The following actions were taken at the Sept. 5, 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 – Green Garden Award
City Council received presentation on the 2018 Green Garden Award and Landscaping Program from Parks Department Horticulturist Marcus Honcharenko . Kent and Nicole Raymond won in the residential category and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church won in the commercial category.

Presentation – South Washington County Telecommunications Commission 2017 Annual Report
City Council received presentation of the 2017 Annual Report from the South Washington Telecommunications Commission from the SWCTC Administrator Mark Martinez.

Presentation – Summer Water Conservation Efforts
City Council received presentation from Administration Intern Aaron Sather on current efforts, such as the Blue and Green Environmental Challenge, the Rain Barrel Rebate Program, and the Smart Irrigation Controller Program. Assistant City Engineer Ryan Burfeind outlined potential rebate programs for residents, Homeowners Associations, and Businesses.

Massage Therapist License
City Council authorized issuance of a massage therapist license to Heather Jokinen to work at Oasis Wellness Center, 7424 East Point Douglas Road South

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

Joseph La Bathe Settlers Island Habitat Restoration Grant
City Council authorized staff to apply for the MN DNR CPL grant in the amount of $39,850 to be used towards the habitat restoration of Settlers Island.

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

Adopt Revised Purchasing Policy
City Council adopted the revised City Purchasing policy, this includes a statutory increase to the competitive bidding threshold which increased from $100,000 to $175,000.

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

Kingston Park Native Landscape Restoration Grant
City Council authorized staff to apply for a MN DNR Conservation Partners grant for Kinston Park native habitat restoration in the amount of $125,325.

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

2018 Non-represented Pay Plan
City Council approved changes to the 2018 Non-represented Pay Plan, reclassifying the City’s Communications Coordinator position to a Communications Manager position and adjusting the position’s pay range to be more in line with comparable positions at similar sized cities.

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

Response to Council Request – Crosswalk on Hinton Avenue at Pine Arbor Boulevard/69th Street
City Council received information regarding a request for a crosswalk on Hinton Avenue at Pin Arbor Boulevard/69th Street.

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

SWWD CCIP Grant for the Dodge Nature Center
City Council approved the South Washington Watershed District (SWWD) Coordinated Capital Improvement Program (CCIP) agreement for Dodge Nature Center in the amount of $66,611.00 for construction of a stormwater retention pond at the Dodge Nature Center’s Shepard Farm.

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

Ravine Parkway Project – Local Road Improvement Program Grant Agreement
City Council authorized staff to execute the Local Road Improvement Program Grant Agreement for the 2018 Ravine Parkway Project.
Contact: Ryan Burfeind P.E., Assistant City Engineer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 651-458-2899

MnDOT Master Contract for Testing Services
City Council authorized staff to execute the Master Partnership Contract with MnDOT and the City Engineer to negotiate work orders pursuant to the contract.

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

Consider purchase 800Mhz/VHF booster for Central Fire Station
City council approved acquisition and installation of an 800Mhz/VHF signal booster for the Central Fire Station from Konecta LLC.

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

2019-2019 Designating Hunting Zones
City Council approved the 2018-2019 maps designating hunting areas to discharge archer and firearms within the City.

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

Rental License Issuance
City Council approved the issuance of Rental Licenses for the following properties:
9514 Kimbro Avenue South
7861 Gresham Lane South
8941 Ironwood Avenue South

Contact: Samantha Drewry, Code Enforcement Officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2876

Sale of Surplus Property
City Council authorized the sale of a 2008 Dodge Dakota and a 1991 Cushman Turf Truckster on eBay and/or Cranky Ape.

Contact: Adam Moshier, Management Assistant – Public Works, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,
651-458-2844

Pavement Management 2017 Final Payment
City Council approved the final payment in the amount of $33,541.66 to Northwest Asphalt, Inc. for the 2017 Pavement Management Project.

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

General Obligation Bonds Proceeds Grant Agreement for the Construction Grant for the East Metro Training Facility – HERO Center Project
City Council approved the General Obligation Bond Proceeds Grant Agreement for the Construction Grant of the East Metro Training Facility – HERO Center Project between the City of Cottage Grove and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

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

City of Cottage Grove Nominations to South Washington Watershed District
City Council submitted Jack Lavold, Steve Dennis, and Dave Thiede as nominees to Washington County for appointment to the South Washington Watershed District Board of Managers.

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

Cottage Grove Lions Temporary 3.2% Liquor License
City Council authorized issuance of a temporary 3.2% liquor license to the Cottage Grove Lions for the Haunting Experience at Zywiec’s Landscape and Garden Center, 10900 East Point Douglas Road South, on October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27.

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

Cottage Grove Lions Temporary Intoxicating Liquor License
City Council authorized issuance of a temporary intoxicating liquor license to the Cottage Grove Lions for the Franck Benefit at the Cottage Grove VFW, 9260 East Point Douglas Road South, on September 29, 2018.

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

2019 Preliminary Property Tax Levy
City Council certified the 2019 Preliminary Property Tax Levy in the amount of $15,695,000. This is a levy increase of 3% from the 2018 budget. This is a preliminary levy amount that cannot be increased before the final levy is adopted in December.

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

Workshop – Appeal of Multiple Animal License Denial
City Council held a workshop to consider an appeal of a denied Multiple Animal License at 7715 Iverson Avenue South.

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

 

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