Spring Street Clean Up Day / Trash to Treasure Day – Saturday, May 21, 2022
Spring Street Clean Up
Event 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Hotdogs, chips and soft drinks will be served in the Heritage Hall parking lot at noon.
Trash to Treasure
Event 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
One person’s trash is another person’s treasure!
Are you doing spring house cleaning? Time to put the items you would like to give away at the end of your driveway. Label it with a sign that says FREE. Then hop in your car and tour Gem Lake. You might find an item or two that you actually want that someone else is seeking to relocate! If no one wants your item by the end of the day, please bring it back to your house.
Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization Information
“Anytime is a great time to learn about the watershed, explore options for your property, and get involved. Here are three options from the Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization (VLAWMO):
- Check out VLAWMO’s cost-share program for new landscaping ideas that support water quality. This program can help make property improvements, restore problem areas, and solve drainage issues. VLAWMO staff provides a free on-site visit to assess property needs and opportunities, as well as explain the cost-share grant process. Contact (651) 204-6071 for more info or to request an on-site visit. More at vlawmo.org/grants.
A variety of workshops are scheduled on topics of drainage solutions, ground covers, pollinators, native plants, and resilient yards. Learn more and register at vlawmo.org/events.2. Brush up on water-friendly yard care before spring hits. Tips, tricks, and resources are available at VLAWMO.org/residents.
Read our most recent newsletter here: January 2022 Gem Lake News
The City Council passed a new tree policy for the city in October, 2018. As part of the policy the city takes responsibility for: Trimming healthy trees that are in the cities right of away; Removing dead trees in the cities right of way; Remove trees that are diseased; If a tree is cut down the tree company, S&S Tree will grind the stump. The property owner can use the mulch as they want to.
For information on the development on County Road E, in Gem Lake “Villas at Gem Lake” Click on the link for more information. http://www.hansonbuilders.com/property/26-summit-farm-lane-gem-lake-mn-55110/
- The City of Gem Lake now accepts credit/debit card payments for bills, permits and licenses! All card payments will be assessed a 3% fee.
- Wednesday, June 1, is our next recycling day. Remember to put your container out the night before.
- Gem Lake Delisting News Release
- Clean Water Practices Winter 2016
- Buffers 2016
- The Importance of buffers around storm ponds and wetlands
- 2022 City of Gem Lake meeting schedule
- Guidelines for Gem Lake Meetings adopted 7 18 2017
- City of Gem Lake Workshop, Monday, June 13, 2022, 7:00 p.m. *CANCELED*
- City of Gem Lake Planning Commission Meeting, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
- City of Gem Lake City Council Meeting, Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 7:00 p.m.