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May 8, 2007: Minutes




May 8, 2007


The May 8, 2007 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Pohlman at 7:34PM at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall with those in attendance including:  Supervisors Butch Eggen and Jerry Pohlman, Treasurer Terrie Hoff, Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman, a reporter from the Voyageur Sentinel, and 3 members of the community.  Supervisor Jim Janssen arrived during the correspondence reading.


Additions to the Agenda:  There were none.


Minutes – A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry, to approve the minutes of the 4/10/07 Supervisors’ Meeting and the 5/1/07 Board of Appeal and Equalization Meeting.  Butch and Jerry voted in favor and the motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report – Terrie read the April Cash Balances and presented the bills as follows:  McCahill Publishing Inc. – $51.00; Costin Group – $1,500.00; Vidmar Appraisals – $1,360.00; CLVTB – $884.97; and  Payroll – $457.93.   A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry, to approve the Treasurer’s Report as read and the payment of bills.  Butch and Jerry 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 – Ruth L. Carlson reported that she had attended the House Tax Committee hearing on the Crane Lake Tax Bill in St. Paul.  The final bill is expected to pass late in the session. If all goes well, the planned land exchange will move forward.


Culvert:  Clerk Jo Ann spoke to Chris Morris of St. Louis County via telephone regarding the proposed culvert to be constructed on Gold Coast Road this fall.  Mr. Morris said he had met with the Tufte’s to finalize easement work and that everything was on track for construction to begin after Labor Day.  They plan to complete all work this fall with the exception of the turf, which will be completed in the spring.  He would try to draft a letter to that effect.  No letter has been received to date.


Community Action Plan Update Committee Report:  There was no update.


Reorganization – Official Newspaper: A letter was written to both the Cook News-Herald and the Voyageur Sentinel requesting information to determine the official newspaper for the Township.  Both newspapers responded to the letter.  There was Board discussion.  A motion was made by Jerry, supported by Butch, to designate the Voyageur Sentinel as the official Township newspaper.  Butch, Jerry, and Jim voted in favor and the motion carried.


Hilltop Road – Stuart McKie:  Mr. McKie provided the Board with information that he felt supported his opinion that the Township Board was responsible for Hilltop Road.  The Board will send Mr. McKie’s information to the MAT attorneys requesting their opinion with a copy to Mr. McKie.




Assessor Contract:  A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jim, to renew the Agreement Regarding Assessment Services between Vidmar Appraisals and the Township for another year beginning July 1, 2007.  Butch, Jim and Jerry voted in favor and the motion carried.


Comments from Officers:  Jo Ann thanked Shirley Sanborn for chairing the Clean-Up Day event.




Ruth L. Carlson asked if the Clerk had requested written confirmation of the culvert construction from Mr. Morris of St. Louis County.  The answer was yes, many times.


 Town of Crane Lake Meeting Minutes – May 8, 2007




Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors’ Meeting, June 12, 2007 – 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:05PM.






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.