Week of April 15, 2018

City Administrator Tobin Lay and I met with the leaders of the White Bear Lake Conservation District a week ago.  They informed us the WBLCD will forego the request for funds from each of the District communities because they have accumulated an excess fund balance.  The city of White Bear Lake initiated this request and the City of Birchwood joined in.  We applaud the WBLCD for their fiscal responsibility in managing their expenses.  We also respect the board's willingness to address our concerns quickly and favorably.
The board leaders informed us they will review their fund balance next year as well.
Thanks to the WBLCD board for all their time and effort in protecting our areas greatest resource!