Lake Shore: Council hears work has begun on Fairview Township portion of Gull Lake Trail – Pine and Lakes Echo Journal


At a regular meeting that ended in just under 15 minutes on Monday, May 24, Lake Shore City Council heard that construction was beginning on 4.1 miles of Trail 77 in Fairview Township, Woods Drive to Hunters Ridge Trail.

According to the township’s website, the township has submitted a $2 million grant application to the Legislative-Citizen Resources Commission of Minnesota to complete the final 3.7 miles of the trail next year.

The website says that in April, Fairview City Council accepted a $1,458,982.70 bid from Gladen Construction to LaPorte to build the first 4.1 miles of trail.

The township portion of the Gull Lake Trail runs 7.8 miles along the west side of County Road 77 from Woods Drive in the south to Sandy Point Road in the north.

Planning work continues on the final portion of the trail project at Lake Shore.

In other business on Monday, the council:

  • Learned police reported 80 incidents in April, including 56 traffic-related incidents and 24 miscellaneous calls. The incidents included 45 traffic warnings, four traffic citations, three suspicious activity calls and two property damage complaints.

  • Heard the city issued 12 land use permits in April with a total value of $1,687,800, including a John Allen commercial project on Interlachen Road. Year-to-date valuation totals $3,411,300.

  • Accepted a $3,781 quote from Outdoor Specialties LLC in Pine River to seal road cracks in 2021; and accepted a $12,375 quote from Anderson Brothers Construction for a polypatch for Neimi Circe, although the council agreed to contact Outdoor Specialties to see if that firm could do the project for less.

  • Learned Police Chief Steve Sundstrom had a successful annual review.

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