anastasia lux

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.


Board Meeting, May 12, 2008


Meeting called to order at 7:32 p.m. by chair Dave Fornengo. Also present were supervisors Don Mishler and Dave Baker, treasurer Vicki Elliott, clerk Fran Levings, Todd Elliott and Allen Wolf.

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker to approve both the minutes of the regular April 14, 2008, meeting of the board and the minutes of the Board of Review and Equalization Meeting of April 14, 2008, as printed. Carried.

Treaurer Vicki Elliott presented the treasurer’s report (attached to file copy). Fund balances were: General Fund $29,633.85

Road & Bridge Fund $2,545.52

Cemetery Fund $221.52

Fire Hall Fund $309.07

Fire Protection Fund 0.00

CDs $90,838.57

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Don Mishler, to approve the report. Carried.

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


1. Read the thank-you note from Seven County Senior Federation.

2. Circulated the newsletter from Lakes & Pines organization.

3. Circulated a handout from the MN Help Network.

4. Said that the township’s proposed legislation has been sent to the Minnesota Ass’n of Townships.


1. The Planning Commission approved the applications for minor-subdivisons from John Mishler and Dave Baker.


1. Copies of the PROPOSED ROAD LIST for 2008 were distributed. Dave Baker, Don Mishler and Todd Elliott had done the road review on May 10th. The supervisors and Todd Elliott discussed ideas about where to purchase more pit run gravel. Ed Proffit has offered to sell pit run for $6.50/yard delivered. Todd Elliott questioned the possibility of this low price Said he has to charge $8.00/yard with a fuel surcharge. When Dave Fornengo asked whether the township has enough pit-run, Todd Elliott answered “yes”. Dave Baker asked what the quality of the pit-run was and Todd Elliott answered “good, coarse pit run”. Motion by Dave Baker, second by Don Mishler, to approve the proposed road work list for 2008 and to hire Todd Elliott Excavating to do the work. Carried.

Chair Dave Fornengo requested that Todd Elliott contact Ed Proffit if he needs help.

Dave Baker said the DNR will do all of the work on the Munger Trail if the township provides the gravel. Ed Proffit will be contacted about providing the gravel for this job .

The township needs to purchase at least 2-12′ culverts. Dave Fornengo suggested that we buy in bulk. Dave Baker volunteered to contact Arna town chair Dave Drake, to see if they need any culverts. Dave Baker was authorized to order culverts if he finds a good price.

2. Dave Fornengo said his family would build a BASE FOR THE BELL in honor of his grandfather and longtime board member Peter Fornengo. He will come to the June meeting with a plan and approximate price for board approval. Labor will be donated, but the family would like the township to pay for materials.

3. Dave Baker reported on his ALTERNATIVE ENERGY STUDY. He said that a windmill would have to be at least 240′ high to get good results. Dave Fornengo suggested buying and installing a wind meter to get the information that we need, then determine how viable a windmill might be. Allen Wolf and Dave Fornengo said they would bring information on wind indicators to the June meeting.

Dave Fornengo as an electrician had come to the town hall early for tonight’s meeting and done an energy audit. The supervisors discussed the feasibility of unplugging the refrigerator during the off-days, but decided that it would cost too much to run the power to get it up to where it would freeze when we turned it back on. Dave Fornengo suggested the possibility of replacing the water heater. The supervisors decided to turn the hot water heater off for 1 month to see if the KWHs decrease.

4. Clerk Levings presented a letter from Surplus Supplies stating that they do not have any SNOW PLOW TRUCKS for sale and they provided a MN-DOT name and number that we could contact. She has written to MN-DOT but had not yet received a reply. Dave Fornengo said he would look on the Internet and see what he could find out on an upcoming trip to Lake Vermillion.


1. May 18th was set for the cleanup of the Cloverton Cemetery. Ed Proffit has dumped some black dirt there to be spread around. Don Mishler said he spent some time removing a lot of rocks.

Meeting adjourned at 9:16 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair:

Date Signed:

Comments are closed.