The budget process is underway for the city of Forest Lake. The City Council held its first budget workshop last Thursday and its second this Tuesday. Two more are planned. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at City Hall. While all the meetings are public, this meeting will feature a chance for community members to address the council with budget feedback. A final meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 29 but will be cancelled if it is not necessary.
The proposed levy must be certified to the County Auditor by Sept. 15 and the final levy must be certified before Dec. 30. The amount of the final levy cannot exceed the proposed levy.