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After Council Report: Oct. 15

Post Date:10/16/2019 3:00 pm

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The Shakopee City Council met Tuesday, Oct. 15. Among the meeting highlights: 

Council approves sale, rezoning of West Shakopee Gateway property

Acting as the Economic Development Authority, the City Council approved a purchase agreement with MWF Properties, LLC in the amount of $500,000 for the sale of 3.66 acres in West Shakopee Gateway. MWF Properties is proposing to develop the property, located at the intersection of Vierling Drive West and Lincoln Street, into workforce housing with a conceptual plan for 102 units in two residential buildings. In addition, the council approved rezoning the parcel from B-1, Highway Business to R-4, High-Density Residential to allow for the proposed development. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346, or Kyle Sobota, Senior Planner, 952-233-9349. 

City to study feasibility of rehabilitating main sewer lift station

The City Council authorized staff to enter into a professional services agreement in the amount of $52,000 with AE2S to perform a feasibility study for the Lift Station 16 Rehabilitation Project. The city is looking to rehabilitate its primary sanitary sewer lift station, which also includes removing the old lift station building, evaluating the integrity of the forcemain piping, updating its emergency management plan for the lift station and decommissioning the abandoned Whispering Oaks Lift Station. The project is scheduled for 2019. More information: Steve Lillehaug, Public Works Director/City Engineer, 952-233-9361. 

City hires new Finance Director

The City Council approved the hiring of Nathan Reinhardt as the city’s Finance Director. Reinhardt has been the Finance Director at the City of Brooklyn Center since November 2013. He is a certified public accountant and an active member of the Minnesota Government Finance Officers Association. Reinhardt’s first day is Nov. 12. More information: Bill Reynolds, City Administrator, 952-233-9311. 

Council holds assessment hearing on delinquent garbage, city service bills

The City Council held an assessment hearing for delinquent garbage bills from Republic Services and delinquent bills for city services. A total of 149 property owners have outstanding garbage bills totaling $28,705.66. Two parcels, with outstanding bills of $350, were also delinquent on mowing services. City code allows the city to assess property owners for unpaid services. An additional $50 will be billed to residents that failed to pay before Oct. 15. More information: Nate Burkett, Assistant City Administrator, 952-233-9310. 

Council changes November meeting date

The City Council approved moving its first meeting in November to Wednesday, Nov. 6 to accommodate Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School levy referendum election. A small portion of the city falls within the BES District 191. More information: Lori Hensen, City Clerk, 952-233-9318.

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.

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