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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 7:30pm by Chair Dave Fornengo.  Also present were Supervisors Ken Coveau and Dave Baker, Treasurer Margaret Coveau, Clerk Fran Levings and Calen Miritello-Baugh and Tammy Knox.

Motion by Ken Coveau, second by Dave Baker, to approve the agenda.  Carried.

Motion by Dave Baker, second by Ken Coveau, to approve the minutes of the October 9, 2013 meeting.  Carried.

Treasurer Margaret Coveau presented the Treasurer’s report.  (Attached to file copy of these minutes).  FUND BALANCES ARE:  General Fund-$9,450.10, Road & Bridge Fund- $14,569.66, Cemetery/Landscaping Fund- ($192.48), Fire Protection Fund- $5,579.18, Fire Hall Fund- $125.45, Cartway Fund- 89.15, Savings Account- $1,156.50, Driveways Fund- $3,980.30 and CDs- $44,182.44.  Motion by Dave Fornengo, second by Ken Coveau, 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 Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to pay these bills.  Carried.


  1. The up-to-date printout of all property owners in the township is extremely valuable because the names are listed alphabetically and not by parcel number.
  2. Clerk displayed a sample of the grave markers purchased by Al Holter which will be used on those graves that are currently unmarked in our cemetery.
  3. Clerk presented the Annual Report of the Tri-Township Disposal District and said it will be filed.
  4. March 11, 2013 is the township election of officers.  Supervisor for a 3-year term and clerk for a 2-year term are the offices to be elected.
  5. The Cloverton Garden Club made $743 at its Hunter’s Stew.  This money will be donated to the Cemetery/Landscaping Fund of the township. 


  1. The township assessor informed the Zoning Administrator that 10 constructions of some sort were done on properties in our township and none of these property owners had obtained a Land Use Permit.  The clerk has sent letters to or had phone conversations with all of them. 


  1. Chair Fornengo will work on an internet installation at the town hall when he gets the time.
  2. Supervisors examined the 2013 Road Work order and signed it stating the required road work had been done. 


  1. Chair Fornengo presented a letter to the township regarding the appearance of a conflict of interest with our Septic Inspector and a person who installs septic systems.  Consensus was to ask other townships what their experience has been and take no action until we have further information.
  2. Chair Fornengo presented a letter from the Sheriff’s office announcing a training for anyone interested in being the emergency contact person for our township.
  3. Letter from Ron Oslidil, chair of the Hospital District asking for the township to consider joining this organization.  Clerk was authorized to invite Mr. Oslidil to a future meeting to speak for the District and to address questions.The Board will consider putting the question before the voters at the next Annual Meeting.  If so, it will be published and posted that this will be on the agenda for the Annual Meeting.
  4. Reports- Pine County Township Officers Meeting- Supervisor Baker reported on the PILT tax distribution and presented a handout of what has been paid to each township in the county.  Clerk Levings reported that the state legislature authorized the largest increase for education spending in 10 years and this was the 1st time that monies for counties was increased in 10 years- this money is intended for property tax relief.  A wheelage tax is coming in the form of an extra $10 on vehicle license renewal.  


  1. Pine County Land Commissioner Greg Beck has informed the township that there is still $600 left in the $5000 account to on the Matt Lourey Trail.
  2. Supervisor Baker reported that the road dispute regarding the ¼ mile road south of Pine County 32 close to the State Line Road has not been settled.  He met informally with property owners at the Hunter’s Stew and advised them that if they cannot work out an easement, the matter will be placed on the agenda for the Annual Meeting in March.
  3. Letter from a property owner on the Minimum Maintenance section of Loggers Lane praising the township for work done on the road this year was read.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30pm.

Respectfully submitted, Fran Levings, Clerk _____________________

Also signed by the Chair _________________________-  Date ________________

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