The Lake Shore City Council adopted a comprehensive plan at its Monday, Aug. 26, regular meeting, according to unapproved draft meeting minutes.
After compiling and reviewing comments received at a June public hearing and through the August planning commission meeting, adjustments were made to the plan based on feedback. The planning commission then adopted the plan and recommended the council do the same.
Mayor Kevin Egan noted the effort to create the comprehensive plan, thanking those involved, and said it is a vital document as a guide for the future and telling the vision for the community.
The plan is available on the city website at www.cityoflakeshore.com.
Streets and broadband
Egan said that during a workshop held Aug. 15, the council discussed different ways to pay for the 2018-22 street reconstruction plan that the council authorized in July 2018.
He said that by majority, the council recognizes the need for road improvements and believes the process should be brought forward.
Egan also said that past broadband discussions suggested the city use a temporary or contract service or an intern to help with a broadband project, specifically to conduct speed tests in unserved or underserved areas of the city. Speed tests are needed to refute incorrect broadband maps. Correct maps are critical if the city is to seek funding for broadband grants.
The council agreed to request the assistance of Sourcewell’s intern program.
In other business Aug. 26, the council:
Learned that police reported 261 incidents in July, including 159 traffic-related incidents and 102 miscellaneous calls.
Learned the wastewater/road committee discussed 21st Avenue concerns with residents Mitch Crocker and Scott Flategraff with one suggestion made to work toward a resolution.
Learned that resident John Allen donated $50,000 to the park and recreation committee. In return, a portion of the trail will be named the Bar Harbor Boardwalk, if the city receives a recently submitted grant. Also, $1,500 was raised for the trail at the Gull Lake Boat Show held at Bar Harbor. Allen owns Bar Harbor Supper Club.
Approved a proposal from XT Creative Group, Nisswa, for $2,000 to reorganize the city’s website.
Council member Wayne Anderson was absent Aug. 26.