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 _______________________________


Date______________________________________

MINUTESS-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-MARCH 18, 2015

March 29th, 2015

MINUTESS-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-MARCH 18, 2015

Meeting called to order at 7:45pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were Supervisors Jason Fornengo and Dave Baker, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo and Clerk Fran Levings.

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 the February 11, 2015 meeting of the Board.  Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report (Attached to file copy of these minutes)

FUND BALANCES ARE:

  • General Fund- $5544.65
  • Road & Bridge Fund-$6795.
  • Cemetery/Landscaping Fund- $1292.70
  • Fire Protection Fund- $6319.94
  • Fire Hall Fund- $125.45
  • Savings Account- $1159.83
  • Driveways Fund- $4975.61
  • CDs- $45046.88
  • TOTAL MONIES- $71221.03

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

CLERK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Dates to remember- March 28- Pine County Township  Officers Meeting-  Hinckley-9am April 3- MAT Short Course- Carlton- 9am, April 7- Board of Review- 11am- Town Hall.
  • East Central Energy has increased their rates (attached).
  • Letter for State Representative Jason Rarick offering to attend a town board meeting during the summer.

ZONING REPORT:

  • Wetlands Training- March 23- Sandstone- 1pm.
  • Distributed copies of duties of the SSTS coordinator.  Consensus was the Dave Fornengo would be the administrator with support for the other 2 supervisors

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Chair Fornengo explained the 3 options offered for Internet Connectivity and consensus was to select Option 3- a  land line phone with internet connection. He will pick up the devices & install them in the town hall.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • April 11 was selected as the date for the annual road review.  Supervisors will meet at the town hall at 8am.
  • Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to hire Mandy Fornengo, as the Town Hall Housekeeper at a rate of $20/hour.  Carried
  • Chair Fornengo announced that he has invited Pauline Amundson to speak on Emergency Preparedness at the April Town Board meeting.
  • Meeting Reports- NPAHD  by Fran Levings and Dave Fornengo,  Mr. Fornengo said that the board had received a lengthy letter from the District explaining its position on the criticisms of the city of Hinckley.  A list of all representatives to the District Board was included.  Levings distributed copies of the draft of the Health Care Campus.
  • Letter from East Central Energy explaining their upcoming roadside brushing plan.
  • Letter from a Telecom  Company requesting a copy of any permit application needed in order for them to  do  work in our township.  Clerk Levings will respond to the letter.

Meeting adjourned at 8:39pm.

Respectfully submitted, Fran Levings Clerk

Also signed by the Chair ___________________________  Date ________________________

 

 

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD MEETING- FEBRUARY 11, 2015

March 5th, 2015

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD MEETING- FEBRUARY 11, 2015

Meeting called to order at 7:30pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were Supervisor Dave Baker, Clerk Fran Levings and Deputy Clerk Mandy Fornengo. Absent Supervisor Jason Fornengo and Treasurer Margaret Coveau.

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the agenda with the addition of Bridge Inspection Report under New Business.  Carried.

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to approve the minutes of the January 14, 2015, meeting.  Carried.

Clerk Fran Levings presented the Treasurer’s Report as prepared by Treasurer Margaret Coveau (attached to file copy of these minutes). Fund Balances are:

  • General Fund $10,626.91
  • Road & Bridge Fund $9,320.97
  • Cemetery/Landscaping $1,292.70
  • Fire Protection $6,319.94
  • Fire Hall $125.45
  • Savings Account $1,159.94
  • Driveways $5,095.61
  • CDS $44,871.43
  • TOTAL $78,811.6

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to approve the Trsurer’s Report.  Carried.

Clerk 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:

  • Reminder- Annual Electiion & Meeting- March 10. Voting from 4-8pm and Annual Meeting will begin at @ 8:15pm.
  • Motion to appoint Jason Fornengo, Marlene & Don Mishler to serve on the Board of Canvass by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo.
  • Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to have the township join the Land Stewardship Program with dues at $35/year.   This group is working to not allow townships to be discontinued in the state of Minnesota.
  • No one from our Board is available to attend the Disaster Management Course in Cambridge on March 11-12.
  • Clerk announced that she had sent a letter to Cybert PC with a Tax Exempt form and still has not received an invoice for the computer/printer.
  • Brian Fornengo will repair the toilet in the men’s bathroom and Don Mishler fixed the women’s toilet.
  • The Board of Review will be held on April 6-11am. Supervisors Dave Fornengo and Dave Baker do not need to be re-trained until 2017.  At least 2 supervisors must attend the Board of Review meeting in order to have a quorum.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Chair Fornengo is still working with AT&T on Internet connections.
  • Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to adopt the SSTS Ordinance drawn up by Dave Fornengo and Fran Levings.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to accept the proposed budget as drawn up by Fran Levings and Mandy Fornengo.

Carried.

  • Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to accept the proposed wage increases as drawn up by Fran Levings and Mandy Fornengo and to put this proposal before the voters at the Annual Meeting on March 10th. Carried.
  • MEETING REPORTS-
    • Duxbury Volunteer Fire Department- Dave Baker distributed copies of their annual financial report. (Attached to file copy of these minutes_
    • Tri-Township Disposal District- Dave Baker reported that things are going along- business as usual.
    • North Pine Area Hospital District- The district is on track with its budget so far this year. The district will respond to the letter sent by City of Hinckley to all participating townships. A Long Term Care committee was formed to deal with getting a program in Sandstone as part of the new Health Care Campus- off-site.
  • The Bridge Inspection report was discussed and will be filed.
  • Dave Baker reported that all cemetery deeds must be recorded. Cemetery concerns will be on the agenda for the Annual Meeting.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair ______________________                Date:___________________