Minutes: August 15, 2018 Regular Board Meeting
Presented for approval at the September 11, 2018 Board Meeting
August meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Michelle Meis with the Pledge of Allegiance. Supervisors present included, John Paitl, Betsy Rising and Tom McKenzie. Also present was Clerk, Stan Iskierka, Treasurer, Mary Dillner and Deputy Clerk Kelli Storck. Not present was Supervisor Branden Mell.
Agenda (Additions or Changes)
Motion by McKenzie seconded by Paitl to approve Agenda. Approved.
Motion by Rising seconded by Paitl to approve July Minutes. Approved.
Motion by Paitl seconded by Rising to approve Treasurer’s Report. Approved.
Motion by McKenzie seconded by Rising to approve paying bills. Approved.
- Ross and Julie Erickson – variance needed to build new home closer to the road than the required setback.
Motion by McKenzie seconded by Rising to approve variance to build new home closer to the road than the required setback. Approved.
- Ross and Julie Erickson – need a Revocable Certificate of Occupancy to install a septic line under and through the road right of way on Amber Avenue. The board discussed that the depth of the septic line should be 6 feet below grade. Clerk Iskierka will mail Mr. Erickson the Revocable Certificate of Occupancy.
Motion by Rising seconded by Paitl to approve a Revocable Certificate of Occupancy to install septic line under Amber Ave with a minimum of six-feet depth. Approved.
- Shannon Foote – Variance to build an attached garage that exceeds the required setback.
Motion by Paitl seconded by Rising to add an attached garage closer to the road and mound system than the required setback. Approved.
- Gina Frey – Variance to add a sunroom to existing home with a four-foot variance towards the lake then the required setback.
Motion by Rising seconded by McKenzie to approve variance. Approved.
- Phouvieng Sivilay – Building Permit with variance to build a home closer to the bluff and road than required setbacks.
Motion by Rising seconded by Paitl to approve variance. Approved.
- Braham Area Public School District ISD #314– Braham Area Schools Superintendent, Ken Gagner, discussed the November 6, 2018 Operating Levy Referendum.
- Graded roads and new gravel
- General road maintenance
- Removed trees from roads
- Hauled gravel on various roads
- Repair washouts and replaced culvert
- Replaced Signs
- Installed 30-MPH and No Parking signs
- Pot holes have been filled at Anchor Ave. Suggested putting “Rough Road” signs up at each end of the road, and in the spring, put a “5-ton limit” sign up.
- Warning post installed at curve on Boxwood Ave.
- Trees – Rising will write a letter to resident on Clover Trail to see if they will trim their trees that are extending into the road right of way. If the resident will not, then the Township will trim the trees.
- Permit driveway – A resident asked Rising about a permit for a second driveway at his home for his construction company workshop on the property. Nessel Township policy is one driveway per parcel unless, he needs a field driveway and then the board will have to approve field driveway.
- Rising would like to step down from the Road Committee. It was decided that she will stay on the Board until after the first of the year. We will re-organize at the beginning of the year.
- Hall Rental Policy/Contract – Board decided to review ideas/suggestions that were presented to them and then we will discuss at the September meeting.
- Policy Manual – Iskierka asked the Board to approve the Nessel Township Policy Manual, excluding the Hall Rental Contract.
Motion by Rising seconded by McKenzie to approve Nessel Township Policy Manual, excluding Hall Rental Contract. Approved.
- Alpine Ave N. SSD – Board discussed the SEH punch list that Tri-City Paving still has to complete on the road:
Remove bad pavement and add class 5 to shoulder.
Install class 5 driveway that was missed at the entrance.
- Belle Isle Dr. SSD – Board discussed the change order from SEH. They lowered the amount Nessel Township owed by $2,210.00 for the seal coating areas that are unacceptable. The balance owed to Hardrives, Inc. is $7.581.70 which represents 100% competition of the work. The one-year warranty starts when this payment is paid. Project cost went from $221,979.07 to $219,769.07
Motion by Paitl seconded by Rising to deduct $2,210.00 and use it toward seal coating the area that was unacceptable. Approved.
- The balance owed to Hardrives, Inc. is $7.581.70 which represents 100% competition of the work. The one-year warranty starts when this payment is paid.
Motion by Rising seconded by Paitl to pay Hardrives, Inc. $7,581.70 to close the contract and start
the one-year warranty. Approved.
- Website – It is close to placing website on line. Iskierka and Paitl will take a look at it and then will approve it before it goes on-line. Township will have to pay for hosting and yearly maintenance to Creative Disposition who will maintain the website.
- Park Shelter – Township has to install electrical wiring to shelter. The problem is that the fiber optic is in the route of the electrical lines. Having problems to get owner of fiber optic to locate the lines. The barbecue grill is just about finished.
- McKenzie would like approval for a weather vain for the park shelter.
Motion by Rising seconded by Paitl to approve for McKenzie to buy a weather vain. Approved.
- Blue Signs – We have not heard from the County yet about the signs being ready, but Muddy Gap Hollow is ready to install them.
- Clean-up Day – A reminder that it is August 25, from 8:00 am until noon.
Motion by Rising seconded by McKenzie to adjourn at 9:15 pm. Approved.