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MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- OCTOBER 11 2017

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- OCTOBER 11 2017

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Vice-chair Dave Baker.  Also present were Supervisor Jason Fornengo, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Deputy Clerk Beverly Carlin, Contractor Ed Proffit and Allen McKinney.  Chair Dave Fornengo was absent.

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 the September 13, 2017, meeting.  Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report.

FUND BALANCES:

  • General Fund $8,123.36
  • Road & Bridge Fund $81,205.28
  • Cemetery/Landscaping Fund $3,017.77
  • Fire Protection Fund $20,660.94
  • Fire Hall Fund $125.45
  • Driveways Fund $5,554.01
  • Savings Account $1,161.64
  • CDs $46,682.34
  • TOTAL $166,530.79

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

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

CLAIMS:

  • Town of Arna Lease-Small Grader                            $825.00
  • Fornengo Plumbing Kitchen Sink                                         $324.07
  • TrueNorth Steel Culverts                                               $4,653.60
  • Robin Fornengo Reimburse-Town Hall Supplies           $60.56
  • AT&T Internet/Telephone                             $88.99
  • Kettle River Graphics Printing                                               $4.45
  • Glen Williamson Website                                               $230.00
  • Jim Anderson Beaver Control                                    $125.00
  • Ed Proffit             Road Work                                          $2,375.00
  • Federated Co-op Propane- Fire Hall                               $676.85
  • Federated Co-op Propane- Town Hall                            $809.40
  • Fran Levings Mileage- 2 Trips                                 $69.36
  • Dave Baker Mileage- 1 trip                                                $65.28
  • S. Postal Service Postcard Stamps                                 $8.50
  • S. Treasury 3rd Qtr. Taxes                                      $666.32

GROSS PAYROLL:

Dave Baker  (Supervisor, Beaver Control)                                                                 $345.00

Beverly Carlin (Deputy Clerk)                                                                                     $120.00

Jason Fornengo (Supervisor)                                                                                       $115.00

Mandy Fornengo (Treasurer)                                                                                     $140.00

Robin Fornengo (Housekeeper)                                                                                  $110.00

Fran Levings (Clerk, NPAHD, Cemetery Sexton, Zoning)                                           $395.00

Frank Rehberger (Grader Operator)                                                                          $237.50

CLERK’S REPORT:

  1. Dates to remember- 24- Pine County Board Meeting with Township Officers- 6pm

Oct. 28-  Pine County Townships Officers Meeting- 9 am- VFW Hinckley

  1. Road Certification Report has been completed & sent to the Pine County Highway Department.  The township has 26.83 miles of roads.
  2. Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to host an All-Community Get-together on Dec. 2- 5:30 pm.   Fun & Games also.

ZONING:

Land Use Permit # 149 to Larry Paron (Hunting Shack)

Land Use Permit # 150 to Dave Majeski (Garage)

Land Use Permit # 151 to Jeannie Virden- Mobile Home

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. ROADS-

(a) Report from Greg Beck that Rydberg should be finished crushing gravel the week of Oct. 16.

(b) Culverts have been delivered.  Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to sell a 10” culvert to Allen McKinney for $161.70.  Carried.  The precedent for selling culverts was set a few years ago and since then, 2 other property owners were allowed to do so.  Dave Baker questioned whether or not we need another culvert on Hay Creek Road before the intersection with Rutabaga Road.  Ed Proffit and Jason Fornengo said “No”.  Supervisors Jason Fornengo and Dave Baker will look again at the culvert on Rocky Blvd. to see if it needs to be replaced yet.

(c) Dave Baker hired Mel Elliott, Jr. to work on Beaver Control for the township.  Doug Wiita had cleaned out the beaver dam on Kingsdale Road.

  1. COMBINED CLERK/TREASURER POSITION-

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to hold an Informational Town Meeting on Dec. 2, 2107, at the town hall (10am) for the purposed of explaining to the voters why this may be a good idea.  Carried.

  1. NPAHD REPORT-

Fran Levings, representative to the NPAHD, distributed a handout on the State of Rural Health in MN and read aloud some statistics on Essentia Hospital-Sandstone.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Legal Seminar Report-  Levings and Baker reported that she learned a lot about Road Right-of Ways cemetery operations  and, once again, Open Meeting Laws.
  2. Blight- Following a lengthy discussion regarding the messy property on one resident’s land and the fact that the township has received numerous complaints about this unsightful yard, Jason Fornengo made a motion that Baker and Levings talk to the property owner to see if he would be willing to put all of the junk in a dumpster if the township held a Cleanup Day and provided a dumpster. Motion seconded by Dave Baker.
  3. Clerk had spoken to a Pine County Supervisor to ascertain how that Board handled Public Input at meetings. While the township encourages all residents to attend meetings and provide input on issues of concern to the Board, she suggested having a policy on how that input would be presented.  She presented a Public Policy Input for their consideration (Copy on file at the town hall and on the Township website).

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to adopt this policy.  Carried.

Meeting adjourned at 8:45pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Vice- chair _____________________   Date ______________

 

 

 MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

 MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Vice-chair Dave Baker.  Also present were Chair Dave Fornengo (via speakerphone), Supervisor Jason Fornengo, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings,Deputy Clerk Beverly Carlin, Contractor Ed Proffit, Don Mishler, Marlene Mishler, Ron Mosser, Mary Mosser and Deloris Schirmer.

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 August 9, 2017.  Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report.

FUND BALANCES:

  • General Fund- $9,452.68
  • Road & Bridge Fund- $85,497.64
  • Cemetery/Landscaping Fund- $2.977.77
  • Fire Protection Fund $20,660.94
  • Fire Hall Fund $125.45
  • Driveways Fund $5,554.01
  • Savings Account $1,161.64
  • CDs $46,682.34
  • TOTAL FUNDS $172,112.47

The Board has the discretion each year to decide which funds to distribute the Town Aid monies into.  Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to deposit all Town Aid ($6484.50) from the State of MN in the General Fund this year.  Carried.  Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Carried.

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

CLAIMS LIST:

AT& T                          Telephone/Internet                             $95.36

Robin Fornengo           Reimburse-Town Hall Supplies           $32.47

Ziegler Cat                  Grader Parts                                       $376.95

Fran Levings                Mileage- 2 Trips                                 $115.26

ECE                              Electric Bill-Sept. 2017                       $55.00

Wayne Hessler            Gas & Lease- Mowing                         $75.00

Ed Proffit                     Road Work                                          $2900.00

Todd Elliott                  Road Work                                          $450.00

Dave Fornengo            Mileage- 1 Trip                                   $51.00

USPS                            Postage                                               $49.00

GROSS PAYROLL:

Dave Baker                             $175.00

Beverly Carlin                         $40.00

Dave Fornengo                        $125.00

Robin Fornengo                       $100.00

Mandy Fornengo                     $120.00

Jason Fornengo                       $75.00

Wayne Hessler                        $112.50

Frank Rehberger                     $512.50

Fran Levings                            $355.00

CLERK’S REPORT:

  • Reminder- Township Legal Seminar- Sept. 16- Rutledge- 9am
  • Thank-you card from Karen Mishler speaking for the entire Hessler Reunion held at the Cloveton Town Hall. Included in the card was a donation of $40.00.  Consensus of the Board to put this donation in the Cemetery/Landscaping Fund and send a Thank-you to Karen.
  • Clerk presented the latest edition of the Minnesota Township Laws. It will be placed in the township office.

ZONING REPORT:

  • Permit # 146- Seamus Kane (Cabin), Permit # 147- Gerald Manthey (moved a building onto his property) & Permit # 148-Seth Montgomery (Storage Building).

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. ROADS:
  2. Shortage of Class 5 Gravel- Hopkins Sand & Gravel is very expensive.  Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to contract with Rydberg & Sons to have them crush 20,000 tons at $2.83 cv.  Chair Fornengo said that the Board has misinterpreted the proposed Rydberg contract and that $2.83 cv was NOT per ton.  Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to rescind the above motion and to contract with Rydberg for a sum not to exceed $60,000.  Carried.
  3. Culverts- Dave Baker will place an order with TrueNorth Steel for culverts after he has ascertained how many the township needs.
  4. Beaver Control- Serious beaver problem on the Kingsdale Road and another problem in back of Dennis Sherman’s home.  Ron Mosser recommended Jim Anderson, Hinckley, as the new Beaver Control Officer.  Dave Baker said he would contact Mr. Anderson.
  5. Call from property owner School House Road west of Tamarack River Road. A neighbor is doing work on the road. Dave Baker said that the township does not certify this road and it is questionable if it is under our purview
  6. Roadside Brushing- Town of Blaine will send a contract.
  7. Any other road issues? (1) Don Mishler requested that holes be filled on McDermott Creek Road & Ed Proffit responded that he would do that.  (2) Deloris Schirmer complained about too many rocks in the pit run gravel dumped on Squib Creek Drive and Dave Baker disagreed by stating that the pit run was good and the road was in much better condition than a few years ago. (3) Ron Mosser questioned not having the roads graded when they were wet and Dave Baker responded that the grader operator has had some health concerns that have made him unavailable recently. (4) Letter from Don Schirmer  (attached to file copy of these Minutes) concerned about all of the gravel being placed on Hay Creek Road north of Squib Creek Road.  Dave Baker and Ed Proffit both responded that this is gravel contracted by a private property owner and not by the township.   Schirmer is also concerned about low spots on Hay Creek Road north of Rutabaga Road. Dave Fornengo responded that a culvert may help this and the road will be built up.  Dave Baker stated that the township is obligated to do work on Minumum Maintenance roads also.
  1. NPAHD REPORT-
  • Levings read a report on the impact of Essentia Hospital on the Sandstone zip code areas.
  • The Hospital District plans to publish a newsletter quarterly.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. MAT District 7 Meeting Report- Levings reported that 56 townships were represented at the meeting with 9 counties and 113 attendees.  Micheal Miller, Isanti County, was elected as the new District Chair.  MAT had lobbied the state legislator for $12million to township roads & got MAT.  $600,000 was appropriated to fight purple amaranth-a plant with thousands of seeds that grow on 6-foot all stalks.
  2. Change to Clerk/Treasurer position- Clerk Levings said she plans to resign in 2019 and recommended that the town voters consider combining the jobs of clerk & treasurer. It is quite common in smaller MN townships.  She further suggested perhaps making the position an appointed (hired) position.  Consensus was to schedule a town meeting this fall to inform & discuss with the voters this proposed change.

Meeting adjourned at 9pm.  Respectfully submitted, Fran Levings, Clerk ______________

Also signed by the Chair: __________________________  Date_________________

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- AUG. 9, 2017

Friday, September 1st, 2017

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- AUG. 9, 2017

Meeting called to order at 7:30 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 Contractor Ed Proffit.

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

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of July 12, 2017.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report.

FUND BALANCES:

General Fund                          $1,394.41

Road & Bridge Fund    `           $88,436.74

Cemetery/Landscaping Fund  $3,184.42

Fire Protection Fund               $24,368.81

Fire Hall Fund                          $125.45

Driveways Fund                       $5,434.01

Savings Account                      $1,161.64

CDs                                          $46,537.31

TOTAL FUNDS                         $170,641.79

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

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

CLAIMS:

Town of Wilma           Reimburse-Heller Road Work                                    $147.75

ECE                              Electricity- July & August                                $95.00

Duxbury Volunteer Fire Department- Fire Protection                       $4500.00

Edward Proffit             Road Work                                                      $3525.00

Todd Elliott                  Road Work                                                      $2880.00

AT & T                                     Telephone/Internet                                         $95.36

Fran Levings                Mileage- 2 trips                                              $69.36

Wayne Hessler            Gas & Lease- 2 months                                       $150.00

Office Max                 4 Ink Cartridges                                                    $88.98

GROSS PAY:

Dave Baker                 $165               Wayne Hessler     $250

Beverly Carlin             $100               Fran Levings          $455

Jason Fornengo           $75                 Frank Rehberger   $200

Mandy Fornengo         $125               Dave Fornengo      $125

Robin Fornengo           $80

Chair Fornengo expressed his concern with the claim from the Duxbury Volunteer Fire Department for $4500.  He stated that a few years ago the rate was raised by $1000 so that a retirement fund could be set up for retiring volunteer firefighters and, thus far, no such fund has been established.  He sent information to the Fire Department regarding the procedure for setting up as a non-profit organization.

CLERK’S REPORT:

  • Calendar- MAT District 7 Meeting- Cambridge- Aug. 30- 7pm
  • Clerk will begin the process of changing to a Clerk/Treasurer position at the next meeting.
  • Cemetery Report-Sold 2 graves to Maureen Pallow.
  • What should be done with old flags? Dave Fornengo said he would take care of them.

No Zoning Report.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Road Work-(1) Ed Proffit reported that there are bad holes on the Kingsdale road. He suggested pit run gravel.  It was confirmed that this road was assigned to Mr. Proffit for work this summer.  (2) Dave Baker reported that he has gotten positive feedback on Little Ox Creek road now that it has more Class 5 gravel on it.  Because the Arna Township grader is smaller, motion made by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to lease the Arna Township grader for $150/hour.  (3) Chair Fornengo reported that he has been in contact with the Town of Blaine in Wisconsin requesting to hire their equipment operator to brush all New Dosey Township roads on both sides and to begin as soon as possible.  Suggestion also made to consider brushing twice a year instead of annually.  (4) Dave Baker will have Todd Elliott Construction put Class 5 gravel on Loggers Lane.
  • NPAHD Report- Fran Levings reported that (1) she attended a day-long conference at Essentia-Sandstone on Tele-Health on July 19. The conference was hosted by the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband.  Stroke Neurologist Sandra Hanson was the keynote speaker.  She works with rural hospitals via tele-conferencing.  She predicts that all medicine will be 20% tele-conferencing eventually.  She is headquartered at Allina Health in the Cities and Essentia-Sandstone is one of the hospitals she works with.  (2) Fran attended a tour of the new Golden Horizons Assisted Facility in Sandstone on July 25. (3) The NPAHD board has hired a consultant to help develop a Strategic Plan

No New Business.

Meeting adjourned at 8:21 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair _________________________   Date _______________