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

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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.

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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.

Nancy Vogt can be reached at nancy.vogt@pineandlakes.com.

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