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New solar panels at New Dosey Township Town Hall added October 2011

Little Library for Cloverton
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Public Notice – Request For Road Work Proposals

April 15th, 2019


Township located in eastern Pine County

Issued: April 15th, 2019

Dead Line for submissions: May 6th, 2019

Anticipated Contract Award Date: May 8th, 2019

Notification of contractor selection: May 10th, 2019

Submission must contain a schedule of fees including:

  • List of equipment per hour including operator. (make and model of equipment)
  • Per Mile cost, per yard- including loading and spreading of material on establish roadway.


New Dosey township has approximately 26 miles of gravel road in the township. The township will provide a detailed list of road work and contract to be completed once contractor selection has been awarded.

Insurance and Indemnification Requirements:

  1. The contractor represents and warrants:
    • The Services shall be performed in accordance with, and shall not violate, applicable laws, rules or regulations, and standard prevailing in the industry and the Contractor shall obtain all permits or permissions required to comply with such laws, rules or regulations, where applicable;
    • The Contractor will perform the services in accordance with the specifications established by the Township.
  2. The Contractor shall comply with all of the Township’s standards and procedures when working on township roads and property.
  3. The Township shall not be liable for injury or death occurring to the Contractor or any of its employees or other assistants in the course of performing this agreement.
  4. The Contractor hereby indemnifies and holds harmless the Township, its board of supervisors, employees, agents or underwriters form any damages, claims, liabilities, and costs, including reasonable attorney’s fee, or losses of any kind or nature whatsoever (“loss”) which may in any way arise from the Services performed by the Contractor hereunder, the work of employees of the Contractor while performing the Services of the Contractor hereunder, or any breach or alleged breach by Contractor of this agreement, including the warranties set forth herein. The Township shall retain control over the defense of, and any resolution or settlement relating to, such loss. The Contractor will cooperate with the Township and provide reasonable assistance in defending any such claim.
  5. The Contractor will carry applicable liability insurance relative to any service provided for the Township with limits of liability not less than $1,000,000 per Occurrence with an Aggregate limit of liability and not less than $2,000,000 during the entire term of the Agreement.

Submissions mailed to:

David Fornengo
78492 Rutabaga Road
Sandstone, MN 55072


April 7th, 2019


Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.   Present were Supervisor Jason Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Supervisor-elect Anthony J. Fornengo and Deputy Clerk appointee Tamara Miritello.  Treasurer Mandy Fornengo was absent.

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to approve the Agenda. Carried (2-0) .

Clerk Fran Levings officially appointed Tamara Miritello as Deputy Clerk for a term of one year.

Clerk Levings had Anthony J. Fornengo and Tamara Miritello take the Oath of Office.  Mr. Fornengo for a 3-year term as Supervisor and Ms. Miritello for a 1-year term as Deputy Clerk.

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Anthony J. Fornengo, to make Dave Fornengo Chair of the Board for one year.  Carried. (3-0).

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to make Anthony J. Fornengo Vice-chair of the Board for one year.  Carried (3-0).

Clerk Levings explained very thoroughly the “Open Meeting” statute.  Supervisors were advised that they cannot discuss township business with each other except at town board meetings.  An exception can be made for emergency situations.  Supervisors can discuss township business with the clerk and/or the treasurer because those two officers do not vote at meetings.

Clerk Levings then explained her plans for the next year.  She does not plan to file for office for the 2020 township election.  She will be training Tamara Miritello.  Next December, Ms Miritello and Treasurer Mandy Fornengo will decide who will file for Clerk for the 2020 town election.  Levings said she will continue as Zoning Administrator until a decision is made regarding the Pine County Ordinance.  She will, of course, continue as township representative to the Hospital District Board- an elective position.

Clerk Levings reminded the Board of the following dates-

                                                April 5-                  MAT Short Course-Duluth

                                                April 8-                  Board of Review- 11am

                                                April 10-               Regular Town Board meeting

Meeting adjourned at 8pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk           Also signed by the Chair ________________  Date


March 24th, 2019


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

There was no public input

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to approve the Agenda.  Carried.

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of February 13, 2019.  Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report. 

            FUND BALANCES:

                        General-                                                          $10,598.44

                        Road & Bridge-                                               $7,583.63

                        Cemetery/Landscaping-                                 $1,887.01

                        Fire Protection-                                               $13,458.02

                        Fire Hall-                                                         $125.45

                        Driveways-                                                      $7,570.59

                        Savings-                                                           $1,163.38

                        CD-                                                                  $19,255.44

                        TOTAL-                                                            $61,641.96

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Carried.

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


#7002  Pine County Historical Society            Contract for Services              $250.00

#7003  Family Pathways                                 Contract for Services              $250.00

#7004  Jason Fornengo                                   Reimburse-Gas for Truck        $334.12

#7005  Seven County Senior Federation        Contract for Services              $250.00

#7006  Dave Baker-                                        Soil &Water Mtg & Mileage   $85.50

#7007 Pine County Courier                           Legal Notice (Twice)               $64.32

#7008  Federated Coops                                 Tank Rental                             $61.09

#7009  Fran Levings                                        Mileage- 2 Trips                      $71.40

#7010  Pine County                                         Special Election Expense         $142.30

#7011  ECE                                                      Electricity-March- 2019          $67.00

#7012  At&T                                                    Telephone/Internet-March     $97.03

#7013  Beverly Carlin                                     Judge & Mileage                     $231.80

#7014  Jan Streiff                                            Election Judge                         $90.00

#7015  Agnes Sexton                                       Election Judge                         $90.00

#7016  Old School Arts Center                       Contract for Services              $250.00

#7017  Askov American                                  Legal Notice- (Twice)              $56.70

#7018  Robin Fornengo                                   Housekeeping                         $20.00

#7019  ACE Hardware                                     Town Hall Supplies                  $77.23

#7020  U.S. Postal Service                              Postage                                   $55.00

#7021  Robin Fornengo                                   Town Hall Supplies                  $27.59

#7022  MAT                                                    Training                                   $100.00


Beverly Carlin             $300.00                       Mandy Fornengo         $220.00

Dave Fornengo            $250.00                       Fran Levings                $690.00

Jason Fornengo           $1650.00                     Frank Rehberger         $1012.50

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


  1. Dates to remember:  March 23- Pine County Township  Meeting

     Hinckley-9 am.

March 28- Board of Re-Organization Meeting, 7:30pm

April 5- MAT Short Course-Duluth

April 8- Board of Appeal and Review-  11am

  • Thank you to Beverly Carlin for serving as Supervisor for 8 months.


  1. NPAHD Report- Levings reported that the Hospital District Newsletter delineated all of the activities for the past few months. She said that the District is now reimbursing for mileage for board members.


  1. Township received a request from a property owner to sell him some land that we had purchased a few years ago.  Chair Fornengo will research this.
  2. Township received notification of 4 tax-forfeited properties that will be put on auction by Pine County.  Township has first option to purchase.
  3. Report- Pine County Board/Township Officers Meeting. Supervisor Carlin reported that a speaker from the State Demographers Office spoke on the 2020 Census.  The census may be taken by residents on-line, via the phone or by mail.  Only those who do not respond in this manner will have a census worker come to the home.  The census is used to provide information in housing, health care, schools, technology, etc.  Challenges include counting the homeless, college students, group homes, etc.  These groups will all be counted on the same day.  Employment for the census can be gotten on-line- or 1-855-job-2020.  Clerk Levings reported on the presentation made at the meeting by Pine County Health & Human Services Director Becky Foss.  The county has a crisis line for mentally ill services- 1-800-523-3333.  They also provide a drop-on center in Pine City every Friday.  Services are available for transportation and connecting with Social Services also.  All of these services are free

Meeting adjourned at 8:10 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, clerk

Also signed by the Chair- ______________________  Date ________________