City Administrator's Report
January 23, 2013
The following information is provided to keep the City Council and staff informed of the activities and events of the city. Points of clarification may be addressed during the City Administrator's Report portion of the agenda; however, if discussion of any of these items is necessary, placement on a future City Council agenda should be directed.
Several commercial building permit applications have been submitted for the following locations:
Engineering and Public Works:
The excavation company DM Rau is working to complete the two remaining ponds located in the Seasons Park corridor as part of the 2011 Pond Dredging project. The weather forecast calls for below-freezing temperatures, which is favorable for dredging. Restoration and some final channel work will be completed spring 2013.
Minnesota Dirt Works has the low bid for this yearís pond dredging project. The contractor has begun mobilizing and clearing and grubbing. This yearís project includes six ponds located in five different areas throughout the city. With favorable weather conditions in the forecast, this project should get off to a good start.
From Dec. 26 to Jan. 14, 2013, the Street Division, with support from Parks, Utilities and Central Garage, completed snow and ice control activities related to two events that involved:
∑ 2.25 inches of snowfall
∑ Three days of plowing activities (does not including follow-up maintenance activities)
∑ Plowing and/or salting approximately 984 lane miles of priority roadways
∑ Plowing and/or salting approximately 782 lane miles of secondary roadways
A 24-hour test pump at 2700 gallons per minute will start at approximately noon on Wednesday, Jan. 16, and will end Thursday, Jan. 17, at noon for Well 18. This test will help establish the design criteria for the pump, motor and controls for the well.
Two water main breaks were repaired to date this year; one on Aberdeen Curve †in the Royal Oaks neighborhood on Jan. 1 and one on Oak Knoll Drive in the Woodbury Heights neighborhood on Jan. 11.
No items scheduled.
Preliminary Items Scheduled for the Planning Commission Meeting of Feb. 19, 2013:
1. New Life Church & Academy, Conditional Use Permit, Case No. 12-40
2. Woodbury Estates, Planned Unit Development, Preliminary Plat, Case Nos. 12-41, 12-42
Preliminary Public Hearings Scheduled for Feb. 13, 2013
††††††††††† No items scheduled.
Clinton P. Gridley