City Council Highlights – February 13, 2024
This regular City Council meeting began with three presentations. The first was the oath of office for Ramsey’s newest Patrol Officer, Aiden Berthiaume.
The second presentation was the Mayor’s State of the City Address. The address reviewed 2023 highlights, including housing starts, industrial development, street improvements, and the water treatment plant construction. It mentioned that Ramsey will have its 50th anniversary this year. Mayor Kuzma also touched on the number of police and fire calls received last year.
The final presentation was an overview of the Ramsey Gateway Project. Representatives from MnDOT and Anoka County provided information on the construction and timeline for Hwy 10. The major construction is proposed to be completed in two years. During construction, Hwy 10 will remain open with two lanes of traffic in each direction. The Sunfish Interchange is expected to begin construction in mid-March, with an anticipated opening by mid-November 2024. To find out more information on the project and closures, visit www.anokacountyramseygateway.com.
Following the presentations, the City Council unanimously passed all 12 Consent Agenda items.
Council Business included two cases. The first case was to Introduce Ordinance #24-02: Rezone a Portion of the Ramsey Landfill from I-1 to CL Northwest of Sunwood Drive and Sunfish Lake Blvd. NW (Connexus Energy). The State of Minnesota recently designated a portion of the property for a solar garden in partnership with Connexus Energy to make a positive use of land with almost no other productive use. Solar energy systems are allowed as a primary use within the Closed Landfill (CL) district. The Planning Commission unanimously recommended rezoning a portion of the property from I-1 to CL. The vote to introduce the ordinance failed.
The final case was to Adopt Resolution #24-041, Approving a Preliminary Plat and Site Plan for Waterfront Village - Centra Homes. This case reviewed the Preliminary Plat and Site Plan for a proposed 110-unit detached townhome development in the COR at the southwest corner of Bunker Lake Boulevard and Zeolite Street from Centra Homes. Council approved the resolution, with construction anticipated to begin in late spring/early summer, subject to final approvals.
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