On Monday, September 28, Lake Shore City Council approved a preliminary plan and waiver, with conditions, to redevelop Rebound Lodge/Lost Lake Lodge on Lost Lake Road.
The plan is to expand the complex and restructure it to allow second party ownership, which requires a conditional use permit. Three cabins would be demolished, four cabins would be converted to single units, and four twin units (eight units) and three isolated single units would be built.
The board must determine the maximum number of days an owner can live in the unit. The Planning Commission has suggested a maximum of 60 days from May 1 to October 1 to ensure the property retains its resort status and does not become a residential development.
Conditions approved with the preliminary plan do not include boat lifts for unit owners, no units may be occupied year round until adequate infrastructure is in place, the resort will retain its license to operate as a resort, among many others.
Police responded to 144 incidents, including 86 traffic-related incidents and 58 miscellaneous reports from August 24 to September 24. 27. Traffic incidents included 64 traffic warnings, 17 traffic citations and one arrest for DWI and one property damage accident.
Miscellaneous activity included eight residential/commercial alarms, six suspicious activities, five theft complaints, five disturbances/disorders, four aquatic invasive species violations, two property damage incidents, two property disputes and one burglary complaint.
Lake Shore Police assisted Nisswa Police four times and Cass County Deputies twice.
In other business on Monday, the council:
• Addition of Chief of Police Steve Sundstrom to the Park Committee.
• Passed a resolution supporting a legacy grant application for Trail 77, a proposed trail along County State Aid Highway 77. The city project has been granted regional park status, making it eligible for Legacy Grant funding.
• I learned that the city issued four permits in August for a total value of $10,100. So far this year, the city has issued 53 permits for a total value of $2,261,975.