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Okoboji City Council Reviews Findings Of Lakeshore Drive Parking/Traffic Study

Wed 12-11-2019

(Okoboji)-- The Okoboji City Council Tuesday evening reviewed findings of a parking and traffic study on Lakeshore Drive. No action was taken on the matter. The council is forming a committee to further review the information and come up with a formal recommendation. Councilman Jim Delperdang says coming up with a solution that will make everyone happy is going to be a challenge...Lakeshore Drive Parking (1) 

"We've talked about it before and a solution for the walkers is different than a solution for the bikers which is different than the solution for the through traffic, so regardless of the outcome we're, people, somebody's going to complain. But I think you're right, though, if people are aware that we are trying to address the issue, that goes a long way."

The council also last (Tues.) evening reviewed revised plans for East Lake Park, across from Kum 'n Go in Okoboji. The new plans eliminate a need for a property swap between the city and the 17 Oaks Condominiums. It opens the way for Imagine Iowa Great Lakes, which will do the work, to apply for a sovereign lands permit from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The Okoboji City Council also set February 6th to re-bid the Dixon Beach sea wall rip-rap project. A public hearing on the matter was set for the council's February 11th meeting. The council was originally scheduled to receive bids on the project last month, but none were received.