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

Little Library for Cloverton
Weekenders Carole and Ron Hessler built this adorable Little Library for Cloverton. People can leave a book, then take a book to read.



January 16th, 2023

Meeting called to order at 7:30pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were the following: Supervisor’s Dave Baker & Anthony Fornengo, Clerk Tamara Miritello, Treasurer Wayne Hessler, Deputy Clerk & NPAHD Representative Fran Levings along with Scott Trenholm from the public.


Motion by Anthony Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the agenda. (Carried 3-0)

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Anthony Fornengo, to approve the minutes from December 14th, 2022 meeting. (Carried 3-0)

Treasurer’s Report and Cash Balance Statement – tabled (Carried 3-0)

                                Books are still being worked on by MAT (Minnesota Association of Townships)  and Clerk Tamara Miritello.

Clerk Tamara Miritello prepared and presented the Claims and Payroll list for approval.


                AT&T                                                     Phone/Internet January 2023                                     $109.39

                ECE                                                         Electric January 2023                                                      $68.00

                Pine County Association of township                                                                                                                                                                                                     Township Dues                                                                 $342.88

NorthStar Media                              Notice of elections                                                         $22.95                  

MATIT                                                   Insurance dues 2023                                                      $750.00

Northview Bank                               Grader payment                                                              $7,510.59

Askov Deep Rock                             Fuel                                                                                       $974.33

NAPA                                                    December statement                                                     $148.37

Zieglar Cat                                           Service and parts                                                             $792.38

David Fornengo                                Reimbursement fuel                                                      $49.57

MAT                                                      Clerk training                                                                     $65.00

Askov Deep Rock                             Fuel for plow truck                                                          $214.41

Arlen Krantz Ford                            Repairs on plow truck                                                    $2,150.76

                                                                                                                                                     TOTAL            $13,198.63


Dave Baker                                                                                                                         $100.00

Anthony Fornengo                                                                                                          $100.00

Dave Fornengo                                                                                                                 $3,087.50

Jason Fornengo                                                                                                                $2,000.00

Fran Levings                                                                                                                       $90.00

Wayne Hessler                                                                                                                 $320.00

Tamara Miritello                                                                                                             $100.00

                                                                                                                TOTAL                $5,797.50

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Anthony Fornengo, to pay these bills. (Carried 3-0)


  1. MAT trainer is still working on our books – Audit is completed and waiting for next steps from MAT.
  2. Local Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting April 20th, 2023 – 3pm @Pine County Govt center in Sandstone
  3. MN Association of Townships District 7 Special Election (Elect MAT Board of director) Tuesday, January 31st, 2023.
  4. Pine County will be doing property assessments for 2023
  5. Fran would like a file cabinet as the two on hand are full – Dave Fornengo, might have one to donate.
  6. Preliminary Damage assessment from 12/13-12/15 storms have started.
    1. Dave Fornengo has been in contact with County and along with the teams for natural disasters. More info to follow as we are getting estimates on current damage and spring damage. This will be a two-part expense. 8 Counties have been affected by this storm and will seek reimbursement from the state.
  7. Wayne had snow plowing questions per late sign ups for plowing and non-payment.
    1. If you are on the list for plowing but no payment has been made, you will NOT be serviced.
  8. Resident called about the trees on Hay Creek as they pose a risk of falling.
    1. A call will go out to have trees removed
  9. Clerk training in February.


  1. Road Work/snowplowing/private drives
    1. Late sign ups for private drives must have driveways already plowed. We cannot service new driveways with 3’ of snow built up on them.
    1. Most roads have been cleared of tree damage and been serviced with grader. Dave and Jason have been working long hours and have prioritized whose driveway will be service first as full-time residents will be first, then cabin/landowners. WE appreciate everyone’s patience as this storm was very different compared to past years.
    1. The board would like to look at redoing the private drives policy as it has been eating up a lot of time. Furthermore, when the current policy was drafted, inflation wasn’t taken into consideration. The board will be coming up with different ideas and will be presenting them at the annual meeting for a vote.
  2. Grader
    1. During service there has been some damage done to the grader, due to trees and debris on roadways. Dave has parts on order and will be preforming maintenance to the grader in the upcoming weeks. Some repairs will have to wait till spring. A scheduled Spring service will be done at that time as well.


  1. NPAHD ReportFran Levings
    1. Since the Hospital District held no meeting in December, there is no report.
  2. ELECTIONS ReportFran Levings
    1. The Township Officers election will be held on March 14th, from 5-8pm. This is NOT a mail-in election.  All voters must come to the Cloverton Town Hall to vote.  The Township Annual meeting will begin at 8:15pm after the elections have been closed.

Anything else to come to the board? – NONE

Next meeting is FEBUARY 8TH, 2023 @7:30PM

Meeting adjourned at 8:38PM

Respectfully submitted,

Tamara L Miritello, Clerk Also, Signed by the Chair

New Dosey Township 2023 Schedule Town Board Meeting

January 16th, 2023

January 11th, 2023                                                    7:30p.m

February 8th, 2023                                                    7:30p.m

          Board of Audit                                                7:00p.m

March 8th, 2023                                                        7:30p.m

March 14th, 2023     – Election                              5-8p.m.

          Annual Meeting                                              8:15p.m.

March 24th, 2023                                                     7:30p.m

 Board of Reorganization                                     

April 12th, 2023                                                         7:30p.m

May 10th, 2023                                                          7:30p.m

June 14th, 2023                                                         7:30p.m

July 12th, 2023                                                          7:30p.m

August 9th, 2023                                                        7:30p.m

September 13th, 2023                                             7:30p.m

October 11th, 2023                                                  7:30p.m

November 8th, 2023                                                7:30p.m

December 13th, 2023                                              7:30p.m


January 11th, 2023

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also present were
Supervisors Anthony John Fornengo and Dave Baker, Treasurer Wayne Hessler
and Deputy Clerk/NPAHD Representative Fran Levings.
There was no public input.
Motion by AJ Fornengo, second by Dave Baker to approve the Agenda with the
inclusion on 3 more items under New Business. Carried. (3-0)
Motion by Dave Baker, second by AJ Fornengo to approved the Minutes of the
November 9, 2022 meeting. Carried. (3-0).Ib
Treasurer’s Report was tabled until January meeting.
Treasurer Hessler presented the following Claims and Net Payroll:

7460 Pine County Auditor Elections $145.06

7461 AT&T Mobility Internet/Phone $127.50

7462 Robin Fornengo Town Hall Supplies $17.90

7463 David Baker Disposal Board Mtg $50.00

7464 ECE Electric Bill $18.00

7465 Ziegler Cat Service/Parts $2,227.31

TOTAL $2,85.77
Dave Baker $92.35 Wayne Hessler $147.76
AJ Fornengo $92.36 Frances Levings $138,52
David Fornengo $355.55 Tamara Miritello $170.85
Robin Fornengo $47.17
Motion by AJ Fornengo, second by Dave Baker to pay these bills. Carried. (3-0)

  1. Audit is still in motion-all Clerk Miritello this round.
  2. Local Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting April 20, 2023 @3pm –
    North Pine Government Center.
    Road Work- Chair Fornengo said to expect a lot of road work this spring
    due to trees needing to be removed.
  3. NPAHD Report- Dr. Thomas Witt, Administrator-Essentia Hospital,
    Sandstone reported that they have 6 ambulances, but can only use 3
    due to a staff shortage. He also reported that the hospital is continuing
    to provide medical care for the Federal Corrections Institution in
    Sandstone. Between January and October of 2022, the hospital had 56
    surgeries, 1666 emergency room visits and 770 urgent care visits.
  4. TRI-TOWNSHIP DISPOSAL DISTRICT Report by Dave Baker. The District
    has a checking account balance of $18,793.56 and a pending deposit of
    $24,019.27 which is the November settlement from Pine County.
  5. ELECTIONS Report by Fran Levings- (A) New Dosey Township has 58
    registered voters. 34 people voted in the Midterm election in
    November. 23 voted for Republican candidates and 11 voted for DFL
    candidates. In the non-partisan races Jeff Nelson for sheriff and Matt
    Ludwig for Pine County Board each received 28 votes while their
    opponents Brett Westbrook and Skip Th omsen each received 4 votes.
    Fran Levings was re-elected to the North Pine Area Hospital District
    Board with 28 votes. There were 2 write-in votes for Don Schirmer.
    (B) Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve a
    Resolution Designating the Polling Place for Elections. Carried. (3-0)
  6. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by AJ Fornengo to approve a
    Resolution Re-Affirming Town Hall Use. This Resolution re-affirms the
    commitment to have the town hall available for use for those persons who
    get permission from a member of the Town Board. Carried. (3-0)
    stated that first of all he wants to thank the property owners of our
    township for not only their patience with the crew, but also for helping to
    clear downed trees and branches. Dave Baker stated that he wanted to
    thank Grader driver Dave Fornengo and Truck driver Jason Fornengo on
    behalf of the entire township for their immediate and thorough response to
    this massive snow emergency. Dave Fornengo reported that the grader did
    sustain some minor damages-cracked windows & mirror and cracked
    beacon. He further reported that the grader was extremely difficult to turn
    around at the end of Schoolhouse Road. He said that during the spring
    Road Review, he will recommend that the township make a turnaround. In
    the meantime, the Board decided by consensus to hire a contractor to plow
    Schoolhouse Road. Only a section of Timber Ridge Road will be plowed this
    Meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.
    Respectfully submitted,
    Fran Levings, Deputy Clerk
    Also signed by the Chair ______