Lake Elmo

Wed
10
Dec

2015 tax levy, budget approved in Lake Elmo

City’s levy down slightly, county’s goes up
The Lake Elmo City Council approved the city’s final 2015 budget and property-tax levy at its Tuesday, Dec. 2, meeting.
Next year’s general fund operating budget of $3,798,334 was set along with a total levy of $3,137,663.
The resolution to adopt the proposed budget and levy passed unanimously. No one spoke during the public hearing prior to the vote.

Wed
10
Dec

Lake Elmo council approves preliminary plans for Inwood

The Lake Elmo City Council unanimously approved preliminary plans for a proposed mixed-use development on 157 acres of land located south of Tenth Street N. and east of Inwood Avenue. (Submitted graphic)
The Lake Elmo City Council unanimously approved preliminary plans for a proposed mixed-use development on 157 acres of land located south of Tenth Street N. and east of Inwood Avenue. (Submitted graphic)

There has been a lot of buzz about the proposed residential and commercial development in Lake Elmo to be known as Inwood.

Wed
26
Nov

Lake Elmo Parks Commission to double spending on parks and trails

A rock climbing play apparatus along with a turtle and frogs are newer additions to Pebble Park. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
A rock climbing play apparatus along with a turtle and frogs are newer additions to Pebble Park. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

As development picks up in Lake Elmo, so do the parkland dedication fees collected from developers of those projects. The city currently has nearly $1 million of those funds in its coffers that can only be used on parks and trails.

Wed
12
Nov

Lake Elmo to take on watermilfoil problem


Lake Jane, as seen from the public boat landing, is one of four lakes in Lake Elmo where it is hoped chemical treatments will help to kill off Eurasian watermilfoil. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The Lake Elmo City Council, Valley Branch Watershed District and several lake associations are partnering to develop a long-term eradication plan for Eurasian watermilfoil.

Wed
22
Oct

Lake Elmo candidates talk growth, budget priorities

The Nov. 4 general election is less than two weeks away, and Lake Elmo has two city council seats set to expire at the end of the year.

Wed
08
Oct

Downtown summit scheduled in Lake Elmo

With big development projects and other changes on the horizon, some Lake Elmo residents feel left in the dark about some of the new ventures the city has undertaken.

Wed
01
Oct

2014-15 Oakdale-Lake Elmo Community Guide

The Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review is pleased to present this Community Guides. Inside you’ll find information about city government, recreational opportunities, schools and local history. The guides were produced by the staff at Lillie Suburban Newspapers, a family-owned newspaper and printing company that has served communities in the Twin Cities east metro area for more than 90 years. The Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review is published every Wednesday. For more information about subscription, advertising or printing services, visit www.lillienews.com or contact us at 651-777-8800.

Wed
01
Oct

Fun at the Inn brings people together; supports medical research


JoAnn Ekwall, seated and creator of Fun at the Inn, checks in guests, including granddaughter Mackenzie Bennett and Dianne Thomae of the Red Hat Cuties of Burnsville, at the Lake Elmo Event Center. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Sick of being cooped up in her home during a winter season that seemed it would never end, JoAnn Ekwall vowed to create an event that would bring people together regardless of the weather.

Wed
24
Sep

Lake Elmo council approves concept for city's biggest development yet


The Lake Elmo city council approved a concept plan for a proposed mixed-use development on 157 acres of land located south of 10th Street and and east of Inwood Avenue. (Submitted graphic)

The Lake Elmo City Council approved a concept plan for a planned unit development (PUD) for what may be the largest development in the city of 8,000's history.

Wed
17
Sep

Lake Elmo council limits communications between staff and fellow council member

Lake Elmo City Council members took action Tuesday, Sept. 2, barring longtime council member Anne Smith from one-on-one, face-to-face communication with city staff. 

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