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May 10, 2011: Board of Supervisors Meeting



May 10, 2011


The May 10, 2011 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, Treasurer Terrie Hoff, Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman and one member of the community.




Additions to the Agenda:  Fireworks Contract was added to New Business


Minutes – A motion was made by Jim, supported by Butch, to approve the minutes of the 4/12/2011 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting and the 4/20/2011 Board of Appeal & Equalization Meeting.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report – Terrie read the April Cash Balances and presented the bills as follows:  Cook News-Herald – $213.20; Lutefisk Tech. – $29.90, CLVTB – $133.78; Crane Lake Voyageur Days – $1,500.00; Premier Pyrotechnics – $7,000.00 and Payroll – $783.30.  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 the District is meeting all standards at the plant.  The District has repair work planned when results of the mediation with RLK are known.  Construction work has started up again on County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 24.  Most grinder stations have been placed; the contractor will return in two weeks to place the remaining grinder, which will involve blasting.  Seeding will then be done.  The Board has begun the initial review of future Eastern Service Area (ESA) expansion in preparation of any grant funds becoming available. The County has agreed to provide up to $23,000 for the corrective action work required at the new culvert to alleviate freezing.  The District is currently reviewing options. The District continues to review the Joint Powers Board (JPB) Comprehensive Plan and how it affects the Eastern Service Area (ESA).  The JPB continues to seek funding options.  The JPB Board plans to hold their meetings at the various involved sites. Rob suggested that a JPB meeting be scheduled prior to a Township meeting, the Board agreed.  Rob plans to attend a teleconference meeting with the International Lake of the Woods and Rainy River Watershed Task Force on May 11th.  The Task Force will report to the International Joint Commission (IJC) in July. A letter was received from Kristi Wheeler with concern of the effluent discharge near her property affecting her water source.  The District will conduct a full review of the issue and advise the MPCA of their action.




CLWSD Manager Approval:  A motion was made by Jim, supported by Butch, to adopt Resolution No. 2011-04 electing Bruce Beste to the Board of Managers of the Crane Lake Water and Sanitary District for a term commencing immediately and ending January 1, 2015.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Assessment Services:  The Board will monitor the County’s issues with assessment services.  The Clerk will communicate with the County prior to the County’s May 27th deadline for work completion.


Fireworks Contract:  A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jim, to appoint Terrie Hoff as the authorized agent for the 4th of July Celebration pyrotechnics.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Other New Business:  There was none.

Comments from Officers:  There were none.


PUBLIC COMMENTS – There were none.





Town of Crane Lake Board of Supervisors’ Meeting Minutes – May 10, 2011





Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors’ Meeting – June 14, 2011, 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00PM.





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.