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Flooding Update for Highway 41 in Chaska 

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Highway 41 will close between Highway 169 and Chaska Boulevard at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, due to the rising water levels of the Minnesota River. Highway 41 will remain closed until the water recedes and any damage to the road can be repaired. Motorists can expect additional traffic on the Highway 101 river crossing in Shakopee.

Over the weekend, MnDOT restriped northbound Highway 169 over the Bloomington Ferry Bridge to add a temporary third lane to ease congestion.

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After Council Report: March 5

Post Date:03/06/2019 1:20 pm

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Shakopee City Council met on Tuesday, March 5. Among the meeting highlights:

Council approves ordinance allowing urban beekeeping

The City Council approved a text amendment to city code 130.04 allowing beekeeping in all zoning districts. The ordinance sets guidelines for beekeepers, including:

  • Permitted location and setback distances from lot lines and structures for hives
  • Number of colonies allowed based on lot size
  • All beekeepers must register active hive sites with the city (no license or permit is required)

More information about the ordinance and what is permitted is available at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/petsandanimals. More information: Kyle Sobota, Senior Planner, 952-233-9349.

Contract awarded for sanitary sewer lining projects

The City Council awarded a contract to Musson Bros., Inc. in the amount for $607,338.28 for the 2019 Sewer Service Lateral Pipe Rehabilitation Project and the 2019 CIPP Sewer Lining Project. These annual projects will line sanitary sewer lateral pipes and main lines in designated parts of the city to extend their life. More information: Ryan Halverson, Assistant City Engineer, 952-233-9366. 

Council recognizes 2018 Officer of the Year

The City Council recognized Cortnie Anderson as the 2018 Shakopee Police Officer of the Year. Anderson, a 11-year veteran of the department, led the department in DWI arrests in 2018 and is regularly a top performer. “Cortnie is a well-respected, team player amongst department staff. She is an extremely hard worker,” Police Chief Jeff Tate. Cortnie has also taught the DARE program at Shakopee Area Catholic School for eight years. “Where Cortnie really shines is as our DARE instructor. What a difference she makes and impact she has in these kids’ lives.” More information: Jeff Tate, Police Chief, 952-233-9400. 

City to seek bids for 2019 Street and Utility Reconstruction Project

The City Council approved plans and ordered the advertisement of bids for the 2019 Street and Utility Reconstruction Project. Bids are anticipated to be opened in April and awarded at the April 16 City Council meeting. Construction is planned for May through September. More information: Ryan Halverson, Assistant City Engineer, 952-233-9366. 

Council approves no parking on 12th Avenue and Vierling Drive

The City Council approved no parking restrictions along 12th Avenue between Vierling Drive and County Highway 83 and along Vierling Drive between Eagle Creek Boulevard and 12th Avenue. The restrictions are necessary to accommodate planned configuration changes to the streets as the city prepares to reconstruct 12th Avenue and a roundabout is constructed at the intersection of 12th Avenue/Shenandoah Drive/Vierling Drive. More information: Ryan Halverson, Assistant City Engineer, 952-233-9366. 

Council approves the city’s 2019 work plan

The City Council approved its 2019 work plan, which highlights the organization’s goals for the coming year in the areas of finance, parks and recreation, land planning, economic development/infrastructure and miscellaneous. The work plan is available on the city website at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/government/mayor-city-council/council-work-plan. More information: Bill Reynolds, City Administrator, 952-233-9311.

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/livestreamRead past After Council Reports.

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