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11/14/17 Minutes




November 14, 2017


The November 14, 2017 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting was called to order by Chairman Jim Janssen at 7:34PM at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall with the Pledge of Allegiance recited by those in attendance including: Supervisors Butch Eggen, Jim Janssen and Jerry Pohlman; Treasurer Traci Bak; Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman; and 3 members of the community.




Additions to the Agenda:  There were none.


Minutes – A motion was made by Jerry, supported by Jim, to approve the minutes of the 10/17/17 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.   All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report –The October Cash Balances were read and the bills were presented as follows:  Costin Group – $1,250.00; Lake Country Power – $67.64; Lutefisk Tech. – $275.40; Premier Pyrotechnics – $8,500.00; CLVTB – $8,999.45; ReMax Lake Country Trust Fund – $1,000.00; and Payroll – $717.10.  A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry, to approve the Treasurer’s Report as read and the payment of bills.  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.





Jacque Eggen Memorial Fund:  There was no report.


Costin Group Report:  There was no report.


VNP-Visitor Center/Campsite:  Deena Congdon stated that Mr. Braaten would accept the Township’s offer to purchase his property at the appraised value of $975,000.00 and requiring that the closing occur this year.  Jim stated that the appraiser’s work would be reviewed by the DNR.  The Board discussed the purchase agreement and requested that disclosures be added; i.e., wells, sewer infrastructure and possibly others.  Deena Congdon will add the disclosures to the purchase agreement.  A Special Board of Supervisor’s Meeting will be scheduled for Monday, November 20th at 4PM to review the revised purchase agreement prior to Board approval.


ATV Use:  Bruce Beste reported that the master plan and bridge design are complete.  Ownership of the bridge is in question.  There will be a meeting for strategy planning.  A request has been made to open the Mukooda portage for ATV use


Trails Report:  There was no report.


Land Use Project:  There was no report.


IRRRB Voyageur Statue Work:  Rutchasky Enterprises was the only bidder for the project.  There are funding issues that are in the process of being resolved.


Customs Border Patrol: There was no new information.  Customs Border Patrol will be removed from the agenda and will be included on the agenda again should more information become available.





CLWSD Board Appointment Notice:  A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry, to post and publish notice of the CLWSD Board of Manager position to be decided upon at the December Board of Supervisor’s Meeting.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Town Of Crane Lake Meeting Minutes – November 14, 2017



Other New Business: None


Comments from Officers:  There were none.


Public Comments:  Bruce Beste asked about the bids for the statue project.




Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors’ Meeting, December 12, 2017 – 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15PM.






Jo Ann Pohlman, Clerk                                                  Jim Janssen, 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.