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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 and Clerk Fran Levings.

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Don Mishler, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of July 12, 2010, as printed.  Carried.

Treasurer Vicki Elliott presented the treasurer’s report. (Attached to file copy of these minutes).  July receipts (will be included in Fund Balances in August) were:  Property Taxes- 1st ½: $22,294.02, Forfeited Tax Distribution-$5089.02, Grave Purchase- $100.00, Cartway Bond- $500.00, July Interest- $9.22, Interest so far on Savings Account-$60.96.  Fund Balances are:  General Fund- $5768.76, Road & Bridge Fund-$25,157.51, Cemetery/Landscaping Fund-$849.19, Fire Protection Fund- $150.68, Fire Hall Fund- $125.45, Cartway Fund- $1828.41, Savings Account-$7060.96, CDs- $49439.31.  Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker to accept the Treasurer’s Report.  Carried.

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


  1. The following judges have been trained:  Fran Levings, Dave Baker, Vicki Elliott, Dennis Sherman, Peggy Coveau, Marge Wolf, and Marlene Mishler.
  2. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Don Mishler, to approve a contract with Robert Brewster to do township assessing this year. Carried.



  1. Work on Creekview Lane has been suspended by Todd Elliott Excavating due to rain.
  2. Regarding the dispute on the public (not township) road east of the town hall off Hwy 32- Both Dave Fornengo and Dave Baker have had conversations with property owners who are concerned about the gate put on this road.  Both supervisors explained the easement and cartway process to these callers.
  3. Cartway Update:  Mike Kohn, Wetlands Specialist, submitted a wetlands study contract at a cost of $3200.00.  Dave Baker, via a conversation with petitioner Jerry Hanson, got an agreement to change the length of the proposed cartway. Mr. Kohn, via phone conversation, amended the cost to $2400.00.  Mr. Hanson paid the $500.00 at this meeting, but then decided to talk with Tim Henderson about the possibility of working out an easement agreement.  The township will hold his check until he tells us whether to drop the cartway process and refund all remaining bond funds or to continue with the cartway process.  The original petition will have to be amended to reflect the shorter route. The new termination point will be the NW ¼ of the NE ¼, Section 11.
  4. Alternative Energy: Dave Baker reported on a conversation with Paul Holstrom, Clean Energy, who estimated the township could take care of 20% of its electrical need for $5000.00.  Supervisors decided it may be less expensive for the township to install the program itself.  Mr. Baker will call Kurt Schmidt in Frederic about an estimate.
  5. Chair Fornengo will schedule the road brushing equipment and arrange for a local operator.
  6. Dave Baker reported on a conversation with Pine County Forester Greg Beck.  Mr. Beck said that TNT Logging Co. will use the Munger Trail to log on County lands.  Mr.  Beck also encouraged the township to begin the process of opening up this portion of the Munger Trail as a township road.  He said that there may be resources from the County to help with this.  Board requested the Clerk to get a written commitment from Pine County.  Motion by Dave Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to set August 30th as a TENTATIVE  date for a public hearing on the issue.  Carried.
  7. Don Mishler said that Todd Elliott Excavating needs a culvert for Creek View Lane.  The DNR should have one at the Duxbury station.


  1. Dave Baker explained the Market Value Credit Reductions.  Taxpayers will lose these credits.


  1. Dave Fornengo reported on that another Alternative Energy grant is available, but does not apply to our township because our project is too small.
  2. Letter from Arna Township stating that they would like our township to do snow removal on that portion of Hay Creek Road that is in their township.  They want us to do the work for one month, send a bill and they will decide whether or not they will continue with this plan.

Meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk                Also signed by the Chair-______________ Date _______

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