The City of Elk River received a petition requesting the formation of a lake improvement district (LID). Lake improvement districts allow citizens to address specific concerns for their local lake. The purpose of the Orono Lake Improvement District (OLID) is to address issues such as invasive species, water quality, fisheries and habitat improvements, and periodic dredging which are detailed in the Lake Management Plan. OLID projects are proposed to be funded through such sources as special assessments to property owners within the Lake Improvement District, federal/state grants, fees to affected properties, general obligation bonds, and donations. The OLID budget and goals would be discussed and approved during the annual meeting in July or August.
A Public Hearing will be held on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Elk River City Hall during the City Council Meeting. Any interested parties are invited to attend to express their questions, concerns or comments.
Below are some helpful documents that provide more information about the OLID and Lake Orono: