Crane Lake Township

Current Topics

June 12, 2012: Board of Supervisors Meeting



June 12, 2012


The June 12, 2012 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Pohlman at 7:30PM at the Crane Lake Fire Hall with the Pledge of Allegiance recited by those in attendance including: Supervisors Butch Eggen, Jim Janssen & Jerry Pohlman, Treasurer Terrie Hoff and Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman.





Additions to the Agenda: Election training mileage was added to New Business


Minutes – A motion was made by Jim, supported by Butch, to approve the minutes of the 5/8/2012 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report – Terrie read the May Cash Balances and presented the bills as follows:  Cook News-Herald – $57.40; Lutefisk Tech. – $63.75; MAT Agency – $988.00; Crane Lake Sustainable Land Corp. – $250.00; CLVTB – $66.98; and Payroll – $642.77. 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 said there was nothing new to report.


CLWSD Report:  Rob Scott provided a written report to the Board.

  • The plant continues to operate with no significant problems and standards were met for the month of May.
  • A response has not been received to the District’s letter to the DNR dated May 26th outlining a summary of the District’s concerns.  A phone call was made to the DNR and the District should receive a response in the next couple of weeks.
  • The mediation meeting with RLK scheduled for 6/13/12 was rescheduled for July 23rd due to RLK requesting additional time to review the District’s submission.  This is a reasonable request given the recent information provided by S.E.H. that supports the District’s case.
  • The District has a request into St. Louis County for additional funds for the cost overruns for the CSAH 24 expansion project and the uncovered costs for the sewer work done at the new box culvert.
  • Preliminary work continues on the Handberg Road expansion project:  Representative Dill is moving forward to include the project in the 2013 State bonding bill.  The amount of the request is 2 million dollars.  The engineering services grant request is being worked at the JPB.


Assessor Status Report:  MN Department of Revenue is currently reviewing the status of Jan’s work with a report due soon.  No report has been received to date.


Street Lights on Gold Coast Road:  Jim researched the cost of installing street lights from the Stahnke property to Voyagaire Lodge on Gold Coast Road and found that the electric bill alone would be approximately $2,856 per year to the Township.  A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry, that this is not an expense the Township wishes to incur at this time.  Butch and Jerry voted in favor, Jim abstained and the motion carried.


DNR Public Water Access Proposal: The Board has not received a response to the letter sent to the DNR on February 16th outlining the Township’s concerns with the proposed option to purchase Water’s Edge RV Park.  The Board agreed to send a follow-up letter to the DNR including a copy of the Township’s letter of February 16th and requesting information on an Economic Impact Statement procedure.



 Town of Crane Lake Board of Supervisors’ Meeting Minutes – June 12, 2012






Jacque Eggen Memorial Fund:  The Board discussed expenditure of the $2,115.00 Fund created by the Tourism Industry of  MN.  The Board agreed that the location should be on the southern end of the culvert on the pond side.  Butch will call the County for their input on site selection.  A memorial bench, Juniper bushes, and trees are still being considered.   Work will continue on the project.


High Speed Internet:  More information is still needed.


Speed Hump Placement:  The southern most speed hump was moved because the holes in the pavement for bolt placement were worn out in the previous location.





Request for Early Tax Distribution:  The Board agreed to decline the option of early tax distribution.


2012 Summer Short Course Pre-Registration:  No one from the Board will be attending the Summer Short Course.


ATV Use on Roads:  Community members have asked about ATV use on roads.  Jim asked for and received the Board’s permission to speak to the County Attorney regarding the procedure to allow ATV use on roads in Crane Lake.


Computer Updates:  The Township Webmaster has alerted the Board that the current operating system on the Township computers will soon be obsolete.  The Township has budgeted for computer updates.


Election Training:  A motion was made by Jerry, supported by Jim, to approve mileage expenses for Clerk training in Clinton Township next week.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Other New Business:  There was none.

Comments from Officers:  Butch wishes everyone a happy 4th of July enjoying the fireworks and staying safe.

PUBLIC COMMENTS – There were none.



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



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:20PM.





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.