Public Notices

Concept Plan for a Project Known as "Residential Treatment Center"

You are hereby notified that the Big Lake Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in order to consider a concept plan for a project known as “Residential Treatment Center”. The public hearing will be held in the Big Lake City Council Chambers located at 160 Lake Street North, Big Lake, MN on: Monday, January 6, 2019 at or about 6:30 p.m.

Applicant: Wilkus Architects on behalf of Nystrom & Associates LTD (15 9th Avenue North Hopkins, MN 55343)

Parcel Identification Number: 65-029-2101

Legal Description: Parcel directly south of the Big Lake Station Park and Ride, on the western side of Station Street NW. Parcel boundary bisected by Forest Rd. Development proposed only for portion of parcel south of Forest Rd.

Public Notice  - Residential Treatment Center

The Applicant is proposing to build a residential treatment center on the 3.3 acre portion of a parcel that lies directly south of Forest Street, south of the Northstar Train Station. The concept plan calls for a 20-30 shared unit outpatient treatment facility that offers ongoing recovery support. Amenities include a shared walking path, improved landscaping, outdoor sporting equipment and interior shared public spaces. This public hearing is for a concept plan. The Planning Commission and members of the community are asked to provide the Applicant with feedback to take into consideration as they plan out the more specific details of their development. 

Both oral and written comments will be considered by the Planning Commission.  If you desire to be heard in reference to this matter, you should attend this hearing or submit written comments to City Hall.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sara Woolf, Planning Consultant at 612-638-0227 or SWoolf@biglakemn.org.

Ordinance No. 2019-14

The City received a Petition for Annexation for Parcel No. 10-560-0115 from the property owners. The land meets all requirements of MN Statutes 414.033, Subdivision 2(3), and the landowner and all adjacent landowners received notice of the required public hearing pursuant to MN Statutes 414.033, Subdivision 13. The Big Lake City Council has approved an Annexation by Ordinance pursuant to MN Statutes 414.033, Subdivision 2(3). The A printed copy of the Ordinance is available for inspection during regular office hours in the office of the City Clerk. Adopted by the Big Lake City Council this 13th day of November, 2019.

Ordinance No. 2019-13

The Big Lake City Code is amended to add Theft and Property Damage violations to Section 500.03 (Public Nuisances Affecting Morals and Decency). Items added to Section 500.03 include: E. Theft.  Whoever intentionally and without claim of right takes, uses, transfers, conceals or retains possession of movable property of another without the other's consent and with intent to deprive the owner permanently of possession of the property shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. F. Property Damage.  Whoever intentionally causes damage to physical property of another without the latter's consent shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. A printed copy of the Ordinance is available for inspection during regular office hours in the office of the City Clerk. Adopted by the Big Lake City Council this 13th day of November, 2019. 

Ordinance No. 2019-12

The Big Lake City Code is amended to add a definition for “luxury garages” to the zoning code and to add “luxury garages” as a conditional use in the I-1 Industrial Park zoning district. Luxury garages, also known colloquially as car condos, are communities of storage buildings that are used primarily for recreational storage and social gatherings. A printed copy of the Ordinance is available for inspection during regular office hours in the office of the City Clerk. Adopted by the Big Lake City Council on October 23, 2019.