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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.

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MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP ANNUAL MEETING- MARCH 13, 2018 

March 29th, 2018

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP ANNUAL MEETING- MARCH 13, 2018

Meeting called to order at 8:15 pm by Clerk Fran Levings.   She welcomed the group, mentioned that treats were available and announced a reception honoring Ed Carlin and Al Holter on April 8 at 3pm.

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

Head Clerk Beverly Carlin read the results of the Board of Canvass.  Dave Fornengo was re-elected to a 3-year term as Supervisor and Fran Levings was re-elected to a 2-year term as Clerk.  Questions # 1 and 2- Should the Clerk and Treasurer positions be combined and should this new position then be appointed were both defeated.

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Beverly Carlin, to have Robin Fornengo serve as Moderator for the meeting.  Carried.

Motion by Ron Mosser, second by Jan Streiff, to approve the Minutes of the 2017 Annual Meeting.  Carried.

Motion by Jan Streiff, second by Mandy Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of the Informational Town Meeting on December 2, 2017.  Carried.

Motion by Beverly Carlin, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Board of Audit report.  Carried.

Chair Dave Fornengo began the Chair’s Report by explaining the 2017 Road Work Order.  Ron Mosser inquired as to if a contractor does not complete work assigned, should someone else be allowed to bid on that work?  Chair Fornengo replied that Hopkins Sand & Gravel had been asked about the job, but the Board felt they were too expensive.  Dave Baker reported that many townships had road problems in 2017 due to the amount of rainfall.  Chair Fornengo continued his report by saying that the Board had purchased culverts this year and also had the town hall re-sided.  Motion by Ron Mosser, second by Jan Streiff, to accept the Chair’s report.  Carried.

Clerk Fran Levings reported that she attends many workshops, meetings and seminars each year.  She said they are very beneficial to her job performance.  She highlighted such seminars as the MAT Short Courses, the District 7 MAT annual meeting, Pine County Township Officers meetings, Pine County Board special meetings with township officers.  She was especially impressed with what she has learned at 2 seminars- one of Aggregate Mining and another on Boardband.  Motion by Jan Streiff, second by Beverly Carlin, to accept the Clerk’s Report.  Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Annual Treasurer’s Report. She also distributed copies of the 2018 budget as approved by the Board in February.  Ron Mosser made a motion to put some of the Driveways Fund money in a CD that could earn interest, but when Dave Fornengo said the rates are very low,  Mr . Mosser withdrew his motion.  Motion by Beverly Carlin, second by Fran Levings, to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Carried.

Zoning Officer Fran Levings reported that 16 Land Use Permits and 2 Septic Permits were granted in 2017.  Motion by Dave Baker, second by Beverly Carlin, to approve the Zoning Report.  Carried.

Dave Baker reported on the Tri-Township Disposal District.  He said they lowered the tax rate and since they cannot get a trade-in for the truck, they are purchasing a new one.  Motion by Fran Levings, second by Mary Mosser, to approve the Disposal District report.  Carried.

Fran Levings reported on the North Pine Area Hospital District.  She distributed the latest copy of their newsletter.  The district is working with Essentia Hospital to build a new EMT gararge.  She is chairing a sub-committee on efforts to bring mental health services to the area.  Motion by Jan Streiff, second by Mandy Fornengo, to approve the NPAHD report.  Carried.

Motion by Fran Levings, second by Ron Mosser, to raise the pay for Deputy Clerk from $40/meeting to $50/meeting, the pay for Supervisors from $75/meeting to $100/meeting and the pay for plowing private drives from $20/hour to $25/hour.  Carried.

Motion by Fran Levings, second by Beverly Carlin, to NOT authorize any changes to the levy.  Carried.

Motion by Fran Levings, second by Jan Streiff, to enter into a Contract for Services in the amount of $250 with the following non-profit groups- Family Pathways, Pine County History Museum, Old School Arts Center and the 7-County Senior Federation.  Carried.

When the floor was opened to “General Items of Concern”, Ron Mosser inquired about roadside brushing and Dave Fornengo expressed concerns with the quality of the brushing this year. Motion by Ron Mosser, second by Mary Mosser, to hire someone other than Blaine Township to clear brush on McDermott Creek Road this year.  Carried.

Motion by Fran Levings, second by Beverly Carlin, to continue to use Northview Bank as the township depository.  Carried.

Motion by Beverly Carlin, second by Ron Mosser, to have all township legal and public notices published in the Pine County Courier, the Askov American and the Evergreen.  Carried.

Motion by Fran Levings, second by Beverly Carlin, to set the 2nd Tuesday in March, 2019 as the date for the next Annual Meeting.  Carried.

Motion by Jan Streiff, second by Dave Baker, to adjourn.  Carried.

Meeting adjourned at 9:40 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Moderator__________________________________________.

 

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP ANNUAL MEETING- MARCH 14, 2017

March 30th, 2017

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP ANNUAL MEETING- MARCH 14, 2017

Meeting called to order at 8:15 by Clerk Fran Levings.

Motion by Jan Streiff, second by Don Mishler, to approve the agenda.  Carried.

Head Judge Beverly Carlin read the results of the Board of Canvass.  Ronnie Mosser received 12 votes for Supervisor and Jason Fornengo received 20 votes for Supervisor.  Mandy Fornengo received 28 votes for Treasurer.  She ran unopposed.

Motion by Jan Streiff to nominate Robin Fornengo to be the moderator.  Second by Dave Baker.  No other nominations.  Motion carried.

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Jan Streiff, to approve the minutes of the 2016 Annual Meeting.  Carried.

Motion by Beverly Carlin, second by Don Mishler, to approve the Board of Audit report.  Carried.

Town Chair’s Report:

  • $20,682.45 spent on road work in 2016.
  • Town may replace the culvert on Rocky Blvd. in 2017.
  • Pine County allows the township free use of gravel from their pit.
  • Pine County will replace the bridge on Hwy. 32 by Fornengo home.
  • Vendors working underground on township roads must get a permit.
  • Progressive aspects of our townships- solar panels, Little Library, Archives in Pine County Historical Museum.
  • We are 1 of 2 townships in MN to offer driveway snow plowing.

Motion by Beverly Carlin, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Chair’s report.  Carried.

Clerk’s Report:

  • Clerk has attended several excellent training sessions in 2016.
  • Clerk will work on getting the messy yard of a resident cleaned up. Ron Mosser mentioned other concerns he has with the home of this resident- (1) they are in violation of the “One Principle Dwelling on a Parcel” rule (2) their septic is in violation and (3) they have an extra trailer on their property. Dave Fornengo researched on his laptop the Parcel Identification Numbers for this property and reported that there are 3 separate PINs, therefore the two dwellings are on separate parcels.  This residence is located in the townsite of Cloverton. He said that as Septic Administrator for the township, he would be looking into the septic of this residence this spring.

Motion by Ron Mosser, second by Don Mishler, to approve the Clerk’s report.  Carried.

Treasurer’s Report:  Treasurer Mandy Fornengo distributed the Annual Treasurer’s Report.

Fund Balances as of March 11, 2017 were-

General Fund                                      $1695.93

Road & Bridge Fund                            $82,317.45

Fire Protection Fund                           $20,291.01

Cemetery/Landscaping Fund              $3,404.68

Fire Hall Fund                                      $125.45

Driveways Fund                                   $5,548.97

Savings Account                                  $1161.34

CDs                                                      $46,394.31

TOTAL FUNDS                                     $160,939.14

Mandy also distributed the 2017 budget.  Motion by Fran Levings, second by Jan Streiff, to accept the Treasurer’s Report.  Carried.

Zoning Report:  Fran Levings reported that 7 Land Use Permits had been issued in 2016.  Lengthy discussion of septic concerns.  Consensus was that Realtors do not always trigger a “Point of Sale” septic inspection as they are required to do.  Motion by Beverly Carlin, second by Dave Baker, to accept the Zoning Report.  Carried.

Cemetery Report:  Fran Levings reported that the “Perpetual Care Fund” drive is on hold at the time because enough funds are being generated from the state and town aid distributions to pay for mowing and landscaping.  Motion by Jan Streiff, second by Beverly Carlin, to accept the Cemetery Report.  Carried.

Tri-Township Disposal District Report: Dave Baker asked for permission for this group to raise the levy for payment by $5.  Beverly Carlin strongly opposed the possibility of purchasing new garbage truck.  Motion by Beverly Carlin, second by Ron Mosser, to accept the Disposal District Report.  Carried.

North Pine Area Hospital District Report: Fran Levings distributed a handout regarding the new hospital campus that will open in Sandstone this year.  The Open House for the new Essentia-Sandstone Hospital will be May 9.  Motion by Dave Baker, second by Beverly Carlin, to accept the Hospital District Report.  Carried.

Fran Levings distributed the Pay Scale for the township.  Ron Mosser moved that the voters amend the pay scale to paying supervisors an extra $25/meeting and the supervisors do NOT get paid for missed meetings.  Second by Don Mishler.  Vote was taken by a show of hands.  Yes- 4 votes.  No- 5 votes.  3 abstentions.  The motion failed.

Motion by Fran Levings, second by Beverly Carlin, that there be no changes to the levy.  Carried.

No changes were made to the Plowing Private Driveways Policy.  The Board was asked by Ron Mosser to consider purchasing another CD with the idea that the funds may eventually be used to purchase a new plow truck or grader.

Motion by Fran Levings, second by Jan Streiff, that the township enter into Contracts for Services for $250/each for Seven County Senior Services, Family Pathways, Pine County Historical Society and Old School Arts Center.  Carried.

Motion by Ron Mosser, second by Jan Streiff, to authorize housekeeper Robin Fornengo to donate town hall items (kitchen & handicapped) to a thrift store.  Carried.

Motion by Ron Mosser, second by Jan Streiff, to raise the Grader Operator pay from $20/hour to $25/hour.  Carried.

Ron Mosser pointed out some problems with the siding on the town hall building.  This item will be placed on the next regular town board meeting.

Motion by Fran Levings, second by Beverly Carlin, to continue using Northview Bank in Sandstone as the town depository. Carried.

Motion by Fran Levings, second by Dave Baker, to continue using the Pine County Courier as our legal notices newspaper.  Carried.

Motion by Fran Levings, second by Robin Fornengo, to set the 2nd Tuesday in March, 2018, as the date for the next Annual Meeting.  Carried.

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Robin Fornengo, to adjourn.  Carried and meeting adjourned at 9:48pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings

Also signed by the Moderator: _______________________________

 

 

ELECTION AND TOWN MEETING NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP

February 22nd, 2017

ELECTION AND TOWN MEETING

NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP

Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of New Dosey Township that the Annual Election and Annual Meeting will be held on March 14, 2017, in the town hall. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be postponed to the 3rd Tuesday in March.

Election hours will be 4-8 pm at which time voters will elect:

  • Supervisor (3-year term)

Candidates:

Ronnie Mosser

Jason Fornengo

  • Treasurer (2-year term)

Candidate:

Mandy Fornengo

The Annual Meeting will begin at 8:15 pm to conduct all necessary business as prescribed by law.

The town hall will be open on Mar. 11 from 10 am-noon for Absentee (Early) voting.

Fran Levings, Clerk

Town of New Dosey