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August 17, 2022

7/22/2022 1:00:00 PM
Stacy City Council accepts supervisor resignation

Stacy City Council met July 12 for a regular meeting. Marie Lawrence was absent.

The council heard from attorney James Monge.  Monge said he looked at a letter of intention from Metal Crafters to purchase a lot in Stacy Ponds Business Park and all the information looked good.  Mayor Mark Utecht then made a motion to accept the letter of intention which passed unanimously.

The council then passed unanimously a motion to accept Hennepin Technical School’s training contract for maintenance personnel.

The council then briefly discussed the resignation letter of maintenance supervisor Tanner Jones.  The council approved accepting the resignation.

In the engineer’s report city engineer Dan Boyum told the council five property owners  along the 311th Street project that was recently completed have asked the city to lower the curb at their driveways.  Boyum said since last meeting, an additional three have asked to do so.  Boyum told the council there were two options, the first being removal and replacing the curbs completely, the other would be to mill the existing curbs down.  The difference in price would be $15,898 for removal and $8,552 to grind down the height.  There were questions about the strength of the curbs that would be milled down and Boyum told the council he would ask other cities who have done that procedure to see how the curbs have held up.

Boyum then told the council County Road 19 is in need of three gate valves and six manhole adjustments before the mill and overlay construction begins in mid August.  Boyum had a quote for $23,692 from Dresel Contracting for the work.  Boyum said he originally estimated the cost at 20 percent lower, but the price seems to coincide with other pricing now due to the economy.  Mayor Utecht said he would be in favor of doing the work now, instead of paying more to saw cut and patch after the mill and overlay is complete.  Utecht asked a representative from Dresel if they could have the road passable for Stacy Daze on August 5.  The representative said he was sure they could accommodate the request.  The council passed a motion to proceed.

The council then approved a liquor license to the Stacy Lions Club for Stacy Daze and also discussed fencing at the Stacy Sports Bar.  It was agreed there will be adequate fencing for a beer garden at the bar in addition to a large tent for entertainment.

The council passed a motion establishing an adult entertainment location.  The city has not had an ordinance naming a location which is required by the state.  The ordinance lists nine example sites of where an adult entertainment business would have to be located in an industrial zone and a minimum of 500 radial feet from: churches, day care centers, public parks etc.  The council passed the ordinance unanimously.

The council then heard a brief synopsis of what is happening from County Commissioner Ben Montzka.  The council then asked Montzka if he could assist in getting a crosswalk installed at the corner of 311th street and Co. Rd. 30.  The council would like to see a push button crosswalk.  Montzka agreed to talk with Joe Triplett, Director of Public Works and Roads at Chisago County.

The council then discussed multiple lighting complaints about Rupp Mini Storage. The council was shown photos taken at night of the lighting at the mini storage.  The photos clearly show the exterior lights of the storage pointing straight out and illuminating the entire neighborhood behind the units.  The council agreed to have MNSpect address the complaints immediately.
The meeting adjourned at 9 p.m.

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