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Board Meeting, September 8, 2008


Meeting called to order at 7:35 p.m. by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also present were supervisors Don Mishler and Dave Baker, treasurer Vicki Elliott, and clerk Fran Levings. Present in the audience were David Fornengo, Sr., Al Wolf and Todd Elliott.

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Don Mishler, to approve the minutes of the August 11, 2008, minutes as printed. Carried.

Treasurer Vicki Elliott presented the treasurer’s report. (Attached to file copy of minutes.) Fund balances were:

General Fund $24,188.92

Road & Bridge Fund ($3,809.70)

Cemetery Fund ($89.26)

Fire Protection 0.00

Fire Hall Fund $309.07

CDs $69,557.60

Treasurer suggested the board make the necessary fund transfers at the October meeting after the PILT (Payment in lieu of taxes from the State) payment has been registered in the bank

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


1. Reminder that the October regular meeting of the board will be held on October 13th, not October 11th, because the 11th falls on an observed holiday.

2. Letter from Tom Olson updating the board on the plans of the New Dosey Land Association regarding access to the Kirchberg Road will be filed.

3. There have been 4 checks received so far requesting plowing of private drives.

4. Pamphlets from the MN Council on Aging will be distributed at the next meeting of the East Pine County Wanderers.

5. Presented a pamphlet from Northland Aggregates about snow plow rates.


1. The Pine County Board of Supervisors, by a 5-0 vote, authorized New Dosey Township to do its own Certificates of Minor Subdivision. Dave Fornengo, Sr., said the board would be getting a request for such a certificate from Micheal Berke, attorney-at-law, regarding a subdivision of the property of Emma and Peter Fornengo. Interim Zoning Administrator will act on the application when it arrives.


1. Al Wolf reported that he purchased a computer system for the Wind Meter from A Plus in Superior, Wisconsin. The Board will reimburse him for this expense. Dave Fornengo reported on savings with rebates being made by Bill Hilty of Finlayson who has had a solar panel installed into his electrical grid. He suggested the township look into this. Dave Baker said that he would do so.

2. Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to authorize Don Mishler to make the necessary purchases to get the snow plow truck ready for winter and the township will pay the bill.

3. Clerk said she would bring some budget suggestions to the November meeting and would like any suggestions the other board members have at that time.


1. Dave Baker reported on “volunteer service waivers” that he had received from our worker’s compensation insurance company. Any persons doing light volunteer labor for the township that does not involve heavy road machinery will be asked to sign a waiver agreement stating that they will not sue if injured. These volunteers would, however, receive up to $7500 for an injury via our policy. Motion by Dave Baker, second by Don Mishler, to adopt this volunteer waiver agreement policy. Carried.

2. Chair Fornengo reported on 2 mailings he had received- (1) A notice of a meeting of the MAT District 7 members. (2) A letter regarding MN Dept of Transportation Enhancements Program.


1.Don Mishler reported on work done on the gas tank. Dave Fornengo volunteered to look into having a containment holder installed.

2.Dave Baker reported that Pine County Commissioner Doug Carlson had told the Clerk that when work is done by the County on Carlin’s Hill (intersection of Hwys 32 & 24) in ‘09, tons of gravel may be freed up for the township. He suggested postponing some of the 2008 proposed road work to 2009 when we will have this gravel.

3. Dave Baker asked for authorization to seek legal advice from Attorney Jay Squires before the Sept. 13th Cartway Hearing. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Don Mishler, to grant this authorization. Carried.

Meeting adjourned at 8:44 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Date signed ______________

Fran Levings, Clerk Also signed by the Chair_________________

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