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CSAH 17 Project Update Public Open House – December 11, 2014

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Washington County and the City of Lake Elmo continue to work together to coordinate improvements to the Lake Elmo Avenue Corridor. The project includes installation of sanitary sewer, utility and watermain upgraes, reconstruction of the impacted roadways, sterestscape enhancements, and improved stormwater management. The public is invited to attend an open house on December 11 that will provide information on:

  • Updated Project Phasing & Construction Schedule
  • Construction Limits, Temporary and Permanent Easements
  • Sanitary Sewer, Storm Sewer, Water Main and Private Utility Upgrade Information
  • Regional Drainage Study Recommendations
  • Streetscape Design INformation
  • Construction Costs

The Open House will be held Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 from 5 to 7 pm, at Christ Lutheran Church, Laverne Ave. N.

Lake Elmo Receives National Recognition for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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GFOA Certificate of Achievement Lake Elmo Receives National Recognition for Excellence in Financial ReportingThe Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to City of Lake Elmo by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C.

Environmental Assessment Worksheet for CSAH 17 Now Available

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Notice is hereby given Washington County in cooperation with the City of Lake Elmo has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet for a project to install sanitary sewer, upgrade utilities, and reconstruct Lake Elmo Avenue (County Road 17) from Hwy 5 to 30th Street North. The City of Lake Elmo will perform additional related utility and roadway reconstruction work on Laverne Ave N, 36th St N, Upper 33rd St N, and 30th St N. A combined total of approximately 1.5 miles of roadway will be reconstructed in its existing location. Trails and sidewalks will be constructed or reconstructed as part of the project.

Click here to view the EAW for the CSAH 17 Project

City Offices Closed November 11, 2014

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City offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, in obeservance of Veterans Day. Standard office hours will resume on Wednesday, Novemeber 12, 2014.

City to Tackle Eurasian Milfoil Problem – Oct. 31, 2014

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The City of Lake Elmo and the Valley Branch Watershed District are partnering with (5) Lake Associations to develop a long term eradication program for Eurasian Milfoil – an invasive aquatic plant that has been exponentially growing in all of Lake Elmo’s lakes. On October 30th, in a meeting hosted by City Council Member Wally Nelson, representatives from Silver Lake, Long Lake, Olson Lake, Lake Demontreville, Lake Jane and Lake Elmo met with the Meg Rattei of the Valley Branch Watershed District to learn about the severity of the problem, treatment solutions & costs, DNR Grant funding, and procedural next steps for an effective treatment of Eurasian Milfoil in 2015. A Citizen Advisory Committee has been established to work on the issue collectively from Silver Lake and Long Lake to the north – two lakes that have been treating for at least 5 years – to Lake Elmo to the south which currently has 44.5 acres affected by the pest. In early December, the City will host a lake owners meeting for Lake Elmo and Lake Jane to talk about a preventative maintenance plan in the Spring/Summer of  2015.  Please stay tuned for the time and date of this meeting. For more information contact City Administrator Dean Zuleger at 651-747-3905.