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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 by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were Supervisors Jason Fornengo and Dave Baker, Clerk Fran Levings, and Mandy Fornengo. Absent was Margaret Coveau, Treasurer.

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Agenda.  Carried.

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of April 9, 2014.  Carried.

Clerk Fran Levings presented the Treasurer’s report as prepared by Treasurer Margaret Coveau.(Attached to file copy of these minutes) Fund Balances are:  General Fund- $4203.11, Road & Bridge Fund- $17,213.21, Cemetery/Landscaping Fund- $555.74, Fire Protection Fund- $2927.45, Fire Hall Fund- $125.45, Cartway Fund- $89.15, Savings Account- $1157.08, Driveways Fund- $5518.23 and CDs- $44,424.59.  Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Jason Fornengo, to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  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 Baker, second by Dave Fornengo, to pay these bills.  Carried.


  1. Clerk announced that she will not seek re-election in March of 2016.  She recommended that the Board appoint a Deputy Clerk to begin training with her.  Motion by Dave Baker, second by Jason Fornengo, to appoint Mandy Fornengo as Deputy Clerk, at a pay rate of $11/hour and $30/meeting.  Carried.
  2. Clerk announced that $155 in donations to the Perpetual Care Fund for the cemetery has been received so far. Methven Funeral Home has four bodies that they want to bury in our low-cost section of the cemetery.  Dave Baker reported on a conversation he had with the Pine County Surveyor Robin Matthews.  Mr. Matthews said he may be able to assist in marking the cemetery borders.  Cemetery Cleanup has been scheduled for May 16 at 1pm with refreshments to follow at the town hall. Dave Baker has asked Alan Holter to be the Cemetery Sexton and told him he would be paid for his work.



  1. The Unnamed Road issue-  Dave Baker reported on a conversation he had with Robin Poppe, Pine County Soil & Water director.  Her office had gotten a complaint from one of the property owners on this road that gravel had been put on the road perhaps in violation of wetland standards. Soil & Water will take this issue up the TARP Board.  Todd Elliott Excavating was the contractor who was hired to put the gravel on the road.  Ms. Poppe said that Mr. Elliott has always been wetland-compliant with her office.  Ms. Poppe will report back to both the concerned property owner and the Board regarding this issue.  When Mr. Baker suggested that the Board decide at tonight’s meeting on a time-line for working on this road, the Board instructed the Clerk to notify all property owners that the township will commence regular road work on or about July 15 and this road is on the list for gravel.  If the township receives documentation of an easement, then consideration will be given to starting the steps for vacating this road.
  2. Revision of  Plowing Private Drives Policy-
  3. Plowing of Private Drives- Add- (4) when Appropriate Road/Driveway base allows for the weight of the snow removal equipment.  (5)  The driveway shall not be gated in any way/form.

The following procedures shall apply:  After- Late requests will NOT be considered. (Add)- Payments received after November 1 will be subject to a late fee and/or any additional charges that may apply.

V         Add-The township will not apply salt and sand on a private driveway.

VI        Add- Dave Fornengo  320-242-3002

Dave Baker       320-242-3933

VII      Eliminate all

VII      Change to VII

  1. Plow Truck Replacement Plan-  This is currently on hold because the truck will not start. Chair Fornengo has sought advice from Ziegler Company in Duluth. Jason Fornengo will call about obtaining Triple AAA Insurance.


  1. Road Work Order for 2014.  Chair Fornengo distributed a spreadsheet he had done for review by the Board.  He said it appears that the road work budget for this year is quite comparable to the road budget of 2013.  Ed Proffit will be contacted to provide all of the pit-run for the road work this year.  Todd Elliott Excavating and Roberts Excavating will be considered for the Class 5 road work.
  2. Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve a Conflict of Interest Resolution regarding Jason Fornengo being both a town supervisor and a town employee/contractor.  Carried.
  3. Chair Fornengo announced a Township Legal Law Seminar being held in Rutledge on Sept. 27.  Clerk Levings and Supervisor have already registered for this seminar.

Meeting adjourned at 9:45 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Fran Levings, Clerk

Also signed by the Chair _________________________     Date _____________

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