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Crosslake: Council agrees to vacate roadway

During their Monday, March 9, meeting, the Crosslake City Council unanimously agreed to vacate a 21.5-foot portion of right of way at the end of Birch Lane to the individual who owns land on three sides of that portion.

During their Monday, March 9, meeting, the Crosslake City Council unanimously agreed to vacate a 21.5-foot portion of right of way at the end of Birch Lane to the individual who owns land on three sides of that portion.

The council opened the issue up to the public, but no one

"We ran this, as always, through all of the departments and there were no negative comments, or positive ones, to be honest," city attorney Brad Person said.

A portion of this right of way had been vacated to the land owner years before, and this vacation will give the landowner more space between the roadway and their garage. The vacation would not restrict access for any other landowners, and city's public works department has not maintained the road.

"I think it is a reasonable request," Mayor Steve Roe said.

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The city's previous right-of-way issue on Manhattan Point has been tabled indefinitely.

In other action, the council unanimously agreed to begin posting videos of council meetings on YouTube. City clerk Char Nelson recently learned that the city of Breezy Point uploads their council videos, and that has been positively received by the community. There is no cost to post on YouTube.

The council also agreed unanimously to change the operating hours of the community center on a trial basis. At the request of a number of residents, the building will be open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. They also agreed to hire four additional part-time staff members for the community center at a rate of $9 per hour.

They also agreed to purchase three commercial fans for the community center at $940 per fan, and to allow the library to purchase two new fans as well.

In the month of February, the Crosslake Police Department responded to 117 incidents. Among them were 37 traffic stops, three traffic arrests and two fires. In Mission Township, the police department responded to 35 incidents.

Council member Dave Schrupp was not in attendance.

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Dan Determan has been a reporter for the Echo Journal since 2014, primarily covering sports at Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus
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