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.
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.
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.
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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.