Silver Lake

09/10/2014 - 1:30pm
  The city of Silver Lake has a new full-time police officer in Hutchinson native Robert “RJ” Cripps, 23. Cripps, a 2008 graduate of Hutchinson High School, attended St. Cloud State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and law enforcement.  He said he decided to go to school for law enforcement because the career is “something new...
09/10/2014 - 1:29pm
The refurbished seats and new dugouts at the Silver Lake Lions softball field are proof that volunteerism and community spirit are alive and well in Silver Lake.  Last spring, the Silver Lake Pool and Parks Organization applied for a Minnesota Twins “Fields for Kids” grant to help fund the costs of the new addition. The goal...
08/27/2014 - 11:05am
  The recent mosquito spraying in Silver Lake raised concerns for some residents about organic gardening and monarch butterfly conservation, the Silver Lake City Council heard at its meeting Monday, Aug. 18. In July, the Council approved contracting with Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management, Inc., for mosquito control in the city...
08/20/2014 - 2:09pm
  At its regular meeting Monday evening, the Silver Lake City Council approved extending the cement deck at the Bruce Maresh Aquatic Center. Dale Kosek, member of the Silver Lake Pool and Parks Organization, said the group is proposing to extend the cement deck 25 feet on the west end of the pool, near the zero entry. “The...
08/20/2014 - 2:07pm
  The Silver Lake City Council denied a petition to vacate the alleyway running east-west between Oliver Avenue and Nome Avenue and between Center Street and Frank Street during a public hearing Monday evening.  Ryan and Kari Kaczmarek, owners of a lot adjacent to the alleyway, proposed the petition in hopes of purchasing the lot...
08/20/2014 - 1:54pm
  Silver Lake City Clerk Kerry Venier presented the Council with the proposed 2015 budget and levy Monday night, noting a 3.9 percent decrease in the total levy. In 2014, the general fund levy was $375,917 and the debt service was $97,402, for a total levy of $473,319. The 2015 general fund levy is at $355,777 and the debt service levy...
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