Packed agenda for City Council

stillwater            The Stillwater City Council has a packed agenda Tuesday night including budget workshops, various commendations and certificates of appreciation, two of public hearings, an update on the National Guard Armory project, and discussion and possible approval of sanitary sewer rates.

The budget workshops be discussed at council’s 4:30 p.m. meeting include the recreation center, MIS, community development/building inspections/parking ramp and legal budgets.

At the 7 p.m. meeting, a certificate of appreciation and retirement plaque will be presented to Ken Schmitz. Police department awards include a citizen commendation presented to Sarah Norheim, Trenton Estes and Dana Lucker-Milan. A police department letter of commendation to Sgt. Jeff Stender, officers Kyle Sykes and Ryan Mitchell. Reserve officer Jon Burke is also slated to receive a letter while distinguished service awards will be presented to Sgt. Chris Felsch, Officer Sandra Vetsch and officer Ryan Mitchell.

Public hearings are scheduled for a final plat approval sought by Jon Whitcomb and  Water Street Inn owner Chuck Dougherty’s appeal of a Heritage Preservation Commission’s decision denying a request for a proposed trash enclosure in the 100 block of Water Street North.

The council will also hear a National Guard Armory update, possibly award a contract for downtown parking lot improvements, possible approval of a contract for the 2013-14 grant project to create a self-guided video walking tour of historical houses in Stillwater. A discussion and possible approval of sanitary sewer rates will also take place.

Both meetings are in the Stillwater City Hall council chamber and are open to the public.

              Contact Avery Cropp at avery.cropp@ecm-inc.com

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