After Council Report: Jan. 7
The Shakopee City Council met Tuesday, Jan. 7. Among the meeting highlights:
Council affirms Riverside Fields Park decision
The City Council affirmed its decision not to flood the ice rink at Riverside Fields Park. In December, neighborhood residents requested the council reconsider its decision to close the rink as approved in the Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan. The city has plans to remove the park’s rink boards and lighting for possible reuse at Lions Park. The warming house/park shelter will remain for programs and rentals. More information: Bill Reynolds, City Administrator, 952-233-9311.
Council orders feasibility report for alley reconstruction
The City Council ordered a feasibility report for the 2020 Alley Reconstruction Project. The project includes reconstructing the bituminous alleys to concrete between First Avenue and Second Avenue from Lewis Street to Fuller Street. The project would be funded in part by special assessments to benefiting properties. More information: Micah Heckman, Project Engineer, 952-233-9363.
City to study water levels at Quarry Lake
The City Council approved a professional services agreement with WSB in the amount of $30,555 to complete a water level management plan for Quarry Lake. Water levels at the landlocked quarry have been steadily rising, threatening erosion and infrastructure at Quarry Lake Park. The plan will evaluate outlet options and help establish a normal water level, which is essential for future park improvements. More information: Kirby Templin, Water Resources/Environmental Engineer, 952-233-9367.
City accepts monetary donation for Lions Park
The City Council gratefully accepted a donation of $6,000 from the Shakopee Lions Club for future improvements at Lions Park.
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.