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Lake Shore: Council discusses new city hall proposal

Work is moving forward on plans for the new Lake Shore City Hall building.

The council approved a proposal from Widseth Smith Nolting for professional services relating to the building at its Monday, Feb. 26, council meeting.

WSN's proposal includes three phases - design development, bid document and construction administration - for $73,500. Mayor Kevin Egan said this proposal aims to make the whole process as transparent and open as possible.

Once the design process is finished, Egan said the building committee will start looking at cost and how to finance the project.

"We're being diligent," he said of the building committee.

Public Safety

The Lake Shore Police Department responded to 78 traffic-related calls and 41 miscellaneous calls from Jan. 22 - Feb. 25. Calls included three medials, two DWI arrests and one snowmobile crash with injuries. Police assisted other agencies six times.

In other business Monday, the council:

• Approved the 2017 audit after a presentation by Chris Clasen, of Justin Clasen & Company.

• Approved the appointment of Todd Peterson to the building committee. Peterson replaced Earl North.

• Accepted a proposal from Schrupp Excavating for $13,050 for work on five Class V roads: West Portview Lane, Pohl Road, Agate Lake Road, Robinhood Way and Dunstad Road.

• Accepted a $41,700 proposal from Widseth Smith Nolting to reclaim and resurface portions of Narrows Road and Whitstrom Road. Schaeffers Point Road was originally on the list for 2018 as well, but council member Wayne Anderson said it was axed for now because of funds.

• Heard the broadband committee will hold its first meeting sometime in early March.

• Heard the 2018 Board of Appeal and Equalization will meet at noon Monday, April 9, at city hall.

• Discussed creating a new noise ordinance under which commercial establishments - like Zorbaz - would have to get permits for nights they have bands that may exceed the noise level limit in the city's current ordinance.