City of Forest Lake

After a whirlwind month-and-a-half process of debate, the Forest Lake City Council has approved the development agreement and bond sale to bring a YMCA facility to town. The 3-2 vote secured $9 million in city funding for the $14 million structure on Forest Road North, but residents are left waiting for the next steps in [...]

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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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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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After hearing the thoughts of many residents before a packed house on Sept. 8, the Forest Lake City Council voted 3-2 to take the next steps in bringing a YMCA to town. However, Councilwoman Susan Young, the potential swing vote on the project, told the audience that the decision doesn’t necessarily mean the project is [...]

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The Forest Lake City Council voted 3-2 on Sept. 8 to start the official process of issuing bonds to pay for a $9 million share in bringing a YMCA to the city. However, potential swing voter on the project Susan Young assured residents that the final approval of a deal is not yet a sure thing. [...]

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