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June 13, 2006: Minutes



June 13, 2006



The June 13, 2006 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Pohlman at 7:30PM at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall with the Pledge of Allegiance recited by those in attendance including:  Supervisors Butch Eggen, Jim Janssen and Jerry Pohlman, Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman, Treasurer Terrie Hoff, a reporter from the Voyageur Sentinel, and 5 members of the community.


Additions to the Agenda:  Website domain name was added to Other New Business


Minutes – A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jim, to approve the minutes of the 5/09/06 Supervisors’ Meeting and the 6/06/06 Public Meeting.  Butch, Jerry and Jim voted in favor and the motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Terrie read the May Cash Balances and presented the bills as follows:  McCahill Publishing – $62.50; Lutefisk Technologies – $29.90; MAT Agency – $803.00; CLVTB – $1,164.75; and Payroll – $439.18. A motion was made by Jim, supported by Butch, to approve the Treasurer’s Report as read and the payment of bills.  Butch, Jerry and Jim 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.




Community Priority Projects Reports:

  • Communications/Cell Phones – Jim Janssen stated that work had started on the road to the tower site.  The foundation should be poured next week and the steel should be here by July 10th. The extent of the service is unknown at this point but service through Sandpoint Lake is expected.
  • Land Exchange/Community Property Project – Ruth L. Carlson reported that it was her intent to have all facts and figures ready to report to the Board as to dollar amounts and how much the potential land exchange might affect the taxpayer.  Information from government entities was not received in time.  She anticipates having all the information by the next meeting.  Land acceptable to the Forest Service and owned by Minnesota Power is looking favorable for the exchange.  After receipt of the ‘go ahead’ from the Forest Service she should be able to arrive at the amount the Town will need to purchase land for the project and arrive at a cost per taxpayer on an annual basis.  Individuals may express their opinion on the project by contacting any of the Board members or by sending an E-mail to or sending written comments to Town of Crane Lake, P.O. Box 402, Crane Lake, MN  55725.


Community Action Plan Update Committee Report:  Butch reported that the Committee met the previous evening with five members present.  Nancy Parvi took notes at the meeting and reported that the Committee reviewed the current plan and agreed that there should be a public gathering this summer with food being served.  Nancy will ask Ruth Carlson for information from the previous Community Action Plan meetings to assist with the current update.  Nancy pointed out that some of the community requests had been completed and others were in the works. The Committee agreed that an outside facilitator would be helpful for the community gathering.  The Committee plans to meet again before the end of June.


CLWSD Appointments:  An incomplete application was received from David Adams to fill the three-year-term vacancy on the CLWSD Board.  The Board discussed the application.  A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry, to table consideration of the application until full information was available.  Butch, Jerry, and Jim voted in favor and the motion carried


Accessibility:  Jo Ann reported that she had not received any information from the Secretary of State’s Office regarding the grant application for a temporary outdoor ramp for the Fellowship Hall.


 Town of Crane Lake Meeting Minutes – June 13, 2006





USDA-Rural Development Informational Meeting:  An E-mail was received from Rural Development asking if there would be interest in attending an informational meeting focusing on USDA Rural Development’s water/wastewater and community facility programs.  A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jim to respond to Rural Development that members of the Town Board would be interested in attending such a meeting.  Butch, Jerry, and Jim voted in favor and the motion carried.


2006 Summer Short Course – Grand Rapids 7/28/06:  Butch, Terrie and Jo Ann expressed interested in attending the Short Course; Jim and Jerry would not be able to attend.  A motion was made by Jim, supported by Butch to approve expenses for those wishing to attend the 2006 Summer Short Course.  Butch, Jerry, and Jim voted in favor and the motion carried.


Other New Business – Website Domain Name:  The Board agreed that the Budget Committee should consider the expenses for renewing the domain name registration for a longer term than one year.


Comments from Officers: Jo Ann reminded the Board that a Budget Committee meeting should be scheduled.  Butch thanked Terrie Hoff and Beth Sokoloski for the notices that were sent out requesting donations for the Crane Lake/Buyck fireworks and hoped people would be supportive.  Butch also suggested that the Township place a congratulatory ad in the Buyck Centennial flier.  A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry to place a congratulatory ad in the Buyck Centennial flier from the Crane Lake Township not to exceed $100.  Butch, Jerry, and Jim voted in favor and the motion carried.



Nancy Parvi reminded the Board to read Paul Hamblin’s letter as requested.  Jerry read Paul’s letter related to David Adam’s request for appointment to the CLWSD Board.




Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors’ Meeting, July 11, 2006 – 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall.




There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:10PM.






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.