Agendas and Minutes

2013, September 24, Board Minutes

 

Royalton Township Board Meeting

September 24, 2013

Approved

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 3316 Raspberry Road and Timber Drive turn-around to agenda and to approve the agenda, second by Chair Olson, motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Supervisor Pearson to approve & sign the August 27, 2013, Board Meeting Minutes as presented, second by Supervisor Orvis, motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Supervisor Pearson to approve the Treasurer’s Report as read, second by Chair Olson, motion carried unanimously.

After reading and discussing checks 6882 through 6910 in the amount of $56,078.25, motion by Supervisor Orvis to approve them, second by Supervisor Pearson, motion carried unanimously.

Public forum:

No one spoke for public forum.

Old business:

Supervisor Pearson gave a new town hall building update. A billing spread sheet has been created; keys, master and/or grand master were discussed; a kitchen hood is not required, and after discussion one will not be installed; the on demand water heater from the old town hall will be used for either the bathrooms or kitchen; the refrigerator & kitchen stove will be basic; shelving in the storerooms will be developed as we go along; a new well will be needed as the current one pumps at 3½ gallons a minute, the pump and other new parts will be used for the new well; there should be enough fill on the property here; the flagpole site will be picked out, Supervisor Orvis will contact Doug Eklund about possible funding from the American Legion; and installing the Royalton Township sign by Highway 70 was discussed. Supervisor Orvis will get a price quote on a two sided 3x5 sign and another one for by the town hall.

The quote to switch out the furnace from the town hall building into the maintenance building is: $850.00. Motion by Chair Olson to hire Rush Heating to do it, second by Supervisor Orvis, motion carried unanimously.

Supervisor Pearson will get a price quote to run a cold water pipe in the maintenance building to the eastside with an outdoor hookup.

The concrete should be poured tomorrow and the lumber is coming next week.

Zoning Administrator John Kemen will give Jones Construction until the end of October to either add on or move out. Zoning Administrator Kemen will send him a letter.

The brushing and spraying on Bayberry Road is half done; Raspberry Road is finished; Homer Road is finished; and Butterfly Road is finished. The work that has been done is good, so more roads will be done.

There is nothing new on the charges on the Schuett property # 29.0134.000. Chair Olson will contact the Attorney Laurette Arnold for more information.

New business:

The property owner on 3316 Raspberry Road stated she had a variance keeping the ditch, which acts as a buffer to her asparagus patch, from being mowed or brushed. Motion by Supervisor Orvis to have the Clerk send a letter explaining what a road right of way is and that no variance letter has been found, second by Chair Olson, motion carried unanimously.

The road certification for Pine County needs to be filled out and returned. Motion to certify Royalton Roads by Chair Olson, second by Supervisor Pearson, motion carried unanimously.

Road superintendent Alan Teich will have the dump truck certified at S & S Custom Springs and Truck Repair.

Due to no new updates being available for the current Clerk’s computer after 2013 the township needs a new computer; Motion by Supervisor Orvis to have Travis Kemen look into purchasing one for up to $800.00, second by Chair Olson, motion carried unanimously.

Timber Drive’s length was discussed. There has been an issue with the placement of a mailbox and questions about the road grader turn-around currently being used.

The turn-around on Robin Drive has been lengthened to accommodate the Braham School Bus and the road grader.

Winter fuel for road equipment will be ordered.

Motion by Chair Olson to approve check number 6881 issued on August 27, 2013, in the amount of $500.00 to Kroschel Land Survey, second by Supervisor Pearson, motion carried unanimously.

The next Town Board Meeting will be held at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, October 29, 2013.

At 8:30 pm, being no other town board business, motion by Chair Olson to adjourn, second by Supervisor Pearson, motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted:

Roberta Folkestad, Royalton Township Clerk

Chair Wayne Olson

Supervisor Leslie Orvis

Supervisor Marshall Pearson