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May 28, 2008: Special Board Meeting Minutes



May 28, 2008



The May 28, 2008 Special Board of Supervisors’ Meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Pohlman at 2:15PM at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall with the Pledge of Allegiance recited by those in attendance including:  Supervisors Butch Eggen and Jerry Pohlman, Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman, Treasurer Terrie Hoff, and 1 member of the community.  Supervisor Jim Janssen arrived at 2:25PM.




Chairman Jerry explained that the purpose of the meeting was to write a letter to the County Board of Commissioners on behalf of the East Bay residents regarding taxation of their leased properties.


Jerry read the article in the Timberjay dated 5/24/08 stating that holders of public recreational leases in St. Louis County could breathe a little easier in the wake of this year’s legislative session where according to Rep. David Dill the tax bill passed at the end of session included a provision that allows the county board to exempt the land value of lake cabin and hunting shack leases from the local property tax.  A telephone conversation with Dan Christianson, St. Louis County Assessor’s office revealed that they had not received this information and that they must proceed with taxation of the leasehold land.


A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jim to write a letter to the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners with a copy to Dave Sipola, St. Louis County Assessor’s Office in support of the Crane Lake Township leasehold property owners’ appeal to the County to favorably re-evaluate the assessment of leasehold properties. Butch, Jim, and Jerry voted in favor and the motion carried.


The Board composed the letter.



The meeting was adjourned at 2:40PM






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.