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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.



December 30th, 2018


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

There was no public input.

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

Motion by Beverly Carlin, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of November 19, 2018. Carried

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report and the Cash Control Balance Statement.


General Fund $8389.95

Road & Bridge Fund $2687.09

Cemetery/Landscaping Fund $1869.80

Fire Protection Fund $13950.15

Fire Hall Fund $125.45

Driveways Fund $8070.20

Savings Account $1164.83

CD $19194.96

TOTAL FUNDS $55452.43


#34770 Don Eddy Snowplowing $120.00

#34771 Diana Stellmach Snowplowing $120.00

#34772 Dave Baker Snowplowing $120.00

#34773 Dave Warchol Snowplowing $120.00

#34774 Todd Elliott Snowplowing $120.00

#34775 John Goodrich Snowplowing $120.00

#34776 Jan Streiff Snowplowing $120.00

#34777 Carol Seeley Snowplowing $120.00

#34778 Tania Starowoitow Snowplowing $120.00

#34779 Ken & Peg Coveau Snowplowing $120.00

#34780 Agnes Sexton Snowplowing $120.00

#34781 John Fornengo Snowplowing $120.00

#34782 Dave Majeski Snowplowing $120.00

#34783 Mark Berres Snowplowing $120.00

#34784 Paul Fornengo Snowplowing $120.00

#34785 Jason Dufresne Snowplowing $120.00

#34787 Dave Fornengo Snowplowing $120.00

#34786 Debra Podlasek Land Use Permit $25.00

#34788 Northview Bank Interest-Checking $4.48

#34789 Northview Bank Interest-Savings .87

#34790 Fran Levings Donation-Town Hall Use $40.00

#34791 Robin Kemp Snowplowing $120.00

#34792 Calen Baughn Snowplowing $120.00

#34793 Jason Fornengo Snowplowing $120.00

#34794 Pine County Property Taxes-2nd payment $12507.56


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


#6966 Fran Levings Mileage-2 trips $61.20

#6967 MATIT Workers Comp Insurance $554.00

#6968 Jason Dufresne Reimburse-No permit necessary $25.00

#6969 Handyman Rusty Replace fire hall door $610.00

#6970 Lamperts Fire hall door & opener $1174.00

#6971 Victor Lundeen Co. Receipt Books $123.77

#6972 AT&T Telephone/Internet $97.03

#6973 Deep Rock Fuel $1061.37

#6974 Pine County Election Expenses $97.75

#6975 ECE Electricity (after Capital Refund) $4.00

#6976 Robin Fornengo Town Hall Supplies $48.26

#6977 Ben Franklin Store Community Event Supplies $62.73

#6978 Super One Community Event Supplies $8.05


Beverly Carlin $100.00 Dave Fornengo $125.00

Jason Fornengo $200.00 Mandy Fornengo $180.00

Fran Levings (Includes Annual Pay for Zoning Administrator) $630.00


  1. Filing for office for the March 2019 election will be from 8 am, January 1 to 5pm January 15. Offices open are Supervisor (3-year term) and Treasurer (2-year term).
  1. Thank-you letter received from the Duxbury Volunteer Department

for installing a new door and a door opener on the Cloverton Fire Hall.

ZONING REPORT: Zoning Adminstrator received a letter from the Carlton County Extension program stating that they had approved a permit for a property owner on Tamarack River Road to apply wood ash and lime on his property in order to raise the soil pH.


  1. The supervisors signed off on the 2018 Road Work Order.
  2. Matt Lourey Trail North- a property owner has verbally requested that this Minimum Maintenance road by opened by the township as a township road and be plowed this winter. Because the Board believes this road is in very poor condition at this time, consensus was to not remove snow on the road this year. The Board further expressed a need for the request to be made in writing and that all property owners on this road be in support of improving the road. The issue will be then be discussed by the Board again.
  3. NPAHD Report- Representative Fran Levings reported that at the November meeting of the Hospital District Board, the Facilities Manager Dave Fornengo gave an impressive rundown on the Safety and Environment of Care of Essentia Hospital to the Board. There has not been a safety violation at Essentia Hospital-Sandstone for the past 10 years. Every reported concern, no matter how insignificant it may seem, from a damaged floor tile to a TV remote that doesn’t work to a bed that doesn’t move up correctly is immediately reported on-line, then dealt with that day if possible. Sometimes as many as 60 repair reports come in each day. Following Mr. Fornengo’s report, Essentia CEO Micheal Hedrix reported that Medicare does periodic surveys of the quality of care in critical-access hospitals and for the last 3 surveys of Essentia-Sandstone, there have been zero deficiencies. Levings then distributed a handout of Suicide Prevention numbers to call for assistance if needed.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk Also signed by the Chair __________________ Date _________________


December 1st, 2018
 Voters of New Dosey Township may file for either of the following offices for the March, 2019, election.
 Supervisor- (3-year term)
 Treasurer- (2-year term).
Filing dates are from 8am Tuesday, January 1, 2019 until 5pm Tuesday, January 15, 2019.  File with the township clerk by appointment (320-242-3933) or at the January Town Board Meeting on January 9 -7:30pm.
                                          Fran Levings,Clerk


November 26th, 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 and Planning Commissioners Don Schirmer and Dave Baker.

Public Input- Dave Baker reported on a conversation he had with a landowner on Creekview Lane.  He was complaining about the condition of that road.

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

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to approve the Minutes of Oct. 10, 2018.  Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report.  The Cash Control Statement balanced with the Bank Statement.  CD 122016 in the amount of $28,065 was cashed in and the amount put in the Road & Bridge Fund.


General                                                           $10,861.39

Road & Bridge                                                 $31,275.00

Fire Protection                                                $13,950.15

Fire Hall                                                           $125.45

Cemetery/Landscaping                                   $1,869.80

Driveways                                                       $6,043.95

Savings                                                            $1,163.96

CD                                                                   $19,194.96

TOTAL FUNDS                                                  84,484.66

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.


# 6046             Frank Rehberger- Motor Fuels                       $99.73

# 6953             Beverly Carlin-Election & Mileage (4 trips)    $207.50

# 6954             Kettle River Graphics-Printing                        $10.00

#6955              AT&T-Telephone/Internet                              $97.03

#6956              Robin Fornengo-Town Hall Supplies               $46.69

#6957              Glen Williamson-Website                               $330.00

#6958              Fran Levings-Mileage-(5 trips)                       $193.80

#6959              Don Schirmer-Mileage (1 trip)                       $25.50

#6960              ECE-Electricity                                                $54.00

#6961              Dave Baker- Mileage (1 trip)                          $25.50

#6962              U.S. Postal Service-100 Stamps                      $50.00

#6963              Office Depot-Office Supplies & Event Supplies          $156.92

#6964              U.S. Postal Service- Postcard Stamps                         $8.75


Dave Baker-                $75.00                         Robin Fornengo-         $80.00

Beverly Carlin-            $400.00                       Fran Levings-               $570.00

Dave Fornengo-           $150.00                       Frank Rehberger-        $312.50

Jason Fornengo-          $100.00                       Don Schirmer-             $75.00

Mandy Fornengo-       $120.00

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


  1. Road Certification report has been completed and submitted to the Pine County Highway Department.  The township has 26.83 miles of roads.
  2. Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to authorize the Clerk to spend up to $125 for the All-Community Get-Together on Dec. 8.
  3. Fran Levings & Dave Baker have reserved the town hall for Thanksgiving Day.


Planning Commissioners Don Schirmer and Dave Baker reported on Public Hearing they attended regarding the new Zoning Ordinance being developed by Pine County.  Mr. Schirmer said the county is considering changing the sub-division section to allow subdivisions as small as 5 acres.  When the final edition of the new ordinance reaches the township, the Planning Commission will review it, then make a recommendation to the Board.  The Board may then opt in or out of the Ordinance.  If the township opts into the new ordinance, it will be administered by the county.   It is expected that a fee will be required by Pine County to administer the ordinance.


  1. The Sign-off on the 2018 Road Work order was tabled until December.
  2. NPAHD Report- Fran Levings was re-elected to a 4-year term as the New Dosey Township representative to the Hospital District Board. She reported that the Board has scheduled an afternoon and evening of events for Nov. 15 which is National Rural Health Day.  The MN State Director of Rural Health will tour the hospital campus, then a film on suicide prevention will be shown in Sandstone.


  1. Pine County Township Officers meeting report- Beverly Carlin attended this meeting on October 27.  Her report included the following (1) State Senator Tony Lourey said that townships are good ground-work government (2) State Representative Jason Rarick spoke on Broadband- he is trying to get ECE to make a cooperative to help with this. (3) County Commissioner Matt Ludwig said that the county has a budget of $1.8 billion .  The state sets the wage guidelines and Pine County must pay or employees will go to another county to work.  (4) County Attorney Reese Frederickson said that the county has recently set up a Vets Court. (5) Sheriff Jeff Nelson said it is now harder to make drug arrests- lesser charge for 1s offense and can only arrest if they do not comply with treatment & classes.  (6) Pine County Assessor Kelly Schroder said that recycling is a big issue now. Board of Equalization training can be done on-line. (7) Jim Fisher, MAT district 7 representative recommends bringing the draft back so veterans would not have to have as many tours in a war zone.
  2. Pine County Board/Township Officers Meeting- Levings & Carlin attended this meeting on Oct. 30. The main topic was U. of MN Extension programs in Pine County.  2 of are Master Gardening and 4-H clubs.
  3. Culvert Meeting- Carlin attended this meeting. She said it dealt a lot with trout streams. Also learned that it is better to replace with large, rather than small, culverts.


  1. Chair Fornengo reported that he has not heard from FEMA yet regarding reimbursement for townships expenses due to flooding on Rocky Blvd.
  2. He also reported that he had been contacted by a property owner on Matt Lourey Trail North who would like work done on that road because he plans to retire here and become a year-round resident.
  3. Chair Fornengo also suggested having the township develop a short-range plan for road work-what work will be done on what roads and what year would the work be done. Consensus was to have him set up this plan and try to have a rough draft by December.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair __________________________   Date __________