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Morning after Council Report: March 6

Post Date:03/07/2018 5:55 p.m.
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The Shakopee City Council met Tuesday, March 6. Among the meeting highlights:

Council creates Tax Increment Financing district for Canterbury Park

The City Council approved the creation of Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District, which includes approximately 400 acres near Canterbury Park, known as Canterbury Commons. The creation of the TIF district established the maximum value of the TIF district at $33 million. No decisions have been made on the public improvements or the final value of the TIF. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346. 

City sells West Shakopee Gateway properties

Acting as the Economic Development Authority, the City Council approves sales contracts for three properties located in West Shakopee Gateway near Shakopee Town Square Mall. The council approved selling:

  • 2 acres to Doggie Doos in the amount of $50,000. The pet daycare and grooming business plans to relocate from its existing First Avenue location to a new building on the property.
  • Approximately 3 acres to Topaz Investments in the amount of $125,000 per acre. Topaz plans to construct a residential treatment facility with plans for two additional future buildings.
  • Approximately 4 acres to Trident Development, LLC. in the amount of $600,000. Trident plans to develop the property into multifamily housing.

More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346. 

Council approves final plat for daycare

The City Council approved a final plat of Windermere East 1st Addition, which includes a 1.54-acre commercial lot on the east side of Windermere Way, north of 17th Avenue and west of Marystown Road. Westwood Professional Services and NHA Partners—Shakopee are proposing to construct a daycare and early learning school for up to 190 children. More information: Mark Noble, Senior Planner, 952-233-9348. 

City purchases body-worn cameras, in-car video systems

The City Council approved contracts with Getac, Inc. and ProLogics ITS in the amount of $235,536.77 to purchase a body-worn camera and in-car video system. In October 2016, the city received a $60,000 matching grant from the Department of Justice toward the purchase of body-worn cameras. The city will receive 48 body-worn cameras and 16 in-car systems, as well as installation, training, cloud storage and warranties for three years. More information: Chris Dellwo, Captain, 952-233-9400. 

Council to solicit bids for 2018 Street Reconstruction project

The City Council approved plans for the 2018 Street Reconstruction project and directed to staff to solicit bids for the improvements. The project includes the reconstruction of Shakopee Avenue from Market Street to Marschall Road, Minnesota Street from 10th Avenue to Shakopee Avenue and Dakota Street from 10th Avenue to Shakopee Avenue. Bids will be opened approximately April 5 with the project brought back to council at its second meeting in April. Bid information will be posted at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/business/rfps-bids. More information: Ryan Halverson, Assistant Engineer, 952-233-9366. 

Council approves 2018 City Council work plan

The City Council approved the 2018 council work plan, which lays out the council’s priorities over the coming year. The work plan organizes projects in five main work areas: Finance, Parks and Recreation, Land Planning, Economic Development/Infrastructure and Miscellaneous Projects. More information: Bill Reynolds, City Administrator, 952-233-9312. 

Council extends 2040 Comprehensive Plan process

The City Council approved requesting a six-month extension from the Metropolitan Council to complete the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, known as Envision Shakopee. The plan update was to be submitted to the Metropolitan Council by December 2018. However, the organization is allowing local governing bodies the opportunity to request an extension. The extension will provide city staff and consultants additional time to complete technical and strategic aspects of the plan, conduct community engagement events during the summer and better coordinate with Scott County and neighboring cities’ plans. More information: Eric Weiss, Senior Planner – Long Range, 952-233-9347. 

Long-time firefighter recognized for service

The City Council adopted a resolution of appreciation for retiring firefighter Bob Riesgraf, who retired in August 2017 after 24 years with the Shakopee Fire Department. Riesgraf will be honored at the upcoming annual firefighters’ banquet. More information: Rick Coleman, Fire Chief, 952-233-9579.

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