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After Council Report: July 16

Council approves tax abatement, plans for Wood Duck Trail Reconstruction and more

Post Date:07/17/2019 4:07 pm

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The Shakopee City Council met Tuesday, July 16. Among the meeting highlights: 

Council approves tax abatement for KEB America

Following a public hearing, the City Council approved a tax abatement for KEB, a technology company that develops piston technology including braking mechanisms, to expand its facility at 5100 Valley Industrial Blvd. S. The expansion will allow the company to remain in Shakopee, preserving 98 jobs and additionally creating 18 immediate new jobs with the potential for 36 in the next several years. The proposed abatement would only be on the city's portion of taxes, based solely on the value of the new addition (estimated at $7.5 million) and capped at $289,263 over eight years. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346. 

Council orders advertisement of bids for Wood Duck Trail Reconstruction project

The City Council approved plans and ordered the advertisement of bids for the Wood Duck Trail Reconstruction Project. The city plans to reconstruct Wood Duck Trail between Hohenstein Court and Maple Trail. If successful, the city hopes to award a bid at its Aug. 20 meeting with construction yet this fall. More information: Steve Lillehaug, Public Works Director/City Engineer, 952-233-9361. 

Rep. Tabke discusses 2019 legislative session

State Rep. Brad Tabke provided the City Council with a session wrap up from the previous 2019 Minnesota legislative session. Tabke spoke about several bills that were approved during the session and asked the council what it would like to see moving forward. 

Council discusses future of SCALE

During its liaison reports, the City Council discussed what the city would like to see from its membership in SCALE (Scott County Association of Leadership and Efficiency). The council provided Council Member and SCALE Liaison Jody Brennan some direction on its desire to see more measurable results.

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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