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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.




Meeting called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were Supervisors Wes Cemenski and Dave Baker, Treasurer Margaret Coveau, Clerk Fran Levings and Deputy Clerk Robin Fornengo.

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Wes Cemenski, to approve the minutes of the Board of Re-Organization Meeting of March 16, 2011, as printed.  Carried.   Motion by Dave Baker, second by Wes Cemenski, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of the town board on March 16, 2011, as printed.  Carried.

Treasurer Margaret Coveau presented the Treasurer’s Report. Clerk noticed an inaccuracy in the General Fund Balance due to incorrect coding of accounts.  Motion by Dave Baker, second by Wes Cemenski, to approve the report as amended.  (Amended copy of Treasurer’s Report is attached to file copy of these minutes). Fund balances are: General Fund- $1241.73, Road & Bridge Fund-$10,120.59, Cemetery/Landscaping Fund-$551.39, Fire Protection Fund-$222.00, Fire Hall Fund-$125.45, Cartway Fund-$2428.41, Savings Fund-$7126.95 and CDs- $50,393.54.

Clerk Fran Levings presented the Claims List and the Net Payroll List for approval. (Attached to file copy of these minutes).  Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to pay these bills.  Carried.


  1. Thank-you notes from Family Pathways and Seven-County Seniors were presented.
  2. “Perpetual Care” donation request letters were sent on April 11th to all family members of plots in the Cloverton Cemetery.  Cemetery Clean-up will be May 13 at 1 p.m.
  3. Letter sent to Sheriff Cole’s office requesting a replacement sign for White Tail Lane.
  4. Bill sent to Arna Township for snow removal done on that portion of Hay Creek Road in their township.



  1. Date will be set for a meeting on Little Ox Creek Road at the May meeting with the possibility of establishing it as a town road.
  2. Supervisor Baker reported on a letter and conversation with Ron Weiland DNR, regarding the status of the Matt Lourey Trail.  Clerk replied to the letter saying that the township will be more clear as to whether it is a town road by June.
  3. May 14th was the date set for the annual Road Review.
  4. Chair Fornengo reported that he had learned from Duxbury Volunteer Fire Chief Mike McCullen that they are setting up a retirement plan with the state and will present us with a copy before annual dues payment time.


  1. Supervisor Baker reported that an inventory of town road signs and a plan for implementing reflectivity of signs must be completed by January 2012.  Supervisor will work on the inventory in conjunction with the 2011 Road Review.
  2. Clerk Levings and Supervisor reported on the Pine County Township Association Meeting in Hinckley on March 26.  Mr. Baker was re-elected to a 3-year term on the Board of this group.  Items from the report include the fact that Denise Barron, Office Manager of the Sheriff’s Department is now in charge of the 911 road signs, the Commissioners all reported one efforts to work out a county budget,  Health & Human Services offices are being consolidated, Attorney Mike Couri presented a handout on an upcoming workshop, and the local DNR representative spoke about illegal trapping and trespassing.
  3. Clerk Fran Levings and Treasurer Margaret Coveau had attended the MAT short course in Carlton on April 1st.  Once again, the Open Meeting Law was emphasized. Reasons for significant motions should be included in the minutes for future reference and a comprehensive overview of Township Resolutions was given.  Ms. Coveau reported on a number of significant points regarding Conflict of Interest issues, Compliance issues, amount of money for a project to go out on bids, the mileage rate is now .51/mi.,  etc.
  4. Chair Fornengo reported on a request he has received from Douglas County, WI, Highway Department for our township to do some road work on Hwy T in Douglas County.  Mr. Baker said he would find out if our liability insurance would cover this. Consensus of the Board was the $100/hour and a fuel surcharge for this work
  5. Chair Fornengo reported on mailings from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Land Stewardship Program.


1. Wes Cemenski requested a culvert on his driveway on his Timber Ridge property.  Mr. Baker said that Timber Ridge Road will be discussed on the Road Review.

  1. Mr. Cemenski requested that the grader be removed from the township park so that township equipment could be parked there.
  2. Township will take the Cloverton sign that Mr. Cemenski removed from his property.
  3. Discussion of the solar mount. Mr. Baker will have it moved to the town hall site this summer.

Meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Fran Levings, Clerk ________________________

Also signed by the Chair ______________________Date ______________


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