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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: _______________________________

 

 

NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EQUALIZATION, April 10, 2017

March 17th, 2017

NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

The Board of Appeal and Equalization of New Dosey Township will meet on April 10, 2017, 11 am at the Cloverton Town Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to determine whether property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor.

If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns. If you disagree with the valuation or classification after this discussion, you may appear before the Board of Appeal & Equalization. The Board will review your assessments and may make corrections as needed. Generally, you must appeal to the local Board before appealing to the Pine County Board of Appeal and Equalization.

Fran Levings, Clerk

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-FEB. 8, 2017

February 22nd, 2017

MINUTES-NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING-FEB. 8, 2017

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

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

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of Jan. 11, 2017. Carried.

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

FUND BALANCES:

  • General Fund $7,920.32
  • Road & Bridge Fund $74,071.01
  • Fire Protection Fund $20,313.04
  • Cemetery/Landscaping Fund $3,404.67
  • Fire Hall Fund $125.45
  • Driveways $5,934.94
  • Savings Account $1,160.77
  • CDs $46,248.96
  • TOTAL FUNDS $159,179.56

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, 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:

  1. PERA (Public Employees Retirement Association) report has been completed and mailed in.
  2. Town Hall will be open on March 11 from 10 am-noon for Absentee (Early) voting.

ZONING REPORT:

  1. Final draft of the Pine County Comprehensive Plan has been completed. It is on-line w/the County website. A public hearing will be held at the Courthouse on Feb. 21- 10 am. The new Land Use Ordinance will be drafted next.
  2. Chair Fornengo reported on a somewhat confusing call he had received from a person who thought she had purchased property in New Dosey Township. He referred her to the township website.

OLD BUSINESS:

1. NPAHD report- Levings reported that the Bistro will not be completed when the hospital opens, but Essentia-Sandstone has contingency plans. The Open House for the hospital only will be May 9. The NPAHD Open House will be when all leasees are in the new building. The Health & Fire Marshalls will inspect the 2nd week on February. A “Punch” list inspection to see what needs to be fixed a little (tiles that may need to be replace, chipped paint, etc.) is taking place. Levings then distributed progress photos and a new Hospital Board membership list.

2.Clerk Levings reported that she had met with an insurance adjustor regarding the personal injury claim made against the township.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Clerk Levings reported on the Pine County Supervisors/Township Officers meeting she attended at the Courthouse on January 25, 2017. The speaker, Ben Winchester, UM-Extension, talked about the reasons for the decline of rural Minnesota. He listed 4 causes- mechanization of agriculture, roads & transportation, educational population loss, and lower birth rate. He stated that agriculture has NOT been the mainstay of the rural economy for years. Education and health care are. Actually, since 1970, rural populations have increased by 11%. People are moving to rural areas for a slower pace of life, safety & security and low housing costs, NOT for jobs. The entire presentation was very worthwhile.
  2. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to propose an amendment to the Driveways Policy at the Annual Meeting. This amendment will address the issue of whether or not Board members will not have to pay to have their drives plowed. Carried.

Meeting adjourned at 8 pm.

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair ___________________________