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:_____________________

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MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP ANNUAL MEETING- MARCH 10, 2015

March 29th, 2015

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP ANNUAL MEETING- MARCH 10, 2015

Meeting called to order at 8:15pm by Clerk Fran Levings.  Also present were Dave Baker, Marlene Mishler, Anthony J. Fornengo, Jason Fornengo, Ed Carlin, Don Mishler, Robin Fornengo and Beverly Carlin.  Clerk announced that the regular Board meeting for March would be held on March 18, not March 11.  She also encouraged everyone to have coffee & treats.

Head Judge Beverly Carlin read the results of the Board of Canvass.  Dave Fornengo, Mandy Fornengo and Fran Levings each received 12 votes for the respective offices of Supervisor (3-years), Treasurer (2 years) and Representative to the North Pine Area Hospital District.

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin to have Anthony J. Fornengo serve as moderator.  Carried.

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

Motion by John Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the minutes of the March 11, 2014 Annual Meeting.  Carried.

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the minutes of the Board of Review meeting on April 7, 2014.  Carried.

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Robin Fornengo, to approve the minutes of the Special Town Meeting on April j28, 2014.  Carried.

Motion by Robin Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to approve the minutes of the Special Town Meeting on October 18, 2014. Carried.

Motion by Beverly Carlin, second by Robin Fornengo, to approve the minutes of the public hearing held on February 7. 2015.  Carried.

Motion by Beverly Carlin, second by Marlene Mishler, to approve the minutes of the Board of Audit on February 11, 2015.  Carried.

Clerk Levings presented the Annual Treasurer’s Report. Fund Balanaces were: General Fund- $5544.65, Road & Bridge Fund- $6755.97, Cemetery/Landscaping Fund- $1292.70, Fire Protection Fund-$6319.94, Fire Hall Fund- $125.45, Savings Account-$1159.54, Driveways Fund-$4975.61 and CDs- $45046.88. Motion by Robin Fornengo, second by Don Mishler, to approve the Treasurer’s report.  Carried.

Vice-chair Dave Baker presented the Annual Chair’s Report.  He gave an overall view of the Red Maple Lane project, mentioned the purchase of a new pickup truck and distributed copies of the 2014 Road Work Order that was completed by  contractors Ed Profitt and Todd Elliot.  Motion by Robin Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to accept the Chair’s report.  Carried.

Clerk Levings presented the Annual Clerk’s report. She presented the 2015 Budget as approved by the Town Board on February 11th.   Motion by Robin Fornengo, second by Anthony J. Fornengo, to approve the 2015 budget. Carried. Motion by Robin Fornengo, second by Don Mishler, to raise the price of a cemetery lot (8 graves) from $400 to $500.  Carried.

Motion by Fran Levings, second by Anthony J. Fornengo, to NOT change the tax levy.  Carried.

Zoning Administrator Fran Levings presented the Zoning report.  A township Sub-Surface Sewage System was passed in February and recorded in the Pine County Recorders office.  Our township issued 11 Land Use permits in 2014.  Motion by Robin Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to accept the Zoning report.  Carried.

Fran Levings, representative to the North Pine Area Hospital District, presented a report  on that agency.  Construction on the new Health Care Campus will begin this fall.  Motion by Anthony J. Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo,  to accept the NPAHD report.  Carried.

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Anthony J. Fornengo, to authorize the  following pay raises as recommend by the Town Board:  Town Chair raise from $75 to $125/meeting, Clerk raise from $100 to $125/meeting, Treasurer raise from $95 to $100/meeting, Election Judges raise from $11 to $20/hour, and to begin paying office/clerical  work, NPAHD representative, SSTS Administrators, and Housekeeper $20/hour.  Carried.

Motion by Fran Levings, second by Beverly Carlin, to NOT make any changes to the Plowing Private Drives policy. Carried.

Motion by Beverly Carlin, second by Anthony J. Fornengo, to authorize $250 each to Family Pathways, Seven-County Seniors, the Old School Arts Center and the Pine County Historical Society for a contract for services  for 1 year.  Carried.

Motion by Fran Levings, second by Ed Carlin, to renew our 1-year contract with the Duxbury Volunteer Fire Department for a fee of $4500.00.  Carried.

Motion by  Fran Levings, second by Beverly Carlin, to continue banking with Northview Bank. Carried.

Motion by Fran Levings, second by Beverly Carlin, to continue filing all legal notices with the Pine County Courier.  Carried.

Motion by Fran Levings, second by Beverly Carlin , to set the date for the next annual meeting for the 2nd Tuesday in March, 2015. Carried.

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Anthony J. Fornengo, to adjourn the meeting. Carried.

Meeting adjourned at 9:15pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Moderator _______________________________


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