LAKE SHORE – Golf carts will be allowed to use the streets of the town of Lake Shore after the city council approved a golf cart ordinance at its regular meeting on Monday, July 25.
The city’s ordinance regulating the use of golf carts is similar to one the Nisswa City Council passed just over a year ago. It comes after residents asked to use golf carts as transportation within the city limits.
City Hall has received phone calls asking for the status of a golf cart ordinance over the past month, with no one objecting to the use of the golf cart.
“It’s becoming such a common thing in the area with rentals in Nisswa and people wanting to use them here,” Lake Shore Police Chief Steve Sundstrom said.
The city can legally allow golf carts on city streets, but not on Cass County freeways, City Attorney Dan Hawley told the council.
“What’s going to happen is that Cass County will pass its own ordinance allowing travel on Cass County highways in accordance with that ordinance, so Lake Shore will issue permits for the city and the county, in city limits,” Hawley said.
Those who want to use golf carts on city streets must obtain a three-year license to do so. The cost is not fixed yet.
Police received 128 calls in June, including 75 traffic incidents and 53 miscellaneous service calls.
Activity included 45 traffic warnings, 13 traffic citations, one DWI arrest, six boating complaints (people driving too close to docks or loon nests), 17 medicals, one suspicious activity call, one report of theft and an assault report.
Lake Shore Police assisted other agencies five times.
Board member Doug Miller was absent on July 25.
In other business on Monday, the council:
- Appointed electoral judges for the August 9 primary elections.
- I learned that the city issued nine permits in June for a total value of $1,079,700. The permits included one dwelling, two accessory structures, two decks/porches/patios, seven septic systems, one grading/shoreline modification/steps and one commercial (Lost Lake Lodge).
- Gambling hall permits approved for Sherwood North and Cowboy’s, both for the Confidence Learning Center. Mayor Krista Knudsen withdrew from the Cowboys vote because she owns the company.
- Discussion of two quotes – $1,590 and $5,400 – to upgrade the City Hall network equipment. This will likely be a 2023 cost. City Engineer Widseth will review the quotes and what is on offer since the engineering company has staff with computer knowledge.
- Heard City Administrator Teri Hastings and Knudsen attended the Nisswa Fire Relief Association meeting where there was a unanimous vote to increase contributions to this fund – something that hasn’t happened in 10 years – and to review this year.
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