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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 at7:30 Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were Supervisors Wes Cemenski and Dave Baker, Treasurer Margaret Coveau, Clerk Fran Levings, Deputy-Clerk Robin Fornengo, Don Eddy, Jan Proffit, and Ed Proffit.

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Wes Cemenski, to approve the agenda.  Carried.

Clerk Fran Levings suggested an addition to the minutes of the regular meeting ofJune 8  2011, under Clerk’s Report, # 3, to read: “Supervisor Wes Cemenski abstained from voting on the fee for lawn mowing because he holds that contract”.  Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to approve the minutes as corrected.  Carried.

Treasurer Margaret Coveau presented the Treasurer’s Report.  She said that the first ½ of the property taxes had been received, but would not show up until the August report. She also reported on the CDs.  The small CD is @ 2.75% interest with a current balance of $25022.18 and the larger CD is @ 4.75% interest with a balance of $26789.85..  Fund balances are:  General Fund-($2167.92), Road & Bridge Fund-$6073.19, Cemetery/Landscaping Fund- 809.86, Fire Protection Fund-$222.00, Fire Hall Fund-$125.45, Cartway Fund-$28.41, Savings Account- $7133.97 and CDs- $50,383.49. (Interest accrued on the CDs will show up on the August report)  Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Wes Cemenski, to accept the Treasurer’s Report as printed.  Carried.

Clerk Fran Levings presented the Claims List and the Net Payroll List for approval. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Wes Cemenski, to pay these bills.


  1. Letter sent to Unemployment Insurance-MN explaining that we have no full time employees.
  2. Resident Al Holter has some creative ideas for the township webpage. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Wes Cemenski, to have Mr. Holter work with the clerk on this.
  3. A report from theStateDemographicsCenterlisted the population ofNewDoseyTownshipas 74 after the 2010 census.
  4. Letter from the DNR stating that they will no longer be able to offer Roadside Prairie Planting grants.


OLD BUSINESS:      1. Alternative Energy-  Supervisor Baker will contact Kris Schmid inFrederic,Wisconsin, and ask for a “spec” sheet and an outline of  his plans.

  1. Cartway Update- Pine County Soil & Water has approved the mitigation study.  Petitioners are in the process of working with Mr. Baker on a wetlands mitigation application.
  2. Matt Lourey Trail-Supervisor Baker walked the trail with Bill Alberio, Trail & Waterways Specialist, to analyze the beginning of the project as it was approved by a special town meeting last fall.  The DNR will be the Local Government Authority on the project.

4.  Road Work- Chair Fornengo will contact Todd Elliott about getting his share of theMcDermott Creek Roadwork completed so that Ed Proffit can finish the job. Resident Don Eddy offered to help with the work. Mr. Proffit also said that he will put more gravel onMcDermott Creek Roadwhere it crosses Squib Creek.  Supervisor Cemenski asked about trees on the roadway due to the recent storm.  Chair Fornengo responded that the township can cut for safety reasons.  Question raised as to who gets the wood.  Chair Fornengo will call the Arna Town Clerk because she has researched the legal information on this.

  1. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Wes Cemenski, to have housekeeper Marlene Mishler purchase a new kitchen sink and the township will reimburse her.  Carried.

NEW BUSINESS:     1.  Motion by Wes Cemenski, second by Dave Baker, to contract with Robert Brewster for assessment services for the next year in the amount of $2970.00 Carried.

  1. Short Course Report by Clerk Levings- Overview of ideas- Clerk should maintain a file for each employee, supervisors are exempt from open meeting law for annual road review and for any review as a group on road work done, board must unanimously pass a resolution allowing for a board member to also be a contactor and said employee must submit an affidavit with each claim for payment stating that to the best of his/her knowledge the price being charged is equal to or less than the market value for the service being provided.


  1. Owner of property at the end ofEnnerstrom Laneshould be asked to move the gate back.  Clerk will get this person’s name and give it to Chair Fornengo.

Meeting adjourned at8:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,                                                          Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair _____________________ Date ____________

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