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August 12, 2008: Minutes




August 12, 2008



The August 12, 2008 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Pohlman 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 Terrie Hoff, Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman, a reporter from the Voyageur Sentinel and 8 members of the community.


Additions to the Agenda:  There were none.


Minutes – A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jim, to approve the minutes of the 7/08/08 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report – Terrie read the July Cash Balances and presented the bills as follows:  Arthur Eggen – $85.85; CLVFD – $24,000.00; CLWSD – $1,033.33; Fryberger, Buchanan – $7,282.54; Border State Bank – $1,180.56; MAT – $10.00; CLVTB – $12,824.97 and Payroll – $421.01. A motion was made by Jim, 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 stated that there was not much new to report.  The wheels of government are grinding slowly.  Ruth contacted Nancy Larson of the USFS to see if there was anything the Township should be doing to accelerate the land exchange.  Nancy’s response was no.


Community Development Update:  There was no report.


Propane:  Jim Janssen stated that property, a tank, a truck and a licensed driver would be needed for the Township to provide propane to community residents. It was decided to abandon the project because there would be more liabilities than benefits.


CLWSD Dialogue:  There was no meeting of the Committee to report.


Speed Bump Request-Gold Coast Road:  The Board discussed the issue again stating that there were no funds earmarked in the current budget for the project.  Cathy Erickson was thanked for her work on the project.  It was agreed to see what would transpire at the following Reconvened Annual Meeting.


Community Celebration:  All arrangements have been made; the tickets are available for sale at Nelson’s, Voyagaire, and Handberg’s.  There will be a final committee meeting on August 25th. Ads will be in the Voyageur Sentinel, the Cook News-Herald and on WEVE.


Culvert:  Butch attended a meeting this afternoon with Rob Scott representing the CLWSD and Chris Morris, St. Louis County Bridge Engineer. They discussed the moving of the sewer main during construction of the culvert.  The expense to move the sewer line is the responsibility of the utility and the CLWSD does not have the funds.  The County does want to complete the project this fall.  The County is exploring the possibility of doing the work and billing the CLWSD.  The concept of combining the planned walkways on either side (safety and beautification) of the culvert and the culvert replacement to request funding will be explored.


Town of Crane Lake Meeting Minutes – August 12, 2008



Summer Short Course – Grand Rapids, August 1, 2008:  Three members of the Board planned to attend, but were unable to do so.  There was no report.


Election Filing:  Candidate filing for the November 4, 2008 Annual Election will open on 8/26/08 and end at 5PM on September 10, 2008.  One supervisor position and the clerk position will be determined at this election.  Filing notices are posted.  Filing for the Cook/Orr Healthcare District Board is open from August 6 until August 20th.  All positions are filed with the Township Clerk.


Election Judge Appointment – Primary:  A Recommendation for Election Judge Appointment was presented to the Board for approval.  A motion was made by Jim, supported by Butch to appointment the following to serve as election judges for the Primary Election with Shirley Sanborn as head judge:  Charlotte Bystrom, Ginny Marshall, Joan Olson and Shirley Sanborn.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Couri, MacArthur & Ruppe Rate Increase:  Rates were increased from $150 to $155 per hour for general legal work and from $165 to $170 per hour for development work, effective January 1, 2009.

Other New Business:  There was none.


Comments from Officers:  There were none.


PUBLIC COMMENTS – There were none.



Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors’ Meeting, September 9, 2008 – 8:15PM, Fellowship Hall, following the Primary                                     Elections.



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:55PM.






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.