The following actions were taken at the March 1, 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.

Arts Commission Appointment
Joe Filipovich and Joe Kovarik were appointed by City Council to fill two open seats on the Arts Commission. Filipovich’s term is effective March 2, 2017 to Feb. 28, 2019. Kovarik is filling an unexpired term effective March 2, 2017 and ending Feb. 28, 2018.

Contact: Rebecca Ahlvin, Management Assistant–Administration, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2814

New Liquor and Food Unit License Fees
The City Council passed Ordinances 975 and 976, adding new liquor license and mobile food unit license categories and fees.

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

Call Public Hearing: Presbyterian Homes Revenue Bonds Host Approval
Cottage Grove was unable to act as conduit for this debt on behalf of PHS/Cottage Grove du
City Council approved the resolution calling for the public hearing on Presbyterian Homes Revenue Bonds Host Approval.  Cottage Grove was unable to act as conduit for this debt on behalf of PHS/Cottage Grove due to the City's intention to issue municipal bonds for the Central Fire Station project. PHS/Cottage Grove has asked the City of St. Paul Park to issue these revenue bonds and they have agreed. Because the actual facilities to be financed exist in Cottage Grove, the City Council must approve this issuance of the debt after a public hearing. The public hearing will be held April 19 at the City Council meeting, which begins at 7 p.m.

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

East Point Douglas Road Right Turn Lane and Signal Modification Project
City Council approved the plans and specifications and established a March 30, 2017 bid date for the East Point Douglas Road right turn late and signal modification.   This project is a result of a traffic analysis completed in conjunction with the Hy-Vee redevelopment project.  The project will involve work at both the Grove Plaza and 80th Street intersections. The engineer's estimate for the construction of the improvements is $410,000. Per Resolution No. 2016-121, Hy-Vee is responsible for the costs of the signal modification work at the Grove Plaza intersection. This portion of the project is currently estimated at $175,000.

City Council approved the assessment appeal waiver agreement with 7180 Point Douglas, LLC.

City Council approved the temporary construction easement agreement with 7180 Point Douglas, LLC.

City Council approved the purchase agreement to purchase approximately 2,549 square feet at 7180 East Point Douglas Road.

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

Woodridge Park Inclusive Playground
City Council approved the plans and specifications and authorizing the City to acquire bids through state contract for the Woodridge Park Inclusive Playground.  The project estimate is $764,624, based on state contract pricing. The task force has $68,455 in committed funds in the form of grants, donations, pledges and City funding.

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

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