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Actions Taken at July 18, 2018 City Council Meeting

The following actions were taken at the July 18, 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.

Councilors Absent: None

Presentation – 2018 Night to Unite in Cottage Grove
City Council proclaimed Tuesday, August 7, 2018 as 2018 Night to Unite in Cottage Grove.

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

Election Judge Appointments
City Council apointed Election Judges for the August 14 Primary and November 6 General Elections.

Contact: Joe Fischbach, City Clerk, jfischbach@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-158-2883

Permanent Stop Sign Installation for the Intersection of 63rd Street and Ideal Avenue
City Council approved the placement of a permanent stop sign on 63rd Street at the intersection of 63rd Street and Ideal Avenue.

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

Second Amendment to the Contract for Residential Redevelopment with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
City Council approved the second 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

Change Order #3 – Water Meter Replacement Project
City Council approved Change Order #3 in the amount of $1,101.67 for the Water Meter Replacement Project.

Contact: Les Burshten, Public Works Director, lburshten@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2810

HERO Center – Guarantee Max Price Contract
City Council approved the Guaranteed Maximum Price Contract with RJM Construction, LLC for the construction of the HERO Center.

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

Renewal by Andersen – Outdoor Trailer Parking Area
City Council approved the site plan and conditional use permit applications to allow the construction of a 2.6-acre outdoor parking area for approximately 93 semi-trailers on property located west of Renewal by Andersen’s current property at 9900 Jamaica Avenue South.

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

Encroachment Agreement – 6834 94th Cove South
City Council approved the Easement Encroachment Agreement for 6834 94th Cove South.

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

Final Payment – 2016 Pavement Management Project
City Council authorized the final payment for the 2016 Pavement Management Project to Hardrives, Inc. in the amount of $40,282.83.

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

Rental license Approval
City Council approved the issuance of rental licenses to two (2) properties.

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

Massage Therapist License
City Council authorized issuance of a massage therapist license to Adelheid Kroll to work at Oasis Wellness Center, 7232 East Point Douglas Road South.

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

Second Quarter 2018 Donation
City Council accepted donations made to the City between April 1 and June 30, 2018 from:

Tennis Sanitation for 4th of July Fireworks in the amount of $2,500.00
Memorials - Lisa DuBois for EMS Equipment & Training in the amount of $2,400.00
Roger & Gail Mikkelsen for Memorial Bench & Plaque in the amount of $1,200.00
Zywiec's for "Holiday" tree at City Hall in the amount of $600.00
Wille Tennis for Services for Moving Tree in the amount of $600.00
Cottage Grove Athletic Association for 50% cost of Soccer Goals in the amount of $1,750.00
Dennis Bros Liquor for 4th of July Fireworks in the amount of $250.00
HyVee for 4th of July Fireworks in the amount of $5,000.00
LSP for Safety Camp in the amount of $1,000.00 

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

Raffle Permit – Zion Lutheran Church
City Council authorized issuance of a single occasion gambling permit to Zion Lutheran Church to conduct a raffle on 9/29/2018 for their Fall Festival.

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

Shed Setback Variance at 8003 River Acres Road South
City Council approved the variance to allow an accessory structure to be built closer to the front property line than the principal structure at 8003 River Acres Road South.

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

Public Hearing – Hy-Vee Special Event Permit
City Council held a public hearing, no members of the public spoke.
City Council authorized issuance of a special event permit to Hy-Vee for their store’s one-year anniversary event on 8/4/2018 contingent upon Community Development and Public Safety Department recommendations.

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

Menards Expansion – Variances, Conditional Use Permit, and Site Plan Review Applications
City Council denied the following applications for the proposed expansion at Menards, 9000 East Point Douglas Road South.
1. Variance to City Code Title 11-3-Section 9(F); Required Off-Street Parking, and amended site plan to eliminate 40 additional customer parking spaces; and
2. Variance to Title 11-6-13; Architecture, to reduce the required Class 1 exterior building materials to Class 4; and
3. Site plan and conditional use permit for the proposed construction of a 43,808 square foot storage building.

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

Workshop – Comprehensive Plan
City Council held a workshop regarding the 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update

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

Workshop – Ravine Parkway Signage
City Council held a workshop regarding Ravine Parkway Signage

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