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October 11, 2011: Board of Supervisors Meeting



October 11, 2011


The October 11, 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, Jim Janssen and Jerry Pohlman, Treasurer Terrie Hoff, and Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman.




Additions to the Agenda:  There were none.


Minutes – A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry, to approve the minutes of the 9/13/2011 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report – Terrie read the September Cash Balances and presented the bills as follows:  Postmaster – $44.00; St. Louis County Auditor – $57.00; IRS – $347.49; Border State Bank – $5,342.02; CLVTB – $14,134.89 and Payroll – $464.44. 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 Ruth L. Carlson signed the Agreement to Initiate the exchange, which is a big milestone in the process.  Completion of the process is anticipated near the end of 2012.  The Hazmat (hazardous materials) Survey is delayed until next spring due to the Pagami fire.


CLWSD Report:  Rob Scott provided a written report to the Board.  The plant and collection system are operating within standards.  Winterization and site integrity/safety inspections are ongoing.  Mediation with RLK is tentatively scheduled for November.  The CSAH 24 Extension project is complete except for some minor driveway work and the final pay estimate.  The road work portion to complete the heat tape installation at the culvert is ready for the County to finish the wear coat on the road.  The Board is reviewing the current rate structure.


Census Numbers:  There was no report.




MAT Annual Meeting (Nov. 17-19 in Alexandria):   A motion was made by Jim, supported by Butch, to approve expenses for any Board member wishing to attend.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Other New Business:  There was none.

Comments from Officers:  Butch asked for a moment of silence for the loss of Rod Crain and offered condolences to the family.  Butch suggested that the Community Action Plan should be revisited in 2012.  Butch reported that he will be attending a HOCP (Heart of the Continent Partnership) conference in Thunder Bay and Grand Portage later this month. As part of a nine member team from DVNP (Destinations Voyageurs National Park) he will be exploring economic and environmental opportunities for gateway communities and their relationship to public lands and resources.

PUBLIC COMMENTS – There were none.



Town of Crane Lake Board of Supervisors’ Meeting Minutes – October 11, 2011





Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors’ Meeting – November 8, 2011, 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:50PM.






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.