Browns Creek Trail update, hearing on variance denial on council agenda

Tuesday’s Stillwater City Council agenda features an update on the Browns Creek Trail at the council’s 4:30 p.m. work session and a public hearing at the 7 p.m. business meeting on a variance request from a family wanting to install a swimming pool at their home.

The council meets Tuesday because the first Tuesday in November, Nov. 6, is general election day.

Kent Skaar from the state Department of Natural Resources will update the council on the Browns Creek Trail work. The trail runs about 6 miles along the former Minnesota Zephyr dinner train rail line and will connect the popular Gateway State Trail with downtown Stillwater.

The only public hearing before the council regards the denial of the variance request from a family with a home in the 700 block of Liberty Court that wants to install a pool and retaining wall on their property.

Also on the agenda are a resolution to amend parking violation fines, possible approval to hire a replacement in the Public Works Department and approval of a cooperative agreement for the St. Croix River Crossing Project.

Both meetings Tuesday are open to the public.