Road Supervisor’s report:  Supervisor Zent made a motion to approve and sign the annual township road maintenance agreement with Burleigh County.  Supervisor Olson seconded the motion.  The motion passed with Supervisors Zent and Olson and Chairman Selzler voting in favor.

Supervisor Zent read a letter that will be signed by Chairman Selzler and sent to Burleigh County as a record of a meeting held between the county, the township, and Trent Guthmiller regarding the road in JMT Subdivision.

Supervisor Olson said the graveling of roads in the township had recently been accomplished and the gravel looks pretty good.  Supervisor Zent said the board should get an earlier start on graveling next year and try to use the companies in the township to haul.  Residents in the Golden Heights Subdivision present at the meeting requested that the Viking Drive/Barston Lane area get some more gravel.  Supervisor Olson said he would check with Knife River to gravel to the area.

Chairman Selzler said he met with Carl Hokenstad and Kim Lee from the City of Bismarck to discuss how roads in the township’s subdivisions could be paved.  It is up to the residents of the subdivision to pave the road.  Chairman Selzler said that Marcus Hall of the Burleigh County Highway Department is looking at a cost share with the township to pave portions of 119th and 80th Streets.

Treasurer’s report: Ms. Patterson said the starting balance was $298,307.30, total deposits were $150, and total checks written were $52,282.75 for an ending balance of $246,174.55.

Other business:  Residents of the Golden Heights Subdivision requested that 25 mph speed limit signs be placed in the subdivision.  Supervisor Zent said that usually there is an agreement with the developer to provide speed limit signs when the subdivision is developed.  Supervisor Zent made a motion to request the county put two speed limit signs, whatever limit the county recommends, in the Golden Heights Subdivision.  Supervisor Olson seconded the motion.  The motion passed with Supervisors Zent and Olson and Chairman Selzler voting in favor.

Respectfully submitted,

Elizabeth Patterson
Clerk, Apple Creek Township

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