Lake Improvement District (LID)

Circle Lake Improvement District



The next CLID regular meeting is scheduled for August 13th, 2020 at 7 PM at the Forest Township Hall.

The 2020 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 17th, 2020 at 7 PM in the Forest Township Hall 3625 Millersburg Blvd Faribault, MN 55021.

Bylaws for the Circle Lake Improvement District   Bylaws for Circle Lake Improvement District 8-2019

Regular meetings of the Circle Lake Improvement District are on the second Thursday of each month at 7 PM in the Forest Township Hall.

2020 Minutes
January 9, 2020 –  LID – minutes 1-9-2020
February 13, 2020 – LID – minutes 2-13-2020
March 12, 2020 – LID minutes 3-12-2020
April – Meeting Canceled
May – LID minutes 5-14-2020
June – LID minutes 6-11-2020

2019 Miunutes
May 15,2019 Minutes – LID – minutes 5-15-2019
May 22, 2019 Minutes – LID – minutes 5-22-2019
June 11,2019 Minutes – LID – minutes 6-13-2019
July 11th, 2019 Minutes – LID – Minutes 7-11-2019
August 8th, 2019 Minutes – LID – minutes 8-8-2019
August 19, 2019 Minutes – LID – Annual Meeting Minutes 8-19-2019
September  12, 2019 Minutes – LID – Minutes 9-12-2019 
October 10, 2019 Minutes – LID Minutes 10-10-2019
November 14, 2019 Minutes – LID – Minutes November 14, 2019
December 12, 2019  Minutes- LID Dec 12th, 2019 Minutes

2018 and early 2019 was an exciting time for the formation of the Lake Improvement District (LID). After much work, and coordination with the Rice County Government Offices, we are happy to report that the LID was unanimously approved by the Rice County Commissioner in January of 2019!

Through this time frame, the Circle Lake Association Board has built the framework of establishing the LID bylaws, worked and coordinated with Rice County Administration,  the Minnesota DNR and the Cannon River Watershed Partnership, and also addressed LID questions with concerned lake residents. Numerous information sessions were conducted in conjunction of question/answer discussions.  This has been a lengthy process, but ultimately we have the confidence that we have built a good foundation to begin the next steps of executing the duties and responsibilities of the LID.

Your LID has an appointed Board of Directors.  Serving on this initial Board are the following: Mandi Morrisey, Dean Sunderlin, Cheryl Bahnsen, Dale Petelinsek, Jeff Jirik, Keith Kluzak, Brian Panettiere.

As a newly established LID Board, we will be advising and posting an “open to the public” meeting time and date, whereby we will be conducting LID business in due course. We will also be advising of the LID annual meeting whereby an agenda of proposed projects, budget approvals, Board seats, general business items, and business items brought to the attention of the LID Board will be addressed. Please feel free to join us at these meetings to participate in the decision making process to prioritize lake projects, assign budgets, or to perhaps participate in working committees that may come up.

As with any major project or undertaking, there are many of your neighbors and friends that have worked diligently to assist in getting our LID approved.  There will continue to be much work ahead.  Many things were learned as we endeavored through this process, but the biggest thing we learned was how much everyone we met with truly cares about Circle Lake and the watershed that feeds it.  We are proud of what we have accomplished, and are grateful for the helping hand so many of you have lent.

All properties shown in green will be included in the district. They are any property that touches the lake, any property that has deeded access to the lake, and a few other parcels that the DNR wants included.

Circle Lake improvement District Boundaries
General Information

Click LID Brochure for a quick explanation of what a Lake Improvement District is.
Click More LID Information for more details about a LID
Click here to read frequently asked questions. Stop back and check this section again from time to time as we will keep it updated with new Q&A as we field them.