Mitchell City Council to get first look at $15 million Lake Mitchell dredge design – Mitchell Republic

MITCHELL — A team of engineers will unveil the Mitchell Lake dredge design to Mitchell City Council on Monday.

After working on the dredge design for the past year, Barr Engineering officials are set to present the design that Mitchell Mayor Bob Everson said would serve as a roadmap for a future dredging project. lake dredging.

In April 2021, the city council asked Minnesota-based Barr Engineering to complete the preliminary design at a cost of $339,000 after interviewing three engineering firms who submitted proposals to lead the project. Since then, city leaders have met every two weeks with the engineering firm to receive updates on the project.

The first phase of the dredging design to be presented at 5:30 p.m. Monday will look at recommended methods for dredging sediment from the lake bottom, whether hydraulic or mechanical. In addition, the first phase of the design will identify a spoil site where the dredged sediment and dirt will be disposed of.

Everson said project managers had recently identified an approximate cost for dredging the lake, which was around $15 million. Everson previously told the Mitchell Republic that the award was “within reach” for the city.

The city has recently focused on dredging the lake as an approach to restoring the algae-laden water that has plagued Lake Mitchell for several decades.

As dredging talks intensify, the city is also working to reduce phosphorus and sediment upstream along Firesteel Creek, where crews are closing in on the start of construction of a cattail-filled wetland aimed at to reduce runoff entering the lake.

Now that the first phase of the dredge design project is nearing completion, city officials have already allocated $665,000 in the city budget for the second phase of design work to be completed.

Although the board has not yet formally approved the second phase of the dredge design project, the board’s approval to allocate funds for the final dredge design is an important indicator that a future dredging project of the lake is probably on the horizon.

The following will be considered part of the consent agenda:

  • Approve the minutes and reports of the following meetings: City Council meeting of February 22; February 14 Meeting of the planning and zoning commission.
  • Approve a donation of $2,400 to be used for the Mitchell Lake Floating Islands.
  • Approve $10,000 in grants for the Mitchell Recreation Center. United Way and Medica Foundation both provided the grants.
  • Approve the purchase authorization of the boom mower through the Sourcewell contract.
  • Approve Special Event Permit for First Fridays of Main Events in Downtown Mitchell.
  • Approve the following raffle permits: 40&8 Veterans Group with the draw taking place on April 16, 2022; Fusion Church with the draw taking place on May 15, 2022.
  • Approve Change Order #4 to t&R Contracting Inc. for South Burr Utility Improvement Project #206-26A.
  • Set the following bid opening date for March 15: Bid opening for the Ninth and Fifth Reconstruction, Project No. 2021-7.
  • Set the following bid opening date for March 15: Bid opening for Dry Run Creek Lighting, project # 2022-33.
  • Set the following bid opening date for March 22: Bid opening for WWTF Headworks Improvement Project #2021-31.
  • Set the following bid opening date for March 23: Opening of bids for petroleum products project no. 2021-13.
  • Set the following bid opening date for March 23: Bid opening for Rock Chip Project No. 2022-10.
  • Approve March 7 salary estimates.
  • Recite the Pledge of Allegiance and receive the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Summons.
  • Listen to citizen feedback.
  • Meet as an adjustment board.
  • Set the date for the following hearing: Application by Carey and Darlene Buhler for a waiver for an attached garage and accessory building combination of 2,160 square feet vs. 2,000 square feet and maximum height for an accessory building of 30 feet vs. 22 feet; located at 600 Greenridge Lane, legally described as Lot 3, Block 2, Greenridge Addition, in the Town of Mitchell. Said property is zoned R1 Quartier Résidentiel Unifamilial.
  • Set the date for the following medical marijuana spreads: March 21, Donald Livesay Jr., LLC request for a spread of approximately 448 feet vs. 1,000 feet from another cannabis dispensary, located at 501 E. Juniper Ave ., legally described as lot S-3A Ex. E 63′ in the land of lot S in the northwest quarter of section 27, township 103 north, range 60 west of the fifth principal meridian, in the city of Mitchell. The property is zoned HB Highway Business District; March 21, application by Genesis Farms LLC for a conditional use license to operate a medical cannabis dispensary; located at 106 W. Fifth Ave., legally described as Lot S-3A Ex E 63′ in the flat land of Lot S in the northwest quarter of Section 27, Township 103 North, Range 60 West of fifth principal meridian, in the city of Mitchell. The property is zoned CB Central Business District; March 21, request from Genesis Farms LLC for 0 foot deviation from 300 feet as required to come from a religious institution; located at 106 W. Fifth Ave., legally described as Lot S-3A Ex E 63′ in the flat land of Lot S in the northwest quarter of Section 27, Township 103 North, Range 60 West of fifth principal meridian, in the town of Mitchell. The property is zoned in a central business district.
  • Reconvene in city council.
  • Approve volunteer member of the Consolidated Equalization Board.
  • Approve the special event permit for the Horses for Heroes 5K run and walk on April 9, 2022.
  • Approve modification of an agreement for the improvement of the water tower on the west side with SPN and Associates, project no. 2021-3.
  • Approve the agreement for the Foster Street Bridge Improvement Project with Brosz Engineering, project no. 2021-2.
  • Award bid for the West Side Water Tower Improvement Project to Maguire Iron, Inc. and H&W Contracting. Maguire Iron would be responsible for the first phase of the project, while H&W Contracting would be responsible for the second phase.
  • Approve Resolution No. R2022-07, Resolution of Intent to Codify and Amend IDB Provisions 2.
  • Hold second reading of Order No. O2022-02, a request by Jeremy Jensen to rezone a portion of land near Interstate 90 from Urban Development to Industrial District. The land is located east of AKG. Jensen Design Build is looking to move its operations to the field.
  • Approve second reading of an ordinance altering wards for City Council elections.
  • Approve First Reading of Ordinance No. O2022-03, Rezoning of Lot 1, Block 1 of Fullerton Properties Second Addition, a subdivision of the northern half of Section 16, and part of previously developed Outlot B-2 , a subdivision of Outlot B , Item 16, the whole In Township 103 North of Range 60 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, in the City of Mitchell, from Public Lands District PL to Medium Density Residential District R3 .
  • Present a motion to enter executive session, citing a legal discussion.

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