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December 13, 2011: Board of Supervisors Meeting



December 13, 2011


The December 13, 2011 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, and Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman.




Additions to the Agenda:  A letter from Representative Chip Cravaack was added to New Business.


Minutes – A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry, to approve the minutes of the 11/8/2011 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report – Terrie read the November Cash Balances and presented the bills as follows:  St. Louis County Auditor – $91.28; Lutefisk Tech. – $296.65; MAT Agency – $205.00; CL Chapel – $350.00; CLWSD – $125.00; CLVTB – $2,876.96; CLVFD – $25,000.00 and Payroll – $499.97. 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: Butch reported that letters had been sent out to community members affected by the Land Exchange by the USFS requesting comments on the proposed action.  Comments will help determine the scope of analysis, and comments leading to environmental issues will assist in developing alternatives and analyzing environmental effects.  The Township will send a letter with favorable comments regarding the scoping process of the Crane Lake Land Exchange.


CLWSD Report:  Rob Scott provided a written report to the Board.  The plant and collection system are operating within standards.  The legal mediation with RLK is now tentatively scheduled for January.  The work on the heat tape over the new culvert is being completed.  All costs for this work will be covered by St. Louis County. The CSAH 24 expansion project is complete; however, there are some ongoing issues with the final pay estimate that could result in mediation between CLWSD and the contractor, USA.    Rob will be asking for a supplemental grant of $40,000 at the Joint Powers Board meeting on Wednesday to cover costs over the expansion bid.  The District received $250,000 in grant funds and the total project cost estimates are $290,000.  A rate budget review was conducted and there will be a 3% rate increase for 2012.


Census Numbers:  The Census Bureau has been contacted regarding a dispute of the number of people counted in Crane Lake during the 2010 Census.





Tobacco License Renewals:  A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry, to adopt Resolution No. 2011-05 approving the issuance of a tobacco products license to VHB, Inc. d/b/a Voyagaire Lodge and Houseboats for the year ending the 31st day of December, 2012 and Resolution No. 2011-06 approving the issuance of a tobacco products license for Crane Lake Bar & Grill, LLC d/b/a Crane Lake Bar & Grill for the year ending the 31st day of December, 2012.  Butch and Jerry voted in favor, Jim abstained and the motion carried.


Fire Protection Contract:  The 2012 fire protection services agreement between the Town of Crane Lake and the Crane Lake Volunteer Fire Department will be sent to the Fire Chief for signature and return.


Representative Chip Cravaack Letter:  A letter dated 11/18/11 was received from Representative Chip Cravaack offering access to mobile offices.  The Board did not act on the letter.


Town of Crane Lake Board of Supervisors’ Meeting Minutes – December 13, 2011




Other New Business:  There was none.

Comments from Officers:  There were none.

PUBLIC COMMENTS – There were none.



Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors’ Meeting – January 10, 2012, 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00PM.






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.