After Council Report: March 19
The Shakopee City Council met Tuesday, March 19. Among the meeting highlights:
Council approves final plat of Windermere South 2nd Addition
The City Council approved a final plat of Windermere South 2nd Addition. D.R. Horton, Inc. – Minnesota plans to construct 125 single-family homes with six outlots on approximately 49 acres south of 17th Avenue, west of Marystown Road and north of County Highway 78. This is the second phase of the development. More information: Mark Noble, Senior Planner, 952-233-9348.
Council approves plans and orders bids for 12th Avenue Reconstruction
The City Council approved plans and ordered the advertisement of bids for the 12th Avenue Reconstruction project between 12th Avenue between Vierling Drive and County Highway 83. The council is anticipated to award a contract at its first meeting in May with construction work to start later that month. More information about the project is available at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/roadprojects. More information: Ryan Halverson, Assistant City Engineer, 952-233-9366.
Council authorizes creation of electrical building inspector position, changes permit fees
The City Council approved the creation of a position of a building inspector—electrical to improve customer service. Previously, the city contracted the service through an independent contractor. However, this limited how many inspections a property received and required multiple inspector visits for items like an electrical hot water heater. The position will be funded by city electrical permit fees.
In addition, the council also approved changes to the city’s fee schedule to base fees on project valuation. Some smaller permits will now be less expensive while larger commercial projects will be more since they require a plan review. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346.
Council authorizes staff to move forward with easement acquisition for 12th Avenue trail
The City Council authorized the city’s consultants and staff to move forward in acquiring easements along the south side of 12th Avenue for the construction of multipurpose trail from County Highway 83 to Gateway Drive. The action allows the city to offer property owners compensation for the easements, estimated at a total of $150,000. The city plans to start trail construction in summer 2019. More information: Ryan Halverson, Assistant City Engineer, 952-233-9366.
Council approves vacation of alley right-of-way
Following a public hearing, the City Council approved the vacation of the alley right-of-way located within Block E, East Shakopee, between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue and east to Minnesota Street. More information: Liz Bushaw, Planner, 952-233-9347.
City recognizes retiring Public Works superintendent
The City Council approved a resolution recognizing Public Works Superintendent Mike Hullander, who is retiring March 29 after 39 years with the city. Hullander began work for the city in 1979 and has served as the superintendent for the storm water, sanitary sewer, fleet, parks and streets divisions for 22 years. He was instrumental in developing the city’s pavement preservation plan, managing the department’s equipment and maintenance practices and leading the clean-up operations from the 1998 Shakopee windstorm. We wish him the best in retirement!
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.