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Morning after Council Report: Feb. 7

Post Date:02/08/2018 2:50 p.m.
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The Shakopee City Council met Wednesday, Feb. 7. Among the meeting highlights:

People standing clapping for Darin NelsonFinance director receives Administrator’s Leadership Award

At the start of the meeting, City Administrator William Reynolds recognized Finance Director Darin Nelson with the 2017 Administrator’s Leadership Award. In Nelson’s two years with the city, Reynolds noted Nelson has transformed the budget process and provided clarity to the city’s budgeting process. “[Thanks to Nelson] we have been more fiscally prudent. We have been more transparent. We now have a budget that accurately reflects how we spend our tax dollars,” Reynolds said. “His work has helped set the stage for fiscal stability in our immediate future.” 

Council grants appeal regarding conditional use permit

The City Council approved Beacon Construction, Inc.’s appeal of the Jan. 4 Board of Adjustment and Appeals’ approval of two conditions of its conditional use permit for exterior storage at 290 Sarazin St. Beacon Construction appealed conditions related to landscaping screening and surfacing. The council granted the appeal with stipulations, thus deleting the conditions from the permit. More information: Mark Noble, Senior Planner, 952-233-9348. 

Council awards contract for Mill Pond Weir Project

The City Council awarded a contract to New Look Contracting, Inc. in the amount of $99,820 for the Mill Pond Weir Repair Project. The city is repairing the weir structure that was damaged during a 2014 storm. Work is anticipated to be late winter and be completed in May. More information: Steve Lillehaug, City Engineer/Public Works Director, 952-233-9361. 

City approves reimbursement plan for proposed Canterbury TIF district preparation

The City Council approved a resolution allowing the city to be reimbursed for staff time and any consultants used to review and evaluate the feasibility of Canterbury Park’s application for Tax Incrementing Financing (TIF) and infrastructure needs and costs. The costs would be reimbursed out of the TIF fund, if the project moves forward. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346. 

Shakopee High School students present new Shakopee Government TV, Enigma Teen Center brand

The City Council heard a presentation by students in the Shakopee High School Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) program. The students recently created new branding for Shakopee Government TV and Enigma Teen Center. The city has partnered with the CAPS digital design program since 2015. More information: Kristin Doran, Communications Coordinator, 952-233-9355.

These summaries are a sampling of the meeting. See the entire agenda packet with supporting documents at The meeting is also available for viewing on demand at Read past MACRs.