March 14, 2006: Annual Town Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF CRANE LAKE
March 14, 2006
The March 14, 2006 Annual Meeting was called to order by Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman at 8:15PM, at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall with the Pledge of Allegiance recited by those in attendance including: Reporters from the Voyageur Sentinel and the Timberjay, and 19 members of the community.
Clerk Jo Ann explained the purpose of the Annual Meeting and reminded everyone that it is a public meeting, anyone may attend, but only eligible voters of the Town may act at the meeting. Voting was to be done by a show of hands.
Clerk Jo Ann asked for nominations for a Moderator. Ruth L. Carlson made a motion to nominated Jeff Sanborn, with a second by Terrie Hoff. Jo Ann asked for any other nominations three times. There being no other nominations, the nominations were closed. Jo Ann asked for a motion to cast a White Ballot electing Jeff Sanborn as Moderator. A motion was made by Nancy Parvi, supported by Ruth L. Carlson, to cast a White Ballot for the office of Moderator to be served by Jeff Sanborn. Motion carried.
Moderator Jeff read the Agenda.
Jeff asked for any other Additions to the Agenda; there being none, Jeff asked for a motion to approve the Agenda. A motion was made by Missy Scott, supported by Nancy Parvi, to approve the Agenda. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Minutes of the 8/9/05 Reconvened Annual Meeting – All attendees of the Annual Meeting received a copy of the Minutes of 8/9/05. Jeff asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes. There were none. A motion was made by Ruth L. Carlson, supported by Sandy Bodkin, to dispense with the reading of the minutes and to approve the minutes as received. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report – Clerk Jo Ann read the following Treasurer’s Report for fiscal year 2005:
Opening Balance $ 45,668.83
Ending Balance $ 56,339.92
Moderator Jeff asked if there were any questions and asked for a motion to approve. Terrie Hoff inquired about the difference between the figures on the Treasurer’s Report and the Budget Sheet column for 2005. Jo Ann responded that the difference was due to outstanding deposits and checks not recorded in the CTAS program for the report dates. A motion was made by Terrie Hoff, supported by Butch Eggen, to approve the Treasurer’s Report as read. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Minutes of the 2/21/06 Board of Audit Meeting – All attendees of the Annual Meeting received a copy of the Board of Audit Minutes of 2/21/06. Jeff asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes. There were none. A motion was made by Ruth L. Carlson, supported by Missy Scott, to dispense with the reading of the minutes and to approve the minutes as received. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Moderator Jeff asked if there was any other Old Business from the floor. There was none.
2006 Election-Day Times & Location – Jeff asked for a motion on 2006 Election Day times and location. A motion was made by Terrie Hoff, supported by Nancy Parvi, that the polls would be open from 10AM – 8PM for State or Federal Elections and the Annual Meeting hours would be from 5PM – 8PM, all at the Fellowship Hall. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
2007 Annual Meeting Date, Time, & Location – A motion was made by Ruth L. Carlson, supported by Nancy Parvi, to set the 2007 Annual Meeting date and time for March 13, 2007 at 8:15PM at the Fellowship Hall. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
Town of Crane Lake Annual Meeting Minutes 3/14/06 – Page 2
NEW BUSINESS (Cont.)
Review Proposed Revenue & Expenditures – Treasurer and Budget Committee Chairman Butch Eggen reviewed the proposed 2007 budget revenues and expenditures. Copies of the 2007 budget were distributed to everyone in attendance prior to the meeting. Butch reviewed the proposed revenues of $136,845.00 and the proposed Township disbursements of $90,845.00 plus Fire Protection for $46,000.00; totaling 136,845.00. Butch asked if there were any questions. Paul Tufte asked if the Township Assessor was hired through the County. Butch explained that Vidmar Appraisals was an independent appraisal service. Butch thanked the members of the Budget Committee for their work and thanked the Town Board for appointing him Treasurer to complete Jacque Eggen’s term. Sandy Bodkin thanked the Township and Fire Department for decreasing the levy request from the prior year.
Call for Volunteers for Community Action Plan Revisit – Jeff explained that the 2001 Community Action Plan would be reviewed this year and asked for volunteers for a committee for that review. Nancy Parvi asked what the timeline would be for the committee work. Butch responded that it would most likely be throughout the summer and would include public input. The following people volunteered for the Community Action Plan Revisit Committee: Butch Eggen, Nancy Parvi, Jeff Sanborn, Jo Ann Pohlman, Sandy Bodkin, and Harvey Parvi.
Moderator Jeff asked if there was any other New Business from the floor. Ruth L. Carlson stated that she had spoken with Tim Campbell of Explore Minnesota Tourism, Northeast Region, Duluth. They are planning a fundraiser for a planter to be designed by C. J. Fernandez of the University of Minnesota Center for Changing Landscapes and placed by the new culvert on Gold Coast Road in memory of Jacque Eggen.
Election Results – Head Election Judge Shirley Sanborn read the election results as follows: Supervisor – 3 Year Term; Mark Anderson – 31 votes, Jim Pohlman – 1 vote, Harvey Parvi – 2 votes, and Arthur Eggen – 51 votes. Clerk – 2 Year Term; Jo Ann Pohlman – 81 votes, Bill Congdon – 1 vote. Treasurer – 1 Year Term; Terrie Hoff – 75 votes, Dee Kuder – 2 votes, Deena Congdon – 1 vote, Butch Eggen – 2 votes. There are currently 125 registered voters in Crane Lake. There were 85 ballots voted at this election. The election results will be canvassed at the Board of Canvass Meeting on March 21, 2006, 7:30PM at the Fellowship Hall.
Moderator Jeff asked for a motion to either approve the levy request or recess the meeting. There was discussion of the reason to recess. The reasons presented were to allow the citizens and the Board to develop a clearer picture of the financial needs of the Town, and to include both voting and non-voting Crane Lake residents in the grassroots government process. A motion was made by Sandy Bodkin, supported by Butch Eggen, to recess the meeting to Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 8:30PM following the Regular Board Meeting at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
The meeting was recessed at 8:45PM
Jo Ann Pohlman, Clerk Shirley Sanborn, Election Judge
Joan Olson, Election Judge Gini Marshall, Election Judge
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.