Agendas and Minutes

February 17, 2015 Board Minutes

 

Royalton Township Board Meeting
February 17, 2015
Unapproved
 
          7:30 pm, Chair Marshall Pearson called the Royalton Township Board Meeting to order with Supervisor Leslie Orvis, Supervisor Wayne Olson, Treasurer Wendy Tchida, and Clerk Roberta Folkestad. The pledge of allegiance was recited.
            Motion by Supervisor Olson to approve the agenda with the addition of: garbage by shop, rental calendar, building final, and under old business, building mural, second by Chair Pearson, motion carried unanimously.
             Motion by Chair Pearson to approve the January 27, 2015 minutes, second by Supervisor Olson, motion carried unanimously.
            Motion by Supervisor Olson to approve the treasurer’s report, second by Supervisor Orvis, motion carried unanimously.
            After reading and discussing checks 7452 through 7473 totaling $2,498.33, with check 7471 skipped due to printing error in the new CTAS program, motion to approve and sign by Supervisor Olson, second by Chair Pearson, motion carried unanimously.
Public forum was offered. No one commented.
 
Planning Commission Recommendations:
            The planning commission forwarded to the board the recommendation to adopt the Interim Use Permits, to adopt the Royalton Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems (RSSTS), the rewording of permitted uses in the Royalton Township Code of Ordinances, and board approval of all land splits.
            By Zoning Administrator John Kemen’s recommendation, a public hearing will be held on March 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm.
            After discussion, motion by Supervisor Olson to adopt by adding: section 16.1 Interim Use Permits to the Royalton Township Code of Ordinances; second by Chair Pearson, motion carried unanimously.
            After discussion, motion by Supervisor Orvis to adopt the Royalton Township Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems (RSSTS), second by Chair Pearson, motion carried unanimously.
            After discussion, motion by Chair Pearson, for adoption of amendment to Royalton Township Code of Ordinances, page 12, section 7, subd. 2 by add the words “upon the issuance of a site permit”, second by Supervisor Olson, motion carried unanimously.
            After discussion; motion by Chair Pearson: for adoption of the amendment to Royalton Township Code of Ordinances, section 7, subd. 5, D, by adding: “All proposed land splits, minor subdivisions, and platting must be approved by the town board”, second by Supervisor Olson, motion carried unanimously.
            The planning commission forwarded to the board the recommendation to approve a minor subdivision for Jamie Newman.
            Motion by Wayne Olson to approve the 66’ easement land split; Survey from Kroschel Land Surveyors, Inc. the “Certificate of survey for Jamie Newman part of Section 34, Township 38, Range 22, Pine County, Minnesota”, second by Chair Pearson, motion carried unanimously. The clerk will send a letter to Pine County stating the split has been approved, with a copy to Mr. Newman.  

Old business:
            Zoning Administrator Kemen reported that Attorney Kevin Hofstad had sent Kirtis Wiener a letter concerning the condition of his property.      
            After discussion, the property owners Land and Hecht will be granted time until the end of April to get the property on State Hwy 70 cleaned up and get the campers removed.
            After discussion, motion by Supervisor Olson to order 14 tables and 112 chairs with two chair movers, second by Chair Pearson, motion carried unanimously.
            There was road grader discussion. There will be quotes from Caterpillar and John Deere. The figure of $113,000.00 with trade-in was mentioned. This did not include six wheel-drive. Ideas from the public are welcome. Not trading in the current road grader and selling it outright was discussed.
            Chair Pearson reported that the grant for paint for the mural on the side of the maintenance building has been applied for.
 
New business:
            Motion by Chair Pearson to approve and sign the contract with Braham Milaca Joint Powers Board, second by Supervisor Olson, motion carried unanimously.
            After discussion, the board of supervisors feels that amounts budgeted for the general fund, the road and bridge fund, and the fire fund are all good.
After levy discussion, motion by Chair Pearson for recommendation to the annual meeting the 2016 levy remain the same as the 2015 levy: General Fund at $155,000.00; Road and Bridge Fund at $50,000.00; and Fire Fund at $14,000.00; second by Supervisor Olson, motion carried unanimously.
            After discussion, motion by Supervisor Olson to raise the life insurance coverage for the township’s elected officials from $5,000.00 to $10,000.00, second by Chair Pearson, motion carried unanimously.
            There was discussion about the garbage accumulating alongside the maintenance building. It will be hauled away by April 1, 2015.
          There was discussion about the town hall rental, a rental calendar, adding the town hall address to the agenda, and general updating of the website. The clerk will find out if there are charges to add a calendar to the website.
            There was discussion about the warranty on the new town hall building. There should be a one year warranty. There are about twenty major cracks in the sheet rock. Chair Pearson will have Todd Haug come to check it over. There was also discussion about sealing the concrete floors in the store rooms with clear sealer.
             The Board of Equalization will meet on Monday, April 20, 2015, with the annual road check to follow.
            The next town board meeting will be held at 7:30 pm, March 31, 2015, with the reorganization meeting at 6:00 pm, March 31, 2015.        

            8:35 pm, February 17, 2015, the Board of Audit met with Chair Marshall Pearson, Supervisor Leslie Orvis, Supervisor Wayne Olson, Treasurer Wendy Tchida, and Clerk Roberta Folkestad present. After doing the Annual Audit, motion by Supervisor Olson to approve the findings of the Board of Audit as correct, second by Supervisor Orvis, motion carried unanimously.

            Being no further business, motion by Supervisor Orvis to adjourn, second by Supervisor Olson, motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 8:47pm.

Respectfully submitted:

Royalton Township Clerk,

Roberta Folkestad

Chair Marshall Pearson

Supervisor Leslie Orvis

Supervisor Wayne Olson