City of Forest Lake
In a unanimous vote, the Forest Lake City Council approved the site plan, with changes, for the city’s incoming YMCA two weeks after the plan was originally presented to the body. The June 22 vote marked the conclusion to a fortnight of controversy, in which the opinions of the council majority we...Read More
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After the Forest Lake City Council sent the incoming YMCA’s site plan back to the city’s Planning Commission to address council member concerns, the commission decided that the YMCA had adequately addressed council concerns and reapproved the plan. The approval of the site plan, with no changes,...Read More
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Editor’s note: This is the fourth and final part in a series comparing the taxes, spending and services of Forest Lake to other cities in the greater metropolitan area. “I realize that the annexation is water over the dam, but I’m also sympathetic to some of the comments people make when feel ...Read More
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Update: The planning commission members decided that they felt the YMCA had taken the appropriate measures to address city concerns and statutes. On June 10, they voted 7-1 to send the site plan back to the council unchanged. More information will be posted in a future story. The Forest Lake City Co...Read More
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Editor’s note: This is the third part in a series comparing the taxes, spending and services of Forest Lake to other cities in the greater metropolitan area. In 2000 and 2001, a decades-old debate came to an acrimonious close when, after multiple appeals, administrative law judges and the Minnesot...Read More
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Editor’s note: This is the second part in a series comparing the taxes, spending and services of Forest Lake to other cities in the greater metropolitan area. Though the city of Forest Lake’s taxes are considerably lower than many metro-area cities of a similar size, there’s no denying that ci...Read More
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