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MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-APRIL 10, 2019

April 18th, 2019

Meeting called to order at 7:30pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were Supervisors Jason Fornengo, Anthony John Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Deputy Clerk Tamara Miritello,  and Edward Proffit.  Mandy Fornengo, Treasurer, was absent.

Public Input-Ed Proffit said he was available to haul gravel this year and he presented a written bid to the Board.  Chair Dave Fornengo said he would get back to Ed after the annual road review.

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Agenda.  Carried (3-0).

Motion by Anthony J. Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of the Board of Re-Organization meeting of March 28, 2019.  Carried. (3-0).

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Anthony J. Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of March 13, 2019.  Carried. (3-0).

Clerk Fran Levings presented the Treasurer’s Report and the Cash Control Statement as prepared by Treasurer Mandy Fornengo.

            FUND BALANCES:

                        General-                                                          $6,719.38

                        Road & Bridge-                                               $6,328.60

                        Cemetery/Landscaping-                                 $1,887.01

                        Fire Protection-                                               $13,428.02

                        Fire Hall-                                                         $125.45

                        Driveways-                                                      $6,501.26

                        Savings Account-                                             $1,163.67

                        CD-                                                                  $19,255.44

                        TOTAL-                                                            $55,408.83

            RECEIPTS- MARCH 2019

                        Pete & Tia Miller        Plowing Private Drive             $120.00

                        Micheal Schuller         Plowing Private Drive             $120.00

                        Northview Bank          Interest-Savings                      $.29

                        Northview Bank          Interest-Checking                    $4.86

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to approve the Treasurer’s Report and the Cash Control Statement.  Carried (3-0).

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

            CLAIMS:

#7023  Tamara Miritello                    Mileage- 1 trip                                    $56.10

#7024  Coveau Excavating                  Plowing-Matt Lourey Trail N.             $300.00

#7025 Arlen Krantz Ford                    Plow Truck Repair                               $297.49

#7026  Pine County                             Election Expenses                               $142.38

#7027  Evergreen Shopper                 Public Notice (2)                                 $79.51

#7028  Pine County Courier               Public Notice- (1)                                $22.40

#7029  Askov American                      Public Notice- (1)                                $20.25

#7030  Dave Baker                              Disposal District Meeting                   $50.00

#7031  Beverly Carlin                         Election Judge/Moderator                  $80.00

#7032  ECE                                          Electricity-April 2019                          $59.00

#7033  Frank Rehberger                     Reimburse-Motor Oil                         $15.99

#7034  AT&T                                       Telephone/Internet-April 2019          $97.03

#7035  Fran Levings                            Mileage-3 trips                                   $147.90

#7036  Office Depot                            Office Supplies                                    $18.00

#7037  U.S.Treasury                            1st Qtr. Payroll Taxes                           $1,189.58

GROSS PAY:

            Anthony J. Fornengo-              $300.00                       Fran Levings-               $795.00

            Dave Fornengo-                       $375.00                       Tamara Miritello-       $210.00

            Jason Fornengo-                      $200.00                       Frank Rehberger-        $200.00

            Mandy Fornengo-                   $120.00

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to pay these bills.  Carried (3-0).

CLERK’S REPORT:

  1.  Thank-you cards received from Seven County Senior Federation, Family Pathways and Pine County History Museum for the $250 donation.
  2. Date to Remember- September 7-Township Legal Seminar- Rutledge Town Hall.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Supervisors discussed the request from a property owner to purchase the land next to him that is owned by the township. Chair Fornengo researched the issue and reported that the township can legally sell this property.  This property was given to the township from Pine County with the understanding that it would be used to benefit the town.  The plan then was to construct a building on it for the purpose of storage.  Since this never happened, motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to learn the process and put the land for sale.  Carried (3-0).  Clerk will contact an attorney at MAT for advice on the procedure.
  2. NPAHD Report- Representative to the District Board Levings distributed a flier about the hospital district.  She also reported that the District Board recently approved a motion to provide funding of $350,000 towards the construction of an ambulance garage, sleeping quarters for firefighters/EMTs, maintenance building and administrative offices to be built on the hospital campus.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. May 6 was set as the date for the annual Road Review. No decision  will be made during this review. Suggestions for necessary road repair and work will be listed and voted on at the Board meeting on May 8.
  2. Chair Fornengo is developing a “Contract for Services” between the township and the prospective 2019 road contractor(s). He will draft an ad with a bidding process to be placed in the 3 newspapers, the website, the bulletin board and the outdoors notice board.
  3. Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Anthony J. Fornengo, to hire Doug Wiita as the grader operator for the summer at a rate of $25/hour.  Carried (3-0).
  4. A lawn mower operator will be hired in May.  Don Eddy has expressed his interest in no longer doing this job if the township can find a replacement.  Tamara Miritello has expressed an interest in the position.
  5. Deputy Clerk Miritello inquired about the possibility of purchasing bulk oil for our equipment.  Chair Fornengo responded we do not use enough that it would be financially worthwhile. 
  6. Pine County Township Officers Meeting- Clerk Levings reported that the following  comments were included in speeches at the meeting- (1) State Senator Jason Rarick said he continues to work and broadband accessibility and he is willing to compromise on the gas tax increase.  (2)Pine County Commissioner Steve Hallan said that the Republican governor and legislature of Alabama recently passed a gas tax increase.  (3)Pine County Chair Josh Mohr said that 40% of all roads in MN are township roads. (4) Pine County Sheriff Jeff Nelson said that meth and alcohol are the main sources of crime in the county.  We do not have an opiod crisis. (5)The new Pine County Assessor, Lorri Houtsma, introduced herself and reminded the group of the Boards of Review coming in April. (6) Kelly Schroeder, Pine County Auditor, said that the 2 special elections cost the county $20,000.  (7) Katie Draper, Governmental Relations Director for the Mille Lacs Band, outlined several of their activities. (8) Ben Weiner spoke for the Pine County VA office. 
  7. MAT Short Course- Attended by Clerk Levings and Deputy Clerk Tamara Miritello.  (1) The legislative priorities for 2019 include advocating for a $20 million increase in transportation spending.  MAT  is neutral on the gas tax increase.  MAT is supporting funding in the amount of $70/per biennium for Broadband funding.  This would help fund the Border-to-Border Grant Program.  Increasing funding for the Town Aid program is also a priority.  (2) Township Officers were strongly encouraged to send emails in support of good legislation for townships to our elected officials.  (3) A break-out session on Good Meeting Minutes encouraged Clerks to be sure to give the reason for motions that may be questioned and to put the vote count in the minutes.  It is not necessary to write what everyone said and it is recommended to not use Robert’s Rules of Order as they are so complicated and stringent.  (4) Other sessions dealt with the bidding process, financial fundamentals, and an update of the CTAS Chart of Accounts.
  8. The township culvert policy was reviewed.  Chair Fornengo has gotten a request for a culvert to be installed on the Kingsdale Road.  He will find out whether or not the property already has a culvert or not.  Consensus was to not change the culvert policy.

ANYTHING ELSE TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD?

  1.  Supervisor Jason Fornengo reported on a complaint he had gotten regarding the condition of Loggers Lane.  He told the person that the road review will provide an opportunity to examine the road.

Meeting adjourned at 8:35pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk           Also signed by the Chair ___________________ Date _________

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF REVIEW MEETING-APRIL 8, 2019

April 18th, 2019

Meeting called to order at 11:10am by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were Pine County Assessor Lorri Houtsma, Township Assessor Bob Brewster, Supervisor Anthony J. Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings and Tom Gahler.  Supervisor Jason Fornengo was absent.

Property owner Tom Gahler presented his concerns.  His property identification numbers are R20.0247.000, R20.0241.000, R20.0245.000 and R20.0243.000.  His local address is 69926 Rutabaga Rd., Sandstone, MN  55072. 

Mr. Gahler’s primary concern was regarding parcel # R20.0247.000.  He had recently had it appraised by appraiser Jeff Moffet and the value of the cabin was put at $30,000.  This is considerably lower than the township assessed value.  Mr. Brewster responded that the cabin rating had changed from “Below Average” to ‘Fair”.  Ms. Houtsma wants to see the appraisal done by Jeff Moffet.   A decision will be made on the value of the cabin after the two assessors have reviewed the appraisal. 

Mr. Gahler then questioned the assessors value put on a pole shed.  Mr. Brewster explained the 4 amenities that are used to place a rating on a building- (1) electricity (2) water (3) septic and (4) driveway.  He said that Mr. Gahler’s pole shed had 3 amenities- electricity, water and driveway. He also said that a taller building gets a higher rating, thus a higher valuation.

There was also a discussion between Mr. Gahler and the 2 assessors regarding wetlands- high land versus lowland.

The two assessors then answered some questions that Chair Fornengo had regarding the assessing and review process.

Motion by Anthony J. Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to accept the plan of the two assessors.  Carried (2-0).

Meeting adjourned at 12:15pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk                    Also signed by the Chair ____________________  Date ______

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-MARCH 13, 2019

March 24th, 2019

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-MARCH 13, 2019

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

There was no public input

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

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of February 13, 2019.  Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report. 

            FUND BALANCES:

                        General-                                                          $10,598.44

                        Road & Bridge-                                               $7,583.63

                        Cemetery/Landscaping-                                 $1,887.01

                        Fire Protection-                                               $13,458.02

                        Fire Hall-                                                         $125.45

                        Driveways-                                                      $7,570.59

                        Savings-                                                           $1,163.38

                        CD-                                                                  $19,255.44

                        TOTAL-                                                            $61,641.96

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:

#7002  Pine County Historical Society            Contract for Services              $250.00

#7003  Family Pathways                                 Contract for Services              $250.00

#7004  Jason Fornengo                                   Reimburse-Gas for Truck        $334.12

#7005  Seven County Senior Federation        Contract for Services              $250.00

#7006  Dave Baker-                                        Soil &Water Mtg & Mileage   $85.50

#7007 Pine County Courier                           Legal Notice (Twice)               $64.32

#7008  Federated Coops                                 Tank Rental                             $61.09

#7009  Fran Levings                                        Mileage- 2 Trips                      $71.40

#7010  Pine County                                         Special Election Expense         $142.30

#7011  ECE                                                      Electricity-March- 2019          $67.00

#7012  At&T                                                    Telephone/Internet-March     $97.03

#7013  Beverly Carlin                                     Judge & Mileage                     $231.80

#7014  Jan Streiff                                            Election Judge                         $90.00

#7015  Agnes Sexton                                       Election Judge                         $90.00

#7016  Old School Arts Center                       Contract for Services              $250.00

#7017  Askov American                                  Legal Notice- (Twice)              $56.70

#7018  Robin Fornengo                                   Housekeeping                         $20.00

#7019  ACE Hardware                                     Town Hall Supplies                  $77.23

#7020  U.S. Postal Service                              Postage                                   $55.00

#7021  Robin Fornengo                                   Town Hall Supplies                  $27.59

#7022  MAT                                                    Training                                   $100.00

GROSS PAY:

Beverly Carlin             $300.00                       Mandy Fornengo         $220.00

Dave Fornengo            $250.00                       Fran Levings                $690.00

Jason Fornengo           $1650.00                     Frank Rehberger         $1012.50

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

CLERK’S REPORT:

  1. Dates to remember:  March 23- Pine County Township  Meeting

     Hinckley-9 am.

March 28- Board of Re-Organization Meeting, 7:30pm

April 5- MAT Short Course-Duluth

April 8- Board of Appeal and Review-  11am

  • Thank you to Beverly Carlin for serving as Supervisor for 8 months.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. NPAHD Report- Levings reported that the Hospital District Newsletter delineated all of the activities for the past few months. She said that the District is now reimbursing for mileage for board members.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Township received a request from a property owner to sell him some land that we had purchased a few years ago.  Chair Fornengo will research this.
  2. Township received notification of 4 tax-forfeited properties that will be put on auction by Pine County.  Township has first option to purchase.
  3. Report- Pine County Board/Township Officers Meeting. Supervisor Carlin reported that a speaker from the State Demographers Office spoke on the 2020 Census.  The census may be taken by residents on-line, via the phone or by mail.  Only those who do not respond in this manner will have a census worker come to the home.  The census is used to provide information in housing, health care, schools, technology, etc.  Challenges include counting the homeless, college students, group homes, etc.  These groups will all be counted on the same day.  Employment for the census can be gotten on-line- 2020census.gov/jobs or 1-855-job-2020.  Clerk Levings reported on the presentation made at the meeting by Pine County Health & Human Services Director Becky Foss.  The county has a crisis line for mentally ill services- 1-800-523-3333.  They also provide a drop-on center in Pine City every Friday.  Services are available for transportation and connecting with Social Services also.  All of these services are free

Meeting adjourned at 8:10 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, clerk

Also signed by the Chair- ______________________  Date ________________