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July 8, 2008: Minutes




July 8, 2008



The July 8, 2008 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Pohlman at 7:35PM at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall with the Pledge of Allegiance recited by those in attendance including:  Supervisors Jerry Pohlman and Butch Eggen, Treasurer Terrie Hoff, Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman, a reporter from the Voyageur Sentinel 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 6/10/08 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.  Jerry and Butch voted in favor and the motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report – Terrie read the June Cash Balances and presented the bills as follows:  St. Louis County Auditor – $5,398.31; McCahill Publishing – $19.50; CLVTB – $2,029.39 and Payroll – $604.16. A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry, 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 was not present to report.


Community Development Update:  There was no report.


Propane:  Jim Janssen was not present to report.


CLWSD Dialogue:  There was no meeting of the Committee to report.


Assessment Service:  Vidmar Appraisals has agreed to the addendum to the agreement for assessment services and will provide assessment services for 2008/2009.


Speed Bump Request-Gold Coast Road:  The Board discussed the letter received from St. Louis County Public Works Department resulting from their discussion with Cathy Erickson of the Speed Hump Committee.  The cost of the humps would be about $2,932.00 each and three were recommended.  The Town would be responsible for purchase of the humps; St. Louis County would install and maintain the humps at no cost.  They would be removed in September and reinstalled in May.  St. Louis County would store them.  Issues that arose were:  Would the Town be liable for vehicle or individual injury as a result of the humps? Would this possibly lead to Township ownership of roads?  $9,000.00 is not in the budget.  A suggestion was made to explore courtesy signage (placed on personal property, not in right-of-way); i.e. Welcome to CraneLake, please slow down.  The issue was tabled until there is a full Board in attendance.


Community Celebration:  Terrie stated that tickets would soon be printed and distributed to local businesses.  A press release was sent to newspapers including Duluth, Virginia, and Hibbing.


Culvert:  Nothing new to report.



Summer Short Course – Grand Rapids, August 1, 2008:  A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry to approve course attendance fees and mileage for those wishing to attend.  Butch and Jerry voted in favor and the motion carried.


Budget Committee Meeting:  Jo Ann will send a copy of the proposed budget to the Budget Committee for review.  A meeting will be called upon committee member request.


Town of Crane Lake Meeting Minutes – July 8, 2008



Other New Business:  There was none.


Comments from Officers:  Butch said the 4th of July Parade and Fireworks were fantastic and thanked all that participated in the organization of the event.


PUBLIC COMMENTS – There were none.



Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors’ Meeting, August 12, 2008 – 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall

Reconvened Annual Meeting, August 12, 2008 – 8:30PM, Fellowship Hall



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:50PM.






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.