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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 ______________

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________________