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September 7, 2010: Board of Supervisors Meeting




September 7, 2010


The September 7, 2010 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, Matt Hemmila and Robert Ronning of St. Louis County, Dan Landwehr of Landwehr Construction and 3 members of the community.


Prior to beginning the business portion of the meeting, Jerry introduced Matt Hemmila and Robert Ronning of St. Louis County, and Dan Landwehr of Landwehr Construction to facilitate a discussion on the culvert project.  Mr. Hemmila explained that due to the elevation of the ledge rock under the culvert, the original plan to keep the road open by doing one-half of the road/culvert work at a time had to be abandoned.  Two options were presented:  Close the road for twelve hours while the work was completed or build a temporary road through the pond, which would create DNR issues.  Closing the road for twelve hours would be more cost effective.  Those present discussed the options and agreed upon road closure for twelve hours.




Additions to the Agenda:  There were none.


Minutes – A motion was made by Jim, supported by Butch, to approve the minutes of the 8/10/2010 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report – Terrie read the August Cash Balances and presented the bills as follows:  Charlotte Bystrom – $128.00; Virginia Marshall – $128.00; Joan Olson – $128.00; Shirley Sanborn – $128.00; CLVTB – $14,835.61 and Payroll – $504.75.  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: Butch reported that the preliminary appraisal process has been completed but the results are not known at this time.  The project is moving forward.


CLWSD Report – Rob Scott:  Rob was not present to report. Jo Ann reported that the CLWSD Board had voted to re-bid the ESA CSAH24 Extension project as too few bids were received, and the two bids that were received were above estimated project cost.  The CLWSD Board found it necessary to approve a high levy amount of $70,395 for 2011 to compensate for levy monies that will not be received in 2010.


Voyageur Days:  There will be a post Voyageur Days meeting next week.


Coalition for Community Schools:  No action was taken.


Culvert Status:  The clerk will post information on road closing for culvert work on the website and in the usual posting places.  Information will also be included with the Round Robin news in local papers.


Levy:  The proposed 2010 payable 2011 levy of $89,197.00 for the Township will be certified to the County by September 15th.




MN Dept. of Transportation Enhancement Projects:  The Board discussed the federally funded program targeting projects that are historic, scenic, or environmental in nature and/or focus on facilities for bicycles and pedestrians.  Only cities with over 5,000 people qualify.  The Board agreed that Jim would contact Gary Cerkvenik about other grant availability for trails.


Town of Crane Lake Board of Supervisors’ Meeting – September 7, 2010




Other New Business:  There was none.

Comments from Officers:  There were none.


PUBLIC COMMENTS:  There were none.



Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors Meeting, October 12, 2010 – 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall




There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15PM.








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.