2019 Crosslake St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Thousands of visitors celebrated the “Year of the Lucky Leprechaun” at the 45th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade held Saturday, March 16th.
The sun warmed the streets as the day began with the third annual Clover Dash 5K and Kid’s Race in Town Square which drew 362 participants, and the popular Crosslake Firefighter’s annual pancake breakfast.
Top finishers of the Clover Dash were Casey Miller of Brainerd, with a time of 17:17; in second was Rickey Aulie of Breezy Point, and placing third was Austin Nastrom of La Crosse, WI. The top 3 female were Kira Sweeney of Staples, MN with a time of 22:44; placing second was Kara Loraus of Mound, MN, and in third was Julia Graves of Maple Grove.
Crosslake Council approves formation of Sales Tax Committee
The Crosslake City Council approved the formation of the Sales Tax Committee at their regular monthly meeting held Monday, March 11, 2019. City Administrator/Treasurer Mike Lyonais presented a potential timeline for approving a local sales tax to council.
The timeline from Lyonais included the following dates of note: August 3, 2020: The last day for passage of a resolution, which included: Proposed Tax Rate, What the proceeds would be used for, Total revenue expected, and the anticipated expiration date;
November 3, 2020 General Election;
November 10, 2020: If the tax is approved by Crosslake voters the deadline to send to the state for legislative approval, the city must pass an ordinance imposing a sales tax and file with the MN Secretary of State, 90 days before implementation, the city must notify the state in writing the date to begin collecting sales tax;
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