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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 by Chair Dave Fornengo at 7:30 p.m. Also present were Supervisors Don Mishler and Dave Baker, Treasurer Vicki Elliott, Clerk Fran Levings, Jerry Hanson, Cevin Chapman, Al Wolf, and Jason Fornengo.

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Don Mishler, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of March 8, 2010, as printed.  Carried.  Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to approve the minutes of the meeting of the Board of Re-Organization of March 24, 2010.  Carried.

Treasurer Vicki Elliott presented the monthly treasurer’s report.(Attached to file copy of these minutes) Fund Balances are:  General Fund-$899.84, Road & Bridge Fund-$15,859,69, Cemetery/Landscaping Fund-$263.63, Fire Protection Fund-$150.68, Fire Hall Fund-$309.07, Cartway Fund-$1,428.41, Savings-$7,000 and CDs- $$48,519.22.  Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Don Mishler, to accept the treasurer’s report.  Carried.  Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to transfer $7,000 from the Road & Bridge Fund to the General Fund.  Carried.

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


  1. Letter from Soil & Water District offering to have a representative speak at one of our meetings.  Consensus of the Board is to do so in the fall.
  2. May 14- Noon- Cemetery Cleanup- Refreshments to follow at the Hall.
  3. There will be no more “Featured Residents” on the Webpage due to clerk “burnout” in doing them.
  4. Dave Fornengo opted out of paying into the Public Employees Retirement Fund.
  5. Clerk distributed mileage claim forms to be used.


  1. Public Hearing on the proposed Pine County Sewage Code on May 6th in Sandstone.  Zoning administrator will attend.
  2. Land Use Permit # 77 was issued to Diana Mishler Stillmach for a dwelling.


  1. April 17th was set as the date for the annual road review.
  2. Clerk was directed to research the process for recording all town roads with the Pine County Recorder.  Roads are currently certified on a list sent to the Pine County Land Department each year.
  3. Greg Beck, Pine County Forester, told Supervisor Baker that Pine County will sell the solar panel trailer (on TNT property) to the township for $100 if the Board is satisfied with it.


  1. Report on Pine County Township Officers Meeting- Dave Baker was elected to the Pine County Officers Association.  He also reported on a phone conversation with Mark LeBrun, County Coordinator, who said the County would help with work on Creek View Lane.  Rick Dunkley, DNR, told Mr. Baker that the township could get culverts from the county supply at Duxbury.
  2. Motion by Dave Baker, second by Don Mishler, to have Chair Fornengo see about purchasing a new lawnmower from ACE Hardware in Sandstone.  Carried.


  1. Chair Fornengo reported that the Soil & Water District had contacted TNT Logging about a possible wetlands violation on Squib Creek.
  2. Chair Fornengo brought attention to the 2010 price list of Todd Elliott Excavating.
  3. Supervisor Baker said the Arna Township Supervisor Mel Elliott will discuss with his township the possibility of our township grading that section of  Hay Creek Road that is in Arna Township and being reimbursed for doing so.  He will have Arna Township also explore the idea of the 2 townships sharing a brush-cutting machine.
  4. Cartway petitioner Jerry Hanson and Cevin Chapman came before the Board to inquire as to the possibility of the Township taking a section of the trail that was ruled by Judge Rueter to NOT be a town road and declaring that one section to be a town road.  They said this would make a difference in the proposed cartway.  They are unwilling to post further bond as has been requested until this is clarified.  Board recommended that petitioners seek a legal interpretation because the Board is unsure that it can to that.  Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to lower the bond request from $1,000 to $500.  Carried.  Petitioners said they would do some research before notifying the Board with payment of bond to continue the steps on the Cartway process.
  5. Chair Fornengo asked grader driver Jason Fornengo is there were any rough road spots the Board should know about before doing the road review.  Jason Fornengo mentioned one that has lots of rocks.

Meeting adjourned at 8:54 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Fran Levings, Clerk.________________

Also signed by the Chair __________________  Date ____________________

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