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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 7:30pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were the following: Supervisor’s Dave Baker & Anthony Fornengo, Clerk Tamara Miritello, Treasurer Wayne Hessler, Deputy Clerk & NPAHD Representative Fran Levings along with Scott Trenholm from the public.


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 December 14th, 2022 meeting. (Carried 3-0)

Treasurer’s Report and Cash Balance Statement – tabled (Carried 3-0)

                                Books are still being worked on by MAT (Minnesota Association of Townships)  and Clerk Tamara Miritello.

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


                AT&T                                                     Phone/Internet January 2023                                     $109.39

                ECE                                                         Electric January 2023                                                      $68.00

                Pine County Association of township                                                                                                                                                                                                     Township Dues                                                                 $342.88

NorthStar Media                              Notice of elections                                                         $22.95                  

MATIT                                                   Insurance dues 2023                                                      $750.00

Northview Bank                               Grader payment                                                              $7,510.59

Askov Deep Rock                             Fuel                                                                                       $974.33

NAPA                                                    December statement                                                     $148.37

Zieglar Cat                                           Service and parts                                                             $792.38

David Fornengo                                Reimbursement fuel                                                      $49.57

MAT                                                      Clerk training                                                                     $65.00

Askov Deep Rock                             Fuel for plow truck                                                          $214.41

Arlen Krantz Ford                            Repairs on plow truck                                                    $2,150.76

                                                                                                                                                     TOTAL            $13,198.63


Dave Baker                                                                                                                         $100.00

Anthony Fornengo                                                                                                          $100.00

Dave Fornengo                                                                                                                 $3,087.50

Jason Fornengo                                                                                                                $2,000.00

Fran Levings                                                                                                                       $90.00

Wayne Hessler                                                                                                                 $320.00

Tamara Miritello                                                                                                             $100.00

                                                                                                                TOTAL                $5,797.50

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


  1. MAT trainer is still working on our books – Audit is completed and waiting for next steps from MAT.
  2. Local Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting April 20th, 2023 – 3pm @Pine County Govt center in Sandstone
  3. MN Association of Townships District 7 Special Election (Elect MAT Board of director) Tuesday, January 31st, 2023.
  4. Pine County will be doing property assessments for 2023
  5. Fran would like a file cabinet as the two on hand are full – Dave Fornengo, might have one to donate.
  6. Preliminary Damage assessment from 12/13-12/15 storms have started.
    1. Dave Fornengo has been in contact with County and along with the teams for natural disasters. More info to follow as we are getting estimates on current damage and spring damage. This will be a two-part expense. 8 Counties have been affected by this storm and will seek reimbursement from the state.
  7. Wayne had snow plowing questions per late sign ups for plowing and non-payment.
    1. If you are on the list for plowing but no payment has been made, you will NOT be serviced.
  8. Resident called about the trees on Hay Creek as they pose a risk of falling.
    1. A call will go out to have trees removed
  9. Clerk training in February.


  1. Road Work/snowplowing/private drives
    1. Late sign ups for private drives must have driveways already plowed. We cannot service new driveways with 3’ of snow built up on them.
    1. Most roads have been cleared of tree damage and been serviced with grader. Dave and Jason have been working long hours and have prioritized whose driveway will be service first as full-time residents will be first, then cabin/landowners. WE appreciate everyone’s patience as this storm was very different compared to past years.
    1. The board would like to look at redoing the private drives policy as it has been eating up a lot of time. Furthermore, when the current policy was drafted, inflation wasn’t taken into consideration. The board will be coming up with different ideas and will be presenting them at the annual meeting for a vote.
  2. Grader
    1. During service there has been some damage done to the grader, due to trees and debris on roadways. Dave has parts on order and will be preforming maintenance to the grader in the upcoming weeks. Some repairs will have to wait till spring. A scheduled Spring service will be done at that time as well.


  1. NPAHD ReportFran Levings
    1. Since the Hospital District held no meeting in December, there is no report.
  2. ELECTIONS ReportFran Levings
    1. The Township Officers election will be held on March 14th, from 5-8pm. This is NOT a mail-in election.  All voters must come to the Cloverton Town Hall to vote.  The Township Annual meeting will begin at 8:15pm after the elections have been closed.

Anything else to come to the board? – NONE

Next meeting is FEBUARY 8TH, 2023 @7:30PM

Meeting adjourned at 8:38PM

Respectfully submitted,

Tamara L Miritello, Clerk Also, Signed by the Chair

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