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MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD MEETING-JUNE 13, 2017

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD MEETING-JUNE 13, 2017

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also present were Supervisors Jason Fornengo and Dave Baker, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Deputy Clerk Beverly Carlin and Lawn Mower operator Wayne Hessler.

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Minutes of May 10. 2017. Carried.

FUND BALANCES ARE:

  • General Fund $822.99
  • Road & Bridge Fund $72,855.28
  • Cemetery/Landscaping Fund $3,404.68
  • Fire Protection Fund $20,284.82
  • Fire Hall Fund $125.45
  • Driveway Fund $5,434.01
  • Savings Account $1,161.34
  • CDs $46,537.31
  • TOTAL FUNDS $150,680.54

Motion 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.

CLAIMS:

  • Pine County Recorder 3 Plat Books $75.00
  • Pine County Treasurer Assessing $817.00
  • Wayne Hessler Lease & Gas $75.00
  • Cheryl Fornengo Flowers-Cemetery $73.46
  • Matt Volkmann Town Hall Siding $5,150.00
  • AT&T Telephone/Internet $95.76
  • MN Ass’n of Townships Training Fees $100
  • ECE Electricity $48.00
  • Dave Baker Mileage- 1 trip $51.00
  • Fran Levings Mileage- 2 trips $69.36
  • Robin Fornengo Flowers-Town Hall $18.43
  • Quarry Greenhouse Flowers-Town Hall $95.93
  • Office Max Office Supplies $34.99

GROSS PAYROLL:

  • Dave Baker $200
  • Beverly Carlin $100
  • Dave Fornengo $250
  • Robin Fornengo $60
  • Mandy Fornengo $165
  • Jason Fornengo $75
  • Wayne Hessler $250
  • Fran Levings $400
  • Frank Rehberger $200

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

CLERK’S REPORT:

  • The township now receives (via Outlook email) reports & updates from the State Auditor’s Office. The clerk reads all of them and takes care of what is relevant.
  • LOCAL UPDATE CENSUS ADDRESSES request will be coming this summer in advance of the 2020 census.
  • Annual Demographic Report was received- Population of the township (according to them) is 71 and there are 36 households.

ZONING REPORT:

  • 6 Land Use Permits have been granted since April 1.
  • Clerk will now issue Septic Applications to persons whose Land Use Permit application requires them. The completed applications will be mailed to Dave Fornengo, Septic Administrator.
  • Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to use the same rates as Pine County for the Septic application fee.

Complete System ($300), Holding Tank or Privy($125), Replacement or Drainfield ($175) Carried.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • 2017 Road Work Order- Supervisor expressed concerns about Squib Creek Drive getting enough gravel on it this summer. Chair Fornengo is working with Pine County to get more Class 5 gravel. The township will contract with Ryberg for the crushingl
  • North Pine Area Hospital District Report- A Strategic Planning Committee is being formed to make long-range goals.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Noxious Weeds- The current issue of the Minnesota Association of Townships magazine had a lengthy article on Noxious Weeds. By statute, townships are obligated to look for them, then deal with them. This issue was tabled while the Chair researches it.
  • Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornego, to renew a contract with Robert Brewster for assessing for the coming year. Carried.
  • The Board began a discussion of the possibility of asking the voters to approve changing to a combined position of clerk/treasurer when the current clerk resigns.

ANYTHING ELSE TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD? Superviser Jason Fornengo reported on a request from Equipment Operator Frank Rehberger to purchase a better air compressor. Baker said there is one in the fire hall. Supervisors will check it out.

Meeting adjourned at 8:36 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair _____________________ Date _____________________

NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES- MAY 10, 2017

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING MINUTES- MAY 10, 2017

Meeting called to order at 7:47 pm by Vice-chair Dave Baker.  Also present were Supervisor Jason Fornengo, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Deputy Clerk Beverly Carlin and Contractors Todd Elliott and Ed Proffit.  Chair Dave Fornengo arrived at 8:10 pm.

Clerk Levings swore Beverly Carlin in as Deputy Clerk.

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Minutes of April 12, 2017. Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report.

FUND BALANCES ARE:

  • General Fund $3635.77
  • Road & Bridge Fund $73,037.77
  • Cemetery/Landscaping Fund $3404.68
  • Fire Protection Fund $20,091.01
  • Fire Hall Fund $125.45
  • Driveways Fund $5434.01
  • Savings Account $1161.34
  • CDs $46,479.42
  • TOTAL FUNDS $153,569.05

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Carried. Consensus was that rather than purchase a CD at this time, more funds will be spent on road repair and maintenance this year.

Clerk Fran Levings presented the Claims List and the Net Payroll List for approval.  Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to pay the following claims & payroll.  Carried.

  • Fran Levings Mileage                       $69.36
  • ECE Electricity                    $52.00
  • MATIT Annual Insurance        $1844.00
  • William Harris Condolence                 $50.00
  • AT & T Telephone/Internet     $121.59
  • Robin Fornengo Town Hall  Supplies     $16.94
  • Federated Co-op Propane                       $14.66
  • Office Depot Office Supplies            $88.96

GROSS PAYROLL:

Dave Baker                 $165

Beverly Carlin             $140

Dave Fornengo            $265

Jason Fornengo           $165

Mandy Fornengo         $120

Robin Fornengo           $60

Fran Levings                $200

CLERK’S REPORT:

2 dates to remember-            June 14- Pine County Board has a planning session set up with township officers.

September 16- Legal Seminar- Rutledge Town Hall 9am.

ZONING REPORT:

Interim Zoning Administrator distributed copies of the 2017 Pine County Solid Waste and Recycling Disposal Guide.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. 2017 Road Work Order- Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the road work order as requested by the Supervisors during the road review.    Contractors Todd Elliott and Ed Proffit were advised to not necessarily follow the review orders verbatim, but to use their discretion to decide what work needs to be done.  Each contractor was assigned certain roads.
  2. NPAHD Report- (1)The new hospital got a Certificate of Occupancy from the MN Department of Health following several inspections. (2) The Assisted Living Facility will open on July 10. (3) Urgent Care will be provided at the Gateway Clinic during the week and by the hospital on weekends. (4) A mobile food truck “Valentini’s” will provide food for the 1st month, then the hospital will take over. (5) The Grand Opening will be May 9.
  3. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to hire Wayne Hessler as the lawn mower operator at a pay rate of $25/hour and lease his equipment at a rate of $50/month and reimburse him $25/month for fuel.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Letter from CenturyLink regarding road operations will be filed under “Correspondence”.

Meeting adjourned at 9:05pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair ________________________  Date_____________

 

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 ___________________