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October 9, 2007: Minutes




October 9, 2007


The October 9, 2007 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Pohlman at 7:30PM at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall with those in attendance including:  Supervisors Butch Eggen and Jerry Pohlman,  Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman, a reporter from the Voyageur Sentinel and 2 members of the community.  Supervisor Jim Janssen and Treasurer Terrie Hoff were absent.


Additions to the Agenda:  MRW meetings were added to New Business


Minutes – A motion was made by Jerry, supported by Butch, to approve the minutes of the 9/11/07 Supervisors’ Meeting.  Jerry and Butch voted in favor and the motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report – Jo Ann presented Terrie’s September Cash Balances and the bills as follows:  Vidmar Appraisals – $1,360.00; Andresen & Butterworth – $122.50; CLVTB – $18,169.76; CLVFD Relief Association – $5,005.00; and Payroll – $421.01.   A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry, to approve the Treasurer’s Report as read and the payment of bills.  Butch and Jerry 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 reported that she had notified Mary Frances Skala and Melissa Maloney, both of Fryberger, et al, to pursue the purchase agreement with Allete for the Township land exchange.  They are currently working toward that goal.


Community Action Plan Update Committee Report:  There was no report. It was decided to change the Agenda item from its current name to Community Action Plan Status.


Culvert:  Butch reported that he had spoken to St. Louis County Public Works Director/Highway Engineer Marcus Hall regarding the culvert on Gold Coast Road, which was to be constructed this fall.  Mr. Hall acknowledged that the County had not been diligent on their end of the project and assured Butch that communication and sharing of planning information would be forthcoming.  Construction of the culvert will not take place this fall; but rather next spring or the following fall, depending on weather and water levels.


Propane:  There was no report.





MAT Educational Conference & Annual Meeting – Nov 15-17, 2007:  A motion was made by Jerry, supported by Butch, to approve expenses for those wishing to attend the conference in St. Cloud.  Jerry and Butch voted in favor and the motion carried.


Minnesota Rural Water Seminars:  Two seminars presented by MRW were considered for Board member attendance.  A motion was made by Jerry, supported by Butch, to approve expenses for those wishing to attend either seminar.  Jerry and Butch voted in favor and the motion carried.


Other New Business:  There was none.


Town of Crane Lake Meeting Minutes – October 9, 2007

Comments from Officers:  Jerry stated that he would not be able to attend the November meeting.





Ruth L. Carlson stated that she was disappointed on the delay of the culvert installation.



Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors’ Meeting, November  13, 2007 – 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall

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






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.