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Actions Taken at the February 20, 2019 City Council Meeting

The following actions were taken at the February 6, 2019 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.

Consent Agenda

Arts Commission Appointments

Council Appointed Melissa Soto and Hailey Trzebiatowski (Youth Seat) to the Arts Commission effective March 1, 2019.

Contact: Molly Pietruszewski, Recreation Services Manager, mpietruszewski@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-3404

Commissioner Reappointments

Council reappointed commissioners as detailed in the attached memo.

Contact: Joe Fischbach, City Clerk/Human Resources Manager, jfischbach@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2883

Premises Permit – Local Government Approval

Council adopted Resolution 2019-022 granting local government approval for issuance of a premises permit to the Cottage Grove Athletic Associate to conduct lawful purpose gambling at Muddy Cow, 7350 Hardwood Avenue.

Interfund Loan for Up North Plastics

Council adopted Resolution 2019-020 authorizing an Interfund Loan for the advance payment of costs in connection with TIF District 1-19 (Up North Plastics, Inc.).

Contact: Christine Costello, Community & Economic Development Director, ccostello@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2824

2018 Ambulance Write-offs

Council adopted resolution 2019-019 to write off $2,324,438 in mandatory and other bad debt ambulance receivables for year ended December 31, 2018.

Contact: Robin Roland, Finance Director, rroland@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2832

Purchase of Workers Compensation Insurance

Council authorized the purchase of workers compensation insurance from the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust in the amount of $377,107.00 for 2019/2020 policy year.

Contact: Joe Fischbach, City Clerk/Human Resources Manager, jfischbach@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2883

Organization Study Proposal

Council authorized staff to enter into an agreement with Ethical Leaders in Action to conduct an organization study which will provide findings and recommendations to optimize the organization structure for the City of Cottage Grove.

Contact: Chris Hetland, Management Assistant – Administration, chetland@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2814

Message Therapist and/or Business Licenses – Amend City Fee Table

Council adopted Ordinance 1002 amending the City Fee Table related to massage therapist and/or business licenses.

Contact: Christine Costello, Community & Economic Development Director, ccostello@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2824

Rental License Issuance

Council approved the issuance of rental licenses to the properties in the attached table.

Contact: Samantha Drewry, Code Enforcement Officer, sdrewry@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2876

2019 SWWD Cooperative Agreement/Residential Smart Irrigation Controller and Irrigation Audit Program

Council approved the Residential Smart Irrigation Controller Program Cooperative Agreement with SWWD and approved expenditures from the Water Utility fund of up to $100,000 to supplement the SWWD contribution of $25,000 for implementation of the 2019 Water Conservation Activities.

Contact: Nathan Estrem, Project Engineer, nestrem@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2829

Washington County CDA Predevelopment Finance Fund Application – Shoppes at Cottage View

Council adopted resolution 2019-023 supporting the grant application to the Washington County CDA Predevelopment Finance Fund in the amount of $20,000 to be used for master planning the Shoppes at Cottage View.

Contact: Christine Costello, Community & Economic Development Director, ccostello@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2824

Fire Department 105’ Aerial Truck Purchase

Council authorized execution of a purchase contract with Rosenbauer Firefighting Technology for the purchase of a 105’ Aerial Truck in the amount of $1,178,937.00 under the Houston Galveston Area Consortium (HGAC), which allows the best price available without using a competitive bidding process.

Contact: Pete Koerner, Director of Public Safety/Police Chief, pkoerner@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-6003

CSAH 13 (Hinton Ave.) & CSAH 22 (70th St.) Roundabout – Bid Award Concurrence & Agreement Approval

Council adopted Resolution 2019-027 providing concurrence for award of the CSAH 13 & CSAH 22 Roundabout project to North Pine Aggregate, Inc. in the amount of $3,427,727.40 and approved the Cooperative and Maintenance Agreements with Washington County.

Contact: Ryan Burfeind, Acting City Engineer, rburfeind@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2899

Summers Landing 3rd Addition Street & Utility Improvements – Authorization of Feasibility Report

Council adopted Resolution 2019-026 authorizing the preparation of a feasibility report for the Summers Landing 3rd Addition Street & Utility Improvements.

Contact: Ryan Burfeind, Acting City Engineer, rburfeind@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2899

Public Hearings

Liquor License Application – Muddy Cow CG LLC

Council authorized issuance of an on-sale intoxicating/Sunday liquor license to Muddy Cow CG LLC, dba Muddy Cow, 7350 Hardwood Court.

Contact: Pete Koerner, Director of Public Safety/Police Chief, pkoerner@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-6003

Regular Agenda

Capp Industries – Concept Plan Review

Council adopted Resolution 2019-021 approving the Concept Plan for a mixed-use development on vacant land along West Point Douglas Road South that would consist of three office/warehouse buildings.

Contact: John Burbank, Senior Planner, jburbank@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2825

Right-of-Way Ordinance Revisions – Small Wireless Facilities

Council passed Ordinance 1001, which amends City Code Title 7-6, Management of Utilities; amends the City Fee Table to include Small Wireless Facilities Fees; and authorizes publication of the ordinance by title and summary.

Contact: Ryan Burfeind, Acting City Engineer, rburfeind@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2899

Young Addition

Council 1) passed ordinance 1000 that rezones the five-acre property located at 7930 65th Street South from R-2.5, Residential, to R-3 Single Family Residential with a planned Development Overlay (PDO). 2) Council adopted Resolution 2019-024 approving the preliminary plat and final plat for a residential subdivision to be called Young Addition, which will consist of 10 residential lots for single-family homes. 3) Council approved the Development Agreement with US Home Corporation, dba Lennar. 4) Council adopted Resolution 2019-025 approving the development plans & specifications for the Young Addition public improvements.  

Contact: John Burbank, Senior Planner, jburbank@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2825