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Little Library for Cloverton
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Board Meeting, June 9, 2008


Meeting called to order at 7:30 p.m. by chair Dave Fornengo. Also present were supervisors Don Mishler and Dave Baker treasurer Vicki Elliott, clerk Fran Levings, Allen Wolf and Wes Cominski.

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Don Mishler, to approve the minutes of the May 12th meeting as printed. Carried.

Treasurer Vicki Elliott presented the treasusrer’s report (attached to file copy). Fund balances were:

General $27,363.58

Road & Bridge 3,019.62

Cemetery 221.52

Fire Protection 0.00

Fire Hall 309.07

CDs 90,838.57

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to accept the treasurer’s report.

Clerk Fran Levings presented the Claims List for Approval and the Net Employee Pay list. (Attached to file copy). Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Don Mishler, to pay these bills. Carried.


1. Distributed MAT (Minnesota Ass’n of Townships) membership cards.

2. Read Thank-you note from Family Pathways.

3. Gave insurance card for truck to Don Mishelr to put in truck.

4. Said she had sent a letter requesting a refund for disposal pickup to the Joint Powers Board of the Tri-Township Disposal Board.

5. Said the IRS mileage reimbursement rate is now 50.5 cents/mile. Consensus of the Board was to leave our mileage reimbursement rate at 47.5 cents/mile.

6. Asked if we should consider reimbursing our lawn mower person Clint Elliott for gas he puts in his mower. Vicki Elliott will have more info on this at the July meeting.


1. Land use permit # 58 was issued to Colin Verdun who plans to construct a 10’X16′ shed on his property

2. A Planning Commission meeting will be held on June 10, 2008.


1.Dave Fornengo presented a sketch of the base that the Fornengo family plans to build for the town hall bell. Motion by Dave Baker, second by Don Mishler, to pay for the materials for this base. Carried.

2. In the township search for a snowplow truck, Dave Fornengo said he had checked with Carlton County Sales and they do not have our size, but will contact us if they get something. He presented some handouts on several vehicle companies that he had found on the Internet. Dave Baker said we could cash in a CD to pay for a truck. Dave Fornengo said the Board needs to think about finding a company that will service the truck. He said he thinks the Board is committed to eventually purchasing a truck in the $15,000 to $20,000 range. The Board will continue to look for something.

3. Alternative Energy Report- Dave Baker said that a person at the Fort Folle Avon presentation suggested a combination of wind and solar for our purposes. Dave Fornengo presented an Internet handout. Allen Wolf reported on info gotten from Davis Instruments in California about wind meters.

Clerk said she will contact MAT to see if we can solicit donations to help pay for a wind meter. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to order a Weather Wizard III from Davis Instruments at a price of approximately $378.00. The Board thanked Al Wolf for all of the work he has done on this.

4. Dave Baker presented the CULVERT list from Pine County. Dave Drake, Arna Township chair, said they do not need any culverts, and there was no response from Wilma Township. Motion by Dave Baker, second by Don Mishler, to order culverts from Johnson Fargo. Carried.

5. Dave Baker reported that he and Don Mishler has looked at possible gravel pits. Ed Carlin said he would be willing to donate gravel to the township in exchange for us putting gravel on his driveway. The 2 supervisors also looked at the County gravel pit. The County would charge $1/yard. We could go in with the County on crushing gravel. Motion by Dave Baker, second by Don Mishler, to purchase gravel from the County. Carried.


1.Wes Cominski asked again about the possibility of getting a Stop sign put up on Hwy. 32 by his home. He has 2 young children and the person across the road also has a young child. Don Mishler told him that the County had told us NO. Board recommended that Mr. Cominski contact our County Board Supervisor Doug Carlson.

Meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Fran Levings, Clerk.

Also signed by the Chair_________________________ Date signed_______

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