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MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- AUG. 9, 2017

September 1st, 2017

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- AUG. 9, 2017

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were Supervisors Dave Baker and Jason Fornengo, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Deputy Clerk Beverly Carlin and Contractor Ed Proffit.

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

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of July 12, 2017.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report.

FUND BALANCES:

General Fund                          $1,394.41

Road & Bridge Fund    `           $88,436.74

Cemetery/Landscaping Fund  $3,184.42

Fire Protection Fund               $24,368.81

Fire Hall Fund                          $125.45

Driveways Fund                       $5,434.01

Savings Account                      $1,161.64

CDs                                          $46,537.31

TOTAL FUNDS                         $170,641.79

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

Clerk Fran Levings presented Claims List & the Net Payroll List for approval.

CLAIMS:

Town of Wilma           Reimburse-Heller Road Work                                    $147.75

ECE                              Electricity- July & August                                $95.00

Duxbury Volunteer Fire Department- Fire Protection                       $4500.00

Edward Proffit             Road Work                                                      $3525.00

Todd Elliott                  Road Work                                                      $2880.00

AT & T                                     Telephone/Internet                                         $95.36

Fran Levings                Mileage- 2 trips                                              $69.36

Wayne Hessler            Gas & Lease- 2 months                                       $150.00

Office Max                 4 Ink Cartridges                                                    $88.98

GROSS PAY:

Dave Baker                 $165               Wayne Hessler     $250

Beverly Carlin             $100               Fran Levings          $455

Jason Fornengo           $75                 Frank Rehberger   $200

Mandy Fornengo         $125               Dave Fornengo      $125

Robin Fornengo           $80

Chair Fornengo expressed his concern with the claim from the Duxbury Volunteer Fire Department for $4500.  He stated that a few years ago the rate was raised by $1000 so that a retirement fund could be set up for retiring volunteer firefighters and, thus far, no such fund has been established.  He sent information to the Fire Department regarding the procedure for setting up as a non-profit organization.

CLERK’S REPORT:

  • Calendar- MAT District 7 Meeting- Cambridge- Aug. 30- 7pm
  • Clerk will begin the process of changing to a Clerk/Treasurer position at the next meeting.
  • Cemetery Report-Sold 2 graves to Maureen Pallow.
  • What should be done with old flags? Dave Fornengo said he would take care of them.

No Zoning Report.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Road Work-(1) Ed Proffit reported that there are bad holes on the Kingsdale road. He suggested pit run gravel.  It was confirmed that this road was assigned to Mr. Proffit for work this summer.  (2) Dave Baker reported that he has gotten positive feedback on Little Ox Creek road now that it has more Class 5 gravel on it.  Because the Arna Township grader is smaller, motion made by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to lease the Arna Township grader for $150/hour.  (3) Chair Fornengo reported that he has been in contact with the Town of Blaine in Wisconsin requesting to hire their equipment operator to brush all New Dosey Township roads on both sides and to begin as soon as possible.  Suggestion also made to consider brushing twice a year instead of annually.  (4) Dave Baker will have Todd Elliott Construction put Class 5 gravel on Loggers Lane.
  • NPAHD Report- Fran Levings reported that (1) she attended a day-long conference at Essentia-Sandstone on Tele-Health on July 19. The conference was hosted by the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband.  Stroke Neurologist Sandra Hanson was the keynote speaker.  She works with rural hospitals via tele-conferencing.  She predicts that all medicine will be 20% tele-conferencing eventually.  She is headquartered at Allina Health in the Cities and Essentia-Sandstone is one of the hospitals she works with.  (2) Fran attended a tour of the new Golden Horizons Assisted Facility in Sandstone on July 25. (3) The NPAHD board has hired a consultant to help develop a Strategic Plan

No New Business.

Meeting adjourned at 8:21 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair _________________________   Date _______________

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- JULY 12, 2017

August 2nd, 2017

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- JULY 12, 2017

Meeting called to order at 7:35 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were Supervisors Jason Fornengo and Dave Baker, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Deputy Clerk Beverly Carlin and Contractor Ed Proffit.

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Minutes of June 13, 2017. Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report (attached to file copy of these minutes).  FUND BALANCES:

  • General Fund ($7,058.88)
  • Road & Bridge Fund $72,670.58
  • Cemetery/Landscaping Fund $3,201.37
  • Fire Protection Fund $20,399.48
  • Fire Hall Fund $125.45
  • Driveways Fund $5,434.01
  • Savings Account $1,161.35
  • CDs $46,537.31
  • TOTAL FUNDS $95,873.36

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, 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).

CLAIMS:

Ed Proffit                     Road Contractor                                 $1400.00

Frank Rehberger         Grader Supplies, Mileage                   $216.77

Pine County Courier    Legal Notices                                      $32.18

Roberts Excavating     Gravel                                                             $1600.00

Fran Levings                Mileage-2 Trips                                  $69.36

Dave Baker                 Mileage- 1 Trip                                   $73.44

AT & T Mobility           Telephone/Internet                             $95.39

Lamperts Lumber       Siding Materials                                  $3,074.00

U.S. Treasury               2nd Qtr. Taxes                                      $842.27

GROSS PAYROLL:

Dave Baker                 $150.00                       Frank Rehberger         $350.00

Fran Levings                $245.00                       Beverly Carlin             $100.00

Dave Fornengo            $125.00

Mandy Fornengo         $120.00

Jason Fornengo           $75.00

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to pay these bills. Carried.

CLERK’S REPORT:

  • Letter sent to property owner respectfully requesting that he/she clean up their yard.
  • Clerk will be attending a Tele-Health Conference at Essentia- Sandstone on July 19.

ZONING REPORT:

  • Land Use Permit # 145 issued to Richard Bodin for a Cabin and Land Use Permit # 146 issued to Seamus Kane for a Cabin.
  • Notification from Pine County Assesssor’s Office of 6 New Dosey Township properties that have been sold. Point-of-Sale septic inspections should occur.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Road Issues (1) Unanimous consensus to accept a bid from Contractor Ed Proffit – “I can deliver pit run gravel to New Dosey Township at $10/yd. in 10 yd. loads.  It will be delivered drop run unless otherwise requested.  I can also provide screed gravel at $15/yd.”  (2) Phone call from a property owner on School House Road- she requested roadside brushing because branches are scratching her truck and she does not want to wait until fall.  Chair Fornengo will arrange for roadside brushing to begin earlier this year.
  • NPAHD report- Representative Levings reported (1) the District is considering a Wellness Column in local newspapers (2) they plan to establish a Foundation (3) Considering an annual Community Appreciation event in 2018 (4) their website had 106 visits in May and (5) each Board member was given a book with photos from the Grand Opening.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Report- Pine County/Local Government Meeting- Attended by Dave Fornengo, Dave Baker and Fran Levings (1) Seminar presentation by Growth & Justice of MN. (2) Concerns raised included lack of rural dentists, reluctance of companies to locate in Pine County due to lack of affordable housing, the Pine County workforce goes south for employment, need for countywide broadband, and 20% of Pine County students live in poverty (3) the importance of arts & culture in rural America was stressed and (4) entrepreneurship (at least one self-employed individual who may employ others is highest in rural America.
  • MAT Short Course-Supervisor Dave Baker took a course in which he completed his certification for the Board of Review & Equalization.

ANYTHING ELSE TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD?

  • Chair Fornengo will contact Ryberg Co. about crushing gravel.
  • Call & Letter regarding snowmobile trail west of Highway 24 inquiring about an easement. Chair Fornengo told the caller that this is NOT a township concern- it is DNR property.

Meeting adjourned at 8:10pm

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair ___________________________  Date _______________

 

 

 

 

 

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD MEETING-JUNE 13, 2017

July 4th, 2017

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD MEETING-JUNE 13, 2017

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also present were Supervisors Jason Fornengo and Dave Baker, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Deputy Clerk Beverly Carlin and Lawn Mower operator Wayne Hessler.

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Minutes of May 10. 2017. Carried.

FUND BALANCES ARE:

  • General Fund $822.99
  • Road & Bridge Fund $72,855.28
  • Cemetery/Landscaping Fund $3,404.68
  • Fire Protection Fund $20,284.82
  • Fire Hall Fund $125.45
  • Driveway Fund $5,434.01
  • Savings Account $1,161.34
  • CDs $46,537.31
  • TOTAL FUNDS $150,680.54

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

Clerk Fran Levings presented the Claims List & the Net Payroll List for approval.

CLAIMS:

  • Pine County Recorder 3 Plat Books $75.00
  • Pine County Treasurer Assessing $817.00
  • Wayne Hessler Lease & Gas $75.00
  • Cheryl Fornengo Flowers-Cemetery $73.46
  • Matt Volkmann Town Hall Siding $5,150.00
  • AT&T Telephone/Internet $95.76
  • MN Ass’n of Townships Training Fees $100
  • ECE Electricity $48.00
  • Dave Baker Mileage- 1 trip $51.00
  • Fran Levings Mileage- 2 trips $69.36
  • Robin Fornengo Flowers-Town Hall $18.43
  • Quarry Greenhouse Flowers-Town Hall $95.93
  • Office Max Office Supplies $34.99

GROSS PAYROLL:

  • Dave Baker $200
  • Beverly Carlin $100
  • Dave Fornengo $250
  • Robin Fornengo $60
  • Mandy Fornengo $165
  • Jason Fornengo $75
  • Wayne Hessler $250
  • Fran Levings $400
  • Frank Rehberger $200

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to pay these bills. Carried.

CLERK’S REPORT:

  • The township now receives (via Outlook email) reports & updates from the State Auditor’s Office. The clerk reads all of them and takes care of what is relevant.
  • LOCAL UPDATE CENSUS ADDRESSES request will be coming this summer in advance of the 2020 census.
  • Annual Demographic Report was received- Population of the township (according to them) is 71 and there are 36 households.

ZONING REPORT:

  • 6 Land Use Permits have been granted since April 1.
  • Clerk will now issue Septic Applications to persons whose Land Use Permit application requires them. The completed applications will be mailed to Dave Fornengo, Septic Administrator.
  • Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to use the same rates as Pine County for the Septic application fee.

Complete System ($300), Holding Tank or Privy($125), Replacement or Drainfield ($175) Carried.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • 2017 Road Work Order- Supervisor expressed concerns about Squib Creek Drive getting enough gravel on it this summer. Chair Fornengo is working with Pine County to get more Class 5 gravel. The township will contract with Ryberg for the crushingl
  • North Pine Area Hospital District Report- A Strategic Planning Committee is being formed to make long-range goals.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Noxious Weeds- The current issue of the Minnesota Association of Townships magazine had a lengthy article on Noxious Weeds. By statute, townships are obligated to look for them, then deal with them. This issue was tabled while the Chair researches it.
  • Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornego, to renew a contract with Robert Brewster for assessing for the coming year. Carried.
  • The Board began a discussion of the possibility of asking the voters to approve changing to a combined position of clerk/treasurer when the current clerk resigns.

ANYTHING ELSE TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD? Superviser Jason Fornengo reported on a request from Equipment Operator Frank Rehberger to purchase a better air compressor. Baker said there is one in the fire hall. Supervisors will check it out.

Meeting adjourned at 8:36 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair _____________________ Date _____________________