Agendas and Minutes

2012, May 29, Board Minutes

 

Royalton Township Board Meeting

May 29, 2012

Approved 

7:30 pm, May 29, 2012, Chairman Wayne Olson called the Royalton Township Board Meeting to order with Leslie Orvis, Wendy Tchida and Roberta Folkestad present. The meeting opened with the pledge of allegiance. Supervisor Marshall Pearson came when the meeting was in progress.

Motion by Leslie Orvis to add to the agenda under new business, Nessel Township, recycled concrete and shop vacuum; and to approve the agenda, second by Wayne Olson, motion carried, with both supervisors voting aye.

Motion by Leslie Orvis to approve the April 24, 2012 minutes as read, second by Wayne Olson, motion carried with both supervisors voting aye.

Motion by Leslie Orvis to approve the Treasurer’s report as presented, second by Wayne Olson, motion carried, with both supervisors voting aye.

After discussion, motion by Leslie Orvis to approve & pay claims 9615 through 9628, and payroll, as presented, second by Wayne Olson, motion carried, with both supervisors voting aye. Check numbers 6427 through 6455, with check number 6454 void, were paid, for a total of $16,497.10.

New business:

Nessel Township representatives, John Sutcliffe & Tom McKenzie, were present to discuss repair and maintenance on 540th Street. Nessel Board would like to apply 2,400 yards of gravel this year. Royalton Township’s gravel quote at $7.89 per yard is lower than Nessel Township’s gravel quote, so they proposed having Bjorklund Companies spread the gravel; which would be 1,200 yards for each Township at a cost of $9,468.00 each. Approximately 1,800 yards would be spread on East 540th Street with the remainder on West 540th Street. Nessel Township agreed to divide the grader costs for this project.


Motion by Leslie Orvis to send a letter to Bjorklund Companies requesting, in writing, an agreement for the extra 1,200 yards of gravel for 540th Street at the same quoted price of $7.89 per yard; to pay for 1,200 yards of gravel on 540th Street; and to split the cost of grading the 2,400 yards of gravel with Nessel Township; second by Marshall Pearson, motion carried with all three supervisors voting aye.

Old business:

No action will be taken at this time about the junk on Pokegama Lake Road property.

Road sign purchase prices have been given to the supervisors.

There was discussion about the Pine County meeting and David Lynch, on Cabin Drive. The DNR stated a hydrologist must confirm that the property is not in the Snake River floodway. It can be in the flood plain or the flood zone. Pine County has granted a permit if the hydrologist states it is not in the floodway. Supervisors Olson and Pearson explained to David Lynch that if the home footage went up to 980 square feet, a special variance would not be needed.

There was budget discussion. The supervisors thanked the treasurer and clerk for all the work they had put into the budget plan.

There was nothing new on Interim permits.

There was discussion about Frost Drive. Motion by Wayne Olson to send letters to property owners adjacent to Frost Drive about the option to make Frost Drive a dedicated to the

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Royalton Township Board Meeting

May 29, 2012

Approved

public way and to invite them to the June 26, 2012, Board Meeting to voice their opinions, second by Marshall Pearson, motion carried with all three supervisors voting aye.

There will be a round table discussion about Royalton Township’s new town hall at the 7:00 pm, June 12, 2012 Working Planning Commission Meeting. This is a public meeting and all are invited. There will be a Board quorum there.

Supervisor Olson will follow up on the rental of a brush cutter and a new mower for the tractor.

The annual road inspection was discussed.

New business:

Signing of the contract with the City of Milaca and Marshall Lind, MN Licensed Building Inspector, has been tabled until next month so the contract can be read and compared to the last one.

The Board will not pay gopher bounties at this time.

Motion by Wayne Olson to send Marshall Pearson to board of appeal and equalization training at the summer short course in St. Cloud on June 18th; and to send the clerk and treasurer to the summer short course too; second by Leslie Orvis, motion carried with all three supervisors voting aye.

After discussion about the west edge of the township having a problem with 911 telephone contact going to Chisago County, it was decided to contact Commissioner Mitch Pangerl about this and to invite him to the June 26, 2012 Board Meeting.

A letter was received from Lakes and Pines concerning a financial and life skills program. Nothing will be done about this at this time.

Alan Teich will order a couple of loads of recycled concrete for the ends of culverts that are washing.

Alan Teich will purchase a shop vacuum.

There was discussion about the recommendation from the attorney to write a letter to Mr. Maynard Pangerl about his responsibility for the illegal trailer on Brunswick Road.

Being no further township business, motion by Leslie Orvis to adjourn, second by Marshall Pearson, motion carried, with all supervisors voting aye. 8:45 pm, meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted:

Roberta Folkestad, Clerk

Wayne Olson, Chairman

Leslie Orvis, Supervisor

Marshall Pearson, Supervisor