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March 8, 2011: Board of Supervisors Meeting



March 8, 2011


The March 8, 2011 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Pohlman at 8:17PM at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall with those in attendance including:  Supervisors Butch Eggen, Jim Janssen and Jerry Pohlman, Treasurer Terrie Hoff, Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman and four members of the community.




Additions to the Agenda:  There were none.


Minutes – A motion was made by Jim, supported by Butch, to approve the minutes of the 2/8/2011 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report – Terrie read the February Cash Balances and presented the bills as follows:  Cook News-Herald – $36.00; Lutefisk Tech. – $173.88, CLVTB – $1,089.40 and Payroll – $759.71.  A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jim, 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: There was no report.


CLWSD Report:  Rob Scott reported that all finances seem to be in order with a positive cash flow.  The plant operated to MPCA standards for the past year, except in January when there were excess solids.  The plant is again reporting within normal range; however, the reason for the January spike has not been determined.  The insurance claim for the power surge last summer is complete.  There is a lag time in receiving funding for the ESA CSAH 24 Expansion.  The new sewer pipes over the new culvert have more exposure than the old ones, which causes concern of freezing.  The District is working with St. Louis County to remedy the situation with funds from the County.  The solution may be to go under the culvert.  The mediation with RLK has been delayed by the appointed judge’s winter vacation.  The District has contracted with S.E.H. to apply the JPB Comprehensive Plan to the Eastern Service Area (ESA).




Appointment to Citizens Advisory Group to the International Lake of the Woods and Rainy Lake Watershed Task Force:  A motion was made by Jim, supported by Butch, to appoint Rob Scott to the Task Force as the Town representative.    All voted in favor and the motion carried.

Spring Clean-Up Day:  Shirley Sanborn will again head Spring Clean-Up Day.  Wednesday, April 27th at 4:30PM was selected with May 1st at 2PM as the rain date.  Voyagaire Lodge will supply the bags this year.


Local Board of Appeal & Equalization Date & Time:  The Local Board of Appeal Meeting will be on April 20, 2011, 2PM at the Fellowship Hall.


Spring Short Course:  A motion was made by Jerry, supported by Jim, to approve expenses for any Board members that wish to attend the Spring Short Course on April 1st at Black Bay Casino in Carlton.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Liquor License Approvals:  A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jim, to grant requests for renewal of 2011/2012 3.2 Percent Malt Liquor Licenses for Anderson Outfitters, Inc., Handberg’s Marine, Inc., Pine Point Lodge & Resort, Inc., and Scott’s of Crane Lake, Inc.; and request for new 2011 Combination On-Sale/Off-Sale & Sunday On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor License for Crane Lake Bar & Grill, LLC.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.  A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry, to grant a request for renewal of 2011/2012 Combination On-Sale/Off-Sale and Sunday On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor License for VHB, Inc.  Butch and Jerry voted in favor, Jim abstained and the motion carried.  A motion was made by Jim, supported by Butch knowing that he had a conflict as an owner of Nelson’s Resort, to grant a request for renewal of 2011 Seasonal On-Sale/Sunday On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor License and 2011/2012 3.2. Percent Malt Liquor License for Nelson’s Resort, Inc.  Jim and Butch voted in favor, Jerry abstained and the motion carried.


Other New Business:  There was none.


Town of Crane Lake Board of Supervisors’ Meeting Minutes – March 8, 2011


Comments from Officers:  there were none.


PUBLIC COMMENTS – There were none.


Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors’ Meeting – April 12, 2011, 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall

Board of Appeals Meeting – April 20, 2011, 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:40PM.





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.