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MINUTES – NEW DOSEY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING – JULY 8TH, 2020

August 14th, 2020

MINUTES – NEW DOSEY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING – JULY 8TH, 2020

Chairman Dave Fornengo called the meeting to order at 7:30p.m.  Also present:  Supervisor’s Anthony Fornengo and Dave Baker, Clerk Tamara Miritello, Treasurer Wayne Hessler and Deputy Clerk Samantha Gardner.

PUBLIC IMPUT:  NONE

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Anthony Fornengo to approve the agenda. (Carried 3-0)

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Anthony Fornengo to approve the minutes from June 10h, 2020 Regular Board meeting. (Carried 3-0)

Clerk Tamara Miritello presented the Treasurer’s Report and Cash Balance Statement.

FUND BALANCE:

General Fund –                                                                                  $-2,623.14

Road and Bridge –                                                                             $29,766.55

Cemetery/Landscaping –                                                               $2,596.67

Fire Protection –                                                                                $6,528.23

Driveways –                                                                                         $6,392.76

Savings –                                                                                               $1,164.25

Fire Hall –                                                                                             $125.45

TOTAL FUNDS                                                                                   $43,950.77

Motion by Anthony Fornengo, second by Dave Baker to approve the Treasurer’s Report. (Carried 3-0)

Clerk Tamara Miritello prepared and presented the Claims Report and Net Payroll for approval.

CLAIMS:

                #7219 –AT&T                                     Telephone/Internet                        $96.95

                #7220 – A&T Pump Service          Service/labor for well                     $1,099.50

                #7221 – Tamara Miritello              Mileage Reimbursement              $25.50

                #7222 – Napa                                    July Statement                                  $51.99

                #7223 – Paul’s Portables               Rental – May & June                       $227.00

                #7224 – East Central Energy         Electric Bill                                          $45.00

                #7225 – US Treasury                       2nd Qtr. Payroll Taxes                      $807.08

GROSS PAY:

                Dave Baker                                                                                                         $100.00

                Anthony Fornengo                                                                                          $100.00

                Dave Fornengo                                                                                                 $125.00

                Wayne Hessler                                                                                                  $200.00

                Frances Levings                                                                                                 $40.00

                Tamara Miritello                                                                                               $435.00

                Doug Wiita                                                                                                          $475.00

Motion by AJ Fornengo, second by Dave Baker to pay these bills. (Carried 3-0)

CLERK’S REPORT:

  • Head Election Judge/Clerk Training Monday June 29th, 2020 Ballots will be counted on August 12th, 2020 due to COVID-19. Most changes will not apply to our township as we are mail in vote.
  • NPAHD – filing notice for NPAHD Directors – Expires 12/31/2020 Filing period is July 28 2020 – August 11th, 2020.
  • Town hall water has been repaired.

OLD BUISNESS:

  • Road maintenance update will be reported back after August 4th, 2020 from Gus.

NEW BUISNESS:

  • NPAHD REPORT: Prepared by Fran Levings, Presented by Dave Baker.
    • The Hospital District Board approved a motion to honor 2 grant requests from Essentia Health – Sandstone. One in the amount of $13,048.00 to purchase UV Sanitizing Machines and one in the amount of $22,000 for an Emergency Negative Air Room for COVID-19 response.

 Meeting adjourned at 8:45p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Tamara L Miritello, Clerk of New Dosey Township

Also, Signed by

Chairman____________________________________________________Date_____________________

David W. Fornengo

MINUTES – NEW DOSEY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING – JUNE 10TH, 2020

July 10th, 2020

MINUTES – NEW DOSEY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING – JUNE 10TH, 2020

Chairman Dave Fornengo called the meeting to order at 7:30p.m.  Also present:  Supervisor’s Anthony Fornengo and Dave Baker, Clerk Tamara Miritello, Treasurer Wayne Hessler.  Charles Kannegaard, Jeff Cortez and Deputy Clerk Samantha Gardner via phone conference.

PUBLIC IMPUT:

  • Charles Kannegaard recently purchased land in New Dosey Township. He was inquiring about splitting the property up.  Due to Pine County taking over our Township Zoning Ordinance, they will have to apply for that permit at the Pine County Court House.

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker to approve the agenda. (Carried 3-0)

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Anthony Fornengo to approve the minutes from May 13th, 2020 Regular Board meeting. (Carried 3-0)

Treasures Wayne Hessler presented and prepared the Treasurer’s Report and Cash Balance Statement.

FUND BALANCE:

General Fund –                                                                                  $-1,290.79

Road and Bridge –                                                                             $30,186.00

Cemetery/Landscaping –                                                               $3,201.07

Fire Protection –                                                                                $6,503.54

Driveways –                                                                                         $6,392.76

Savings –                                                                                               $1,164.25

Fire Hall –                                                                                             $125.45

TOTAL FUNDS                                                                                   $46,282.28

RECEIPTS – JUNE – 2020

                Richard & Shelia Weinhandl – Building Permit                     $25.00

                Benson Vans – Building Permit                                                   $25.00

                Northview Bank – Interest Checking                                        $5.03

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker to approve the Treasurer’s Report. (Carried 3-0)

Clerk Tamara Miritello prepared and Treasurer Wayne Hessler presented the Claims Report and Net Payroll for approval.

CLAIMS:

                #7206 – Doug Wiita                         Mileage Reimbursement              $64.26

                #7207 – Tamara Miritello              Mileage Reimbursement              $53.04

                #7208 – Robin Fornengo               Landscaping Supplies                     $153.37

                #7209 – Dave Baker                        Tri-Township Disposal                    $50.00

                #7210 – Freeconfrencecall.com Charge for conference calls          $0.66

                #7211 – East Central Energy         Electric Bill                                          $48.00

                #7212 – AT&T                                    Telephone/Internet                        $96.95

                #7213 – Dave Baker                        Moderator                                          $20.00

                #7214 – NAPA                                   Statement                                          $154.82

                #7215 – Paul’s Portables               Port a Potty Feb, March, April     $260.00

                #7216 – Jason Fornengo                Lease – lawnmower                        $75.00

                #7217 – Town of Arna                    Culvert Refund                                  $115.00

                #7218 – Dave Fornengo                Mileage Reimbursement              $15.30

GROSS PAY:

                Dave Baker                                                                                                         $100.00

                Adam Fornengo                                                                                                $425.00

                Anthony Fornengo                                                                                          $100.00

                Dave Fornengo                                                                                                 $175.00

                Samantha Gardner                                                                                          $100.00

                Wayne Hessler                                                                                                  $150.00

                Frances Levings                                                                                                 $70.00

                Tamara Miritello                                                                                               $405.00

                Doug Wiita                                                                                                          $370.00

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker to pay these bills. (Carried 3-0)

CLERK’S REPORT:

  • Head Election Judge/Clerk Training Monday June 29th, 2020 **Mandatory** North Pine Government Center, Sandstone 9am-11am – STAY TUNED FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19.
  • 2019 Population and Household Estimates as of April 1st, 2019
    • Population estimate is 74
    • Household estimate is 37
  • Minnesota Association of Township sent out Membership cards for the town board.
  • Township would like to Thank Robin and Anthony Fornengo for their time planting and watering the flowers at the town hall along with the cemetery.  (Anthony Fornengo would like to get garden boxes for annuals)

ZONING REPORT: Prepared by Fran Levings, Presented by Dave Baker.

  • Pine County has officially taken over all Zoning and Septic administration for New Dosey Township. For Land Use Permit and Septic Permit Applications, please call- 320-216-4220.  The New Dosey Land Use Ordinance is hereby rescinded.

OLD BUISNESS:

  • A&T Pump Service will fix the town hall’s water within the next few weeks. The port-a-potty will be picked up by the end of June.
  • Road Review 2020 – Dave Baker wrote up a detailed field report on the immediate needs for the township roads.  Dave Fornengo also has a detailed field report for the following:
    • Kingsdale Road has a few culverts that will be unplugged and one replaced.  Would like to work with contractor mile by mile in order to use funds appropriately. Any leftover gravel will be placed on Creekview .
    • Hay Creek Road will replace and install new culvert North of Squib Creek Road.
    • Doyle Lane will replace and install new culvert.
    • McDermott Creek Road will replace and install culverts just west of Hay Creek Road.

NEW BUISNESS:

  • Tri-Township Disposal Report: Presented by Dave Baker.
    • Pine County would like to start billing landowners for the service rather than payments coming out of landowner’s taxes. This is still under discussion and will be reviewed at the annual meeting.
  • NPAHD REPORT: Prepared by Fran Levings, Presented by Dave Baker.
    • Pine Medical Center (Essentia – Sandstone), like many Hospitals in Minnesota, is struggling financially. They did however; receive $400,000 from the CARES Act.
    • Pine Medical Center is preparing for the COVID-19 Surge expected this summer.
    • Drive-in testing for COVID-19 is being conducted on the Health Care Campus.
    • The Hospital District has encouraged Gateway Clinic to apply for a grant to meet a specific need the have.

Meeting adjourned at 8:55p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Tamara L Miritello, Clerk of New Dosey Township

Also, Signed by Chairman____________________________________________________Date_____________________

MINUTES – NEW DOSEY REGULAR BOARD MEETING – MAY 13TH, 2020

July 9th, 2020

MINUTES – NEW DOSEY REGULAR BOARD MEETING – MAY 13TH, 2020.

Meeting called to order at 7:30 PM by Chair Dave Fornengo via telephone conference.  Also present via telephone conference were the following: Supervisor Anthony Fornengo, Supervisor Dave Baker, Clerk Tamara Miritello, Deputy Clerk Samantha Gardner, Treasurer Wayne Hessler, NPAHD Representative Fran Levings.

PUBLIC IMPUT:  None

Motion by AJ Fornengo, second by Dave Baker to approve the agenda. (Carried 3-0)

Motion by AJ Fornengo, second by Dave Baker to approve the minutes form April 8th, 2020 Regular Board meeting. (Carried 3-0)

Treasurer Wayne Hessler presented and prepared the Treasurer’s Report and Cash Balance Statement.

FUND BALANCE:

                General Fund –                                                                  $2,310.23

                Road and Bridge –                                                             $31,708.03

                Cemetery/Landscaping –                                               $3,201.07

                Fire Protection –                                                                $6,503.54

                Driveways –                                                                         $6,392.76

                Savings –                                                                               $1,145.25

                TOTAL FUNDS                                                                   $51,385.83

RECEIPTS – APRIL – 2020

                Town of Arna- Snow Removal                                     $100.00

                Northview Bank – Interest/checking                        $6.51

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by AJ Fornengo to approve the Treasurer’s Report. (Carried 3-0)

Clerk Tamara Miritello prepared and Treasurer Wayne Hessler presented the Claims Report and Net Payroll for approval.

CLAIMS:

                #7201    Napa Auto           Brake Fluid                          $24.99

                #7202    Ziegler Cat           Parts                                      $827.50

                #7203    MATIT                   Insurance                            $2,100.00

                #7204   AT&T                     Internet/Telephone        $96.95

                #7205    ECE                         Electric Bill April/May     $119.00

GROSS PAY:

                Dave Baker                                                                         $200.00

                AJ Fornengo                                                                       $300.00

                Dave Fornengo                                                                 $375.00

                Wayne Hessler                                                                  $180.00

                Fran Levings                                                                       $90.00

                Tamara Miritello                                                               $285.00

Motion by AJ Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to pay these bills. (Carried 3-0)

CLERKS REPORT:

  • Head Election Judge/Clerk Training (Mandatory) – Monday June 29th, 2020.
  • NPAHD Report
    • Fran Levings reported that all Hospital District meetings are being held via conference calls due to the coronavirus pandemic. She further reported that the District has:
  • Approved a motion to honor the grant request from the Bruno Food Shelf for $7,000.
  • Approved a motion to honor a grant request from Therapeutic Service Agency to provide counseling for clients who, due to lay-offs and job shutdowns, can no longer pay for their services.
  • Micheal Hedrix, Essentia Administrator, has been laid off due to budget cuts and Heather O’Brien, RN, is interim administrator.

ZONING REPORT –

  • Fran Levings reported that since Pine County has not yet held the public hearing necessary for them to begin administrating Zoning Services in New Dosey Township, she will remain as Zoning Administrator for the township.  She further reported that she sent a letter to a township resident respectfully requesting that they clean up their front yard.  The township Zoning Ordinance has no enforcement language to address the issue of blight.
  • Land Use Permit granted
    •  #172 Sheng Vang – Cabin and Camper
    •  # 173 Rick Weinhans – Cabin with deck
  • Planning Commission
    • AJ Fornengo and Dave Baker cannot serve on the Planning Commission as they are now Town Supervisors. Motion to appoint Beverly Carlin and Jan Streift to fill these vacancies.
    • Fran Levings will look into and review what the ordinance is to divided properties for sale and will report back next month.

Motion by AJ Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to appoint Beverly Carlin and Jan Streift. (Carried 3-0).

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Road Review – Work order for 2020 –

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Looking into beaver control with the DNR for the Gandy Dancer.
  • AJ Fornengo will check to see if Adam Fornengo will be willing to mow both properties for the summer of 2020
  • In 2012, New Dosey Township purchased 6 culverts (12”by 30’) and 7 culverts (15” by 30’) for $2,875.80. Arna Township reimbursed New Dosey Township in 2012, $2113.80 for some of these culverts. Both Arna Township clerk Cheryl Wickham nor former New Dosey Township clerk Fran Levings can find a record of how many and what size culvers Arna ordered. Arna Township would like to pick up their culverts and store them in Markville. The current inventory of culverts stored at New Dosey are the following:
    • 7  – 15” by 30’
    • 6 – 10” by 30’
    • 1 – 16” by 30’
    • 4 – 12” by 30’
    • 1 – 30” by 30’
    • 1 – 13” by 30’

Former Clerk Levings proposes:  Have Arna Township take 5 – 15” by 30’ culverts that were purchased for $242.40 each and 4- 12” by 30’ culverts that were purchased for $196.50 each for a total of $1998.  This would leave a balance due to Arna Township for $115.00.

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by AJ Fornengo, to approve reimbursement to Arna Township for $115.00 as well as pick up the proposed culverts.

  • Dave Fornengo is directing all calls to the Town hall phone number as he has been receiving negative calls that are not appropriate for his personal line.
  • 3 Signs on the Squib Creek turn- a-round have been taking down by township resident.

Meeting adjourned at 7:55PM

Respectfully submitted,

Tamara L Miritello, Clerk

Also, Signed by the Chair__________________________________________________Date___________________________