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MINUTES – NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGUALAR MEETING – AUGUST 11TH 2021

August 31st, 2021

MINUTES – NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGUALAR MEETING – AUGUST 11TH 2021.

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

FUND BALANCES – AUGUST 2021:

                GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                $72,162.40

                ROAD & BRIDGE                                                                                                               $-30,329.64

                FIRE PROTECTION                                                                                                            $10,676.64

                CEMETERY/LANDSCAPING                                                                                          $6,612.57

                FIRE HALL                                                                                                                            $125.45

                SAVINGS ACCOUNT                                                                                                        $1,165.79

                DRIVEWAYS                                                                                                                       $8,664.75

                                                                                                                                TOTAL                   $69,086.69

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 – AUGUST 2021

Fran Levings                                       Mileage reimburse                                                         $20.40

Dave Baker                                         Tri-Township meeting                                                   $50.00

                AT&T                                                     Phone/Internet August 2021                                       $98.02

                ECE                                                         August 2021 Electric                                                       $62.00

                Tammy Miritello                             Office Max Reimburse                                                  $187.43

                Ace Hardware                                   Townhall supplies                                                         $62.25

                Roberts Excavating                         Road work 2021 Inv. 1736                                            $3,945.00

                                                                                                                                   TOTAL                              $4,425.10

RECEIPTS- JULY 2021

                Northview Bank                               Grader funds                                                                     $69,725.00

                Pine County Treasurer                   Taxes 2020                                                                          $3541.32  

                Pine County Treasurer                   2021 RSP Tax 1 half                                                      $42,616.80

                                                                                                                                     TOTAL                            $115,883.12

PAYROLL – JULY 2021

Dave Baker                                                                                                                         $100.00

Anthony Fornengo                                                                                                          $100.00

Dave Fornengo                                                                                                                 $185.00

Wayne Hessler                                                                                                                 $100.00

Fran Levings                                                                                                                       $135.00

Tamara Miritello                                                                                                             $185.00

Doug Wiita                                                                                                                         $487.50

                                                                                                                TOTAL                $1,292.50

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

CLERK’S REPORT

  1.  Weekend of 8/27/21 townhall rental.
  2. Town hall reserved for Thanksgiving Day.
  3. District 7 Meeting August 12th, 2021
  4. Township Legal Seminar – September 25th 2021

OLD BUISNESS

  1. Road Work/Roadside Brushing
    1. Waiting on invoice for Roadside brushing invoice to decide on how much more brushing will be done for the summer season.
    1. N. Matt Lorey, Highland Drive and Couvou Lane has been completed. Creekview Lane is staked and ready for work.
  2. Old grader – Someone has been out and placed an offer on our old grader for $9,500.00 Board members have gone over options and has made the following motion.
    1. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second Dave Baker, to sell old grader for $9,500.00. Carried (3-0)

NEW BUSINESS

  1. NPAHD Report – Fran Levings
    1. Essentia Sandstone and Moose Lake has a new administrator – Dr. Thomas Witt
    1. The board approved a grant request from Essentia to have a “Tele-sitter” available, to be placed in patients’ rooms. This is a camera which will be monitored by an Essentia employee. The purpose is to be able to see if the patient falls, gets un-hooked from medications, becomes violent or perhaps is suicidal, etc. The patient must give prior consent to the device. The request of $10,000 for the portable camera was honored by the Hospital District.
    1. The board has also received 4 Education Loan Applications.  This program has become quite popular. The board will pay $7,000/year for up to 3 years for an applicant who will get the education, then work for at least 2 years on the campus.  The loan does not have to be repaid under these conditions. If, however, the applicant does NOT work on the Hospital Campus for at least 2 years, the loan must be repaid.  The Board requires transcripts of all grades.  The Board will interview all candidates and decide at the August 24th,2021 meeting whether or not to grant the loan request.
  2. TRI-County Disposal Report – Dave Baker
    1. Tri-Township Disposal board is requesting approval of the electors to increase the Solid Waste collection fee to $80.00 per year per property tax owner on record of improved property with no duplicates located in the 5-township listed below, with no rebates to be given. This action is requested due to the increase cost of all phases of operation. (Arna, Clover, Danforth, New Dosey, and Wilma)
    1. Motion by Dave Baker, second by Anthony Fornengo, to approve fee increase for Tri-Township Disposal for year 2022 and forward. (Carried 3-0)
  3. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Anthony Fornengo, to approve gravel lease from Pine County Land Department. (Carried 3-0)

Anything else to come to the board? – NONE

Next meeting is September 8h, 2021 @7:30PM

Meeting adjourned at 8:15pm

Respectfully submitted,

Tamara L Miritello, Clerk

Also, Signed by the Chair____________________________________________________Date_________________________

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

May 3rd, 2021

MINUTES – NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGUALAR MEETING – APRIL 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, and Clerk Tamara Miritello.  Absent were Deputy Clerk Samantha Gardner and NPAHD Representative Fran Levings.

PUBLIC IMPUT:  NONE

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

Motion by Anthony Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the minutes from the Board of Re-Organization meeting on March 19th, 2021. (Carried 3-0)

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

FUND BALANCES – APRIL 2021:

                GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                $267.84

                ROAD & BRIDGE                                                                                                               $29,270.18

                FIRE PROTECTION                                                                                                            $7,907.15

                CEMETERY/LANDSCAPING                                                                                          $5,037.39

                FIRE HALL                                                                                                                            $125.45

                SAVINGS ACCOUNT                                                                                                        $1,165.64

                DRIVEWAYS                                                                                                                       $8,664.75

                                                                                                                                TOTAL                   $52,438.40

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 – APRIL 2021

Napa Auto                                          April 2021 statement                                     $125.91

NorthStar Media                              Election Notice                                                 $48.75

                AT&T                                                     Phone/Internet April 2021                           $98.08

                ECE                                                         April 2021 Electric                                           $63.00

                Tamara Miritello                             Amazon – ink                                                    $84.22

                MATIT                                                   Insurance 2021-2022                                       $2,100.00

                Dave Baker                                         Tri-Disposal Meeting                                     $50.00

                Fran Levings                                       Moderator – Annual meeting                    $20.00

                US Treasury                                        1st QRT. Payroll Taxes 2021                          $859.18

                                                                                                                                TOTAL                   $3,449.14

PAYROLL – APRIL 2021

Dave Baker                                                                                                                         $200.00

Dave Fornengo                                                                                                                 $290.00

Anthony Fornengo                                                                                                          $200.00

Wayne Hessler                                                                                                                 $170.00

Fran Levings                                                                                                                       $80.00

Tamara Miritello                                                                                                             $450.00

Frank Rehberger                                                                                                              $0.00

Doug Wiita                                                                                                                         $480.00

                                                                                                                TOTAL                   $1,870.00

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

CLERK’S REPORT

  1. Meeting for Local Board of Appeal and Equalization will be April 22nd, 2021 with Bob Brewster 320-242-3236 Meeting will be held by phone call due to ongoing pandemic.
  2. New Dosey is expected to receive an est. $8,883.00 from Federal Government due to COVID 19 Recovery Act. More details will follow.
  3. Pine County Township Officer’s Association Meeting on March 27,2021 had a verity of speakers. All minutes can be found on the Township Officer’s website.

OLD BUISNESS

                Road Work – waiting for Spring 2021 Road Review to determined Summer projects. Might flag some area’s that are having issues with people getting suck.

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Jason Fornengo has been hired for lawn mowing for the 2021 season
  2. Road Review is set for April 30th, 2021 @ 8:30am.  May’s meeting will have the report.
  3. Swear in Wayne Hessler for Treasurer for a 2-year term.
  4. Grader update – Grader is old and has some maintenance that is needing to be done. The est. of repairs is more than the equipment’s value. Dave Fornengo has been making calls to dealers for options. Something the board will have start having a discussion on what steps they want to take.
  5. NPAHD REPORT – Prepared by Fran Levings and presented by Dave Baker
  6. The Board has been participating in continued ZOOM meetings with health care officials both county and statewide to discuss other programs and options for maintaining quality health care in rural MN.
  7. The Board is planning a Strategic Planning overall of its goals and future plans.

Anything else to come to the board? – NONE

Meeting adjourned at 8:25pm

Respectfully submitted,

Tamara L Miritello, Clerk

Also, Signed by the Chair____________________________________________________Date_________________________

MINUTES – NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGUALAR MEETING – MARCH 10TH 2021

April 13th, 2021

MINUTES – NEW DOSEY TOWN BOARD REGUALAR MEETING – MARCH 10TH 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, and Clerk Tamara Miritello.  Absent were Deputy Clerk Samantha Gardner and NPAHD Representative Fran Levings.

PUBLIC IMPUT:  NONE

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

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Anthony Fornengo, to approve the minutes from February 10th, 2021 meeting. (Carried 3-0)

Treasurer’s Report was given at the Annual Meeting

FUND BALANCES:

                                GENERAL                                                                                                             $10,548.15

                                ROAD & BRIDGE                                                                                               $22,337.56

                                CEMETERY/LANDSCAPING                                                                          $5,003.03

                                FIRE PROTECTION                                                                                            $7,855.62

                                FIRE HALL                                                                                                            $125.45

                                SAVINGS ACCOUNT                                                                                        $1,165.21

                                DRIVEWAYS                                                                                                       $8,664.75

                                                                                                                                TOTAL                   $55,699.77

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

CLAIMS – MARCH 2021

Fran Levings                                      Election Judge                                                   $70.00

Dave Baker                                         Tri-Disposal Meeting                                     $50.00

Town of Wilma                                 Heller Road Work                                            $1,156.20

                AT&T                                                     Phone/Internet February 2021                   $118.08

                ECE                                                         February 2021 Electric                                    $76.00

                Beverly Carlin                                    Election Judge                                                   $80.20

                Kettle River Grafix                          Ballots for 2021 Election                              $20.00

                Northstar Media                              Election Notice                                                 $89.76

                Seven County Senior                      Contract for Services 2021                           $250.00

                New Pathways, Inc                          Contact for Services 2021                             $250.00

                                                                                                                                TOTAL                   $2,160.24

PAYROLL – MARCH 2021

Dave Baker                                                                                                                         $200.00

Dave Fornengo                                                                                                                 $250.00

Anthony Fornengo                                                                                                          $200.00

Wayne Hessler                                                                                                                 $270.00

Fran Levings                                                                                                                       $100.00

Tamara Miritello                                                                                                             $780.00

Frank Rehberger                                                                                                              $175.00

Doug Wiita                                                                                                                         $175.00

                                                                                                                TOTAL                   $2,150.00

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

CLERK’S REPORT

  1. Dave Fornengo and Wayne Hessler have been re-elected for Supervisor and Treasurer position.
  2. Board of Re-Organization meeting March 19th, 2021 @7:30pm
  3. Pine County Township Officer’s Association Meeting will be Saturday, March 27th, 2021 @ Hinckley Community Center. Meeting starts @9am – Social Distancing and masks will be required. Clerk Tammy will attend the meeting.
  4. MAT 2021 Short courses will be virtual and held
    1. March 22nd – March 25th, 2021
    1. March 30th – April 1st, 2021
  5. Online Training for Townships Officials are available – MAT website

  OLD BUISNESS

                Road Work – waiting for Spring 2021 Road Review to determined Summer projects.

NEW BUSINESS

                NPAHD ANNUAL MEETING REPORT – Prepared and Presented by Fran Levings at Annual meeting:

  1. Three new Board members
    1. City of Sandstone
    1. City of Hinckley
    1. At Large
  2. Grant request approved in 2020
    1. Therapeutic Services Agency – $5,000.00 (Mental Health Relief due to COVID 19)
    1. Bruno Food Shelf – $7,000.00
    1. Gateway Clinics in Sandstone & Hinckley – $8693.93 (Reimburse for COVID 19 supplies)
    1. Essentia – Sandstone $13,048.00 (2 UV Sanitizing Clean Slate Machines)
    1. Essentia – Sandstone $22,000.00 (Roof vent to install a negative air pressure machine)
    1. Educational Loan to student – 3-year online course to become a Psychiatric Nurse $21,00.00 ($7,000.00/year)
    1. Essentia- Sandstone – $7,650.00 (Improve the grounds)
  3. February meeting – Ambulance Director was a Guest Speaker – Part of the discussion concerned was the response time for ambulances to come on a call to Eastern Pine County. Mr. Newton said “is it cost prohibitive to place an ambulance out here”.  He said “they responded to about 15,000 calls in 2020 and only 1500 of them were for Eastern Pine County (Most at Lake Lena). First responders and EMT’s are authorized to call in a helicopter and that will come from either Danbury or Webster, WI.

Anything else to come to the board? – NONE

Meeting adjourned at 7:50pm –

Respectfully submitted,

Tamara L Miritello, Clerk

Also, Signed by the Chair____________________________________________________Date_________________________