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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 7:40 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 Fornengo, second by Don Mishler, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of June 14, 2010, as printed.  Carried.

Treasurer Vicki Elliott presented the Treasurer’s Report (attached to file copy of these minutes). Fund Balances are: General Fund-$754.68, Road & Bridge Fund-$5010.84, Cemetery/Landscaping Fund-$1001.22, Fire Protection Fund-$150.68, Fire Hall Fund-$125.45, Cartway-Hanson/Proffit- 1428.41, Savings-$7,000.00 and CDs- $48974.45. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to accept the 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 Dave Baker, to pay these bills. Carried.


  1. Fran Levings and Dave Baker purchased a single grave for a price of one-hundred dollars with the plan to put both urns in this one grave.  Dave Fornengo and Don Mishler signed (as witnesses) the deed for this grave.
  2. Report on Judge’s Training attended by the Clerk and Head Judge Vicki Elliott- (1) a Notice must be posted  on the Saturday prior to the Township election in March that the Clerk will be available for early voting for those voters who will not be in the precinct on election day. (2) Ballots must be available 30 days prior to the Township election for absentee voters (3) Campaign manuals must be given to all local candidates when they file for office (4) the Canvassing Board for the Township election is made up of supervisors, clerk and treasurer-whoever is NOT on the ballot (5) the Clerk or trained Head Judge must be in attendance at all Township elections  (6) There are new Affadavits of Candidacy forms and new Voter Registration forms.
  3. The Clerk sent in the annual PERA exclusion report.



  1. Roads discussion-  (a)  Dave Baker presented an update on the Proffit/Hanson Cartway Petition-  Jerry Hanson and Cevin Chapman paid the further bond of $500.00.  Jim Warren, Wetlands study officer, has turned the study and mitigation over to Mike Kohn, who will prepare his own delineation contract for the township.   (b)  Creekview Lane- Dave Baker has been working with Robin Poppe, Soil & Water District specialist, in preparing a wetlands permit application.  He is using a short form under which 10,000 sq. ft. would be allowed.  This permit is needed if culverts are to be put in.  This project would improve the first 4 mudholes with a 10’ roadbed, 2’ shoulders, and 2’ ditch.
  2. The proposed sale by Pine County of Parcel R20.0164.00 (80 acres) will take place without Township permission.  The Township, however, has the first chance to purchase the property.  Consensus of the Board was to not purchase this property.  Mr. Baker was told by Greg Beck, Pine County Forester, that the Township would receive 25% of the sale price.
  3. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to contact a solar panel installer to get some prices.  Dave Baker will make the contact.  Board would like some prices before hauling the solar tracker over to the town hall.
  4. Dave Baker reported on a conversation with Greg Beck regarding logging trucks using School House Road to access county land to be logged this winter.  Dave Fornengo said he thought using the Munger Trail would result in more DNR supervision.  Dave Baker will get back to Mr. Beck


1        Clerk reported on the Summer Short Course she attended on July 1st in Carlton- A few highlights included- (a) One session on the Board of Audit was helpful.  Our Board is doing it the way it is recommended to do. (b) The Township Calendar of Dates must be approved by the Board. (Annual meeting minutes must be signed by the Clerk and the Moderator (c) It is considered to be a Conflict of Interest for a supervisor to vote on work to be done on a road on which he/she lives. (d) It is an Open Meeting law violation for 2 or more supervisors to make a decision on a board matter at any time that is not a duly held meeting.  This pertains to E-Mail messages also.

2     Chair Fornengo presented a letter of prices from Rydberg & Sons regarding gravel crushing.

Meeting adjourned at 9 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings,Clerk

Also signed by the Chair______________________Date_________

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