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November 13, 2007: Minutes




November 13, 2007



The November 13, 2007 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Jim Janssen at 7:30PM at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall with those in attendance including:  Supervisors Butch Eggen and Jim Janssen, Treasurer Terrie Hoff,  Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman, a reporter from the Voyageur Sentinel and 2 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 the10/9/07 Supervisors’ Meeting.  Jim and Butch voted in favor and the motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report – Terrie read the October Cash Balances and presented the bills as follows:  Lutefisk Technologies, Inc. – $240.00; CLVTB – $7,718.55; and Payroll – $439.47.   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 stated that there was nothing new to report. She had contacted Mary Frances Skala asking if she had heard from Minnesota Power.  She had not and would contact them again and report back to Ruth.


Community Action Plan Status:  There was no report.


Propane:  There was no report.





CLWSD Board Appointments:  A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jim, to place a notice in the Voyageur Sentinel and post for the two terms that will begin January 1, 2008 and end December 31, 2011.  Butch and Jim voted in favor and the motion carried.  The Board will plan to vote on any applications that are received at the December Board of Supervisors’ meeting.


CLWSD Rates:  Jo Ann read aloud the email sent to Jim Janssen by Rob Scott, Chairman of the CLWSD Board of Managers.  The email addressed the effect on the community of raising sewer rates. Mr. Scott asked if commercial businesses were stifled or declining due to high cost of the sewer, does that make it a Township issue?  The Board discussed the issue, deciding that dialogue with the CLWSD Board should occur.


Vidmar Appraisals:  A letter was received from St. Louis County regarding deficiency in Mr. Vidmar’s assessment work.  Mr. Vidmar assured the Clerk in a phone conversation that he had completed the work by the County deadline.  The Board discussed requesting written confirmation from Mr. Vidmar and decided it was not necessary.


Comments from Officers:  There were none.




Ruth L. Carlson stated that the boundaries of the Sewer District and the Township are different.  The District was formed before the Township; if the Township were to incorporate the Sewer District as part of the Township, the Township would inherit the District debt.  There is a limit to the amount of money the Township can borrow.


Town of Crane Lake Meeting Minutes – November 13, 2007


Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors’ Meeting, December 11, 2007 – 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall


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






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.