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Recap of 2013 priorities in Pequot Lakes

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Recap of 2013 priorities

Pequot Lakes City Council priorities in 2013 included:

Parks:

• Sibley Lake Park (in progress): replace stairs, upgrade lighting, modernize the park with a playground and dog park.

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• Splash park (in progress): possibly include a winter skating rink.

• Bike, snowmobile and walking trails, including to Sibley Lake Park.

• Acquire center of town park from DNR (completed in 2013).

Finances:

• Equalize taxing districts and amend city/Sibley Township annexation agreement (completed in 2013).

• Develop a capital improvement plan (ongoing).

Planning:

• Adopt a comprehensive plan (completed in 2013).

• City gateways with an emphasis on County Road 11 (in progress).

• Sewer ponds and their impact on the future highway (in progress).

• Assessment of downtown and where amenities should be.

• Future commercial development sites (identify future Industrial Park expansion areas).

• Turnback of Highway 371 and County Road 11 (plan for those becoming city streets) (in progress).

Public Works:

• Streets and infrastructure plan (assess needs, including storm sewers and costs).

• Public works facility (completed in 2013 with a garage built).

• Assess all infrastructure.

Government:

• City administrator (a committee decided not to proceed with this idea at this time).

Economic development:

• Revolving loan fund.

• Incentives for vacant lot development.

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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