Municipal Musings

Cindy McCleary of the project’s architectural firm, Leo A. Daly, chats with a resident during last week's visioning session at city hall. (Photos by Clint Riese)

Cindy McCleary of the project’s architectural firm, Leo A. Daly, chats with a resident during last week’s visioning session at city hall. (Photos by Clint Riese)

 

A visioning session held so architects could draw input from residents about designs for the new city hall/public safety facility nearly veered off course last Monday, March 4.

Participants were asked to finish the phrase “Our new municipal project will be successful if...” One response concluded “...it is built to make the cheap Norwegians happy.”

Participants were asked to finish the phrase “Our new municipal project will be successful if…” One response concluded “…it is built to make the cheap Norwegians happy.”

Many in the crowd of about a dozen at the current city hall spent the first half hour questioning the merits of the recently approved project. Eventually, the group moved on to a healthy discussion of the facility’s physical makeup. Examples of modern municipal facilities were displayed so those at the meeting could pick and choose elements they liked.

 
  • Happy Day

    “crowd of a dozen” That tells you all you need to know.

    • Saturday Night Live’s Rosannadana

      The air in the room was electrified with the rage the citizens of Forest Lake are feeling about this project; the tension was so thick you could cut it with a knife. The room was packed wall to wall with people that just wanted one thing – TO BE HEARD

      What? You say there were only twelve people in the room and they are the ones suing the city!

      Never Mind

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