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MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- FEB. 13, 2019

March 1st, 2019

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- FEB. 13, 2019

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

There was no public input.

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

Motion by Beverly Carlin, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of January 9, 2019. Carried.

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

FUND BALANCES:

General- $16,025.38

Road & Bridge- $7,598.40

Cemetery/Landscaping- $1,887.01

Fire Protection- $13,636.02

Fire Hall- $125.45

Driveways- $8,138.25

Savings Account- $1,163.38

CD- $19,255.44

TOTAL- $67,829.33

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to approve the Treasurer’s Report and the Cash Control Statement. Carrried.

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

CLAIMS:

#6991 Dave Baker-Disposal District Representative $50.00

#6992 Fran Levings- Mileage-3 trips $112.20

#6993 Drilling Electric-Work on Fire Hall $178.00

#6994 Kettle River Graphix-Printing Ballots $10.00

#6995 ECE-Electric Bill-Feb. 2019 $68.00

#6996 Beverly Carlin-Election Work & Mileage $162.84

#6997 AT&T-Telephone/Internet-Feb. 2019 $97.03

#6998 Pine County Treasurer-Truth in Taxation Fee $85.53

#6999 Robert Brewster-Assessing-2018 $3490.50

#7000 Robert Springer-Accountant/Auditor $240.00

#7001 Office Depot-Office Supplies $145.33

GROSS PAY:

Beverly Carlin- $100.00 Mandy Fornengo- $120.00

Jason Fornengo- $400.00 Frank Rehberger- $350.00

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

CLERK’S REPORT:

  1. The Starowoitow sisters have reserved the town hall for July 13.
  2. ECE has raised their rates.
  3. Clerk has completed the following required work items-
  1. W-2 and 1090 forms
  2. Year-End Processing
  3. State Auditor’s Report
  4. PERA Report
  5. 2019 Budget
  6. Compensation Resolution
  7. Board of Audit
  8. To Pine County Courthouse for 2 Special Elections
  9. 2018 Census Housing Report

ZONING:

  1. Shorelands/Wetlands Workshop- Askov History Museum-Feb. 20- Planning Commissioners
  2. Letter from Telecom inquiring about permits for work done in township right-of-way. Zoning Officer informed them that we do require a permit.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Election & Annual Meeting- March 12- Since no one has filed for the office of Supervisor- 3-year term, that position will be filled via a write-in vote. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to appoint Jason Fornengo and Don Mishler to the Board of Canvass. Carried. There will be a Special Election to fill the State House 11B seat.
  2. NPAHD Report- Representative Fran Levings reported that they are revising their Bylaws, planning some landscaping and planning to set up a foundation.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the 2019 township calendar. Carried.
  2. Clerk Levings presented a draft copy of the 2019 township budget. The Road & Bridge budget does not allow very much funding for 2019 road work. Expenses in 2018 for work on Rocky Blvd. vastly exceeded the budget allocation. The township is still waiting for FEMA reimbursement. Supervisors may consider asking the voters to raise the levy at the Annual Meeting. Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to accept the 2019 budget draft as amended by the Supervisors. Carried. Copies of the budget are available at the town hall.
  3. Supervisors examined the Bridge Inspection Report. Some minor repairs are needed on the bridge on McDermott Creek Road and Supervisors Jason Fornengo and Dave Fornengo will address these repairs.
  4. Clerk Levings presented a Resolution regarding compensation of board members, commission members, representatives to boards, employees, etc. She explained that while a motion was made establishing the reimbursement rates, it has been recommended by the Minnesota Association of Townships to have a Resolution on file also. No changes were made to the reimbursement rates. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to approve the Resolution. Carried. The Resolution is on file at the town hall.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair ________________________ Date _______________

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-JANUARY 9, 2019

January 22nd, 2019

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-JANUARY 9, 2019

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

There was no public input.

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

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to approve the Minutes of December 12, 2018.  Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report and the Cash Control Balance statement.  FUND BALANCES ARE:

                        General-                                                          $17,672.36

                        Road & Bridge-                                               $8,254.73

                        Cemetery/Landscaping-                                 $1,909.80

                        Fire Protection-                                               $13,541.98

                        Fire Hall-                                                         $125.45

                        Driveways-                                                      $8,430.20

                        Savings-                                                           $1,165.00

                        CD-                                                                  $19,194.96

                        TOTAL-                                                            $70,295.47

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to approve the Treasurer’s Report and sign the Cash Control Statement.  Carried.

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

            CLAIMS:

#6979              ECE                              Electric Bill-Jan. 2019                          $66.00

#6980              Jason Fornengo           Gas for Truck                                       $90.00

#6981              Robin Fornengo           Town Hall Supplies                              $43.53

#6982              NAPA-Sandstone         Truck Supplies                                     $201.95

#6983              Fran Levings                Mileage-2 trips                                   $61.20

#6984              Don Schirmer              Mileage- 1 trip                                    $49.98

#6985              Evergreen News          Legal Notice                                        $16.50

#6986              Askov American          Legal Notice                                        $18.23

#6987              Pine County Courier   Legal Notice                                        $22.19

#6988              Pine Cty Assn-Twps     Dues- MAT & Pine County Assn          $337.00

#6989              U.S Treasury                4th Quarter Taxes-2018                       $681.23

            GROSS PAY:

Beverly Carlin-                        $100.00                                   Robin Fornengo-         $60.00

Dave Fornengo-                       $125.00                                   Fran Levings-               $400.00

Jason Fornengo-                      $700.00                                   Frank Rehberger-        $300.00

Mandy Fornengo-                   $130.00                                   Don Schirmer-             $112.50

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

CLERK’S REPORT:

  1.  The Board of Audit meeting will be held at 7:15 before the February 13 regular Board meeting.
  2. There is a meeting with the Pine County Board on Jan. 29 at 6pm in the Pine County Courthouse.  Topic will be Mental Health Resources and the 2020 Census.

ZONING REPORT:

  1.  Zoning Officer sent 3 letters to property owners who are in non-compliance with the township zoning ordinance.
  2. Don Schirmer attended a meeting on the Pine County Zoning Ordinance being developed.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1.  Matt Lourey Trail North- Clerk received an official request from property owners on this Minimum Maintenance road requesting that the township make it a full town road.  Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to table this request until the March meeting, then schedule a Special Town Board meeting with all participants to discuss the matter.  Carried.
  2. Snow plow operator Jason Fornengo reported that snowplowing of driveways and town roads in December went very well.
  3. NPAHD Report- Representative Levings reported that the Hospital District hosted the January meeting of the Sandstone Area Chamber of Commerce.  The District is also working on a draft Board Manual.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1.  Special Election will be held Feb. 5 to fill the Senate 11 State Senate seat. 
  2. Township Election of Officers and Annual Meeting will be held on March 12.  Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to appoint Agnes Sexton, Jan Streiff, and Beverly Carlin as election judges.  Carried.  Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to appoint Agnes Sexton, Jan Streiff and Beverly Carlin to the Absentee Ballot Board.  Carried.  The town hall will be open on March 9 from 10 am- Noon for early voting. 

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk                  Also signed by the Vice-Chair _______________

                                                Date________

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

December 30th, 2018

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

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

There was no public input.

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

Motion by Beverly Carlin, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of November 19, 2018. Carried

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report and the Cash Control Balance Statement.

FUND BALANCES:

General Fund $8389.95

Road & Bridge Fund $2687.09

Cemetery/Landscaping Fund $1869.80

Fire Protection Fund $13950.15

Fire Hall Fund $125.45

Driveways Fund $8070.20

Savings Account $1164.83

CD $19194.96

TOTAL FUNDS $55452.43

NOVEMBER RECEIPTS:

#34770 Don Eddy Snowplowing $120.00

#34771 Diana Stellmach Snowplowing $120.00

#34772 Dave Baker Snowplowing $120.00

#34773 Dave Warchol Snowplowing $120.00

#34774 Todd Elliott Snowplowing $120.00

#34775 John Goodrich Snowplowing $120.00

#34776 Jan Streiff Snowplowing $120.00

#34777 Carol Seeley Snowplowing $120.00

#34778 Tania Starowoitow Snowplowing $120.00

#34779 Ken & Peg Coveau Snowplowing $120.00

#34780 Agnes Sexton Snowplowing $120.00

#34781 John Fornengo Snowplowing $120.00

#34782 Dave Majeski Snowplowing $120.00

#34783 Mark Berres Snowplowing $120.00

#34784 Paul Fornengo Snowplowing $120.00

#34785 Jason Dufresne Snowplowing $120.00

#34787 Dave Fornengo Snowplowing $120.00

#34786 Debra Podlasek Land Use Permit $25.00

#34788 Northview Bank Interest-Checking $4.48

#34789 Northview Bank Interest-Savings .87

#34790 Fran Levings Donation-Town Hall Use $40.00

#34791 Robin Kemp Snowplowing $120.00

#34792 Calen Baughn Snowplowing $120.00

#34793 Jason Fornengo Snowplowing $120.00

#34794 Pine County Property Taxes-2nd payment $12507.56

TOTAL RECIEPTS $15002.91

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

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

CLAIMS:

#6966 Fran Levings Mileage-2 trips $61.20

#6967 MATIT Workers Comp Insurance $554.00

#6968 Jason Dufresne Reimburse-No permit necessary $25.00

#6969 Handyman Rusty Replace fire hall door $610.00

#6970 Lamperts Fire hall door & opener $1174.00

#6971 Victor Lundeen Co. Receipt Books $123.77

#6972 AT&T Telephone/Internet $97.03

#6973 Deep Rock Fuel $1061.37

#6974 Pine County Election Expenses $97.75

#6975 ECE Electricity (after Capital Refund) $4.00

#6976 Robin Fornengo Town Hall Supplies $48.26

#6977 Ben Franklin Store Community Event Supplies $62.73

#6978 Super One Community Event Supplies $8.05

GROSS PAY:

Beverly Carlin $100.00 Dave Fornengo $125.00

Jason Fornengo $200.00 Mandy Fornengo $180.00

Fran Levings (Includes Annual Pay for Zoning Administrator) $630.00

CLERK’S REPORT:

  1. Filing for office for the March 2019 election will be from 8 am, January 1 to 5pm January 15. Offices open are Supervisor (3-year term) and Treasurer (2-year term).
  1. Thank-you letter received from the Duxbury Volunteer Department

for installing a new door and a door opener on the Cloverton Fire Hall.

ZONING REPORT: Zoning Adminstrator received a letter from the Carlton County Extension program stating that they had approved a permit for a property owner on Tamarack River Road to apply wood ash and lime on his property in order to raise the soil pH.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. The supervisors signed off on the 2018 Road Work Order.
  2. Matt Lourey Trail North- a property owner has verbally requested that this Minimum Maintenance road by opened by the township as a township road and be plowed this winter. Because the Board believes this road is in very poor condition at this time, consensus was to not remove snow on the road this year. The Board further expressed a need for the request to be made in writing and that all property owners on this road be in support of improving the road. The issue will be then be discussed by the Board again.
  3. NPAHD Report- Representative Fran Levings reported that at the November meeting of the Hospital District Board, the Facilities Manager Dave Fornengo gave an impressive rundown on the Safety and Environment of Care of Essentia Hospital to the Board. There has not been a safety violation at Essentia Hospital-Sandstone for the past 10 years. Every reported concern, no matter how insignificant it may seem, from a damaged floor tile to a TV remote that doesn’t work to a bed that doesn’t move up correctly is immediately reported on-line, then dealt with that day if possible. Sometimes as many as 60 repair reports come in each day. Following Mr. Fornengo’s report, Essentia CEO Micheal Hedrix reported that Medicare does periodic surveys of the quality of care in critical-access hospitals and for the last 3 surveys of Essentia-Sandstone, there have been zero deficiencies. Levings then distributed a handout of Suicide Prevention numbers to call for assistance if needed.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk Also signed by the Chair __________________ Date _________________