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Actions Taken at May 16, 2018 City Council Meeting

The following actions were taken at the May 16, 2018 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.

Swearing in Ceremony – Police Officer Luke Landgraf
A swearing-in and badge-pinning ceremony was held for Police Officer Luke Landgraf.

Contact: Pete Koerner, Public Safety Director, pkoerner@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2850

MRPA Award of Excellent – Woodridge Park Inclusive Playground
City Council received 2017 MRPA Award of Excellence.

Contact: Zac Dockter, Parks and Recreation Director, zdockter@cottage-grove.org, 651-458-2847

Eagle Scout Award – Tyler Reitmann (Troop 777)
City Council recognized Tyler Reitmann for an Eagle Scout Award

Contact: Neil Belscamper, Deputy City Clerk, nbelscamper@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2878

Cottage Grove’s Green and Blue Environmental Challenge
City Council was presented information on this year’s Green and Blue Environmental Challenge.

Contact: Becky Ahlvin, Management Assistant, rahlvin@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2814

Presentation – Economic Development Marketing Efforts
City Council received presentation on economic development marketing efforts for the City of Cottage Grove. The presentation also included proposed future marketing efforts that economic development staff would like to explore to continue to position our community to for growth.

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

Emergency Medical Services Week Proclamation
City Council proclaimed May 20-26, 2018 as Emergency Medical Services Week.

Contact: Pete Koerner, Public Safety Director, pkoerner@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2850

Raffle Permit – Cottage Grove Lions
City Council authorized issuance of a single-occasion gambling permit to the Cottage Grove Lions to hold a raffle at Carbone’s, 7155 Jorgensen Lane South, on August 21, 2018.

Contact: Pete Koerner, Public Safety Director, pkoerner@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2850

League of MN Cities Insurance Trust Package Policy Renewal
City Council approved the renewal of the Package Insurance Policy with the League of MN Cities Insurance Trust for the 2018-2019 policy period in the amount of $229,948.

Contact: Joe Fischbach, Human Resources Manager/City Clerk, jfischbach@cottage-grove.org, 651-458-2883

SWWD Erosion & Sediment Control Inspection Agreement
City Council approved the South Washington Watershed District (SWWD) Erosion & Sediment Control Inspection Agreement.

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

Ravine Parkway Project – Bid Date Change
City Council adopted Resolution 2018-069 changing the bid date for the Ravine Parkway Project (Hinton Ave to Idsen Avenue and Jamaica Avenue to Keats Avenue) to May 24, 2018.

Contact: Jennifer Levitt, Community Development Director/City Engineer, jlevitt@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2890

Park Place Storage – Agreements
City Council approved Stormwater Management Agreement with Park Place Storage Condominiums, Inc.
City Council approved Encroachment Agreement with Park Place Storage Condominiums, Inc.
City Council approved Drainage & Utility Easement with Park Place Storage Condominiums, Inc.

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

Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation – March 13, 2018 Minutes
City Council accepted and placed on file the minutes from the March 13, 2018 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation.

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

SWWD Cooperative Agreement – Residential Smart Irrigation Controller Program
City Council approved the Residential Smart Irrigation Controller Program Cooperative Agreement with SWWD.
City Council approved expenditures from the Water Utility Fund of $5,250.00 to supplement the SWWD contribution.

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

Rental Licenses Issuance Approval
City Council approved the issuance of rental licenses to three (3) properties.

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

Joint Powers Agreement with Washington County for the Utilization of BoldPlanning Software
City Council approved the Joint Powers Agreement with Washington County and various municipalities within the county to all access and utilization of BoldPlanning Software.
City Council authorized the Mayor and City Administrator to enter into agreement.

Contact: Pete Koerner, Public Safety Director, pkoerner@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2850

Hamlet Heights – Final Plat
City Council adopted Resolution 2018-072 approving the Hamlet Heights final plat.
City Council approved the Hamlet Heights development agreement with Eternity Homes, LLC.
City Council approved the Permanent Drainage & Utility Easement Agreement.
City Council adopted Resolution 2018-073 approving the Development Plans for Hamlet Heights as prepared by Pioneer Engineering dated May 7, 2018.

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

Pedestrian Safety Initiative – Pilot Program
City Council received information and approved the Pedestrian Safety Initiative Pilot Program

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

Amendment to the Contract for Residential Redevelopment with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
City Council approved the amendment to the Contract for Residential Development with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.

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

2018 Code Compliance Mowing – Quote Award
City Council adopted Resolution 2018-074 awarding the 2018 Code Compliance Mowing Service Agreement to Valdes Lawn Care and Snow Removal LLC in the amount of $55.00/hour.

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

Central Fire Station – Change Order #3
City Council approved Change Order #3 for the Central Fire Station Project in the amount of $2,362.37 for the addition of conduit for the relocation of the City’s solar array to the Central Fire Station.

Contact: Jennifer Levitt, Community Development Director/City Engineer, jlevitt@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2890

Open Forum Response – Michael Mingo Regarding Solar Garden Conditional Use Permit
City Council received information.

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

2040 Comprehensive Plan Update – Extension Request to Metropolitan Council
City Council adopted resolution 2018-080 requesting from the Metropolitan Council a 90-day extension for submitting the required 2040 Comprehensive Plan update before the December 31, 2018 deadline.

Contact: John McCool, Senior Planner, jmccool@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2874

Public Hearing – TH95/Manning Avenue Safety Improvement Project
City Council held a public hearing, no members of the public spoke.
City Council adopted Resolution 2018-070 approving the final layout of SP-8208-40 TH 95 Safety Improvement Project from 70th Street (CSAH 22) to TH 61/10.

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

Public Hearing – Modern Automotive Performance
City Council held a public hearing, no members of the public spoke
City Council adopted Resolution 2018-077 approving the vacation and discontinuance of the drainage and utility easements.
City Council adopted Resolution 2018-078 rescinding Resolution Number 2006-191.
City Council adopted Resolution 2018-079 approving the site plan of a 24,080 square foot addition to the existing Modern Automotive Performance building.

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

2018 Trail Improvement Project
City Council adopted Resolution 2018-071 awarding the 2018 Trail Improvement Project to Minger Construction in the amount of $548,333.90.

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

HERO Center – Preliminary & Final Plats, Site Plan Review, and Conditional Use Permit
City Council adopted Resolution 2018-075 approving the site plan for the HERO Center, which is an integrated public safety training facility to be located on 9.1 acres at the southeast corner of 85th Street and Keats Avenue (CSAH 19), and a conditional use permit to allow a public building in a residential zoning district
City Council adopted Resolution 2018-076 approving the preliminary plat and final plat creating one lot to be called HERO Center Addition

Contact: Pete Koerner, Public Safety Director, pkoerner@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2850