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Phone system off line at City Hall

Lake Elmo City Hall is experiencing phone issues after the recent storm. Lines are currently down and our IT department is diligently working to get things back on line. Should you need immediate assistance, please reach out by email. For the contact list click here.

2022 Water Main Gate Valve Exercising

Public Works will be exercising 1/3 of the city’s gate valves starting July 27th.  Many of the city’s water main gate valves lay eight feet beneath the surface of the street.  Without exercising these gate valve regularly, they can seize up becoming inoperable.  Sand or rocks can also fill the access hole not allowing staff members to operate them in an emergency.  The valves are strategically placed to isolate areas of the main should a main break or leak occur.  Without these valves in good working condition large areas of the system would have to be shut down instead of isolating small segments of the water main.  Should you see Public Works staff exercising valves please slow down to prevent injury or damage to equipment.                                      


Lake Elmo Night Out

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Parks Commission Meeting

The City of Lake Elmo is looking for your input at its AUGUST 15TH, 2022 Parks Commission meeting! We want to know what residents would like to see as future improvements at Kleis Park and Pebble Park. Your input is valuable to us in providing the best park experience for the community of Lake Elmo! The meeting information is below. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please submit written or electronic comments no later than 5:00 pm the day of the meeting to Ben Hetzel, Lake Elmo City Planner at or 651-747-3911. We look forward to hearing from you!

Meeting Time: 6:30 PM

Location:   Lake Elmo City Hall, 3800 Laverne Avenue North, Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Annual Jetting

Starting July 11, 2022

Jetting is a process of cleaning the sanitary sewer lines within the city using a high pressure nozzle which is propelled from one manhole to the next. The nozzle is then pulled back slowly which scours the inside of the sewer pipe, removing any debris inside the pipe. All material is pulled back with the water and forced downstream. This routine maintenance helps to prevent blockages and sewer backups.

Please note; during this process blowbacks could occur. A blowback is a pressure surge that can cause the water in a toilet or floor drain to bubble or blow out. Obstructions, or partial obstructions, in a home’s plumbing vent stack can increase the likelihood of an occurrence.  

During the jetting period please check your sewer vents to ensure they are clear and keep the lid of your toilet down to minimize the potential of any water splashing from your toilet.

Crime Prevention Information Meeting

Last night, Sheriff Dan Starry and Count Attorney Pete Orput met with around 40 Lake Elmo residents to discuss crime prevention and safety. They shared info on crime trends in our city, what resources our residents have available to them, and ways to get involved to make Lake Elmo safer for everyone.
If you missed it, a full recording of the presentation and Q&A segment is available here:

Reminder: Winter Parking Ordinance In Effect November 1

The Winter parking ordinance prohibits parking on Lake
Elmo Streets from Nov. 1 through March 31 between
2:00 AM and 7:00 AM.

Permanent Water Restrictions Amended

At the regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 20th the City Council adopted Ordinance No 08-245 which amends the hours watering is prohibited to 5am-6pm. Odd/Even Watering restrictions are still in place.