Liquor ordinance amendment passes, Taco Bell approved
No one showed up to speak during the public hearing for the proposed assessments for the 2016 improvement of Third Street from Cloquet Avenue to Carlton Avenue at the regular Cloquet City Council meeting Tuesday night. According to Director of Pu...
No one showed up to speak during the public hearing for the proposed assessments for the 2016 improvement of Third Street from Cloquet Avenue to Carlton Avenue at the regular Cloquet City Council meeting Tuesday night.
According to Director of Public Works Caleb Peterson, the final cost of construction was $935,623, with the proposed assessment totaling $201,015.
There are 43 individual parcels affected. Residents are charged 50 percent of the cost of the curb in front of their property, while street pavement is assessed for a strip 10 feet wide and 3 inches thick. All other roadway costs are paid by the city. The water and sewer connections are averaged because the value is in the actual connection. After the typical cost formula has been calculated, each property connecting to the reconstructed pipelines are assessed $4,200 for the connections.
Parking is not limited to either side of the street at this time, but a decision will need to be made soon which side to park on. Public works staff recommended no parking along the west side of the street, but encourage residents to contact city hall as soon as possible if they have a preference.
The uneventful meeting zipped through the list of council business.
Council members Kerry Kolodge, Ward 4, Jeff Rock, Ward 1, and Adam Bailey, at large, were absent from the meeting.
Interim City Administrator James Barclay was authorized to sign a contract with Pyrotechnic Display in the amount of $10,500 for the Fourth of July fireworks display.
One of the main sponsors of past fireworks displays has declined to donate in 2017. The committee anticipates some challenges in 2017 in regards to the fundraising effort and, as a result, has stipulated that it has until May 1, 2017 to verify whether or not the contract will be in the amount of $10,500 or another amount.
In other council news:
• The council passed an amendment for the municipal code as it relates to the sale of intoxicating and 3.2 percent malt liquor on Sundays to align with the state statute beginning July 2.
• The site plan for Taco Bell was approved.
• A public hearing is set for May 2 for a proposal to build 12 single family patio homes on property adjacent to the Cloquet Country Club. The council will listen to the proposal at that time and discuss the economic and fiscal impacts for the district.