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4/9/13 Minutes

April 9, 2013

The April 9, 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 Butch Eggen and Jerry Pohlman, Treasurer Terrie Hoff, and Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman. Supervisor Jim Janssen arrived during Correspondence.


Additions to the Agenda: There were none.

Minutes – A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry, to approve the minutes of the 3/12/2013 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting. All voted in favor and the motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report – Terrie read the March Cash Balances and presented the bills as follows: Ruth L. Carlson – $50.00; Crane Lake Sustainable Land Corp. – $1,750.00; IRS – $352.47; CLVTB – $779.50 and Payroll – $522.00. A motion was made by Jerry, supported by Butch, 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.


Land Exchange/Community Property Project: Ruth L. Carlson submitted the following: The Forest Service is preparing a check list for moving forward toward completing the exchange. There were no issues generated on the environmental assessment, so there should not be any delays with a decision notice being signed. The appraisals have been reviewed and approved by the Forest Service. Finally after paying for the appraisals we have knowledge of the contents. Consultant Dave Schmidt has provided us with the results. We believe the results will be workable among the Corporation members. The corporation will meet later in April for final acceptance. The RGGS Co in Texas, owners of the mineral rights on the Vermilion River property was contacted. We were directed to a local contact Larry Lindholm, in Virginia. When contacted he informed us that the mineral rights are not for sale. This may be a moot point for the Forest Service as the St. Louis County Vermilion River Plan prohibits mining in the river corridor. We received a letter from Mr. Lindholm, informing us that the rights are not for sale. We believe this letter and the St. Louis County Vermilion River Plan will be all that will be needed by the Forest Service concerning the mineral rights. No other action has been taken.

CLWSD Report: Rob Scott submitted the following: We have had two ongoing issues with our treatment plant and collection system. At the plant we have found a solution to our concern with suspended solids in the treatment process. We have implemented a procedural change including different chemicals that has corrected the issue. We have a frozen line on the Bowser Court lateral and are working the issue. The district continues to work funding requests. I testified last week in St. Paul requesting legacy grant funding support for the district at the Legacy Fund committee hearing. We have received notification that our state bonding grant request is included in the Governor’s and State House legislation. Within two weeks we should hear if we are included in the Senate version. No changes in the status of Federal fund requests. The ongoing case between CLWSD vs. RLK continues. The result of a conference call last week between AAA, RLK, and our lawyer has resulted in getting closer to finalizing the arbitration date and location. We received our first quarterly payment from DNR and the agreement is for one year. DNR has agreed to renew the contract for at least three more years. The CLWSD board approved S.E.H. to start the preliminary design for the Handberg Road extension. We are still waiting for Federal funding allocation to receive $30,000.00 in Search Grant funds to cover this engineering work.

Assessor Status Report: The County reported that there wasn’t anything pressing at this time.

Jacque Eggen Memorial Fund: There was no update.

VNP Reservations & Fees Letter: The board members agreed that there was no need for a letter.

Town of Crane Lake Meeting Minutes – April 9, 2013

Treasurer Position: Terrie Hoff announced that she would be retiring from the Treasurer position at the end of April. The Board accepted her resignation.

Tobacco License Approvals: A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry, to adopt Resolution No. 2013-03 approving the issuance of a tobacco products license for Scotts of Crane Lake d/b/a Scotts Seaplane Base, Store & Service for the year ending the 31st day of December, 2013. All voted in favor and the motion carried. A motion was made by Jim, supported by Jerry, knowing that he had a conflict as an owner of Nelson’s Resort, to adopt Resolution No. 2013-04 approving the issuance of a tobacco products license for Nelson’s Resort, Inc. d/b/a Nelson’s Resort, Inc. for the year ending the 31st day of December, 2013. Jim and Jerry voted in favor, Butch abstained and the motion carried.

Early Tax Distribution: The Board agreed that an early tax distribution was not needed.

Other New Business: There was none.

Comments from Officers: Terrie said it had been a pleasure being on the Board and that she would miss everyone. Everyone responded that she would be greatly missed. Jo Ann reminded everyone that Spring Clean-Up Day was set for Saturday, April 27th at 4PM with Sunday, April 28th set as the rain date.

PUBLIC COMMENTS – There were none.

Next Meeting: Board of Appeal Meeting, May 2, 2013 – 2:00PM, Fellowship Hall
Board of Supervisors Meeting, May 14, 2013 – 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00PM.


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.