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________

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD- REGULAR MEETING-APRIL 8, 2015

April 20th, 2015

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD- REGULAR MEETING-APRIL 8, 2015

Meeting called to order at 7:35pm by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also present were Supervisors Jason Fornengo and Dave Baker, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Pine County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Pauline Amundsen and Pine County Attorney Reese Frederickson.

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

Pauline Amundson, Pine County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, explained that the Preparedness Program was set up after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  Scenarios that this program may be dealing with include anthrax, SARS, pandemic flu, sheltering, and public communication.  Her program is a coordinated effort including the medical community, fire departments and police departments.  All counties in Minnesota have an emergency coordinator and it is usually the sheriff of the county. Some recent emergencies in Pine County include the Markville  Blowdown of 2011, the Willow River Flood of 2012, a “white powder” incident in the Pine County Courthouse and the propane shortage of 2013. Local governments are primarily responsible during an emergency situation.  The Red Cross is not required; they are volunteers. Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, that New Dosey Township will participate in the Township Pilot Program of Emergency Preparedness under the auspices of Pine County. Carried.

Reese Frederickson, newly elected Pine County Attorney, introduced himself to the Board, and said he plans to attend at least one meeting of all Pine County Townships.  He outlined his main job duties as (1) criminal prosecutions (2) general counsel for all county offices and (3) advisor to the Pine County Board of Supervisors.

The Board thanked both speakers for their time and effort in driving out to our township and speaking to us.

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the minutes of the March 18, 2015, regular town board meeting.  Carried.

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the minutes of the Board of Re-Organization meeting of March 18, 2015.  Carried.

There was no monthly treasurer’s report as the Bank Statement had not arrived yet.

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

CLERK’S REPORT:

  • Thank-you letters received from the Seven-County Senior Federation and Family Pathways Senior Services for donations made.
  • Letter from Centurylink requesting info on plans for road construction.
  • Letter from the Land Stewardship Program saying no bill in legislature this year to eliminate townships.
  • Summer Short Course- June 5- Carlton- Clerk will call Board members in early  May so we can meet the early registration price.
  • Letter sent to Methven Funeral Home informing them that one cemetery lot is now $500.
  • Webmaster Glen Williamson will meet with the Clerk & Treasurer on May 17 to help with the CTAS migration.

ZONING REPORT:

  • Permit application sent to Telecom for any work they may do on a town road. Zoning administrator and Supervisor Baker drafted the permit.
  • Wetlands Training reported on by Zoning Administrator & Supervisor Baker.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Road Review confirmed for April 11th.
  • Chair Fornengo reported that he sent an email to the newly-elected sheriff Jeff Nelson, newly-elected State Representative Jason Rarick, County Board representative Matt Ludwig and newly-elected Pine County Attorney Reese Frederickson inviting them to attend a meeting of ours.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Meeting Reports:
  1. Pine County Township  Officers- Highlights: Will be working on Zoning, boat owners will eventually have to take an on-line course
  2. MAT Short Course- Excellent workshop on Workers Compensation report, info on legislation pending affecting townships, more info on new CTAS.
  3. NPAHD- 5 contracts were signed with businesses that will be part of the construction and set-up of the new hospital campus in Sandstone.

ANYTHING ELSE TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD?  Discussion among supervisors about the status of the snow plow truck.  The truck will be used for the Road Review.

Meeting adjourned at 9:05pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk Also signed by the Chair:_____________________

Date:_________________