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Morning after Council Report: Aug. 2

Post Date:08/03/2017 4:32 p.m.
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The Shakopee City Council met Wednesday, Aug. 2. Among the meeting highlights: 

Council approves sale of land along First Avenue

The City Council approved selling three acres on First Avenue near Marschall Road to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in the amount of $100,000. The city acquired the property through a tax sale agreement for approximately $22,000 in 2012. A recent archeological review showed a high probability the land is a burial site. The land has been identified as part of the historic Mdewakanton Dakota Tinta Otunwe (Village on the Prairie). SMSC plans to allow the land to return to native prairie. The city will retain utility easement rights on the property. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346. 

Council approves road improvements into Windermere development

The City Council approved a cooperative agreement with Scott County for County Highway 15 (Marystown Road) and County Highway 16 (17th Avenue) improvements associated with the Windermere development. The improvements include extending County Highway 16 west into the development, as well as adding turn lanes off County Highway 15. The developer, city and county plan to share the approximate $2.6 million cost. More information: Steve Lillehaug, Public Works Director/City Engineer, 952-233-9361. 

Council approves changes to Community Center admission

The City Council approved two changes for admission to the Community Center. The council approved setting daily admission for resident and non-resident youth (ages 1 to 17) at $5. The council also set daily admission for the indoor playground at $3 per child. More information: Jamie Polley, Director of Parks and Recreation, 952-233-9514. 

Council approves contract for sanitary sewer pipe repair

The City Council approved a contract with Parrott Contracting, Inc. in the amount of $45,000 to repair a collapsed section of sanitary sewer pipe adjacent to County Highway 83 approximately 200 feet south of Valley Industrial Boulevard. The city identified the repair as part of its annual sanitary sewer televising program. More information: Steve Lillehaug, Public Works Director/City Engineer, 952-233-9361. 

Shakopee River Valley Festival provides update on Sept. 16 event

Joy Newgard, president of the Shakopee River Valley Festival Board, gave City Council an update on planning for a new community festival Sept. 16. The Shakopee River Valley Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at Huber Park. The festival will include live band entertainment, food vendors, kids’ games and more. More information: Search Shakopee River Valley Festival on Facebook.

These summaries are a sampling of the meeting. See the entire agenda packet with supporting documents at Read past MACRs.