TOWN OF CRANE LAKE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ MEETING
December 12, 2019
Prior to the meeting, newly appointed Supervisor Kara Knutson took the Oath of Office.
The December 12, 2019 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Pohlman at 5:35PM at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall with the Pledge of Allegiance recited by those in attendance including: Supervisors Jim Janssen, Kara Knutson & Jerry Pohlman; Treasurer Traci Bak; Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman; and 3 members of the community.
Additions to the Agenda: – There were none.
Minutes – A motion was made by Jim, supported by Jerry, to approve the minutes of the 11/12/19 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report –The November Cash Balances were read and the bills were presented as follows: Crane Lake Chapel – $750.00; Shirley Sanborn – $88.16; Timberjay – $101.08; MN Assn. of Twp. Agency – $229.00; CLWSD – $300.00; Lutefisk Tech. – $275.40; Costin Group – $1,250.00; Lake Country Power – $144.57; CLVTB – $1,498.44; CLVFD – $32,500.00; and Payroll – $609.36. A motion was made by Jerry, 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.
Costin Group Report: There was no report.
Committee Report: There was no report.
Grounds Clean-up: There was no report.
Docks: There was no report.
CIC Covenants/Unit 13: The CIC/Covenants Committee consists of Jerry Pohlman, Butch Eggen and Deena Congdon. Jerry reported that Brian Lindsey of the Trenti Law Firm was in the process of eliminating the covenants to the CIC that can be removed and will send a draft copy of the CIC with covenants that must remain to the Committee for review prior to the Board approving the new CIC. The Committee will update the Shuck’s, as CIC members, on the current activities involving the CIC.
ATV Use: Bruce Beste reported that the equipment is here to do the work – which will begin Monday, between Crane Lake and Vermilion Falls beyond Voyagaire Lodge. The $100,000 application to the IRRRB for funds should be approved soon. Bruce will be sending out a work-day notice to community members to assist with burning tree tops and re-locating wood from the work area.
Trails Report: There was no report.
Land Use Project: Because the community is so involved in developing the Visitor Center/Campground area, the development of the Land Exchange area will be addressed later on.
IRRRB Voyageur Statue Work: There was no report.
Scott’s Seaplane Base: There
was no report.
Town of Crane Lake Meeting Minutes – December 12, 2019
CLWSD Board Appointments: A motion was made by Jerry, supported by Kara, to adopt Resolution No. 2019-11 electing Bonnie Caughey and Darrell Scott to the CLWSD Board of Managers for terms beginning January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2022. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Tobacco License Renewals: A motion was made by Jim, supported by Jerry, to adopt Resolution No. 2019-12 to approve the issuance of a tobacco products license for Scotts Bar & Grill, LLC d/b/a/ Scotts Bar & Grill for the year ending the 31st day of December 2020. All voted in favor and the motion carried. A motion was made by Kara, supported by Jerry, to adopt Resolution No. 2019-13 to approve the issuance of a tobacco products license for VHB, Inc. d/b/a/ Voyagaire Lodge and Houseboats for the year ending the 31st day of December 2020. Kara and Jerry voted in favor, Jim abstained and the motion carried.
Consultant Contract: A motion was made by Jim, supported by Kara, to sign the 2020 Agreement by and between Costin Group, Inc. and the Township of Crane Lake for consulting services. All voted in favor and the motion carried. The Agreement will be sent to the Costin Group for signature.
Fire Protection Contract: A motion was made by Jim, supported by Jerry, to sign the 2020 Fire Protection Services Agreement between the Crane Lake Volunteer Fire Department and the Town of Crane Lake for fire protection services. All voted in favor and the motion carried. The Agreement will be sent to Fire Chief Jeff Sanborn for signature.
Levy Revisit: The Town is required to review, in December, the amount levied in September for possible reduction. A motion was made by Jerry, supported by Jim, that the levied amount for 2020 remain at $135,000. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
2020 Meeting Date Posting: The Board reviewed the meeting dates for posting. A motion was made by Kara, supported by Jim, to post the 2020 Meeting Dates as presented. All voted in favor and the motion carried.
Other New Business: There was none.
Comments from Officers: Jerry thanked Bonnie Caughey and Darrell Scott for stepping up to serve on the CLWSD Board and welcomed Kara Knutson to the Town Board. Jim echoed Jerry’s comments. Kara said she would learn as we go. Jo Ann attended the Presidential Primary Training along with Head Election Judge Shirley Sanborn on Tuesday where they learned about the procedures for the March election.
Public Comments: Bruce Beste said it was awesome that Kara volunteered to be on the Town Board of Supervisors.
Next Meeting: Board of Supervisors’ Meeting –Tuesday, January 14, 2020 – 5:30PM, Fellowship Hall
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:50PM.
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.