Agendas and Minutes

2012, October 30, Minutes

Royalton Township Board Meeting

October 30, 2012

Approved

 

7:38 pm, October 30, 2012, Chair Wayne Olson called the Royalton Township Board Meeting to order with Supervisor Leslie Orvis, Supervisor Marshall Pearson, Treasurer Wendy Tchida and Clerk Roberta Folkestad present. The pledge of allegiance was recited.

            Motion by Supervisor Pearson to add under new business; camper and noise complaint; and to approve the agenda, second by Chair Olson, motion carried unanimously.

            Motion by Supervisor Orvis to approve the September 25, 2012 minutes as read, second by Supervisor Pearson, motion carried unanimously.  

Motion by Supervisor Pearson to approve the Treasurer’s report as read, second by Supervisor Orvis, motion carried unanimously.

After reading and discussing claims and payroll, motion by Supervisor Pearson to approve and pay check numbers 6573 through 6599 totaling $5,797.74, second by Supervisor Orvis, motion carried unanimously.

 

Old business:

            There was discussion about the unpermitted trailer house at PID#29.0134.000. Chair Olson has been in contact with attorney Laurette Arnold Kasel; Kevin Schuett is contesting that it is illegal. It has been decided that he is the legal land owner. Attorney Kasel anticipates getting this before a judge in January.

Regarding Frost Drive or T-21, attorney Kevin Hofstad has listed eight items making it a town road, and lists three options for the township to take. All options assume it is a township road; per the attorney’s notes dated October 29, 2012. It will not be graded by the township this year, and in thirty days it will be discussed to see if it is a minimum maintenance road.

There was much discussion about a new town hall building; it appears there is about $167,000.00 in township funds available to use toward building. Supervisor Orvis brought forward a $255,000.00 hard number bid for another township’s town hall building that is a little smaller that Royalton’s drawing. These figures do not include parking lot, sidewalk, well work or sewer system. There was much discussion about the Planning Commission not moving fast enough and about members not sharing information.

After discussion, conflict of interest resolutions for the Supervisors and the Clerk will not be done.

 

New business:

The Supervisors received copies of the Braham Fire Department preliminary fire contract for 2013. The amount is $8,961.00.

Motion by Supervisor Orvis to approve the township mileage certification, second by Supervisor Pearson, motion carried unanimously.

A noise complaint has been received about the loud music coming from the Heidelberger Rodeo Dance. Supervisor Orvis will stop and ask Dale Heidelberger to come to the next meeting.

There was no update about the Pine County Township Officers Association meeting, as no one was able to attend.            

The Clerk will call Pokegama Township to get an update about the Fire Department meeting held at the Pine County Township Officers Association meeting in Hinckley.

The flag pole fund has $1,245.00 in the account. There was discussion about the cost to purchase one. Supervisor Orvis thought that Knutson probably purchased one for about $1,100.00. The site for the town hall needs to be decided on before it can be installed.

            The township meetings for December will be held on December 11, 2012, at their normal times.

Supervisor Orvis reported that property owners contacted him about a camper that has been lived in all summer and has a tarp over it. Zoning Administrator John Keman will be contacted in regard to this.

The culvert replaced on Homer Road needs an extension added onto the north side. Road Superintendant Teich and John DeGray, of Grasston Excavating, will take care of it.

            Being no further township business, motion by Supervisor Pearson to adjourn, second by Chair Olson; and carried unanimously; 9:15 pm, meeting adjourned.

 Respectfully submitted:

 

Roberta Folkestad,

Royalton Township Clerk

  

Wayne Olson, Chair

  

Leslie Orvis, Supervisor

  

Marshall Pearson, Supervisor