City of Forest Lake budget

The city of Forest Lake released today recommendations from City Administrator Aaron Parrish on how the City Council could reduce $1 million from its 2015 budget. Of the budget cuts, about half of the dollars come from eliminating or reducing the hours of staff positions, including eliminating the positions of two police patrol officers and […]

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With Molly Bonnett off the City Council, a new council majority in Forest Lake wasted no time in looking for a change in the city’s financial direction. In a Nov. 10 motion backed by Councilman Michael Freer and new Councilman Richard Weber, Councilman Ben Winnick asked city staff to come back to the council with […]

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The Nov. 11 meeting of the Forest Lake City Council was an eventful one. In addition to Richard Weber’s swearing in to take the place of appointed Councilwoman Molly Bonnett, Councilman Ben Winnick asked city staff to look for $1 million in budget cuts and to delay the open house for the new city center […]

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