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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 p.m. by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were Supervisors Don Mishler and Dave Baker, Treasurer Vicki Elliott, Clerk Fran Levings, Jason Fornengo, Dominick Fornengo, Adam Fornengo, Al Wolf and Todd Elliott.

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Don Mishler, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of July 13, 2009, as printed, with the correction of the typing error changing 3 miles per hour to 30 miles per hour on the last page.  Carried.   Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the minutes of the Special Town Meeting held on July 27, 2009, as printed.  Carried.

Treasurer Vicki Elliott presented the Treasurer’s Report. (Attached to file copy of these minutes).  Receipts for July include- First ½ of Property Taxes-$11832.93, Cemetery Fund donations-$170.00 (Total donations so far are $365), Land Use Permits- $100 and Plowing Private Drive Fee- $120.  FUND BALANCES are: General Fund-(1217.53), Road & Bridge Fund-$23787.90, Cemetery Fund-$369.01, Fire Protection Fund-$108.34, Fire Hall Fund-$309.07, Proffit, Hanson Cartway Fund-$1428.41 and Savings- $7000.  Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Don Mishler, to accept the Treasurer’s Report.  Carried.  Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to transfer $3500 from the Road & Bridge Fund to the General Fund.  Carried.

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to pay the Claims and Payroll as presented by Clerk Levings. (Attached to file copy of these minutes)  Carried.


  1. The Mail-In Voting request was accepted by the Pine County Auditor.  Public notices will be published 6 weeks prior to the Primary Election next September.  The Clerk will go door-to-door with a sample copy of the envelope and explain the process to all voters
  2. We now have internet access on the township laptop via Chris’ Convenience Store in Sandstone.
  3. The MN state payment for Homestead/Agriculture has been reduced due to an unallotment.
  4. Distributed a handout on the energy policies of the State Auditor.


  1. Land Use Permits were issued to Jerome Tompkins (moving mobile home onto his property), Dennis Sherman, Jr. (addition to cabin), Richard Blankenship (garage) and Maria Starowoitow (garage).


  1. Chair Fornengo reported that the windshield on the truck has been repaired and the name signs for the truck doors have been installed.
  2. Chair Fornengo also reported that work has begun on the bell tower on the grounds of the  town hall,
  3. Chair Fornengo also reported that he has spent several hours on the Internet trying to find grants available to local government units for installing alternative energy projects.  He found many for private individuals, but none for government projects.  He will contact the State Auditor’s office next.  Clerk Levings asked what would be involved with setting up a windmill.  Chair Fornengo said the Board with draw up a plan with advice from someone selling a windmill.  ECE gives credit for this type of activity.  Estimated cost of the program is @ $10,000., so a grant would be necessary.
  4. The township has an opening for a driver for the snow plow truck this winter season. No names have come forward yet.  Dave Fornengo may be available.  Anyone else interested in this position should email the township at
  5. Chair Fornengo has contacted the Cooperative Purchasing Venture company twice to place the township on its list.  He has received no response.


  1. Chair Fornengo had received a mailing from the U.S. Census Bureau which he gave to the Clerk.


  1. Discussion of Creek View Lane extension work.  Dave Fornengo said we must get the 2 miles of road registered with Pine County before we can work on it.  Dave Baker volunteered to write a Resolution on the plans for the road.  Todd Elliott Excavating will put 5 loads of pit-run on the first ¼ mile as planned for 2009 and the Board will decide at the September meeting about other improvements for 2009.  Dave Fornengo suggested having property owners meet the supervisors for the 2010 road review next spring to offer suggestions for road work
  2. Dave Fornengo asked for permission to put extra dirt from the bell project on the septic area.  Permission granted.
  3. Dave Baker will call the state Gopher for One about culvert work to be done.

Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,                                              Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair__________________Date ___________

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