After Council Report: Nov. 6
The Shakopee City Council met Wednesday, Nov. 6. Among the meeting highlights:
Council hires SRF Consulting Group, Inc. to study Marystown/Adams corridor
The City Council approved a professional services agreement with SRF Consulting Group, Inc. in the amount of $92,229 to perform a corridor study for the Marystown Road/Adams Street Corridor Improvement Project. The city has preliminary plans to make intersection control improvements on four intersections between Vierling Drive and 17th Avenue. SRF Consulting will conduct traffic analyses and create concept plans for the project, as well as identify potential grant opportunities. The study should be completed this spring. No timeline for the project has been set. More information: Steve Lillehaug, Public Works Director/City Engineer, 952-233-9361.
City adopts ordinance prohibiting new private wells
The City Council adopted an ordinance prohibiting private wells on properties where city water service is available within 1,000 feet. The ordinance is intended to protect the city’s water supply by minimizing opportunities for groundwater levels to be drawn down and limiting possible contamination from new wells being drilled. The ordinance does not impact existing wells within the service area. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346.
Council recognizes retiring Capt. Robson
The City Council recognized Capt. Craig Robson, who is retiring at the end of November with 28 years of service with the Shakopee Police Department. Robson has served the department in many capacities, including as a patrol officer, sergeant, captain, SWAT team member and instructor. The city thanks Capt. Robson for his years of service and wishes him the best in the future.
City settles with CenturyLink for franchise fees
The City Council approved a settlement agreement with CenturyLink in the amount of $18,236.33 for underpaid franchise fees. The city participated in a joint audit with several cities to recover the underpaid fees. CenturyLink agreed to pay the city the entire amount identified in the audit. More information: Nate Burkett, Assistant City Administrator, 952-233-9310
City approves 2019-20 sidewalk and trail routes
The City Council approved its annual sidewalk and trail snow removal routes for 2019-20. This winter, the city will plow 83.6 miles of public sidewalks and trails. Per city policy, the city plows sidewalks and trails only after the majority of streets are plowed. The map is available on the city website at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/snowremoval. More information: Keith Raines, Street Maintenance Supervisor, 952-233-9368.
Council appointments Park and Recreation Advisory Board member
The City Council appointed William Skar to fill a vacancy on the Park and Recreation Advisory Board. Skar will serve through Feb. 28, 2022.
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.