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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 Anthony J. Fornengo and Jason Fornengo, Treasurer Mandy Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, Deputy Clerk Tamara Miritello, Ronnie Mosser, Don Schirmer, Jerry Kujawa, Deloris Schirmer and Richard Nelson. 


  1.  Mr. Kujawa and Mr. Nelson inquired about road work on Doyle Lane.  Chair Fornengo said that Doyle Lane was one of the roads prioritized for work this summer.
  2. Mr. Schirmer said he knew the Turn-Around on Squib Creek Drive was established to for school buses, but that his mother had never given permission for this.  She claims it is on her property.  She has maintained for years that she does not want this Turn-Around there.  She and her son propose that Squib Creek Drive be extended East for one-half mile and a cul-de-sac be put at the end of it. Chair Fornengo said this issue would be discussed further under New Business.

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by AJ Fornengo, to approve the Agenda.  Carried (3-0).

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by AJ Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of the Board of Review meeting of April 8, 2019.  Carried (3-0).

Motion by AJ Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Minutes of the Board meeting of April 10, 2019.  Carried (3-0).

Treasurer Mandy Fornengo presented the Treasurer’s Report and the Cash Control Statement. 

            FUND BALANCES:

            General-                                                          $3,857.7

            Road & Bridge-                                               $16,297.67

            Cemetery/Landscaping-                                 $1,887.02

            Fire Protection-                                               $13,428.02

            Fire Hall-                                                         $125.45

            Driveways-                                                      $5,708.03

            Savings-                                                           $1,163.96

            CD-                                                                  $19,314.79

            TOTAL-                                                            $61,782.64

            RECEIPTS- APRIL

            Jason Canesi                           Land Use Permit                                 $25.00

            Arna Township                        Reimburse-Snow Removal                 $800.00

            Old School Arts Center           Reimburse-Ink & Copy Paper             $60.00

            Pine County                             Gas Tax Distribution                            $9,781.67

            State of MN                             Refund-Unemployment Fee               $250.00

            Northview Bank                      Interest-Checking                                $5.11

            Northview Bank                      Interest-Savings                                  $.29

            Northview Bank                      Interest-CD                                          $59.35

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Carried (3-0).

Clerk Fran Levings presented the Claims and the Net Payroll List.


#7038              ECE                              Electric Bill-May 2019                         $54.00

#7039              MATIT                         Insurance                                            $1,844.00

#7040              Pine County Courier   Public Notice                                       $105.12

#7041              Askov American          Public Notice                                       $97.20

#7042              Evergreen Shopper     Public Notice                                       $136.50

#7043              AT & T                         Telephone/Internet                             $96.91

            GROSS PAY:

Anthony J. Fornengo               $215.00                       Mandy Fornengo         $120.00

David Fornengo                       $265.00                       Fran Levings                $415.00

Jason Fornengo                       $215.00                       Tamara Miritello        $110.00

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


  1.  Thank-you letter received from the Old School Arts Center for the $250 donation.
  2. Some metal items on the town grounds that need to be removed.  AJ Fornengo said he will take care of it.


  1.  The Supervisors signed off on the 2019 Road Work order that prioritized Creekview Lane, Little Ox Creek Road and Doyle Lane for work this this year.
  2. Road work proposals were received from Ed Proffit, Roberts Excavating and Rydberg.  Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by AJ Fornengo, to hire Ed Proffit for pit-run work and Rydberg for Class 5 work.  They both submitted the most cost-effective proposals.
  3. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornango, to hire Tamara Miritello to be the lawnmower operator this year.  Carried (3-0).  She will be paid $25/hour and will receive $25/month for gas and $50/month for leasing her mower to the township.
  • The Board was notified by Greg Beck that the .58 acres of land that the township purchased was purchased from a private individual, not Pine County.  Therefore, the town can sell the property. Clerk Levings will research the procedure on this.
  • NPAHD Report- Levings reported that the Hospital District is in negotiations to underwrite a mental health therapist at the Gateway Clinic in Sandstone.  The District also hosted an event at the All-Time Fitness Center in Sandstone on May 4.


  1. By consensus, the Board set the 2020 Levy Distribution at the following levels- General Fund (24%), Road & Bridge Fund (66%), Fire Protection Fund (6%) and Cemetery/Landscaping Fund (4%).
  2. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to have cemetery fencing done by township employees.  Carried (3-0). 
  3. Continued discussion of Squib Creek Drive- Don and Deloris Schirmer again requested that Squib Creek Drive be extended to the East for one-half mile and that a cul-de-sac be placed at the end of it.  Mr. Schirmer also said that the property owner down from Squib Creek Drive is entitled to access.  Chair Fornengo said the Board would research Squib Creek Drive, do some measuring, determine where it ends and further discuss the issue at the June meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 8:25pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings,Clerk

Also signed by the Chair _________________________   Date _______________

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