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September 9, 2008: Minutes




September 9, 2008



The September 9, 2008 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Pohlman at 8:20PM 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, a reporter from the Voyageur Sentinel and 3 members of the community.


Additions to the Agenda:  Two items; Revised Resolution #2008-09 and Flag Pole were added to New Business


Minutes – A motion was made by Jim, supported by Butch, to approve the minutes of the 8/12/08 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:  Shirley Sanborn – $85.85; McCahill Publishing – $29.25; CLVTB – $18,502.92 and Payroll – $521.03. 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: Ruth L. Carlson stated that there was not much new to report.  The committee has located an assessor for property assessment when required.  The Township is waiting to hear from the USFS as to project progression.  The maps depicting the land involved in the exchange are no longer displayed at the Fellowship Hall.  Anyone wishing to review the maps should contact Jo Ann at 218/993-1303.


Community Development Update:  There was no report.


Speed Hump Request-Gold Coast Road:  $9,000 for speed humps was added to the 2009 Levy as approved by those citizens attending the Reconvened Annual Meeting on August 12th. The Board will look for opportunities between now and spring for grant funding possibly to coordinate with the Beautification Project or the culvert replacement.


Community Celebration:  A wrap-up meeting was held on September 8th to assess the event.  All committee members felt the event was a success and agreed that it was a worthy event to revive as Crane Lake Voyageur Days each year.  Everyone in the community was involved making it a true community event.


Culvert:  A letter received from Chris Morris, St. Louis County Bridge Engineer on this date states that the culvert replacement project is on hold.  The CLWSD does not currently have the funds to move the existing sewer main line for construction of the new culvert as required by St. Louis County.  The Board discussed the issue and agreed that both Butch and Jim would contact County Commissioner Mike Forsman to discuss options.



Election Judge Appointment – General:  A Recommendation for Election Judge Appointment was presented to the Board for approval.  A motion was made by Jim, supported by Butch to appointment the following to serve as election judges for the November 4th General Election: Charlotte Bystrom, Ginny Marshall and Joan Olson.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Resolution #2008-09:  A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry to adopt Resolution #2008-09 revising Resolution #2007-04 to correct dates for length of service for the Clerk and Treasurer positions.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


Town of Crane Lake Meeting Minutes – September 9, 2008





Flag Pole:  The Board discussed the acquisition of a flag pole to display the outdoor flag during elections.  The Board members agreed that they could arrive at a solution prior to the November elections.

Other New Business:  There was none.



Comments from Officers:  Terrie commented that Cathy Erickson had done research on the speed humps and has worked with the County on placement and stated that a decision should be made for installation in the spring.  Jo Ann reminded the public that Wednesday, September 10th was the last day for candidate filing for Township offices.  Butch thanked Ruth L. Carlson and Terrie Hoff for co-chairing the Voyageur Day Celebration event.




Ruth L. Carlson stated that the culvert was a concern when the Township was formed in 2002, prior to construction of the sewer line.



Next Meeting:    Board of Supervisors’ Meeting, October 14, 2008 – 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall.



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:15PM.






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.