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New solar panels at New Dosey Township Town Hall added October 2011

Little Library for Cloverton
Weekenders Carole and Ron Hessler built this adorable Little Library for Cloverton. People can leave a book, then take a book to read.



October 28th, 2018


Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were Supervisors Beverly Carlin and Jason Fornengo, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Dave Baker (Tri-Township Disposal District Representative) and Don Eddy (Lawn Mower Operator).

There was no public input.

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

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to approve the Minutes of September 12, 2018, with an amended typo.  Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report.  It was apparent that the Road & Bridge Fund has a balance in the red.  Road repair work done on the huge washout on Rocky Blvd. was very expensive- it involved purchasing a large culvert, having that culvert installed, then repairing the rest of that section of road.  Chair Fornengo reminded the Board that he has applied to FEMA for reimbursement for this expense since it was due to a massive flood at the end of May.  Clerk Levings distributed a sheet stating what monies will still be coming in this year and what anticipated Road & Bridge expenses may be for the rest of 2018.   Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to cash in CD# 2016 in the amount of $28.000 and transfer that money to the Road & Bridge Fund. Carried.


General-                                                          $12,114.11

Road & Bridge-                                               ($6,266.98)

Cemetery/Landscaping-                                 $2,279.82

Fire Protection-                                               $13,950.13

Fire Hall-                                                         $125.45

Driveways-                                                      $6,043.95

Savings Account-                                             $1,163.09

CDs-                                                                 $47,310.70

TOTAL-                                                            $76,720.29


#34761            Northview Bank-Interest- Checking               $6.45

#34762            Northview Bank-Interest-Savings                   $.29

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

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


#6943  Town of Blaine            Roadside Brushing-2017                     $2100.00

#6944  Town of Wilma           Heller Road Work                                $516.60

#6945  Dave Baker-                Disposal Dis. Rep.                                $50.00

#6946  Deleted-Clerical Error

#6947  Roberts Excavating     Road Work                                          $16,125.00

#6948  AT&T                           Telephone/Internet                             $96.84

#6949  ECE                              Electricity                                            $60.00

#6950  Don Eddy                     Lease & Gas-Mowing-2 months          $150.00

#6951  Fran Levings                Mileage-2 trips                                   $61.20

#6952  U.S. Treasury               3rd Qtr. Taxes                                      $794.63


Beverly Carlin                         Supervisor                                           $100.00

Don Eddy                                 Lawn Mower Operator                       $150.00

Dave Fornengo                        Town Chair                                         $245.00

Jason Fornengo                       Supervisor                                           $100.00

Mandy Fornengo                     Treasurer                                            $120.00

Fran Levings                            Clerk, NPAHD                                      $480.00

Frank Rehberger                     Grader Operator                                 $100.00

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to pay these bills.  Carried.


  1. Dates to remember-  (1) Oct. 27-Pine County Township Officers meeting- Hinckley VFW- 9 am (2) Oct. 30-Pine County Board/Township Officers meeting- Courthouse- 6pm.  (3) December 8- All- Community Get-Together- 5:30pm-Potluck
  2. Clerk completed and mailed information requested by American Transparency. Under the Data Practices Ace, she negotiated the terms of the process with assistance from an attorney with MAT.
  3. She issued a call for New Dosey Township volunteer firefighters.
  4. She reminded the Board that at least one supervisor must be trained and certified as a Board of Appeal representative before April-2019.


  1. Before signing off on the 2018 Road Work order, Chair Fornengo said he would request a list from Roberts Excavating of all road work done this year and have the list for the November Board meeting.
  2. NPAHD report- Rep. Levings distributed a handout “Pine County Profile”. Ambulance services director Joe Newman had presented an excellent overview of his department at the Sept. NPAHD meeting.  The family of a deceased person donated $5000 to Essentia for a memorial in her honor and a “Memory Garden” is being planned.


  1. Tri-Township Disposal District Report- Rep. Dave Baker reported that the District has a new garbage truck.  The old truck had become very expensive to maintain.  The District used the funds of a CD to make the purchase.  Supervisor Carlin asked if the District planned to trade the new truck in after a certain number of years.  Baker responded that this particular truck is “state of the art” and may not be traded in for quite a while.  Chair Fornengo recommended the District develop a 5-year plan regarding the new truck.

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair ________________________   Date __________________



October 24th, 2018

All township property owners who wish to have the township plow their driveway this winter, please send a check for $120. (payable to New Dosey Township) to:
                          Mandy Fornengo, Treasurer
                          New Dosey Township
                          78492 Rutabaga Rd.
                          Sandstone, MN 55072
Checks must be received on or before Nov. 15.  If paid after Nov. 15, other applicable fees may be applied.   Please include FIRE # and NAME OF ROAD.  GATED DRIVEWAYS WILL NOT BE PLOWED.


September 27th, 2018


Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also present were Supervisor Beverly Carlin, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Don Mishler, Ron Mosser and Jeannie Virden. Supervisor Jason Fornengo was absent.

There was no public input.

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

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to approve the Minutes of August 8, 2018, with the following corrections- (1) Correct spelling of Jeannie Virden’s name and (2) Replace Supervisor with Treasurer after Mandy Fornengo in Gross Pay report. Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report. Chair Fornengo questioned why the Fire Protection Fund was so large. Clerk Levings explained that the township levies for this fund, and, over the years, the monies have accumulated. Consensus was to perhaps the change the levy amount for Fire Protection at the 2019 Annual Meeting.


General- $15,667.74
Road & Bridge- $35,186.34
Fire Protection- $19,147.95
Cemetery/Landscaping- $2,539.56
Fire Hall- $125.45
Driveways- $6,043.95
Savings Account- $1,162.80
CDs- $47,310.70
TOTAL- $127,184.49


#34752 Pine County Treasurer-Tax Forfeited Sale- $7,763,76
#34753 Paul Fornengo-Land Use Permit- $25.00
#34754 Deloris Schirmer-Plowing Private Drive- $120.00
#34755 MAT-Reimbursement-Meeting $40.00
#34756 Wayne Hessler-Purchased Used Printer- $25.00
#34757 Karen & John Mishler-Donation-Using Hall- $40.00
#34758 Lucy Hager & Tania Starowoitow-(Same) $25.00
#34759 Voided
#34760 Northview Bank-Interest-Checking Acc’t $8.91
Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Carried.

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


#6931 Land & Cabins Culvert for Rocky Blvd. $11,593.00
#6932 Duxbury Volunteer Fire Dept- Fire Protection $4,500.00
#6933 Federated Co-op Propane $1,747.10
#6934 Pine County Treasurer- Assessment $816.00
#6935 Kettle River Graphics- Stamp & Ink $24.41
#6936 ECE Electricity- 2 months $106.00
#6937 Marty’s Pest Control – Ladybug Eradication $125.00
#6938 Fran Levings Mileage-4 trips $109.14
#6939 Don Schirmer Mileage- 1 trip $25.50
#6940 Robert’s Excavating- Road Work $29,825.00
#6941 AT & T Telephone/Internet $96.84
#6942 Beverly Carlin Mileage- 2 trips $70.38


Beverly Carlin (Supervisor) $255.00
Don Eddy (Lawn Mower Operator $281.25
Dave Fornengo (Board Chair) $225.00
Jason Fornengo (Supervisor) $100.00
Mandy Fornengo (Treasurer) $120.00
Fran Levings (Clerk, NPAHD, Elections) $510.00
Don Schirmer (Planning Commissioner) $60.00

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


1. Pest control was done at the Town Hall on Sept. 6.
2. has made a 2nd request for some township records. Clerk Levings was advised by a MAT attorney in August that this would be a township decision as to whether or not to comply. Clerk received a 2nd email requesting these records again and to note the Statute if we chose to not comply. Clerk was advised by the Board to contact the MAT attorney again.


1. Levings reported that 7 township properties that she and Septic Administrator Dave Fornengo were reported as having been sold were researched and all are in septic compliance.
2. Dave Fornengo reported on the Pine County Planning Commission meeting that he attended. They are still working on a County wide Zoning Ordinance. Zoning types and sub-types were listed and a spreadsheet has been begun.

1. School House Road going West- Chair Fornengo reported that an attorney with the Minnesota Association of Townships informed him that this is a road, but NOT a township road since the township has not done work on it for more than 40 years. Supervisor Carlin said she specifically asked an attorney at the Township Legal Seminar she attended on September 8th and he told her the same thing. Jeannie Virden was told by Chair Fornengo that if she wished to put up a “Private” sign on the road, that would not be a township issue.
2. Road Work Update- McDermott Creek Road, Hay Creek Road and Squib Creek Road have all had work done on them this summer.
3. Culverts- Plans are underway to install a culvert on Rocky Blvd and repair the washout. A culvert will also be installed this year on White Tail Lane and Diana Stellmach’s driveway.
4. NPAHD Report-The District’s Lease with Essentia Hospital requires that the District must give permission to Essentia for any improvements or additions costing over $100,000.00. The District approved a motion granting permission to create an oncology center at the hospital. The Suicide Prevention Seminars are August 13 were very well-attended and well-received.


1. MAT District 7 meeting repor3 t- Clerk Levings reported that there are 13 Minnesota Association of Township Districts in Minnesota. District 7 has the largest township population. Access to high-speed internet in critical in District 7. The meeting was held at Anoka/Ramsey Community College which has been named one of the 10 best community colleges in the U.S. Annexation remains an issue with some cities annexing adjoining townships in order to increase city populations. Affordable housing for Minnesota’s aging population is another potential problem.
2. Township Legal Seminar report- Supervisor Carlin attended this event at Rutledge. She reported that Roads, High-Speed Internet and Junkyards were among the issues discussed.
3. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to contract again with Bob Brewster for Assessing Services in 2019 for $3490.50. Carried.


1. Don Mishler lodged a complaint against the road work done on McDermott Creek Road. He said the road itself is excellent, but there is an abundance of sod in the ditches. Chair Fornengo responded that he will talk to Roberts Excavating about this.
2. Ron offered to install Diana Stellmach’s culvert if the township contracted with Craig Summerland and then he would do the work. Chair Fornengo said that the Board would think about it.
3. Consensus of Supervisor Carlin and Chair Fornengo to only have road work done on 3 miles of the Kingsdale Road in 2018.

Meeting adjourned at 8:35 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Vice- Chair______________________ Date _____________