MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- AUGUST 10, 2016

August 31st, 2016

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- AUGUST 10, 2016

Meeting called to order at 7:30pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were Supervisor Dave Baker, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, MN House of Representative candidate Tom Jones, Ed Proffit, Beverly Carlin and Dave Warchol.  Absent was Supervisor Jason Fornengo.

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

Tom Jones, candidate for MN House of Representatives, introduced himself and fielded questions regarding broadband, mental health concerns, economic development and vocational classes in high schools.

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to approve the minutes of the July 13, 2016, meeting.  Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report.  (Attached to file copy of these minutes).  Bank Statement Checking Account Balance is:       $115,761.81

Savings Account:                                                   $1160.48

CDs            :                                                                       $46,011.75

TOTAL:                                                                  $162,934.04

Treasurer  & Clerk once again expressed concern that the Bank Statement & CTAS figures do not match.  The Clerk sent all records to Lucinda Messman, MAT CTAS expert, to review again.

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

CLERK’S REPORT:

  • MAT District Meeting- Aug. 31- 7pm- Anoka/Ramsey Community College
  • Township Legal Seminar- Sept. 17- Rutledge Community Center

ZONING REPORT:

  • Land Use Permit # 134 granted to Davis Jeffreys- Garage.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • NPAHD Report- Township representative serves on 3 committees- Executive Board, Existing Building Task Force, and Art History Wall Committee. The district is still exploring the possibility of a VA Nursing Home in the existing hospital. . Construction on the new campus is continuing to go well.  There are lots of rocks. Hopkins Sand & Gravel will take some of them. Some stress among present nursing home employees regarding their future employment.  Dave Fornengo also serves on the Art History Wall Committee.   A call to area artists will be sent out shortly to explore the idea of them creating art for an exhibit with judges selecting the art for the wall.  There is an impasse with leasees regarding who will pay for the links connecting the assisted living facility with the hospital. Chair Ron Osladil was chosen as Minnesota Hosptial Assn Trustee of the Year.  The district shared a booth at the Fair with Essentia.  We will have a presence in both the Quarry Days and Rutabaga Days events.
  • Roads- Chair Fornengo has inquired with Town of Blaine in WI about a roadside brushing contract for this fall.
  • Roads- Culverts Dave Baker will conduct a culvert inventory to determine a culvert order.
  • Roads- Recent flooding. Consensus is that the township did not incur enough damage in the July flooding to warrant a FEMA application. If the township had incurred a lot of damage, a letter from the Pine County Sheriff announced a meeting to discuss the matter in Willow River.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Kitchen Sink Leaks- The former housekeeper and one of the current housekeepers for the township requested a purchase of a new kitchen sink due to water leaking under it. Chair Fornengo examined the sink and reported leaking around the top and he will have it re-sealed.

ANYTHING ELSE TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD?

  • Supervisor reported that Squib Creek Drive needs some ditching and he will talk to Ron Mosser about a Lease Agreement to have him do the work.
  • Frank Rehberger had notified the township that he will not be available for grading from Sept. 8-18. Ed Proffit said he would work on that section of McDermott Creek Road going past Lydia Mishler’s former home.

Meeting adjourned at 9:13pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, clerk                              Also signed by the Chair_______________________

 

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MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD MEETING- JULY 13, 2016

August 2nd, 2016

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD MEETING- JULY 13, 2016

Meeting called to order at 7:45pm by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also present were Supervisor Dave Baker, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings and Ed Proffit. Absent was Supervisor Jason Fornengo

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

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the minutes of the June 8, 2016, meeting. Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report.

Bank Statement Checking Account Total= $112,955.85

Savings Account= $1160.48

CDs= $45,926.73

TOTAL FUNDS $160,043.06

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

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

CLERK’S REPORT:

  • Clerk has reserved a place at the Pine County Historical Museum for the display about New Dosey township. She and Supervisor Baker will install the display.
  • Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to invite both candidates for the MN House of Representatives to attend a Board meeting. Carried. Jason Rarick will be invited for the August meeting and Tom Jones will be invited for the September meeting.

ZONING REPORT:

Interim Zoning Administrator Fran Levings distributed copies of a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility pamphlet. Copy available on Pine County website.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • NPAHD Report- Fran Levings reported (1) Some cutbacks due to budget restraints- no public cafeteria, kiosks instead, no covered walkway in front (2) distributed copies of the Mission Statement for NPAHD, presented Essentia Hospital’s list of services provided, their strategic plan, community needs assessment and a pamphlet on the new medical campus. (3) Work now being done on the signage for the new medical campus.
  • Roads- (1) Dave Baker reported on a request from a resident to have the roadside brushing go further out (2) Due to flooding, the road work order will be revised. Consensus of the Board to stop the 5 order for 2016 and put pit run gravel where needed. Chair Fornengo will conduct an emergency review of all town roads after the flooding and will develop a draft of a new road work order. He will also research the availability of FEMA assistance if necessary. (4) Request from a property owner about the Town taking over Little Ox Creek Road. Clerk will give the person information of the “Dedication by Owner” method of giving the road to the town.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to contract with Bob Brewster for assessing services for 2016. Carried.
  • Fran Levings reported on the MAT Short Course she attended on June 30. She gave them a 10-question quiz and presented a booklet on Gravel Roads.

ANYTHING ELSE TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD?

  • Supervisor Baker reported on a request from a resident to purchase a culvert from the town. His request will be included in the next township culvert order.

Meeting adjourned at 8:55pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk Also signed by the Chair ______________Date _______

MINUTES- REGULAR NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD MEETING- JUNE 8, 2016

July 5th, 2016

MINUTES- REGULAR NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD MEETING- JUNE 8, 2016

Meeting called to order at 7:39pm by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also present

were Supervisors Jason Fornengo and Dave Baker, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, and Contractors Todd Elliott and Ed Profitt.

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

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Minutes of the May, 2016, meeting. Carried. Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of the Board of Review. Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report (Attached to file copy of these minutes).

FUND BALANCES:

  • General $3370.39
  • Road & Bridge $54,420.13
  • Fire Protection $16,190.73
  • Cemetery/Landscaping $3734.77
  • Fire Hall $125.45
  • Savings Account $1160.19
  • Driveways $5553.17
  • CDs $45,926.73
  • TOTAL $130,481.56

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to authorize the clerk to use the debit card to purchase up to $400 worth of cemetery fencing. Carried.

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to authorize the clerk to use the debit card to purchase up to $125 worth of office supplies. Carried.

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

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

CLERK’S REPORT:

  • Cemetery Fund donations totaled $200 this year. Thank you cards have been sent.
  • Clerk had flowers sent to Markville Church for funeral of Al Holter.
  • Clerk sent a letter to all residents who are not registered to vote explaining how they could register to do so.
  • Demographics report has the township 2016 population at 73 persons.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • NPAHD report- Hospital District Representative Fran Levings said that the majority of employees on the construction crew are local and construction is going along very well. The Assisted-Living Facility will start construction on July 15. NPAHD will have a car in many of the area parades this summer with a magnetic sign on it.
  • Road discussion of the availability of quality class-5 gravel. Todd Elliot stated that he has no access to it in the township. He said there is gravel at his father’s place in Markville. He said he could haul from the Swanson place but would have to charge more for it. Chair Fornengo suggested outsourcing the class 5 road work for this year. He will contact gravel companies for prices, perhaps bids. He also said he will contact Pine County about class 5 gravel.
  • Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve Resolution 2016-1: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWN CLERK, TOWN TREASURER AND THE TOWN BOARD CHAIR TO MAKE PURCHASES USING THE NORTHVIEW BANK CREDIT/DEBIT CARD. Carried.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to hire Robin Fornengo as a 2nd housekeeper at a rate of $20/hour. Carried.
  • Chair Fornengo presented a letter for approval by the Board. The letter is written to Mark LeBrun, Pine County Engineer, explaining the township’s concerns with the quality of the Class 5 gravel in the County gravel pit. The letter was approved by consensus

Meeting adjourned at 8:40pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair _________________________________- Date ________________