Public Notices

Notice of Candidate Filing for Special City Election

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Big Lake City Council has ordered a Special Election be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 to fill a vacancy on the City Council. The candidate filing period for this seat will open at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 and close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The City of Big Lake shall elect the following at the April 13, 2021 Special City Election:

  • One (1) Council Member seat for the term expiring January 1, 2023

Affidavits of Candidacy will be received weekdays in the Office of the City Clerk located at Big Lake City Hall located at 160 Lake Street North, between the hours of Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Vacancy on the Parks Advisory Committee

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Big Lake is presently seeking applicants to fill one (1) upcoming opening on the Big Lake Parks Advisory Committee. The 3-year term for this seat will run from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023.  

The Parks Advisory Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month and is an advisory group to the City Council on all issues facing parks and trails including maintaining existing parks and trails, creating new parks and trails, helping staff create programming at parks, recommending developers either dedicate parkland or donate cash in lieu, etc. The Committee takes action on these issues and forwards that information to the City Council for final approval.

Any City resident interested in serving on the Parks Advisory Committee should submit a letter of interest that includes a description of the applicant’s employment and educational background which may be relevant to the position as well as their reasons for applying and their aspirations for the future of the Big Lake parks and trails system.  Questions pertaining to the vacancies should be directed to Recreation and Communication Coordinator Corrie Scott at 612-297-6331 or

Letters of application can be submitted by:

Mail or delivery:      Big Lake City Hall

                                Attn: Corrie Scott, Recreation and Communication Coordinator

                                160 Lake Street North, Big Lake, MN 55309  


Fax:                         763-263-0133             

Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2021.


The Big Lake City Council passed an Ordinance on January 13, 2021 Amending Chapter 2 (Operations and Administration), Section 200 (City Elections) identifying procedures for Regular City Elections and Special City Elections. The Ordinance specifies that if a vacancy occurs on the City Council, the seat must be filled by Special Election if there is more than one year remaining until the next regular city general election. A printed copy of the Ordinance is available for inspection during regular office hours in the office of the City Clerk. Adopted by the Big Lake City Council this 13th day of January, 2021.