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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 at7:35 Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were Supervisors Wes Cemenski and Dave Baker, Treasurer Margaret Coveau, Clerk Fran Levings, and Deputy Clerk Robin Fornengo.

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Wes Cemenski, to approve the agenda.  Carried.

Motion by Wes Cemenski, second by Dave Baker, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting ofSept. 14, 2011, as printed.  Carried.

Treasurer Margaret Coveau presented the Treasurer’s Report. (Attached to file copy of these minutes).  Fund balances are:  General Fund- ($2955.91), Road & Bridge Fund- $16,744.94-Cemetery/Landscaping Fund-$510.97- Fire Protection Fund-($2606.73)-Fire Hall Fund-$125.45- Cartway Fund-($6.03), Savings Account-$7148.38 and CDs-$51.351.37.  Treasurer Coveau reported that Northview Bank will now view our entire account as a Savings account and we will only receive statements quarterly.  A board resolution would have to be passed in order to get monthly statements.  The treasurer and clerk recommended trying the quarterly system for a few months.  Clerk also explained that the deficit balance in the Fire Protection is because we only levied $3500 for this account and our fees were raised by $1000 and the propane expenditure for the fire hall is now taken out of this fund.  A recommendation will be made to the Annual Meeting in 2012 to increase the amount levied for Fire Protection. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Wes Cemenski, to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to transfer $5,000.00 from the Road & Bridge Fund to the General Fund.  Carried.

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


1.  Dates to remember-            Oct. 21-  Special Town Meeting seeking permission to re-assert township authority on the Matt Lourey Trail going N. of Hwy 32 for one mile. All landowners were notified, public notice put in Courier, and notices posted on bulletin board and notice board.  Clerk will call electors seeking their attendance.

Oct. 22-  Pine County Township Ass’n meeting inHinckleyat9:30 a.m.

  1. Road Certification report has been sent to the Pine County Hwy. Dept.  We have 22.08 miles of township roads.
  2. Clerk still needs copies of social security cards from 2 employees.
  3. Distributed a copy of the population of townships and cities inPineCounty.
  4. Distributed a copy of the Tri-Township Disposal District annual report.



1.Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to hire Cemenski Tree Services to remove trees along one side of Doyle Roadfor a price of $3250.00.  Supervisor Cemenski abstained from voting.  Carried.

2.  Alternative Energy Project- Chair Fornengo has contacted an Drilling Electric, ECE, and Kris Schmidt of Legacy Solar, Inc..  Mr. Fornengo will schedule a meeting of all participants to meet at the town hall to do the installation and hook-up.  The township can expect further fees for this project.

3. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Wes Cemenski, to authorize themselves to check out prices of truck chains and grader tires.  Carried.


  1. Motion by Wes Cemenski, second by Dave Fornengo, to hire Ken Coveau as the snow truck driver for this winter at a rate of $20/hr.  Carried.
  2. Zoning administrator Fran Levings and Supervisor Dave Baker reported on a Clean Water Seminar they attended in Hinckleyon Oct. 29th.  The seminar centered on the importance of keeping the St. Croix Watershed free of sediments and phosphorus.  Mr. Baker spoke at the seminar on steps our township is taking to reduce sediment.  Both agreed that the seminar was excellent and worthwhile.


  1. Chair Fornengo expressed his continued concern about the gate onEnnerstrom Road. He plans to contact the owner again and state that the gate must be removed before winter snow falls.
  2. Supervisor Cemenski reported that persons are camping at the end ofMcDermott Creek Road.  Mr. Baker stated that this is state land, but no one should be camping on the road itself.
  3. Clerk Levings inquired about the deadline for submitting a road-sign condition report.  We will wait until notification.

Meeting adjourned at9:16 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,  Fran Levings, Clerk _______________________________

Also signed by the Chair _______________________ Date

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