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INUTES – NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGUALAR MEETING – SEPTEMBER 8TH 2021

September 9th, 2021

MINUTES – NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGUALAR MEETING – SEPTEMBER 8TH 2021.

Meeting called to order at 7:30pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also presents were the following: Supervisor’s Dave Baker & Anthony Fornengo, Treasurer Wayne Hessler, Clerk Tamara Miritello, NPAHD Representative Fran Levings and resident Don Eddy.  Absent was Deputy Clerk Samantha Gardner.

PUBLIC INPUT:

                Fran had Jan Streiff added to the New Dosey Honor Roll plaque.

Motion by Dave 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 August 11th, 2021 meeting. (Carried 3-0)

Treasurer’s Report and Cash Balance Statement

FUND BALANCES – AUGUST 2021:

                GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                $80,927.99

                ROAD & BRIDGE                                                                                                               $-28,441.76

                FIRE PROTECTION                                                                                                            $11,247.04

                CEMETERY/LANDSCAPING                                                                                          $6,992.83

                FIRE HALL                                                                                                                            $125.45

                SAVINGS ACCOUNT                                                                                                        $1,165.79

                DRIVEWAYS                                                                                                                       $8,814.75

                                                                                                                                TOTAL                   $80,832.09

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Anthony Fornengo, to approve the Treasurer’s Report. (Carried 3-0)

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Anthony Fornengo, to pay expenses for MAT trainer to help Clerk and Treasurer with CTAS. (Carried 3-0)

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

CLAIMS – SEPTEMBER 2021

Jason Fornengo                                 Roadside Brushing                                                          $1,800.00

Jason Fornengo                                Lawnmowing Rental                                                      $100.00                

Marty’s Pest Control                      Pest control                                                                        $125.00

                AT&T                                                     Phone/Internet September 2021                              $98.02

                ECE                                                         September 2021 Electric                                              $61.00

                NAPA                                                    August Statement                                                           $309.93

                Roberts Excavating                         Road work 2021 Inv. 1749                                            $33,365.00

                                                                                                                                   TOTAL                              $35,858.95

RECEIPTS- August 2021

                Northview Bank                               Interest – Checking                                                          $3.37

                Pine County Treasurer                   Taxes 2020                                                                          $9,506.60  

                Deloris Schirmer                              Snowplowing 2021                                                        $150.00

                Lucy Hager                                          Donation                                                                             $30.00

                                                                                                                                     TOTAL                            $9,689.97

PAYROLL – September 2021

Dave Baker                                                                                                                         $100.00

Anthony Fornengo                                                                                                          $100.00

Dave Fornengo                                                                                                                 $125.00

Jason Fornengo                                                                                                                $80.00

Wayne Hessler                                                                                                                 $80.00

Fran Levings                                                                                                                       $65.00

Tamara Miritello                                                                                                             $225.00

Doug Wiita                                                                                                                         $587.50

                                                                                                                TOTAL                $1,362.50

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

CLERK’S REPORT

  1.  Hager party left a $30.00 donation
  2. Application for ARP funds has been submitted.
  3. Pine County Board of Commissioners is holding a Committee of the Whole Meeting. September 14th, 2021 in Sandstone or by ZOOM.
  4. County is looking for 2022 Levy info – No new levy for 2022
  5. Land & Cabins updated prices for culverts
  6. Township Legal Seminar – September 25th 2021
  7. Thank you card for donation to Family Pathways
  8. Marty’s pest control – renewal
    1. Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to approve Marty’s Pest Control to continue service in 2022.
  9. Clerk will be working on 2022 Budget.

OLD BUISNESS

  1. Road Work/Roadside Brushing
    1. Creekview has been completed. Culverts have been placed on hold as it’s been a dry season and not sure where/if any are needed. Under review.
    1. Culvert needs to be added on Kingsdale Road, and a load added to Omar drive. Dave Fornengo will drive to access, report to Roberts and board next month.
      1. Roadwork is at the cap of the 2021 budgeted amount for the year.  Will revisit at 2022 Road Review.

NEW BUSINESS

  1. NPAHD Report – Fran Levings
    1. Fran handed out current newsletter, that will be printed and available bi-monthly.
    1. The Board approved the following Education Loan applications. All of these applicants are currently employed at Essentia-Sandstone: The criteria for the acceptance includes the clause that the applicant must be employed on the Hospital Campus for 2 years after receiving the certifications or degree they seek.
      1. An LPN will pursue a Registered Nurse degree at Rasmussen University, Blaine, MN. She received tuition payment for one semester – $5,683.00.
      1. A Radiologic Technician will pursue a BS degree in Medical Imaging via an on-line course at Mercy College of Ohio. This is a 3-year program and she will receive semester tuition payments of $2,065 for those 3 years.
      1. A Case Manager/Stroke Coordinator will pursue a BS degree in Nursing. She is looking at several colleges & universities and will receive tuition payments of up to $7,000.00 per year.
      1. An EMT with the Essentia ambulance service will attain certification to become a Paramedic at Ridgewater College, Wilmar, MN. He was awarded up to $7,000.00 for this course.

Anything else to come to the board? – NONE

Next meeting is OCTOBER 13th, 2021 @7:30PM

Meeting adjourned at 7:56PM

Respectfully submitted,

Tamara L Miritello, Clerk

Also, Signed by the Chair____________________________________________________Date_________________________

MINUTES – NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGUALAR MEETING – JULY 14TH 2021

August 31st, 2021

MINUTES – NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGUALAR MEETING – JULY 14TH 2021.

Meeting called to order at 7:30pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also presents were the following: Supervisor’s Dave Baker & Anthony Fornengo, Treasurer Wayne Hessler, Clerk Tamara Miritello and NPAHD Representative Fran Levings. Absent was Deputy Clerk Samantha Gardner.

PUBLIC IMPUT:  

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

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Anthony Fornengo, to approve the minutes from June 9th, 2021 meeting. (Carried 2-0)

Treasurer’s Report and Cash Balance Statement was tabled

                **We are expecting the first tax payment this month, so we are leaving the accounts as is vs transferring funds to fix deficit. **

FUND BALANCES – JULY 2021:

                GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                $(4,867.70)

                ROAD & BRIDGE                                                                                                               $27,447.50

                FIRE PROTECTION                                                                                                            $7,907.15

                CEMETERY/LANDSCAPING                                                                                          $5,037.39

                FIRE HALL                                                                                                                            $125.45

                SAVINGS ACCOUNT                                                                                                        $1,165.64

                DRIVEWAYS                                                                                                                       $8,664.75

                                                                                                                                TOTAL                   $45,480.18

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

CLAIMS – JULY 2021

Tammy Miritello                             Postage reimburse                                                         $55.00

Bruno Deep Rock                             Diesel                                                                                   $750.17

                AT&T                                                     Phone/Internet July 2021                                             $98.16

                ECE                                                         July 2021 Electric                                                             $61.00

                US Treasury                                        2nd Qtr.

 taxes                                                                    $918.00

                Ziegler Cat                                          Caterpillar – grader                                                   $69,725.00

                Jason Fornengo                                Road side brushing                                                         $5,670.00

                Roberts Excavating                         Road work 2021 Inv. 1719                                            $9,670.00

                NAPA-Sandstone                             July 2021 Statement                                                      $71.49

                Jason Fornengo                                Mowing Reimbursement July                                   $75.00

                Town of Wilma                                 Heller Rd – Roadside brushing                                   $5,670.00

                                                                                                                                   TOTAL                              $87,143.17

RECEIPTS- JULY 2021

                Northview Bank                               Interest – Checking                                                            $1.74

                Northview Bank                               Interest – Savings                                                               $0.15

                Northview Bank                               Grader – funds                                                         $69,725.00

                                                                                                                                     TOTAL                    $69,726.89

PAYROLL – JULY 2021

Dave Baker                                                                                                                         $100.00

Anthony Fornengo                                                                                                          $100.00

Dave Fornengo                                                                                                                 $295.00

Jason Fornengo                                                                                                                $260.00

Wayne Hessler                                                                                                                 $160.00

Fran Levings                                                                                                                       $45.00

Tamara Miritello                                                                                                             $245.00

Doug Wiita                                                                                                                         $625.00

                                                                                                                TOTAL                $1,830.00

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

CLERK’S REPORT

  1.  Town hall has been reserved for Hager
  2. Country Store & More (Corner of Duxbury Rd & Tamarack Rd) offering propane, Non-Oxy Fuel.
  3. ARPA Meeting July 27th, 2021
  4. District 7 Meeting August 12th, 2021
  5. Township Legal Seminar – September 25th 2021

OLD BUISNESS

  1. Road Work
    1. Rocky Road completed

NEW BUSINESS

  1. NPAHD Report
    1. A Strategic Planning Committee has been formed to work on a 3-year plan for the Hospital District. Committee members are Bill Olson, Fran Levings, Barb Fischer, Brenda Langseth-Perrault, Gary Klein, Catherine Colsrud, and Doug Driver.
    1. Benefits for having a Hospital District
      1. Oversight of health care quality being provided in the community
      1. Input solicited from the community regarding local health needs
      1. Access to federal and state grants & other funding
      1. Advocacy voice for improving health care to our community on the state & Federal levels of government.
    1. Watch for the Hospital District Newsletter every other month from now on.
  2. Grader
    1. Ziegler – Preventative Maintenance contract. A non-binding, pay per work order.
    1. Next year the board would like to budget for tires.
    1. Dave Fornengo will price out the old grader, to sell.

Anything else to come to the board? – NONE

Next meeting is August 11th, 2021 @7:30PM

Meeting adjourned at 8:44pm

Respectfully submitted,

Tamara L Miritello, Clerk

Also, Signed by the Chair____________________________________________________Date_________________________

MINUTES – NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGUALAR MEETING – JUNE 9TH 2021

July 19th, 2021

MINUTES – NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGUALAR MEETING – JUNE 9TH 2021

*** Before the meeting was called to order, the board had a moment of silence along with a few favorite stories of Jan Streiff. Jan has been apart of New Dosey Township since 1972. Jan was one of the strongest people in our community, and she will be truly missed. *****

Meeting called to order at 7:30pm by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also presents were the following: Supervisor’s Dave Baker & Anthony Fornengo, Treasurer Wayne Hessler, Clerk Tamara Miritello and NPAHD Representative Fran Levings. Absent was Deputy Clerk Samantha Gardner.

PUBLIC INPUT:

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 May 10th, 2021 meeting. (Carried 3-0)

Treasurer Wayne Hessler presented the Treasurer’s Report and Cash Balance Statement.

**We are expecting the first tax payment this month, so we are leaving the accounts as is vs transferring funds to fix deficit. **

FUND BALANCES – JUNE 2021:

GENERAL FUND $(4,867.70)

ROAD & BRIDGE $27,447.50

FIRE PROTECTION $7,907.15

CEMETERY/LANDSCAPING $5,037.39

FIRE HALL $125.45

SAVINGS ACCOUNT $1,165.64

DRIVEWAYS $8,664.75

TOTAL $45,480.18

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Anthony Fornengo, to approve the Treasurer’s Report. (Carried 3-0)

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

CLAIMS – JUNE 2021

Tammy Miritello Mileage reimburse (CTAS help) $88.74

Federated Co-op Balance forward $21.47

AT&T Phone/Internet June 2021 $98.16

ECE June 2021 Electric $60.00

Dave Baker Tri-Township Disposal Meeting $50.00

Robin Fornengo Reimbursement – Flowers $92.28

Pine County Treasurer Billing Assessment 2021 $823.00

NAPA-Sandstone June 2021 Statement $43.44

Jason Fornengo Mowing Reimbursement May/June $150.00

TOTAL $1,427.09

RECEIPTS- JUNE 2021

Township of Arna Snow removal $100.00

Federated Co-op Equity Refund $103.46

TOTAL $203.46

PAYROLL – JUNE 2021

Dave Baker $100.00

Dave Fornengo $125.00

Anthony Fornengo $100.00

Robin Fornengo $160.00

Jason Fornengo $620.00

Wayne Hessler $140.00

Fran Levings $65.00

Tamara Miritello $365.00

Doug Wiita $512.50

TOTAL $2,187.50

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

CLERK’S REPORT

  1. Letter received from Old School of Arts – looking for donations. This will be considered at the 2022 Annual meeting.
  2. Town hall has been reserved for the following days:
    1. 7/4/2021 – Hessler
    2. 8/28/2021 – Hager
  3. Town hall maximum capacity is 70
  4. Land & Cabins updated pricing on culverts – 5/2021
  5. Pine County is holding a meeting on the America Rescue Plan Act – June 15th, 2021 in person or via video conference at the Sandstone Government building.
  6. MAT will be putting a webinar together to help with ARPA.

OLD BUISNESS

  1. Road Work – Dave Fornengo will be meeting with Gus with Roberts Excavating in the upcoming weeks to discuss start date for the 2021 Summer Road work.
  2. Board received a bid for roadside brushing from Fornengo Concrete. The board has reviewed the contract as well as the past expenses for roadside brushing rental/labor.
    1. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to hire Fornengo Concrete to start on roadside brushing on a few roads. Board will discuss as work is completed. (Carried 3-0)

NEW BUSINESS

  1. NPAHD Report
    1. Lengthy discussion regarding ambulance service in Eastern Pine County (New Dosey Area). Hospital District could afford to place an ambulance at Duxbury, but only EMT’s can transport to the hospital.
    2. Our media consultant Kris Sundberg and Levings met with Carly Anderson the Executive Director for Ascertain Recovery Center and Cheryl McHugh, the Executive Directory of Therapeutic Service. We met at the recently opened Ascertain Center in the former Ben Franklin Store in Sandstone. We’re exploring ways in which the Hospital District could provide some financial support for Ascertain.
    3. The District had its Annual audit done by Esterbrooks, Et.al firm in Duluth and they found no serious findings.
    4. Levings plans to have the District explore ways to get Home Health Care available again in Pine County.
  2. Tri-Township Disposal Report
    1. Dave Baker had a sign made for the dumpster that is in the Kingsdale area to remind land owners the following regulations that the disposal company must comply with. The following is and will NOT be picked up.
      1. Appliances, scrap metal, household Chemicals & Aerosols, Grass and tree trimmings, Ashes, Furniture, Mattresses, Shingles or Building materials (including insulation), Tires, Batteries of any kind, Oil or Antifreeze, Florescent lights, Oil Filters, Dead Animals or Kitty litter, T. V’s, or Computers. *Needles, syringes or sharps of any kind must be put into a hard container with a cover (this is to protect the people doing the pickups from potential harm.) *
    2. No new actions were made or discussed at the meeting.
  3. Sign Certificate of Indebtedness

Anything else to come to the board? – NONE

Next meeting is July 14th, 2021 @7:30PM

Meeting adjourned at 8:40pm

Respectfully submitted,

Tamara L Miritello, Clerk

Also, Signed by the Chair____________________________________________________Date_________________________