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11/12/13 Minutes




November 12, 2013



The November 12, 2013 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Pohlman at 7:35PM at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall with the Pledge of Allegiance recited by those in attendance including:  Supervisors Jim Janssen and Jerry Pohlman, Treasurer Shannon Bibeau, Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman, and Township Assessor Jan Jackson.  Supervisor Butch Eggen was absent.




Additions to the Agenda:  Assessment Service was added to Old Business


Minutes – A motion was made Jim, supported by Jerry, to approve the minutes of the 10/8/2013 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report – Shannon read the October Cash Balances and presented the bills as follows:  Lutefisk Tech. – $275.40; Jan Jackson – $4,200.00; Timberjay – $19.44; CLVTB – $4,564.35; Fryberger, Buchanan – $568.50; and Payroll – $623.09.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


The Clerk presented the correspondence.  The correspondence was received as read and will be placed on file and acted upon as required.





Assessment Service:  Township Assessor Jan Jackson spoke to the Board about the letter sent to the Board by St. Louis County on October 4th stating that the County Board of Commissioners had acted to eliminate assessment fees for cities and townships using County Assessor services beginning January 1, 2014.  The Board discussed the option of free service from the County, understanding that the County must pay their assessors and collect the money from somewhere.  Monies for assessment services at the County are understood to come from the General Budget. The Board feels that the Township would be losing their input on property taxes for constituents within the Township, if the Township opts for County assessment work.


Land Exchange/Community Property Project:  There was no report.


Jacque Eggen Memorial Fund:  There was no update.


Crane Lake Road Repair:  There was no report.





MN Power Application Resolution:  No action was taken.


Fireworks Payment:  A motion was made by Jim, supported by Jerry, to accept Premier Pyrotechnics early pay option for 2014 fireworks; adding 15% additional product to the show. All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Duluth Post Office Closure:  In a letter to the editor in the Timberjay, Area Postal Workers of Cook, Togo, Angora, and Britt have requested that citizens and community leaders voice their opposition to the possible closing of the Duluth distribution facility.  A motion was made by Jerry, supported by Jim, to send letters opposing the closing of the Duluth distribution facility to Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Al Franken, Rep. Richard Nolan and State Rep. David Dill and State Senator Tom Bakk.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.



Other New Business:  There was none.




Town of Crane Lake Board of Supervisors’ Meeting Minutes – November 12, 2013


Comments from Officers: There were none.



Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors Meeting, Dec. 10, 2013 – 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:10PM.







Jo Ann Pohlman, Clerk                                                  Jerry, Pohlman, Chairman












This draft of the Crane Lake Township minutes has been posted solely for preliminary informational purposes.  Minutes are unofficial and subject to change until they have been approved by the Crane Lake Board of Supervisors.