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October 9, 2012: Board of Supervisors Meeting



October 9, 2012



The October 9, 2012 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Jim Janssen at 7:35PM at the Crane Lake Volunteer Fire Department Hall with the Pledge of Allegiance recited by those in attendance including: Supervisors Butch Eggen and Jim Janssen, Treasurer Terrie Hoff, and Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman.  Supervisor Jerry Pohlman was absent.





Additions to the Agenda: There were none.


Minutes – A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jim, to approve the minutes of the 9/11/2012 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:  St. Louis County Auditor – $56.00; CL Sustainable Land Corp. – $250.00; IRS – $304.04; CLVTB – $14,680.63; and Payroll – $465.08. 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: A written report provided by Ruth L. Carlson stated the following:  The Land Exchange is slowly moving forward.  The CLSLC has entered a MSA Environmental Consulting Services Agreement with MSA Professional Services to do Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Proposal of the three locations of properties in the exchange. This involves site reconnaissance, interviews, record reviews and an evaluation and documentation of the findings, opinions and conclusions in a Phase I ESA report. Butch Eggen has offered to direct the worker, Jeff Anderson to the different land sites on October 13th.  He will visit all the properties. This will be accomplished in one day.  The appraisal will take two days on the grounds beginning October 9 followed by a detailed report.   The on-site study also requires assistance from our corporation in traveling across the water and onto the land sites. Bill Congdon has offered to assist on this project.  After these two projects are completed we will receive full reports on information needed by the Forest Service and the CLSLC.  I will share the reports with the Board of Supervisors when they are received. 


CLWSD Report:  Rob Scott provided a written report to the Board.

  • The plant continued to operate within MPCA standards for the month of September.
  • All conversions at the plant for winter operations have been completed.
  • A reminder for all seasonal users to complete the grinder station winterization procedures was included with the September billing.
  • The District continues to work with the USDA-RD on grant fund applications for environmental review and engineering support for the Handberg Road extension project.
  • The District has requested that their attorney file in court for formal arbitration against RLK.


Assessor Status Report:  MN Department of Revenue is currently reviewing the status of Jan’s work.  The report has moved from the commissioner’s office to another entity at Revenue and it is expected to be ‘a number of months’ before the report becomes public. There were no new reports received.


DNR Public Water Access Proposal: The Board reviewed the letter received from the DNR dated June 18, 2012.  A letter of response outlining the issues that were not addressed in the Township’s letter of June 13, 2012 was sent to the DNR.


Jacque Eggen Memorial Fund:  There was nothing new to report.


High Speed Internet:  There was no report – Item will be removed from future agendas.


Town of Crane Lake Board of Supervisors’ Meeting Minutes – October 9, 2012





ATV Use on Roads:  There was no report – Item will be removed from future agendas.


Postal Service Survey:  The Board will return the survey stating that they would like the Crane Lake Post Office to remain open.





Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan Update:  A response of no comment will be sent to the County’s request for feedback on the update.


Election Judge Approval:  A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jim, to approve the Clerk’s roster of those eligible for appointment to serve on the Election Board for the General Election on November 6, 2012.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Other New Business:  There was none.



Comments from Officers: Jo Ann reminded everyone to vote at the upcoming November 6, 2012 General Election.

PUBLIC COMMENTS – There were none.


Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors’ Meeting, November 13, 2012 – 7:30PM – Fellowship Hall



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:10PM.







Jo Ann Pohlman, Clerk                                                   Jim Janssen, Vice – 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.