City to discuss next step on harborThe Litigation Committee of the Two Harbors City Council will meet at 4 p.m. Monday at city hall to discuss property issues related to Sam Cave and development around Agate Bay and Pork City Hill.
The Litigation Committee of the Two Harbors City Council will meet at 4 p.m. Monday at city hall to discuss property issues related to Sam Cave and development around Agate Bay and Pork City Hill.
When litigation strategy is discussed and attorney/client confidentiality comes into play, the meeting will be closed.
Last month, the Minnesota Supreme Court said it would not hear the case between the city and Sam Cave over his dispute of a negotiated settlement on what he can do with his land on Lighthouse Point and other areas.
Design work on a marina by the Minnesota DNR continues. Part of the project is a reconstruction of the current public access near the lighthouse.
Among the highlights of the past agreement include:
- Cave will give the city title to land along the waterfront, including the forested area of Lighthouse Point, Van Hoven Park, the land surrounding the community center and certain roadways.
- The city will allow Cave to extend utilities, at his cost, to his commercial property on Minnesota Highway 61, and to Pork City Hill.
- Plans for condominium developments on Lighthouse Point are subject to the city’s normal review and approval process. If the city fails to approve the developments, the settlement agreement will be voided.
- Two Harbors will use its best efforts to annex the Pork City Hill property through an orderly annexation with Lake County.
Cave has said he has no immediate plans for his property. The News-Chronicle asked city and state officials for reprintable current maps detailing the marina project and land ownership around Agate Bay but none were provided.