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City plans to vacate portion of roadway

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The Crosslake City Council came to a consensus Monday, Dec 9, to vacate a portion of the intersection of Whitefish Avenue and Summit Avenue. The council wished to see a final draft of the survey drawing before making the vacation, so the decision is not yet set in stone.

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John and Susan Derus own the adjacent lot and requested the vacation. Most likely due to a survey error, the building on their lot was built very close to the property line separating the lot from right-of-way.

The right-of-way at that intersection is larger than what’s typical for the city’s roads. The council agreed by consensus to vacate a portion of the roadway so the right-of-way mirrors the other side of the intersection, which has a more typical right of way.

The city plans to maintain a utilities easement, so the landowners will not be able to build on the land, but the vacation will bring the property in compliance to city setback ordinances.

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