Lake Shore: New Year's Eve may include fireworks
Bar Harbor Supper Club and Zorbaz on Gull may sponsor a fireworks display at 10 p.m. New Year's Eve after receiving Lake Shore City Council approval. The operator is AOP Pyrotechnics-Sheldon Speaker.
Speaker told the council Monday, Nov. 26, that a midnight fireworks show had been discussed, but Police Chief Steve Sundstrom said the city would get noise complaints at that time. He was fine with a 10 p.m. show.
According to minutes from a Nov. 8 public hearing regarding final assessments for Pohl Road improvements, the council approved the assessments for 8.5 equivalent lots. Project cost was $125,069, with residents paying 60 percent of that cost in assessments, or $75,041. That came out to $8,892 per equivalent lot when considering 2018 interest.
Those residents can pay the city clerk within 30 days or in 10 annual installments at 5 percent interest.
Seven people attended the public hearing.
The council adopted an updated police department policy manual. The manual was last adopted in 2006.
The council approved Sundstrom's request to order a 2020 Ford Explorer from Mills Ford in Baxter for $33,973 to replace a 2013 model.
Police reported 139 incidents in the last month, including 82 traffic-related incidents and 57 miscellaneous calls. Police issued 67 traffic warnings and four traffic citations. Miscellaneous activity included six suspicious activity and one theft.
The Nisswa Fire Department had 29 calls in October, which includes 22 emergency medical services calls.
In other business Monday, the council:
• Designated Lake Shore City Hall as a polling place. The council must approve this annually.
• Agreed to close city hall Mondays, Dec. 24 and 31 - Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
• Learned the city issued four land-use permits in October for a total valuation of $603,000. Permits included four accessory structures and one each dwelling, guest cabin, relocate dwelling, residential addition, deck/porch/patio and septic system.