MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-FEB. 8, 2017

February 22nd, 2017

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-FEB. 8, 2017

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

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 Jan. 11, 2017. Carried.

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

FUND BALANCES:

  • General Fund $7,920.32
  • Road & Bridge Fund $74,071.01
  • Fire Protection Fund $20,313.04
  • Cemetery/Landscaping Fund $3,404.67
  • Fire Hall Fund $125.45
  • Driveways $5,934.94
  • Savings Account $1,160.77
  • CDs $46,248.96
  • TOTAL FUNDS $159,179.56

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

CLERK’S REPORT:

  1. PERA (Public Employees Retirement Association) report has been completed and mailed in.
  2. Town Hall will be open on March 11 from 10 am-noon for Absentee (Early) voting.

ZONING REPORT:

  1. Final draft of the Pine County Comprehensive Plan has been completed. It is on-line w/the County website. A public hearing will be held at the Courthouse on Feb. 21- 10 am. The new Land Use Ordinance will be drafted next.
  2. Chair Fornengo reported on a somewhat confusing call he had received from a person who thought she had purchased property in New Dosey Township. He referred her to the township website.

OLD BUSINESS:

1. NPAHD report- Levings reported that the Bistro will not be completed when the hospital opens, but Essentia-Sandstone has contingency plans. The Open House for the hospital only will be May 9. The NPAHD Open House will be when all leasees are in the new building. The Health & Fire Marshalls will inspect the 2nd week on February. A “Punch” list inspection to see what needs to be fixed a little (tiles that may need to be replace, chipped paint, etc.) is taking place. Levings then distributed progress photos and a new Hospital Board membership list.

2.Clerk Levings reported that she had met with an insurance adjustor regarding the personal injury claim made against the township.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Clerk Levings reported on the Pine County Supervisors/Township Officers meeting she attended at the Courthouse on January 25, 2017. The speaker, Ben Winchester, UM-Extension, talked about the reasons for the decline of rural Minnesota. He listed 4 causes- mechanization of agriculture, roads & transportation, educational population loss, and lower birth rate. He stated that agriculture has NOT been the mainstay of the rural economy for years. Education and health care are. Actually, since 1970, rural populations have increased by 11%. People are moving to rural areas for a slower pace of life, safety & security and low housing costs, NOT for jobs. The entire presentation was very worthwhile.
  2. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to propose an amendment to the Driveways Policy at the Annual Meeting. This amendment will address the issue of whether or not Board members will not have to pay to have their drives plowed. Carried.

Meeting adjourned at 8 pm.

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair ___________________________

ELECTION AND TOWN MEETING NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP

February 22nd, 2017

ELECTION AND TOWN MEETING

NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP

Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of New Dosey Township that the Annual Election and Annual Meeting will be held on March 14, 2017, in the town hall. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be postponed to the 3rd Tuesday in March.

Election hours will be 4-8 pm at which time voters will elect:

  • Supervisor (3-year term)

Candidates:

Ronnie Mosser

Jason Fornengo

  • Treasurer (2-year term)

Candidate:

Mandy Fornengo

The Annual Meeting will begin at 8:15 pm to conduct all necessary business as prescribed by law.

The town hall will be open on Mar. 11 from 10 am-noon for Absentee (Early) voting.

Fran Levings, Clerk

Town of New Dosey

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY BOARD REGULAR MEETING- JAN. 11, 2016

January 28th, 2017

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY BOARD REGULAR MEETING- JAN. 11, 2016

Vice-chair Dave Baker called the meeting to order at 7:30pm. Also present were Supervisor Jason Fornengo, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo and Clerk Fran Levings. Chair Dave Fornengo was absent.

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

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of Dec. 14, 2016, with the following amendment- Under OLD BUSINESS- Road Issues- “Doug Wiita informed Supervisor Baker that he did NOT complete the work on Creekview Lane this year”. Carried.

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

FUND BALANCES

  • General Fund $8511.61
  • Road & Bridge Fund $70,463.03
  • Fire Protection Fund $19,223.09
  • Cemetery/Landscaping Fund $3084.23
  • Fire Hall Fund $125.45
  • Driveways Fund $6313.99
  • Savings Account $1160.77
  • CDs $46,248.96
  • TOTAL FUNDS $155,131.13

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

CLERK’S REPORT:

  • Since the Old School Arts Center has closed its office for the winter, the town clerk, also the president of the Art Center, has been using the town office for art center business. Therefore, the Art Center purchased one ink cartridge and one ream of copy paper for the township.
  • On Jan. 25 at 6pm, the Pine County Board is sponsoring a workshop for township officers at the courthouse.
  • The Board of Audit will be held at 7:15pm on Feb. 8- prior to the regular board meeting.
  • Clerk distributed the pay scales for the towns of Wilma and Arna.

ZONING:

Zoning Administrator Fran Levings reported that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has proposed 2 amendments to the Water Quality Standards. (attached to file copy of these minutes)

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the amended 2017 Township calendar. Carried. This calendar is posted on both the bulletin board & the outdoors notice board & the township website.
  • NPAHD Report- (1) The district has gotten very good media coverage. (2) An attorney has been hired to handle the sale of bed licenses. (3) Still working on the details of the Bistro. (4) distributed a handout of the proposed Golden Horizons Assisted Living Facility (5) A Sandstone business park is being constructed on Lundorff Drive on the approach to the new campus.
  • Supervisor Fornengo reported that he picked up and delivered a refrigerator left on Hay Creek Road to the County Transfer Station. He also reported that when we have a snowstorm, he gets out the night of the storm to plow the driveways of those residents that he knows have to get out to go to work the next day.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Clerk Levings reported that a senior citizen slipped and fell on the sidewalk on Dec. 28 and has filed a personal injury claim with the township’s insurance company.
  • Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to appoint Beverly Carlin, Dave Baker and Patrice Winfield as election judges on March 14. Carried. Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to appoint the same 3 persons as the Absentee Ballot Board. Carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:45pm. Fran Levings, Clerk___________________

Also signed by the Vice-chair__________________Date_______