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Lake Shore: Pre-construction phase to begin on new city hall building

Hy-Tec Construction is set to begin pre-construction work on the new Lake Shore City Hall building.

The Lake Shore City Council approved Hy-Tec's proposal Monday, April 23, which estimates the cost of services at $65 an hour for 60 hours, or $3,900.

Pre-construction services include assisting with conceptual plans; attending meetings with project architect Widseth Smith Nolting; providing a preliminary budget on conceptual drawings; developing an overall schedule including design development phase, budgeting phase, council approval, bidding phase and permitting, and detailed construction phase; and discussing bidding options and the local bidding economy.

Public safety

The Lake Shore Police Department responded to 82 incidents from March 26-April 22, including three theft complaints and one crash. Police assisted other agencies four times.

Also in the public safety department, the council:

• Approved an agreement between the police department and Zorbaz on Gull to provide law enforcement services on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day through Labor Day for $30 per hour.

• Approved an agreement between the police department and the Gull Chain of Lakes Association to provide law enforcement services for the enforcement of aquatic invasive species at the Department of Natural Resources public access. GCOLA agreed to pay $30 per hour for up to 400 hours. Additional hours can be added if mutually agreed upon.

• Accepted a $1,000 donation from Linda Martin for police department equipment.

In other business Monday, the council:

• Rezoned 2.73 acres of land on Balsam Lane from low density residential to public, as the city is purchasing part of the land.

• Tabled a decision to upgrade the lift stations at Point Narrows and Weinzel Point, along with improvements to the north and south drainfield until the May council meeting when more information can be gathered.

• Extended the Gull Lake Walking and Biking Trail Cooperative Agreement, which was originally formed to determine the feasibility of a walking and biking trail around Gull Lake. The agreement is among Cass and Crow Wing counties, the cities of East Gull Lake, Lake Shore and Nisswa and Fairview Township.

• Recognized a petition requesting the improvement of Pohl Road from County State Aid Highway 77 to the end of the city-maintained portion of the road. The petition is now referred to City Engineer Dave Reese, of WSN, who will determine if the improvements are necessary, cost-effective and feasible.

Council member John Terwilliger did not attend Monday's meeting.

Meeting date change

Because of Memorial Day, next month's Lake Shore City Council meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, May 21.

Theresa Bourke

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