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July 12, 2011: Board of Supervisors Meeting



July 12, 2011


The July 12, 2011 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Pohlman at 7:40PM at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall with the Pledge of Allegiance recited by those in attendance including: Supervisors Butch Eggen and Jerry Pohlman, Treasurer Terrie Hoff, Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman, St. Louis County Commissioners Mike Forsman and Keith Nelson, and 1 member 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 6/14/2011 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report – Terrie read the June Cash Balances and presented the bills as follows:  Jeff Sanborn – $50.00; Jan Jackson – $4,200.00; IRS – $351.33; CLVTB – $2,528.43; CLVFD – $25,000.00 and Payroll – $617.90.  A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry, 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.




Assessment Services:  Jan Jackson provided a report of the 2009/2010 season and provided a plan for the 2010/2011 season.  Butch asked Commissioners Mike Forsman and Keith Nelson if it was common to see an adversarial relationship between private assessors that contract with townships and the St. Louis County Assessor’s Department.  Commissioner Forsman responded that the issue does exist but on a low level and certainly not with all private assessors.


Land Exchange/Community Property Project: There was no report.


CLWSD Report:  Rob Scott reported that the lift station is up and running following the explosion incident and that Jim Pohlman is healing.  Rutchasky Enterprises is filling in for Jim in his absence.  They will also be installing the heat tape for the sewer pipe in the culvert area.  The County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 24 Extension of sewer service is nearly complete.  Gary Cerkvenik continues to work on funding through the VNP Joint Powers Board.  Fryberger, Buchanan will be requested to look into the mediate process with RLK.


NEW BUSINESS – There was none


Other New Business:  There was none.

Comments from Officers:  Terrie asked when another coat of asphalt would be applied in the culvert area.  This will be done following the heat tape installation.  A community member asked Terrie if the speed hump that is usually installed by the Norway Lodge driveway could be placed elsewhere.  Responses were that the speed humps are placed at a particular distance apart and cannot be arbitrarily placed.  There is a natural speed hump at that location with the unfinished paving.  Commissioner Nelson stated that the County does not set the rules for speed hump placement, MNDOT does.  The County does provide advice to MNDOT.  Butch thanked Terrie for her yearly efforts on the fireworks.


PUBLIC COMMENTS – Commissioners Forsman and Nelson thanked the Board for inviting them to the meeting.


Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors’ Meeting – August 9, 2011, 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.