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October 14, 2008: Minutes




October 14, 2008



The October 14, 2008 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, Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman, a reporter from the Voyageur Sentinel and 1 member of the community.


Additions to the Agenda:  There were none.


Minutes – A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jim, to approve the minutes of the 9/09/08 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:  Charlotte Bystrom – $116.00; Virginia Marshall – $24.00; Joan Olson – $116.00; Shirley Sanborn – $116.00; Jeff Sanborn – $50.00; IRS – $303.26; CLVTB – $16,955.28; CLVFD Relief Assoc. – $4,582.00 and Payroll – $421.01. A motion was made by Jim, 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: Ruth L. Carlson was not present to report.


Community Development Update:  There was no report.


Speed Hump Request-Gold Coast Road:  A Speed Hump Agreement was received from St. Louis County Public Works Department requesting signature and return.  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.  The Board will consider other options and will table signature of the agreement.  A call will be made to St. Louis County Head of Elections Paul Tynjala to see if an informational questionnaire regarding speed humps can be presented to voters at the Nov. 4th elections.


Culvert:  The most recent communication received was a copy of an email from Marcus Hall, St. Louis County, to County Commissioner Mike Forsman stating that the County will add a line item and specification to their plan that will require the contractor to maintain the sanitary line during construction. Another line item will be added proposing that the Sanitary District will need to cover the cost of maintaining the line during construction not to exceed $5,000.  No action is required by the Board.



MAT 2008 Annual Meeting and Educational Conference – 11/20-22, 2008 – Alexandria:  The Board members are unable to attend.

Other New Business:  There was none.



Comments from Officers:  Jo Ann commented that the Board would need to post in November for the upcoming CLWSD Manager position expiring December 31, 2008.  Jerry stated that he would not be at the November meeting.


Town of Crane Lake Meeting Minutes – October 14, 2008



PUBLIC COMMENTS  – There were none.



Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors’ Meeting, November 11, 2008 – 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall.

Board of Canvass Meeting immediately following.



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:55PM.






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.