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Pedestrian, driver safety outside Bourbon Room addressed

The Crosslake City Council on Monday, July 22, discussed ways to improve pedestrian and driver safety around the entrance to the Bourbon Room (formerly Ox Lake Tavern).

Police Chief Robert Hartman said there have been three accidents there in the last two and a half months. The council agreed that the area is hazardous. Hartman presented the council with suggestions to increase safety.

After discussions, the council decided to pursue placing a streetlight on the corner of Anchor Point Road and County Road 66 and marking the road in front of the Bourbon Room as a no-parking area. Hartman estimated that four parking spots would be eliminated by such markings.

The city will consult with the property owners and work toward getting Crow Wing County approval, since the county would have to mark the area as no parking.

In other business Monday, the council:

• Heard from Todd Lyscio, the new director for the Crosslake Community School, who introduced himself and expressed a desire to work with the council on future projects.

• Set budget workshop dates for 9 a.m. Aug. 9 and 16.

• Approved, by a 3-1 vote, the recommendation regarding a change to the Personnel Committee. Now, the mayor, council liaison, finance director/treasurer and Crosslake Communications general manager will be voting members of the committee. The city administrator/consultant will be a non-voting member.

Council member John Moengen did not attend Monday’s meeting.