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After Council Report: July 2

Post Date:07/03/2019 3:50 pm

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

Council orders improvements and plans for Wood Duck Trail Reconstruction

Following a public hearing, the City Council approved ordering improvements and preparation of plans and specifications for the Wood Duck Trail Reconstruction Project. The city is looking to reconstruct Wood Duck Trail between Hohenstein Court and Maple Trail after the road failed beyond repair earlier this year. The City Council also approved capping assessments at $6,000 and $12,000 for the seven property owners along the reconstruction depending on their frontage. More information: Steve Lillehaug, Public Works Director/City Engineer, 952-233-9361. 

Council issues requests for Shakopee Public Utilities Commission

The City Council supported a letter on behalf of the council to Shakopee Public Utilities Commission (SPUC) that requests the commission respond to questions included in a June 7 letter from City Administrator Bill Reynolds to SPUC. The City Council also approved requesting SPUC conduct a fee analysis study to explore the commission’s current fees. More information: Bill Reynolds, City Administrator, 952-233-9311. 

City to study right-of-way fees

The City Council authorized a professional services agreement with Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors, LLC in the amount of $39,710 to conduct a right-of-way fee update study. The study will evaluate the city’s costs related to permitting private utilities within city right-of-ways and validate the process and fees the city uses to recover these costs. More information: Micah Heckman, Project Engineer, 952-233-9363. 

Council moves August City Council meeting date

The City Council moved its first meeting in August to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 due to the annual Night to Unite celebration on Aug. 6.

These summaries are a sampling of the meeting. See the entire agenda packet with supporting documents at The meeting is also available for viewing on demand at past After Council Reports.

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