After Council Report: Jan. 21
The Shakopee City Council met Tuesday, Jan. 21. Among the meeting highlights:
Council supports Scott County Cultural Consortium
The City Council passed a resolution supporting the creation of the Scott County Cultural Consortium to assist in the development of a cultural corridor along the Minnesota River. The partnership includes the City of Shakopee, Scott County, Scott County Historical Society, Three Rivers Park District and Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. The entities will seek funding for the partnership to advance long-term heritage education and outreach. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346.
Council approves partnership for Ice Arena proshop
The City Council approved a partnership and lease agreement with Edgetek Hockey to open a proshop at the Shakopee Ice Arena. Edgetek will pay the city 10-percent of its gross revenues during the five-year lease, as well as purchase the arena’s existing skate sharpener and inventory for $7,000. The proshop will allow ice arena staff to focus on arena operations while expanding the services and products available to customers. Edgetek plans to open April 1. More information: Jay Tobin, Parks and Recreation Director, 952-233-9514.
Council adopts meeting rules of conduct
The City Council adopted rules of conduct for all city government meetings to provide for valuable public input and conduct safe and effective public meetings. The rules set standards of behavior for audience members, as well as steps for maintaining order or adjourning meetings for safety reasons. The rules will be posted on the city website and in the council chambers. More information: Bill Reynolds, City Administrator, 952-233-9311.
City approves regional trail wayfinding plan
The City Council approved Scott County’s proposal to install wayfinding signage for the Scott West Regional Trail that runs north-south through Shakopee. The proposal includes kiosks, as well as the replacement of existing green bike boulevard and bike route signs on Holmes Street and 10th Avenue and the addition of shared lane markings on the road. The project will be funded by Scott County. More information: Jay Tobin, Parks and Recreation Director, 952-233-9514.
Council schedules public hearing for 2020 Full-Depth Pavement Reconstruction project
The City Council scheduled a public hearing for Feb. 4 to consider ordering the 2020 Full-Depth Pavement Reconstruction Project. The city plans to reconstruct the bituminous asphalt surface for parts of the Dominion Hills area, the Westridge Lake Estates area, Sarazin Street from St. Francis Avenue to Valley View Road, Montecido Drive and Park Ridge Drive. More information: Ryan Halverson, Assistant City Engineer, 952-233-9366.
City to seek bids for sanitary sewer lateral rehabilitation project
The City Council approved plans and ordered the advertisement of bids for the 2020 Sewer Service Lateral Pipe Rehabilitation Project. The project, which is estimated at $650,000, includes lining sanitary sewer lines under various city streets. The city anticipates awarding a bid in March with the project starting in July. More information: Ryan Halverson, Assistant City Engineer, 952-233-9366.
City to study traffic for proposed industrial development
The City Council approved a professional services agreement in the amount of $26,994 with WSB, Inc. to conduct a traffic study for the former Cretex/Forterra site in eastern Shakopee. The study is necessary to evaluable the impacts of a proposed redevelopment at the site. More information: Micah Heckman, Project Engineer, 952-233-9363.
Council approves design services for stormwater treatment facility
The City Council approved a professional services agreement in the amount of $43,750 with Barr Engineering Co. to design a stormwater treatment facility in the Scott County Government Center parking lot A. The facility will treat stormwater runoff prior to discharging to the Minnesota River, improving water quality by reducing sediment and phosphorous. More information: Kirby Templin, Water Resource-Environmental Engineer, 952-233-9367.
City to study potential lift stations in west Shakopee
The City Council approved a professional services agreement in the amount of $48,200 with AE2S to conduct a feasibility study for two West End Lift Station projects. The projects include the design and construction of two sanitary sewer lift stations and foremain systems to serve the west end development along the bluff. Construction is slated for 2024. More information: Micah Heckman, Project Engineer, 952-233-9363.
Council directs staff to schedule Shakopee Public Utilities Commission joint meeting
The City Council directed staff to schedule a joint meeting with the Shakopee Public Utilities Commission to discuss the process of changing SPU’s contribution to the city. More information: Bill Reynolds, City Administrator, 952-233-9311.
Council awards contract for tree pruning
The City Council awarded a contract in the amount of $66.81 per hour to Shadywood Tree Experts to prune public trees in 2020. The city has budgeted $80,000 for tree pruning in 2020. More information: Kirby Templin, Water Resource-Environmental Engineer, 952-233-9367.
Council declares Jan. 27 Charlie Vig Day
The City Council recognized retiring Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Chairman Charlie Vig by declaring Jan. 27 as Charlie Vig Day in Shakopee. Vig has served as the chairman for eight years and worked to build bridges between the SMSC and local governments.
City accepts donation for fire rescue tools
The City Council gratefully accepted a donation of $20,000 in fire rescue tools and equipment from Rahr Malting Corp. The Fire Department will use the equipment to assist with high-angle and rope rescues.
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.