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Cyphers Logistic Park Draft Alternative Urban Areawide Review Available for Public Comment

The City of Lake Elmo has prepared a Draft Alternative Urban Areawide Review (AUAR) and Mitigation Plan to understand the environmental implications of a future redevelopment of a 190-acre area consisting of three parcels located east of I-694, bordered on the west by Ideal Avenue N and Stillwater Boulevard N to the south. Four development scenarios are proposed for evaluation in the AUAR:

Development Scenario 1: Development Scenario 1 land uses includes business park, mixed-use business park, commercial, existing public works, park, ponding, and right-of-way.
Development Scenario 2: Development Scenario 2 land uses includes business park, mixed-use business park, commercial, low density residential, medium density residential, existing public works, park, ponding, and right-of-way.
Development Scenario 3: Development Scenario 3 land uses includes business park, commercial, low density residential, public works, park, ponding, and right-of-way.
Development Scenario 4: Development Scenario 4 land uses includes agricultural, rural residential, public works, and business park. This scenario is consistent with the adopted Comprehensive Plan.

The Draft AUAR and Mitigation Plan can be accessed here.
Written comments on the Draft AUAR and Mitigation Plan will be accepted until March 3, 2022 at 4:00PM and should be directed to:

Molly Just, Planning Director
City of Lake Elmo
3800 Laverne Ave N
Lake Elmo, MN 55042

The City of Lake Elmo is Requesting Proposals for an Operational Audit of the Administration and Finance Departments

The City of Lake Elmo is seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals interested in conducting an operational audit of the Administration and Finance department operations and providing comprehensive analysis and recommendations to City staff and the City Council. The City is looking for expertise in evaluating its existing Administration and Finance department models, providing analysis on organization structure, core process evaluation and improvements, customer service, communications, and opportunities for efficiencies.

A full copy of this RFP is available here.

Questions or requests for clarification shall be received by Friday, February 4, 2022 4:00PM. All questions will be responded to in writing on February 8, 2022

Proposal documents may be obtained from Jake Dickson, Assistant City Administrator jdickson@lakeelmo.org

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcaDykPz1os

The City of Lake Elmo is Accepting Proposals for a Job Classification and Compensation Study

The City of Lake Elmo is seeking proposals from qualified firms to perform a job classification and compensation study. The objective for this particular study is to review and update the existing job evaluation and classification system to ensure reasonable compensation relationships between the various job classifications, both internally and externally.

A full copy of this RFP is available here.

Questions or requests for clarification shall be received by Monday, January 10, 2022. All questions will be responded to in writing on January 14, 2022.

Proposal documents may be obtained from Kristina Handt, City Administrator khandt@lakeelmo.org

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.