The following actions were taken at the Oct. 4, 2017, City of Cottage Grove Council meeting. City Council meetings are broadcast by the South Washington County Cable Commission and are available for online viewing at www.swctc.org.

Senior Center Raffle Permit
City Council authorized the issuance of a single occasion gambling permit to South Washington County Schools Community Education for a raffle at the District Program Center on Oct. 27.  Council also waived the fee.

Contact: Neil Belscamper, Deputy City Clerk, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2878

Future Upper Ravine Park Named
City Council approved the name “Glacial Valley Park” for the future park and open space land within the Upper East Ravine development area. This park land is adjacent to a park and open space in Woodbury named Glacial Valley Park. Having one name was suggested since the park and open space will be connected by Cottage Grove, Woodbury, South Washington Watershed District and the MN DNR.

Contact: Zac Dockter, Parks and Recreation Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2847

Donation from Afton Apple Orchard
City Council authorized the Public Safety division to accept a donation from Afton Apple at the end of the fall season.  Afton Apple will donate a portion of their corn maze fee for Oct. 7, as a thank you to the City’s public safety personnel.  The funds will be earmarked to assist with the new Police Explorer Program and a new Sparky costume for the Fire Department.

Contact: Rick Redenius Fire Chief, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-22855

Kingston Park Court Replacement
City Council authorized a service agreement with Bituminous Roadways to remove and replace Kingston Park tennis/basketball courts for the amount of $41,500.   Two vendors submitted quotes and Bituminous Roadways had the lowest quote, which came in under the project budget of $75,000.

Contact: Zac Dockter, Parks and Recreation Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2847

Authorization of Feasibility Report for Summers Landing 2nd Addition
City Council authorized the preparation of a feasibility report for the Summers Landing 2nd Addition street and utility improvements.  The second phase of the Summers Landing subdivision is located north of phase one, adjacent to Hadley Avenue, and contains 83 lots for single family homes.  The feasibility report determines the physical and economical feasibility of providing the necessary public improvements.

Contact: Ryan Burfeind, PE, Assistant City Engineer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2899

90th Street Speed Study
A resolution was adopted requesting MnDOT to complete an Engineering and Traffic Investigation along Municipal State Aid Street 124 (90th Street South), from Jewel Avenue South to CSAH 19 (Keats Avenue South).

This portion of 90th Street is posted at 30 MPH and is a rural roadway section approximately a half mile in length with only two driveway connections. Per Statute 169.14, the City can only post speed limits of 30 MPH and 55 MPH; 30 MPH is for urban districts and driveway spacing of 100 feet, and 55 MPH for all other roadways.

In order to post a speed limit other than the statutory speed limits, MnDOT needs to complete an engi­neering and traffic investigation on the roadway. This investigation includes reviewing vehicle speeds, traffic volumes, and characteristics of the roadway. Upon completion of the investigation, MnDOT may recommend a speed limit other than the statutory limits

Contact: Ryan Burfeind, PE, Assistant City Engineer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2899

Authorization of Feasibility Report for Hadley Avenue Reconstruction
City Council authorized the preparation of a feasibility report for the Hadley Avenue reconstruction project from 65th Street to the Woodbury border. This section of Hadley Avenue is currently a two-lane rural residential roadway, and is currently experiencing cracking and potholing of the pavement surface. It was last reconstructed in 1986. The feasibility report determines the physical and economical feasibility of providing the necessary public improvements.

Contact: Ryan Burfeind, PE, Assistant City Engineer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2899

2017 Certified Local Government Grant from Minnesota Historical Society
City Council accepted the Certified Local Government Grant in the amount of $449 from the Minnesota Historical Society to compensate the City for required attendance at the Annual Statewide Historic Preservation Conference held September 13-15, 2017.

Contact: John Burbank, Senior Planner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2825

Well 12 Pumping Facility
City Council approved the plans and specifications and establishing a bid date of Oct. 26, 2017 for the construction of the Well 12 Pumping Facility. Construction of an additional municipal well would increase the City's firm capacity by 2.0 MGD and add the option to supplement high-pressure zone capacity without the use of the booster pump from the intermediate zone. The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) includes construction of Well No. 12 in 2019. Due to the current reduced pumping capacity, the goal is to have Well 12 operational by May 1, 2018.
The construction of Well 12 will be phased. Phase 1 includes construction and development of the well and well casing, and is scheduled to begin the second week of October 2017 and be completed by Dec. 1, 2017. Phase 2 will include construction of the pumping facility, new mechanical and pumping equipment, and infrastructure and site improvements, and is scheduled to begin by Dec. 15, 2017 and be operational by May 1, 2018. Final completion of the project is anticipated by July 1, 2018, constructed along the western leg of East Point Douglas Road and underneath County Road 19 for future use.

Contact: Jennifer Levitt, Community Development Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2890

2018-2020 Labor Contracts
City Council approved the 2018-2020 Police Officers labor contract and the 49ers labor contract. 

Contact: Joe Fischbach, Human Resources Manager/City Clerk, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2883

Belden Lift Station Expansion Change Order 1
City Council approved Change Order No. 1 in the value of an $8,000 addition to the Belden Lift Station Expansion project.

Contact: Ryan Burfeind, PE, Assistant City Engineer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2899

Central Fire Station Change Orders
City Council approved Change Order No. 1 for a reduction of $16,563 for a less expensive fire pole design; Change Order No. 2 for an addition of $8,656.69 required for relocation of the generator on site; and Change Order No. 3 for an addition of $8,120.58 for relocation of the column in the main lobby area. This amounts to a total addition of $214.27 to the total project costs for the Central Fire Station Project.

Contact: Jennifer Levitt, Community Development Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2890

2017 Pavement Management Public Hearing and Adoption of Assessments
A public hearing was held for the 2017 Pavement Management project, which included three areas in the City.  1) A portion of the B1 residential area (Rolling Hills) generally bound by streets north of Crestview Elementary and Park High School, east of Hinton Avenue, west of North Ideal Park and Nina's Park, and south of 75th Street; 2) A portion of the F3 residential area (Jamaica Ridge) generally bound by streets north of East Meadow Cliff Ravine, east of Jamaica Ave, south of 80th Street, and west of Jeffery Ave; and 3) the C3 residential area (Prestige Estates) generally bound by streets north of 80th Street, east of Kingston Park, and west of Cottage Grove Trail Way Corridor.  Seven people spoke at the public hearing.

Project costs for the Jamaica Ridge residential area (District F3) are $479,185. The proposed assessment amount is $2,350.00 per residential buildable lot equivalent (RBLE). This compares to the original projected assessment amount based on the engineer's estimate of $3,504.51.

Project costs for the Rolling Hills 3rd, 6th, and 7th residential area (District B1) are $455,031. The pro­posed assessment amount is $2,320.00 per residential buildable lot equivalent (RBLE). This compares to the original projected assessment amount based on the engineer's estimate of $3,193.72.

Project costs for the Rolling Hills 4th and 5th residential area (District B1) are $545,776. The proposed as­sessment amount is $4,485.00 per residential buildable lot equivalent (RBLE). This compares to the original projected assessment amount based on the engineer's estimate of $4,997.73.

After the public hearing, City Council adopted the assessment roll for the 2017 Pavement Management project.

Contact: Robin Roland, Finance Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2832

Hazardous Property Assessments Public Hearing
A public hearing was held for the assessment of $2,133.56 for the removal of public safety hazards from two private properties.   
After the public hearing, City Council passed a resolution assessing the charges for the removal of the public safety hazards.

Contact: Robin Roland, Finance Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2832

Tall Weeds Assessments Public Hearing
A public hearing was held for the assessment of $749.86 for the mowing and removal of weeds from private property. In 2017, 47 property owners were notified that they were in violation of the City’s Noxious Weeds and Plants; height restrictions ordinance. Three of those property owners did not fix the conditions within the ten days allowed.

After the public hearing, City Council passed a resolution assessing the charges for the removal of the noxious weeds and plants.

Contact: Robin Roland, Finance Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2832

Park Dedication Fee Ordinance Amendment
A public hearing was held on the Park Dedication Fee Ordinance Amendment. The amendment is to provide to provide Specific dollar values for minimum park dedication cash fees in lieu of park land for residential, commercial and industrial uses.

After the public hearing, City Council directed staff to move the Park Dedication Fee Ordinance Amendment to a work session.

Contact: Zac Dockter, Parks and Recreation Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2847

Authorize Distribution of the Draft Business Park AUAR
City Council authorized the distribution of the Business Park AUAR.

Contact: Christine Costello, Economic Development Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2824


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