Maple Grove acquires more land for future Hwy. 610.

The Maple Grove City Council entered into an agreement with a city church to purchase land for future Hwy. 610 land during its Tuesday, Jan. 22, meeting.

This and other action took place during the meeting.

The city has been trying to get parcels of land that will eventually accommodate the future expansion of Hwy. 610. According to city staff, various portions of the next phase of Hwy. 610 are being worked into the State Transportation Improvement Program, which has a time frame of construction within the next six to eight years.

It is also been anticipated that a large amount of good fill material will be needed in the area of Fernbrook Lane and areas west. Land that is owned by Maple Grove Lutheran Church has been identified as being strategically located for the purposes of providing excellent fill material.

The church agreed to enter into a purchase agreement with the city providing acquisition for the 1.1 acre site for a cost of $520,000. This agreement provides the city to assume special assessments and taxes.

Funding for the land acquisition will be from the city’s revolving transportation fund, which has provided the funding for the purchase and sale of parcels along Hwy. 610.



In other action, the council:

APPROVED the hiring of Angela Sellman to the position of Police Officer effective Jan. 23, subject to 12-month probationary period.

ACCEPTED the resignation of Linda Furst from the Citizens Advisory Committee and the resignation of Jodi Carman Kortsha from the Maple Grove Transit Commission.