The agenda is set for the 7 p.m., Feb. 2, 2021 meeting of the Eden Prairie City Council. City meetings are streamed live at edenprairie.org/CityTV and on Facebook. EPTV, the city’s access channel, is available to Comcast subscribers on HD channel 813 and SD channel 16; and CenturyLink subscribers on HD channel 1235 and SD channel 235.
Construction status reports
The agenda includes a second reading of an ordinance for planned unit development (PUD) District Amendment with waivers on 7.27 acres by Oppidan Investment Company. The proposal is part of a retail area involving Phase 3 of the Castle Ridge redevelopment project located at 615-635 Prairie Center Drive in Eden Prairie.
A status update on the Southwest Light Rail Train (SWLRT) is scheduled for the council meeting.
City contract decisions
Several contract awards and approvals are up for discussion. On the agenda is the approval of a contract with Colorado Timing Systems for purchase of a scoreboard for the Eden Prairie aquatic center. Also on agenda is an award for contracts for Eden Prairie water treatment chemicals for 2021. Additionally, a contract approval is on agenda with Keys Well Drilling to service and upgrade the No. 4 municipal well.
An approval to purchase a replacement turnout gear washer from Jefferson Fire and Safety for fire stations 1,2, and 3 is up for discussion.
Proposed gambling ordinance amendment
The approval of ordinance amending the Eden Prairie City code chapter 5, section 5.40 related to gambling is up for discussion. At a January 19, 2021 Eden Prairie City Council meeting (see p. 59) the Eden Prairie Hockey Association (EPHA) requested the change in order “to sell pull-tabs at one or more bars or restaurants in the city” as part of a fundraising effort” in order to reduce costs for EPHA participants.
The proposed change will allow the Eden Prairie City Council to “to approve a premises permit for EPHA or any other organization wishing to conduct lawful gambling in the City that meets all other state licensing requirements.”
The February 2, 2021 agenda also includes multiple reports by city departments, including the city manager, directors of community development, parks and recreation, public works, as well s the police and fire chiefs, and city attorney.