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TUES, SEPT 1, 7:00 PM, Planning Comm Mtg.

MON, SEPT 7, City Hall Closed, Labor Day

TUES, SEPT 8, 7:00 PM, Park Comm Mtg.

WED, SEPT 9, 5:30-7:00 PM, Smithtown Rd Sidewalk Open House @ Minnewashta Elem, Media Rm

THURS, SEPT 10, 4:00-6:00 PM, Lk Mtka Regional Trail Open House @ Southshore Center (Three Rivers Park Distrist)

FRI, SEPT 11, 8:00 PM, Free Movie in Badger Park, Big Hero 6

MON, SEPT 14, 6:30 PM, Ground Breaking for Smithtown Rd Sidewalk, Location TBD

MON, SEPT 14, 7:00 PM, City Council Reg. Mtg.


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Public Works Emergencies

In case of water or other utility emergencies, please call public works after hours at 952.960.7914.


Christmas Lake Camera

Now you can monitor the entrance and parking area at Christmas Lake! Check out the parking lot situation before you go. Take a look!
Christmas Lake access is open 6 am-10 pm daily.




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Water Tower Painting Continues

The water tower next to Minnewashta Elementary School has been undergoing a complete refacing. Thank you to area neighbors for their patience as this project continues. Final completion of the project is expected to be Ocober 3. If you have questions or concerns about the project, please contact Larry Brown, Public Works Director, 952.960.7913.

Smithtown Rd East Sidewalk/Trail Open House

Wednesday, September 9, 5:30-7 pm, Minnewashta School Media Center
On August 24th the City Council selected the contractor for the project and directed city staff to proceed with the project.  At our last open house meeting, we advised residents that there would be one more open house prior to the start of construction.  The purpose of this meeting is to let people know more about the construction schedule, and discuss preconstruction issues with property owners and interested residents.  The pre-construction open house is scheduled for Wednesday, September 9, 2015, in the Media Center at Minnewashta Elementary School, 26350 Smithtown Road, from 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. See the trail page for additional information.

Anyone with questions regarding the meetings is encouraged to contact the Shorewood Planning Director, Brad Nielsen, by phone: 952-960-7912 or by e-mail:

MCWD Comment Period Notice

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District is reviewing the following permit application. MCWD Rules require notice to all property owners within 600' of the proposed permitted area as a courtesy, in the event there are any questions or concerns.

15-310: The City of Shorewood has applied for a Minnehaha Creek Watershed District permit for Erosion Control, Wetland Protection, Waterbody Crossings & Structures, and Stormwater Management for a linear redevelopment project located at Smithtown Rd. in the City of Shorewood. The project will result in a 0.37 acre increase in impervious surface on the 1.71 acre project site, which ultimately drains to Lake Minnetonka.

Individuals with questions or concerns regarding this permit may contact Tom Dietrich at 952.641.4518 or email. Interested parties may request that a public hearing on this permit application be scheduled before the MCWD Board of Managers. Requests for a public hearing must be in writing and received at the MCWD offices, 15320 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345, prior to 4:30 PM, August 31, 2015.

Traffic Committee Members Sought

The Shorewood City Council is seeking residents to serve on a Traffic Committee. It is expected that the Traffic Committee will meet one evening per month over a period of six months starting in late September. Meetings will take place at Shorewood City Hall. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the City Council on traffic issues, with an initial focus on the review of the Country Club Road, Yellowstone Trail and Lake Linden Drive area. Interested residents are welcome to apply to serve on the Committee. If interested, provide your name, address, phone number, e-mail, and a statement of why you are interested in serving, and what you believe you can contribute to the Traffic Committee. Application Deadline is Tuesday, September 8, 4:30 PM. Email to:, or mail to the city.

Minnetonka Country Club Redevelopment Project

An information open house was held at Southshore Center for residents who have questions about the proposed development at Smithtown Road and Country Club Road, former location of the Minnetonka Country Club. Currently, Mattamy Homes is proposing to build an estimated 140 homes on the property.

The public hearing on the redevelopment project that was Tuesday, August 4 will be continued on Tuesday, August 18 at 7 pm, Southshore Center, 5735 Country Club Rd, Shorewood, 55331. AGENDA

Information relative to this project will be posted at it becomes available at the following link: Minnetonka Country Club Redevelopment.

Minnetonka Blvd Construction

The City of Greenwood is reconstructing a portion of  Minnetonka Blvd. The project is expected to be complete by approximately August 28.Shorewood properties on Forest Drive and Ferncroft Drive are affected.

The City of Greenwood is leading the project along with some other street work they are working on in this area.

Watering Ordinance in Effect

Through September 30 residents on municipal water cannot use sprinklers between the hours of 11 am and 4:30 pm. This restriction does not affect hand watering or water toys. Check out complete information on the environment page.

Minnetonka Country Club Development Input

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Input on the redevelopment on the Mindmixer site is closed, although you can still view comments online.

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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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