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Crosslake Commercial land use opinions heard

Kicking off the process of reviewing and updating commercial land use ordinances in Crosslake, consultant John Sumption and the planning and zoning department held a public hearing to discuss what changes the community would like to see to the ordinances.

Between 10-15 people attended the meeting, mostly business owners but also residents and council members. Sumption, who was hired by the council, said he plans to review parts of Chapter 26 of the city’s ordinance. Chris Pence, Planning and Zoning Superivisor with the county, said a staff-level review will be performed on other areas of the city’s code relating to commercial land use.

Throughout the review process, the areas of code that will be examined, along with drafts of the potential new ordinance (once written) will be on the city’s website, www.cityofcrosslake.org.

The goal of the review is to make the ordinances readable and understandable.

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Crow Wing Power Announces Local Community Award

If you know an association or business that has made an outstanding contribution to a local community, you can nominate them for a commitment to community award.

Crow Wing Power is seeking applications for the eleventh Touchstone Energy® Community Award, which recognizes businesses, non-profit and community groups that have shown a strong commitment to the community. Anyone who has helped made the area a better place to live and work is eligible for the award. Organizations do not have to be a member of the cooperative, but must have served a community need within the service boundaries of Crow Wing Power in Cass, Crow Wing or Morrison counties. The recognition comes with a $500 cash prize to be donated to a community service project of choice.

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