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February 8, 2011: Board of Supervisors Meeting



February 8, 2011


The February 8, 2011 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Pohlman at 7:50PM at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall with those in attendance including:  Supervisors Butch Eggen, Jim Janssen and Jerry Pohlman, Treasurer Terrie Hoff and Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman.




Additions to the Agenda:  There were none.


Minutes – A motion was made by Jim, supported by Jerry, to approve the minutes of the 1/11/2011 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report – Terrie read the January Cash Balances and presented the bills as follows:  St. Louis County Association of Townships – $425.52, CLVTB – $1,277.20 and Payroll – $499.97.  A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jim, 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: There was no report.


CLWSD Report:  Jo Ann read Rob Scott’s report. All finances seem to be in order with a positive cash flow.  An annual payment of interest only on the District’s loans was paid to USDA RD. A request is being made to the Board of Supervisors to approve payment of half the expense for computer equipment needs. The JPB approved the distribution of funds for the extension work.  The District approved S.E.H. to provide engineering services for the ESA expansion effort, which will be a follow on to the completed JPB Comprehensive Plan. The plant’s issue with excess suspended solids has been reported to the MPCA and is being resolved. An additional maintenance person will be hired for the plant.




Computer Backup Expenses:  A request was made by the Clerk for an expenditure of approximately $400 for a computer files backup system, a battery backup for power surges and a phone.  The CLWSD has agreed to share in the cost.  A motion was made by Jim, supported by Butch, to pay half the expenses for the equipment.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.

Donation Requests – Cook Library, County Fair:  The Board did not approve the unbudgeted requests.


Other New Business:  There was none.


Comments from Officers:  Jo Ann reminded the Board members that the Spring Short Courses were coming up.


PUBLIC COMMENTS – There were none.


Next Meeting:    Annual Town Meeting, March 8, 2011 – 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall

Board of Supervisors’ Meeting – Immediately Following



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:05PM.





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.