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After Council Report: Jan. 8
The Shakopee City Council met on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Among the meeting highlights:
Council Members Brennan and Contreras, Mayor Mars sworn in
Two new City Council members were sworn into office during Tuesday’s meeting. Jody Brennan and Angelica Contreras were elected to office in November 2018 and will serve four-year terms through Dec. 31, 2022. Mayor Bill Mars was also re-elected to a four-year term through Dec. 31, 2022. The 2019-20 City Council includes Mayor Mars and council members Brennan, Contreras, Matt Lehman and Jay Whiting.
Council amends mobile food truck ordinance
The City Council approved a text amendment to the city’s mobile food unit ordinance. Among the changes, the city will now offer a $50 annual license, and food trucks that use a permit from jurisdiction that allows year-round food trucks can obtain a Shakopee license that is good Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. Any operator that gets inspected by Scott County or a jurisdiction that does not allow year-round food trucks can still only operate from April 1 through Nov. 15. It also allows trucks to remain in the same spot up to 21 days in a 60-day period. More information: Nate Burkett, Assistant City Administrator, 952-233-9310.
Council approves tree pruning contract
The City Council approved a contract not to exceed $90,000 with Shadywood Tree Experts for the 2019 tree pruning work. The city uses a combination of private contractors and city staff to prune public trees. More information: Mike Hullander, Public Works Superintendent, 952-233-550.
Contract approves contract for easement acquisition
The City Council approved an agreement with Henning Professional Services, Inc., for easement acquisition services for the 12th Avenue Trail Project. Henning Professional Services will assist the city in acquiring the 12 remaining trail easements along the corridor. The city hopes to complete the 12th Avenue Trail in 2019. More information: Steve Lillehaug, Public Works Director/City Engineer, 952-233-9361.
Council recognizes outgoing Council Member Kathi Mocol
At the start of the meeting, the City Council recognized outgoing Council Member Kathi Mocol with a plaque. Mocol served five years on the council.
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 After Council Reports.