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MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-DECEMBER 12, 2018

December 30th, 2018

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-DECEMBER 12, 2018

Meeting called to order at 7:30 by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also present were Supervisors Beverly Carlin and Jason Fornengo, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo and Clerk Fran Levings.

There was no public input.

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

Motion by Beverly Carlin, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of November 19, 2018. Carried

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report and the Cash Control Balance Statement.

FUND BALANCES:

General Fund $8389.95

Road & Bridge Fund $2687.09

Cemetery/Landscaping Fund $1869.80

Fire Protection Fund $13950.15

Fire Hall Fund $125.45

Driveways Fund $8070.20

Savings Account $1164.83

CD $19194.96

TOTAL FUNDS $55452.43

NOVEMBER RECEIPTS:

#34770 Don Eddy Snowplowing $120.00

#34771 Diana Stellmach Snowplowing $120.00

#34772 Dave Baker Snowplowing $120.00

#34773 Dave Warchol Snowplowing $120.00

#34774 Todd Elliott Snowplowing $120.00

#34775 John Goodrich Snowplowing $120.00

#34776 Jan Streiff Snowplowing $120.00

#34777 Carol Seeley Snowplowing $120.00

#34778 Tania Starowoitow Snowplowing $120.00

#34779 Ken & Peg Coveau Snowplowing $120.00

#34780 Agnes Sexton Snowplowing $120.00

#34781 John Fornengo Snowplowing $120.00

#34782 Dave Majeski Snowplowing $120.00

#34783 Mark Berres Snowplowing $120.00

#34784 Paul Fornengo Snowplowing $120.00

#34785 Jason Dufresne Snowplowing $120.00

#34787 Dave Fornengo Snowplowing $120.00

#34786 Debra Podlasek Land Use Permit $25.00

#34788 Northview Bank Interest-Checking $4.48

#34789 Northview Bank Interest-Savings .87

#34790 Fran Levings Donation-Town Hall Use $40.00

#34791 Robin Kemp Snowplowing $120.00

#34792 Calen Baughn Snowplowing $120.00

#34793 Jason Fornengo Snowplowing $120.00

#34794 Pine County Property Taxes-2nd payment $12507.56

TOTAL RECIEPTS $15002.91

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Carried.

Clerk Fran Levings presented the Claims List and the Net Payroll List for approval. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to pay these bills. Carried.

CLAIMS:

#6966 Fran Levings Mileage-2 trips $61.20

#6967 MATIT Workers Comp Insurance $554.00

#6968 Jason Dufresne Reimburse-No permit necessary $25.00

#6969 Handyman Rusty Replace fire hall door $610.00

#6970 Lamperts Fire hall door & opener $1174.00

#6971 Victor Lundeen Co. Receipt Books $123.77

#6972 AT&T Telephone/Internet $97.03

#6973 Deep Rock Fuel $1061.37

#6974 Pine County Election Expenses $97.75

#6975 ECE Electricity (after Capital Refund) $4.00

#6976 Robin Fornengo Town Hall Supplies $48.26

#6977 Ben Franklin Store Community Event Supplies $62.73

#6978 Super One Community Event Supplies $8.05

GROSS PAY:

Beverly Carlin $100.00 Dave Fornengo $125.00

Jason Fornengo $200.00 Mandy Fornengo $180.00

Fran Levings (Includes Annual Pay for Zoning Administrator) $630.00

CLERK’S REPORT:

  1. Filing for office for the March 2019 election will be from 8 am, January 1 to 5pm January 15. Offices open are Supervisor (3-year term) and Treasurer (2-year term).
  1. Thank-you letter received from the Duxbury Volunteer Department

for installing a new door and a door opener on the Cloverton Fire Hall.

ZONING REPORT: Zoning Adminstrator received a letter from the Carlton County Extension program stating that they had approved a permit for a property owner on Tamarack River Road to apply wood ash and lime on his property in order to raise the soil pH.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. The supervisors signed off on the 2018 Road Work Order.
  2. Matt Lourey Trail North- a property owner has verbally requested that this Minimum Maintenance road by opened by the township as a township road and be plowed this winter. Because the Board believes this road is in very poor condition at this time, consensus was to not remove snow on the road this year. The Board further expressed a need for the request to be made in writing and that all property owners on this road be in support of improving the road. The issue will be then be discussed by the Board again.
  3. NPAHD Report- Representative Fran Levings reported that at the November meeting of the Hospital District Board, the Facilities Manager Dave Fornengo gave an impressive rundown on the Safety and Environment of Care of Essentia Hospital to the Board. There has not been a safety violation at Essentia Hospital-Sandstone for the past 10 years. Every reported concern, no matter how insignificant it may seem, from a damaged floor tile to a TV remote that doesn’t work to a bed that doesn’t move up correctly is immediately reported on-line, then dealt with that day if possible. Sometimes as many as 60 repair reports come in each day. Following Mr. Fornengo’s report, Essentia CEO Micheal Hedrix reported that Medicare does periodic surveys of the quality of care in critical-access hospitals and for the last 3 surveys of Essentia-Sandstone, there have been zero deficiencies. Levings then distributed a handout of Suicide Prevention numbers to call for assistance if needed.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk Also signed by the Chair __________________ Date _________________

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-NOV. 12, 2018

November 26th, 2018

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-NOV. 12, 2018

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were Supervisors Beverly Carlin and Jason Fornengo, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings and Planning Commissioners Don Schirmer and Dave Baker.

Public Input- Dave Baker reported on a conversation he had with a landowner on Creekview Lane.  He was complaining about the condition of that road.

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

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to approve the Minutes of Oct. 10, 2018.  Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report.  The Cash Control Statement balanced with the Bank Statement.  CD 122016 in the amount of $28,065 was cashed in and the amount put in the Road & Bridge Fund.

FUND BALANCES:

General                                                           $10,861.39

Road & Bridge                                                 $31,275.00

Fire Protection                                                $13,950.15

Fire Hall                                                           $125.45

Cemetery/Landscaping                                   $1,869.80

Driveways                                                       $6,043.95

Savings                                                            $1,163.96

CD                                                                   $19,194.96

TOTAL FUNDS                                                  84,484.66

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Carried.

Clerk Fran Levings presented the Claims List and the Net Payroll List for approval.

CLAIMS:

# 6046             Frank Rehberger- Motor Fuels                       $99.73

# 6953             Beverly Carlin-Election & Mileage (4 trips)    $207.50

# 6954             Kettle River Graphics-Printing                        $10.00

#6955              AT&T-Telephone/Internet                              $97.03

#6956              Robin Fornengo-Town Hall Supplies               $46.69

#6957              Glen Williamson-Website                               $330.00

#6958              Fran Levings-Mileage-(5 trips)                       $193.80

#6959              Don Schirmer-Mileage (1 trip)                       $25.50

#6960              ECE-Electricity                                                $54.00

#6961              Dave Baker- Mileage (1 trip)                          $25.50

#6962              U.S. Postal Service-100 Stamps                      $50.00

#6963              Office Depot-Office Supplies & Event Supplies          $156.92

#6964              U.S. Postal Service- Postcard Stamps                         $8.75

GROSS PAY:

Dave Baker-                $75.00                         Robin Fornengo-         $80.00

Beverly Carlin-            $400.00                       Fran Levings-               $570.00

Dave Fornengo-           $150.00                       Frank Rehberger-        $312.50

Jason Fornengo-          $100.00                       Don Schirmer-             $75.00

Mandy Fornengo-       $120.00

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to pay these bills.  Carried.

CLERK’S REPORT:

  1. Road Certification report has been completed and submitted to the Pine County Highway Department.  The township has 26.83 miles of roads.
  2. Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to authorize the Clerk to spend up to $125 for the All-Community Get-Together on Dec. 8.
  3. Fran Levings & Dave Baker have reserved the town hall for Thanksgiving Day.

ZONING REPORT:

Planning Commissioners Don Schirmer and Dave Baker reported on Public Hearing they attended regarding the new Zoning Ordinance being developed by Pine County.  Mr. Schirmer said the county is considering changing the sub-division section to allow subdivisions as small as 5 acres.  When the final edition of the new ordinance reaches the township, the Planning Commission will review it, then make a recommendation to the Board.  The Board may then opt in or out of the Ordinance.  If the township opts into the new ordinance, it will be administered by the county.   It is expected that a fee will be required by Pine County to administer the ordinance.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. The Sign-off on the 2018 Road Work order was tabled until December.
  2. NPAHD Report- Fran Levings was re-elected to a 4-year term as the New Dosey Township representative to the Hospital District Board. She reported that the Board has scheduled an afternoon and evening of events for Nov. 15 which is National Rural Health Day.  The MN State Director of Rural Health will tour the hospital campus, then a film on suicide prevention will be shown in Sandstone.

NEW BUSINESS;

  1. Pine County Township Officers meeting report- Beverly Carlin attended this meeting on October 27.  Her report included the following (1) State Senator Tony Lourey said that townships are good ground-work government (2) State Representative Jason Rarick spoke on Broadband- he is trying to get ECE to make a cooperative to help with this. (3) County Commissioner Matt Ludwig said that the county has a budget of $1.8 billion .  The state sets the wage guidelines and Pine County must pay or employees will go to another county to work.  (4) County Attorney Reese Frederickson said that the county has recently set up a Vets Court. (5) Sheriff Jeff Nelson said it is now harder to make drug arrests- lesser charge for 1s offense and can only arrest if they do not comply with treatment & classes.  (6) Pine County Assessor Kelly Schroder said that recycling is a big issue now. Board of Equalization training can be done on-line. (7) Jim Fisher, MAT district 7 representative recommends bringing the draft back so veterans would not have to have as many tours in a war zone.
  2. Pine County Board/Township Officers Meeting- Levings & Carlin attended this meeting on Oct. 30. The main topic was U. of MN Extension programs in Pine County.  2 of are Master Gardening and 4-H clubs.
  3. Culvert Meeting- Carlin attended this meeting. She said it dealt a lot with trout streams. Also learned that it is better to replace with large, rather than small, culverts.

ANYTHING ELSE TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD?

  1. Chair Fornengo reported that he has not heard from FEMA yet regarding reimbursement for townships expenses due to flooding on Rocky Blvd.
  2. He also reported that he had been contacted by a property owner on Matt Lourey Trail North who would like work done on that road because he plans to retire here and become a year-round resident.
  3. Chair Fornengo also suggested having the township develop a short-range plan for road work-what work will be done on what roads and what year would the work be done. Consensus was to have him set up this plan and try to have a rough draft by December.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair __________________________   Date __________

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- OCTOBER 10, 2018

October 28th, 2018

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- OCTOBER 10, 2018

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were Supervisors Beverly Carlin and Jason Fornengo, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Dave Baker (Tri-Township Disposal District Representative) and Don Eddy (Lawn Mower Operator).

There was no public input.

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

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to approve the Minutes of September 12, 2018, with an amended typo.  Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report.  It was apparent that the Road & Bridge Fund has a balance in the red.  Road repair work done on the huge washout on Rocky Blvd. was very expensive- it involved purchasing a large culvert, having that culvert installed, then repairing the rest of that section of road.  Chair Fornengo reminded the Board that he has applied to FEMA for reimbursement for this expense since it was due to a massive flood at the end of May.  Clerk Levings distributed a sheet stating what monies will still be coming in this year and what anticipated Road & Bridge expenses may be for the rest of 2018.   Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to cash in CD# 2016 in the amount of $28.000 and transfer that money to the Road & Bridge Fund. Carried.

FUND BALANCES:

General-                                                          $12,114.11

Road & Bridge-                                               ($6,266.98)

Cemetery/Landscaping-                                 $2,279.82

Fire Protection-                                               $13,950.13

Fire Hall-                                                         $125.45

Driveways-                                                      $6,043.95

Savings Account-                                             $1,163.09

CDs-                                                                 $47,310.70

TOTAL-                                                            $76,720.29

RECEIPTS- SEPTEMBER:

#34761            Northview Bank-Interest- Checking               $6.45

#34762            Northview Bank-Interest-Savings                   $.29

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to accept the Treasurer’s Report.  Carried.

Clerk Fran Levings presented the Claims List and the Net Payroll List for approval.

CLAIMS:

#6943  Town of Blaine            Roadside Brushing-2017                     $2100.00

#6944  Town of Wilma           Heller Road Work                                $516.60

#6945  Dave Baker-                Disposal Dis. Rep.                                $50.00

#6946  Deleted-Clerical Error

#6947  Roberts Excavating     Road Work                                          $16,125.00

#6948  AT&T                           Telephone/Internet                             $96.84

#6949  ECE                              Electricity                                            $60.00

#6950  Don Eddy                     Lease & Gas-Mowing-2 months          $150.00

#6951  Fran Levings                Mileage-2 trips                                   $61.20

#6952  U.S. Treasury               3rd Qtr. Taxes                                      $794.63

GROSS PAY:

Beverly Carlin                         Supervisor                                           $100.00

Don Eddy                                 Lawn Mower Operator                       $150.00

Dave Fornengo                        Town Chair                                         $245.00

Jason Fornengo                       Supervisor                                           $100.00

Mandy Fornengo                     Treasurer                                            $120.00

Fran Levings                            Clerk, NPAHD                                      $480.00

Frank Rehberger                     Grader Operator                                 $100.00

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to pay these bills.  Carried.

CLERK’S REPORT:

  1. Dates to remember-  (1) Oct. 27-Pine County Township Officers meeting- Hinckley VFW- 9 am (2) Oct. 30-Pine County Board/Township Officers meeting- Courthouse- 6pm.  (3) December 8- All- Community Get-Together- 5:30pm-Potluck
  2. Clerk completed and mailed information requested by American Transparency. Under the Data Practices Ace, she negotiated the terms of the process with assistance from an attorney with MAT.
  3. She issued a call for New Dosey Township volunteer firefighters.
  4. She reminded the Board that at least one supervisor must be trained and certified as a Board of Appeal representative before April-2019.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Before signing off on the 2018 Road Work order, Chair Fornengo said he would request a list from Roberts Excavating of all road work done this year and have the list for the November Board meeting.
  2. NPAHD report- Rep. Levings distributed a handout “Pine County Profile”. Ambulance services director Joe Newman had presented an excellent overview of his department at the Sept. NPAHD meeting.  The family of a deceased person donated $5000 to Essentia for a memorial in her honor and a “Memory Garden” is being planned.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Tri-Township Disposal District Report- Rep. Dave Baker reported that the District has a new garbage truck.  The old truck had become very expensive to maintain.  The District used the funds of a CD to make the purchase.  Supervisor Carlin asked if the District planned to trade the new truck in after a certain number of years.  Baker responded that this particular truck is “state of the art” and may not be traded in for quite a while.  Chair Fornengo recommended the District develop a 5-year plan regarding the new truck.

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair ________________________   Date __________________