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Lake Shore, Loon Lake Township to host public hearing on 72nd Street improvements

The Lake Shore City Council on Monday, Jan. 27, set a public hearing for 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, with Loon Lake Township for proposed improvements to 72nd Street off of Jacobs Road.

The road is partially in Lake Shore and partially in Loon Lake Township. Estimated improvement cost is $100,580. According to an approved joint powers agreement, Lake Shore would pay 65 percent of the improvement costs and Loon Lake Township 35 percent.

Future maintenance costs would be split 50-50.

Loon Lake Township previously approved those terms.

Planning and zoning

Lake Shore issued 72 land-use permits in 2013 for a total valuation of $4,135,710, the council learned Monday, Jan. 27. That compares to 50 permits issued in 2012 for a total valuation of $3,284,970.

Permits issued in 2013 included 11 dwellings, seven residential additions, 19 accessory structures, 16 decks/porches/patios, 13 septic systems and five commercial additions/landscaping/patios.

The city issued no permits in December 2013, which corresponded to no permits issued in December 2012.

In other business Monday, the council:

• Approved annual appointments, including Gammello & Qualley as city attorney; Widseth Smith Nolting as city engineer; Mathias C. Justin as city auditor; Frandsen Bank and Trust, BlackRidge Bank, Lakes State Bank, First Bank Brainerd and Minnesota Municipal Money Market as official depositories; and the Pineandlakes Echo Journal as primary and Brainerd Dispatch as secondary official newspapers.

• Adopted the city fee schedule. The only change is a $25 fee for a road approach/driveway entrance.

• Approved joint powers agreement with Cass County regarding a grant application for a proposed trail along County Road 77.

Council member Doug Miller was absent from Monday’s meeting.

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