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After Council Report: April 2

Post Date:04/03/2019 4:00 pm

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The Shakopee City Council met Tuesday, April 2. Among the meeting highlights:

City, developer purchase three properties for riverfront development

Acting as the Economic Development Authority, the City Council approved purchase agreements for three properties adjacent to the Riverfront Bluffs Development. Purchase agreements were approved for:

  • 313 First Ave. W. in the amount of $212,000 with an additional $13,000 in relocation costs.
  • 116 Atwood St. N. in the amount of $175,000 with an additional $25,000 in relocation costs. The contract will be transferred to the developer, Gaughan Co., who will fund the purchase.
  • 303 First Ave. W. in the amount of $250,000 with an additional $25,000 in relocation costs. The contract will be transferred to the developer, Gaughan Co., who will fund the purchase.

All three properties will be reimbursed out of the Riverfront Bluffs Redevelopment TIF District. The purchases will allow the developer to redesign the site and increase the investment by as much as $10 million. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346.

City sells ice arena turf

The City Council approved the sale of its Shakopee Ice Arena turf in the amount of $60,000. The turf was purchased as part of the Ice Arena construction project to transform one ice sheet to turf for six weeks during the spring season. However, the city saw a significant drop in turf rentals from 2018 and 2019 and lost out on revenues from customers seeking to purchase additional ice time. By selling the turf, the arena will maintain both ice sheets year-round, which eliminates the costs of transitioning the sheet from ice to turf and offers additional opportunities for ice rental. The proceeds from the turf sale is anticipated to be used to convert excess lobby space into a party/meeting room available for rental. More information: Jay Tobin, Director of Parks and Recreation, 952-233-9514.

Council hires MKSK, Barr for Ridge Creek Park development

The City Council approved a professional services agreement not to exceed $309,702 with MKSK and Barr for design and construction services for the Ridge Creek Park and Prior Lake Outlet Channel Improvements project. The project includes development of the park, including adding nature park amenities, realigning the Prior Lake Outlet Channel, incorporating water quality best management practices and enhancing wetlands. The project is planned for construction in 2020. More information: Kirby Templin, Water Resources – Environmental Engineer, 952-233-9372. 

Council hires SRF to design Barenscheer Boulevard project

The City Council approved a professional services agreement not to exceed $435,836 with SRF Consulting Group, Inc. for the design of the 2020 Barenscheer Boulevard Project. The project includes the design and construction of road, storm sewer, retaining walls, sidewalk, trail, street lighting and landscaping improvements along the north side of Canterbury Park from Shenandoah Drive to County Highway 83. The project is planned for construction in 2020 and would be reimbursed from the Canterbury Commons Development Tax Increment Financing District. More information: Steve Lillehaug, Public Works Director/City Engineer, 952-233-9361. 

Council suspends noise ordinance for Canterbury concert

The City Council approved a one-hour suspension of the city’s noise ordinance for Canterbury Park during its Summer Jam concert series, July 18-20. The noise ordinance will be suspended from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. those three days. Shakopee Police Department is working with Canterbury Park on its noise mitigation efforts during the concert. More information: Craig Robson, Captain, 952-233-9400. 

City awards contracts for Community Center gym refurbishment project

The City Council awarded three contracts for improvements to the Community Center gymnasium. Contracts were awarded to:

  • Schoenfelder in the amount of $24,971 for painting
  • K-Factor in the amount of $7,020 for pipe insulation
  • American Sports Floors in the amount of $3,045 for floor refinishing

 The project is part of the city’s 2019 capital improvement program with work scheduled for late August. More information: Jay Tobin, Director of Parks and Recreation, 952-233-9514. 

Council awards park restroom cleaning contract

The City Council awarded a contract to Treasure Enterprises, Inc. in the amount of $33,125.19 for annual park restroom cleaning services. The contract runs from April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020. More information: Bill Egan, Supervisor – Park Maintenance, 952-233-9555.

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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