What is reasonable? The discussion at City Hall on Jan. 8 sounded fit for a philosophy club, but rather constituted the heart of the matter in a joint meeting of Forest Lake’s City Council and Planning Commission.
Even when it comes to hauling garbage, there’s competition for business. The Forest Lake City Council is hoping to take advantage of that fact by sending out a request for proposals for residential solid waste and recycling services.
The Forest Lake City Council on Dec. 9 granted a variance allowing a Third Lake couple to build a house with a deck encroaching within the 50-foot setback of the shoreline mandated in the city code. The 3-2 vote came despite the Planning Commission’s unanimous recommendation to deny the request of Butch and Debra Pittman.