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September 11, 2012: Board of Supervisors Meeting



September 11, 2012



The September 11, 2012 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 & Jerry Pohlman, and Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman.  Treasurer Terrie Hoff was absent.





Additions to the Agenda: Post Office Community Meeting was added to New Business


Minutes – A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jim, to approve the minutes of the 8/14/2012 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report – Jo Ann read the August Cash Balances in Terrie’s absence and presented the bills as follows:  Cook News Herald – $28.50; Shirley Sanborn – $110.00; Charlotte Bystrom – $110.00; Virginia Marshall – $94.00; Jill Crain – $110.00; Shannon Bibeau – $16.00; CLVTB – $20,029.46; and Payroll – $595.59. 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: A written report provided by Ruth L. Carlson stated that progress is advancing and if all goes as planned we should be signing an exchange agreement around the end of the year.  That will lock in the agreement on both sides.  The Environmental Assessment Draft should be completed by the end of September with the appraisal completed by the end of October.  The appraisal will give the values of all land involved and will determine value for value or dollar for dollar.  Butch added that options are currently being researched for the Hazardous Material Survey on the land the Township owns.


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

  • The plant continued to operate within MPCA standards for the month of August.
  • The winterization process is beginning and reminders are being sent to all seasonal users on grinder station winterization procedure.
  • Sept. 12th there will be a meeting at the USDA-RD St. Paul office.  Bill Congdon and Rob Scott will be attending.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss funding for the Handberg Road extension project.
  • The next JPB meeting is Sept. 13th where Rob Scott will be addressing funding support for the CLWSD.
  • The CLWSD attorney has corresponded with RLK that if our current offer is not accepted by September 19th, she will be filing in court on behalf of the District to start the arbitration process.


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 motion was made by Jim, supported by Butch, to write a letter of response to the DNR addressing the issues that were not addressed and those that need further explanation.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.  Sarah Tuft suggested that the DNR be asked to include a playground, beach and picnic area for tourists and residents in the summer months.  The Board suggested that she write a letter to the DNR.


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


High Speed Internet:  More information is still needed.


ATV Use on Roads:  There was no report.



Town of Crane Lake Board of Supervisors’ Meeting Minutes – September 11, 2012





Levy sent to County:  The proposed 2012 payable 2013 levy amount of $85,000 was certified to St. Louis County on September 8th.


Frontier Alternative Form of Regulation Plan Petition:  The Board chose not to provide input on the petition to the MN Public Utilities Commission.


Post Office Community Meeting:  A meeting has been set for Thursday, November 1st at 5PM at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall to discuss the reduced hours planned for the Crane Lake Post Office.  Letters will be sent to all Crane Lake residents by the USPS and a notice will be posted in the Crane Lake Post Office.


Other New Business:  There was none.



Comments from Officers: Butch thanked the Voyageur Days Committee for their efforts and hopes the Labor Day event was successful.


PUBLIC COMMENTS – There were none.



Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors’ Meeting, October 9, 2012 – 7:30PM – Fellowship Hall



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







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.