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MINUTES- BOARD OF RE-ORGANIZATION MEETING- NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP

April 10th, 2017

MINUTES- BOARD OF RE-ORGANIZATION MEETING- NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP

MARCH 27, 2017

Clerk Fran Levings swore in Jason Fornengo to a 3-year term as Supervisor and Mandy Fornengo to a 2-year term for Treasurer.

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also present were Supervisors Dave Baker and Jason Fornengo, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo and Clerk Fran Levings.

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Agenda. Carried.

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to re-elect Dave Fornengo as town chair. Carried.

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to re-elect Dave Baker as vice- chair. Carried.

All members of the Board signed the Township Officers list sent from the Minnesota Association of Townships.

Clerk announced dates to remember-

  • April 7- MAT Short Course- Carlton- 9 am.
  • April 10- Board of Review & Equalization- 11 am.
  • April 12- Regular Town Board Meeting- 7:30 pm

Meeting adjourned at 7:45 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, clerk

Also signed by the Chair- ____________________________ Date _________

MINUTES- REGULAR MEETING- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD-MARCH 8, 2017

April 5th, 2017

MINUTES- REGULAR MEETING- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD-MARCH 8, 2017

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Agenda.  Carried.

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of February 8, 2017.  Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report (attached to file copy of these Minutes).  FUND BALANCES ARE:

  • General Fund $3,327.78
  • Road & Bridge Fund $73,919.01
  • Cemetery/Landscaping Fund $3,404.67
  • Fire Protection Fund $20,313.04
  • Fire Hall Fund $125.45
  • Driveways Fund $5,428.97
  • Savings Account $1,116.05
  • CDs $46,394.31
  • TOTAL FUNDS $153,974.28

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Carried.

Clerk Fran Levings presented the Claims List and the Net Payroll List for approval (attached to file copy of these Minutes).  Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to pay these bills.  Carried.

CLERK’S REPORT:

  • Dates to Remember-

March 11- 10am-Noon- Absentee (Early) Voting

March 14- Election- 4-8 pm.  Annual Meeting

March 25- Pine County Township Officers Meeting

March 27- Board of Re-Organization- 11am

April 7- MAT Short Course- 9am- 3 pm

April 10- Board of Review- 11 am

April 12- Regular Town Board Meeting

May 9- Open House- New Essentia Hospital-

Sandstone 4-6 pm

June 14- County Board/Township Meeting- 6 pm

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo to change the regular meeting of the Town Board to June 13.  Carried.

  • Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to appoint Dave Fornengo, Fran Levings and Don Mishler as the Board of Canvass for the election. Carried.
  • Clerk distributed copies of the township pay scale.

NO ZONING REPORT

OLD BUSINESS:

NPAHD Report- Fran Levings reported that attended a semi-private tour of the new hospital in Sandstone on Feb. 20.  She was re-elected as Secretary of the District Board in February.  The District Board is considering offering a medical scholarship.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo,

to approve the 2017 Budget draft.  Carried.

  • Chair Fornengo and the supervisors will make the necessary bridge repairs as required on the 2017 Bridge Report from Pine County.
  • Consensus was to make no changes at this time to the Driveways Policy. If it is brought up at the Annual Meeting on March 14, the Board will explain its reasons for the  policy of not charging Board members to have their roads plowed.
  • The new sink has arrived and will be installed soon.

Meeting adjourned at 8:34 PM.

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP ANNUAL MEETING- MARCH 14, 2017

March 30th, 2017

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP ANNUAL MEETING- MARCH 14, 2017

Meeting called to order at 8:15 by Clerk Fran Levings.

Motion by Jan Streiff, second by Don Mishler, to approve the agenda.  Carried.

Head Judge Beverly Carlin read the results of the Board of Canvass.  Ronnie Mosser received 12 votes for Supervisor and Jason Fornengo received 20 votes for Supervisor.  Mandy Fornengo received 28 votes for Treasurer.  She ran unopposed.

Motion by Jan Streiff to nominate Robin Fornengo to be the moderator.  Second by Dave Baker.  No other nominations.  Motion carried.

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Jan Streiff, to approve the minutes of the 2016 Annual Meeting.  Carried.

Motion by Beverly Carlin, second by Don Mishler, to approve the Board of Audit report.  Carried.

Town Chair’s Report:

  • $20,682.45 spent on road work in 2016.
  • Town may replace the culvert on Rocky Blvd. in 2017.
  • Pine County allows the township free use of gravel from their pit.
  • Pine County will replace the bridge on Hwy. 32 by Fornengo home.
  • Vendors working underground on township roads must get a permit.
  • Progressive aspects of our townships- solar panels, Little Library, Archives in Pine County Historical Museum.
  • We are 1 of 2 townships in MN to offer driveway snow plowing.

Motion by Beverly Carlin, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Chair’s report.  Carried.

Clerk’s Report:

  • Clerk has attended several excellent training sessions in 2016.
  • Clerk will work on getting the messy yard of a resident cleaned up. Ron Mosser mentioned other concerns he has with the home of this resident- (1) they are in violation of the “One Principle Dwelling on a Parcel” rule (2) their septic is in violation and (3) they have an extra trailer on their property. Dave Fornengo researched on his laptop the Parcel Identification Numbers for this property and reported that there are 3 separate PINs, therefore the two dwellings are on separate parcels.  This residence is located in the townsite of Cloverton. He said that as Septic Administrator for the township, he would be looking into the septic of this residence this spring.

Motion by Ron Mosser, second by Don Mishler, to approve the Clerk’s report.  Carried.

Treasurer’s Report:  Treasurer Mandy Fornengo distributed the Annual Treasurer’s Report.

Fund Balances as of March 11, 2017 were-

General Fund                                      $1695.93

Road & Bridge Fund                            $82,317.45

Fire Protection Fund                           $20,291.01

Cemetery/Landscaping Fund              $3,404.68

Fire Hall Fund                                      $125.45

Driveways Fund                                   $5,548.97

Savings Account                                  $1161.34

CDs                                                      $46,394.31

TOTAL FUNDS                                     $160,939.14

Mandy also distributed the 2017 budget.  Motion by Fran Levings, second by Jan Streiff, to accept the Treasurer’s Report.  Carried.

Zoning Report:  Fran Levings reported that 7 Land Use Permits had been issued in 2016.  Lengthy discussion of septic concerns.  Consensus was that Realtors do not always trigger a “Point of Sale” septic inspection as they are required to do.  Motion by Beverly Carlin, second by Dave Baker, to accept the Zoning Report.  Carried.

Cemetery Report:  Fran Levings reported that the “Perpetual Care Fund” drive is on hold at the time because enough funds are being generated from the state and town aid distributions to pay for mowing and landscaping.  Motion by Jan Streiff, second by Beverly Carlin, to accept the Cemetery Report.  Carried.

Tri-Township Disposal District Report: Dave Baker asked for permission for this group to raise the levy for payment by $5.  Beverly Carlin strongly opposed the possibility of purchasing new garbage truck.  Motion by Beverly Carlin, second by Ron Mosser, to accept the Disposal District Report.  Carried.

North Pine Area Hospital District Report: Fran Levings distributed a handout regarding the new hospital campus that will open in Sandstone this year.  The Open House for the new Essentia-Sandstone Hospital will be May 9.  Motion by Dave Baker, second by Beverly Carlin, to accept the Hospital District Report.  Carried.

Fran Levings distributed the Pay Scale for the township.  Ron Mosser moved that the voters amend the pay scale to paying supervisors an extra $25/meeting and the supervisors do NOT get paid for missed meetings.  Second by Don Mishler.  Vote was taken by a show of hands.  Yes- 4 votes.  No- 5 votes.  3 abstentions.  The motion failed.

Motion by Fran Levings, second by Beverly Carlin, that there be no changes to the levy.  Carried.

No changes were made to the Plowing Private Driveways Policy.  The Board was asked by Ron Mosser to consider purchasing another CD with the idea that the funds may eventually be used to purchase a new plow truck or grader.

Motion by Fran Levings, second by Jan Streiff, that the township enter into Contracts for Services for $250/each for Seven County Senior Services, Family Pathways, Pine County Historical Society and Old School Arts Center.  Carried.

Motion by Ron Mosser, second by Jan Streiff, to authorize housekeeper Robin Fornengo to donate town hall items (kitchen & handicapped) to a thrift store.  Carried.

Motion by Ron Mosser, second by Jan Streiff, to raise the Grader Operator pay from $20/hour to $25/hour.  Carried.

Ron Mosser pointed out some problems with the siding on the town hall building.  This item will be placed on the next regular town board meeting.

Motion by Fran Levings, second by Beverly Carlin, to continue using Northview Bank in Sandstone as the town depository. Carried.

Motion by Fran Levings, second by Dave Baker, to continue using the Pine County Courier as our legal notices newspaper.  Carried.

Motion by Fran Levings, second by Robin Fornengo, to set the 2nd Tuesday in March, 2018, as the date for the next Annual Meeting.  Carried.

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Robin Fornengo, to adjourn.  Carried and meeting adjourned at 9:48pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings

Also signed by the Moderator: _______________________________