TOWN OF CRANE LAKE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ MEETING
March 12, 2019
The March 12, 2019 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Jim Janssen at 6:29PM at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall with those in attendance including: Supervisors Katie Congdon and Jim Janssen; Treasurer Traci Bak; Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman; and 4 members of the community. Supervisor Jerry Pohlman was absent.
Additions to the Agenda: There were none.
Minutes – A motion was made by Katie, supported by Jim, to approve the minutes of the 2/12/19 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report –The February Cash Balances were read and the bills were presented as follows: Backus Community Center – $100.00; Lutefisk Tech. – $736.25; Costin Group, Inc. – $1,521.20; ARI – $5,758.34; Lake Country Power – $146.56; CLVTB – $785.94; and Payroll – $890.70. A motion was made by Katie, supported by Jim, 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.
Costin Group Report: An email from Gary Cerkvenik stated that he discussed the campground and visitor center funding with Rep. Ecklund. They agreed that the current bill will be referred to another committee, Capital Investment. Gary will let the Board know of future hearings and his request for attendance by someone from the community.
VNP-Visitor Center/Campsite: Committee Report: There was no report from the Committee. A resolution was forwarded to the Board by Mike Larson of S.E.H. with the request that it be passed at this meeting. A motion was made by Jim, supported by Katie, to adopt Resolution #2019-04 for a grant application to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) Environment and Natural Resources and Trust Fund for design, permitting, site preparation and construction funding for the Township’s Campground and Visitor Center Project. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Grounds Clean-up; Docks; and CIC Covenants/Unit 13: No reports.
ATV Use: Please see the report in the Annual Meeting Minutes.
Trails Report: There was no report.
Land Use Project: Because the community is so involved in developing the Visitor Center/Campground area, the development of the Land Exchange area will be addressed later on.
IRRRB Voyageur Statue Work: Please see the report in the Annual Meeting Minutes. In addition, the grant has been updated and invoices will be submitted for reimbursement.
Scott’s Seaplane Base: The Agreement with S.E.H. for the feasibility study was signed and the revised state grant request letter was sent to the Office of Aeronautics. A motion was made by Jim, supported by Katie, to approve acceptance of the grant when received. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
New Computers: A motion was
made by Jim, supported by Katie, to remain with Lutefisk Technologies and
purchase two new computers for the Township at $1,158.12 each. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Town of Crane Lake Meeting Minutes – March 12, 2019
2019 Spring Short Course: A motion was made by Jim, supported by Katie, to approve expenses for anyone wishing to attend. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Town Law Review: No one will be attending the conference.
Iron Range Broad Band Resolution: A request was made by the St. Louis County Association of Townships for support from local townships by way of a resolution requesting St. Louis County to take the lead in broad band development in the area. A motion was made by Jim, supported by Katie, to adopt Resolution #2019-05 in support of the area broad band efforts. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Other New Business: None
Comments from Officers: There were none.
Public Comments: Butch Eggen expressed interest in renting one of the Township dock spaces, should they become available.
Next Meeting: Board of Supervisors’ Meeting – April 9, 2019 – 5:30PM, Fellowship Hall
Board of Appeal & Equalization Meeting – April 17, 2017 – 10:00AM, Fellowship Hall
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:50PM.
Jo Ann Pohlman, Clerk Jim Janssen, Vice-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.