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MINUTES – NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGUALAR MEETING – JUNE 9TH 2021

July 19th, 2021

MINUTES – NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGUALAR MEETING – JUNE 9TH 2021

*** Before the meeting was called to order, the board had a moment of silence along with a few favorite stories of Jan Streiff. Jan has been apart of New Dosey Township since 1972. Jan was one of the strongest people in our community, and she will be truly missed. *****

Meeting called to order at 7:30pm by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also presents were the following: Supervisor’s Dave Baker & Anthony Fornengo, Treasurer Wayne Hessler, Clerk Tamara Miritello and NPAHD Representative Fran Levings. Absent was Deputy Clerk Samantha Gardner.

PUBLIC INPUT:

Motion by Anthony Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the agenda. (Carried 3-0)

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Anthony Fornengo, to approve the minutes from May 10th, 2021 meeting. (Carried 3-0)

Treasurer Wayne Hessler presented the Treasurer’s Report and Cash Balance Statement.

**We are expecting the first tax payment this month, so we are leaving the accounts as is vs transferring funds to fix deficit. **

FUND BALANCES – JUNE 2021:

GENERAL FUND $(4,867.70)

ROAD & BRIDGE $27,447.50

FIRE PROTECTION $7,907.15

CEMETERY/LANDSCAPING $5,037.39

FIRE HALL $125.45

SAVINGS ACCOUNT $1,165.64

DRIVEWAYS $8,664.75

TOTAL $45,480.18

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Anthony Fornengo, to approve the Treasurer’s Report. (Carried 3-0)

Clerk Tamara Miritello prepared and presented the Claims and Payroll list for approval.

CLAIMS – JUNE 2021

Tammy Miritello Mileage reimburse (CTAS help) $88.74

Federated Co-op Balance forward $21.47

AT&T Phone/Internet June 2021 $98.16

ECE June 2021 Electric $60.00

Dave Baker Tri-Township Disposal Meeting $50.00

Robin Fornengo Reimbursement – Flowers $92.28

Pine County Treasurer Billing Assessment 2021 $823.00

NAPA-Sandstone June 2021 Statement $43.44

Jason Fornengo Mowing Reimbursement May/June $150.00

TOTAL $1,427.09

RECEIPTS- JUNE 2021

Township of Arna Snow removal $100.00

Federated Co-op Equity Refund $103.46

TOTAL $203.46

PAYROLL – JUNE 2021

Dave Baker $100.00

Dave Fornengo $125.00

Anthony Fornengo $100.00

Robin Fornengo $160.00

Jason Fornengo $620.00

Wayne Hessler $140.00

Fran Levings $65.00

Tamara Miritello $365.00

Doug Wiita $512.50

TOTAL $2,187.50

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Anthony Fornengo, to pay these bills. (Carried 3-0)

CLERK’S REPORT

  1. Letter received from Old School of Arts – looking for donations. This will be considered at the 2022 Annual meeting.
  2. Town hall has been reserved for the following days:
    1. 7/4/2021 – Hessler
    2. 8/28/2021 – Hager
  3. Town hall maximum capacity is 70
  4. Land & Cabins updated pricing on culverts – 5/2021
  5. Pine County is holding a meeting on the America Rescue Plan Act – June 15th, 2021 in person or via video conference at the Sandstone Government building.
  6. MAT will be putting a webinar together to help with ARPA.

OLD BUISNESS

  1. Road Work – Dave Fornengo will be meeting with Gus with Roberts Excavating in the upcoming weeks to discuss start date for the 2021 Summer Road work.
  2. Board received a bid for roadside brushing from Fornengo Concrete. The board has reviewed the contract as well as the past expenses for roadside brushing rental/labor.
    1. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to hire Fornengo Concrete to start on roadside brushing on a few roads. Board will discuss as work is completed. (Carried 3-0)

NEW BUSINESS

  1. NPAHD Report
    1. Lengthy discussion regarding ambulance service in Eastern Pine County (New Dosey Area). Hospital District could afford to place an ambulance at Duxbury, but only EMT’s can transport to the hospital.
    2. Our media consultant Kris Sundberg and Levings met with Carly Anderson the Executive Director for Ascertain Recovery Center and Cheryl McHugh, the Executive Directory of Therapeutic Service. We met at the recently opened Ascertain Center in the former Ben Franklin Store in Sandstone. We’re exploring ways in which the Hospital District could provide some financial support for Ascertain.
    3. The District had its Annual audit done by Esterbrooks, Et.al firm in Duluth and they found no serious findings.
    4. Levings plans to have the District explore ways to get Home Health Care available again in Pine County.
  2. Tri-Township Disposal Report
    1. Dave Baker had a sign made for the dumpster that is in the Kingsdale area to remind land owners the following regulations that the disposal company must comply with. The following is and will NOT be picked up.
      1. Appliances, scrap metal, household Chemicals & Aerosols, Grass and tree trimmings, Ashes, Furniture, Mattresses, Shingles or Building materials (including insulation), Tires, Batteries of any kind, Oil or Antifreeze, Florescent lights, Oil Filters, Dead Animals or Kitty litter, T. V’s, or Computers. *Needles, syringes or sharps of any kind must be put into a hard container with a cover (this is to protect the people doing the pickups from potential harm.) *
    2. No new actions were made or discussed at the meeting.
  3. Sign Certificate of Indebtedness

Anything else to come to the board? – NONE

Next meeting is July 14th, 2021 @7:30PM

Meeting adjourned at 8:40pm

Respectfully submitted,

Tamara L Miritello, Clerk

Also, Signed by the Chair____________________________________________________Date_________________________

MINUTES – NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGUALAR MEETING – MAY 10TH 2021

May 19th, 2021

Meeting called to order at 7:30pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also presents were the following: Supervisor’s Dave Baker & Anthony Fornengo, Treasurer Wayne Hessler, Clerk Tamara Miritello and John W. Absent were Deputy Clerk Samantha Gardner and NPAHD Representative Fran Levings.

PUBLIC IMPUT:  

  1. Road grading request – to grade roads after the weekends, instead of prior to.
    1. Board will look into request.
  2. Dumpster on Kingsdale road – being abused with dumping.         
    1. Board will place a sign on dumpster with rules to see if that will help. If problem continues, board will request dumpster to be removed and to go back to individual containers.

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the agenda. (Carried 3-0)

Motion by Anthony Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the minutes from April 14th, 2021 meeting. (Carried 3-0)

Treasurer Wayne Hessler presented the Treasurer’s Report and Cash Balance Statement.

FUND BALANCES – MAY 2021:

                GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                $(4,069.94)

                ROAD & BRIDGE                                                                                                               $28,433.95

                FIRE PROTECTION                                                                                                            $7,907.15

                CEMETERY/LANDSCAPING                                                                                          $5,037.39

                FIRE HALL                                                                                                                            $125.45

                SAVINGS ACCOUNT                                                                                                        $1,165.64

                DRIVEWAYS                                                                                                                       $8,664.75

                                                                                                                                TOTAL                   $47,264.39

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Anthony Fornengo, to approve the Treasurer’s Report. (Carried 3-0)

Clerk Tamara Miritello prepared and presented the Claims and Payroll list for approval.

CLAIMS – MAY 2021

Dave Fornengo                                 Mileage reimburse (road review)             $35.70

NorthStar Media                              Statement – May                                              $121.47

                AT&T                                                     Phone/Internet May 2021                            $99.61

                ECE                                                         May 2021 Electric                                            $66.00

                                                                                                                                   TOTAL              $322.78

RECEIPTS- MAY 2021

                Northview Bank                               Interest                                                                $2.06

                Township of Arna                            Snow removal                                                   $100.00

                Federated Co-op                              Equity Refund                                                   $103.46

                                                                                                                                     TOTAL             $205.52

PAYROLL – MAY 2021

Dave Baker                                                                                                                         $215.00

Dave Fornengo                                                                                                                 $265.00

Anthony Fornengo                                                                                                          $215.00

Wayne Hessler                                                                                                                 $160.00

Fran Levings                                                                                                                       $60.00

Tamara Miritello                                                                                                             $265.00

Frank Rehberger                                                                                                              $0.00

Doug Wiita                                                                                                                         $762.50

                                                                                                                TOTAL                $1,942.50

Motion by Anthony Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to pay these bills. (Carried 3-0)

CLERK’S REPORT – NA

OLD BUISNESS

Grader update – Board has reviewed the options for the future of our current grader and has decided to purchase a Used grader from Ziegler. This will be financing through Northveiw Bank (we are looking at a 5 year at 2.75% interest with two payments, semiannually –  Jan 15th & July 15th.)  We will be paying for all filing/legal fee’s out of pocket rather than put on loan. We do have the option to swap tires from our current grader to new when tires are needed and Ziegler does stand behind their equipment.

Motion by Anthony Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to purchase 2003 Caterpillar 143H (Serial Number 01AL01349) from Ziegler for the purchase amount (not included interest) $69,725.00. (Carried 3-0)

Motion by Anthony Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to Finance loan through Northview Bank using a certificate of indebtedness for the amount of $69,725.00 on a 5 year term with 2.75% interest.  (Carried 3-0)

NEW BUSINESS

NPAHD Report – NA

Road review was completed by the board on Friday, April 30th, 2021. The board has approved the following roads to have work completed on over the Summer of 2021. The board would like to look at the budget to put aside an amount of money each year for projects along with roadside brushing. Board will approve culverts as needed. Roberts Excavating does have an interest on completing this work.

  1. Rockey Blvd – Class 5 (From Stateline to Kingsdale Road)
  2. Kingsdale – Rock/wrap (Culverts south of Oman’s Drive, redo culvert banks)
    1. Highland Drive – Class 5 (Entire Road)
  3. Creek View Lane – pit run (pit run to cover culvert, extend the road to state land, culverts where needed)
  4. Oman’s Drive – Class 5 (from Kingsdale loop east to Kingsdale Road)
    1. Adoplh’s Drive – Class 5 (3 loads, Intersection of Kingsdale)
    1. Nelson Bear Way – Class 5 (from Kingsdale loop to 79506)
  5. Matt Lourey N – Class 5 (Entire road, ditch, clear right away and replace culverts)
  6. Whitetail Lane – Class 5 (Entire road)
  7. Coveau Lane – Class 5 (Entire road)

Anything else to come to the board? – NONE

Meeting adjourned at 8:40pm

Respectfully submitted,

Tamara L Miritello, Clerk

Also, Signed by the Chair____________________________________________________Date_________________________

MINUTES – NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGUALAR MEETING – APRIL 14TH 2021

May 3rd, 2021

MINUTES – NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGUALAR MEETING – APRIL 14TH 2021

Meeting called to order at 7:30pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also presents were the following: Supervisor’s Dave Baker & Anthony Fornengo, Treasurer Wayne Hessler, and Clerk Tamara Miritello.  Absent were Deputy Clerk Samantha Gardner and NPAHD Representative Fran Levings.

PUBLIC IMPUT:  NONE

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the agenda. (Carried 3-0)

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Anthony Fornengo, to approve the minutes from March 10th, 2021 meeting. (Carried 3-0)

Motion by Anthony Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the minutes from the Board of Re-Organization meeting on March 19th, 2021. (Carried 3-0)

Treasurer Wayne Hessler presented the Treasurer’s Report and Cash Balance Statement.

FUND BALANCES – APRIL 2021:

                GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                $267.84

                ROAD & BRIDGE                                                                                                               $29,270.18

                FIRE PROTECTION                                                                                                            $7,907.15

                CEMETERY/LANDSCAPING                                                                                          $5,037.39

                FIRE HALL                                                                                                                            $125.45

                SAVINGS ACCOUNT                                                                                                        $1,165.64

                DRIVEWAYS                                                                                                                       $8,664.75

                                                                                                                                TOTAL                   $52,438.40

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Anthony Fornengo, to approve the Treasurer’s Report. (Carried 3-0)

Clerk Tamara Miritello prepared and presented the Claims and Payroll list for approval.

CLAIMS – APRIL 2021

Napa Auto                                          April 2021 statement                                     $125.91

NorthStar Media                              Election Notice                                                 $48.75

                AT&T                                                     Phone/Internet April 2021                           $98.08

                ECE                                                         April 2021 Electric                                           $63.00

                Tamara Miritello                             Amazon – ink                                                    $84.22

                MATIT                                                   Insurance 2021-2022                                       $2,100.00

                Dave Baker                                         Tri-Disposal Meeting                                     $50.00

                Fran Levings                                       Moderator – Annual meeting                    $20.00

                US Treasury                                        1st QRT. Payroll Taxes 2021                          $859.18

                                                                                                                                TOTAL                   $3,449.14

PAYROLL – APRIL 2021

Dave Baker                                                                                                                         $200.00

Dave Fornengo                                                                                                                 $290.00

Anthony Fornengo                                                                                                          $200.00

Wayne Hessler                                                                                                                 $170.00

Fran Levings                                                                                                                       $80.00

Tamara Miritello                                                                                                             $450.00

Frank Rehberger                                                                                                              $0.00

Doug Wiita                                                                                                                         $480.00

                                                                                                                TOTAL                   $1,870.00

Motion by Anthony Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to pay these bills. (Carried 3-0)

CLERK’S REPORT

  1. Meeting for Local Board of Appeal and Equalization will be April 22nd, 2021 with Bob Brewster 320-242-3236 Meeting will be held by phone call due to ongoing pandemic.
  2. New Dosey is expected to receive an est. $8,883.00 from Federal Government due to COVID 19 Recovery Act. More details will follow.
  3. Pine County Township Officer’s Association Meeting on March 27,2021 had a verity of speakers. All minutes can be found on the Township Officer’s website.

OLD BUISNESS

                Road Work – waiting for Spring 2021 Road Review to determined Summer projects. Might flag some area’s that are having issues with people getting suck.

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Jason Fornengo has been hired for lawn mowing for the 2021 season
  2. Road Review is set for April 30th, 2021 @ 8:30am.  May’s meeting will have the report.
  3. Swear in Wayne Hessler for Treasurer for a 2-year term.
  4. Grader update – Grader is old and has some maintenance that is needing to be done. The est. of repairs is more than the equipment’s value. Dave Fornengo has been making calls to dealers for options. Something the board will have start having a discussion on what steps they want to take.
  5. NPAHD REPORT – Prepared by Fran Levings and presented by Dave Baker
  6. The Board has been participating in continued ZOOM meetings with health care officials both county and statewide to discuss other programs and options for maintaining quality health care in rural MN.
  7. The Board is planning a Strategic Planning overall of its goals and future plans.

Anything else to come to the board? – NONE

Meeting adjourned at 8:25pm

Respectfully submitted,

Tamara L Miritello, Clerk

Also, Signed by the Chair____________________________________________________Date_________________________