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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
If YMCA comes to town, it would likely cost the city $9 million.