City Council Takes First Step to Extend Sewer to Tartan Park Development

The Lake Elmo City Council unanimously approved the first step to change the city’s comprehensive plan that would allow sewer service to extend to the proposed Royal Golf Club development.  Quotes from planning director Stephen Wensman: “It [lower density] puts pressure on other developments in the city to have higher densities”  and from Council member Justin Bloyer: “I believe that sewer isn’t the issue — it’s the density that goes with it…….This is how this city has been for the last 25 years — we are never in the driver’s seat, we are always responding to something else, whether it is the Met Council or something else.”