Maple Grove approves Hwy. 610 agreement

The Maple Grove City Council approved agreements for the expansion project of Hwy. 610 during its Monday, June 16, meeting.

The council also accepted a grant from Center Point Energy, as well as Transit Station repairs and liquor license violations.

This is some the action taken by the council.

 

Hwy. 610

The council approved the cooperation construction agreement, the construction staging agreement and agreement for cost participation with Three Rivers Park District as it relates to the expansion of Hwy, 610 from County Rd. 81 west to I-94.

As Hwy. 610 extends west of Fernbrook Lane it will reside within the 101st Avenue corridor. The intent is to mitigate the loss of 101st Avenue by making improvements to 105th Avenue and a north frontage road.

Some of the project improvements include making 105th Avenue a three lane road, the frontage road would be two lanes, Maple Grove Parkway would be a divided four-lane roadway with an interchange, and Fernbrook Lane will be two lanes with a grade separating the Hwy. 610 area.

The total estimated cost of the project, exclusive of right-of-way costs and city utilities, is $100,765,496. The city’s cost share is $4.86 million, which will be funded through: Federal HPP funds ($3.85 million), Municipal State Aid ($774,833), City Trunk Transportation fund ($175,384) and Three Rivers Park District ($65,503).

Construction on the final segment of Hwy. 610 will begin this fall and be completed in fall of 2017.

 

Center Point Energy Grant

In other news, Maple Grove Fire Chief Scott Anderson said he submitted a grant application from Center Point Energy. “We were notified that we were going to receive the grant,” he said.

Maple Grove Police Chief Eric Werner, Maple Grove Fire Chief, Center Point Energy representative Steve Girard and Maple Grove Mayor Mark Steffenson accept a grant from Center Point Energy to use for police and fire equipment. (Sun staff photo by Alicia Miller)

Maple Grove Police Chief Eric Werner, Maple Grove Fire Chief, Center Point Energy representative Steve Girard and Maple Grove Mayor Mark Steffenson accept a grant from Center Point Energy to use for police and fire equipment. (Sun staff photo by Alicia Miller)

A representative with Center Point Energy said Community Partnership Grant Program offers the opportunity for Center Point to partner with the cities it serves.

The city received a $2,400 Community Partnership Grant, which will be used by both the Maple Grove Fire and Police departments.

The grant will be used for one automatic defibrillator for the police department and 40 medical bags for the fire department. The medical bags will enable first aid, oxygen and AED to be carried in a single bag rather than three bags being used now.

 

Transit Station

Also during the meeting, the council approved the bid proposal from Right-Way Caulking, Inc., for miscellaneous restoration repairs for the Maple Grove Transit Station in an amount to not exceed $9,879.

Repairs to the Transit Station will include: repair of the column base, sealant replacement of precast column caps, precast panel crack repair, bituminous grade slab crack repair, repairs to concrete beam, replace sealant along columns, remove graffiti, brick repair and seal crack in slab.

The engineer’s estimate was $10,000. The repairs will be funded through a grant from the Metropolitan Council.

 

Liquor Violations

The council took action regarding three businesses that failed liquor license compliance checks. All businesses sold alcohol to an undercover minor working with the Maple Grove Police Department during the compliance checks this past May. This was a first violation for all three businesses.

First, the council directed the City Attorney to prepare appropriate findings of fact and conclusion in support of the decision to impose a civil penalty of $2,000 to the off sale liquor license for Byerly’s Wines and Spirits for consideration at the next council meeting.

Second, the council directed the City Attorney to prepare appropriate findings of fact and conclusion in support of the decision to suspend the on-sale/Sunday sale intoxicating liquor license for Patrick’s Restaurant and Bakery for two consecutive days and impose a civil penalty of $2,000 for consideration at the next council meeting.

Finally, the council directed the City Attorney to prepare appropriate findings of fact and conclusion in support of the decision to suspend the on-sale/Sunday sale intoxicating liquor license for Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon for two consecutive days and impose a civil penalty of $2,000 for consideration at the next council meeting.

 

OTHER

In other action, the council:

SET a special City Council meeting for Tuesday, July 8, at 7 p.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room at the Government Center. The Council will review expansion plans for Maple Grove Senior High School, receive updates from the City Administrator on various development projects and Maple Grove Days.

APPROVED the hiring of Samantha Geisler and Bailey Peetz to the position of Police Officer effective July 7, subject to a 12-month probationary period.

APPOINTED Mary Lynn KenKnight to the Arbor Committee to a term which expires Dec. 31, 2015.

 

 

 

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