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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 pm by Chair Dave Fornengo. Also present were Supervisors Jason Fornengo and Beverly Carlin, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Planning Commissioner Don Schirmer, Employee Don Eddy and property owners Jeanie and Phil Verdun.

PUBLIC INPUT: Jeanie and Phil Verdun own property on School House Rd. going west from Tamarack River Road. She said they have owned 120 acres since the 1950s and are planning to homestead on it. A bridge over the Tamarack River on that road washed out in 2017. Someone unknown to them bulldozed and excavated on the river bank and, according to her, made the road worse. She went to the Pine County Recorder’s Office and received a document that says the road was recorded in 1912 as a township road. The Pine County Surveyor, upon examining the document, said it looks to be a 6-mile road. The Verdun’s placed a trail-camera on their property and saw a picture of 4-6 people on 4-wheelers going back and forth on the road. She then asked if the township would consider vacating the road, making it possible for it to become a private road. Chair Fornengo said he would research the issue and report at the September meeting of the Town Board.

Motion by Beverly Carlin, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Agenda. Carried.

With an amendment to change the word “tire” on p. 3 to “culvert”, motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of July 11, 2018. Carried.

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report. This report includes Fund Balances, Cash Control Sheet, Latest Bank Statement and List of Receipts.

General- $10,876.84
Road & Bridge $32,147.37
Fire Protection $17,248.23
Cemetery/Landscaping $2,803.52
Fire Hall $125.45
Driveways $5,923.95
Savings Account $1,162.80
CDs $47,310.70
TOTAL $117,598.86
Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Carried.

Clerk Fran Levings presented the Claims List & the Net Payroll List for approval. She reported that the North Pine Area Hospital District’s Mileage Reimbursement policy has not begun yet Motion by Beverly Carlin, second by Jason Fornengo, to pay these bills. Carried.

# 34738 MAT-Reimburse for Meeting $50.00
# 34739 Arna Township-Reimburse for Snow Removal on that part of Hay Creek Rd. in their township $100.00
# 34740 Travis Dahlberg-Land Use Permit $25.00
# 34741 & 34742 Voided- Errors in Coding
# 34743 Diana Stellmach-Reimbursement-Culvert $184.50
# 34744 Craig Javes-Land Use Permit $25.00
# 34745 Pine County Treasurer-1st Property Tax Payment $26,464.99
# 34746 Northview Bank- Interest- Savings $.29
#34747 Northview Bank- Interest-Checking $1.68
#34748 Northview Bank- Interest-Checking $2.28
#34749 State of MN-Town Aid $6920.00
#34750 Northview Bank-Interest-CD # 2016 $98.00
#34751 Northview Bank-Interest- CD # 6658 $59.45

#6920 Don Eddy- Lease Payment & Gas for Mower $75.00
#6921 Ziegler Cat- Equipment Rental $5,394.50
#6922 Ron’s Roll Off’s-Dumpster Rental $602.53
#6923 Dave Baker-Judge’s Training & Mileage(2 trips) $96.10
#6924 Fran Levings- Mileage- (2 trips) $61.20
#6925 AT&T-Telephone/Internet $96.84
#6926 Beverly Carlin- Judge’s Training & Mileage(1 trip) $54.28
#6927 Askov American-2 Public Notices $28.36
#6928 Pine County Courier-2 Public Notices (Courier & Evergreen) $71.10
#6929 Agnes Sexton- Judge’s Training $40.00
6930 Jan Streiff-Judge’s Training $40.00

Dave Baker (Planning Commission, Disposal Board) $120.00
Beverly Carlin (Supervisor) $100.00
Don Eddy (Lawn Mowing) $275.00
Dave Fornengo (Town Chair) $325.00
Jason Fornengo (Supervisor) $100.00
Mandy Fornengo (Supervisor) $140.00
Fran Levings (Clerk, Elections, NPAHD) $395.00
Don Schirmer (Planning Commission) $70.00

Beverly Carlin submitted her letter of resignation from duties of Deputy Clerk and Planning Commissioner on July 12, 2018. Clerk Levings swore her in as a Supervisor on July 17, 2018.
Dates to Remember- Sept. 5- District 7 MAT Meeting- Cambridge- 7:30pm and Sept. 8- Legal Seminar- Rutledge- 9am
The following people have been trained as Election Judges- Agnes Sexton, Jan Streiff, Dave Baker, Beverly Carlin and Fran Levings.

(1) Septic Administrrator Dave Fornengo and Planning Commissioner Don Schirmer reported on a meeting hosted by the Pine County Planning Commission. A new Zoning Ordinance is being developed. Mr. Schirmer said the meeting was very well-attended and he learned the importance of protecting water quality. Many various opinions on “blight” were expressed. Mr. Fornengo reported that the townships have many different concerns and needs. Both of them thought the “work groups” approach was effective at the meeting. Planning Commissioner Dave Baker also attended the meeting.
(2) Zoning Administrator Levings distributed a handout on “Noxious Weeds”.

ROADS- (a) Chair Fornengo reported that he attended a meeting with FEMA representatives regarding the damage done by the June storm. A section of Rocky Blvd. and a section of nearby Kingsdale Rd. were washed out. He said we will know in 4-6 weeks if we will be reimbursed . (b) Roberts Excavating has begun doing road work for the township. McDermott Creek Rd. and Hay Creek Rd. were worked on first. (c) Chair Fornengo reported that he responded to a resident inquiring about road work on Coveau Lane and told the person that Coveau Lane was not on the list for work this year. He also responded to other questions that he could understand.
Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Beverly Carlin, to sell the used printer to Wayne Hessler, who had made an offer of $25 to purchase it. Carried. Mr. Hessler’s offer was the only one received.
NPAHD Report- Levings distributed a 4-page handout that included the Seminars scheduled for August 13, a copy of the primary committees of the District, a copy of the subcommittees, a list of all directors and the government units each represents and a list of the goals of the District.

Neither Supervisor Carlin nor Supervisor Jason Fornengo wanted to serve as Vice-Chair, so a coin was tossed. Carlin lost the toss. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to elect Beverly Carlin as Vice- Chair. Carried.

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm.
Respectfully submitted.

Fran Levings, Clerk Also signed by the Chair_______________ Date _______

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