As of August 26th, the 40 acre grounds and building of North Shore Community School are now the property of ABC Inc. Over the last 11 years or so it has been our Township's Community Center (rented to NSCS in order to save the school). Over the years, the Township has upgraded the property from rental payments plus Township and NSCS grants (e.g. new roof, added 3 classrooms and office, energy efficient windows, removal of asbestos and new floor covering, safety upgrades, warming house and skating/hockey rinks, picnic pavilion outdoor toilet, improved athletic fields, maintenance equipment, trail upgrades, etc.). Changes in State law now permit charter school affiliated building corporations (ABC's) to own school property.
In general, community use is permitted after school hours and in the summer break. Day to day arrangements to schedule use by the community are handled by staff. If there are larger concerns or financial requests, these are handled by a newly formed Joint Use Committee (JUC) of 5 members, 1 from NSCS, 1 from ABC Inc, 2 from our Township and 1 non-affiliated member that is picked by the other members.
Public Information Meeting November 6 at 6:30 at the Town Hall
The senior housing initiative envisioned in our Township's Comprehensive Plan is moving ahead. Those initially signed up (a refundable $500 application saves a place in line) met Oct. 2nd with Dave Hanson to begin discussions of preferences in building site and features. Potential sites are being reviewed. A public information meeting is on November 6th at 6:30pm in the Town Hall. Everyone welcome! Dave Hanson of Realife, who is working with the Township group, sent out a mailer announcing this meeting and providing some ideas to consider. If you would like to be notified of these meetings, leave a message for Mary Ann Sironen at 525-5705.
Scandinavian Festival and Olde World Goodies, Sat. Dec 14th 9-3.
Swedish Smorgasbord $12. 11-2. at French River Lutheran Church, 5210 Ryan Rd.
Jeffrey S. Roiland, Lake Connections Project Manager
Lake Connections Project Manager Jeff Roiland suggests residents get information at the Lake Connections web site: www.lakeconnections.com and the tab "Gaining Speed" for construction progress.
Lake Connections is at 409 17th Ave, Two Harbors. 218-834-8320.
Watch for Grand Opening of the Two Harbors Central Office at the end of August.
See Lake Connections Website for Details email email@example.com.
For our Township Youth
A column for Township youth (under 25yrs) who are seeking work and Township residents who need help with various jobs suitable for youth (babysitting, lawn, garden, maintenance and eventually snow shoveling, etc.).
Leave your ad & contact information at the Town Hall or leave a message 525-5705 or firstname.lastname@example.org
File to run for Town Supervisor. Two positions will be on the ballot in March. Candidates need to file at the Town Hall during office hours from Dec 31st to 5pm January 14th.
Both of our Community Education coordinators have tendered their resignations effective for the end of the year. A big thank you goes to both Michelle Libby and Tera Freese for their time and efforts in helping to coordinate the activities for the Township. Fall classes will continue as scheduled. Going forward, we will be re-evaluating the program and possibly doing another survey to assist us in making sure the community's needs are being met. Stay tuned for further information.