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Restaurants and bars may begin serving food and alcohol outdoors on June 1

Mayor Mike Pearson issued a proclamation on May 26, 2020 to allow regulatory flexibility so that restaurants and bars may begin to serve food and alcohol in outdoor areas on June 1st. Restaurants and bars may sell and serve food in outdoor areas provided that the restaurant or bar has submitted a site plan that is reviewed and approved by city staff. Restaurants and bars may sell and serve alcoholic beverages allowed by their liquor licenses in the outdoor areas depicted on the site plan. In order to serve alcoholic beverages outdoors, restaurants and bars must provide the City with proof that their liquor liability insurance covers alcohol sales in city-approved outdoor areas. The proclamation can be read in full here.

2019 Consumer Confidence Report Available

The 2019 Lake Elmo Consumer Confidence Report is now available. The full report along with past years reports can be found here. Hard copies of the report are available by request at City Hall, 3880 Laverne Ave N. Ste 100, Lake Elmo, MN 55042.

COVID-19 Update

With the recent outbreak of the Corona Virus/COVID-19 the City of Lake Elmo is taking precautions to mitigate exposure and illness. Lake Elmo City Hall, Public Works and Fire Department will be closed to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18th until further notice. 
In the interest of public health and safety we are working to address the needs of the community and city staff. If you need to drop something off at City Hall there are drop boxes outside the building and planning departments. Necessary City Council and commission meetings will be conducted.
City staff will still be available by email and phone to conduct business. We will continue to update as the situation evolves.

 If you would like to submit a public comment for City Council meetings remotely please call the City Clerk at 651-747-3911 or email 

For more information about the outbreak please refer to Washington County or Minnesota Department of Health
City of Lake Elmo, MN

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota 55042

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota 55042

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota 55042