Friday, May 3, 2013
The annual Tanners Lake cleanup event cancelled due to poor weather and muddy conditions. The city has not announced any intention to reschedule the event.
The annual Tanners Lake cleanup event scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled, according to the following post on the City of Oakdale, MN - Local Government Facebook page: Due to the poor weather forecast for tomorrow and already muddy conditions around Tanner’s Lake, we are cancelling tomorrow’s clean up event at the lake. The city has not announced any intention to reschedule the event.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Senators Chuck Wiger and Susan Kent recently introduced legislation that is aimed at furthering economic development in Oakdale.
Oakdale's economic development could be getting a boost in the future. Sen. Chuck Wiger (D-43) and Sen. Susan Kent (D-53) recently introduced SF 48 in the Senate Taxes committee, which would extend Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts in Oakdale. This would allow further economic development at Tartan Crossing and the Tanners Lake area. “These districts are really important for the entire east metro region,” said Kent. “When we are able to develop this area, it will provide a significant return on investment.” The bill would extend the TIF districts to 2030. They are currently set to expire in 2024. “This is designed to continue the revitalization of Oakdale. There has been a great deal of work already done tearing down existing …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Tartan Crossing and Tanners Lake projects are inching along.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Residents cleared trash and debris from Oakdale's lake and surrounding area.
Fifty volunteers met at a picnic bench at Tanner's Lake last Saturday to participate in the annual Tanner's Lake cleanup. Oakdale’s Environmental Management Commission sponsored the event. Do you have photos from the activity? Upload them to Patch!
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Also, a religious group that used to own the Circle-C Convenience Center next to Menards is in bankruptcy court.
Developer Looking at Tanner's Lake Site: A developer has had preliminary discussions with the City of Oakdale, expressing interest in the Tanner’s Lake redevelopment site, Assistant to the City Administrator Dave Schaps told the Oakdale Economic Development Commission Wednesday. The developer is thinking of putting rental housing on the site, and plans to return with more details about the plan, and possibly a rendering, in the coming weeks, Schaps said. The 4-acre site is located just north of Interstate 94 and east of Century Avenue. Religious Group that Owned Gas Station in Bankruptcy Court: The company that owned the former Circle-C Convenience Center next to Menards and its lawyer might have to pay $10,000 each in fines after writing …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Oakdale's Tanners Lake cleanup event is Saturday, May 21.
What do a car battery, aluminum cans and a Cub Foods shopping cart have in common? They were all found in Tanners Lake at last year’s lake cleanup event, said senior community development specialist Jen Hassebroek. Oakdale’s Environmental Management Commission members are once again planning to clean up the lake and shoreline, and they're seeking volunteers to help out. This year’s event is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21. Here are some answers from Hassebroek to a few questions about the event: Do volunteers need to register? No, just show up at the Tanners Lake Park picnic shelter at 9 a.m. What should volunteers bring? Volunteers should bring gloves, and if they would like, they can bring canoes and/or waders. Why would someone …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Proposals include purchasing equipment and expanding events.
The Oakdale Parks and Recreation Department has big plans on how it could spend the extra $20,000 it has due to cutting lifeguards at Tanners Lake … literally. Staff is proposing to use part of the money to purchase jumbo chess, checkers and Chinese checkers sets to be played outdoors at the Oakdale Nature Preserve, according to a memo from Parks and Recreation Director Bruce Anderson to the commission. Anderson has talked with the Tartan High School chess team about providing a weekly chess challenge where residents could try to beat the school’s best players, and local scouts about helping coordinate the games. The city is tentatively planning to hold the jumbo game events on Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons, Anderson said. The …
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Oakdale Parks and Recreation Director Bruce Anderson said he hopes people will still use the beach.
Lifeguards won’t be overseeing Tanners Lake Beach this summer, as in seasons past, but Parks and Recreation Director Bruce Anderson said he doesn’t think that will necessarily be a bad thing. “I think that there are, to be honest with you, benefits to not having a supervised beach,” Anderson said. “I don’t know if they outweigh having a supervised beach, but to me it’s not completely negative.” Since the beach and restrooms will remain open, Anderson said, his hope is that the same number of people will continue to use the beach. He said he also hopes parents will be more apt to monitor their kids at the beach since there won't be lifeguards present. The Oakdale City Council voted unanimously to redirect the $21,000 to $23,000 the city …
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The City Council is set to discuss selling $7.5 million in bonds.
The Oakdale City Council is scheduled to discuss a recommendation from the Oakdale Park and Recreation Commission that the city stop employing lifeguards at Tanners Lake Beach during the summer at its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22. The move would save the city between $21,000 and $23,000 per year, which could be put toward expanding the number of concerts in the city’s summer concert series, increasing special events, expanding the outdoor speaker series, increasing marketing efforts and expanding young adult programs, according to a staff report from Oakdale Parks and Recreation Director Bruce Anderson. The commission recommends that the restrooms at the beach remain open to the public during the day, according to Anderson’s report. …
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The Parks and Recreation Commission is scheduled to address the beach issue, as well as possible alternate locations for lighted ball fields requested by the Oakdale Athletic Association.
The Oakdale Parks and Recreation Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Oakdale City Hall. Following are some of the items the commission is scheduled to discuss at the meeting: