Osseo revokes 12 use permits

The Osseo City Council approved the revocation of 12 conditional use permits during its Monday, Feb. 11, meeting.

Before the council was a proposal for engineering services for the 2013 alley improvements.

This and other action took place during the meeting.



The council considered the revocation of 12 old conditional use permits (CUPs). City Planner Riley Grams said city staff spent time reviewing each of the city’s CUPs to determine if the applicant was currently in compliance with the written conditions associated with the CUP.

It was determined 12 CUP holders were no longer operating at their locations as stated in the original CUP. Each CUP in the city stays with the property and not the property owner. Research was done by staff to determine if the use of the property had ceased for 12 more consecutive months, which would render the CUP potentially revocable. After reviewing the 12 CUPs with City Attorney Loren Magsam and Police Chief Tom Hartkopf, it was determined the CUPs were deemed revocable since each business had either moved or closed their business.

A public hearing took place during the meeting for any interested parties regarding the potential revocation of the CUP. No one from the public spoke.

The CUPs ranged from the years 1998 to 2008. The businesses were: North Country Sports (1998), Barlow/Wiley Car Sales (1999), BPA/J&B Recycling (1999), Walter Jurpik/Ted Trout Driving School (1999), Gary Allen Repair Business (2000), Nu World Tattoo & Body Piercing (2000), SAGE Academy Charter School (2002), Loverude/Santrizos Massage (2002), Diamond Auto Detailing (2003), Dave Evanson Auto Sales (2003), Edward Faherty Scooters (2007) and Kristin Spanger for on-sale liquor service (2008).

The council then approved the revocation of the 12 CUPs.



Another topic of council discussion was to consider the proposal for engineering services for the 2013 alley improvements. City Administrator Douglas Reeder said the city’s Capital Improvement Program for 2013 includes the reconstruction of an alley, which is based on previous road and alley studies. The CIP includes $100,000 for the reconstruction of an alley in 2013.

The alley between Third and Fourth Avenues N.E., from 93rd Avenue to Fourth Street N.E., would be constructed in 2013. The alley was chosen because it appears to be in the poorest condition. It was also chosen based on a memo from Bolton and Menk whiches allows street and alley reconstructions have at least five years between assessments for alley and street projects on the same homeowner.

Mayor Duane Poppe said the alleys and streets chosen were “based off the pavement management study that we had completed a few years ago.”

City Engineer Marcus Thomas said a feasibility study was the first step to begin the alley repair for the year.

The study would include a survey of the alley, preparing a preliminary design of proposed improvements, develop an opinion of costs and assessments for the project, present the study to the council and host a public hearing open house for affected homeowners.

After a public hearing the council would then determine to authorize the project or not.

The council approved authorizing Bolton and Menk engineers to prepare a feasibility study for the alley between Third and Fourth Avenues N.E. at a cost not to exceed $9,900.

If the project moves forward, an open house could take place in early March. The council would receive the feasibility study at the end of March, with a public hearing in April. Construction could begin in the middle of August with construction completed by the end of September.



In other action, the council:

ACCEPTED the resignation of Terry McNeil from the Economic Development Authority.

ALSO accepted the resignation of Erin Lynne as Captain 11 of the Osseo Fire Department effective Feb. 28. The resignation comes from multiple job conflicts. Lynne will remain on the fire department as an active fire fighter.