The following actions were taken at the August 1, 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.

Presentation – Proclamation – Lemonade Day in Cottage Grove August 25, 2018
City Council was presented information about Lemonade Day, a program to foster entrepreneurship in children, and proclaimed Aug. 25, 2018 as Lemonade Day in the City of Cottage Grove.

Contact: Chris Carey, President of Modern Automotive Performance, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Porch Setback Variance – 9658 Hillside Trail South
City Council approved a variance to reduce the rear setback requirement from 35 feet to 20 feet in order to allow the updating of the existing porch (accessory structure) into an enclosed three-season porch (primary structure addition).

Contact: John Burbank, Senior Planner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2825

Ravine Parkway Project – Assessment Waiver Agreements
City Council approved three deferred assessment waiver agreements for the Ravine Parkway Project, to defer assessments until time of development.

Contact: Ryan Burfeind P.E., Assistant City Engineer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 65-458-2899

Rental License Approval
City Council approved the issuance of two (2) rental licenses.

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


Draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan – Authorize Distribution
City Council authorized the release and distribution of the Draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan to neighboring jurisdictions and affected governmental units for review as required by State Statute.

Contact: John McCool, Senior Planner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2874


Public Works/Parks Space Needs Study
City Council approved a service agreement with Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc. (SEH) to complete a space needs study for the Public Works and Parks Department for the amount of $21,000.

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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River Oaks 2nd Quarter Report
City Council reviewed the 2nd Quarter Report for River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center.

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

HERO Center Funding
City Council committed the City’s budget resources to funding the HERO Center expenses until City debt for the project is issued.

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


HERO Center – Approve Plans and Specs and Set Bid Date
City Council approved the plans and specifications and established a Sept. 6, 2018 bid date for the HERO (Health and Emergency Response Occupations) Center project.

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

Decommissioning Old City Hall and Terminating Lease with Verizon
City Council decommissioned the Old City Hall at 7516 80th Street South and initiated termination of the current lease with Verizon.

Contact: Christine Costello, Economic Development Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2824

Pine Arbor Drive No Parking Zone
City Council restricted parking along the south and east side of Pine Arbor Drive, from Pine Arbor Lane to Pine Arbor Boulevard, to address visibility concerns.

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

Section 4 Lake Naming Response Letter
City Council authorized sending to Washington County the response letter regarding naming the unnamed lake in Section 4, recommending the lake be named Lake Robert.

Contact: John Burbank, Senior Planner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2825

DNR Conservation Easement Request – Ravine Parkway Project
City Council stated that 0.90 acres of land is necessary for construction of the Ravine Parkway and requested it be removed from the Conservation Easement.

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

Public Hearing - Ocean LLC Massage Business License
City Council continued the public hearing to consider Ocean LLC’s application to operate a massage business at 7155 80th Street South to the Aug. 15, 2018 Regular Meeting. No members of the public spoke at the public hearing.

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

Ice Arena Locker Room Expansion Project
City Council authorized the Ice Arena locker room expansion project bid packages as presented by Construction Manager RVK Architects for the total construction amount of $418,830.42.

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

Planet Fitness – Conditional Use Permit and Site Plan Review
City Council approved the conditional use permit for the proposed Planet Fitness to occupy approximately 18,025 square feet of space at 7240 East Point Douglas Road South and the amendment to the site plan to add landscape islands and 68 passenger vehicle parking spaces.

Contact: John McCool, Senior Planner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2874

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