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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 ________________

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 _______________