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Lake Shore: Council may change monthly meeting time

Ordinance change required to change meeting time to 6 p.m.

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Lake Shore City Hall. PineandLakes Echo Journal file photo.

Lake Shore City Council meetings likely will be held at an earlier time starting sometime in 2022.

The council agreed Monday, Dec. 20, to consider changing its meeting time to 6 p.m., still on the fourth Monday of the month.

Traditionally the council has met at 7 p.m.

This change requires an ordinance change, which the council will consider in January.

Public safety

Police had 72 calls for service in November, including 30 traffic-related incidents and 42 miscellaneous calls.

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Traffic incidents included 24 warnings and two citations. Miscellaneous activity included five suspicious activity reports and one property damage complaint. Lake Shore police assisted other agencies twice.

In other business Monday, the council:

  • Approved a proposal for engineering services from Widseth engineering firm.

  • Learned the city has issued 93 permits through November for a total valuation of $12,643,590. That’s nearly double the valuation at this time in 2020.

  • Learned Clasen & Schiessl certified public accountants will conduct the city’s financial audit Monday, Jan. 10, 2022.

  • Agreed to conduct an archaeology survey for an alternate Trail 77 route after multiple agencies raised objections about a first route within the right of way of County State Aid Highway 77. A survey of that first route reaffirmed a known archeological site near the city limits.

Council member Henry Cote was absent Monday.
Nancy Vogt may be reached at 218-855-5877 or nancy.vogt@pineandlakes.com. Follow her on Facebook and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/@PEJ_Nancy.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at nancy.vogt@pineandlakes.com or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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