Agendas and Minutes

2013, December 10, Board Meeting Minutes

Royalton Township Board Meeting

December 10, 2013

Unapproved

 

7:30 pm, December 10, 2013, Chair Wayne Olson called the meeting to order in the new town hall. Present were Supervisor Leslie Orvis, Supervisor Marshall Pearson, Treasurer Wendy Tchida and Clerk Roberta Folkestad. The pledge of allegiance was recited.

Motion by Chair Olson to add road warning letter to the agenda and approve the agenda, second by Supervisor Pearson, motion carried.

Motion by Chair Olson to approve the November 26, 2013, minutes after the removal of the paragraph about banning guns, second by Supervisor Pearson, motion carried unanimously.

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

After reading and discussing the payroll and claims, and adding that check numbers 6992 through 6999 were never printed, motion by Chair Olson to approve and pay checks 7000 through 7021 in the amount of $3,729.79, second by Supervisor Orvis, motion carried unanimously.

 

Public Forum:

            No one wished to speak.

 

Old business:

            Supervisor Pearson gave an update on the new town hall building. At this point approximately $311,984.37 has gone into the new building with about $1,100.00 going into the maintenance building; the furnace removed from the old town hall building and some plumbing needs to be done in the maintenance building. Spread sheets were handed around and discussed. Some of the extra costs and upgrades that were done include a new well, security system, and ceiling fans.

After discussion about panic locks for the inside entryway doors costing about $1,500.00, motion by Supervisor Orvis to install panic locks and splash guards made of acrovin on the wall by the wash/mop drain, second by Chair Olson, motion carried unanimously.  

Motion by Chair Olson to send Bob Mallet a thank you letter for desks, handicapped wash room signs, two handicapped signs and posts for outdoors, baby changing stations in bathrooms, three storage shelves, two file cabinets, and a large Christmas tree; second by Supervisor Pearson, motion carried unanimously.

Patrice Pearson was thanked for the greenery, clock, etc. donated for the new hall. Also the building committee received a thank you from the board.

It was noted that from beginning to end the town hall was built in less than 90 days of construction.

Motion by Chair Olson to purchase a five foot round table and 8 chairs for up to $800.00, second by Supervisor Pearson, motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Chair Olson to have Supervisor Pearson purchase telephones at Costco, not to exceed $125.00, second by Supervisor Orvis, motion carried unanimously.

Window coverings were discussed and will be decided on at a later date.

The thermostats will be kept at 60 degrees in the main room unless in use as there is still moisture from building in there.

 There was discussion about having a painting of old town hall on side of maintenance building.

The township signs are close to be installed. Having the meeting times hung below the sign was discussed.

Royal Heights Lane problems have been very quiet.

There was no update on lived in garage on Jones property as Zoning Administrator Kemen was not in attendance. It will be discussed at next month’s meeting.  

There is nothing new at this time on the charges to the taxes on PID# 29.0134.000-Schuett property.

There is nothing new on Timber Drive at this time. It will be discussed next month.

After discussion about a used lift kit for the dump truck work, motion by Supervisor Orvis to have S & S install a used lift kit for up to $300.00, second by Chair Olson, motion carried unanimously.

After discussion about the condition of the rubber on bottom of the maintenance building door, motion by Supervisor Pearson to have a new one installed and not to exceed $200.00, second by Supervisor Orvis, motion carried unanimously.

New voting booths will be needed for the Annual March Election. After discussion, motion by Chair Olson to purchase 10 voting booths at a price range from $209.00 to $259.00, second by Supervisor Pearson, motion carried unanimously.

 

New business:

 

There will be a Working Planning Commission Meeting/building committee meeting at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Drafting of a warning letter to bring to the town board concerning road plowing by private citizens; after checking to see if there something in the Minnesota Statutes.

Filing for town office is open 8:00 am, Tuesday, December 31, 2013 through 5:00 pm, Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

The next Town Board Meeting will be held at 7:30 pm, Tuesday, January 28, 2014.

Being no further town board business, motion to adjourn by Supervisor Pearson, second by Chair Olson, motion carried unanimously, 8:26 pm, meeting adjourned.

 

Respectfully submitted:

 

Roberta Folkestad, Royalton Township Clerk

 Chair Wayne Olson

 Supervisor Leslie Orvis

 Supervisor Marshall Pearson