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MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- APRIL 11, 2018

April 23rd, 2018

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- APRIL 11, 2018

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also present were Supervisors Dave Baker and Jason Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Don Mishler and Klint Wylie (Wolf Creek Dirt Works). Absent was Mandy Fornengo, Treasurer.

Clerk Fran Levings swore Beverly Carlin in as the appointed Deputy Clerk.

PUBLIC INPUT- Klint Wylie, Sturgeon Lake, introduced himself and explained his roadside brushing program and presented a handout on his prices.

Motion to approve the Agenda with moving OLD BUSINESS- 1-Garage Door Opener to the beginning as to accommodate Don Mishler in not having to stay for the entire meeting made by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker. Carried.

  1. Garage Door Opener- Mr. Mishler said there was no room for an overhead unit. Supervisor Fornengo responded that units are now side-mounted. Chair Fornengo said he would order a garage door opening unit.

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Minutes of March 14, 2018. Carried.

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Minutes of the Board of Re-Organization meeting of March 29, 2018. Carried.

Clerk Fran Levings presented the Treasurer’s Report as prepared by Treasurer Mandy Fornengo.

FUND BALANCES:

General $1,494.58

Road & Bridge $13,892.93

Fire Protection $21,362.07

Fire Hall $125.45

Cemetery/Landscaping $3,172.85

Driveways $6,587.44

Savings $1,162.22

CDs $46,998.05

TOTAL $94,795.59

Supervisors signed the Cash Control statement balancing the bank statement with the CTAS balance as of February 28, 2018. 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:

Dave Fornengo Mileage- 1 trip $47.94

ECE Electricity-April 2018 $55.00

Fran Levings Mileage-2 trips $90.78

Dave Baker Mileage- 1 trip $40.80

Pine County Courier Public Notices $131.16

AT & T Telephone/Internet $88.99

Robin Fornengo Town Hall Supplies $29.99

Chris’ Food Center Catering-Reception $59.05

U.S. Treasury 1st Qtr. Payroll Taxes $976.14

GROSS PAY:

Dave Baker $450.00

Beverly Carlin $110.00

Dave Fornengo $500.00

Jason Fornengo $550.00

Mandy Fornengo $220.00

Robin Fornengo $40.00

Fran Levings $840.00

Frank Rehberger $200.00

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

CLERK’S REPORT:

  1. Thank-You letters were received from the Seven-County Senior Federation, the Old School Arts Center and Family Pathways Senior Services for the donations they received.
  2. Legal Township Seminar will be held at Rutledge- Sept. 8, 2018
  3. Clerk explained the need for a new printer. The one we have has a broken tray and works very slowly. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to purchase a new printer. Carried.

ZONING REPORT:

  1. Zoning Officer Levings distributed an excellent handout on the Pine County Disposal & Recycling program.
  2. Septic Compliance letters will be sent to property owner where deemed necessary.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Garage door opener- Already handled.
  2. Discussion of a property owner who has done work on the road into his property. Consensus was that since the township grades the road and removes the snow, we can still certify the road as under town authority.
  3. Supervisor Baker reported on the State Park Road Account Program which provides money for road work on those roads connecting to state forests. He will call the project director about this.
  4. NPAHD report- Levings reported that the board has divided into committees to work on implementing its Strategic Plan. She is chairing the subcommittee on mental health services.
  5. Roadside Brushing- Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to rent a machine for 7 days for $2500 and to hire Jason Fornengo to brush the roadsides. Supervisor Jason Fornengo recused himself from voting. Carried. Clerk reminded the Board that the township does have a Board Member, Employee Conflict of Interest Resolution on file.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to hire Wayne Hessler as the lawn mower operator. Carried.
  2. May 11 was set as the date for the annual Road Review.
  3. June 9 was set as the date for the All-Community Cleanup.
  4. Chair Fornengo & Supervisor reported on the Pine County Officers meeting- Update on the NLX railroad, timber wolf population in growing, and they met Micheal Miller, District 7 MAT director.
  5. Clerk Levings reported on the MAT Short Course- (1) 133 insurance claims were settled in 2017- the lowest in 5 years. (2) Certificates of Liability must now have $1 million in coverage. (3) New Dosey Township was added to the list to receive emails for needed lobbying calls to legislators. (4) Several bills regarding townships were mentioned at the conference. (5) Some rules for townships- Cannot send flowers or money to funerals, cannot hold fundraisers, cannot spend money on events unless approved at the Annual Meeting, may provide food if town officers are on official business, Board members cannot get driveways plowed for free, and cannot sell culverts to private citizens unless the township will install the culvert.

Meeting adjourned at 8:40 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings,Clerk

Also signed by the Chair: ________________________ Date _________________

MINUTES- REGULAR NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD MEETING- MARCH 14, 2018

April 4th, 2018

MINUTES- REGULAR NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD MEETING- MARCH 14, 2018

Meeting called to order at 7:35 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also present were Supervisors Dave Baker and Jason Fornengo, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings and Deputy Clerk Beverly Carlin.

There was no public input.

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

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Minutes of February 14, 2018. Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report.

FUND BALANCES:

General- $5,011.74

Road & Bridge- $15, 515.69

Cemetery/Landscaping- $3,172.85

Fire Protection $21,335.05LA

Fire Hall $125.45

Driveways- $6,874.61

Savings Account- $1,162.22

CDs $49,998.05

TOTAL FUNDS- $100,395.66

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.

CLAIMS:

Beverly Carlin Judging & Mileage $100.20

Robin Fornengo Judging, Supplies, Moderator $155.07

Jeff Grandpre Judging & Mileage $106.32

Jason Fornengo Gas for Plow Truck $287.17

AT & T Telephone/Internet $95.57

Frank Rehberger Oil & Brake Fluid $63.49

Minnesota Ass’n of Townships Training $100.00

East Central Energy Electicity $60.00

Fran Levings Mileage- 3 trips $120.36

Seven- County Seniors Contract for Services $250.00

Pine County History Museum Contract for Services $250.00

Old School Arts Center Contract for Services $250.00

Family Pathways Contract for Services $250.00

Kettle River Graphics Ballots $10.00

Cybert PC Laptop Repair $255.25

Office Max Office Supplies $48.28

GROSS PAY:

Dave Baker $250.00

Beverly Carlin $160.00

Jason Fornengo $1300.00

Fran Levings $505.00

Frank Rehberger $800.00

Mandy Fornengo $240.00

Dave Fornengo $250.00

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

CLERK’S REPORT:

  1. The Old School Arts Center purchased one ink cartridge and 1 ream of copy paper for the township.

DATES TO REMEMBER-

March 24- Pine County Officers Meeting

March 29- Board of Re-Organization Meeting

April 6- MAT Short Course- Duluth

April 8- Reception to honor Ed Carlin & Al Holter

April 9- Board of Review- 11am

OLD BUSINESS:

Brief discussion of the 2018 Road Work Order. Date for Road Review will be set at the April meeting. Chair Fornengo will reach out to area road contractors. Consensus to purchase any repair materials or doors that are needed for the fire hall.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Discussion of 2018 roadside brushing.
  2. DNR- No fee easement. Letter of request for permission to renew this policy that was established in a 1994 agreement with the township to use an easement on the Matt Lourey Trail. Dave Baker will call the DNR to OK this new agreement.

Meeting adjourned at 8:07 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair __________________________ Date _________________

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- FEBRUARY 14, 2018

February 23rd, 2018

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- FEBRUARY 14, 2018

Board of Audit was held prior to the meeting

Meeting of the Board was called to order at 7:55 by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also present were Supervisors Dave Baker and Jason Fornengo, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings and Deputy Clerk Beverly Carlin.

There was no public input. Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Agenda. Carried.

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Minutes of January 9, 2018, with the addition of- Gross Pay- Dave Baker- $75. Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report.

FUND BALANCES:
General- $10,373.40
Road & Bridge- $15,800.39
Cemetery/Landscaping- $3,172.85
Fire Protection- $21,374.90
Fire Hall- $125.45
Driveways- $6,874.61
CDs- $46,839.93
Savings Account- $1.162.22
TOTAL FUNDS $105,723.75

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Carried.
Clerk Fran Levings presented the Claims List and the Net Payroll List for approval.

CLAIMS-
Cybert PC Computer Repair $120.00
Robert Brewster Assessing $3,497.00
AT&T Telephone/Internet $105.57
Beverly Carlin Mileage- 3 trips $113.22
Fran Levings Mileage- 5 trips $115.26
Federated Co-ops Propane & Tank Rental $77.71
Lee’s Pro Shop 2 Name Plates for “Honor” Plaque $10.74
ECE Electricity-Feb. & Voided check replacement $83.00

GROSS PAY:
Dave Baker-Supervisor $75.00
Beverly Carlin-Deputy Clerk, Zoning Board $220.00
Dave Fornengo- Board Chair $125.00
Mandy Fornengo- Treasurer $140.00
Jason Fornengo- Supervisor $75.00
Fran Levings- Clerk, NPAHD, Zoning Officer $780.00
Frank Rehberger- Grader Operator $200.00

CLERK’S REPORT:

Reminder- March 13- Election (4-8pm)
Annual Meeting (8:15 pm)
March 10- Absentee & Early Voting (10am-Noon)
March 14- Regular Town Board Meeting
March 26- Board of Re-Organization (7:30 pm)
April 8- Reception to honor Al Holter & Ed Carlin (3pm)
April 9- Board of Review (11 am)
Notice from ECE that they are raising their rates.

ZONING REPORT:

Permission granted to Zoning Officer to order a new printout of all New Dosey Township property owners.
Report on “Aggregate Mining” seminar attended by Zoning Administrator Levings and Zoning Commissioner Carlin. (1) Seminar hosted by MN DNR. (2) Purpose was to get information on Aggregate (sand & gravel) mining to local officials (3) Each American uses @10 tons of aggregates/annually. (4) It cost $635 million to build the new St. Croix Bridge. (5) There are 141,700 miles of roads in MN- 50% are gravel roads (6) Construction aggregates are used for 25% of residential construction and for 25% of commercial construction projects. Many more statistics were presented. It was stressed that any gravel pits in a township would be regulated by the town and the county governments.

THERE WAS NO OLD BUSINESS.

NEW BUSINESS:

Clerk Levings presented a draft of the 2018 Township Budget. After studying it, motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve this budget. Carried.
A resolution “Designating the Cloverton Town Hall as the Official Polling Place for the Township” was passed and signed by all 3 supervisors. It will be filed in the RESOLUTIONS binder.

Clerk Levings and Deputy Clerk Carlin reported on the meeting they attended hosted by the Pine County Board of Supervisors. The topic was “Public Safety”. County Attorney Reese Frederickson explained ‘Social Host Ordinances” under which adults can be charge with a misdemeanor if an under-age drinking party is held at their home. Pine County does not have this law yet, but 109 MN cities and 25 counties do. He also stated that in 2017, 1425 cases were filed in Pine County. He further stated that crime in Pine County has decreased since 2014. Sheriff Jeff Nelson said the county has 8 full-time and 4 part time dispatchers. In 2017, there were 26,224 calls for police help (One accident on the I35 can generate over 10 calls) and 4,579 calls for medical assistance. The jail is licensed for 131 inmates and the average daily population is 92 inmates. It costs the county $100/day to house an inmate. The jail has a staff of 42 personnel. There are 31 full time and 4 part time deputies, 6 investigators and 2 K9 dogs

Clerk Levings and Deputy Clerk Carlin reported on the Broadband meeting they has attended. It was hosted by the East Central Regional Development Commission with the purpose of informing state legislators of the need for Broadband in central MN. Some statistics learned include (1) Most households use more than 250 gigabytes/month. (2) The average family now has 13 devices hooked to the Internet. (3) Many Broadband companies will not install cable unless there are 8 houses/road mile. (4) The 3 technologies that provide the Internet (Broadband) are Cellular, Satellite and Fixed Wireless. (5) Fiber cable to a home costs $4,000-$12,000 per house in a rural area (6) 70% of home buyers will NOT buy a home without good Internet service. (7) The Border-to-Border Broadband Fund for grants in now empty. Pine County Commissioner Steve Hallan has been working on this issue since 1999. He is optimistic that one of the 25 new Wireless companies may put in Internet service with no cable necessary.

Dave Baker reported that the Tri-Township Disposal District is purchasing a new garbage truck.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair _______________________ Date