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August 18, 2006: Special Board Meeting Minutes



August 18, 2006



The August 18, 2006 Special 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, Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman, Treasurer Terrie Hoff, a reporter from the Voyageur Sentinel and 3 members of the community.




Chairman Jerry explained that the purpose of the meeting was to declare that the interests of the Town required a special town meeting to be held regarding the land exchange and asked that Ruth L. Carlson explain further.


Ruth thanked the Board of Supervisors for this Special Board meeting to vote on a statement which will give the electors a vote on the purchase of land for the land exchange.  The process of the land exchange which includes the financing is a long slow process.  We are trying to work through the maze of legal technicalities.  Announcement of the Special Town Meeting, having been set at the last meeting, will be published in the paper as recommended by legal advice.  The Purchase Agreement, after having been fine tuned by the lawyers, was received this afternoon. It is an unsigned document but will give a financial picture of the land purchase project.  It is not required by law to publish the document; however, the Board may wish to publish as well as post.  The next step for the Town Board of Supervisors will be to decide on the manner in which the financing will be arranged.  The decision for the Supervisors will be to choose from one of the following types of financing; establish a Certificate of Indebtedness, a Bond Issue, or a Lease Purchase Agreement.  This decision will not be required until after the August 29th meeting.


The Board and those present discussed the issue.  Ruth volunteered to assist the Clerk in writing an informational piece for posting and possible publishing to better explain the issue for the public.


A motion was made by Jim, supported by Butch, to approve the Statement of the Town Board calling for a Special Town Meeting to seek electoral authorization to acquire certain real property for the purpose of locating a future town hall, park, green space and for potential development purposes on August 29, 2006 at 7:30 PM at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall.  Jim, Butch, and Jerry voted in favor and the motion carried.



The meeting was adjourned at 7:45PM






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.