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

September 27th, 2018

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

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also present were Supervisor Beverly Carlin, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Don Mishler, Ron Mosser and Jeannie Virden. Supervisor Jason Fornengo was absent.

There was no public input.

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

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to approve the Minutes of August 8, 2018, with the following corrections- (1) Correct spelling of Jeannie Virden’s name and (2) Replace Supervisor with Treasurer after Mandy Fornengo in Gross Pay report. Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report. Chair Fornengo questioned why the Fire Protection Fund was so large. Clerk Levings explained that the township levies for this fund, and, over the years, the monies have accumulated. Consensus was to perhaps the change the levy amount for Fire Protection at the 2019 Annual Meeting.

FUND BALANCES:

General- $15,667.74
Road & Bridge- $35,186.34
Fire Protection- $19,147.95
Cemetery/Landscaping- $2,539.56
Fire Hall- $125.45
Driveways- $6,043.95
Savings Account- $1,162.80
CDs- $47,310.70
TOTAL- $127,184.49

RECEIPTS:

#34752 Pine County Treasurer-Tax Forfeited Sale- $7,763,76
#34753 Paul Fornengo-Land Use Permit- $25.00
#34754 Deloris Schirmer-Plowing Private Drive- $120.00
#34755 MAT-Reimbursement-Meeting $40.00
#34756 Wayne Hessler-Purchased Used Printer- $25.00
#34757 Karen & John Mishler-Donation-Using Hall- $40.00
#34758 Lucy Hager & Tania Starowoitow-(Same) $25.00
#34759 Voided
#34760 Northview Bank-Interest-Checking Acc’t $8.91
Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Carried.

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

CLAIMS:

#6931 Land & Cabins Culvert for Rocky Blvd. $11,593.00
#6932 Duxbury Volunteer Fire Dept- Fire Protection $4,500.00
#6933 Federated Co-op Propane $1,747.10
#6934 Pine County Treasurer- Assessment $816.00
#6935 Kettle River Graphics- Stamp & Ink $24.41
#6936 ECE Electricity- 2 months $106.00
#6937 Marty’s Pest Control – Ladybug Eradication $125.00
#6938 Fran Levings Mileage-4 trips $109.14
#6939 Don Schirmer Mileage- 1 trip $25.50
#6940 Robert’s Excavating- Road Work $29,825.00
#6941 AT & T Telephone/Internet $96.84
#6942 Beverly Carlin Mileage- 2 trips $70.38

GROSS PAY:

Beverly Carlin (Supervisor) $255.00
Don Eddy (Lawn Mower Operator $281.25
Dave Fornengo (Board Chair) $225.00
Jason Fornengo (Supervisor) $100.00
Mandy Fornengo (Treasurer) $120.00
Fran Levings (Clerk, NPAHD, Elections) $510.00
Don Schirmer (Planning Commissioner) $60.00

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

CLERK’S REPORT:

1. Pest control was done at the Town Hall on Sept. 6.
2. Minnesota@Openthebooks.com has made a 2nd request for some township records. Clerk Levings was advised by a MAT attorney in August that this would be a township decision as to whether or not to comply. Clerk received a 2nd email requesting these records again and to note the Statute if we chose to not comply. Clerk was advised by the Board to contact the MAT attorney again.

ZONING REPORT:

1. Levings reported that 7 township properties that she and Septic Administrator Dave Fornengo were reported as having been sold were researched and all are in septic compliance.
2. Dave Fornengo reported on the Pine County Planning Commission meeting that he attended. They are still working on a County wide Zoning Ordinance. Zoning types and sub-types were listed and a spreadsheet has been begun.
OLD BUSINESS:

1. School House Road going West- Chair Fornengo reported that an attorney with the Minnesota Association of Townships informed him that this is a road, but NOT a township road since the township has not done work on it for more than 40 years. Supervisor Carlin said she specifically asked an attorney at the Township Legal Seminar she attended on September 8th and he told her the same thing. Jeannie Virden was told by Chair Fornengo that if she wished to put up a “Private” sign on the road, that would not be a township issue.
2. Road Work Update- McDermott Creek Road, Hay Creek Road and Squib Creek Road have all had work done on them this summer.
3. Culverts- Plans are underway to install a culvert on Rocky Blvd and repair the washout. A culvert will also be installed this year on White Tail Lane and Diana Stellmach’s driveway.
4. NPAHD Report-The District’s Lease with Essentia Hospital requires that the District must give permission to Essentia for any improvements or additions costing over $100,000.00. The District approved a motion granting permission to create an oncology center at the hospital. The Suicide Prevention Seminars are August 13 were very well-attended and well-received.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. MAT District 7 meeting repor3 t- Clerk Levings reported that there are 13 Minnesota Association of Township Districts in Minnesota. District 7 has the largest township population. Access to high-speed internet in critical in District 7. The meeting was held at Anoka/Ramsey Community College which has been named one of the 10 best community colleges in the U.S. Annexation remains an issue with some cities annexing adjoining townships in order to increase city populations. Affordable housing for Minnesota’s aging population is another potential problem.
2. Township Legal Seminar report- Supervisor Carlin attended this event at Rutledge. She reported that Roads, High-Speed Internet and Junkyards were among the issues discussed.
3. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to contract again with Bob Brewster for Assessing Services in 2019 for $3490.50. Carried.

ANYTHING ELSE TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD?

1. Don Mishler lodged a complaint against the road work done on McDermott Creek Road. He said the road itself is excellent, but there is an abundance of sod in the ditches. Chair Fornengo responded that he will talk to Roberts Excavating about this.
2. Ron offered to install Diana Stellmach’s culvert if the township contracted with Craig Summerland and then he would do the work. Chair Fornengo said that the Board would think about it.
3. Consensus of Supervisor Carlin and Chair Fornengo to only have road work done on 3 miles of the Kingsdale Road in 2018.

Meeting adjourned at 8:35 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Vice- Chair______________________ Date _____________

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-AUGUST 8, 2018

August 21st, 2018

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-AUGUST 8, 2018

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also present were Supervisors Jason Fornengo and Beverly Carlin, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Planning Commissioner Don Schirmer, Employee Don Eddy and property owners Jeanie and Phil Verdun.

PUBLIC INPUT: Jeanie and Phil Verdun own property on School House Rd. going west from Tamarack River Road. She said they have owned 120 acres since the 1950s and are planning to homestead on it. A bridge over the Tamarack River on that road washed out in 2017. Someone unknown to them bulldozed and excavated on the river bank and, according to her, made the road worse. She went to the Pine County Recorder’s Office and received a document that says the road was recorded in 1912 as a township road. The Pine County Surveyor, upon examining the document, said it looks to be a 6-mile road. The Verdun’s placed a trail-camera on their property and saw a picture of 4-6 people on 4-wheelers going back and forth on the road. She then asked if the township would consider vacating the road, making it possible for it to become a private road. Chair Fornengo said he would research the issue and report at the September meeting of the Town Board.

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

With an amendment to change the word “tire” on p. 3 to “culvert”, motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of July 11, 2018. Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report. This report includes Fund Balances, Cash Control Sheet, Latest Bank Statement and List of Receipts.

FUND BALANCES:
General- $10,876.84
Road & Bridge $32,147.37
Fire Protection $17,248.23
Cemetery/Landscaping $2,803.52
Fire Hall $125.45
Driveways $5,923.95
Savings Account $1,162.80
CDs $47,310.70
TOTAL $117,598.86
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. She reported that the North Pine Area Hospital District’s Mileage Reimbursement policy has not begun yet Motion by Beverly Carlin, second by Jason Fornengo, to pay these bills. Carried.

RECEIPTS:
# 34738 MAT-Reimburse for Meeting $50.00
# 34739 Arna Township-Reimburse for Snow Removal on that part of Hay Creek Rd. in their township $100.00
# 34740 Travis Dahlberg-Land Use Permit $25.00
# 34741 & 34742 Voided- Errors in Coding
# 34743 Diana Stellmach-Reimbursement-Culvert $184.50
# 34744 Craig Javes-Land Use Permit $25.00
# 34745 Pine County Treasurer-1st Property Tax Payment $26,464.99
# 34746 Northview Bank- Interest- Savings $.29
#34747 Northview Bank- Interest-Checking $1.68
#34748 Northview Bank- Interest-Checking $2.28
#34749 State of MN-Town Aid $6920.00
#34750 Northview Bank-Interest-CD # 2016 $98.00
#34751 Northview Bank-Interest- CD # 6658 $59.45
TOTAL RECIEPTS $33,931.19

CLAIMS:
#6920 Don Eddy- Lease Payment & Gas for Mower $75.00
#6921 Ziegler Cat- Equipment Rental $5,394.50
#6922 Ron’s Roll Off’s-Dumpster Rental $602.53
#6923 Dave Baker-Judge’s Training & Mileage(2 trips) $96.10
#6924 Fran Levings- Mileage- (2 trips) $61.20
#6925 AT&T-Telephone/Internet $96.84
#6926 Beverly Carlin- Judge’s Training & Mileage(1 trip) $54.28
#6927 Askov American-2 Public Notices $28.36
#6928 Pine County Courier-2 Public Notices (Courier & Evergreen) $71.10
#6929 Agnes Sexton- Judge’s Training $40.00
6930 Jan Streiff-Judge’s Training $40.00

GROSS PAY:
Dave Baker (Planning Commission, Disposal Board) $120.00
Beverly Carlin (Supervisor) $100.00
Don Eddy (Lawn Mowing) $275.00
Dave Fornengo (Town Chair) $325.00
Jason Fornengo (Supervisor) $100.00
Mandy Fornengo (Supervisor) $140.00
Fran Levings (Clerk, Elections, NPAHD) $395.00
Don Schirmer (Planning Commission) $70.00

CLERK’S REPORT:
Beverly Carlin submitted her letter of resignation from duties of Deputy Clerk and Planning Commissioner on July 12, 2018. Clerk Levings swore her in as a Supervisor on July 17, 2018.
Dates to Remember- Sept. 5- District 7 MAT Meeting- Cambridge- 7:30pm and Sept. 8- Legal Seminar- Rutledge- 9am
The following people have been trained as Election Judges- Agnes Sexton, Jan Streiff, Dave Baker, Beverly Carlin and Fran Levings.

ZONING REPORT:
(1) Septic Administrrator Dave Fornengo and Planning Commissioner Don Schirmer reported on a meeting hosted by the Pine County Planning Commission. A new Zoning Ordinance is being developed. Mr. Schirmer said the meeting was very well-attended and he learned the importance of protecting water quality. Many various opinions on “blight” were expressed. Mr. Fornengo reported that the townships have many different concerns and needs. Both of them thought the “work groups” approach was effective at the meeting. Planning Commissioner Dave Baker also attended the meeting.
(2) Zoning Administrator Levings distributed a handout on “Noxious Weeds”.

OLD BUSINESS:
ROADS- (a) Chair Fornengo reported that he attended a meeting with FEMA representatives regarding the damage done by the June storm. A section of Rocky Blvd. and a section of nearby Kingsdale Rd. were washed out. He said we will know in 4-6 weeks if we will be reimbursed . (b) Roberts Excavating has begun doing road work for the township. McDermott Creek Rd. and Hay Creek Rd. were worked on first. (c) Chair Fornengo reported that he responded to a resident inquiring about road work on Coveau Lane and told the person that Coveau Lane was not on the list for work this year. He also responded to other questions that he could understand.
Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to sell the used printer to Wayne Hessler, who had made an offer of $25 to purchase it. Carried. Mr. Hessler’s offer was the only one received.
NPAHD Report- Levings distributed a 4-page handout that included the Seminars scheduled for August 13, a copy of the primary committees of the District, a copy of the subcommittees, a list of all directors and the government units each represents and a list of the goals of the District.

NEW BUSINESS:
Neither Supervisor Carlin nor Supervisor Jason Fornengo wanted to serve as Vice-Chair, so a coin was tossed. Carlin lost the toss. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to elect Beverly Carlin as Vice- Chair. Carried.

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm.
Respectfully submitted.

Fran Levings, Clerk Also signed by the Chair_______________ Date _______

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

July 30th, 2018

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

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also present were Supervisor Jason Fornengo, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Deputy Clerk Beverly Carlin, Ron Mosser, Don Eddy, Don Mishler, Don Schirmer and Anthony J. Fornengo.

There was no public input.

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

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of June 13, 2018, with the correction that Claim 6907 was for reimbursement for “Cement” not “Gravel”. Carried.

Chair Fornengo read the resignation letter of Dave Baker. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to accept Supervisor Baker’s resignation. Carried.

Chair Fornengo asked if there were persons present who were interested in being appointed to serve the remainder of Supervisor Baker’s term. Ron Mosser, Beverly Carlin and Anthony Fornengo each indicated that they were interested in being appointed to fill the vacant seat on the Board. Clerk Levings said she had spoken with an attorney from the Minnesota Association of Townships who told her that the clerk would have to serve as a member of the Board for this meeting only to help with this appointment. She also told Clerk Levings that it is not illegal for a parent and child to both serve on the Town Board. Motion by Levings, second by Jason Fornengo, to appoint Beverly Carlin to fill the vacant term until the March election of 2019. Motion carried unanimously.

Chair Fornengo read the resignation letter of Lawn Mower Operator Wayne Hessler. Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to accept this resignation. Carried. Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to hire Don Eddy to be the Lawn Mower Operator at a rate of $25/hour with a Rental Equipment Lease for $50/month for August, September and October and $25/month for gas. Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report. She also presented a list of the monthly receipts and the Cash Control statement which balances with the Bank statement.

RECEIPTS:
Northview Bank Interest- Checking Account $2.00
Northview Bank Interest-Savings Account .29

FUND BALANCES:

General $1796.40
Road & Bridge $16,837.41
Cemetery/Landscaping $3,172.85
Fire Protection $14,337.10
Fire Hall $125.45
Driveways $5,957.47
Savings $1,162.80
CDs $47,153.25
TOTAL $90,542.73
Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Carried.

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

CLAIMS:
Claim # 6912 East Central Energy Electricity-July $49.00
Claim # 6913 Wayne Hessler Equipment Rental/Gas for mower $150.00
Claim # 6914 Fran Levings Mileage-3 trips $137.70
Claim # 6915 MN Ass’n-Townships 4 Town Manuals $40.00
Claim # 6916 Beverly Carlin Judge Training-Mileage $54.28
Claim # 6917 AT&T Mobility Telephone/Internet $96.89
Claim # 6918 Office Depot New Printer $322.11
Claim # 6919 US Treasury Taxes-2nd Qtr. $1,180.01

GROSS PAY:
Dave Baker $60.00 Jason Fornengo $100.00
Beverly Carlin $110.00 Mandy Fornengo $120.00
Anthony J. Fornengo $900.00 Wayne Hessler $237.50
Dave Fornengo $125.00 Fran Levings $505.00

CLERK’S REPORT:
Clerk reported that someone has offered to buy the used printer, but under MN township rules, it must be put out on bids. Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to put the used printer out on “offers”. Carried.

Levings 3-year term on the North Pine Area Hospital District Board expires in December. She plans to file for re-election. No filing fee is required for this office.

There have been 2 reservations made for use of the town hall. (1) August 18- Starowoitow Family Get-Together (2) August 25/26 –Hessler, Mishler Get-Together

ZONING REPORT:
Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to appoint Don Schirmer and Dave Baker to the New Dosey Planning Commission. Carried.

OLD BUSINESS:
ROADS
Washout on Rocky Blvd. Chair Fornengo reported that the Pine County engineer has been on vacation, so he has not been able to confer with him on this washout. He will also research financial aid in assisting with repair of this road.

Other Road Issues- Don Mishler inquired as to who had dumped gravel on McDermott Creek Rd. past Lydia Mishler’s former home. A landowner who has property on the so- called “Kirchberg Road” said the DNR dumped 10 loads of gravel on that road free of charge. Ron Mosser inquired about Craig Summerland doing road work for the township. Chair Fornengo said he did not receive a bid from Mr. Summerland by the deadline of 5pm on June 13, 2018.

NPAHD Report:
Levings reported that she had attended the MN Rural Health Care Conference in Duluth recently. She learned that the City of New Ulm underwent a 10-year program to improve the health of its citizens and were successful. She attended many small sessions at the Conference also and said it was a very worthwhile conference.

NEW BUSINESS:
MAT Short Course Report- Levings attended this seminar in Duluth. She attended the section for Treasurers since the Clerk session was on elections and she has already gone through an election training with the Pine County Auditor. She learned that our township treasurer is doing everything correctly, but there were some pointers that would help her do even better.
Anything else to come before the Board?

Anthony Fornengo reported that roadside brushing went very well.

Ron Mosser asked about the possibility of the town hiring him to install the tire on Diana Stelmach’s driveway. Chair Fornengo said this job was on the 2018 Road Work Order for Roberts Excavating.

Don Schirmer suggested considering Miller Excavating for future road work.

Meeting adjourned at 8:17 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, clerk

Also signed by the Chair _______________________ Date ______________