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New solar panels at New Dosey Township Town Hall added October 2011

Little Library for Cloverton
Weekenders Carole and Ron Hessler built this adorable Little Library for Cloverton. People can leave a book, then take a book to read.




Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Vice-chair Dave Baker.  Also present were Chair Dave Fornengo (via speakerphone), Supervisor Jason Fornengo, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings,Deputy Clerk Beverly Carlin, Contractor Ed Proffit, Don Mishler, Marlene Mishler, Ron Mosser, Mary Mosser and Deloris Schirmer.

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 August 9, 2017.  Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report.


  • General Fund- $9,452.68
  • Road & Bridge Fund- $85,497.64
  • Cemetery/Landscaping Fund- $2.977.77
  • Fire Protection Fund $20,660.94
  • Fire Hall Fund $125.45
  • Driveways Fund $5,554.01
  • Savings Account $1,161.64
  • CDs $46,682.34
  • TOTAL FUNDS $172,112.47

The Board has the discretion each year to decide which funds to distribute the Town Aid monies into.  Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to deposit all Town Aid ($6484.50) from the State of MN in the General Fund this year.  Carried.  Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Carried.

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


AT& T                          Telephone/Internet                             $95.36

Robin Fornengo           Reimburse-Town Hall Supplies           $32.47

Ziegler Cat                  Grader Parts                                       $376.95

Fran Levings                Mileage- 2 Trips                                 $115.26

ECE                              Electric Bill-Sept. 2017                       $55.00

Wayne Hessler            Gas & Lease- Mowing                         $75.00

Ed Proffit                     Road Work                                          $2900.00

Todd Elliott                  Road Work                                          $450.00

Dave Fornengo            Mileage- 1 Trip                                   $51.00

USPS                            Postage                                               $49.00


Dave Baker                             $175.00

Beverly Carlin                         $40.00

Dave Fornengo                        $125.00

Robin Fornengo                       $100.00

Mandy Fornengo                     $120.00

Jason Fornengo                       $75.00

Wayne Hessler                        $112.50

Frank Rehberger                     $512.50

Fran Levings                            $355.00


  • Reminder- Township Legal Seminar- Sept. 16- Rutledge- 9am
  • Thank-you card from Karen Mishler speaking for the entire Hessler Reunion held at the Cloveton Town Hall. Included in the card was a donation of $40.00.  Consensus of the Board to put this donation in the Cemetery/Landscaping Fund and send a Thank-you to Karen.
  • Clerk presented the latest edition of the Minnesota Township Laws. It will be placed in the township office.


  • Permit # 146- Seamus Kane (Cabin), Permit # 147- Gerald Manthey (moved a building onto his property) & Permit # 148-Seth Montgomery (Storage Building).


  1. ROADS:
  2. Shortage of Class 5 Gravel- Hopkins Sand & Gravel is very expensive.  Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to contract with Rydberg & Sons to have them crush 20,000 tons at $2.83 cv.  Chair Fornengo said that the Board has misinterpreted the proposed Rydberg contract and that $2.83 cv was NOT per ton.  Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to rescind the above motion and to contract with Rydberg for a sum not to exceed $60,000.  Carried.
  3. Culverts- Dave Baker will place an order with TrueNorth Steel for culverts after he has ascertained how many the township needs.
  4. Beaver Control- Serious beaver problem on the Kingsdale Road and another problem in back of Dennis Sherman’s home.  Ron Mosser recommended Jim Anderson, Hinckley, as the new Beaver Control Officer.  Dave Baker said he would contact Mr. Anderson.
  5. Call from property owner School House Road west of Tamarack River Road. A neighbor is doing work on the road. Dave Baker said that the township does not certify this road and it is questionable if it is under our purview
  6. Roadside Brushing- Town of Blaine will send a contract.
  7. Any other road issues? (1) Don Mishler requested that holes be filled on McDermott Creek Road & Ed Proffit responded that he would do that.  (2) Deloris Schirmer complained about too many rocks in the pit run gravel dumped on Squib Creek Drive and Dave Baker disagreed by stating that the pit run was good and the road was in much better condition than a few years ago. (3) Ron Mosser questioned not having the roads graded when they were wet and Dave Baker responded that the grader operator has had some health concerns that have made him unavailable recently. (4) Letter from Don Schirmer  (attached to file copy of these Minutes) concerned about all of the gravel being placed on Hay Creek Road north of Squib Creek Road.  Dave Baker and Ed Proffit both responded that this is gravel contracted by a private property owner and not by the township.   Schirmer is also concerned about low spots on Hay Creek Road north of Rutabaga Road. Dave Fornengo responded that a culvert may help this and the road will be built up.  Dave Baker stated that the township is obligated to do work on Minumum Maintenance roads also.
  • Levings read a report on the impact of Essentia Hospital on the Sandstone zip code areas.
  • The Hospital District plans to publish a newsletter quarterly.


  1. MAT District 7 Meeting Report- Levings reported that 56 townships were represented at the meeting with 9 counties and 113 attendees.  Micheal Miller, Isanti County, was elected as the new District Chair.  MAT had lobbied the state legislator for $12million to township roads & got MAT.  $600,000 was appropriated to fight purple amaranth-a plant with thousands of seeds that grow on 6-foot all stalks.
  2. Change to Clerk/Treasurer position- Clerk Levings said she plans to resign in 2019 and recommended that the town voters consider combining the jobs of clerk & treasurer. It is quite common in smaller MN townships.  She further suggested perhaps making the position an appointed (hired) position.  Consensus was to schedule a town meeting this fall to inform & discuss with the voters this proposed change.

Meeting adjourned at 9pm.  Respectfully submitted, Fran Levings, Clerk ______________

Also signed by the Chair: __________________________  Date_________________

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