After Council Report: June 18
The Shakopee City Council met Tuesday, June 18. Among the meeting highlights:
Council approves new permitting software
The City Council approved a contract with Tyler Technologies not to exceed $350,000 to purchase new permitting software that will provide customers a single portal for submission, plan review, permitting and payments of all city permits and licenses. The new software is intended to streamline the permitting process for customers, saving time and effort for customers and staff. The city hopes to implement the new software system in the first quarter of 2020. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346.
City approves working with local university to look at higher education opportunities in Shakopee
The City Council approved a memorandum of understanding with Minnesota State University-Mankato to explore a partnership that would provide higher education opportunities in Shakopee and Scott County. The agreement will allow the city’s consultant to work with university staff on potential curriculum programming and identify potential training opportunities that could include continuing professional education, off-campus degree completion, applied research opportunities, internships and service learning opportunities. Scott County currently does not have a higher education facility in the county. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346.
Council rejects bids, moves trail projects to 2020
The City Council rejected bids for the 2019 Trail Rehabilitation and Trail Reconstruction projects after higher-than-anticipated bids put the total project cost over 33 percent of the estimated cost. The city plans to move the project to 2020 when it can be bid out earlier in the construction season. The city may also see a better bid next year due to the combination of the 2019 and 2020 projects offering contractors a greater economy of scale. More information: Ryan Halverson, Assistant City Engineer, 952-233-9366.
Council approves suspending noise ordinance for 12th Avenue Reconstruction project
The City Council approved a suspension of the city’s noise ordinance to allow construction to begin at 7 a.m. Saturdays through November. The extended construction hours will help the contractor meet project deadlines while minimizing the length of the traffic impact. More information: Ryan Halverson, Assistant City Engineer, 952-233-9366.
City to convert Ice Arena room to dryland training space
The City Council approved a project to convert a former second-floor conference room at the Shakopee Ice Arena to dryland space. Shakopee Youth Hockey Association plans to cover all costs associated with converting the conference room, as well as scheduling and routine maintenance. More information: Jay Tobin, Director of Parks and Recreation, 952-233-9514.
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.