August 10, 2004: Reconvened Annual Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF CRANE LAKE
RECONVENED ANNUAL MEETING
August 10, 2004
The August 10, 2004 Reconvened Annual Meeting was called to order by Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman at 8:10PM at the Groomer Garage with Supervisors Mark Anderson, Jerry Pohlman, and Jim Janssen, Treasurer Jacque L. Eggen, Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman, Moderator Butch Eggen, a reporter from the Voyageur Sentinel and 9 members of the community in attendance.
Clerk Jo Ann explained that this meeting was the Reconvened meeting of the Annual meeting of March 9, 2004; the purpose being to approve a levy amount for 2005. She explained that everyone was welcome to participate in the meeting, but only registered voters in the Town of Crane Lake would be voting. She further explained that the Town Supervisors do not conduct the meeting. Butch Eggen was elected on March 9th to be the Moderator. She then turned the meeting over to Butch.
Moderator Butch Reviewed the procedure that would be followed to arrive at the levy for 2005 and explained that voting would be done by show of hands. Butch then asked Shirley Sanborn and asked for another volunteer to assist with the counting. Terrie Hoff volunteered and Shirley Sanborn accepted the appointment.
Butch asked Township Treasurer and Budget Committee Chairman Jacque Eggen to review the proposed budget for 2005. Jacque reviewed each item on the Township Budget and asked if there were any questions. There were none. Jacque then stated that the Fire Protection portion of the levy request was $43, 730, which was the same amount requested for 2004 and which was supported by the Town Supervisors. Moderator Butch asked if there were any questions. Terrie Hoff stated that she felt the Fire Department was doing a good job at keeping expenses to a minimum and thanked the Township for lowering the levy. There were no more questions or comments.
Butch asked for a motion to approve the Township portion of the levy amount of $32,000. A motion was made by Mark Anderson, supported by Missy Scott, to approve the Township portion of the levy amount of $32,000. Butch asked if there was any discussion. There was none. Butch then called for a show of hands vote for the levy amount. 13 voted yes. Butch asked for a show of hands vote against the levy amount. 2 voted no. Motion carried.
Butch asked for a motion to approve the Fire Protection portion of the levy amount of $43,730. A motion was made by Ruth L. Carlson, supported by Jim Janssen, to approve the Fire Protection portion of the levy amount of $43,730. Butch asked if there was any discussion. There was none. Butch called for a show of hands vote for the levy amount. 15 voted yes. Butch asked for a show of hands vote against the levy amount. 0 voted no. Motion carried.
Moderator Butch stated that the total levy amount of $75,730 to be sent to the County Auditor in September had been approved.
The 2005 Annual Meeting will be the second Tuesday in March at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall at 8:15PM.
A motion was made by Shirley Sanborn, supported by Jim Pohlman, to adjourn the meeting at 8:20PM. Motion carried.
Jo Ann Pohlman, Clerk Butch Eggen, Moderator