News from the City of Lake Elmo
                                                                                                                                                                          June 28,  2019
Meetings next week:   

Tuesday, July 2nd: City Council Meeting 7:00 PM

Links to the 2019 City Meetings, Agendas and Meeting Minutes: 


City Offices Closed Thursday, July 4th
City offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.  Offices will re-open on Friday, July 5th at 8:00AM.

7/2 - City Council Meeting Agenda

Help Name the Newest Lake Elmo Park!
The City is currently looking for name suggestions for the newly approved park that will be located between the Wildflower and Village Preserve developments.  Park names deemed derogatory or offensive in nature will not be considered.  Park names shall not be duplicated or named after a specific development.   For more information, and to submit a name, see the documents linked below.

Full Park Naming Policy and Procedure
Park name suggestions can also be made using this form.  Completed forms can be emailed to or mailed to:

City of Lake Elmo
ATTN: Ben Prchal
3880 Laverne Ave N., Suite 100
Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Submissions will be accepted until July 19th at 4:30 PM.

What Do You Think of the City's Overall Maintenance?

What do you think of the City's overall maintenance of City parks and streets?

New questions have been posted on Polco. Create an account at: to tell us what you think!

There's Still Time to Participate In Lake Elmo's Night Out!

The deadline to apply to participate in the City of Lake Elmo's Night Out has been extended!  If you are a local business or organization representative, and would like to participate, complete the form below.  

Completed forms can be mailed to:

Lake Elmo Night Out Coordinating Committee
c/o Molly Brendmoen
3631 Laverne Ave. N.
Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Lake Elmo Night Out Participation Form

Thank you to the organizations that have already signed-up to participate.  Those organizations are:

Arbor Glen
Bill Lockwood
Cedar Pet Clinic
Christ Lutheran Church
Cimarron Farms
City & County Credit Union
City of Lake Elmo
Country Sun Farm
El Coronel   Food Truck
Establish Salon
Family Means
Friends of Lake Elmo Library
Growing Explorers
Hagberg's Country Market           
Historical Society
Krueger's Christmas Trees
L Scott CPA
Lake Elmo Bank
Lake Elmo Coffee
Lake Elmo Fire 
Lake Elmo Jaycees
Lake Elmo Rotary
LE Farmers Market
Nature Center
Oakdale Gun Club
Oakdale Rental/Dean Schaak Realtor 
Parkview Chiropractic
Rockpoint Church
US Storage
Washington County Sheriff Office
Classic Cars 
Reminder: Please Follow the City's Watering Restrictions!
Staff has been receiving a number of calls from residents who have seen others watering during the prohibited hours of 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Property owners are prohibited from watering, sprinkling, or irrigating their lawns between these hours.

Additionally, property owners having even numbered postal addresses may only water, sprinkle, or irrigate their lawns, only on even-numbered days, and property owners having odd numbered postal addresses may water, sprinkle, or irrigate their lawns only on odd numbered days.

The Sheriff's Department is Looking for Help from Lake Elmo Business Owners  

As a member of the Washington County business community, your business name, address and phone number, along with a current list of key holders, is maintained by local law enforcement and other emergency personnel.

The Sheriff's Office periodically updates the key holder roster to make sure we have up-to-date information, including alarm system information, in case of an emergency. 

Please use the form below to your status and return it to the Washington County Sheriff's Office as soon as possible.

The form can be mailed, faxed, or scanned/emailed to

CSAH 17 (Lake Elmo Avenue) Phase 3 Project Update

Project Schedule

Last Week
  • Culvert work on County Road 17B continued.
  • Curb and gutter construction was completed.
  • Concrete driveway aprons were constructed.
  • Widening for a turn lane on County Road 17B occured at 5th Street.
  • Crews paved CSAH 10 and finished work on the shoulders.
This Week
  • Culvert work on County Road 17B was completed.
  • Paving will occur on County Road 17B, however completion this week is weather dependent.
  • Tolerancing of the road base to prep it for paving on CSAH 17 between 20th and 30th Street started this week, however it has been delayed due to weather.
  • The north bound lane is closed on Lake Elmo Avenue in order for crews to remove the pavement surface and install storm sewer pipe on the east half of the road. The road will remain open in the south bound direction only.

For more information visit the project website at:  CASH 17 Project 
Manning Avenue/CSAH 14 Realignment Project

Project Schedule

This Week
  • Crews continued work on bike trails and filling boulevards.
  • Crews continued grading storm sewer basins.
  • Stage 4 is currently in place and access to Stillwater Way and Little Bluestem Trail North will only be from the CSAH 15 (Manning Avenue) signal near the Holiday Gas Station.
Upcoming Work
  • Concrete work will take place for pedestrian ramps and driveway aprons.
  • Paving of bike trails will occur.
  • Grading of storm sewer basins will continue on.

For more information visit the project website at: Manning Ave Project
The Lake Elmo Fire Department Needs You!
The Lake Elmo Fire Department is looking for paid-on-call firefighters.  If you are interested please fill out the application below.  

Completed applications can be mailed to:
City of Lake Elmo
Attn: Jake Foster, Assistant City Administrator
3880 Laverne Ave. N., Lake Elmo MN

or emailed to:

Campfire Programs Continue with "Animal Kingdom," July 6th
Pollinate Minnesota will present a program on the Animal Kingdom at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

The programs are free, with a vehicle park pass, $7 daily, $30 annually.

The program will be in the campground amphitheater. Call 651-430-8370 or see for additional information on this and other programs.

Enjoy guided fitness hikes in Washington County Parks, next one July 19
Explore the Washington County Parks trail system with guided fitness hikes, with the next hike at 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Friday, July 19, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

Meet at the Nordic Center.

The hikes involve a warm-up and fitness challenges along the way. Trails are a mix of turf, gravel, grass, snow, and pavement depending on trail conditions, time of year, and location. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early. If light rain or snow, hike will go on as scheduled. The program is for those ages 13 and older. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

These programs are free with a parks vehicle permit ($7/day or $30/annual) with the exception of Free Tuesdays.
Follow Washington County Parks on social media at @WashCountyParks

Spot Mowing and Spraying for Noxious Weeds Continuing through July 22
Washington County staff will begin spot mowing and spraying for noxious weeds in the more than 220 miles of rural roadsides June 24 through July 22, and again in October.

This is being done to help comply with Minnesota State Noxious Weed law (Minnesota Statute 18.75) administered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Mowing will be used to prevent seed set and the following herbicides will be used to spray mowed area: Escort XP, Milestone VM, and Liberate.

Property owners who not want their roadside sprayed or mowed, and are willing to take responsibility for controlling and eradicating noxious weeds on the adjacent roadside, may visit the Washington County North Shop at 11660 Myeron Road in Stillwater Township to obtain signage, or call 651-430-4300. Be prepared to provide an address, the nearest cross street, and a description of where "Do Not Spray" signs will be located.