Lake Shore: City chooses not to try to regulate wake boats – Pine and Lakes Echo Journal


The Gull Chain of Lakes Association asked the City of Lake Shore to monitor wake boats on the lakes, but Mayor Kevin Egan reported that the city does not have that authority.

Rather, he believes the authority rests with the state legislature, he said at the council meeting on Monday, Feb. 24.

GCOLA had made a presentation to several city officials. After researching, the city learned that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Cass County would not enforce such a city ordinance, and the city does not have a marine unit to enforce it.

It’s a statewide problem, not a city problem, Egan said. Cities can regulate lakes, but is that good policy, he asked, noting that it would be a waste to have rules on one part of a lake and not on other parts in other places? other jurisdictions, in addition to lack of enforcement.

public safety

Police reported 68 incidents in January, including 36 traffic-related incidents and 32 miscellaneous calls for service. Traffic activity included 27 traffic warnings, two traffic citations and one DWI arrest. The miscellaneous calls included two suspicious activities, a burglary complaint, an assault complaint and a snowmobile driving through the ice on Upper Gull.

The Nisswa Fire Department, which serves Lake Shore, reported 26 calls in January, including 18 emergency medical services calls, two vehicle crashes and one house fire, snowmobile crash and vehicle crash.

Nisswa firefighters provided mutual aid in Pequot Lakes once.

In other business on Monday, the council:

  • Adopted the 2019 audit after hearing a presentation from Chris Clasen, Justin Clasen & Co.

  • Approved resolutions to apply to DNR for a Local Trail Connections Program grant and a Regional Trail Program grant to construct 1.3 miles of paved Gull Lake Trail along County State Aid Route 77.

  • I have learned that the Board of Review will be meeting at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 13 at City Hall for residents to review their estimated market values ​​with the county assessor.

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Lake Shore Town Hall. PineandLakes Echo Journal file photo.


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