Submitted by mmunzenrider on Tue, 06/09/2015 - 3:33pm
Protesters lined the sidewalks leading into Lake Elmo City Hall Tuesday, March 24. A crowd of nearly 200 people opposing a contentious council vote on March 10 to part ways with city administrator Dean Zuleger showed up that evening. At the March 24 meeting, the council voted unanimously to retain Zuleger through at least Jan. 31, 2016. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)
After a short reprieve from controversy among elected officials and Lake Elmo city staffers, things appear to be heating up once again.
Assistant City Administrator and City Clerk Adam Bell handed in his resignation letter May 29, citing a "hostile work environment" created by the city council.
Bell could not be reached for comment, but in his letter he said he wanted to spend more time with his family and take time to repair the toll his job has taken on his physical and mental health.
Houses will be built in I-94 corridor
Boulder Ponds, the newest in a wave of development projects in line for approval in Lake Elmo, was green-lighted by the city council April 21.
Council members moved the project forward by approving a final plat, final planned unit development plan, and zoning map amendment for the first phase of the Boulder Ponds mixed-use housing development to be built in the city's I-94 Corridor Planning Area.
The Metropolitan Council has reduced its draft local population forecast for Lake Elmo for 2040 from 20,500 to 18,200 in preparation for the release of Official System Statements to be released this fall.
Close friends held a party for the Novak family at Twin Point Tavern in Lake Elmo March 14. After four rounds of intense chemotherapy for a recurrence of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Mitchell is now undergoing aggressive radiation treatments. Mitchell is pictured with his mom and dad and brother and sister. (Linda Baumeister / Review)
Mitchell Novak, 14, is a Stillwater Junior High School student who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last year. Since that time he has undergone several rounds of chemotherapy treatment, and has spent several days in the hospital.