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November 11, 2008: Minutes




November 11, 2008



The November 11, 2008 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Jim Janssen at 7:30PM at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall with the Pledge of Allegiance recited by those in attendance including:  Supervisors Butch Eggen and Jim Janssen, Treasurer Terrie Hoff, Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman, a reporter from the Voyageur Sentinel and 9 members of the community.  Supervisor Jerry Pohlman was absent.


Additions to the Agenda:  There were none.


Minutes – A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jim, to approve the minutes of the 10/14/08 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.  Butch & Jim voted in favor and the motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report – Terrie read the October Cash Balances and presented the bills as follows:  McCahill Publishing – $39.00; St. Louis County Auditor – $59.00; Charlotte Bystrom – $136.00; Virginia Marshall – $124.00; Joan Olson – $136.00; Jo Ann Pohlman – $24.18; Lutefisk Tech. – $240.00; CLVTB – $7,389.00 and Payroll – $504.11. A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jim, to approve the Treasurer’s Report as read and the payment of bills.  Butch and Jim 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 to the Clerk that information from the USFS had not been received.


Community Development Update:  There was no report.


Speed Hump Request-Gold Coast Road:  Correspondence was received by the Township both in support and against the installation of speed humps on Gold Coast Road.  The Board appreciates the opinions provided.  The Board discussed the issue with continued concern on liability, lack of effectiveness, lack of support from the majority of the community, and whether or not this was a good use of tax payers’ money. Butch reviewed a list of items he thought should be discussed with the County and the Township attorney. A meeting will be scheduled with the County to discuss the issue.  Cathy Erickson asked to attend the meeting.




CLWSD Board Appointment:  A motion was made by Jim, supported by Butch to place a notice in the Voyageur Sentinel and post for the term that will begin January 1, 2009 and end December 31, 2011.  Butch and Jim voted in favor and the motion carried.  The Board will plan to vote on any applications received at the December Board of Supervisors’ meeting.


Vidmar Appraisal Status:  A letter will be written to Mr. Vidmar requesting a report on the status of Township appraisals.  Copies of field cards and photos with dates will be requested.  A request will be made for receipt of the same information to be submitted by Mr. Vidmar to the County prior to March 1st.   Documentation of visits to new-construction parcels will also be requested.

Other New Business:  There was none.


Comments from Officers:  Terrie asked to be notified of the meeting date with the County.  Butch thanked all veterans and those currently serving in the armed forces.


Town of Crane Lake Meeting Minutes – November 11, 2008





Missy Scott stated that the excessive speed of drivers on Gold Coast Road was an irritant.


Cathy Erickson felt the speed humps would make the neighborhood quieter, which would be attractive to future home owners in Crane Lake.



Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors’ Meeting, December 9, 2008 – 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall.


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






Jo Ann Pohlman, Clerk                                                   Jim Janssen, Vice-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.