City of Scandia

Scandia can probably hold onto a $200,000 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources grant while customizing its boat launch project to preserve the area’s rural character, according to the Friends of the Log House Landing. On Wednesday, Sept. 3, the group presented a counterproposal to elected officials and staff of the city of Scandia and Carnelian-Marine-St. [...]

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The Scandia City Council voted 4-0 to certify a maximum 2015 levy of approximately $2.23 million, a 2.1 percent increase over the current year. Council Member Jim Schneider was absent from the meeting Wednesday, Sept. 3. Between Sept. 30, when the maximum levy must be certified with the Washington County auditor, and Dec. 31, when [...]

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A preliminary survey for Scandia’s boat launch on the St. Croix River identifies one pine and 19 deciduous trees that need to be cut to widen the road before paving. In addition to the pine, which is 24 inches in diameter, one 18-inch dead pine would also come down. The deciduous trees range from 6 [...]

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Scandia city employees will no longer be allowed to wash their cars in the fire hall. At the Aug. 6 work session, the council passed, 3-2, a new policy ending that long-standing practice. The addition to the city’s personnel policy prohibits use of city vehicles, equipment and tools for private or unauthorized purposes.  Washing non-city [...]

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City Administrator Kristina Handt proposed a 2015 levy of $2,244,974 at the Scandia Council work session Aug. 6. This amount would be $73,900 higher than the 2014 levy, a 3.19 percent increase. The Aug. 6 meeting was the first of three budget work sessions. Scandia will certify its maximum property tax levy to Washington County [...]

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With two and a half business days left to file for office, a number of local government races remain uncontested in the Forest Lake area. Meanwhile, other races are beginning to fill up with candidates. As of late morning Friday, Aug. 8, no one had filed for Forest Lake’s mayoral seat, currently held by Chris [...]

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