A Wastewater System Study was completed by Bolton & Menk, Inc to evaluate the 201 Community Sewer System and determine need for work on each of the systems.  The purpose of the study was to provide a high-level analysis of the system to allow for proper planning to address the issues within the existing systems and determine costs associated with continuing to  maintain and improve the system as necessary. A worksession with the Town Board had been scheduled for September 12 @ 1:00pm now postponed to Monday September 16 @ 1:00pm to review the needs of the system, operating costs, short and long term plans and to propose a rate increase to be effective 4th quarter rate.  A resolution to increase the sewer rate will be added to the September 23, 2019 Regular Town Board agenda for approval.

The Town Board at it's regular meeting on September 23, 2019 approved Resolution 2019-16 to increase the 201 Sewer rate from $186.30 to $275.00, effective Oct 1, 2019.  A letter to the affected residents will be included in with the 4th quarter billing.  


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Airport Road Project:  Upgrading Airport Road from a gravel road to a paved road was successfully completed as of November 1, 2018. 
Turf establishment was completed in late Spring 2019.  Project review will be conducted last week of August 2019.


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CARVER COUNTY 2040 DRAFT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Click  HERE to find out more about Carver County 2040 Comprehensive Plan. 

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CITY OF VICTORIA 2040 COMPREHENSIVE UPDATE

Click HERE to find out more about the City of Victoria's 2040 Comprehensive Plans for the orderly annexation areas of Laketown Township. .

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CITY OF WACONIA 2040 COMPREHENSIVE UPDATE

Click HERE to find out more about the City of Waconia's 2040 Comprehensive Plans for the orderly annexation areas of Laketown Township.

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The new Reitz Lake sewer line was successfully installed October 23, 2017.

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STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

What is an Illicit Discharge?

By definition, an illicit discharge is an unlawful act of disposing (or dumping, spilling, emitting or other discharge) of any substance other than stormwater into the streets, gutters, ditches and ponds that make up our stormwater drainage system, or directly into streams or lakes themselves.

What we do at home and at work affects our local water resources, because our storm drains and ditches are connected to nearby lakes, rivers and streams. Even some fairly common activities could be considered illicit discharge, like dumping leaves, grass clippings, motor oil, paint or other household hazard wastes into a storm drain, allowing discharge from failing septic systems, and improper disposal of sewage from boating or camping. The result is untreated garbage and filth that contribute high levels of pollutants, like heavy metals, toxics, oil and grease, solvents, nutrients, viruses, and bacteria to our lakes and streams - which is why we all need to be aware of what goes into our storm drains and ditches.

Who do I contact if I find a potential illicit discharge?

If you see anyone discharging any substance other than stormwater in roadside ditches and storm drains, please report it to 952-442-5278. For potentially hazardous materials and petroleum spills, call 9-1-1 FIRST when there is an immediate threat to life or property.

Click here to learn more about Winter Erosion Control and Preventing Storm Water Pollution!

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FAQs

The 2011 town newsletter answers some frequently asked questions and can be found under the Archived Documents tab. No subsequent newsletters have been published.


Aquatic Invasive Species Information

Created by the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD)

AIS Article 

For more information visit: www.minnehahacreek.org/AIS.

 

Stormwater Articles

Created by the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD)

Wetlands     Rain Gardens      Salt    Salt 2013    Composting   Leaves   

 

For residents interested in Permeable Pavement driveways, MCWD has posted a how to video.Permeable pavement allows water to infiltrate into the ground rather than run off into the street and storm sewers, reducing pollution in lakes and streams.

 

MCWD offers cost share assistance for residents who are interested in installing a permeable driveway. More information on that program is available on the MCWD website


MCWD offers cost share assistance for rain gardens. Read the article or visit the MCWD website.

 Burning Restrictions

See Burn Permits.