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State Tax Relief Programs for
Homeowners and Renters
Some residents are eligible for one of three direct property tax relief programs from the State of Minnesota: the homestead credit refund (regular property tax refund), the renter's refund, and the special property tax refund. Get information on each of the relief programs from the Department of Revenue website.
For more information on these programs, please contact DOR's Property Tax Refund Division at 651.296.3781.
Board and Commission Volunteers Needed
The City has openings on various commissions and boards. Each has a term of one to three years. Meeting times, dates, and time commitments vary, so there is comething that can work for most residents wanting to get involved in local government.
Letters of interest are currently being accepted for: Planning Commission, Park Commission, Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission, Minnetonka Community Education and Lake Minnetonka Conservation District. Letters are due by January 15. Send letters to the city at 5755 Country Club Road, Shorewood, MN 55331, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smithtown Trail Update
The sidewalk along Smithtown Road is complete. Temporary grading and seeding has taken place. Final grading, seeding, and landscaping will take place in the spring. If you have questions about the trail project, please contact the City Engineer, 952.960.7910, or by email.
The Shorewood City Council, at its August 26th meeting, adopted a preliminary property tax levy for 2014 that raises the city portion of the property tax by 3%. The 2014 proposed levy of $4,906,218 is $142,899 higher than the 2013 levy of $4,763,319. The proposed 2014 budget is available for inspection at City Hall during normal business hours, or on our web site, www.ci.shorewood.mn.us.
A Truth-In-Taxation public hearing is Monday,
December 2, at 7 pm, at Shorewood City Hall, 5755
Country Club Road. Staff will present information
regarding the budget, property tax levy, and the
property tax impact on a variety of property types
and values. Residents are encouraged to contact Finance Director Bruce DeJong at 952.960.7903 with questions or comments on the proposed budget and tax levy.
Report Community Public Works Issues
The City is testing an online form to report area issues such as mowing and park concerns, potholes and other street issues, drainage problems, and other public works concerns. Please use our new online system to report these and related issues. You are also encouraged to submit feedback on the online report system.
Met Council Sewer Main Project
The major project to construct a second sewer force main is currently in full-swing in Shorewood and Greenwood east of Excelsior. As fall approaches, the project moves into Excelsior. Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) is hosting walk-in question periods during the construction period on Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm at their office building on the southeast corner of Vine Hill Rd and Hwy 7. See the project page for complete information and project updates.
- Utility Bills
- Pot Holes
- Hydrant Flushing
- Community Center
- Toy/Food Collection
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Reporting Pot Holes
City water mains are flushed semi-annually in the spring and the fall. Flushing is done to remove mineral deposits that have accumulated in the water pipes. Households may experience rusty water, discoloration or other problems during flushing. City crews take precautions to limit problems. However, if you do experience rusty water, running the cold-water tap will clean out your system. Call the Utility Division at 952.960.7900 if you have a problem related to flushing that does not clear up within 48 hours. Flushing is currently taking place on the west side of Shorewood heading east.
When is Recycling Service Pick-up?
|The city is collecting toys for ResourceWest and food for ICA foodshelf through Tuesday, December 10. Please bring donations to city hall during regular business hours, 8am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. Both organizations are also in need of volunteers during this holiday season. Please contact the organization for more information.|