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City accepts TS Recreational landscaping plan

The Detroit Lakes City Council gave TS Recreation its blessing to stay where it's located and continue business as usual. But, the city wants to spruce it up a bit.

The council accepted owner Todd Simison's landscaping plan at Tuesday evening's meeting.

The landscaping plan will take place in two phases. The first one, scheduled to be completed by the end of May, includes the planting of about a dozen spruce trees between the two existing buildings along the East Shore Drive edge of the property.

The second phase is scheduled to be completed by mid-October and includes several more screening elements than the first phase.

Honeysuckle vines will be planted on the East Shore Drive side of the property. About half a dozen blue spruce trees are scheduled to be planted along Highway 10, along the wetland area.

A chain-link fence will encompass most of the property, a wooden fence will be placed along the Pembina Trails addition of Ox Cart Trail, and a berm will be installed next to the wooden fence, along with more spruce trees.

Simison has agreed to work with property owner Dave Gohman to plant trees on Gohman's property in Pembina Trails, along East Shore Drive. This part of the landscaping plan will be completed when Gohman has completed the excavation for his home.

Also at the council meeting, the aldermen approved:

n The first reading of an ordinance limiting electronic billboards.

n Acceptance of City Administrator Rich Grabow's letter of resignation. He is retiring Sept. 30.