Current Projects

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Background Information
On January 18, 2017, The City of Forest Lake began the process to receive a formal proposal from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department for contract law enforcement services.  The purpose of this request is to explore the feasibility of Washington County providing law enforcement services to the City of Forest Lake and to evaluate the budgetary impact it may have. 

As this process moves forward, this webpage will be used to warehouse project documents as well as provide updated timelines. Project documents can be found by clicking on the documents link below.

Document Links

The documents associated with the project can be found in the folder linked below.  This folder will be continually updated as this process moves forward.

Document Folder

Project Timeline

  • January 19, 2017 Letter to Sheriff's Office  formally requesting proposal for law enforcement services released.
  • TBD Review Draft Proposal from Washington County Sheriff
  • TBD Consideration at Forest Lake City Council Meeting

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I address the Council?


The Forest Lake City Council holds regular meetings on the second and fourth Monday of the month, with workshops taking place on the third Monday.  Regular meeting are where council action are taken and workshops are more informal work sessions where no council action is taken.

For those wishing to address the council, before every regular council meeting and workshop an open forum is available for residents to speak to the council on any topic.  To participate in the open forum, residents are asked to sign up on the open forum signup sheet, which is available at the meeting.  We ask that residents please limit their comments to 3 minutes.

Q: Where can I find a calendar of upcoming City Council Meetings?


A schedule of upcoming City Council meetings can be found on the city's homepage ( and on the right side of this page.