After Council Report: Dec. 3
The Shakopee City Council met Tuesday, Dec. 3. Among the meeting highlights:
Council favors alignment for County Highway 42 project
The City Council approved the proposed alignment and layout for the County Highway 42 expansion project. Scott County plans to expand County Highway 42 from two to four lanes between County Highway 17 and County Highway 83 in 2020. The reconstruction will also include new pedestrian trails and expand stormwater measures. Council directed staff to continue working with the county on a cost-sharing agreement that will provide more equitable distribution of funding among the benefiting entities. More information: Steve Lillehaug, Public Works Director/City Engineer, 952-233-9361.
Council adopts economic development levy, holds public hearing for 2020 budget, tax levy
Acting as the Economic Development Authority, the City Council approved the 2020 Economic Development Authority special benefit levy and 2020 budget. The $350,000 special benefit levy, which appears as a separate line item on property tax statements, is the same levy amount as 2019. A home valued at $272,600 for taxes payable in 2020 would pay approximately $19 toward the EDA levy.
The City Council held a public hearing for the proposed 2020 budget and property tax levy. No community members spoke on the proposed budget or levy. The City Council is expected to approve the 2020 budget and property tax levy at its Dec. 17, 2019, meeting. The budget is available at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/budget. More information: Nate Reinhardt, Finance Director, 952-233-9326.
Council approves morning ice rental agreement
The City Council approved a five-year ice rental agreement in the amount of $182,325 with Advantage Sports Group, LLC for use of ice between 6 and 8 a.m. weekdays, September through February. Advantage Sports plans to start a morning developmental hockey program for its AAA players. More information: Jay Tobin, Parks and Recreation Director, 952-233-9514.
City designates 2020 polling locations
The City Council established its 2020 polling places and absentee voting location for 2020. Polling places are listed on the city website at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/elections. Absentee voting will be held at Shakopee City Hall beginning 46 days prior to each 2020 election. More information: Lori Hensen, City Clerk, 952-233-9318.
Council orders feasibility report for 2020 Full-Depth Pavement Reconstruction project
The City Council ordered a feasibility report to direct staff to move forward with planning and design of the 2020 Full-Depth Pavement Reconstruction project. The city plans a full-depth pavement reclamation and miscellaneous storm sewer improvements for the following areas:
- Promise Avenue, Dominion Lane, Peace Avenue, Peace Circle, Chateau Ridge Avenue and Leavitt Woods Lane
- Vista Ridge Lane and Westridge Drive
- Sarazin Street from St. Francis Avenue to Valley View Road
- Park Ridge Drive from Hauer Trail to the end of the cul-de-sac
- Stagecoach Road from Highway 101 to the Highway 169 overpass bridge
The proposed project would be funded by the city’s Sanitary Sewer Fund, Storm Drainage Fund and Capital Improvement Fund, as well as special assessments to property owners and cost-sharing with Shakopee Public Utilities. More information: Ryan Halverson, Assistant City Engineer, 952-233-9366.
City to request speed study for McKenna Road
The City Council approved a resolution requesting the Minnesota Department of Transportation conduct a speed zone investigation on McKenna Road between Eagle Creek Boulevard and Tintaocanku. The study is necessary to determine the appropriate speed limit for this roadway. More information: Micah Heckman, Project Engineer, 952-233-9363.
Council denies request for administrative closure of downtown alley
The City Council denied a request from Mary Isakson, owner of Babe’s Place, to allow administrative closure of the east-west alley between Holmes Street and Fuller Street between 6 and 8:30 p.m. Fridays. Isakson requested the closure to accommodate an influx of customers during that time period. More information: Nate Burkett, Assistant City Administrator, 952-233-9310.
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.