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November 8, 2011: Board of Supervisors Meeting



November 8, 2011


The November 8, 2011 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 and Jerry Pohlman, Treasurer Terrie Hoff, and Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman.  Supervisor Jim Janssen was absent.





Additions to the Agenda:  There were none.


Minutes – A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry, to approve the minutes of the 10/11/2011 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report – Terrie read the October Cash Balances and presented the bills as follows:  CLVTB – $4,559.80 and Payroll – $617.90. A motion was made by Jerry, supported by Butch, 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: There was no report


CLWSD Report:  Rob Scott provided a written report to the Board.  The plant and collection system are operating within standards.  The Board is reviewing the current rate structure to ensure we can meet forecasted expenses and maintain adequate reserves.  The legal mediation with Judge Sullivan is tentatively scheduled for November.  The ESA expansion project down CSAH 24 is complete.  The next focus for ESA expansion is down the Handberg Road.


Census Numbers:  The Census Bureau has been contacted regarding a dispute of the number of people counted in Crane Lake during the 2010 Census.





Heart of the Continent Partnership Conference Report:  Butch reported that he attended the Heart of the Continent Partnership’s 2011 International Community Congress:  Balancing Nature and Commerce in Communities that Neighbor Public Lands conference that was held in Thunder Bay, Ontario and Grand Portage, MN as a member of Destination Voyageurs National Park (DVNP).   The goal of the International Community Congress is to build stronger economic, social and environmental connections between communities and their neighboring public lands for mutual benefit.  A result of the conference is to develop an action plan for a specific project to push the purpose of DVNP forward and beyond what the local communities are able to do on their own.  The DVNP currently has a website that connects with community sites that has shown good results. The DVNP team’s plan of action as a result of the conference is to further develop its marketing plan.  The team will be reviewing and updating marketing ideas that were shared between partners dating back to the inception of DVNP in 2008.  The DVNP board is working with the six gateway communities and other stakeholders to accomplish this by the end of 2012.  They plan to host another “Think Tank” to gather more input from interested parties in the spring of 2012.  Stay tuned. The web address for DVNP’s portal site is


Other New Business:  There was none.

Comments from Officers:  There were none.

PUBLIC COMMENTS – There were none.



Town of Crane Lake Board of Supervisors’ Meeting Minutes – November 8, 2011





Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors’ Meeting – December 13, 2011, 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:45PM.






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.