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Crosslake: Council approves Lone Pine Beach land vacation

The Crosslake City Council voted unanimously to approve a right of way vacation on Lone Pine Beach during a scheduled public hearing at the monthly meeting Monday, Oct. 8, at city hall.

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Echo Journal file photo.

The Crosslake City Council voted unanimously to approve a right of way vacation on Lone Pine Beach during a scheduled public hearing at the monthly meeting Monday, Oct. 8, at city hall.

Resident John Schultz requested the right of way vacation. A public access path to the lake, which the city owns, cut through Schultz's property. Schultz offered a portion of land on the edge of his property in exchange for vacating the current space running through the center.

Attorney Alex Kuhn, filling in for city attorney Brad Person, said the parks and recreation commission and public works department recommended the move.

"It would appear appropriate to vacate," said Kuhn.

The council also heard an update from Hy-Tec Construction regarding the structural integrity of the Old Fire Hall and former Crosslake School building next door to city hall. The city is looking into options to update facilities currently housed at city hall, both emergency services and administration.

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The structures were found to be in sound and stable condition should the city choose to buy the property and renovate the space.

Council member Dave Nevin opened discussion about buying that next-door property from Paul Hiniker. Nevin said he didn't understand why the ball was dropped on making the purchase when he remembered discussions on the topic starting months ago.

"I think this location is the best, whatever the city decides to do," said Nevin. "I'm afraid that we've exhausted our timeframe with Mr. Hiniker."

Other council members had reservations about committing to the purchase without spending more time considering all available options.

Nevin made a motion to purchase the land at $900,000, but the motion failed for lack of a second.

In other action Oct. 8, the council:

• Approved a request to alter the city logo for use at the new pickleball courts at the community center.

• Authorized the issuance of up to $690,000 in general obligation street reconstruction bonds.

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• Approved revisions to land use ordinances, including requiring a 4:12 pitch roof on accessory structures near water and eliminating the need for a permit for fences constructed more than five feet from side property lines or more than 15 feet from the edge of the road.

• Voted unanimously to join the Minnesota Environmental Science and Economic Review Board.

• Approved the beginning of negotiations to purchase land at 35025 Riverwood Trail.

• Voted to do nothing for the time being about the leaning salt and sand storage building, as it has started shifting back.

In September, the Crosslake Police Department responded to 168 incidents in Crosslake, including five for suspicious activity, one theft and one shooting complaint. In Mission Township, they responded to 83 incidents, including one animal complaint and two suspicious vehicles.

In September, the Crosslake Fire Department responded to 26 incidents, including one search for a lost person.

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