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MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- APRIL 12, 2017

Monday, May 1st, 2017

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- APRIL 12, 2017

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

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 the March 14, 2017, meeting. Carried.

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of the Board of Re-Organization meeting on March 27, 2017. Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report (attached to file copy of these Minutes). (Balances are:

GENERAL FUND- ($749.57)

ROAD & BRIDGE FUND- $82,132.75

CEMETERY/LANDSCAPING FUND- $3,404.68

FIRE PROTECTION FUND- $20,291.01

FIRE HALL FUND- $125.45

DRIVEWAYS FUND- $5,548.97

SAVINGS ACCOUNT- $1,161.34

CDs- $46,479.42

TOTAL FUNDS- $158,394.05

LeCarried. Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to transfer $7,000 from the Road & Bridge Fund to the General Fund. Carried. Clerk reminded the Board that the suggestion was made by a voter at the Annual Meeting to consider purchasing a CD. Treasurer was asked to inquire about rates at Northview Bank. Consensus was that this CD, when purchased, would be used for a large equipment purchase when needed.

Clerk Fran Levings presented the Claims List & the Net Payroll List (attached to file copy of these Minutes). Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to pay these bills. Carried.

CLERK’S REPORT-

Dates to Remember- June 14- Pine County Board & Townships Meeting- 6 pm.

June 29- Summer Short Course- Carlton

ZONING REPORT-

  • Letter from Robin Poppe- Pine Water & Soil District
  • Noxious Weed Handout (attached)
  • Letters sent to 3 landowners reported to be in non-compliance.
  • Septic Administrator Dave Fornengo reported that William Harris was granted a Septic Permit.

OLD BUSINESS-

NPAHD Report-

  • The Executive Committee is working on the design of the plaques to be installed.
  • A speaker at the last meeting reported on a new state-of-the art imaging machine that will be used in the new hospital.
  • The Grand Opening for the new hospital will be May 9 (4-6 pm).

NEW BUSINESS-

  • The date for the Annual Road Review will be April 30.
  • A handout on culvert prices from Land & Cabins Company was examined.
  • Letter from East Central Energy regarding roadside spraying was read.
  • Jason Fornengo and Dave Fornengo will get quotes for replacing the siding on the town hall this summer.
  • A lawn mower Operator will be hired at the May meeting.
  • Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to approve the updated Mileage Reimbursement Policy. Carried. All policies will be filed at the town hall.
  • Dave Fornengo reported on the Pine County Officers meeting- (1) The NLX rail project is still on-going (2) DNR reported that the wolf population is up (3) County Board is still encouraging residents to recycle. (3) Chronic Wasting Disease in the deer population is still a huge problem. (4) Townships will get a dividend refund again this July from Workers Compensation. (5) Arrowhead Transit (a program started by the County) gave 106,000 rides in 2016. (6) The Sheriff’s Department recovered over $100,000 in stolen property in 2016. ((7) The proposed cuts to the federal budget would mean a hardship for townships-changes to Medicare & Medicaid, less $$ for local fire halls, etc. (8) Dave Baker and Glen Williamson were both re-elected to the board of the Pine County Officer’s Association.
  • Fran Levings reported on the MAT Short Course training session- (1) Some proposed legislation at the state level- (a) Supervisors could not attend the same church. (b)Allow people to carry firearms in public places without a permit (c) Change to Primary Election date to the 1st Tuesday after the 3rd Monday in June and (d) Town Aid would go to Transportation, not where the town board decided it would go. MAT opposes all of these pieces. (2) The importance of keeping all Policies on file.

ANYTHING ELSE TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD?

  • Dave Fornengo explained the Wilma Township Broadband Grant.
  • Letter regarding a study of the elk population. Consensus was this is an individual issue, not a township issue.
  • Dave Fornengo presented a letter from Knudson Tree Experts with a bid schedule for doing this for the township. (Filed in township correspondence).
  • Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to have all board members pay to have their driveways plowed from now on. Carried.
  • Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to hire Roberts Excavating do repair work on the township parking lot. Carried.
  • Jason Fornengo and Ray Sandstrom made the bridge repairs as recommended on the Bridge Report from Pine County. They will not charge for this work.

Meeting adjourned at 8:34 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair _________________________________ Date ___________________

MINUTES- REGULAR MEETING- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD-MARCH 8, 2017

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

MINUTES- REGULAR MEETING- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD-MARCH 8, 2017

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.

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 February 8, 2017.  Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report (attached to file copy of these Minutes).  FUND BALANCES ARE:

  • General Fund $3,327.78
  • Road & Bridge Fund $73,919.01
  • Cemetery/Landscaping Fund $3,404.67
  • Fire Protection Fund $20,313.04
  • Fire Hall Fund $125.45
  • Driveways Fund $5,428.97
  • Savings Account $1,116.05
  • CDs $46,394.31
  • TOTAL FUNDS $153,974.28

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

Clerk Fran Levings presented the Claims List and the Net Payroll List for approval (attached to file copy of these Minutes).  Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to pay these bills.  Carried.

CLERK’S REPORT:

  • Dates to Remember-

March 11- 10am-Noon- Absentee (Early) Voting

March 14- Election- 4-8 pm.  Annual Meeting

March 25- Pine County Township Officers Meeting

March 27- Board of Re-Organization- 11am

April 7- MAT Short Course- 9am- 3 pm

April 10- Board of Review- 11 am

April 12- Regular Town Board Meeting

May 9- Open House- New Essentia Hospital-

Sandstone 4-6 pm

June 14- County Board/Township Meeting- 6 pm

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo to change the regular meeting of the Town Board to June 13.  Carried.

  • Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to appoint Dave Fornengo, Fran Levings and Don Mishler as the Board of Canvass for the election. Carried.
  • Clerk distributed copies of the township pay scale.

NO ZONING REPORT

OLD BUSINESS:

NPAHD Report- Fran Levings reported that attended a semi-private tour of the new hospital in Sandstone on Feb. 20.  She was re-elected as Secretary of the District Board in February.  The District Board is considering offering a medical scholarship.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo,

to approve the 2017 Budget draft.  Carried.

  • Chair Fornengo and the supervisors will make the necessary bridge repairs as required on the 2017 Bridge Report from Pine County.
  • Consensus was to make no changes at this time to the Driveways Policy. If it is brought up at the Annual Meeting on March 14, the Board will explain its reasons for the  policy of not charging Board members to have their roads plowed.
  • The new sink has arrived and will be installed soon.

Meeting adjourned at 8:34 PM.

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-FEB. 8, 2017

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-FEB. 8, 2017

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also present was Supervisor Dave Baker, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo and Clerk Fran Levings. Supervisor Jason Fornengo was absent.

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

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of Jan. 11, 2017. Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report (attached to file copy of these Minutes).

FUND BALANCES:

  • General Fund $7,920.32
  • Road & Bridge Fund $74,071.01
  • Fire Protection Fund $20,313.04
  • Cemetery/Landscaping Fund $3,404.67
  • Fire Hall Fund $125.45
  • Driveways $5,934.94
  • Savings Account $1,160.77
  • CDs $46,248.96
  • TOTAL FUNDS $159,179.56

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

Clerk Fran Levings presented the Claims List and the Net Payroll List for approval (Attached to file copy of these Minutes). Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to pay these bills. Carried.

CLERK’S REPORT:

  1. PERA (Public Employees Retirement Association) report has been completed and mailed in.
  2. Town Hall will be open on March 11 from 10 am-noon for Absentee (Early) voting.

ZONING REPORT:

  1. Final draft of the Pine County Comprehensive Plan has been completed. It is on-line w/the County website. A public hearing will be held at the Courthouse on Feb. 21- 10 am. The new Land Use Ordinance will be drafted next.
  2. Chair Fornengo reported on a somewhat confusing call he had received from a person who thought she had purchased property in New Dosey Township. He referred her to the township website.

OLD BUSINESS:

1. NPAHD report- Levings reported that the Bistro will not be completed when the hospital opens, but Essentia-Sandstone has contingency plans. The Open House for the hospital only will be May 9. The NPAHD Open House will be when all leasees are in the new building. The Health & Fire Marshalls will inspect the 2nd week on February. A “Punch” list inspection to see what needs to be fixed a little (tiles that may need to be replace, chipped paint, etc.) is taking place. Levings then distributed progress photos and a new Hospital Board membership list.

2.Clerk Levings reported that she had met with an insurance adjustor regarding the personal injury claim made against the township.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Clerk Levings reported on the Pine County Supervisors/Township Officers meeting she attended at the Courthouse on January 25, 2017. The speaker, Ben Winchester, UM-Extension, talked about the reasons for the decline of rural Minnesota. He listed 4 causes- mechanization of agriculture, roads & transportation, educational population loss, and lower birth rate. He stated that agriculture has NOT been the mainstay of the rural economy for years. Education and health care are. Actually, since 1970, rural populations have increased by 11%. People are moving to rural areas for a slower pace of life, safety & security and low housing costs, NOT for jobs. The entire presentation was very worthwhile.
  2. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to propose an amendment to the Driveways Policy at the Annual Meeting. This amendment will address the issue of whether or not Board members will not have to pay to have their drives plowed. Carried.

Meeting adjourned at 8 pm.

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair ___________________________