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MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-FEBRUARY 12, 2020

February 26th, 2020

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-FEBRUARY 12, 2020

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were Supervisors Anthony J. Fornengo and Jason Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Treasurer Wayne Hessler, Deputy Clerk Tamara Miritello, Dave Baker and Calen Miritello-Baughn.

There was no public input.

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by AJ Fornengo, to approve the Agenda after “Report- Tri-Township Disposal District” under New Business.  Carried (3-0).

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by AJ Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of the January 14, 2020, meeting.  Carried (3-0).

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by AJ Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of the Cartway Hearing on January 31, 2020.  Carried (3-0).

TREASURER’S REPORT

Treasurer Wayne Hessler presented the Treasurer’s Report.

FUND BALANCES:

            General-                                                          $7542.32

            Road & Bridge-                                               $22,329.08

            Cemetery/Landscaping-                                 $158.43

            Fire Protection-                                               $15,608.32

            Fire Hall-                                                         $125.45

            Driveways-                                                      $6,834.68

            B.Johnson Cartway-                                        $4,998.04

            Savings Account-                                             $1,164.25

            CD-                                                                  $19,497.24

            TOTAL FUNDS-                                                            $78,257.81

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to transfer $3,000 from the Fire Protection Fund to the Cemetery/Landscaping Fund.  Carried (3-0).

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

CLAIMS LIST & NET PAYROLL LIST FOR APPROVAL

  Clerk Fran Levings presented the Claims List & the Net Payroll List for approval.

CLAIMS:

#7157              Dave Fornengo            Cartway Meeting & Prep        $165.00

#7158              AJ Fornengo                Cartway, Planning Meeting    $120.00

#7159              Jason Fornengo           Cartway Meeting, Reimburse Gas      $227.51

#7160              Tamara Miritello        Cartway Meeting                    $50.00

#7161              Kettle River Grafix      Printing                                   $21.80

#7162              Jan Streiff                    Judges Training                       $20.00

#7163              Agnes Sexton               Judges Training, Mileage        $50.60

#7164              Robert Brewster         Assessing                                 $4,210.50

#7165              Dave Baker                  Tri-Disposal Meeting, Planning Meeting        $70.00

#7166              Fran Levings                Cartway,Planning, Mileage    $246.20

#7167              Office Depot                Office Supplies                        $169.22

#7168              ECE                              Electricity-Feb. 2020               $64.00

#7169              Pine County Recorder Record Cartway Resolution    $46.00

#7170              Northstar Media         Public Notices                         $68.59

#7171              Beverly Carlin             Judges Training,Mileage        $42.44

#7172              AT&T                           Telephone/Internet-Feb.        $98.54

#7173              Deep Rock Collision    Truck Repair                            $732.52

#7174              Jeannie Virden            Cartway Damages                   $1,657,00

#7175              Jeffrey Lindgren          Cartway Damages                   $795.34

#7176              Joseph Mangan           Cartway Damages                   $931.69

#7177              Couri & Ruppe             Cartway Legal Services           $912.50

GROSS PAY:

AJ Fornengo                $160.00                       Fran Levings                $515.00

Dave Fornengo            $125.00                       Tamara Miritello        $180.00

Jason Fornengo           $475.00                       Frank Rehberger         $200.00

Robin Fornengo           $40.00                                     Doug Wiita      $50.00

Wayne Hessler            $230.00

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

CLERK’S REPORT:

Township Election-March 10- (4-8 pm)

  1. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by AJ Fornengo, to appoint the following Election Judges- Beverly Carlin (Head Judge), Agnes Sexton & Jan Streiff.  Carried (3-0).
  2. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to appoint the same 3 judges to be the Absentee Ballot Board.  Carried (3-0).
  3. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to appoint the following to the Board of Canvass- AJ Fornengo, Jason Fornengo and Don Mishler.  This Board must consist of 2 supervisors and a member of the public and will re-count the votes after the judges have counted them.  Motion carried (3-0).

ZONING REPORT:

Zoning Administrator Fran Levings reported to the Board that the Planning Commission met on Feb. 7 and voted 2-0 to Opt-in to the Pine County Zoning Ordinance.  She had numerous conversations/emails with Pine County Zoning Officer Caleb Anderson which reassured her that zoning administration would be thorough and fair by going with the county.  The Board,  upon motion by Dave Fornengo and seconded by Jason Fornengo, approved Resolution # 30 which authorizes the township to opt-in to the Pine County Zoning Ordinance.  Carried (3-0).

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. NPAHD Report- Representative Fran Levings distributed a handout delineating the purpose, history, functions and activities of the Hospital District during the past few years.  The handout also includes some Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Hospital District.  Copies are available at the town hall. 

NEW BUSINESS:

  1.  Tri-Township Disposal District Report- Representative Dave Baker reported that the Disposal District has borrowed $10,000 to make it through 2020.  They have been unable to sell the old garbage truck and are using it for back-up.  The Disposal District Board plans to raise the levy to $40/parcel in July.  This will take effect in 2021.

ANYTHING ELSE TO COME BEFORE THE BOARD?

            The town hall currently does not have water.  Chair Fornengo spent 2 hours recently trying to solve the problem.  He reported that a pipe down in the ground is frozen and the problem cannot be solved until the ground has thawed.  In the meantime, he will order a heated Port a Potty to be temporarily installed at the town hall.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:01PM.

Respectfully susbmitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk                  Also signed by the Chair __________  Date _______

Election and Annual Meeting, March 10

February 18th, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

ELECTION AND ANNUAL MEETING

NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP

            Notice is hereby given to the voters of New Dosey Township that the Annual Election of Officers and Annual Town Meeting will take place on March 10. 2020, at the town hall.  In the event of inclement weather, the event will be the 3rd Wednesday in March.  Election hours are 4-8pm.  Absentee/Early Voting will take place on March 7 (10am-Noon) in the town hall.  Voters will elect:

Supervisor- 3-year term (Candidate- Dave Baker)

Clerk- 2-year term (Candidate-Tamara Miritello)

Election results will be verified by the Board of Canvass immediately following the election.

                                                Fran Levings,

                                                New Dosey Town Clerk

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-JANUARY 14, 2020

January 20th, 2020

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-JANUARY 14, 2020

Meeting called to order at 7:30pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were Supervisors AJ Fornengo and Jason Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Deputy Clerk Tamara Miritello, Dave Baker, Wayne Hessler, Don Schirmer and Ron Mosser.

PUBLIC INPUT-

  • Ron Mosser reported that Denny Schlumka is not doing septic inspections anymore.
  • Don Schirmer requested again a copy of the Resolution regarding compensation for missed meetings by Board members.  Clerk Levings responded that this issue will be on the agenda for the February meeting.

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

Motion by AJ Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of the December 11, 2019, meeting.  Carried (3-0).

TREASURER’S REPORT-

                        Clerk Fran Levings presented the Treasurer’s Report.  Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by AJ Fornengo, to transfer $3000 from the Fire Protection Fund to the Cemetery/Landscaping Fund.  Carried (3-0).

FUND BALANCES:       

                                                General-                                                                      $9,692.04

                                                Road & Bridge-                                                           $23,484.23

                                                Cemetery/Landscaping-                                             $169.91

                                                Fire Protection-                                                           $15,608.32

                                                Fire Hall-                                                                     $125.45

                                                Driveways-                                                                  $6,942.04

                                                Savings Account-                                                         $1,164.25

                                                CD-                                                                              $19,436.02

                                                Cartway- B. Johnson                                                    $1,298.04

TOTAL FUNDS                                                             $77,920.90

            RECEIPTS- DECEMBER-2019

            C&T Contracting                     Reimburse-Class 5 Gravel                   $4,100.00

            Pine County Treasurer            2nd ½ Property Taxes                          $12,664.28

            Clinton Elliott                          Snowplowing                                       $120.00

            Dan Raboin                             Snowplowing                                       $140.00

            Burt Schueller                         Snowplowing                                       $120.00

            Roberts Excavating                 Septic Work                                         $100.00

            ACH Deposit                            State Aid                                              $7,142.15

TOTAL RECEIPTS                                                                                 $24,386.63B

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

CLAIMS & PAYROLL LISTS FOR APPROVAL-

CLAIMS-

# 7147             DVS                                          Registration Renewal              $19.25

#7148              Robert Springer-CPA               Accounting                              $260.00

#7149              AT&T                                       Telephone/Internet                 $97.40

#7150              Northstar Media                     Election Notices                      $69.06

#7151              Pine County Auditor                Truth in Taxation Fee              $88.72

#7152              Pine Cty. Township Assn         Dues (Includes MAT)               $337.73

#7153              StraightLine Surveying            Cartway Survey                       $1,300.00

#7154              U.S. Treasury                           4th Qtr. Payroll Taxes              $842.65

 GROSS PAY:

                                    AJ Fornengo-               $350.00           Fran Levings-               $465.00

                                    Dave Fornengo-           $125.00           Tamara Miritello-       $100.00

                                    Jason Fornengo-          $437.50           Frank Rehberger         $525.00

CLERK’S REPORT-

  1.  Elections-(1) Presidential Election Primary-March 3- ND voters will get ballots around Jan. 177.  All expenses will be reimbursed by Pine County.  (2) Township Election is March 10- Dave Baker has filed for Supervisor (3-year term) and Tamara Miritello has filed for Clerk (2-year term).  (3) Clerk explained that she decided 2 years ago that she would not seek an 8th term as Clerk and wanted to quell the rumor that she has been “forced out”.
  2. Reminder-Board of Audit Meeting ½ hour prior to the regular meeting on Feb. 12. J
  3. Local township officers and Pine County Board will meet on Jan. 28 at the government building in Sandstone at 6 pm.
  4. Contact the Clerk if interested in being a census taker.
  5. Tammy Miritello has reserved the town hall for Feb. 29.
  6. No NPAHD report this month because that Board did not meet in December.

ZONING REPORT-

  1. Zoning Officer Levings responded to charges made against her performance by Don Schirmer at the December meeting- (1) New Dosey has required permits since 2000 when a Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the Board. (2) She has indeed read the proposed Pine County Zoning Ordinance in its entirety and thinks it is an excellent document.  She apologized for not recognizing that Board Member AJ Fornengo should not have voted at the Planning Commission meeting to discuss the County Ordinance. She further stated that had not Mr. Schirmer created such tension with his anger at the meeting, perhaps the outcome would have been different.  (3) She has indeed read the ND Land use Ordinance and (4) since her resignation as Zoning Administrator in December was oral and not formally accepted by the Board, she will submit a written resignation at the February meeting effective March 31, 2020.
  2. Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by AJ Fornengo, to approve a Resolution to Defer to Pine County the Administration and Enforcement of New Dosey Township Septic.  Carried (3-0).

OLD BUSINESS-

  1.  ASSESSING UPDATE– Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to sign a petition requesting the Pine County Board to hold another public meeting  to discuss the future of township assessors.  Carried (3-0).
  2. CARTWAY-B.JOHNSON– Motion by AJ Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to change the date of the next Cartway Hearing from Jan. 24 to Jan. 31.  Carried (3-0).  Chair Fornengo will look at the Cartway budget and assess a further bond payment. 

NEW BUSINESS-

  1.  Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to accept the resignation of Mandy Fornengo, Treasurer.  Carried (3-0).  Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by AJ Fornengo, to appoint Wayne Hessler as Township Treasurer.  He will serve until the March 2021 election. 
  2. SQUIB CREEK ROAD CONDITIONS OF SNOW & WATER.  Jason Fornengo suggested that grading will take down some of the ridges.  AJ Fornengo said he has worked with a shovel to try to level the road. 
  3. 2020 TOWNSHIP CALENDAR- Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by AJ Fornengo, to approve the 2020 Township calendar. Carried (3-0).  Clerk Levings pointed out that the November 2020 meeting is scheduled for November 12 because November 11 is on Veterans Day and not government meetings can be held on a federal holiday.

Meeting adjourned at 8:10 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk                  Also signed by the Chair _________________  Date ______