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October 4, 2005: Minutes



October 4, 2005


The October 4, 2005 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 Jerry Pohlman and Mark Anderson, Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman, Treasurer Butch Eggen, and 3 members of the community.


Additions to the Agenda:  There were none.


Minutes:  A motion was made by Mark, supported by Jerry, to approve the minutes of the 9/13/2005 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.  Motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report:  Treasurer Butch read the Treasurer’s Report.  Butch then presented the bills as follows:  IRS – $211.48; Crane Lake Visitor & Tourism Bureau – $15,241.72; and Payroll – $373.62.  A motion was made by Jerry, supported by Mark, to approve the Treasurer’s Report as read and the payment of bills.  Motion carried.


The Clerk presented the correspondence.  The correspondence was received as read and will be placed on file and acted upon as required.




Community Priority Projects Reports:

  • Communications/Cell Phones – Jim was not in attendance to report but had said that things are moving along quite well and there should be a progress report at the next meeting.
  • Land Exchange/Community Property Project & Trails/Beautification – Ruth L. Carlson was not in attendance to report.


Culvert Issue:  A letter was written to Chris Morris of the St. Louis County Public Works Department on 9/19/05 requesting a written report of the culvert status.  No report has been received.  Phone calls were placed to Mr. Morris with no response.


CLWSD Board Issue:  A letter was written to Mike Kearney of Colisimo, Patchin, Kearney, Lindell & Brunfelt, Ltd. requesting advise on the direction the Town Board could take related to the current concerns of citizens regarding the CLWSD Board of Managers.  Conversations with Mr. Kearney thus far have not lead to a resolution of the issue.  Mr. Kearney will continue to research the issue and conversation will continue.




MAT Conference 11/17-19/05, Alexandria:  Mark will not be able to attend the conference,  Jerry, Jim, and Jo Ann are considering, and Butch expressed an interest in attending.  A motion was made by Mark, supported by Jerry, to approve travel and education expenses for those officers wishing to attend.  Motion carried.



Comments from Officers:  Butch stated that it was disheartening that the Board was unable to provide answers to concerned citizen issues presented at the last meeting.  Jerry stated that he had spoken to Mr. Schelde at the Cook County Garage regarding the Handberg Road condition.  Mr. Schelde said they plan to add gravel to the ‘Handberg Hill’ this fall.  Next fall they will be crushing rock at the Transfer Station and both the Handberg Road and the Nelson Road are scheduled for 5” of new gravel at that time.  Mr. Schelde also noted that when graveling of the roads was last done, Handberg Road was bypassed.  Mr. Schelde also commented that if the residents of Handberg Road are interested in having the road paved, the letter sent to him was a good first step.  The next step would be to contact County Engineer Marcus Hall in Duluth.




Minutes – Page 2

October 4, 2005



Public Comment:


Paul Hamblin had input on his experience with cell phone towers.


Paul Hamblin voiced his concerns regarding the CLWSD Board of Managers and stressed the importance of the major issues facing the community in moving forward with the Eastern Service Area.


Darrell Scott had input on the cell phone towers.



Next Meeting:            Board of Supervisors’ Meeting, November 8, 2005  – 7:30PM – Fellowship Hall


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






Jo Ann Pohlman, Clerk                                                  Jerry Pohlman, Chairman