The good news in Nisswa is the reinstatement of Craig Taylor as Nisswa’s police chief after having been suspended Aug. 15 by Nisswa mayor Brian Lehman and city attorney Clyde Ahlquist. Unless you have been out of the universe, you know the rest of the story. At the regular council meeting on Aug. 21 there was a considerable amount of comments made by several of the 70 or so people gathered at Nisswa City Hall as to why and how the council justified the action taken against Chief Taylor.
As reported in the Lake Country Echo on Feb. 14, the Nisswa City Council is proceeding with final design plans to build a combined public restroom/chamber of commerce office building downtown. This would replace the existing building that the chamber presently owns and says is not adequate for their use. The estimated cost for the basic structure is $446,000. With added options, ranging from a metal roof, ceramic tile floors, built-ins and a gas fireplace, $527,000. The city proposes to pay for this project by issuing 10-year abatement bonds.