The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department (SLMPD) operates under a cooperative policing arrangement between the cities of Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood and Tonka Bay. The SLMPD is dependent on these member cities for the majority of its revenue for operating and capital expenses. The deadline for adopting an operating budget for the following year is September 1st of the current year. In order to meet this timeline, the process needs to commence well in advance so that the chief of police (manager) along with staff can develop a budget proposal for the SLMPD governing board (Coordinating Committee) to consider and pass along to the member city councils for consideration.
Tentative timetable adopted by the Coordinating Committee for the 2014 budget process.
Budget Option 1, included in the documents above, was adopted by the Coordinating Committee at this meeting. It now goes to the Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood and Tonka Bay City Councils for funding approval. This normally takes place during the month of August.
Budget Adopted at Coordinating Committee Meeting - Wednesday, July 10, 2013
MEMBER CITY COUNCILS APPROVAL PROCESS - JULY & AUGUST 2013 Excelsior City Council Meeting - Monday, July 29, 2013 Approved (5-0) - Recommended 2014 Operating Budget & Funding Request
Greenwood City Council Meeting - Wednesday, August 7, 2013 Approved (5-0) - Recommended 2014 Operating Budget & Funding Request Shorewood City Council Meeting - Monday, August 12, 2013 Approved (4-0) - Recommended 2014 Operating Budget & Funding Request Tonka Bay City Council Meeting - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Approved (4-1) - Recommended 2014 Operating Budget & Funding Request
SOUTH LAKE MINNETONKA PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY - 2014 DEBT SERVICE OBLIGATION
Since January 2004, the South Lake Minnetonka Public Safety Facility in Shorewood has served as headquarters for the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department (SLMPD) and the Excelsior Fire District (EFD). This community asset not only enhances the delivery of public safety services, but strengthens the working relationship between the SLMPD and EFD. It also represents what can be accomplished through visionary leadership and a spirit of cooperation.
The Shorewood Economic Development Authority serves as the fiscal manager for the debt service owed on the lease-revenue bonds issued for construction of the facility. The cities served by the SLMPD and the EFD are responsible for this financial obligation until the bonds are satisfied in 2023. Please click below to view the corresponding financial document prepared by the SLMPD for fiscal year 2014.