Public can discuss new City Hall plan
The second public meeting to discuss a proposed new city municipal building will be held April 2 from 7:15-8:15 p.m. at Forest Lake City Hall.
The City Council voted Dec. 17 to approve the $21 million project, which calls for a new City Hall and 22,500 square feet of commercial and retail space at the old Northland Mall site on Hwy. 61.
Some residents and the Lake Area Business Association oppose the project and want it to be put to a vote by the public.
The upcoming “Community Conversations” meeting is the second of three such public gatherings. The third meeting, an open house, is scheduled for May 20 at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
The city also is conducting an online survey on the issue. To respond, go to the City of Forest Lake website at www.ci.forest-lake.mn.us.
Easter egg hunt planned Sunday
The St. Paul Diabetes Lions Club, which provides diabetes and medical supplies to uninsured residents in Washington and Ramsey counties, is joining with HealthEast for its fifth annual Waffle Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 24, at the cafeteria of St. Joseph’s Hospital, 45 10th St., St. Paul.
The breakfast runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Egg hunts will be at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children. For more information, call Kay Baker at 651-232-3035.
The Lions Club also will be offering free diabetes screening at the upcoming Woodbury Business Expo on April 7 at Bielenberg Sports Center.
Property values now available on web page
Washington County will be mailing 2013 tax statements by the end of March. However, property owners can read information on the new valuation of their property by visiting the county assessor Web page.
The link to access the new valuation information is washington.minnesotaassessors.com. Users should click on “Real Estate Search” and then search for property by entering a house number, street address, property identification number (PIN) or legal description.
The new valuation, set as of Jan. 2 and used for taxes payable in 2014, can be found by looking at the Year 2013 value information. The value information includes the value of the land, the structures and their total value.
A list of the 2013 appeals meeting schedule also can be found on the main page and can be referenced by selecting the link located under “Important News!” under the Minnesota state map.