After Council Report: June 4
The Shakopee City Council met Tuesday, June 4. Among the meeting highlights:
Council approves final plat of Willows at Windermere
The City Council approved a final plat of Willows at Windermere. CommonBond Communities plans to construct a 60-unit multi-family housing on 3.25 acres north of 17th Avenue, west of Marystown Road and east of Willow Circle. More information: Mark Noble, Senior Planner, 952-233-9348.
Council to hold public hearing on Wood Duck Trail reconstruction
The City Council ordered a public hearing on July 2, 2019, for the Wood Duck Trail Reconstruction Project, which would reconstruct Wood Duck Trail between Hohenstein Court and Maple Trail. The project was originally planned for 2020, but the City Council is considering moving it forward after the pavement failed earlier this year. More information: Steve Lillehaug, City Engineer/Public Works Director, 952-233-9361.
Council authorizes staff to seek easements for 12th Avenue project
The City Council authorized staff to offer compensation for easements, if necessary, to acquire two parcels for the 12th Avenue Reconstruction Project. The city is reconstructing 12th Avenue between Vierling Drive and Canterbury Road but needs the additional easements for road, utility and trail improvements. The compensation values will be based on ongoing appraisals. More information: Ryan Halverson, Assistant City Engineer, 952-233-9366.
City of Shakopee in good financial shape
The city’s auditors from Abdo Eick & Meyers shared the 2018 annual Financial Report. The report, running Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2018, noted the city is in a strong fiscal position. It is available on the city website at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/budget. The report noted no material deficiencies – a rarity for many communities. In comparisons presented by the auditor, the City of Shakopee continues to maintain lower-than-average tax rates and taxes per capita among Scott County cities and Class 2 cities in the state (population 20,000 to 100,000. More information: Darin Nelson, Finance Director, 952-233-9326.
City to move forward with strategic plan process
The City Council directed city staff to develop a process for creating a new strategic plan for the city. Strategic planning provides a link between the city’s short-term and long-term plans, as well as identifies areas of measurement. The City Council plans to create a strategic plan in summer 2019. More information: Nate Burkett, Assistant City Administrator, 952-233-9310.
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.