Cave and city back in courtThe Sam Cave/waterfront property saga continued Tuesday as both sides met in appeals court.
By: Matt Suoja, Lake County News Chronicle
The Sam Cave/waterfront property saga continued Tuesday as both sides met in appeals court.
After the city, in mediation, settled four lawsuits brought fourth by Cave, he filed another suit stating the settlements were not valid. That motion was then dismissed by Judge Kenneth Sandvik.
On Tuesday, however, those sides met in the Court of Appeals.
City Attornery Steve Overom, said at a Two Harbors City Council meeting Monday that he expects the Court of Appeals to take the full 90 days allotted to make a decision in the matter.
The issue involves Cave’s desire to back out of an agreement signed with the city in October 2006 after long negotiations. It involved zoning, use and ownership of waterfront property Cave bought from the railroad in 2002.
In other city council news:
- The city council approved a resolution that will lead to getting a $120,000 Iron Range Resources Public Works Grant for the Two Harbors Water Treatment and Supply Improvement Project.
City Councilor Steve Detlefsen said there were issues with the water pumps at the water treatment center that need to be addressed.
Safety equipment, Detlefsen added, also needed to be updated.
- There was also discussion of applying for a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Grant. If the grant request was applied for and accepted some of the funds from it could possibly go to items such as roadwork associated with new marina construction, a welcome center at the west end of town, work on the Gitchi-Gami State Trail from Two Harbors to Silver Creek, the construction of a high-speed rail maintenance facility on the west end of Two Harbors and a possible sewer design along the Two Harbors Highway 61 corridor.
- The council also passed a resolution to maintain an Arrowhead Regional Development Commission CAIRN sign which will be on the outskirts of Two Harbors, where the current “Welcome to Two Harbors” sign is. This one will be made from stone. It should be built by the end of August.
- The skateboard park, currently behind the arena, was also discussed. One possibility for a new location for the park would be at the old baseball field by the arena.
- Also, Councilor John Dover reminded residents to clean up lawns, especially for the upcoming Heritage Days. He said some residents may receive letters if their grass has not been cut yet. If it is not cut, the city could come to mow it and charge for its services.