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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 7:32pm by Vice Chair Dave Baker. Also present were Supervisors Dave Baker and Jason Fornengo, Clerk Fran Levings, and Deputy Clerk Mandy Fornengo.  Ronald Petrofske was also in attendance.  Absent was Chair David Fornengo and Treasurer Margaret Coveau.

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

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of October 15th, 2014.  Carried.

Clerk Fran Levings presented the Treasurer’s Report as prepared by Treasurer Margaret Coveau. (Attached to file copy of these minutes).


Statement of Receipts Disbursements and Balances for September 2nd– November 8th, 2014.

  • October checking and savings interest statements have not been received as of yet
  • Snowplowing receipts – $1200.00

Ending Fund Balances are as follows:

  • General Fund – $8,271.15
  • Road & Bridge – $1,263.42
  • Cemetery/Landscaping – $544.38
  • Fire Protection – $8,064.51
  • Fire Hall – $125.45
  • Savings Account – $1,158.45
  • Driveways – $4,837.29
  • CDs – $44,696.71

New Dosey Township will be receiving two more checks before the end of the year for approximately $6,000.00 each from Pine County.

Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Carried.

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


  • Announcement – DNR Public Hearing – discussion on the use of herbicide spraying – Will be held on Dec. 1st at 7p.m. at the Wilma Town Hall.


  • SSTS Ordinance – need to set a public hearing date – Ordinance will be modeled after Pine County’s ordinance. Will discuss at the Dec 10th meeting and set up a public hearing date at that time for sometime in January so that the ordinance will be completed by February 2015.


  • Road Updates – Red Maple Lane looks good and is now completed.
  • Road Work Order Sign Off – Todd Elliot confirmed that all road work for the

year has been completed – Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to sign off on work order.

  • Computer purchase – will discuss at December 10th meeting


  • North Pine Area Hospital District – Clerk Levings attended the meeting on October 28th at Essentia Health in Sandstone – she attended as a person from the public and not as a representative of the township, however; Clerk Levings is thinking about filing for office as a representative for the township – Suggestion is that she would report back twice a year – once at the Annual Meeting and once at the Town Board meeting 6 months later on what she has observed and what is happening with the Hospital District – she would not be paid to go to the meetings but would like some compensation for reporting back at those two meetings – this can be discussed at the Annual Meeting. As for the Zoning Report – there is no need to report to each monthly meeting and will present a report once a year at the Annual Meeting. She does get compensated for Zoning Administrator at $240.00/year. The process of becoming a legal member of the Hospital District is as follows: a legal notice was placed in the newspaper on October 30th. On Dec 9th, if no one has filed a petition, New Dosey Township will officially be a member of the Hospital District – at that point, the original copy will be brought down to Cathy Clemmer to be recorded and a copy will be sent to the Secretary of State. The next meeting for the Hospital District will be on November 18th, 2014.
  • Pine County Township Offices Meeting – very informative and well attended – One point to be made is that Beaver Trappers do need to have a permit to trap – the township will look into appointing someone to trap beavers for next spring.
  • Supervisor Baker met with Michael Hendrix and Joe Newton regarding inadequate response time for emergency care and ambulance response for our area – Discussed various options to help decrease response time and increase medical availability for emergency situations that may arise – future meetings are being planned.
  • Resolutions – Any time a Board Member does any work for the township that IS NOT Supervisor work, we need a Conflict of Interest Resolution slip signed and attached to any claims that are submitted. (Attached to file copy of these minutes). Motion by Jason Fornengo, second by Dave Baker, to approve Conflict of Interest Resolution. Carried. 


  • Rocky Blvd – pit run complaints from land owners due to size of rocks on the road – the ditches are shallow and discussed the possibility of having some ditch work and Class V placed next year – will discuss at a later date
  • Snow Plow Operator – It was decided by consensus that the Snow Plow Operator would not be charged for plowing his/her own private driveway.


Meeting adjourned at 8:27pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Mandy Fornengo, Deputy Clerk

Also signed by the

Chair: ________________________

Date:  ________________________


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