May 13, 2008: Minutes
TOWN OF CRANE LAKE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ MEETING
May 13, 2008
The May 13, 2008 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Pohlman at 7:35PM at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall with the Pledge of Allegiance recited by those in attendance including: Supervisors Jerry Pohlman, Jim Janssen and Butch Eggen, Treasurer Terrie Hoff, Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman, a reporter from the Voyageur Sentinel and 2 members of the community.
Additions to the Agenda: None
Minutes – A motion was made by Jim, supported by Jerry, to approve the minutes of the 4/8/08 Supervisors’ Meeting. Jim, Jerry and Butch voted in favor and the motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report – Terrie read the April Cash Balances and presented the bills as follows: McCahill Publishing – $19.50; Lutefisk Technologies – $29.90; CLVTB – $136.43 and Payroll – $476.41 A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jim, to approve the Treasurer’s Report as read and the payment of bills. Butch, Jim, 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: Documents were received from Mary Frances Skala of Fryberger, Buchanan for the land exchange financing procedure. A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry to adopt Resolution No. 2008-03 approving the special legislation passed by the Minnesota legislature and signed by the governor giving the Town of Crane Lake special borrowing consideration. Butch and Jerry voted in favor, Jim abstained and the motion carried. A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry to enter into a purchase agreement to purchase two forties of land on the Vermilion River owned by William Congdon and James Janssen upon review. Butch and Jerry voted in favor, Jim abstained and the motion carried. A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry to approve a special buy-back agreement with the land owners that would protect the Town upon review. Butch and Jerry voted in favor, Jim abstained and the motion carried. A motion was made by Butch, supported by Jerry to adopt Resolution No. 2008-04 entering into a financial agreement with the Border State Bank of InternationalFalls giving the Town the funds necessary to purchase the land at $250,000 at 04.25% with bi-annual payments over 30 years with no penalty for early payoff. Butch and Jerry voted in favor, Jim abstained and the motion carried. Ruth also mentioned that there will be an easement over the private land between the USFS and the landowner for the trail to the Vermilion Gorge guaranteeing trail use. She also stated that the Town is fully protected in the buy-back arrangement for five years.
Community Development Update: There was no report.
Propane: There was no report.
CLWSD Dialogue: There was no meeting of the Committee to report.
Assessment Service: The Board discussed assessment services with no decisions made.
Speed Bump Request-Gold Coast Road: Terrie Hoff spoke to Acting Traffic Engineer, Victor Lund about speed control on Gold Coast Road. The County, rather than MNDot, will be doing the speed studies after Memorial Day Weekend. A report will be sent to the Township following the studies with a determination of whether or not the results of the study merit speed control on Gold Coast Road.
Community Celebration: Ruth L. Carlson reported that the posters are up in the area and the updated information will soon be on the Township website.
Town of Crane Lake Meeting Minutes – May 13, 2008
Reorganization Meeting Date: A motion was made by Jerry, supported by Jim, to postpone Reorganization until January of 2009. Jerry, Jim, and Butch voted in favor and the motion carried.
Other New Business: There was none.
Comments from Officers: Jo Ann thanked Shirley Sanborn for once again organizing the Spring Clean-Up Day. Jerry thanked Ruth L. Carlson again for all the effort she has put into the land exchange. Jerry encourages everyone to look at the maps that Ruth has displayed in the Fellowship Hall to see exactly what lands are going to be in both the Town and private ownership after the exchange. With more land becoming available on the tax rolls, Town expansion can now occur. Contact Ruth or any of the Supervisors for more information. Butch requested that the culvert replacement be placed on the agenda for June.
Ruth L. Carlson commented that she wished more people had attended the meeting to view the maps on the Land Exchange. The maps will remain in the Fellowship Hall, Ruth would be willing to review the maps with all interested parties.
Next Meeting: Board of Appeals & Equalization, May 14, 2008 – 1PM, Fellowship Hall
Board of Supervisors’ Meeting, June 10, 2008 – 7:30PM, Fellowship Hall
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:25PM.
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.