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MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- JUNE 13, 2018

June 26th, 2018

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- JUNE 13, 2018

Meeting called to order at 7:40 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also present were Supervisors Dave Baker and Jason Fornengo, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Deputy Clerk Beverly Carlin and Robin Fornengo.

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 May 9, 2018. Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report and the Cash Control Statement. Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo to approve both. Carried.

FUND BALANCES:

General Fund $1856.47

Road & Bridge Fund $16,837.41

Cemetery/Landscaping Fund $3,172.85

Fire Protection Fund $14,337.10

Fire Hall Fund $125.45

Driveways Fund $5,957.47

Savings Account $1,162.51

CDs $47,153.25

TOTAL FUNDS $90,602.51

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

CLAIMS:

#6901 Robin Fornengo Flowers $102.05

#6902 MN Ass’n of Townships Short Course Fee $100.00

#6903 Pine County Courier Public Notice- 3 newspapers $138.00

#6904 AT & T Telephone/Internet-2 months $210.45

#6905 East Central Energy Electricity-June 2018 $49.00

#6906 Fran Levings Mileage- 2 Trips $69.36

#6907 Jason Fornengo Reimburse-Gravel $347.90

#6908 Franklin’s Ben Franklin Flowers $15.01

#6909 Family Dollar Store Flowers $32.06

#6910 Law Depot Rental Equipment Lease $15.00

#6911 Dave Fornengo Reimburse-Road Review Lunch $57.81

GROSS PAY:

Dave Baker $265.00

Beverly Carlin $110.00

Dave Fornengo $265.00

Jason Fornengo $290.00

Mandy Fornengo $120.00

Robin Fornengo $60.00

Fran Levings $415.00

Frank Rehberger $400.00

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

CLERK’S REPORT:

  1. MAT Short Course- June 29- Duluth DECC.

  2. State Demographic Report-Population estimate is 72 (Clerk counts 59) and Household estimate is 36.

  3. Clerk reminded the Supervisors that they cannot discuss township among themselves. This would be a violation of the state Open Meeting Law.

ZONING REPORT:

7 Letters have been sent regarding Point of Sale Septic Compliance. 4 of the property owners have been cleared and are in compliance. Still waiting for a response from 2 landowners and one letter was returned as “undeliverable”.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the 2018 Road Work Order. Carried. Chair Fornengo had sought bids for doing the township road work in 2018. He received one quote- that from Roberts Excavating. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to contract with Roberts Excavating for the 2018 Road Work. Carried. The contract will specify that Roberts must notify the township when costs will exceed $24,000 so that Supervisors can decide which roads to continue doing work on. The Supervisors then prioritized the order of roads to be worked on with Hay Creek and McDermott heading the list. Clerk reminded the Supervisors that a Certificate of Insurance is also required from all contractors.

  2. Supervisor Baker reported that Don Schirmer has some road materials he is willing to sell to the township. Consensus was that the contractor will provide his own materials.

  3. Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to sell a 12’ by 30” culvert to Diana Stellmach. Carried. Under township policy, since the culvert to be replaced is on a private drive that intersects with a town road, the culvert will be installed by the township.

  4. Roadside brushing is still needed on some town roads. A 2nd request has come in from a property owner on School House Drive. Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to rent a brushing machine and hire an operator. Carried.

  5. NPAHD Report- Representative Levings reported that she is chairing a subcommittee to “explore the feasibility of a behavior treatment center in the area”. The principal and guidance counselor met with the committee recently and related some very sad stories involving students at East Central Schools .

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to approve a Conflict of Interest Resolution regarding Jason Fornengo as a Board member who is also hired to do work by the town board. Carried.

  2. Supervisor Jason Fornengo expressed concern about the water on the Kingsdale Road. Supervisor Baker responded that he had taken care of the beaver dam on that road.

Meeting adjourned at 8:47 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings

Also signed by the Chair __________________ Date _________________

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- MAY 9, 2018

May 31st, 2018

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- MAY 9, 2018

Meeting called to order at 8:30 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also present were Supervisors Dave Baker and Jason Fornengo and Clerk Fran Levings. Mandy Fornengo, Treasurer, and Beverly Carlin, Deputy Clerk were absent.

There was no public input.

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

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of April 9, 2018. Carried.

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Minutes of the Board of Review- April 9, 2018. Carried.

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

FUND BALANCES:

General (1857.93)

Road & Bridge 23,512.03

Cemetery/Landscaping 3.172.85

Fire Protection 21,362.06

Fire Hall 125.45

Driveways 6434.12

Savings Account 1,162.51

CDs 46,998.05

TOTAL FUNDS 100,909.14

Supervisors signed off on the Cash Control Report which reconciled the Bank Statement with the Treasurer’s Report. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to transfer $7000 from the Fire Protection Fund to the General Fund. Carried. Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Carried.

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

Claim # 6889 Aspire, Inc. Protection Against Hacking $49.50

Claim # 6890 Fran Levings Mileage-4 trips $138.72

Claim # 6891 Fornengo Transport Equipment $227.44

Claim #6892 ECE Electricity $56.00

Claim #6893 Deep Rock Fuel $534.20

Claim #6894 Federated Coop Propane $49.05

Claim #6895 MATIT Insurance Package-2018 $1844.00

Claim #6896 Ziegler Cat Equipment Rental $4635.33

Claim #6897 Jason Fornengo Reimburse-Fuel $47.20

Claim #6898 Robin Fornengo Reimburse-Town Hall Supplies $17.50

Claim #6899 U.S. Postal Service Postage Stamps $50.00

Claim #6900 Northview Bank Checks $157.39

GROSS PAYROLL:

Dave Baker $120.00

Beverly Carlin $110.00

Dave Fornengo $165.00

Mandy Fornengo $120.00

Fran Levings $425.00

Frank Rehberger $375.00

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

CLERK’S REPORT:

  1. Dates to remember- (1) May 11- Road Review (2) May 29- Pine County Board/Township Officers Meeting (3) June 9- All-Community CleanUp (4) September 8- Legal Seminar-Rutledge
  2. The township was hacked into. Webmaster Glen Williamson took care of it by having a program installed.
  3. An exterminator has been scheduled for this fall.

ZONING REPORT: A Pine County Zoning Ordinance is being developed. It is not County wide as some townships may want to opt out. Chair Fornengo will get more information from the Zoning Department before we decide if we want to opt in or out of the planning.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Road Review is scheduled for May 11.
  2. Chair Fornengo responded to an email inquiring about roadside brushing on School House Road- told the person brushing may be resumed this fall.
  3. NPAHD Report- Representative Levings reported that a Strategic Plan is being implemented and that she is on the committee to revise the Bylaws of the District.

There was no New Business.

Meeting adjourned at 9:15 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair ___________________________- Date________________

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 _________________