Savage Council to Decide Fate of Forest 03 Aug 11

The last step in the fate of a rare forest near Prior Lake-Savage Area High School may soon be decided by the Savage City Council.

The Council is expected to take action on a revised preliminary and final plat application from the school district. The council’s approval would give the school district permission to move forward with removal of a Mesic oak forest to make way for construction of a 680-foot roadway, paid for by Prior Lake Aggregates.

According to Planning Manager Bryan Tucker, the only other “viable option” for the roadway could cost as much as $1.5 million.