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City Council Meeting Minutes

May 10, 2010

 

1.         Roll Call

Mayor Klausing called to order the Roseville City Council regular meeting at approximately 6:00 pm and welcomed everyone. (Voting and Seating Order for May: Pust; Roe; Ihlan; Johnson; and Klausing.)  Mayor Klausing noted that Councilmember Pust was running late and would be arriving shortly. City Attorney Mark Gaughan was also present.

 

2.         Approve Agenda

By consensus, the agenda was approved as amended to delay the Closed Executive Session until the arrival of Councilmember Pust.

                                               

3.         Public Comment

Mayor Klausing called for public comment by members of the audience on any non-agenda items.  No one spoke.

 

4.            Council Communications, Reports, Announcements and Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) Report

Mayor Klausing announced there would be a free shredding day at City Hall on Saturday, May 22 beginning at 9:00 am to noon.

 

A Regional Human Rights Meeting which will focus on state and local government efforts to enforce the MN Human Rights Act will be on Thursday, May 27 at 5:00 pm at the Skating Center

 

Mayor Klausing recognized the Police Department receipt of 2010 Safety Award for the metro area which was awarded 4/27 for outstanding traffic enforcement.

 

Mayor Klausing recognized RAMS student Kenzie Lutz has won 1st place in the state Human Rights essay contest.

 

Mayor Klausing acknowledged success of the Karen Community forum on Saturday  at Roseville Lutheran Church  with special appreciation to Acting Police Chief Mathwig, Detective Won Chou, Fire Inspector Doug Johnson, Community Service Coordinator Sarah Mahmud for organizing and  participating in the event.

 

On behalf of the City of Roseville residents, staff and City Council, City Manager Malinen extended condolences to the family, co-workers, and friends of Maplewood Police Sgt. Joe Bergeron who was killed in the line of duty, and offered thoughts and prayers.

 

5.         Recognitions, Donations, Communications

 

a.            Proclaim May 10 to May 15, 2010 to be National Police Week and May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day

Mayor Klausing read a proclamation recognizing May 10 – 15, 2010 as National Police Week and May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day.

 

Johnson moved, Ihlan seconded, proclaiming May 10 – May 15, 2010 as National Police Week and May 15, 2010 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day.

 

Roll Call

Ayes: Roe; Ihlan; Johnson; and Klausing.

Nays: None.

 

b.            Proclaim May 2010 Older American’s Month and recognize the North Suburban Senior Council

President of the North Suburban Senior Club, Jerry Irsfeld, was present and provided a brief history of the work of the club over the last thirty-plus years, and partnership with the City of Roseville, and the club’s purpose in raising funds for senior programs within the community, and activities of the Roseville Senior Program at the Fairview Community Center.  Mr. Irsfeld noted that the theme of the May 2010 Older American’s Month was “Age Strong – Live Long.”

 

Councilmember Pust arrived at this time, approximately 6:17 pm and joined Mr. Irsfeld at the presentation table.  Councilmember Pust, personally and on behalf of the community, recognized Mr. Irsfeld and the organization for their work on behalf of seniors in the community.

 

Mayor Klausing read a proclamation recognizing May 2010 as Older American’s Month.

 

Pust moved, Ihlan seconded, proclaiming May 2010 as Older American’s Month and recognizing the North Suburban Senior Council.

 

            Roll Call

Ayes: Pust; Roe; Ihlan; Johnson; and Klausing.

Nays: None.

 

Executive Session – Performance Evaluation of City Manager

Klausing moved, Johnson seconded, closing of the regular meeting at 6:19 pm into closed executive session, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 13D.05, subd. 3, for the purpose of personnel measures, specifically the evaluation of City Manager Malinen.

 

Roll Call

Ayes: Pust; Roe; Ihlan; Johnson; and Klausing.

Nays: None.

 

Mayor Klausing recessed the meeting to go into Executive Session at 6:19 pm and reconvened in Open Session at approximately 8:00 pm.

 

Upon returning to Open Session, Mayor Klausing advised that a full report would be made to the public at the next regular meeting; however, advised that Mr. Malinen’s annual evaluation had been positive.

 

6.         Approve Minutes

 

a.            Approve Minutes of April 26, 2010 Regular Meeting

Johnson moved, Klausing seconded, approval of the minutes of the April 26, 2010 Regular meeting as presented.

 

Roll Call

Ayes: Pust; Roe; Ihlan; Johnson; and Klausing.

Nays: None.

 

7.            Approve Consent Agenda

There were no additional changes to the Consent Agenda than those previously noted.  At the request of Mayor Klausing, City Manager Bill Malinen briefly reviewed those items being considered under the Consent Agenda.

 

a.            Approve Payments

Roe moved, Johnson seconded, approval of the following claims and payments as presented.

ACH Payments

$86,902.75

58341-58426340

79,709.37

Total

$166,612.12

 

Roll Call

Ayes: Pust; Roe; Ihlan; Johnson; and Klausing.

Nays: None.

 

b.            Approve Request for Temporary On-Sale Liquor License Pints for Prostates/Northern Brewer

Roe moved, Johnson seconded, a motion approving Pints for Prostates application for a Temporary On-Sale Liquor License at 1945 County Road C-2 West for June 16, 2010.

Roll Call

Ayes: Pust; Roe; Ihlan; Johnson; and Klausing.

Nays: None.

 

c.            Approve General Purchases and Sale of Surplus Items Exceeding $5,000

Roe moved, Johnson seconded, approval of general purchases and/or contracts as follows:

Department

Vendor

Item/Description

Amount

IT

Berbee networks

Desktop telephone replacements (6)

$4,612.77

IT

Berbee Networks

Cisco Call Manager license renewals

3,072.65

IT

Hewlett Packard

Network Server replacement

24,137.97

IT

St. Croix Solutions

Network virtualization software

28,915.03

IT

St. Croix Solutions

Assist in network server integration

4,440.00

Stormwater

Ess Brothers

Storm sewer manhole covers

15,000.00

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roll Call

Ayes: Pust; Roe; Ihlan; Johnson; and Klausing.

Nays: None.

 

d.            Consideration of Zoning Text Amendment regarding Political Signs

Mayor Klausing requested that staff review setback requirements for political signs as he’d previously requested, and return to the City Council for future action if so indicated.

 

Roe moved, Johnson seconded, enactment of Ordinance No. 1393 entitled, “An Ordinance Amending Title 1010.03, Section 10, Posting Political Signage.”

 

(This Ordinance replaces Ord 1392 which was adopted on 4/12/10)

 

Roll Call

Ayes: Pust; Roe; Ihlan; Johnson; and Klausing.

Nays: None.

 

e.            Approve Supplemental Agreements, Adopt a Resolution to Accept the Work Completed, Authorize Final Payment of $9,725.29 and Commence the One-Year Warranty Period on the 2009 Contract C

Roe moved, Johnson seconded, adoption of Resolution No. 10808 entitled, “Final Contract Acceptance 2009 Contract C;” initiating the one-year warranty and authorizing final payment in an amount not to exceed $9,725.29.

 

Roll Call

Ayes: Pust; Roe; Ihlan; Johnson; and Klausing.

Nays: None.

 

f.             Authorize Acceptance of Cost-Share Funds for Rosewood Neighborhood Drainage Improvements Project

Roe moved, Johnson seconded, acceptance of cost-share funds from the Rice Creek Watershed District in the amount of $50,000, and from the Ramsey Conservation District in the amount of $27,165.55 for the Rosewood Neighborhood Drainage Improvements Project.

 

Roll Call

Ayes: Pust; Roe; Ihlan; Johnson; and Klausing.

Nays: None.

 

8.         Consider Items Removed from Consent

 

9.            General Ordinances for adoption

 

Due to time constraints, by Council consensus, it was determined to amend tonight’s agenda to hold the Public Hearing for potential relocation of the Off-Sale Liquor License for Cellars Wines & Spirits at this time, prior to the joint meeting with the Planning Commission.

11.         Public Hearings

 

§     Public Hearing for the relocation of an Off-Sale Liquor License for Cellars Wines & Spirits

City Manager Malinen reviewed the request as detailed in the Request for Council Action (RCA) dated May 10, 2010; advising that from a staff perspective, all items were in order.

 

Mayor Klausing opened the Public Hearing at 8:09 p.m. for the purpose of hearing public comment on the relocation and transfer of the Off-Sale Liquor License for Cellars Wines & Spirits, to be located at 2701 Lincoln Drive.

 

Klausing closed the Public Hearing at 8:10 p.m.; with no one appearing for or against.

 

12.         Business Items (Action Items)

 

§     Approve the Relocation of an Off-Sale Liquor License for Cellars Wines & Spirits

Pust moved, Johnson seconded, approval of the transfer of the Off-Sale Liquor License for Cellars Wines & Spirits to be relocated from 1649 County Road C to 2701 Lincoln Drive.

 

Councilmember Ihlan clarified, and staff confirmed, that this was not a land use issue, simply a change for the location of this establishment.

 

Roll Call

Ayes: Pust; Roe; Ihlan; Johnson; and Klausing.

Nays: None.

 

13.         Presentations

 

§     Joint Meeting with Planning Commission

Mayor Klausing apologized for the delay in tonight’s meeting and thanked Planning Commission Chair Doherty and Commissioners John Gisselquist and Joe Wozniak for their patience.

 

Councilmember Roe requested the perspective of Planning Commissioners on their role in the Master Plan reviews related to the Comprehensive Plan process, an item also on tonight’s agenda.

 

Chair Doherty opined that, since the Commission had been involved in the past, he felt it was their role to continue having a role to provide their expertise.

 

Commissioners Gisselquist and Wozniak concurred, opining that it was an appropriate use of Planning Commission time.

 

Mayor Klausing commended the Planning Commission for their proficiency in hearing difficult issues and their consideration of all sides of a land use issue, and their respect of the process and in listening to public comment as they made recommendations to the City Council.

 

Councilmember Johnson echoed Mayor Klausing’s remarks and expressed appreciation for Commissioner expertise; and asked for Commissioner comment on the zoning code rewrite process to-date.

 

Chair Doherty noted the major public hearings and discussion coming before the Commission in the next few months related to that issue, and expressed his personal appreciation to individual Commissioners for their detailed review of materials and preparation prior to meetings, noting the diversity of the group and their varying opinions and agreeing to respectfully disagree on some issues when making a recommendation to the City Council. 

 

Chair Doherty noted the expression by individual Commissioners related to their rationale behind decisions and recommendations.

 

Commissioner Wozniak noted that this was in response to comments from the City Council and Planning Commission at last year’s joint meeting, to provide more of a sense of what went into the decision-making process at the Planning Commission level.

 

Mayor Klausing and Councilmember Johnson expressed their appreciation in knowing  that rationale as the Council considered their own decision-making.

 

Chair Doherty noted inclusion of that discussion in the meeting minute detail providing the depth of that thought process.

 

Commissioner Wozniak commended the City’s Planning staff and consultant on their work on the zoning amendments and how it aided in the Commission’s analysis.

 

Commissioner Gisselquist concurred and noted the mind set of Commissioners as they remembered that this zoning code rewrite was being done on a code that may date from 1959 to now, and the new code would serve the community for another thirty-years going forward; and noted that staff coaxed Commissioners into remembering that they were thinking about future generations and land uses, as well as those uses and situations currently in place.

 

 

Additional discussion included term status of the current Commissioners, their demographics, age and gender as it related to their individual and corporate perspectives; the diversity of the expertise of the current Commission; and the Commission’s desire to have an ongoing exchange of information between the City Council and the Commission during the zoning code rewrite process to make sure both bodies were in agreement with the direction being pursued.

 

Community Development Director Patrick Trudgeon advised that staff would be providing several opportunities to bring information before the City Council, and at the direction of the City Council, additional opportunities for joint meetings of both bodies could be brought forward as indicated.

 

Mayor Klausing requested that staff consider providing an off-schedule report to Councilmembers of items before the Planning Commission that are not being heard at the City Council level as well, to keep them aware of other issues before the Commission.

 

Further discussion included the upcoming Public Hearings related to the Residential and Commercial portions of the zoning code rewrite and to which all residents had been noticed and invited to attend the June Planning Commission meeting to provide public comment and get a better sense of the next steps in the process.

 

Chair Doherty reiterated his request that the City Council provide their views prior to that Hearing to ensure consistency.

 

Mayor Klausing suggested that it may be more appropriate to receive public comment prior to the City Council expressing their input; expressing his preference to receive that input in addition to the recommendations of the Planning Commission before City Council decision-making.

 

Councilmember Pust asked what the City Council could do to be a better conduit and to further assist the Planning Commission.

 

Chair Doherty noted one past issue, redevelopment of a commercial parcel on Lexington Avenue and County Road B, and the guidance of the Comprehensive Plan and zoning code rewrite to move buildings forward on lots to make those commercial properties more pedestrian friendly; and the controversy and apparent disconnect between that guidance and final City Council decision.

 

Councilmember Johnson noted that he had been concerned with sightlines for pedestrian and bicycle traffic with that specific development; and advised that he had learned more about those zoning goals since that time and would use that information for future commercial redevelopment requests of a similar nature.

 

Councilmember Roe noted the difficulty with that specific proposal and the lack of access on the street side, causing consternation on his part as well.

 

Chair Doherty noted that such a design standard was a significant change from past practice and provided for a fundamentally different look to the City than in the past; but noted the problematic issues with that design standard on streets without sidewalks, and suggested that other infrastructure changes may impede achievement of those goals, referencing the recent remodel of the Ace Hardware Store on Lexington Avenue.

 

Councilmembers concurred that this was a good point for the City Council to remain conscious of; and as a group complimented the redevelopment of the Ace Hardware remodel in conforming to adjacent buildings.

 

Mayor Klausing again thanked Chair Doherty and Commissioners Gisselquist and Wozniak for their attendance and comment.

 

14.         Public Hearings

 

15.         Business Items (Action Items)

 

b.            Consider Petition requesting the City to accept an Existing Private Street as a Public Street and Adopt a Resolution Ordering the Preparation of a Feasibility Report for Ferris Lane Reconstruction

City Engineer Debra Bloom briefly reviewed the request as detailed in the Request for Council Action (RCA) dated May 10, 2010.  Ms. Bloom noted that representatives of Ferriswood II Condominiums and their attorney were also present.

 

Ms. Bloom reviewed, in detail, the petition and staff’s interpretation of that request, as well as past requests; and reviewed what circumstances under which the City Council would consider taking over this existing private street as a public street.  Ms. Bloom reviewed existing underground infrastructure and current maintenance, as well as that required in the future; and the need to consider soil borings to determine the condition of the roadway, right-of-way issues, and emergency vehicle access on existing turnarounds, as well as parking and setback impacts on existing buildings.  Ms. Bloom advised that staff has been working with the Homeowner’s Association in reviewing as-builts; however, noted that no record plans or maintenance records were available for streets and storm water ponds. 

 

Discussion included what the public’s interest or gain would be in taking over this private road, while recognizing that it would be a benefit to those property owners along the street. 

 

Ms. Bloom concurred that, other than storm water management, there would be more of a tax benefit to the homeowners and an ultimate cost to the City (i.e., snow removal, crack sealing, seal coating, and other long-term roadway maintenance) in addition to bringing the 26 year old road up to City standards.

 

Further discussion included whether a Feasibility Study would provide better answers to analyze the current storm water management plan and benefits to the City of necessary improvements; protection of any exposure or risk to the City by accepting this private road; cost for the Feasibility Study and who would be responsible for that cost; and lack of precedents for similar requests.

 

Ms. Bloom advised that, even though the City had been approached several times in the past by the Association requesting that they take over the roadway, this time was the first time that staff was of the opinion that it could work for the City to do so.

 

Petitioners

Bruce Abrahamson, 2174 Ferris Lane, Association President

Mr. Abrahamson provided an historical perspective of the Association and this development, as well as previous attempts to turn the road over to the City; and the underlying motivation of the 40 homeowners in Ferriswood I and 12 in Ferriswood II, as taxpayers, was for relief of this financial burden in addition to those taxes.  Mr. Abrahamson expressed the commitment of the Associations to bear the cost of the Feasibility Study to consider bringing the road up to City standards.

 

Mr. J. Patrick Brinkman, Legal Counsel to Ferriswood Condominium and Ferriswood II Condominium Association, with Felhaber, Larson, Fenlon & Vogt, Attorneys at Law

Mr. Brinkman’s written comments and analysis were included as Attachment A to the RCA dated May 10, 2010.  Mr. Brinkman opined that, given the development of this association in various phases, it was not originally a high-density area when the road was first constructed, nor did it have a high traffic count as experienced today, creating a health, safety and welfare issue for residents with that population density.  Mr. Brinkman advised that the Association was willing to bear the cost to bring the road up to City standards.

 

Discussion among Councilmembers, staff and petitioners and their legal counsel included increased usage; past and current practice in residential developments and private versus public roadways; setback and right of way considerations; similar associations with private roads (i.e., Westwood Village, Calibre Ridge, and the mobile home community across from City Hall on County Road C and Lexington); status of this particular development as a Planned Unit Development (PUD) and the normal street grid not being applicable; City design standards; original developer Art Mueller for Phases I and II; and five additional short roads that consisted of cul-de-sacs that are not asked to be included in this proposal due to their applicable design status.

 

Further discussion included a history of Ferris Lane and Gluek Lane and original plans for 2-3 more units that were not pursued; similar action in the City of Mounds View with Silver Lake Road Condominiums; unanimous support by both Association Boards, and majority support indicated by homeowners, depending on how an agreement was structured; and options for cost-sharing.

 

Ms. Bloom advised that staff was proceeding with this request under the Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 429 process for public improvement projects.

 

Additional discussion included other examples (i.e., Reservoir Woods); safety and access issues related to costs to taxpayers to bring the road up to City standards if a need was so determined.

 

Mayor Klausing expressed concern in making a case for public versus private interest; however, with the Associations willing to bear the cost for the Feasibility Study, he opined that he was willing to take that preliminary step before making a final determination.

 

Councilmember Pust spoke in support as long as the Associations understood that the cost of the Feasibility Report was their undertaking.

 

Ms. Bloom advised that staff would recommend, if the City accepted the road, it be signed as “No Parking;” to avoid severe impacts to buildings due to any road widening and setback requirements, and estimated that installation of curb and gutter would be approximately $60,000.  Ms. Bloom further noted that soil borings had been done to-date, but further discussion with the Association Boards and their legal counsel would determine the Chapter 429 process and cost, and other problems (i.e., setbacks) could be negotiated with the City’s Planning Department.

 

Councilmember Johnson concurred that the Association Boards spending money on a Feasibility Study seemed to be a positive move forward; however, expressed his caution in further consideration of this roadway becoming public.

 

Councilmember Ihlan, in reviewing past histories of road maintenance and financial burdens of taxes and association maintenance costs to these taxpayers, opined that consideration should be given to fairness to those property owners as the City took this under consideration.

 

 

Klausing moved, Roe seconded, adoption of Resolution No. 10809  entitled, “Resolution Ordering Preparation of Feasibility Report for Ferris Lane Reconstruction Project.”

 

Councilmember Roe requested that the Feasibility Report include a better-documented history of this development, such as the PUD Agreement itself and/or meeting minutes showing discussion at that time.

 

Mayor Klausing concurred with Councilmember Roe’s request; and also requested that staff consult with staff at the City of Mounds View and other cities to provide additional information on their policy considerations and subsequent discussion prior to their decision-making.

 

Roll Call

Ayes: Pust; Roe; Ihlan; Johnson; and Klausing.

Nays: None.

 

c.            Consider Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment to include Institutional Land Uses among Uses allowed in Areas Guided for Regional, Community and Neighborhood Business Land Uses

Community Development Director Patrick Trudgeon summarized the request and staff recommendation as detailed in the RCA dated May 10, 2010.  Mr. Trudgeon noted that the land use request originally prompting this requested action was no longer valid, as staff had been advised by the T4C Church that they were no longer able to secure the property, making this issue no longer as time-sensitive.  Mr. Trudgeon noted that Mr. Wong, representing the T4C Church was in the audience should the Council have any questions of him. 

 

Mr. Trudgeon advised that an open house was held on April 23, 2010, with only one person attending, other than church representatives; and no public comment heard at that time, nor at the Public Hearing held at the Planning Commission meeting on May 5, 2010.  Written public comment was received via e-mail, from Ms. Tam McGehee, a Roseville resident, speaking in opposition to any changes to the updated Comprehensive Plan as proposed.

 

Mr. Trudgeon reviewed the proposed language changes to the Comprehensive Plan to the four business districts: Community Mixed Use; Regional Business; Community Business; and Neighborhood Business, as addressed in Attachment A to the RCA. 

 

Discussion included institutional uses tied to scale of use based on designated criteria for specific; unanimous support at the Planning Commission level; definition of institutional uses elsewhere in the Comprehensive Plan; further refinement and definition in the zoning code rewrite of institutional uses; and staff’s seeking of a formal written letter of withdrawal from T4C.

 

Councilmember Ihlan expressed concern in considering such amendment, now that the time constraints are no longer applicable:

§  In Councilmember Ihlan’s review of the land use chapter of the Comprehensive Plan, the term of Institutional Use is too broad, when it does not simply apply to churches and scale of uses, as referenced during discussion at the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee level.  Specific concerns were related to District 2 near Northwestern College (page 4.13 of that chapter) and expansion by the College into residential and/or commercial areas adjacent to Snelling;

§  References brought up in the public e-mail comment related to potential conflicts with mixed uses; and

§  How further expansion of Northwestern College and ultimately their tax exempt status in use of prime commercial properties and potential significant impacts to the City’s tax base, requiring policy level discussion and negotiation for a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program.

 

Councilmember Ihlan opined that there needed to be more public comment and more attempts to get interested people to attend before a decision was made.

 

Councilmember Roe opined that he didn’t foresee a rash of institutional uses taking over the community; however, noted that current text limits institutional uses to existing institutional sites of the Twin Lakes area and were too restrictive.  Councilmember Roe further opined that he was not concerned with tax exempt issues, since land use was historically cyclical; and noted that the land use designation immediately adjacent to Northwestern College was residential with the exception of several office buildings, and that other means were already in place to address any encroachment of Northwestern College into residential areas on the east side of Snelling Avenue.

 

Mayor Klausing spoke in support of the text amendment; and provided his responses to the e-mail as it related to sexually-oriented businesses near schools as being unrealistic, given current City Code restrictions; and further advised that his reaction and perspective was valid given potential institutional uses not currently addressed by the Comprehensive Plan, and following review by staff and the Planning Commission.  While not having impetus to act tonight, Mayor Klausing opined that he sees no reason for delay, and questioned the legality of making land use decisions based on their tax exempt status or adoption of a policy to force institutions to pay PILOT, based on court cases, when their tax status is based on their provision of other benefits to the community.   Mayor Klausing further opined that this action, illustrated by the land use application from T4C, provided proof that sometimes something was missed, and this was a good way to rectify that omission.

 

Councilmember Johnson spoke in support of the text amendment, opining that it was well thought-out and meets the intent; and expressed concern that another situation could come before the City Council in the near future, and have similar repercussions, as well as further wasting staff and Planning Commissioner time.  Councilmember Johnson further opined that the open house, public hearing and other discussions over the last few months provided sufficient advertisement of the issue, and that staff had sufficiently noticed opportunities for public comment as directed by the City Council.

 

Councilmember Pust spoke in support of the text amendment, after previous assurances from staff that the zoning code rewrite would further define use distinctions.

 

Klausing moved, Johnson seconded, adoption of Resolution No. 10810 entitled, “A Resolution Amending the Text of Roseville’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan to Include Institutional Land Uses in Areas Guided for Regional Business, Community Business, and Neighborhood Business Uses;” as addressed in Attachment A.

 

Councilmember Ihlan spoke in opposition to the motion, based on her previous comments, and the lack of urgency to make a decision tonight without additional public comment.

 

Roll Call

Ayes: Pust; Roe; Johnson; and Klausing.

Nays: Ihlan.

Motion carried with Super Majority.

 

d.            Business Items – Presentations/Discussions

 

a.            2030 Comprehensive Plan Implementation – Review of Master Plans

Community Development Director Patrick Trudgeon and Economic Development Associate Jamie Radel summarized staff recommendations as detailed in the RCA dated May 10, 2010. 

 

Master Plans reviewed:

Tower Place Area Business Park Plan

James Addition Neighborhood Master Plan

Roseville City Center Master Plan and Development Strategy

Twin Lakes Business Park Master Plan

Cornerstone Neighborhood Mixed Use Project Report

Arona-Hamline Neighborhood Master Plan

McCarron’s Neighborhood Master Plan

 

Mr. Trudgeon reviewed the filters used by staff in making their recommendation in determining which, if any, master plans created prior to 2009 should be included in the 2030 Comprehensive Plan or if it adequately addressed them (i.e., Page 11-7, Using the Plan), as indicated on Attachment A to the RCA. 

 

Ms. Radel reviewed each specific master plan, the year it was produced, its definition, recommendation and comments, as detailed in Attachment B to the RCA.

 

Councilmember Ihlan questioned whether the original recommendations of the James Addition Study shouldn’t be included in the Comprehensive Plan narratives.

 

City Engineer Debra Bloom advised that over the last ten years, the James Addition Study had been worked through and most items acted upon, as was the original intent of the study when the City knew that the access was going to close and their rationale for the study to consider additional access points; with items either implemented as envisioned, or now obsolete.

 

Councilmember Ihlan referenced a page from the City of Bloomington’s land use comprehensive plan, and suggested it was a good model to ensure future decision-makers remained aware of the master plans.

 

Mayor Klausing requested that staff provide copies to the remaining Councilmembers for their review and future consideration.

 

Councilmember Roe clarified the original intent in the City Council addressing existing master plans, and whether any of those existing plans had content needing to be addressed in the Comprehensive Plan, with three different options: by reference, by updating their content to include key points of the master plan, or by adopting more specific points into the land use section.  Councilmember Roe opined that it would appear that recommendation for that threshold action had been adequately addressed through staff’s analysis, and further opined the only potential future questions may relate to the Twin Lakes Master Plan in the future, but currently adequately addressed.

 

Discussion included staff’s analysis that the Comprehensive Plan contained sufficient criteria and reference to the master plans; and inclusion of traffic plans and park tree plans by reference in addition to master plans, all refined in Comprehensive Plan definitions.

 

14.      City Manager Future Agenda Review

City Manager Malinen distributed upcoming agenda items.

 

16.         Councilmember-Initiated Items for Future Meetings

Councilmember Roe noted that the May 17, 2010 Agenda should include action related to the annual review of City Manager Malinen.

 

Mayor Klausing reminded staff to include in a future agenda, the political sign setback on rights-of-way.

 

17.         Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 9:58 pm.

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