An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday September 6, 2017 @ 7:00pm at the Waconia American Legion to discuss a committee of Laketown residents proposal to pave Airport Road.  See Legal Notice section for more information.  
Click  HERE for the September 6, 2017 Airport Road Informational meeting presentation materials. 


Community engagement for the 2040 Comprehensive Plan update is now underway.  Throughout the remainder of the summer, there will be a variety of different ways for residents to be involved in the process.

To start, the link to the questionnaire can be found here: questionnaire is optional, but responses can play a vital role in the update.There are also a variety of upcoming in-person events for residents to discuss the update with Carver County Planner, Brett Angell  in-person.  The events are as follows (there may be additional events added):

  1. 1.July 17 – Waconia Library – 1PM to 3PM
  2. 2.July 18th – Chanhassen Library – 10AM – Noon
  3. 3.July 19th – Chaska Library -  10AM – Noon
  4. 4.July 21st & July 22nd – Watertown Rails to Trails Festival
  5. 5.July 24th – Victoria Library – 10AM – Noon
  6. 6.August 9th through August 13th – Carver County Fair
  7. 7.August 25th & 26th – Norwood Young America Stiftungsfest
  8. 8.September 16th – Waconia Nickel Dickel Days

 Nearing the end of 2017, Brett Angell will be coming back out to the township with a draft of the plan. Please visit the Comp Plan website for more information



At the August 8, 2016 Town Board meeting, the Town Board unanimously chose the most cost effective alternative which is to replace the existing sewer line in Reitz Lake and keep the old line in place as an emergency packup (Engineering Feasibility Option 1).  At its August 22, 2016 meeting, the Town Board authorized WSB, the Township's engineering firm, to prepare the design of the replacement sewer line, prepare the construction bid documents and to seek the necessary permits from the state and other governmental authorities. 

The Township will periodically post updates about this 201 Sewer System maintenance project on this website and will inform the 201 System users once all final costs are in and the final increase in 201 sewer system rates can be calculated.

Update 3/14/2017  The project is currently in the design and permitting phase. An update was given by Richard Parr at the Annual Town Meeting on 3/14/2017.

Update 7/10/2017 Regular Town Meeting:  All necessary permits have been submitted and approved. The Construction Bid advertising was published in the June 8 and June 15, 2017 Waconia Patriot and Chaska Herald.  Bid opening will occur on July 18, 2017 @ 2:00pm at the Town Hall.  The intent is to present the Township Board with a recommendation to award the construction contract at the July 24, 2017 Board Meeting.  See July 24, 2017 Town Board Minutes for details.

Update 7/24/2017 Regular Town Meeting:  Richard Parr, WSB Project Manager presented a recommendation to award Reitz Lake Sewer Line Construction Contract.  Three bids were received, opened and read aloud on July 18, 2017.  The bids were checked for conformance to the bidding instructions and tabulated.  Low bid received by Ellingson Drainage, Inc. in the amount of $52,380.00  The Engineers Estimate as stated in the Feasibility Study was $76,935.00.  Based on their experience and qualifications, Richard Parr recommended awarding the contract in the amount of $52,380.00 to Ellingson Drainage, Inc for the Reitz Lake Sanitary Sewer Crossing.  A motion by Supervisor Falk was seconded by Chair Held to award the Reitz Lake Sewer Line Crossing project to Ellingson Drainage, Inc in the amount of $52,380.00.  Motion carried unanimously.


Spring Compost drop-off and Dust Control
Sprint Compost drop-off and Dust Control will be done in May.  Please see corresponding website pages.

Board of Appeal and Equalization
You Can Appeal Your Market Value and Property Class at the Open Book Meeting at the Carver County Assessor's Office April 24-28, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 


Spring Road Restrictions
The Spring road restrictions for 2017 for all Township roads go into effect on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 12:01 am.
The ending dates for Spring road restrictions are based on how weather is affecting roadway strength. These dates are established by monitoring roadway strength as weather conditions change. Therefore, the ending dates for Spring road restrictions are variable. The Township follows the dates for seasonal road restrictions determined by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).

Laketown Township will be hosting a Fall compost October 22-29.  Visit the Spring/Fall Compost webpage for more details.


At the Regular Town Board meeting on July 25, 2016, David Falk was appointed to fill the Supervisor 'B' vacant position.  Mr. Falk will serve until the next election (November 2016), when a successor is elected for the remainder of the normal term (January 2017-January 2019). 


At the Annual Town Meeting March 8, 2016, Greg Johnson, WSB Civil Engineer, presented the findings of the feasibility study  that was prepared to evaluate more practical and reliable alternatives to collect wastewater from Schmittville and Reitz Lake areas. These areas depend on the existing condition and reliability of a 30 year old, single 2-inch diameter forcemain that was installed at the bottom of Reitz Lake to pump wastewater between Schmittville and Reitz Lake sanitary sewer collection systems.  

The file for The Feasibility Study is too large to upload onto the Laketown Township website.  However, there are hardcopies available at the Town Hall, or you can request a copy via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

There will be an informational meeting for all residents serviced by the 201 septic system to review and comment on the findings of the Engineering Feasibility Study on May 16, 2016 @ 6:00pm at the Waconia American Legion, 233 S. Olive Street, Waconia.

Please call the Town Hall for current project status or any questions @  952-442-5278. 


 The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is pleased to announce that Laketown Township is receiving a 2015 Wastewater Treatment Facility Operational Award.  Our submitted data and permit records for the period from October 1, 2014, through August 31, 2015, were reviewed to determine our award eligibility. Based on the review, James Schilling, Laketown Township Public Works Technician has been confirmed as the recipient of a Certificate of Commendation for outstanding operation, maintenance and management of our wastewater treatment system. Congratulations on our efforts to protect the waters of Minnesota! 

 This award recognizes the Township for ensuring:
-oversite by a properly certified operator.
-the facility did not exceed the effluent limits contained in our permit
required monthly and annual reports were timely and complete.
facility did not experience any unauthorized releases, enforcement actions or inspections identifying significant compliance concerns.



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!


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:


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.