Mayor The City of Vadnais Heights
Susan L. Banovetz 800 East County Road E
Vadnais Heights, MN 55127
Marc A. Johannsen
Laura L. Dobozenski 651.204.6000 Phone
Paul L. Gaston 651.204.6100 Fax
Mark W. Bigelbach
Gerald J. Urban
These results present a summary of action on the agenda items, The minutes for this
meeting will be approved on May 18 and displayed after that date.
Results of the Regular Meeting of the
Vadnais Heights City Council
Held May 4, 2004
1. Mayor Banovetz opened the meeting and welcomed everyone at 7 p.m.
2. Upon roll call the following members were present: Mayor Banovetz and Council Members
Dobozenski, Gaston, and Johannsen. Council Member Bigelbach was absent.
3. The agenda was approved as submitted.
4. The minutes of the following meetings were approved as submitted:
A. April 20, 2004, Regular Council Meeting Minutes.
B. April 20, 2004, Special Meeting Summary Minutes.
C. April 6, 2004, Amended Regular Council Meeting Minutes.
5. The Consent Agenda was approved as follows:
A. Warehouse business license to Prom Management/Catering at 3200 LaBore Road.
B. Miscellaneous business license to Woodland, O’Brien & Associates, Inc. at 1329 E. County
C. Web site enhancement agreement with Omnera.
D. Amendment to 2004 Community Service Fund budget.
E. Awarded 2004 street crack sealing contract to Northwest Asphalt Maintenance at .489¢/lb.
F. Awarded 2004 street seal coat program contract to Allied Blacktop Company for the amounts of
.715¢/sq.yd. with CRS-2 and .780¢/sq.yd with CRS-2P.
G. Appointment of Beth Cassidy to Deer Management Task Force.
6. Open to the Public: Dan Baumgardner, 4551 Birch Ridge Road, appeared and wanted to be sure he
could speak on agenda item number 9B. Mayor Banovetz stated that he would be able to be heard on
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item 9B. Also, Dr. William Carter from the White Bear Chiropractic Clinic appeared and announced
the “Kids Day America/International” would be held on Saturday, May 15, from noon to 3 p.m. at
the South Fire Station to provide health, safety, and environmental awareness activities for children.
7. Presentations: None
8. Public Hearings
A. Applications for a Preliminary Plat and Special Use Permit for the Collova Estates for a 22-unit
twin-home development submitted by Guy Collova, George Collova, and Ronald Anderson at
approximately 3135 Centerville Road was conditionally approved.
B. Applications for an Amendment to Land Use Plan, Rezoning, Special Use Permit, Site Plan and
Preliminary Plat for the proposed Arcade Estates condominium/apartment development
submitted by Goff Homes, Inc., at approximately 3450 Arcade Street was denied.
9. Old Business
A. The council approved the request for driveway repair at 3212 Libby Lane as part of
Improvement 2003-1. The council also announced that this is the last driveway that would be
repaired on this project.
B. The request by Pete Foster and Dan McNellis regarding lots on Willow Grove Lane was not
acted on. Mr. Foster and McNellis were instructed that they would have to apply for an
application for code amendment in order to have the City Council consider an amendment to
City Ordinance No. 518.
C. The council authorized the staff to obtain two feasibility studies for improvements to Vadnais
Road, including water main. One of the studies would incorporate improvements being proposed
with MN/DOT’s Unweave the Weave project, and the other study would incorporate
improvements west to Centerville Road.
D. The council by a 3 to 1 vote denied the recommendations of the Unweave the Weave Task Force
for enhancements to the noise walls as proposed. The council adopted a resolution to modify the
starting time of the May 11 council workshop meeting to 6:30 p.m. to discuss the 35E/I694 noise
walls. Staff was authorized to request representatives of DSU be present at this meeting.
10. New Business
A. 2004/2005 liquor license renewals were approved as recommended by staff.
B. Staff was authorized to advertise for a part-time, temporary building inspector for the months of
June through October 2004.
C. Provisions of where profits from lawful gambling earned within the City limits can be spent was
discussed and the City Attorney was authorized to prepare a draft ordinance for consideration at
the May 18 council meeting.
D. An informal land split requested by Mark Bigelbach, 432 Vadnais Lake Drive, to divide off a
non-buildable parcel of his lot was conditionally approved.
11. Council and Department Reports were given as follows
A. Johannsen asked the status of the Centerville Road project. Urban stated that plans have to be
approved by MN/DOT by September 30, 2004, to be eligible for the Federal Grant, but that
construction wouldn’t start till the spring of 2005.
B. Johannsen asked for the status of the County Road F trail/railroad crossing project. Hexom stated
that he recently met with the railroad, and he believed some of the communication/legal concerns
could be cleared up in the near future. It was stated, with the construction techniques required on
this project, it was doubtful that this project would be finished in 2004. Johannsen stated he was
very disappointed that this project has taken so long to complete and recommended the
Personnel Committee look into discipline action on this matter.
C. Banovetz stated a resident has requested a Watch for Children sign be placed on Centerville
Road, south of Edgerton Street.
D. Hexom stated the schedule for taking down Edgerton Street hasn’t been finalized yet; however,
it is looking like the Edgerton Street Bridge will be dropped on the weekend after 4thof July.
E. Urban stated that he recently checked out the operation of the Greenhaven Drive and Highway
96 signal. He stated it seemed to be working much better with less wait time to make left turns
onto Greenhaven Drive. Council Members stated that the McMenemy/Highway 96 signals still
need to be adjusted as there continues to be long waits at this intersection.
12. The meeting was adjourned at 10:29 p.m.