West Lakeland will conduct the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting on Monday, April 9, 2018, from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at the Joshua Taylor Bldg, 3394 Lake Elmo Ave, Lake Elmo.

Welcome to West Lakeland Township, Minnesota

West Lakeland is an urban township organized in July of 1950 and is located along the St. Croix River in east central Washington County. We are located off of the north side of the I-94 corridor. To find us, exit from I-94 on to Manning Avenue and head northeast. We are a decentralized community with a unique lifestyle enjoyed by our residents. Living in West Lakeland Township allows the area residents to enjoy the benefits of a rural community close to an urban center, without costly public services.  Older homes, characteristic of the St. Croix Valley, still remain in the area. The residents and farms of our Township, and neighboring communities, have contributed much to the unobstructed lifestyle of the Township which we enjoy today.


PUBLIC NOTICE: Spring Road Weight Restrictions are in effect as of March 5, 2018 until further notice.  Weight is restricted to 5 tons /axel. For more information, contact Dave Schultz at 651-436-6816.

Invitation: Lake Elmo Airport EA/EAW Public Hearing
(updated 2-28-18)

A Public Hearing has been scheduled to receive verbal and written comments on the Lake Elmo Airport Environmental Assessment (EA)/Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW). To view the EA/EAW, please visit

Lake Elmo Airport EA/EAW Public Hearing                     Location: Oakland Middle School
Wednesday, April 4, 2018                                                                    820 Manning Ave N
6:00 p.m. Open House                                                              Lake Elmo, Minnesota
6:30 p.m. Staff Presentation
7:00 p.m. Public Hearing

Public Hearing Details

On April 4, 2018, an open house will be held at 6:00 p.m. for one-on-one discussions with project members. There will be a short presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the Public Hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m. Anyone may fill out an “I wish to speak” slip to make a verbal comment on the record. Speakers will be asked to observe a time limit to allow adequate time for everyone to speak. Spoken and written comments will not be responded to during the hearing. Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on April 19, 2018.

For more details on the Public Comment Period, please visit Public Comment Period

If you have any questions, please contact Dana Nelson at or 612-725-6330.


BRUSH DAYS - A Community Service to Our Residents 

Aggregate Industries is a drop-off site for brush ONLY (e.g., tree trunks, branches, twigs, bushes). No construction lumber, grass clippings or leaves. They offer this as a community service to West Lakeland residents. Important Notice for Dumping: Please stay in your vehicle while on-site, except to facilitate removal of brush from your vehicle or trailer in the designated dump site.

Location: 16164 Hudson Blvd N, Lakeland, MN 55043        
Time: 8:00 am to 10:50 am (Gates will be locked at 11:00 am).

Dates: Third Saturday of each month from April to September (April 21st has been moved to April 28th).

Prairie Island Indian Community 30-day Public Comment Period (updated 11-9-17)

To view West Lakeland Township's response memo to the Bureau of Indian Affair's request for information and comments, please visit this link: West_Lakeland_Comments_Memo_re_PIIC_Trust_Land Application_--_Nov_9, 2017

Prairie Island Indian Community 30-day Public Comment Period (updated 10-30-17)

West Lakeland Township received the final application that was submitted to the Federal Government (U.S. Department of Interior) by the PIIC to place their property into the Federal Trust Land program.  To review this application, please visit Prairie Island Indian Community Application.

Prairie Island Indian Community 30-day Public Comment Period

The U.S. Department of Interior has opened a 30-day public comment period on the application filed by the Prairie Island Indian Community proposing a trust land acquisition. Written comments should be addressed to the West Lakeland Township office: West Lakeland Township, P.O. Box 447, Lake Elmo, Minnesota 55042, or by email at Comments received by November 1, 2017 will be considered and made part of the township’s record.

In 2015, the Prairie Island Indian Community (PIIC) purchased 112 acres near the northeast corner of Interstate 94 and Manning Avenue, formerly known as the “Mogren Sod Farm.” Since this purchase, they have filed an application with the Federal Government (U.S. Department of Interior) to place the property into the Federal Trust Land program.*  If approved, the land will become part of the Prairie Island Indian Community sovereign nation.

* The application is a draft copy and provided as a courtesy—it may vary from the official application filed with the U.S. Department of Interior. The official application will be posted on the town website when it is made available.


This is the official website of West Lakeland Township, P.O. Box 447, Lake Elmo, Minnesota 55042