MINUTES- REGULAR MEETING- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD-AUGUST 12, 2015

August 20th, 2015

MINUTES- REGULAR MEETING- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD-AUGUST 12, 2015

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were Supervisor Dave Baker, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Ron and Mary Mosser, Ed and Jan Proffit.  Absent was Supervisor Jason Fornengo.

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 the July 8, 2015, meeting.  Carried.

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

FUND BALANCES:

  • General Fund $14,277.71
  • Road & Bridge Fund $52,025.30
  • Cemetery/Landscaping Fund $2239.73
  • Fire Protection Fund $16,611.45
  • Fire Hall Fund $125.45
  • Savings Account $1160.41
  • Driveways Fund $3757.45
  • CDs $45,219.22
  • TOTAL $135,416.71

RECEIPTS SINCE JUNE 1ST:

  • Interest-Checking $1.51
  • Refund- Federated Co-op $34.98
  • 1st ½ of Property Taxes $25,963.33
  • Interest- Savings $.29
  • Driveways Fund $120.00
  • Land Use Permit $25.00
  • Tax-Forfeited Land Sale $52,301.71

Discussion of the possibility of purchasing a 3rd CD in the future.  Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Carried.

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

 

 

CLERK’S REPORT:

  • Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to purchase a filing cabinet from Tri-State Business State Business Systems for $331.95.
  • MAT District 7 Meeting- Anoka/ Ramsey College- Sept. 2. Clerk will attend.
  • Letter from MATIT stating that they will send a representative to inspect our buildings to determine what the insurance coverage should be.
  • Letter from Pine County Historical Society requesting to send a representative to a future town board meeting. Clerk was advised to contact them and schedule a speaker.

ZONING REPORT:

  • Zoning Administrator was advised to send a certified letter to the property owners on Little Fawn Drive insisting that they have the dilapidated mobile home removed from the road.
  • Discussion of another property that fits the definition of “blight” resulted in the town officers agreeing that we have no authority to ask them to clean up the yard.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Chair Fornengo met with Pauline Amundsen, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for Pine County. He explained how the Pilot Program for our township to set up an Emergency Preparedness would work.  A Captain Coordinator would work directly with Ms. Amundsen. The township would be divided into sections with each section having a captain assisting residents is his/her section.  All fulltime residents would be listed with any special needs being identified.  Chair Fornengo will begin working on a map and will ask other board members for lists of residents.  A drill practice will eventually be scheduled.
  • Fran Levings, NPAHD representative, reported on her attendance at the Wilma Town Board meeting explaining the benefits of joining the District. The topic will be put on the Agenda for the Wilma Town Meeting next March. Ms. Levings is also serving on a Task Force for the District to explore the possibilities for what to do with the Pine Medical Center when it is vacated.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Consensus of the Board to place an order for culverts with True North Steel Co. We will order 7- 12 X 30 and 6- 15 x 30.  3- 12 X 30s and 2- 15 X 30s will be for Arna Township.  They will reimburse our township for only the 2- 15 X 30s as we owe them 3 culverts.  Ron Mosser will receive  one of the 12 X 30s and he will reimburse the township also.
  • Chair Fornengo will order more highway cones and safety flags.
  • Letter from Dale Powers, Zoning Authority, offering his services free was discussed. He will be contacted if we feel we need his services.
  • Treasurer will send Plowing Private Drives notices out in September.

ANYTHING ELSE TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD:

  • Ron Mosser apprised the Board of a big rock in Hay Creek Road by Al Holter’s home. Contractor Ed Proffit will take care of this.
  • Ron Mosser & Ed Proffit expressed concerns about holes left in the road by the Pine County Surveyor recently. Supervisor Baker will contact the Surveyor about this.
  • Supervisor Baker wants to develop a plan for Creekview Lane to submit to the Soil & Water District. Dave Fornengo will work with him on this.

Meeting adjourned at 9 pm.

Respectfully submitted,_____________________Fran Levings, Clerk  _________Chair

MINUTES-REGULAR NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD MEETING- JUNE 10, 2015

July 6th, 2015

MINUTES-REGULAR NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD MEETING- JUNE 10, 2015

Meeting called to order at 7:30pm by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also present were Supervisor Dave Baker,
Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, and Clerk Fran Levings. Absent was Supervisor Jason Fornengo.

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

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the minutes of May 13, 2015. Carried

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

Fund Balances:

  • General Fund- ($5389.71)
  • Road & Bridge Fund- $11,870.47
  • Cemetery/Landscaping Fund $1462.84
  • Fire Protection Fund- $6319.94
  • Fire Hall Fund- $125.45
  • Savings Account- $1160.12
  • Driveways $3651.40
  • CDs $45046.88
  • TOTAL $64247.39

Clerk said she would call CTAS about peculiar Investment data input on Schedule 1 report.
Motion Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Treasurer’s report. Carried.

Clerk Fran Levings presented the Claims List & 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 presented the Demographic report. Although the Board commented that there may be a discrepancy, the Board will not challenge the report. Clerk will file it.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Supervisor Baker reported on phone conversations he has had with property owners on Creekview Lane.
  • He said he will begin the process of road work with the Soil & Water District.
    A Minimum-Maintenance sign will be put up on Red Maple Lane.
  • Clerk was advised to send a letter to the property owners on Little Fawn Drive informing them that the dilapidated mobile home on that road needs to be removed. It is in violation of the township Land Use Ordinance in the setback and one principal dwelling sections.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Letter from Robin Mathews, Pine County Surveyor, requesting permission to do some excavations on Hay Creek Road. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to grant permission to Mr. Mathews’ request. Carried. Clerk will send him a letter on this
    Consensus was to place an order for culverts when we need them.
  • Fran Levings reported that the City of Sandstone’s grant request for money for infrastructure for the road to the proposed new hospital was rejected. The City plans to re-apply after meeting with representatives from the U.S. Economic Development Authority.
  • Chair Fornengo reported that the township property by the town hall is now off the auction list.
  • Pauline Amundson, Pine County Emergency PreParedness Coordinator, would like to meet with the Board and get the project started in our township.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair- ___________________________________ Date ____________________

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING-MAY 13, 2015

May 31st, 2015

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING-MAY 13, 2015

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

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 May 13, 2015.  Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the treasurer’s report (attached to file copy of these minutes).

FUND BALANCES:

  • Road & Bridge $12290.43
  • General ($2389.15)
  • Cemetery/Landscaping $1487.70
  • Fire Protection $6319.94
  • Fire Hall $125.45
  • Savings $1160.12
  • Driveways $3768.21
  • CDs $45046.88
  • TOTAL $67809.58

Clerk Levings reported that she and the Treasurer had learned at the MAT Short Course that the Town Aid money received in 2014 was intended for property tax relief.  It was not mandated by the legislature that it be used for this, however, it is up to the Board to decide.  If the Board feels the extra money is necessary for maintaining its services and programs, they can decide to not recommend lowering the tax levy.  The Clerk and Treasurer also learned that if a personal credit card is used for township purchases, the tax exemption cannot be taken.  Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, that the clerk apply for a township credit card via Northview Bank.  Carried.   Motion by 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 (attached to file copy of these minutes).  Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to pay these bills.  Carried.

CLERK’S REPORT:

  • Thank-you letter received from the Old School Arts Center for the Contract for Services donation.
  • Clerk asked for permission to give the old laptop of the treasurer to Glen Williamson for his help in migrating to CTAS 8. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to do so.
  • Cemetery Sexton Report- (1) The Perpetual Care Fund has netted $235 in donations thus far. (2) Ed Proffit donated ½ truck of black dirt to the cemetery. (3) Cemetery Clean-up will be May 16 at 10am.

ZONING REPORT:

  • Letter from Kelly Schroeder, Pine County Land Services Director, stating that in 2016 the cost of assessing a parcel will go from $1 to $1.50.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • The Board assigned 2015 road work to contractors Ed Proffit and Todd Elliot.
  • The dilapidated mobile home on Little Fawn Lane may be in violation of our Zoning Ordinance. Topic was tabled until June meeting of the Board.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason to hire Clint Coveau as the lawn mower operator for 2015. Dave Fornengo will draft a lease for the township to rent Mr. Coveau’s equipment during the time that he is working for the township.
  • NPAHD Report- Levings reported that the District will present a resolution to the City of Sandstone asking them to not provide assistance to any group wanting to start a long-term care facility in the area for 1 year.
  • Tax-Forfeited land program from Pine County has the Highland addition to the townsite on the list. If the township does not want the sale, it must have its own purpose for the property.
  • Letter from Greg Beck, Pine County Land Department, stating that the township still has $685 from them to spend on the Matt Lourey Trail South.

Meeting adjourned at 8:20pm.

Respectfully submitted- Fran Levings, Clerk ______________________________

Also signed by the Chair ____________________________Date________