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Lake Shore City Hall security will increase

The Lake Shore City Council decided Monday night, June 23, to add security features to the Lake Shore City Hall to monitor access to the building.

Chief Steve Sundstrom presented two quotes Monday night for adding key fob entry to four exterior doors and two interior doors in the city hall building as well as three security cameras. The council chose to accept a proposal from People’s Security for this system.

Public safety

City police will collaborate with Cass County on the Toward Zero Deaths project from Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014. This federally funded program focuses on reducing deaths and serious injuries on roadways.

Sundstrom said that the city had worked with Cass County in the past and that he would like to continue the collaboration because he thought it definitely increased safety on roadways.

Between May 20 and June 23, the Lake Shore Police Department recorded a total of 215 incidents. There were 143 traffic related incidents and 72 miscellaneous calls.

Sundstrom said that these numbers had increased compared to previous months due to the normal influx of people in the summer months.

The 143 traffic incidents consisted of 43 traffic citations, 89 traffic warnings, two DWI arrests, one arrest for no insurance, one car vs. deer crash, one driving complaint, two motorist assists, one parking complaint, two property damage crashes and one vehicle impound/tow.

The 72 miscellaneous calls and activity included three alarms, four medicals, 10 public assists, 10 suspicious activities, 14 disturbances, two theft complaints, one criminal damage to property, one warrant arrest, one possession of a small amount of marijuana, three dog complaints, one boating accident with injury and six aquatic species warnings.

Permit summary

The City of Lake Shore issued four permits in May for a total valuation of $231,000 compared to five permits in May 2012 with a total valuation of $4,000.

The permits issued in May 2013 included one dwelling, one accessory structure, two decks/porches/patios, two septic systems, and one commercial addition/landscaping/patio.

Up to this point in 2013, Lake Shore has issued 13 permits, compared to 16 permits at the same point in 2012.

Other council business

Additionally, on Monday, the council:

• Accepted a quote from Schrupp Excavating for class 5 to be hauled and placed on Agate Lake Road.

• Decided to allow dock installation companies to use Bishop’s Landing, but not landscaping companies.

• Agreed to a step pay increase for Sundstrom following his annual review.

• Declared that the petition requesting the asphalt paving of 72nd Street east of Jacob’s Road was signed by the required percentage of affected property owners. The petition was referred to Widseth Smith Nolting, city engineer, for assessment and recommendation.