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  • Act now: home repair loans available

    For a limited time only, the city will be accepting applications for the Small Projects housing rehabilitation loan program. This program offers up to $5,000 through a zero-percent, no-interest, no-payment, deferred loan for homeowners who want to make eligible home improvements. If you continue to own and live in your home for 10 years after receiving the loan, the loan is completely forgiven.

    To be eligible, your income must not exceed:

  • 2015 city property taxes to decrease for average home; budget hearing Dec. 1

    In September, the Minnetonka City Council adopted a preliminary 3.4 percent increase in the city property tax for 2015, which will result in fewer city property taxes for the median value home here. Even better news...after additional deliberations on the city budget in November, revised proposals will likely result in an even greater reduction. The city's ongoing thoughtful and efficient service delivery is being supported by an improving economy whereby the city's tax base is expanding due to careful redevelopment and improved real estate market values across all sectors.

  • Burwell House open Sundays in November

    New this year, the Burwell House will be open for tours Sundays in November. The house will be fully decked out for the holiday season in typical Victorian style. We invite you, friends and family to take a break from the bustle of the season and step back in time to 1894, when Charles and Mary Burwell lived along the banks of Minnehaha Creek with their family. Visit Sundays, November 23 and 30, between 12 and 3 p.m. No need for reservations.

  • Apply now for a volunteer position on a Minnetonka board or commission

    Do you want to be involved in your local government? Consider applying for a volunteer position on a city board or commission. Applicants must have a desire to serve their community in a volunteer capacity and be willing to contribute the number of hours necessary for the particular group to which they are applying. Applicants are interviewed by the city council and appointed by the mayor.

  • Apply now for the Police Citizen's Academy

    From February 3 to March 24, 2015, the Minnetonka Police Department will offer an eight-week Police Citizen's Academy providing an in-depth look at the police department.