August 12, 2003: Reconvene Minutes
The August 12, 2003 Reconvened Annual Meeting was called to order by Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman at 8:30PM at the Groomer Garage with Supervisors Ruth L. Carlson, Mark R. Anderson and Terrie H. Hoff, Treasurer Jacque L. Eggen, Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman, Moderator Butch Eggen, reporters from the Cook News-Herald, Voyageur Sentinel and Timberjay and 50 members of the community in attendance.
Clerk Jo Ann explained that this meeting was the Reconvened meeting of the Annual meeting of March 11, 2003; the purpose being to approve a levy amount for 2004. 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 11 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 2004 and explained that voting would be done by paper ballot.
Butch asked Township Treasurer and Budget Committee Chairman Jacque Eggen to review the proposed budget for 2004. Jacque thanked the members who served on the Committee – Ruth L. Carlson, Jo Ann Pohlman, Michael White, and Dee Kuder. She then reviewed each item on the budget and stated that Rob Scott would address the Community Priority Project Fund. Moderator Butch asked if there were any questions. There were none.
Rob Scott was asked to address the $10,000 Community Priority Project Fund item on the budget. Rob did so sighting the Crane Lake Community Action Plan (CAP) as the basis for the creation of the fund and recommended that the township budget for 2004 establish the Community Priority Project Fund if the desire of the community was to support the CAP mission statement. Moderator Butch asked if there were any questions. There were none.
Butch asked for a motion to approve the Township portion of the levy amount of $37,502. A motion was made by Jacque Eggen, supported by Jeff Sanborn to approve the Township portion of the levy amount of $37,502. Butch asked if there was any discussion. There was none. Butch then asked Carole Scott and Rod Crain to assist Clerk Jo Ann with the voting by paper ballot. The total ballots cast was 50 with 44 voting yes and 6 voting no. Motion carried.
Fire Chief Jeff Sanborn was asked for his presentation for the Fire Protection portion of the levy. Chief Sanborn stated that Crane Lake Volunteer Fire Department Treasurer Deena Congdon worked very hard on the figures and that there was not much of an increase. The levy amount would include funding for equipment replacement. Chief Sanborn asked if there were any questions. There were none.
Butch asked for a motion to approve the Fire Protection portion of the levy in the amount of $43,730. A motion was made by Ruth L. Carlson, supported by Bill Congdon to approve the Fire Protection portion of the levy in the amount of $43,730. Butch asked if there was any discussion. Ruth L. Carlson stated that the First Responders are included in the Fire Department and reminded the community of the life that was saved by the Fire Department and First Responders this summer. Doug Marshall said they saved his sons life a couple of years ago also. Bill Congdon requested that the vote be done by standing vote rather than paper ballot. Moderator Butch agreed and requested that Rod Crain and Carole Scott count. Total voting yes was 49 with none voting no. Motion carried.
Moderator Butch stated that the total levy amount of $81,232 to be sent to the County Auditor in September had been approved.
The 2004 Annual Meeting will be the second Tuesday in March at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall at 8:15PM.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:05PM
Jo Ann Pohlman, Clerk Butch Eggen, Moderator