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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 and Ed Proffit.

Clerk Levings asked that a Closed Session for the purpose of discussing unemployment claims be added to the agenda following New Business.  Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to do so.  Carried. Agenda then approved.

Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting ofJuly 13, 2011.  Carried.

Treasurer Margaret Coveau presented the Treasurer’s Report. (Attached to file copy of these minutes)  Fund Balances are:  General Fund-$2714.29, Road & Bridge Fund- $18,795.76, Cemetery/Landscaping Fund-$510.97, Fire Protection Fund-$2490.70, Fire Hall Fund-$125.45, Cartway- ($6.02), Savings Account- $7143.59 and CDs-$51,351,37.  Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Carried.

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


  1. Clerk is setting up personnel files for all employees.  She asked for copies of Driver’s License and Social Security Card.
  2. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Wes Cemenski, to approve the one-year contract with the Duxbury Volunteer Fire Department for a fee of $4500.  Carried.
  3. Clerk explained that Pine County assessor Mike Sheehy is not well.
  4. Clerk sent a letter to Denise Barron at the Pine County Courthouse explaining that 2 property owners in our  township do not have 911 address numbers.
  5. Clerk completed a consolidation survey and returned it to the MN legislative auditor.
  6. Federated Propane said they would let us know when a pre-buy price is available.
  7. Clerk spoke with Al Holter about his ideas for the Website.  He plans some weather reports and cemetery phot


  1. Matt Lourey Trail update: Supervisor Baker spoke with Greg Beck, Pine County Forester, and Joe Alberio, Trail & Waterways contact.  Mr. Alberio said that the state government shutdown has delayed the project, but his office still plans to get going on the project. Using the old road footprint, he is confident that the township will no have to go through a permitting process.  Mr. Beck plans to contact TNT Logging Company about tree removal.
  2. Alternative Energy Project:  Supervisor Baker has contacted Kris Schmid, Frederic, about planning the project.  Mr. Schmid will do the design, purchase initial materials, and consult on the installation.  Supervisors set August 11 as the tentative date for moving the tracker to the town hall grader shed.
  3. Roadside Tree Removal update:  Chair Fornengo read portions of a very helpful handout that he had gotten from the MAT website.  The township would like to remove trees from Doyle Lane. Consensus of the Board was to get permission from each property owner as to whether we can remove the trees and if they want the logs or not.  Clerk will contact the 12 property owners on Doyle Lane.
  4. Chair and Clerk will continue to try to find out how to contact the   owner of the home at the end of Ennerstrom Road.


  1. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to pass a resolution authorizing the Board to hire Supervisors as Contractors. (Copy in Resolutions Book in town hall).  Motion carried with Supervisor Cemenski abstaining.
  2. Chair Fornengo will complete a survey on-line for the State Auditor’s Office.  It appears to be similar to the consolidation survey completed by the Clerk.
  3. Road Discussion:  Chair Fornengo will contact Todd Elliott Excavating about putting Class 5 gravel on McDermott Creek Road by the end of August.  Dave Baker encourage grader operator Wes Cemenski to do more grading  to improve the roads.

Motion by Wes Cemenski, second by Dave Baker, to adjourn the regular meeting and go into Closed Session for the purpose of discussing an unemployment claim. Motion carried at 8:50 p.m.  Clerk presented the rules for a Closed Session: (1) The session is for discussion purposes only.  Any motions taken or denied must be done when regular session is re-convened.  (2) Everything said in Closed session is confidential.  (3)  The only topic that can be discussed is the topic given in the motion to go into Closed Session.

Chair Fornengo reconvened the regular meeting at 9 p.m. Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to NOT appeal the unemployment claim.

Meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Fran Levings, Clerk ________________________

Also signed by the Chair ______________________ Date ____________

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