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5/14/13 Minutes




May 14, 2013


The May 14, 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, Deputy Treasurer Ruth L. Carlson, and Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman.  Supervisor Jim Janssen arrived during Correspondence.


Ruth L. Carlson was notified of her appointment as Treasurer and took the Oath of Office.




Additions to the Agenda:  There were none.


Minutes – A motion was made by Jerry, supported by Butch, to approve the minutes of the 4/9/2013 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting and 5/2/13 Board of Appeal Meeting.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report – Ruth read the April Cash Balances and presented the bills as follows:  Timberjay – $53.82; Lutefisk Tech. – $31.90; CLVTB – $35.46; Crane Lake Voyageur Days – $1,500.00 and Payroll – $660.52.  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.




Land Exchange/Community Property Project: Ruth L. Carlson reported that the Land Exchange is moving along and should be completed in the final quarter of this year, 2013.  Prior to completion the Forest Service wishes the Town to have easements in place with any property owners who will be affected by the exchange.  The corporation lawyer has prepared drafts of the necessary paperwork, which has been sent to the Board.  The following action was taken by the Board at the recommendation of the Corporation.  A motion was made by Jim, supported by Jerry to adopt Resolution No. 2013-05 Authorizing and Ratifying Certain Actions Regarding a Land Exchange with the United States Forest Service.  Jim and Jerry voted in favor, Butch abstained and the motion carried.  A motion was made by Jerry, supported by Jim, to approve easements related to the land exchange as recommended by Attorney Melissa, with Lake Country Power, Crane Lake Fire Department, Crane Lake Water & Sanitary District and private property owners who have property on the snowmobile trail, and enter into an agreement with the Frontier Telephone Co. to continue the lease entered into with the Forest Service.  Jerry and Jim voted in favor, Butch abstained and the motion carried.


CLWSD Report:  Rob Scott submitted the following:  The treatment plant is operating within standards and all previous issues corrected with suspended solids.  The litigation process continues awaiting approval of an agreed upon arbitrator and setting a date for the arbitration.  Preliminary work has started on the Handberg Road extension.  Test drilling was done last week and the engineer is working on the initial design.  It looks like the project will be phased based on the availability of grant funds.  The next JPB meeting is scheduled for May 22nd.  The board is working with VLD on the sewer options.  The engineer is involved and will be at the June meeting to go over the initial set of options.


Assessor Status Report:  The Board discussed assessor status.


Jacque Eggen Memorial Fund:  There was no update.


Town of Crane Lake Meeting Minutes – May 14, 2013





Computer Purchase:  A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry, to purchase two new Township laptops with new operating systems and external hard drives.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.



Other New Business:  There was none.

Comments from Officers:  Everyone welcomed Ruth to the Board and thanked her for stepping in.


PUBLIC COMMENTS – There were none.


Next Meeting:    Reconvened Board of Appeal Meeting, May 20, 2013 – 2:00PM, Fellowship Hall

Board of Supervisors Meeting, June 11, 2013 – 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall



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







Jo Ann Pohlman, Clerk                                                  Jerry Pohlman, Chairman
























This draft of the Crane   LakeTownship 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.