Agendas and Minutes

January 26, 2016 Board Minutes

Royalton Township Board Meeting

6052 Royalton Road; Braham MN 55006

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January 26, 2016

Approved
 

7:45 pm, Chair Leslie Orvis called the January 26, 2016, Board Meeting to order with Supervisor Wayne Olson, Supervisor Marshall Pearson, Treasurer Wendy Tchida, and Clerk Roberta Folkestad present. The pledge of allegiance was recited.

Motion by Supervisor Olson to approve the agenda with the addition of time cards, grader, and hoist, second by Supervisor Pearson, motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Supervisor Pearson to approve the December 15, 2015, Board Meeting minutes as printed, second by Supervisor Olson, motion carried unanimously. 

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

After reading and discussing checks 7788 through 7823 in the amount of $19,964.65, motion by Supervisor Olson to approve and pay all checks, second by Supervisor Pearson, motion carried unanimously.

Public forum was offered.

Royalton Township Planning Commission Recommended denying the variance application for two off premises signs from Northern Hollow Winery.

After discussion, motion by Supervisor Olson to deny the variance application received from Northern Hollow Winery for two off premises signs, second by Supervisor Pearson, motion carried unanimously. The clerk will send them notice of this along with the date for the signs to be removed.

Old business: 

A conditional use application for Kyle Towle, 10709 Apple Road, Pine City MN, was received by Zoning Administrator John Kemen on February 2, 2016. The planning commission will discuss this at the next working planning commission meeting. 

There was discussion about the Minnesota Licensed Building Inspector inspections. The township has adopted the Minnesota Building Code, so communication with the public will be done to let them know the township will be doing set-backs and agriculture buildings. The annual meeting could be a place to publish this.

After discussion, motion by Supervisor Olson to install at a cost of $359.85 Office 2016 on the treasurer’s computer, second by Chair Orvis, motion carried unanimously.

They should be coming tomorrow to measurer for the sound boards to reduce echo in hall area.   

Bob Carlson Rush City Fire Department should be coming to inspect the townships need for fire extinguishers soon.

Chair Orvis reported that a 40’ x 60’ x 16’ shed would cost approximately $55,000.00. 

New business:

Motion by Supervisor Olson to publish the gravel quote ad and keep it the same as last year, second by Supervisor Pearson, motion carried unanimously. 

Motion by Supervisor Olson to hold the Board of Audit following the February 23, 2016, Board Meeting, second by Supervisor Pearson, motion carried unanimously. 

After discussion, motion by Supervisor Olson to hold the Township Reorganization Meeting

At 6:00 pm, March 29, 2016, second by Chair Orvis, motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Supervisor Olson to appoint Duane Swanson, Wendy Tchida, and Gary Valvoda as the Annual Election Ballot Board and Judges, second by Supervisor Pearson, motion carried unanimously. 

Motion by Supervisor Olson to hold the Annual Township Election from noon to 8:00 pm, second by Supervisor Pearson, motion carried unanimously.

The board will consider items to be added to the Annual Meeting Agenda. 

After discussion motion by Supervisor Olson to set the recommendation for the 2017 levy at: General Fund $155,000.00; Road & Bridge Fund $50,000.00; Fire Fund $14,000.00; for a total of   $219,000.00, second by Supervisor Pearson, motion carried unanimously. 

Motion by Supervisor Olson to accept the new simplified time cards for road maintenance, second by Supervisor Pearson, motion carried unanimously. 

A report came in that the road grader was too hot on January 22, 2016. A panel fell off and caused the warning email report to be sent. 

After discussion, motion by Chair Orvis to purchase a 4000 pound Gantry Crane for up to $5,000.00, second by Supervisor Pearson, motion carried unanimously.

The next town board meeting will be held at 7:30 pm, February 23, 2016.

Next Town Board Meeting: 7:30 pm, Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

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

Respectfully submitted:

Clerk Roberta Folkestad

Chair Leslie Orvis

Supervisor Wayne Olson 

Supervisor Marshall Pearson