NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
SHINGLE CREEK and WEST MISSISSIPPI
WATERSHED MANAGEMENT COMMISSIONS
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Notice is hereby given that the Shingle Creek and West Mississippi Watershed Management Commissions will meet at Lancer at Edinburgh, 8700 Edinbrook Crossing, Brooklyn Park, MN, on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at approximately 12:45 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, for a public hearing on the following improvements:
Project 2013-01 NEW HOPE BASS CREEK BANK STABILIZATION
Location: Bass Creek from approximately 61st Circle North to 62nd Avenue North.
Description: The project would stabilize 800 feet of streambank using bioengineering techniques, to reestablish about 1,100 feet of native buffer, and armor three erosion-prone areas. Bass Creek is designated an Impaired Water for Biotic Integrity. The project would incorporate root wads and other habitat improvements to address that impairment. New Hope intends to go forward with this project in late 2012.
Cost: The estimated project cost is $70,000. Of this amount, the City of New Hope would fund $52,500. The Shingle Creek Commission proposes to fund $17,500 from its Closed Project Account.
The Shingle Creek watershed includes portions of the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, New Hope, Osseo, Plymouth, and Robbinsdale. Maps of the watershed are available at the respective city halls or at www.shinglecreek.org.
PROJECT 2013-02 STREAM STABILIZATION AT THE MILL POND DAM
Location: Elm Creek from West River Road to the Mississippi River.
Description: This project is located in Champlin at the outflow of the Mill Pond Dam to the Mississippi River. This project consists of stream stabilization and emergency spillway culverts completed with a separate project to construct a new open spillway for low flow events with a multiple-culvert overflow spillway capable of conveying the 500-year peak flow. This improvement includes riprap work along the stream edge at the dam outfall and native vegetation on the slopes above the riprap section. The purpose of this project is to stabilize the streambank to prevent erosion and reduce stream sedimentation and to reduce the risk of flooding during 100-year rain events.
Cost: The estimated project cost is $500,000. Of this amount, the City of Champlin would fund $375,000. The West Mississippi Commission proposes to fund $125,000 by certifying this cost to Hennepin County for collection with the county ad valorem tax levy.
The West Mississippi Commission proposes to proceed under the authority granted by Minnesota Statutes, Section 103B.251 to certify its share of the project cost to Hennepin County for payment by a tax levy on all taxable property located within the West Mississippi watershed. This watershed includes portions of the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Maple Grove, and Osseo. Maps of the watershed are available at the respective city halls or at www.shinglecreek.org.
Persons who desire to be heard with reference to the proposed improvements will be heard at this meeting. Written comments may be submitted to Tina Carstens, c/o JASS, 3235 Fernbrook Lane, Plymouth, MN 55447, or emailed to [email protected] Auxiliary aids for persons with handicaps are available upon request at least 7 days in advance. Please contact Judie Anderson at 763-553-1144 to make arrangements.
/s/ Tina Carstens, Chair
By order of the Shingle Creek and West Mississippi Watershed Management Commissions
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Published the weeks of August 20, 2012 and August 27, 2012
Brooklyn Center Sun Post
Brooklyn Park Sun Post
Crystal Sun Post
Minneapolis Finance & Commerce
Osseo-Maple Grove Press
New Hope Sun Post
Plymouth Sun Sailor
Robbinsdale Sun Post
(Aug. 23 & 30, 2012) A2/P1/P2/ MG/CD-2013-01&2013-02
LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT – NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT WORKSHEET FOR THE I-94/BROCKTON LANE INTERCHANGE PROJECT
An Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the Interstate 94 (I-94)/Brockton Lane Interchange Project (SP 2780-89 and SP 229-020-003) is available for public review and comment beginning September 3, 2012. This project proposes to preserve an interchange footprint along I-94 and a new roadway alignment east of the existing Brockton Lane overpass in the City of Dayton. The project also includes auxiliary lane improvements to I-94 between the proposed interchange and a future I-94/Trunk Highway (TH) 610 interchange. Preservation of the interchange footprint will support the long-term growth and land use plans for adjacent communities. The project is not programmed for construction. The project is proposed by the City of Dayton. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is the responsible governmental unit (RGU).
The EAW identifies information on environmental resources and existing conditions surrounding the I-94/Brockton Lane interchange area; background data for consideration in future environmental reviews; and potential social, economic, and environmental impacts of the proposed project. The project would impact wetlands within the area of the proposed interchange and I-94 auxiliary lanes, and encroach into the floodway fringe associated with Rush Creek.
The public is invited to an open house on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 to comment on the EAW. The open house will occur from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Dayton Senior Center (18461 Dayton Street, Dayton, MN 55327). To request an ASL interpreter or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota); 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You may also send an e-mail to [email protected] (Please request at least one week in advance).
The project is a collaborative effort led by the City of Dayton. Copies of the EAW are available beginning September 3, 2012 for public inspection and copying during regular business hours at the following locations:
• Dayton City Hall, 12260 South Diamond Lake Road, Dayton, MN 55327
• Rogers City Hall, 22350 South Diamond Lake Road, Rogers, MN 55374
• Maple Grove City Hall, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway, Maple Grove, MN 55311
• MnDOT Metro Office, 1500 West County Road B2, Roseville, MN 55113
• Rogers Public Library, 21300 John Milless Drive, Rogers, MN 55374
• Maple Grove Public Library, 8001 Main Street North, Maple Grove, MN 55369
The EAW will also be available for review on the I-94/Brockton Lane Interchange Project web site at http://projects.srfconsulting.com/Brockton/Default.aspx.
The public is encouraged to submit comments on the EAW during this comment period. Comments can be mailed, prior to the close of the public comment period on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, to Rick Dalton, MnDOT Environmental Coordinator, 1500 West County Road B2, Mailstop 050, Roseville, MN 55113. Comments may also be emailed to [email protected]
To request the document in an alternative format, please contact the MnDOT Affirmative Action Office at 651-366-4718 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota); 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You may also send an e-mail to [email protected] (Please request at least one week in advance).
(Aug. 30, 2012)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ELM CREEK WATERSHED MANAGEMENT COMMISSION
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Notice is hereby given that the Elm Creek Watershed Management Commission will meet at Maple Grove City Hall, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway, Maple Grove, MN, on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at approximately 12:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, for a public hearing on a proposed watershed management plan amendment.
Description: Major Plan Amendment to the Elm Creek Second Generation Watershed Management Plan (“the Plan”).
The purpose of this Major Plan Amendment is the following:
Section V. Implementation Program / Priorities. Revised language is intended to clarify the Commission’s process for identifying and prioritizing capital improvements and the means by which the Commission intends to fund these projects
Section V – Tables.
Table V-1A Capital Improvement Projects. The Commission has listed 23 projects for inclusion on the revised list.
Table V-1B FUTURE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS. The projects listed here have been included in revised Table V-3. Table V-1B will be removed in its entirety.
Table V-2 STORMWater MANAGEMENT programs. Funding for these activities has been updated and one program added to the table.
Table V-3 STORMWater MANAGEMENT Studies. Table V-3 has been revised and updated to reflect the studies anticipated for inclusion in the Commission’s Third Generation Watershed Management Plan as well as development and adoption of the Third Generation Plan itself.
Section VII. Amendment Procedures. The revised language extends the anniversary date of the Plan from July 2013 to October 2014.
The Elm Creek watershed includes parts of the cities of Champlin, Corcoran, Dayton, Maple Grove, Medina, Plymouth and Rogers.
Persons who desire to be heard regarding the proposed amendment will be heard at this hearing. Written comments may be submitted to Judie Anderson, administrator, Elm Creek Commission, c/o JASS, 3235 Fernbrook Lane, Plymouth, MN 55447, or emailed to [email protected]
/s/ Doug Baines, Chair
Elm Creek Watershed Management Commission
By order of the Elm Creek Watershed Management Commission
Published the weeks of August 20 and August 27.
(Aug. 23 & 30, 2012) A2/MG/ CD/NC/SC-PlanAmendment