St. Michael to draft ordinance limiting sex offender residence

The St. Michael City Council heard a report from staff about cities with ordinances restricting where a Level 3 sex offender could reside within city limits.

City attorney Dave Lenhard explained the history of cities that have adopted such ordinances.

The council advised staff to draft an ordinance and bring it to a future meeting to discuss further.

In other action, the council:

SUGGESTED a joint meeting with Albertville and Otsego to discuss the proposed Naber Avenue/Interstate 94 interchange and opportunities to the cities that border the proposed interchange area.

HEARD from staff that there is more interest in possibly developing the former dump site on 32nd Street into one or two residential properties, or the possibility of ownership in the area. The council opted to retain ownership and not pursue selling the property.

HEARD that the Economic Development Authority at its last meeting considered a location for anew incubator industrial area.

AGREED to seek bids for renting city-owned land for farmland at the northwest corner of County Rd. 119 and Iffert Avenue.