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Lake Shore extends noise ordinance to 11 p.m. for certain days

The Lake Shore City Council on Monday, April 28, approved a request from Lee Johnson of Zorbaz to extend the city’s ordinance regulating noise from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. for specific days through summer for outdoor live music at Zorbaz.

Johnson said the restaurant will host an Elvis impersonator regularly this summer and plans other music events around the Fourth of July and some other days.

Public safety

Lake Shore police reported 140 incidents from March 24-April 27, including 105 traffic-related incidents and 35 miscellaneous calls.

Traffic incidents included 79 traffic warnings, 17 traffic citations and one traffic arrest.

Miscellaneous calls included six public assists, three suspicious activity, two disturbance complaints, two possession of marijuana, one possession of drug paraphernalia, one disorderly conduct and one fire complaint. Lake Shore police assisted Nisswa police three times and Cass County deputies twice.


The city issued one land use permit for a commercial building in March for a total valuation of $176,000. One permit was issued in March 2013 as well, for a total valuation of $2,500.

So far this year, the city has issued five permits for a total valuation of $1,087,400. That compares to three permits issued by this time in 2013 for a total valuation of $337,500.

In other business April 28, the council:

• Saw the fishing pier sign dedicated to Vicki LaMere, a former council member who died. She worked hard to get a handicapped fishing pier at Fritz Loven Park. The sign will be put up there.

• Rescheduled its May meeting from Memorial Day, May 26, to a week earlier, May 19.

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