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DUNDEE TOWNSHIP

REGULAR MEETING

April 9, 2019

 

The Regular Meeting of the Dundee Township Board was held Tuesday, March 9, 2019, at the Dundee Township Hall.  Supervisor Uhl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.    The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Roll call of officials was taken:  Supervisor Uhl, Treasurer Sontag, Clerk Salenbien, Trustees:  Lazette, Travis Horkey, Jaworski and Trustee C.J. were present. 

Supervisor Uhl moved to approve the agenda upon moving from under “New Business” the “Stoneco/Schultz Amendment Proposal” and placing it after “Correspondence.  Trustee CJ supported.  Motion carried.  Trustee CJ moved to approve the Truth in Taxation / Budget Public Hearing minutes of March 26, 2019 and waive the reading of such.  Treasurer Sontag supported.  Trustee Lazette abstained.  Motion carried.  Trustee C.J. moved to approve the Regular meeting minutes held March 26, 2019 and waive the reading of such.  Treasurer Sontag supported.  Trustee Lazette abstained.  Motion carried. Trustee CJ moved to approve the correspondence and place on file.  Treasurer Sontag supported.  Motion carried. 

 

Stoneco/Schultz Amendment Proposal:  Supervisor Uhl stated Mr. Schultz had prepared an outline of a proposal asking the township to consider revising/extending the current Stoneco consent judgement to allow him more time to be able to build a house on his property.  Phil Goldsmith, Attorney and Mike Yeager were present representing Stoneco requesting that Stoneco be released from the performance bond on the property.  Mr. Goldsmith stated Stoneco feels they have completed their obligations and reclamation of the pond.  Due to the fact that Mr. Schultz is not in a position to offer a bond/financial offering to the township in lieu of a bond, Mr. Schultz would like a five-year extension until July 1, 2024 to apply for a home building permit and start construction before July 1, 2024, with occupancy permit obtained before July 1, 2025.  If a home building permit is not applied for and construction started on/before July 1, 2024, the owner will list property for sale on the market.  The sale of the property will require the new purchaser to apply for a home building permit and start construction within 12-months of the purchase, with occupancy permit obtained within 12-months of receiving the home building permit.  Kerry Bondy, Dundee Township Attorney commented on case history, options, determining market values, forced judicial sale and proposal language the township could include in revising the consent judgement if that is the direction taken.  Trustee Lazette expressed his frustration that this has been an ongoing issue since 2007.  Clerk Salenbien felt Stoneco had fulfilled their obligation and need for the bond and that Mr. Schultz should be fully aware of the consequences he is offering and that we really have no other choice at this time as we are not going to fill the pond back in.  Trustee Jaworski asked Mr. Goldsmith if Stoneco would be willing to pay for the legal expenses the township would incur if the consent judgment is revised.  Mr. Goldsmith stated he would talk to Stoneco about this.  At this time Trustee CJ moved to authorize the Township Attorney to work on a proposed amendment to the consent judgment along the lines of Mr. Schultz’s proposal with the modifications addressed tonight and bring it back to the board for approval/disapproval.  Trustee Jaworski supported.  Motion carried. 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:  None

 

OFFICIAL REPORTS: 

Library Report:  Dundee Librarian Jennifer reported on the March, 2019 circulation statistics, programming activities and upcoming events.  The annual spring book sale will be held April 26th and 27th.  The new bookmobile is ready to go and will be revealed to the public.  This has been fully funded with grant and donations.   

 

Assessing Department:  None

 

Building Department:  None

 

Supervisor Uhl:  Supervisor Uhl reported on the MCRC report received on the cost savings for the chip seals we are doing this year due to the bids coming in lower than anticipated.  The savings is substantial.  Asphalt costs have gone up significantly.  The 4th Annual Municipal Planning & Zoning Seminar will be held April 17th at 5:30 at the Monroe Bank & Trust Assembly room. 

 

Trustee C.J.:  Trustee CJ reported there were a total of 69 fire calls in March.  Trustee CJ reported Terry Massingill, Assistant Fire Chief is retiring after many years of service on the Dundee Fire Department and will be missed.  The Township Board would like to thank him for his service.   

 

Trustee Lazette: Trustee Lazette reported there will a Planning Commission meeting April 17th.   Art Bronson and John Eno’s will meet to discuss our next steps in updating our master plan. 

 

Trustee Travis Horkey:  None

 

Trustee Jaworski:  Trustee Jaworski reported Vern Guindon had contacted him regarding some grinder pumps that may be available to purchase for spares at the fire hall and is researching further.  Trustee Jaworski & Trustee Lazette commented on the budget article in the paper. 

 

Treasurer Sontag:  Treasurer Sontag reported she is between seasons at the moment.    

 

Clerk Salenbien:  Clerk Salenbien thanked Gary Lazette and all others who helped install the new blinds.   They look great.   Clerk Salenbien reported the headstones that were laying down at Oakgrove Cemetery have now been put back in place and repositioned.   The new fence will be replaced sometime soon.  The Dundee Wrestlers will be honored at our next meeting. 

 

OLD BUSINESS:  

MCRC Spot Stoning Contract:  Supervisor Uhl reported the spot stoning contract was received from the MCRC listing the roads, length, widths and approximate tonnage of stone to be applied on each at a cost of $45,422.  Trustee CJ moved to allow Supervisor Uhl and Clerk Salenbien to sign the spot stoning contract with the MCRC at a cost of $45,422.00. Trustee Lazette supported. Motion carried.   

 

MCRC Chloride Discussion:  Supervisor Uhl thanked Trustee Lazette for his efforts in obtaining a bid from Chloride Solution for brine dust control.  The applied rate is .31 per gallon based on 10,000 gallons per load and would cost $12,400 (brine only).  The specs are the same for brine across the board.  We would have to take 40,000 gallons even though we only need 35,000 gallons.  The board discussed this option pros and cons and costs comparisons and felt the costs don’t justify the extra cost as compared to the MCRC contract.  The dust control is paid for out of the general fund.  Trustee CJ moved to sign the dust control contract with the MCRC as presented for $28,000 with chloride being used on all gravel road east of US-23 and brine on all gravel roads west of US-23 and thanked Chloride Solutions for bidding on the dust control.  The board would like to have the road advisory group select (as a test) a high traffic dirt road and ask the road commission to apply brine to a section of this road from shoulder to shoulder.  This road will be monitored daily for effectiveness.  Trustee Lazette supported.  Motion carried.   

 

NEW BUSINESS: 

Resolution 2019-2 Partial Termination of PA116 – Tom & Ruth Ruehs:  Clerk Salenbien moved to approve a Resolution 2019-2 Partial Termination of PA116 consisting of 3.256 acres of land from a larger parcel of land for Tom & Ruth Ruehs.  Trustee CJ supported.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting in favor.  Motion carried. 

 

ANY OTHER ADDITIONAL BOARD COMMENTS: 

Trustee Travis commented on the shoulder to shoulder application of brine being used in the middle of a stretch of road. 

Clerk Salenbien inquired if the Village had approved their portion of the Code Red invoice and Supervisor Uhl responded they had.    

 

Motion made by Treasurer Sontag supported by Clerk Salenbien to pay the bills from 4/04/19 in the amount of $8,463.08.   Motion carried.    

Motion made by Supervisor Uhl supported by Treasurer Sontag to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 8:44 p.m. 

 

The next meeting will be April 23, 2019. 

 

 

                                                                        Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

                                                                        Janet M. Salenbien

                                                                        Township Clerk

 

ATTEST: 

 

Joanna Uhl

Supervisor

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