MINUTES-REGULAR NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING- MARCH 9, 2016

March 25th, 2016

MINUTES-REGULAR NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING- MARCH 9, 2016

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were Supervisors Dave Baker and Jason Fornengo, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Ron and Mary Mosser.

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 February, 2016.  Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report. (Attached to file copy of these minutes).  FUND BALANCES ARE:

  • General Fund $6235.84
  • Road & Bridge Fund $54239.43
  • Cemetery/Landscaping Fund $3582.85
  • Fire Protection Fund $16190.73
  • Fire Hall Fund $125.45
  • Savings Account $1159.90
  • Driveways Fund $5605.18
  • CDs $45750.08
  • TOTAL FUNDS $132889.46

Clerk Levings reported that after a conversation with Mark Albarado from the State Auditor’s Office, she needed a motion to deduct $45.61 from the Road & Bridge Fund beginning balance in order to balance the bank statement with the CTAS records.  Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to do so.  Motion carried.  Clerk Levings also reported that she had received an email from a MAT attorney questioning the use of the township debit card without prior board approval for each purchase.  Board members agreed that this would be a hardship for the board because sometimes immediate purchases are necessary.  Chair Fornengo said he would pursue this issue with MAT. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to accept the Treasurer’s Report.   Carried.

Clerk 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:

  • Dates to remember- March 23 Board of Re-Organization

March 26        Pine County Township Officer Mtg

April 1             MAT Short Course

April 11           Board of Review

OLD BUSINESS:

  • NPAHD Report- Representative Levings reported that a task force is developing a Request for Expression of Interest to seek interested persons or organizations to purchase the existing hospital building. A “Beam Signing” event was also held and Levings and Dave Fornengo both signed this beam.
  • Emergency Preparedness Program- Chair Fornengo reported that personnel changes at the county level are causing a delay at this time. Training is available for a Sky Warm Program – ham radios are involved in this.
  • Road Concerns- Several were mentioned and will be kept under continued consideration, e.g. grading is needed when weather is appropriate, multiple road inspections may be needed, township must be financially prepared to replace the huge culvert on Rocky Ridge Road and some of the Class 5 gravel is not of good quality.  Ron Mosser questioned the policy of board members being exempt from paying the fee to have their private drive plowed after a snowstorm.  Chair Fornengo said the board considered this to be compensation for all work done by supervisors that they do not bill for.  Supervisor Jason Fornengo explained that he always plugged the truck in at this home at his expense and did not bill for this. He also does not bill for his time in taking the truck to be filled with gas in Danbury or Askov.  Supervisor Baker said that his “driveway” was actually still part of Squib Creek Drive.  Clerk Levings said she will suggest an amendment to the Driveways Policy at the next Annual Meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Letter from CenturyLink requesting to know about any road construction will be filed.
  • Annual Financial Report from the Duxbury was shown to the Board and will be filed.

ANYTHING ELSE TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD:

  • Ron Mosser was granted permission to purchase a culvert from the township.

Meeting adjourned at 8:45pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair: _______________________________  Date ______________

BOARD OF REVIEW & EQUALIZATION APRIL 11 – 11am

March 17th, 2016
BOARD OF REVIEW & EQUALIZATION
APRIL 11, 201611am.
CLOVERTON TOWN HALL

NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF RE-ORGANIZATION

March 2nd, 2016
NEW DOSEY  TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF RE-ORGANIZATION
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Re-Organization
meeting for New Dosey Township will be held on March 23
at 7:30pm. Recently elected officers will be sworn in, all
forms signed and sent to the MN Association of Townships
and a chair and vice-chair will be elected.