After Council Report: March 17
Council ratifies declaration of local emergency, adopts AUAR, approves plats, awards contracts and more
The Shakopee City Council met Wednesday, March 4. Among the meeting highlights:
Council ratifies declaration of local emergency, adopts emergency response policy
Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the City Council ratified Mayor Bill Mars’ March 16 declaration of a local emergency. This declaration invokes the city’s emergency disaster plan and allows cities to provide emergency assistance without complying with time-consuming procedures and formalities that are generally required. In addition, the council adopted an emergency response policy that provides the city administrator guidance and authority in the event of an emergency. The declaration and policy are available on the city website at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/covid19, as well as additional information regarding the city’s response. More information: Bill Reynolds, City Administrator, 952-233-9311.
Council adopts Alternative Urban Areawide Review (AUAR) for Jackson Township
The City Council authorized the adoption of the Alternative Urban Areawide Review (AUAR) for Jackson Township, which studied the development opportunities of 2,889 acres southwest of Shakopee. The AUAR reviewed two growth scenarios to provide a complete understanding of the impact planned development would have in the area. The AUAR will be used to assist in future planning and development and is available on the city website at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/planningandzoning. More information: Mark Noble, Senior Planner, 952-233-9348.
Council approves preliminary and final plat of River Bluff Addition
The City Council approves a preliminary and final plat for River Bluff Addition to consolidate nine lots located at 321 First Ave. W. into one parcel. The 2.07-acre site is the proposed home of Riverfront Bluff Apartments. More information: Kyle Sobota, Senior Planner, 952-233-9349.
Council approves final plat of Canterbury Park 11th Addition
The City Council approved a final plat of Canterbury Park 11th Addition, approximately 224 acres located north of Eagle Creek Boulevard/Hauer Trail and northeast of Shenandoah Drive. The plat provides the necessary public right-of-way for proposed Unbridled Avenue, which will connect Eastway Avenue to Canterbury Road. More information about Unbridled Avenue construction is available on the city website. More information: Mark Noble, Senior Planner, 952-233-9348.
Council awards contract for lateral pipe rehabilitation project
The City Council awarded a contract in the amount of $434,570 to BLD Services, Inc. for the 2020 Sewer Service Lateral Pipe Rehabilitation Project. This annual project lines various lateral sewer lines through the city to extend the life of the pipes. The project is anticipated to start later this summer. More information about the rehabilitation project is available on the city website. More information: Ryan Halverson, Assistant City Engineer, 952-233-9366.
City to seek bids for historic sites preservation project
The City Council approved plans and ordered the advertisement of bids for the Reroute Stormwater to Protect Historic Sites Project. This project includes the construction of stormwater infrastructure to reroute stormwater discharge to prevent the further degradation of a historical and archaeological sensitive area. The city anticipates opening bids April 10 with a contract to be awarded April 21. Construction is scheduled for May through September 2020. More information about the stormwater project is available on the city website. More information: Kirby Templin, Water Resources/Environmental Engineer, 952-233-9372.
City to participate in traffic management system
The City Council approved a cooperative agreement with Scott County and Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community to assist in costs associated with a traffic management system for wayfinding during major events at Canterbury Park, Mystic Lake Casino and Valleyfair. The city will pay approximately $19,200 toward the system in 2020. More information: Steve Lillehaug, City Engineer/Public Works Director, 952-233-9361.
City to study stormwater best practices in downtown Shakopee
The City Council approved a professional services agreement with Barr Engineering in the amount of $27,500 to complete a targeted best management practice study for the downtown Shakopee subwatershed. This study will identify potential water quality improvement projects for the downtown area and evaluate feasibility, cost effectiveness and benefit. The city partnered with the Lower Minnesota River Watershed District for a $25,000 grant for the study, which reduces the city’s portion to $2,500. More information: Kirby Templin, Water Resources/Environmental Engineer, 952-233-9372.
City certifies assessments for delinquent sewer and storm drainage accounts
The City Council certified assessments for delinquent sewer and storm drainage accounts from 2019 to be included on property owners’ payable 2021 property taxes. The council also approved a $25 administrative fee for accounts not paid before March 3. State statute and local ordinance allows the city to assess property owners for delinquent utility bills with proper notification. More information: Nate Reinhardt, Finance Director, 952-233-9326.
Soccer association to add fence at 17th Avenue Sports Complex
The City Council approved the Shakopee Soccer Association’s plans for improvements at the 17th Avenue Sports Complex. The association plans to construct a fence with netting south of the parking lot. The total cost of the project is $30,000, which the association plans to reimburse the city over three years. More information: Jay Tobin, Parks and Recreation Director, 952-233-9514.
Council thanks firefighter for years of service
The City Council approved a resolution of appreciation for retired firefighter Eric Bender, who retired in October after 20 years of service.
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.