Photograph of the Week
“Frosty Morning” - photo by Dan Laakso 12/10/14
Outing Chamber’s Annual Breakfast with SantaThe Outing Chamber Breakfast with Santa drew 61 area children and their families to Granny’s Bar and Grill in Emily on Saturday Dec. 13 for a complimentary breakfast, a chance to visit and have a photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as a receive a bag full of gifts, and particpate in games and crafts.
Council puts limits on EDA powers of authority
At its Dec. 8 regular council meeting, the Crosslake City Council decided on a 3-to-2 vote to limit the Economic Development Authority’s (EDA’s) powers. Council members John Moengen and Steve Roe voted against the measure.
Mayor Darrell Schneider brought the matter to the council after discovering that when the city enabled the EDA in 1994, it made no limits on the EDA’s powers of authority, including, for instance, needing council permission to issue bonds.
By the mayor’s request, city attorney Brad Person provided the council with a list of eight limits that the council could, by state statute, impose on the EDA.
Those limits include: that the council may by resolution require the EDA to transfer any portion of reserves generated by the EDA, which the council determines not necessary for operation, to the debt service of the city in order to reduce tax levies; that the sale of all bonds or obligations issued by the EDA be approved by the council; that all official actions of the EDA be consistent with the comprehensive plan of the city; and more.
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