Government

The city of Forest Lake recently finished a round of 2015 budget talks, with plans to approve a preliminary levy on Sept. 22. However, next year residents might see an increase show up somewhere other than their property tax bills: their sanitary sewer charges. Currently, Forest Lake residents are charged for sewage based on water [...]

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Forest Lake residents with fall leaves to dispose of will likely need to go somewhere else this fall. The city of Forest Lake announced this week that the Forest Lake Compost Site, currently operated by Buberl Recycling, will likely not open this year as Buberl continues to clean the site following county claims of potentially [...]

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If the city of Wyoming could turn back the clock on the process of finding a site for a YMCA in the Forest Lake area, it would ask the nonprofit organization for a bit more communication. That was the message of Mayor Eric Peterson and Councilwoman Linda Nanko Yeager, who told the Forest Lake Times [...]

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Voters in the Forest Lake Area School District will decide whether to raise their own taxes by referendum next spring, but until then, they won’t have to worry about an increase in their regular school property taxes. At its Sept. 11 meeting, the Forest Lake School Board certified its maximum levy for 2015. The actual [...]

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Linwood township supervisors approved the 2015 levy in the amount of $1.5 million at their Sept. 9 meeting. This could be reduced before the end of 2014, but it cannot be increased. The township levy has remained steady at $1.5 million since 2009, dropping once to $1.425 million in 2010. The board approved up to [...]

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The Forest Lake City Council has finished its series of meetings on the 2015 budget, but what the budget will ultimately look like depends on a few more decisions the council needs to make. With the deadline approaching to adopt a preliminary budget and tax levy, the council will likely take action at its Sept. [...]

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