Government

Keeping with the goal of zero-based budgeting, the Lake Elmo city council voted unanimously to have no increase to the tax rate for the 2015 budget. It set the preliminary budget at $3,137,663 on Sept. 2. Councilmember Anne Smith was absent. “The process this year has gone has gone very smoothly,” said Cathy Bendel, finance [...]

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Stillwater is giving the developer of a proposed boutique hotel in downtown’s historic Joseph Wolf buildings a second chance. After Stillwater Caves LLC missed an Aug. 15 deadline, city staff recommended on Aug. 19 that the city consider terminating the contract for development. The council chose to delay consideration until its Sept. 2 meeting and [...]

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Lake Elmo moves one step closer to closing the gap of municipal utilities to the Old Village neighborhoods. The city council voted Aug. 19 to approve the improvements to the Village East Trunk Sewer Line from the Union Pacific Railroad to Highway 5. This stretch of sewer line will connect the future sewer line running [...]

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