The Lake Shore City Council will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, regarding proposed Portview Road West improvements.

The council on Monday, Sept. 23, heard feasibility report information regarding existing road conditions, proposed improvements and associated costs, who would be assessed and how much, according to unapproved draft meeting minutes.

City engineer Dave Reese, with Widseth Smith Nolting engineering firm, said cost is most important to benefiting landowners when taking the road from gravel to paved (up to city standards). He said the engineering estimate is just under $220,000 for the construction and $44,000 for engineering/administrative/legal fees for a total estimated cost of $264,000.

Of that, 60% ($158,400) would be assessed to the benefiting landowners and 40% ($105,000) to the city. The petitioners would spread their portion equally to abutting benefiting property owners.

Reese said the city can’t assess more than the increase in market value after the improvement is made. There are non-abutting landowners who have agreed to pay a portion of the road project.

In other business Sept. 23, the council:

  • Learned police reported 184 incidents in August, including 116 traffic-related incidents and 68 miscellaneous calls.

  • Heard from the mayor that the broadband committee continues to attempt to procure infrastructure for broadband at a reasonable price. The council approved a Region Five Development investment agreement for $25,000 to go toward broadband infrastructure to expand broadband service to city residents and/or businesses.

  • Appointed Jim Woll to the city’s wastewater/road committee immediately, and as an alternate to the planning commission starting Jan. 1, 2020.