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May 8, 2012: Board f Supervisors Meeting



May 8, 2012


The May 8, 2012 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 & Jerry Pohlman, Treasurer Terrie Hoff and Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman.





Additions to the Agenda:  The Jacque Eggen Memorial Fund was added to Old Business


Minutes – A motion was made by Jim, supported by Butch, to approve the minutes of the 4/10/2012 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting and the 4/18/2012 Board of Appeal’s 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 – $114.80; Lutefisk Tech. – $31.90; Postmaster – $45.00; Crane Lake Voyageur Days – $1,500; CLVTB – $147.09; and Payroll – $642.77. 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: Butch reported that the corporation is having issues with mineral rights as it relates to the property owned by the Township. Consultant David Schmidt is currently working to resolve the problem.


CLWSD Report:  Rob Scott provided a written report to the Board.

  • All standards were met at the treatment plant for the month of April and the treatment plant has been set up for summer operation.
  • Rob attended a meeting with Tim Olson representing Congressman Cravaack’s office and presented three point papers for the Congressman’s assistance: (a) CLWSD USDA-Rural Development debt relief, (b) funding to continue the planning and engineering work on the Comprehensive Plan for the Joint Powers Board (JPB), and (c) supporting the JPB request to include funding for the VNP Clean Water Project in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) FY14 Authorization Bill.
  • Rob will attend a meeting this week with the DNR to discuss the pending Water’s Edge RV Campground purchase and the Handberg Road extension.
  • At the JPB meeting this week Rob plans to address the need for additional funds to cover the CSAH 24 extension project and the balance due for the sewer work over the new box culvert on Gold Coast Road.
  • The mediation date for CLWSD vs. RLK has been set for June 13th in Duluth.


Assessor Status Report:  MN Department of Revenue is currently reviewing the status of Jan’s work with a report due soon.  No report has been received to date.


Proposed Full County Assessment System:  The findings and recommendations of the St. Louis County Assessment Practices Review Panel were received by the Township.  The panel members recommend implementing short term recommendations (next two years) to improve the process as long as the current mixed system is in place.  Long term (five year transition period), they recommend transitioning to a True County system as the most efficient and effective approach to achieve a Timely, Uniform and Fair (TUF) system.

Chip Cravaack Mobile Office Visit:  The Town Hall Meeting sponsored by Chip Cravaack’s office occurred on April 28th, 3PM at the Fellowship Hall.  A few residents attended the meeting.


Street Lights on Gold Coast Road:  There was nothing to report.


DNR Public Water Access Proposal:  There was nothing new to report.



 Town of Crane Lake Board of Supervisors’ Meeting Minutes – May 8, 2012






Jacque Eggen Memorial Fund:  The Board discussed expenditure of the $2,115.00 Fund created by the Tourism Industry of  MN.  Options considered are a memorial bench, Juniper bushes, and trees near the new box culvert on Gold Coast Road.  Work will continue on the project.





Tobacco License:  A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry, to adopt Resolution No. 2012-05 approving the issuance of a tobacco products license for Pine Point Lodge & Resort, Inc. d/b/a/ Pine Point Lodge & Resort, Inc. for the year ending the 31st day of December 2012. All voted in favor and the motion carried.


High Speed Internet:  The Board agreed that more information was needed before making a decision.


Other New Business:  The Board discussed the partial installation of the speed humps and the placement of one of them on the box culvert rather than in the usual place just before Bowser Court.  Jerry will look into this.

Comments from Officers:  Terrie said that she would like to see a food drive incorporated into the July 4th Parade for the Orr Food Shelf.  Jerry welcomed the summer cabin owners and tourist back to Crane Lake for the summer season.

PUBLIC COMMENTS – There were none.



Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors’ Meeting, June 12, 2012 – 7:30PM – Fellowship Hall



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





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.