Lake Shore: Monthly meetings to start an hour earlier at 6 p.m. – Pine and Lakes Echo Journal


LAKE SHORE — Lake Shore City Council will continue to hold regular meetings on the fourth Monday of each month, but will begin those meetings at 6 p.m. instead of 7 p.m., according to council action outlined in draft minutes not approved from Monday Jan 24, meeting.

The start time change will take effect for the February 28 meeting.

Board member Doug Miller was absent Jan. 24.

Police reported 76 incidents in December, including 55 traffic incidents and 21 miscellaneous calls.

Police have shared a 2021 year-end report which lists 1,571 incidents, up from 1,235 incidents in 2020.

The increase is mainly due to a return to normal in agent-initiated business, with bars and restaurants fully open and having no stay-at-home orders, which happened in 2020 during the pandemic. of COVID-19.

The department participated in Toward Zero Deaths traffic enforcement with other Cass County agencies.

Thefts and other property crimes remained low last year. Police responded to eight theft-related calls, 13 fraud or scam-related complaints, 13 property damage reports, 78 medical exams, 76 residential or commercial alarms, 57 disorder and disturbance complaints, 78 public assistances , 50 suspicious activity reports and 33 property monitoring requests.

Officers arrested eight drivers for impaired driving, issued 147 traffic citations and responded to 31 vehicle or off-road vehicle accidents.

There were no deaths or serious injuries on city streets in 2021.

There was no structural fire at Lake Shore and there was one vehicle fire and two grass fires.

The department has contracted with the Gull Chain of Lakes Association to provide a boat access officer to the Department of Natural Resources. Access officers worked 354 hours, inspecting 3,338 boats and trailers.

The council also received the 2021 year-end fire and rescue report from Nisswa Fire Chief Shawn Bailey.

In other matters on January 24, counsel:

  • Approval of board and committee appointments for 2022. The environment committee was suspended because it has not met for two years.
  • Approved the following appointments in 2022: Miller as interim mayor; Gammello & Pearson as City Attorney; Widseth as a municipal engineer; Clasen & Schiessl CPAs as municipal auditor; Frandsen Bank and Trust, First Western Bank and Trust, First National Bank of Walker, Bremer Bank, American National Bank and MN Municipal Money Market as official depositories; Pineandlakes Echo Journal (primary) and Brainerd Dispatch (secondary) as official journals.
  • Adopted the Schedule of Charges and Schedule of Civil Fines for Administrative Violations for 2022.
  • learned that the year-end permit summary for 2021 included 18 units; two guest accommodations; five residential additions; 37 accessory structures; 36 decks/porches/patios; 21 septic tanks; 19 leveling/modifying the shoreline/steps; one for each new business, commercial addition/landscape/patio and home occupancy; and 16 short-term rental permits for a total of 95 zoning permits valued at $12,703,590.
  • I learned that the Trail 77 easement for the Bar Harbor Townhome area has been prepared and submitted to the City Attorney.
  • Received a year-end letter summarizing the projects and services City Engineer Widseth provided in 2021.

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