Crosslake is keeping its options open concerning partnering with Crosslake Community School in the development of a parks plan for the community center.
Widseth Smith Nolting (WSN) completed a site plan that assessed 15 different properties where the city could be involved in providing land for school development.
WSN determined that the best possible site for a potential future school building was at the Crosslake Community Center.
A representative for WSN said the community center site made the most sense because of the potential for a consolidation of services on that site.
The council hired WSN to develop a master plan for the city park and community center with the option of incorporating the school.
The school's needs will be incorporated into the plan, as will the goals of the park and community center.
The maximum cost for the design is $3,910 plus expenses, with expenses not to exceed $200 for large format color printing.
The Crosslake Police Department reported 243 calls for service in May, including 63 traffic warnings, 10 traffic citations, 24 alarms, 24 agency assists, 13 hazards in the road, six thefts and seven driving complaints.
For Mission Township, Crosslake police reported 57 calls for service, including 38 traffic warnings, eight traffic citations and four medical calls.
The Crosslake Fire Department reported 22 incidents, including 13 medical calls and one building fire.
The council was also provided with a letter from the city of Sartell thanking the Crosslake Fire Department for assistance in response to the recent Verso Paper Mill explosion.
In other business Monday, June 11, the council:
Approved numerous variations as requested by Schueller Properties, LLC, for a property located at 12697 Arrowhead Lane. Approvals were made at a hearing held just before the regular meeting Monday night. The planning and zoning commission had previously denied the variances.
Recognized resident John Swanson with a picture and plaque. Swanson saved the life of a Crosslake woman many years ago. A $100 donation to the fire department was made in his name as thanks.
Approved a preliminary and final plat for Lakes State Bank and Highway 103 Storage. The former X-treme Storage Park will be subdivided into 57 storage lots. Four buildings will be added to the site to create the storage units.
Approved metes and bounds for lots on County Road 3, with a 50-foot right of way from the center line of the road to prepare for upcoming construction.
Approved the purchase of a used track loader, bucket and grapple for the public works department. Cost of the track loader is $26,500 plus tax, and the grapple attachment cost is not to exceed $3,000.
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