Silver Lake

06/22/2016 - 10:03am
The Cleveland Avenue underground utility improvements from East Avenue to the lift station have been Silver Lake’s priority for some time. The sanitary sewer line is bad and has caused sewage to back up into homes.   The original estimate for the complete project was $850,000, with assesments on some properties for the road reconstruction nearing $30,000.   The city...
05/18/2016 - 1:20pm
Over the last year, the city of Silver Lake’s Public Works Department completed an inventory of the condition of the city’s sidewalks.    In the inventory, 23 sections of sidewalk were identified as needing replacement. Of those 23 sections, nine of the most severely damaged are scheduled for replacement this year....
05/04/2016 - 11:57am
The Silver Lake City Council held a special meeting on Monday, May 2, to review and approve the bids for the purchase of a new water tank for a truck for the fire department.   The department sent four bid requests and received one back.   The lone bid was from US Tanker in Delavan, Wisconsin, for $144,739.   The bid...
04/20/2016 - 5:01pm
The Silver Lake City Council has spent the better part of the past year searching for either a police chief or officer.    The process came closer to an end on Monday, April 18, when the council interviewed and offered the full-time officer position to Kyle Jorgensen.   Jorgensen, a Maple Grove native, accepted the...
04/13/2016 - 10:17am
Storm water is a topic at most council meetings. How to deal with it, where to go with it, or repairs to the system.   The quarterly meeting of the Silver Lake City Council on Monday, April 11, was no different.   The council reviewed a proposed ordinance that would establish a storm water utility.    The money...
03/23/2016 - 11:03am
The first task Silver Lake Police Chief RJ Cripps was assigned, moments after being hired at the Feb. 16 City Council meeting, was to look at the organization and staffing needs of the police department.   The police department, for many years, has operated with a full-time chief and one full-time office for a total of 80 hours of...
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