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July 10, 2007: Minutes




July 10, 2007


The July 10, 2007 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Pohlman at 7:35PM at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall with those in attendance including:  Supervisors Butch Eggen and Jerry Pohlman, Treasurer Terrie Hoff, Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman, a reporter from the Voyageur Sentinel, and 2 members of the community.  Supervisor Jim Janssen was absent.


Additions to the Agenda:  There were none.


Minutes – A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry, to approve the minutes of the 6/12/07 Supervisors’ Meeting.  Butch and Jerry voted in favor and the motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report – Terrie read the June Cash Balances and presented the bills as follows:  Couri, MacArthur & Ruppe – $168.75; CLVTB – $3,413.35; CLVFD – $23,000.00 and Payroll – $436.39.   A motion was made by Jerry, supported by Butch, to approve the Treasurer’s Report as read and the payment of bills.  Butch and Jerry 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 reported that she had requested that Gary Cerkvenik ask MN Power for an updated Purchase Agreement with current dates.  That update has not come yet.   Ruth will pursue with MN Power directly.  A letter was sent to Nancy Larson of the USFS to update her on the current status of the land exchange.


Community Action Plan Update Committee Report:  There was no report.




Summer Short Course-Grand Rapids, July 27th:  A motion was made by Jerry, supported by Butch to approve expenses for officers attending the meeting.  Jerry and Butch voted in favor and the motion carried.


Other New Business:  Terrie asked if anyone felt that a Budget Committee was needed prior to the Reconvened Annual Meeting.  All agreed that it would not be necessary.


Comments from Officers:  Terrie thanked Ruth for including Town Board members at the NE MN Sustainable Development Partnership meeting and luncheon on Monday.  Jerry echoed Terrie’s statement.  Butch commented that the flexible zoning device draft presented by the County Planning Department would be advantageous for citizens.  He also stated that he did not feel the Board needed to endorse the draft or attend the hearing.




Ruth L. Carlson asked if the ordinance changes were being generated by the County.  The answer was yes. She also thanked the Board and community members that attended the NE MN Sustainable Development Partnership seminar. She stated that the Partnership was interested in continued funding assistance for the Township.


Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors’ Meeting, August 7, 2007 – 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall

Reconvened Annual Meeting immediately following.

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.