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9/13/16 Minutes



September 13, 2016


The September 13, 2016 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting was called to order by Chairman Jim Janssen at 7:30PM 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 4 members of the community.





Additions to the Agenda: There were none.


Minutes – A motion was made by Jerry, supported by Butch, to approve the minutes of the 8/16/16 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting and the 8/23/16 Special Board of Supervisors’ Meeting. All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report –The August Cash Balances were read and the bills were presented as follows: Costin Group – $1,110.07; Postmaster – $47.00; Crane Lake Visitor & Tourism Bureau – $18,235.27; and Payroll – $880.36.  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 she had written a letter to US Forest Service Supervisor Connie Cummins requesting her assistance in completing the Land Exchange. Copies were sent to the Township Board, Attorney Huck Andresen, and US Forest Service Realty Specialist Elizabeth Schlief.  Receipt of the letter was confirmed by all but Huck Andresen. The correction deed is currently with the US Forest Service attorneys.


Jacque Eggen Memorial Fund: There was nothing new to report.


Costin Group Report: There was no report.


Crane Lake Road Repair: The directional signs have been removed and are available should anyone want them.  Jim will look into getting the signs.  This item will be removed from the agenda.


VNP-Visitor Center/Campsite: Gary Cerkvenik is working on acquiring funding for the purchase of the Braaten property.


Frontier Internet: New equipment has been installed; and some businesses have improved service. Improvement will continue.


ATV Use: Bruce Beste reported the following: There is a ribbon cutting of the 180 road scheduled for October 5th with Representative Rick Nolan attending.  The ribbon cutting may be postponed due to a recent report request from the US Fish and Wild Life.  Bruce will request that Gary Cerkvenik look into this.  There will be an ATV meeting at Voyagaire on Wednesday, September 14th at 7PM.  All are invited to attend.


Trails Report: There was no report.


Crane Lake Comprehensive Plan: There was nothing new to report.


MN Dot Aeronautics: There was nothing new to report.


Hospital Levies: There was nothing new to report. This item will be removed from the agenda.


Town of Crane Lake Meeting Minutes – September 13, 2016




NEW BUSINESS – There was none.


Other New Business: There was none.


Comments from Officers: Butch reminded everyone that Rep. Rob Ecklund would be at Voyagaire from 6 to 9PM on Wednesday, September 14th to meet and talk with people.


Public Comments: Carl Anderson asked what Rob Ecklund had done for the community.  Those present responded that he had not been in office long but that he had remained in contact with people.  Carl also asked what the plan is for the VNP visitor center and voiced his concern of park buildings or an RV park being next to his property, which he felt may affect his property value.  He noted that businesses and residents may have different concerns.  The Board assured Carl that there would be numerous meetings prior to any decisions being made and urged his attendance, assuming the Township is able to purchase the Braaten property for a visitor center.



Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors’ Meeting – October 11, 2016, 7:30PM – Fellowship Hall



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30PM.






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.