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A partnership between the Forest Lake Area Schools and the YMCA to expand the aquatic center at the incoming Forest Lake nonprofit facility is looking unlikely after a vote by the City Council against amending its own YMCA plan. Citing concerns about costs, city representation and the ability of the...Read More
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There is a problem with Everton Avenue. However, what the problem is and what should be done to fix it is up in the air after the Forest Lake City Council decided not to act on recommendations for realigning the stretch of road near the entrance to Cub Foods and the adjacent Havelka Court strip [......Read More
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At its Feb. 9 meeting, the Forest Lake City Council passed a change to its financial policies that would require a citywide referendum on any non-infrastructure project that costs more than 80 percent of the city’s annual budget, provided that the project has a bonding option that allows for a ref...Read More
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At its Feb. 17 meeting, the Forest Lake Area School Board voted unanimously to accept an agreement with the incoming YMCA that would expand the facility’s aquatic center for school use. However, the YMCA’s obligations under the school agreement are contingent upon the City Council’s Feb. 23 ap...Read More
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Sara Franc Scandia Reporter Washington County Sheriff Bill Hutton said Scandia can expect longer response times and no enforcement of ordinance violations if the city discontinues its contract with Sheriff’s Office. Hutton spoke before the Scandia City Council at its Feb. 3 work session after a bu...Read More
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The council authorized the purchase of a 2016 Mack truck for the Public Works Department. Purchase price through the state contract, including tax and license, is $89,117. The equipment-build from Towmaster, also on state contract, is $101,757. Total with attachments and setup is $190,874. Trucks ar...Read More
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UPDATE: The school board did not discuss the YMCA during its Thursday night meeting. The discussion is now set for Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. Either tonight, next Tuesday or both days, the Forest Lake Area School Board plans on considering the approval of a shared use agreement between the board an...Read More
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