The following actions were taken at the Sept. 6, 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.

TIF 1-8 (Cottages) Decertification
City Council decertified TIF district 1-8 effective Dec. 31, 2016 and authorized repayment of the excess increment to Washington County as required.

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

2017-2018 Designated Hunting Zones
City Council passed a motion to accept and approve the 2017-2018 maps designating boundaries for discharge of firearms and archery equipment for hunting. The maps are available on the City’s website.

Contact: Pete Koerner, Deputy Director of Public Safety, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2850

Sale of Used Fire Service 2004 Ford Expedition
City Council authorized the sale of the fire department’s 2004 Ford Expedition SUV on CrankyApe.com.

Contact: Rick Redenius, Fire Chief, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2855

Planning Commission Appointments
City Council appointed Tony Khambata, Taylor Mills, and Evan Frazier to fill three vacant seats on the Planning Commission. Khambata fills an unexpired term ending Feb. 28, 2018 and Mills and Frazier fill unexpired terms ending Feb. 29, 2020.

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

2018 Pavement Management Feasibility Report
City Council authorized the preparation of a feasibility report for the 2018 pavement management project for District C-3 and a portion of District F-3. The feasibility report determines the physical and economic feasibility of providing the necessary public improvements to these areas.  District C-3 is the Prestige Estates neighborhood streets north of 80th Street, east of Kingston Park, and west of Cottage Grove Trailway Corridor.  The District F-3 portion is the East Meadow Cliff neighborhood streets west of East Meadow Cliff Ravine, south of 80th Street, and east of Jasmine Avenue.

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

Permanent Utility Easement Agreement with Bailey Nurseries
City Council approved the permanent utility easement for the Bailey Nursery parcel identified as 06-027-21-24-0001. The permanent utility easement allows for an additional storm water pipe to be installed to prevent standing water on this parcel of farm land owned by Bailey Nurseries. This is part of the overall area improvements for the Oltman Middle School.

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 to Pay Outstanding General Obligation Improvement Bonds of 2009A
City Council adopted a resolution to authorize call (paying off) of the General Obligation Improvement bonds of 2009A. The current principal amount outstanding on the General Obligation Improvement bonds of 2009A is $1,710,000. Debt service funds, including debt service levies from 2017, are available to pay off this principal balance (plus interest) on Feb. 1, 2018.

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

Calarosa 1st Addition
City Council approved the Calarosa 1st Addition development agreement with U.S. Home Corporation, d/b/a Lennar.  The first addition includes 48 quad units and 23 lots for single-family detached homes located at 8180 and 8190 65th Street.

City Council adopted a resolution approving plans and specifications for Calarosa 1st Addition.

City Council approved the stormwater management agreement.

City Council approved the retaining wall maintenance agreement.

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

Cottage Grove Lions Temporary Liquor License
City Council authorized a temporary liquor license to the Cottage Grove Lions at Zywiec's Garden Center, 10900 East Point Douglas Road, in conjunction with that business's Haunting Experience events in October.


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

Declare Costs and Call for Public Hearing on 2017 Pavement Management
City Council adopted a resolution to declare costs to be assessed for the 2017 Pavement Management project.

City Council adopted a resolution call for a public hearing to consider the assessments to be held on Oct. 4, 2017.

The project costs for District F3—Jamaica Ridge—are $479,185, with a proposed assessment amount of $2,350 per residential buildable lot equivalent. The project costs for District B1—Rolling Hills 3rd, 6th, and 7th—are $455,031, with a proposed assessment amount of $2,320 per residential buildable lot equivalent. The project costs for District B1—Rolling Hills 4th and 5th—are $545,776, with a proposed assessment amount of $4,485 per residential buildable lot equivalent.

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

Bid Awards
City Council adopted a resolution awarding the bid for the Cayden Glen Final Street Improvements Project to McNamara Contracting, Inc. in the amount of $167,500.

City Council adopted a resolution awarding the bid for the Well No. 12 Drilling and Well Development Project to Traut Companies in the amount of $303,085.

City Council adopted a resolution awarding the Central Fire Station Emergency Vehicle Hybrid Beacon Project to Neo Electric Solutions in the amount of $135,000.

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

Preliminary 2018 Property Tax Levy and Budget
City Council adopted a resolution to certify the 2018 preliminary property tax levy. The 2018 preliminary proposed tax levy is $15,235,000 or 3 percent more than the 2017 levy. The preliminary levy is used by Washington County to prepare estimated property tax notices mailed to property owners in November. The preliminary levy may not be increased but can be reduced before the final levy is adopted in December.  Public comment on the 2018 levy and budget will be taken at the Dec. 6 City Council meeting.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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