MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP REGULAR BOARD MEETING- SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

October 2nd, 2014

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP REGULAR BOARD MEETING-

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

Meeting called to order at 7:35pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were Supervisor Dave Baker, Clerk Fran Levings, Deputy Clerk Mandy Fornengo, and Ron Petroske.  Absent were Supervisor Jason Fornengo and Treasurer Margaret Coveau.

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to approve the Agenda.  Carried.

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to approve the minutes of August 13, 2014.  Carried.

Clerk Levings presented the Treasurer’s Report as prepared by Treasurer Margaret Coveau.  (Attached to file copy of these minutes)  Fund Balances are: General Fund- $12,489.89, Road & Bridge Fund- $36,148.65, Fire Protection Fund- 9143.91, Fire Hall Fund- $125.45, Cartway Fund-$89.15, Cemetery/Landscaping Fund- $353.80.  Savings Account-$1158.16, Driveways Fund-$4340.18 and CDs- $44,696.71.  Receipts include  MN State Aid ($7076.00) and the 2014 PILT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) ($7189.13.)

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Carried.

Clerk Levings presented the Claims List and the Net Payroll List for approval.  (Attached to file copy of these minutes).  Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to pay these bills.  Carried.

CLERK’S REPORT:

  1. Reminder- Legal Township Seminar- Rutledge- Sept. 27- 9am,
  2. Clerk received New Address Request forms from the Emergency Management Coordinator for Pine County. She requested that we have anyone landowners requesting fire # to complete a form and mail to the County. Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to send a form to all property owners on Hay Creek that do not have a fire #.

ZONING REPORT:

  1. Land Use Permit # 115 issued to Calen Baugn to convert a bee house into a dwelling. Zoning Administrator explained that this permit is exempt from the “one dwelling/parcel” rule because the dwelling is for an elderly relative.
  2. Land Use Permit # 116 issued to Scott Walberg to construct a cabin.
  3. Zoning administrator also clarified that those new outhouses built must have a holding tank IF they are within 300 feet of water and the outhouse must be less than 3 feet above the water table.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Discussion of culverts- Dave Baker will remind Doug Wiita, road worker, that Timber Ridge Road & McDermott Creek Road need culverts and a collar for culverts needs to be purchased.
  2. There has been no beaver activity on Kingsdale Road, but plenty on Creek View Lane. Dave Fornengo had been working on this problem.
  3. The township still has $680 remaining from Pine County for work on the Matt Lourey Trail . Land Department employee Greg Beck will work with the township on this.

TRUCK REPLACEMENT/REPAIRS-  Dave Fornengo reported that is was difficult to find a buyer for the truck.  A quote on repairs came in at $3-$4,000.  He contacted Boyer Trucks and received a quote of $25,169.25 (this price includes all fees) using a trade-in for our truck.(Quote attached to file copy of these minutes) The current truck was purchased in 2008 for $27,250.00.  Boyer estimates $15,00 for a trade-in price.  Clerk Levings said the township has the money due to a State Aid contribution.  Supervisor agreed that time is of the essence because we will need a working plow truck for the winter snow season

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to purchase a 2012 Ford pickup truck with mileage of 33,575 from Boyer Trucks for @$25,169.25.  Motion carried.

  1. New CTAS 8 accounting program will be available in October. Training for this program will be held in Duluth on October 6.  Once the clerk has the new CTAS disc, the township will purchase 2 new laptop computers- one for the clerk & one for the treasurer.  Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to do so.
  2. Purchase of a safe is postponed for a few month.
  3. The supervisor decided on October 18- 10am- as the date and time for a Special Town Meeting for the purpose of discussing and perhaps deciding whether or not to join the North Pine Area Hospital District. Clerk will do all of the postings and invite Ron Osladil, president of the Hospital District, to attend.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. MAT District 7 meeting report- (1) Dave Baker reported that MAT is lobbying against a Army Corps of Engineers rule that would put ALL waterways (ponds, small streams, etc.) under their jurisdiction. (2) MAT stressed the importance of always having the reason for any significant motions put into the meeting minutes.  (3) Federal gas tax revenues are declining due to not that much gas being used anymore.  This will be a problem for funding road projects.  Fran Levings reported (1) Only 17.5 of the MN population lives in townships.(2) Over 100 townships statewide have not filed the required-by-law State Auditor’s Report yet.  They are due March 1 of each year. (3)  All ballots for township elections must now be white, not green. (4)  Township employees must earn $5100/year in order to be required to pay into PERA- Public Employee Retirement Association.  It used to be $425 in one month.
  2. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to set the following wage scale for labor- Equipment Operator- $20/Hour, Labor- $20/hour and Mechanic- $25/hour.

Meeting adjourned at 9:10pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair ____________________________   Date ________________

 

New Dosey October 8 Board Meeting Move to October 15

September 23rd, 2014

  NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP

Due to the absence of two supervisors, the New Dosey Township monthly
board meeting will be held on Oct. 15, 2014.  It will not be held on the
regular date of Oct. 8.

Fran Levings, Clerk

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- AUGUST 13,2014

September 4th, 2014

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- AUGUST 13,2014

Meeting called to order at 7:30pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were Supervisors Jason Fornengo and Dave Baker, Clerk Fran Levings, Deputy Clerk Mandy Fornengo, Pine County Zoning Administrator and Assessor Kelly Schroeder, Road Contractor Ed Proffit and Planning Commissioner Anthony J. Fornengo.  Absent was Treasurer Margaret Coveau.

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Agenda.  Carried.

Pine County Zoning Administrator and Assessor Kelly Schroeder explained some the aspects of the new Pine County SubSurface Treatment System and fielded questions.  She said that the township can adopt the county ordinance or write its own ordinance.  There  must be a compliance inspection at the point of sale of any property in the township.  The 3 conditions looked for are (1) a leaking tank  (2) any leaking into the house (3) any vertical infiltration. For shoreland property, Pine County does the inspection.  Otherwise, the township can use its own inspector.  In answer to a question by Dave Baker, she said that alternate systems are not part of the county ordinance and a more advanced inspector would be required.  Composting toilets are permitted.  Outhouses must have a holding tank and requires an inspection.  She provided a handout- “Requirements for city and township SSTS programs” (attached to file copy of these minutes).   John Fornengo asked what new features were in the county ordinance.  Three that Ms. Schroeder mentioned were(1) a management plan (2) septic abandonment process and (3) abandoned wells must be filled with a certain cement.

The Board thanked Ms. Schroeder for her time and comments and she left the meeting.

After discussion, motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to have the township write its own SSTS ordinance.  Carried.  An ordinance must be written and submitted to the Minnesota Pollution Control Board by December 2014 and in effect in the township by February, 2015.

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the minutes of the Jul7 9, 2014 meeting.  Carried.

Clerk Levings presented the Treasurer’s Report as prepared by Treasurer Margaret Coveau (attached to file copy of these minutes).  FUND BALANCES ARE:  General Fund- $9919.46, Road & Bridge Fund- $31318.76, Cemetery/Landscaping Fund- $458.75, Fire Protection Fund- $7149.05, Fire Hall Fund- $125.45, Cartway Fund- $89.15, Savings Account- $1158.16, Driveways Fund- $4237.18 and CDs- $44606.74.

These funds reflect the 1st ½ of the Property Tax payment. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to accept the Treasurer’s Report.  Carried.

Clerk Levings presented the Claims List and the Net Payroll List for approval (Attached to file copy of these minutes).  Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to pay these bills.  Carried.

CLERK’S REPORT:

  1. Letter was sent to Denise Baron, Pine County Director of Emergency Services, required a road sign and fire # for the previously called “Unnamed Road”. This road is now named Red Maple Lane. Letter also asked that property owner Pete Miller on Squib Creek Drive be given a fire #.
  2. Clerk reported that cemetery rates for Arna Township are: $100/grave for anyone owning property in Arna, New Dosey or Wilma Townships. For other persons, it is $200/grave.  A lot in Arna Township is $600 for any property owner in Arna, New Dosey and Wilma Townships.  For other persons, a lot is $1200.00.  Chair Fornengo suggested that our township write a comprehensive Cemetery Policy and have it ready for comments/ amendments and approval at the 2015 Annual Meeting.  He further suggested that we spread dirt on the pauper’s graves and plant grass seed next spring.
  3. Clerk distributed copies of our letterhead stationery with the township tax exempt # on it.
  4. The Minnesota Association of Townships District 7 Meeting will be held at the Anoka-Ramsey Community College on Sept. 3. District Chair Don Sherper is retired and Glen Williamson, Wilma Town Chair, is running for that position.
  5. Mandy Fornengo will be sending our revised Driveway plowing notices in September.
  6. Clerk recommended raising the wage rate for the Deputy Clerk Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to pay her $15/hr for training and $40/meeting.

ZONING REPORT:

  1. Land Use Permits # 113 and 114 were granted respectively to James Hyrkas (Shed) and Doug Ohlrogge (Storage Building.)

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Road Work Update- Chair Fornengo explained 2 prices he had gotten for culverts (Price sheet attached to file copy of these minutes). He said he order 3 culverts for McDermott Creek Road and Timber Ridge Drive for @ $1300.00.  He also had received a request from the DNR for permission from the township for the “use of township roads as alignment for the now named “Matt Lourey State Trail” (formerly Munger Trail).(This letter of request is attached to the file copy of these minutes) Chair Fornengo gave township permission via email. Ed Proffit reported that property owner John Frank is doing some work on School House Road.  Consensus of the Board was to provide gravel “free of charge” to Mr. Frank in exchange for his labor.  Discussion of purchasing new tires for the grader.  Chair Fornengo said that his research showed him that for @$7500.00, the town could purchase tires, labor and O-rings from Pomp’s Tires in Superior, WI.  Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to do so.
  2. A brushing contract with Town of Blaine in WI will be on their next meeting agenda. (Copy of contract attached to file copy of these minutes).
  3. Chair Fornengo recommends purchasing 2 laptops. The new CTAS 8 program will be here in October.
  4. Discussion of purchasing a safe. It would cost @ $600 from Amazon or we could try to find a local company to purchase from.
  5. Emergency Response Training is on-going at the Pine County Courthouse.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Clerk was asked to phase out the Don Proffit Cartway Petition. The 3-year time period for purchasing wetland credits by the petitioner has lapsed.  Proffit will be refunded the balance of his bond.

ANYTHING ELSE TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD?

  1. Clerk will contact Ron Osladil, chair of the North Area Pine Hospital District, to set up a town meeting for a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of the township joining the organization. It will be set for a Saturday.

Meeting adjourned at 10pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

 

Also signed by the Chair ________________________  Date _________________