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FRI, SEPT 19, Absentee Ballots available for General Election

MON, SEPT 22, 7 PM, City Council Regular Mtg.

WED, SEPT 24, Recycling Day

THURS, SEPT 24, Recycling Day-Island

THURS-FRI-SAT, OCT 2-4, 9 AM - 4 PM, Household Hazardous Waste Drop off @ Shorewood Public Works, 24200 Smithtown Rd

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Absentee voting for the November 4 General Election begins September 19. Go to MNVotes to register for an absentee ballot.



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Zebra Mussels discovered in Christmas Lake

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District has issued a News Release that it has discovered Zebra Mussels in Christmas Lake. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed their presence. Plans are underway to take action in hopes of preventing the spread lakewide. The boat launch at Christmas Lake has been temporarily closed.

Update on the LRT Bridge over County Rd 19

The Three Rivers Park District received bids for the LRT Bridge over County Road 19. Unfortunately, the bids came in well over budget.  The Three Rivers Park District Board Chair and Executive Director indicated their recommendation to the full Park Board will be to reject all the bids. Three Rivers indicated they have experienced this kind of bid result with two other major projects on their docket this year.  Discussions will take place about any redesign possibilities, or looking at using the existing resources to provide trail connections to the LRT or circulator routes within the Shorewood - Excelsior Community.

Shorewood is Bee Safe

Shorewood City Council has passed a resolution endorsing “Bee-Safe” Policies and Procedures throughout the city. The resolution encourages the use of bee-safe processes in our parks, education to our residents on bee and pollinator safety, and other bee safe practices. Shorewood is proud to be the first city in Minnesota to take the initiative to pass a resolution and to encourage its residents to do what they can to keep properties in the city safe for pollinators. You may email comments or questions to the city regarding the bee-safe resolution.

Report Community Public Works Issues

Please use our new online system to report issues such as mowing and park concerns, potholes, traffic signal lights and other street issues, drainage problems, and other public works concerns.. You are also encouraged to submit feedback on the online report system.


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Reporting Pot Holes

Pot Holes can happen overnight and your car has an easy time finding brand new holes! Please report all pot holes to the city, county or MnDOT accordingly.

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.



City code requires for-profit solicitors to get a solicitation license from the city. Each solicitor must carry a copy of the license, and they must be able to show it upon request. No FEMA solicitors will be going door to door. Call 9-1-1 if you are contacted by one.
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