March 17, 2009: Annual Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF CRANE LAKE
March 17, 2009
The March 17, 2009 Annual Meeting was called to order by Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman at 7:05PM, at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall with the Pledge of Allegiance recited by those in attendance including: Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman and 11 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 voice and show of hands.
Clerk Jo Ann asked for nominations for a Moderator. Ruth L. Carlson 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. All voted in favor with Jeff Sanborn being nominated to be the Moderator.
Moderator Jeff read the Agenda.
Jeff asked for any additions to the Agenda; there were none. A motion was made by Butch Eggen, supported by Ruth L. Carlson to approve the Agenda. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Minutes Approval – All attendees of the Annual Meeting received a copy of the minutes for approval. Clerk Jo Ann asked that all minutes be approved in one motion. All agreed. 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 Jerry Pohlman to approve the Minutes of the 3/11/08 Annual Meeting, the Minutes of the 8/12/08 Reconvened Annual Meeting and the Minutes of the 2/10/09 Board of Audit Meeting. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report – Clerk Jo Ann read the following Treasurer’s Report for fiscal year 2008:
Opening Balance $ 81,713.19
Ending Balance $ 99,864.24
A motion was made by Terrie Hoff, supported by Shirley Sanborn, to approve the Treasurer’s Report as read. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Moderator Jeff asked if there was any other Old Business from the floor. There was none.
2009 Election Day Times & Location – Jeff asked for a motion on 2009 Election Day times and location (should there be any in a non-election year). A motion was made by Butch Eggen, supported by Ruth L. Carlson, that the polls would be open from 10AM – 8PM for all elections at the Fellowship Hall. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
2010 Annual Meeting Date, Time, & Location – A motion was made by Jerry Pohlman, supported by Cathy Erickson, to set the 2010 Annual Meeting date and time for March 9, 2010 at 7:30PM at the Fellowship Hall. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Review Proposed Revenue & Expenditures – Treasurer and Budget Committee Chairman Terrie Hoff reviewed the proposed 2010 budget revenues and expenditures. Copies of the 2010 budget were distributed to everyone in attendance prior to the meeting. Terrie reviewed the proposed revenues of $156,481.00 and the proposed Township disbursements of $110,975.00 plus Fire Protection for $49,100.00; totaling $160,075.00. Terrie asked if there were any questions. There were none.
Town of Crane Lake Annual Meeting Minutes 3/17/09 – Page 2
NEW BUSINESS (Cont.)
Moderator Jeff asked if there was any other New Business from the floor. There was none.
Moderator Jeff asked for a motion to either approve the levy request of $85,075.00 or recess the meeting. A motion was made by Terrie Hoff, supported by Mike Lange, to approve the levy request. 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 in August when more citizens would be present. 8 voted in favor, 2 against, and the motion carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:25PM
Jo Ann Pohlman, Clerk Shirley Sanborn, Election Judge
Joan Olson, 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.