After Council Report: May 21
The Shakopee City Council met Tuesday, May 21. Among the meeting highlights:
Council approves donation of splash pad at Lions Park
The City Council gratefully accepted the donation of a splash pad at Lions Park. Aquatix, a subsidiary of Landscape Structures, and the Shakopee Lions Club plan to build a prototype splash pad near the Fun For All Playground at Lions Park. Aquatix is donating the play structure and water system, while the Shakopee Lions Club will pay for installation expenses. The total value of the donation is estimated at $70,000. The city hopes to install the splash pad yet this summer. More information about the project is available on the city website. More information: Jay Tobin, Parks and Recreation Director, 952-233-9514.
Council approves modification to Riverfront TIF plan
The City Council approved modifications to the Riverfront Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District No. 19 to expand the district boundaries to include three additional properties recently purchased by the city and Gaughan Cos. This will allow the developer to redevelop the entire block and expand its project. Acting as the Economic Development Authority, the City Council also approved selling one of the properties, 313 First Ave. W., to Gaugahan Cos. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346.
Council holds public hearing for modification of Canterbury TIF plan
The City Council held a second public hearing to review modifications to the boundaries of Canterbury TIF District No. 18. The council is being asked to include four additional properties on the northeast boundary of the Canterbury TIF district to allow TIF funds to be used toward the construction of Barenscheer Drive anda signalized intersection at County Highway 83. That hearing was opened and closed, but the council took no action, as it will continue discussion about the modification at a future meeting. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346.
Contract awarded for 2019 Pavement Rehabilitation Project
The City Council awarded a contract in the amount of $1,970,374.55 to Northwest Asphalt, Inc. for the 2019 Pavement Rehabilitation Project. The project includes joint and crack repair, patching, reclamation, milling and paving a bituminous overlay of various streets throughout the city, including the Southbridge area, Fairhaven Drive, Abbey Point, Cambridge Way and Langston Court. Work is slated to start in late May and continue through September. More information is available at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/roadprojects. More information: Steve Lillehaug, City Engineer/Public Works Director, 952-233-9361.
Council approves Fair Housing Policy
The City Council adopted a Fair Housing Policy to affirm the principles set forth in the federal Fair Housing Act. The policy is an expectation of cities participating in the Metropolitan Council’s Livable Communities program. Most metro cities have adopted Fair Housing policies. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346.
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.