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MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- FEBRUARY 14, 2018

February 23rd, 2018

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- FEBRUARY 14, 2018

Board of Audit was held prior to the meeting

Meeting of the Board was called to order at 7:55 by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also present were Supervisors Dave Baker and Jason Fornengo, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings and Deputy Clerk Beverly Carlin.

There was no public input. 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 January 9, 2018, with the addition of- Gross Pay- Dave Baker- $75. Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report.

FUND BALANCES:
General- $10,373.40
Road & Bridge- $15,800.39
Cemetery/Landscaping- $3,172.85
Fire Protection- $21,374.90
Fire Hall- $125.45
Driveways- $6,874.61
CDs- $46,839.93
Savings Account- $1.162.22
TOTAL FUNDS $105,723.75

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.

CLAIMS-
Cybert PC Computer Repair $120.00
Robert Brewster Assessing $3,497.00
AT&T Telephone/Internet $105.57
Beverly Carlin Mileage- 3 trips $113.22
Fran Levings Mileage- 5 trips $115.26
Federated Co-ops Propane & Tank Rental $77.71
Lee’s Pro Shop 2 Name Plates for “Honor” Plaque $10.74
ECE Electricity-Feb. & Voided check replacement $83.00

GROSS PAY:
Dave Baker-Supervisor $75.00
Beverly Carlin-Deputy Clerk, Zoning Board $220.00
Dave Fornengo- Board Chair $125.00
Mandy Fornengo- Treasurer $140.00
Jason Fornengo- Supervisor $75.00
Fran Levings- Clerk, NPAHD, Zoning Officer $780.00
Frank Rehberger- Grader Operator $200.00

CLERK’S REPORT:

Reminder- March 13- Election (4-8pm)
Annual Meeting (8:15 pm)
March 10- Absentee & Early Voting (10am-Noon)
March 14- Regular Town Board Meeting
March 26- Board of Re-Organization (7:30 pm)
April 8- Reception to honor Al Holter & Ed Carlin (3pm)
April 9- Board of Review (11 am)
Notice from ECE that they are raising their rates.

ZONING REPORT:

Permission granted to Zoning Officer to order a new printout of all New Dosey Township property owners.
Report on “Aggregate Mining” seminar attended by Zoning Administrator Levings and Zoning Commissioner Carlin. (1) Seminar hosted by MN DNR. (2) Purpose was to get information on Aggregate (sand & gravel) mining to local officials (3) Each American uses @10 tons of aggregates/annually. (4) It cost $635 million to build the new St. Croix Bridge. (5) There are 141,700 miles of roads in MN- 50% are gravel roads (6) Construction aggregates are used for 25% of residential construction and for 25% of commercial construction projects. Many more statistics were presented. It was stressed that any gravel pits in a township would be regulated by the town and the county governments.

THERE WAS NO OLD BUSINESS.

NEW BUSINESS:

Clerk Levings presented a draft of the 2018 Township Budget. After studying it, motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve this budget. Carried.
A resolution “Designating the Cloverton Town Hall as the Official Polling Place for the Township” was passed and signed by all 3 supervisors. It will be filed in the RESOLUTIONS binder.

Clerk Levings and Deputy Clerk Carlin reported on the meeting they attended hosted by the Pine County Board of Supervisors. The topic was “Public Safety”. County Attorney Reese Frederickson explained ‘Social Host Ordinances” under which adults can be charge with a misdemeanor if an under-age drinking party is held at their home. Pine County does not have this law yet, but 109 MN cities and 25 counties do. He also stated that in 2017, 1425 cases were filed in Pine County. He further stated that crime in Pine County has decreased since 2014. Sheriff Jeff Nelson said the county has 8 full-time and 4 part time dispatchers. In 2017, there were 26,224 calls for police help (One accident on the I35 can generate over 10 calls) and 4,579 calls for medical assistance. The jail is licensed for 131 inmates and the average daily population is 92 inmates. It costs the county $100/day to house an inmate. The jail has a staff of 42 personnel. There are 31 full time and 4 part time deputies, 6 investigators and 2 K9 dogs

Clerk Levings and Deputy Clerk Carlin reported on the Broadband meeting they has attended. It was hosted by the East Central Regional Development Commission with the purpose of informing state legislators of the need for Broadband in central MN. Some statistics learned include (1) Most households use more than 250 gigabytes/month. (2) The average family now has 13 devices hooked to the Internet. (3) Many Broadband companies will not install cable unless there are 8 houses/road mile. (4) The 3 technologies that provide the Internet (Broadband) are Cellular, Satellite and Fixed Wireless. (5) Fiber cable to a home costs $4,000-$12,000 per house in a rural area (6) 70% of home buyers will NOT buy a home without good Internet service. (7) The Border-to-Border Broadband Fund for grants in now empty. Pine County Commissioner Steve Hallan has been working on this issue since 1999. He is optimistic that one of the 25 new Wireless companies may put in Internet service with no cable necessary.

Dave Baker reported that the Tri-Township Disposal District is purchasing a new garbage truck.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair _______________________ Date

PUBLIC NOTICE ELECTION AND ANNUAL MEETING| NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP

February 23rd, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE
ELECTION AND ANNUAL MEETING|
NEW DOSEY TOWNSHIP

Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of New Dosey Township that the Annual Election of Officers and the Annual Town Meeting will be held at the town hall on March 13, 2018.  In the event of inclement weather, the event will be postponed to the 3rd Tuesday in March.

Election hours are 4-8 pm during which voters will elect:

Supervisor- 3-Year Term

Candidate:  David W. Fornengo

Clerk- 2-Year Term

Candidate:  Frances L.  Levings

Voters will also vote on the following 2 questions:

#1- Shall Option D, under MN Statute, providing for the offices of clerk and treasurer to be combined, be adopted for the government of the town?

#1- Shall Option B, under MN Statute, providing for the appointment of the clerk/treasurer by the town board, be adopted for the government of the town?

The Annual Meeting will begin at 8:15 pm to conduct all necessary business of the town.

The Town Hall will be open on Saturday, March 10, from 10am-Noon for Absentee/Early voting.

Fran Levings, Clerk

New Dosey Township

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- JANUARY 10, 2018

February 4th, 2018

MINUTES- NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING- JANUARY 10, 2018

Meeting called to order at 7:35 pm by Vice-chair Dave Baker. Also present were Supervisor Jason Fornengo, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings and Deputy Clerk Beverly Carlin. Chair Dave Fornengo was absent.

There was no public input.

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 December 12, 2017. Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report.

FUND BALANCES:

  • General $12,389.33
  • Road & Bridge $15,561.67
  • Cemetery/Landscaping $3,172.85
  • Fire Protection $21,247.57
  • Fire Hall $125.45
  • Savings Account $1,162.22
  • Driveways $7,285.97
  • CDs $46,839.93
  • TOTAL FUNDS $107,785.00

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

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

CLAIMS:

DVS Renewal Plow Truck License $16.00

ECE Electricity- Jan. 2018 $72.00

Pine County Courier Election Notices $52.64

Robert Springer Auditor $240.00

Jason Fornengo Gas-Plow Truck $172.02

Pine County Townships Assn. Dues- 2018 $336.63

Fran Levings Mileage-3 Trips $106.08

Pine Septic Design Septic Inspection $690.00

AT & T Telephone/Internet $102.09

Sebald Motor Sales Work- Plow Truck $531.68

Pine County Treasurer Truth in Taxation-2018 $87.03

U.S. Postal Service Postage $49.00

U.S. Treasury 4th Qrt. Taxes-2017 $770.74

GROSS PAY:

Beverly Carlin (Deputy Clerk) $100.00

Dave Fornengo (Chair) $125.00

Jason Fornengo (Supervisor, Snow Plow Operator) $315.00

Mandy Fornengo (Treasurer) $100.00

Robin Fornengo (Housekeeper) $40.00

Fran Levings (Clerk, NPAHD) $315.00

Frank Rehberger (Ice & Snow Removal) $200.00

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to pay these bills. Carried.

CLERK’S REPORT:

  1. DATES TO REMEMBER
  1. January 25- Zoning Meeting- 3pm- History Museum
  2. January 30- Pine County Supervisors Meeting- 6pm- Courthouse
  1. The following reports have been completed and submitted- (1) all W-2 info (2) PERA report (3) Outstanding Indebtedness Report (4) Worker’s Compensation Report. Will have the 2018 draft budget ready for February meeting.
  2. Reminder- Board of Audit meeting prior to February meeting.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. NPAHD Report- Levings reported that the Hospital District is working with Essentia –Sandstone on plans for the construction of an EMT building on the new medical campus. The District is also in the process of establishing a Foundation and is working with the Initiative Foundation in Little Falls on this project.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the 2018 Town Board Calendar. Carried.
  2. Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to appoint the following persons as Election Judges for the March election- Beverly Carlin (Head Judge), Robin Fornengo, and Jeff Grandpre. Carried.
  3. Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to appoint the following persons as the Board of Canvass for the March election- Dave Baker, Jason Fornengo, and Don Mishler). Carried.
  4. Discussion of a culvert policy. Supervisor Baker said that, in the past, it has been the unwritten policy of the Board to provide and install, upon request, ONE culvert on private driveways that intersect with a town road. The township has also, in the past, replaced culverts on such intersections that were damaged by township road work. Otherwise, in the past, driveway culvert purchase and installation are the responsibility of the property owner. Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to adopt the above wording into a formal, written Culvert Policy for the Township. Carried .
  5. Emergency Vehicle Access- Discussion of the need of residents to have emergency vehicle access if the Board thinks the person may not be able to afford to pay for private driveway snow plowing. Consensus of Supervisors Fornengo and Baker is to have such driveways plowed following a snow storm when other drives are being plowed.

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Vice-Chair ________________________ Date _______________