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 (administrator) 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.
SLMPD Coordinating Committee: Member City Mayors
Quarterly Meeting: May 14, 2014 (Wednesday) - 5:30 p.m. - Completed Preliminary budget considerations and discussion.
Budget Work Session: June 18, 2014 (Wednesday) - 5:30 p.m. - Completed Initial budget proposal, feedback and direction.
Budget Work Session: June 25, 2014 (Wednesday) - 5:30 p.m. - Rescheduled Further budget discussion, refinement and direction.
Budget Work Session: July 1, 2014 (Tuesday) - 5:30 p.m. - Completed Further budget discussion, refinement and direction.
Quarterly Meeting: July 16, 2014 (Wednesday) - 5:30 p.m. - Completed Budget recommendation forwarded to member city councils.
Member Cities: Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood and Tonka Bay
Council Meetings: August 2014 Member city councils have until September 1, 2014 to approve recommended budget.
Joint Powers Agreement - Fourth Amendment Applies absent unanimous agreement on the recommended budget by the member city councils.
Quarterly Meeting: May 14, 2014 (Wednesday) - 5:30 p.m.
PowerPoint presentation by Chief Bryan Litsey highlighting some of the preliminary budget considerations for 2015. Please click below to view this presentation.
Excelsior City Council Meeting - Monday, August 4, 2014 Approved (5-0) - Recommended 2015 Operating Budget & Funding Request
Greenwood City Council Meeting - Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Approved (5-0) - Recommended 2015 Operating Budget & Funding Request
Shorewood City Council Meeting - Monday, August 11, 2014 Approved (5-0) - Recommended 2015 Operating Budget & Funding Request
Tonka Bay City Council Meeting - Pending Pending
SOUTH LAKE MINNETONKA PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY
2015 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 2015.