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May 10, 2005: Minutes



May 10, 2005



The April 10, 2005 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Pohlman at 7:40PM at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall with the Pledge of Allegiance recited by those in attendance including:  Supervisors Jerry Pohlman and Jim Janssen, Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman, Treasurer Butch Eggen, and 2 members of the community.  Supervisor Mark Anderson was absent.


Additions to the Agenda:  CLVTB Loan was added to New Business.


Minutes – A motion was made by Jerry, supported by Jim, to approve the minutes of the 4/12/2005 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting and the 5/3/05 Board of Appeal and Equalization Meeting.  Motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Butch read the Treasurer’s Report.  Butch then presented the bills as follows:  Postmaster – $37.00, Crane Lake Visitor & Tourism Bureau – $803.38 and Payroll – $415.17.  A   motion was made by Jim, supported by Jerry, to approve the Treasurer’s Report as read and the payment of bills.  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 reported that there still is no signal but we are moving in the right direction.  He has been in touch with people that would put up a tower at Crane Lake at an undecided location, as well as towers at Ash River and Kabetogama. Randy Long is in the process of getting a tower for Nett Lake and Fortune Bay.  Lac La Croix is also being considered for a tower location. The plan is to package all towers to interest a provider.
  • Land Exchange/Community Property Project & Trails/Beautification – Ruth L. Carlson reported that the Town is trying to find property to buy to exchange with the USFS.  The property selected must be something the USFS would be interested in.

Zoning of Town Properties Committee Report: There was no report.




Tobacco License – Scott’s of Crane Lake:  A motion was made by Jim, supported by Jerry, to adopt Resolution No. 2005-04 approving the issuance of a tobacco products license for Scott’s of Crane Lake, Inc. for the year ending the 31st day of December, 2005.  Motion carried.


3.2 Liquor License Renewals: A motion was made by Jim, supported by Jerry, to grant requests for renewals of 2005-2006 3.2 Percent Malt Liquor Licenses for Anderson Outfitters, Inc., Handberg’s Marine, Inc., Nelson’s Resort, Inc., and Pine Point Lodge & Resort, Inc.; and a new 2005-2006 3.2 Percent Malt Liquor License for Scott’s of Crane Lake.  Jerry abstained from voting on the Nelson’s Resort, Inc. license, then reinstated himself as was necessary.  Jerry and Jim voted in favor. Motion carried.


CLVTB Ordinance Change Request:  The CLVTB has written a letter to the Town Board requesting a change in tax submitting time for Lodging Tax Ordinance No. 2002-1.  Members of the Town Board, who are also members of the CLVTB Board, are currently rethinking that request.  The matter was tabled until the CLVTB has had an opportunity to review their request.




Manager Training:  The CLWSD has invited the Town Board members to attend a Manager Training session on May 12, 2005 at 7PM at the Fellowship Hall.  The course will be provided by the Minnesota Rural Water Association.


CLVTB Loan:  A motion was made Jerry, supported by Jim, to approve payment of half of the CLVTB loan in June, amounting to $6,250, with the remainder to be paid in December 2005.  Motion carried.


Public Comments


Ruth L. Carlson suggested that a deputy clerk and a deputy treasurer be considered.  She also suggested that laptop computers be purchased for both the clerk and the treasurer.  The Board agreed and asked Butch and Jo Ann to research computer options.



Comments from Officers:  Jo Ann said that the Community Clean-up Day and potluck dinner on Sunday, April 24th went very well with good participation.  Thank you to Shirley Sanborn as chair of the planning committee.


Next Meeting:  Reconvened Board of Appeals & Equalization, May 18, 2005, 2PM, Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall.

Board of Supervisors’ Meeting, June 14, 2005, 7:30PM, Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15PM.







Jo Ann Pohlman, Clerk                                               Jerry Pohlman, Chairman