City of Forest Lake
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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Editor’s note: This is the first part in a series comparing the taxes, spending and services of Forest Lake to other cities in the greater metropolitan area. Ryan Howard News Editor In recent months, public spending and property taxes in Forest Lake have been big topics. However, financial compari...Read More
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City topics from parks to public transportation to business development were discussed during a strategic planning workshop of the Forest Lake City Council on March 30. Following a joint meeting with other city committees on March 25, the council convened again March 30 to discuss city priorities an...Read More
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What’s the way to grow Forest Lake into the future? At a joint meeting of city leaders last week, the consensus seemed to be to make the city as welcoming and easy to work with as possible. “I think we all have a responsibility when we’re talking with citizens or residents or even developers o...Read More
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With the future of the Forest Lake compost site still in doubt, city officials are working to set up temporary options for residents with composting needs. During the City Council’s March 16 work session, council members and staff discussed option for residents who wish to compost. City Administra...Read More
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After positive feedback from the City Council, Forest Lake city staff are working on code changes that would allow taprooms and brewpubs to come to town. At their March 16 meeting, council members said they would be open to allowing on- and off-sale liquor licenses to be granted to breweries and mic...Read More
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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 Forest Lake City Council. Citing concerns about costs, city representation and the ability of the proposed partnership t...Read More
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