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    City Council Reviews Plans for New Industrial Project in Carver

    July 17th, 2018

    At their Monday meeting, the City Council set a public hearing for Tuesday, September 4 to consider the establishment of a tax increment financing district and a tax increment financing plan for Lakeview Industries.  The preliminary site plan shows a 143,000 sq. ft. industrial development project for Lakeview Industries to be located just north of Mills Fleet Farm on Levi Griffin Rd.  The proposed project also involves the extension of Dauwalter Road and a request for tax increment financing.  The primary use of tax increment financing would be to serve as a funding source for the development and construction of an extension of Dauwalter Rd.  In addition, the City intends to apply for State grant dollars to partially fund the extension of Dauwalter Rd.

    Lakeview Industries manufactures and fabricates flexible components including gaskets, die cuts, molded rubber parts, extrusions, and weather stripping among many other offerings.  Based on initial estimates, Lakeview Industries is anticipating they will employ eighty-five (85) people in the new Carver facility.  Contingent upon receiving the necessary approvals, the current project schedule indicates a Spring/Summer 2019 facility opening.

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    Main Street Bridge to Remain Open

    June 27th, 2018

    Based on current river level projections, the Main Street Bridge is expected to stay open.

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    Main Street Bridge Likely to Close Wednesday

    June 25th, 2018

    The Carver Public Services Department is making preparations to close the Main Street Bridge (CSAH 40) in historic downtown Carver by Wednesday, June 27.  The National Weather Service is predicting a crest on the Minnesota River at Jordan by this coming Friday or Saturday.  The Main Street Bridge provides a crossing for Spring Creek in historic downtown Carver.  Spring Creek is typically impacted with backwater from the Minnesota River when river levels are high.

    Brian Skok, Public Services Director, will be providing a status and operations update at a City Council meeting on Monday, June 25 at 6:45 pm.

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    City Council Considers Bids and Options for Broadway City Hall Project

    May 4th, 2018

    At a special meeting on Thursday, May 3, (meeting video link) the City Council heard from its Construction Manager (Kraus Anderson) and Architect (Wold) regarding bid results for the Broadway City Hall Project.  With over 100 bids submitted on a variety of work/trade packages, the tabulation resulted in the project coming in at $217,711 over estimated costs.  Kraus Anderson and Wold proceeded to explain the steps they took to prepare construction estimates, as well as reviewed the bid results with the City Council.

    Wold went on to present the City Council with concepts that could be considered to reduce construction costs on the project, such as, replacing sections of the brick facade with siding and the elimination of certain architectural features like the pitched roof on the north side of the building.  In addition to building scope changes, the City Council may also consider drawing on $300,000 in funds previously set aside for the Broadway City Hall Project in the City’s Long-Term Financial Plan in the Water and Sanitary Sewer Funds.  As another option, the City Council may choose to reject bids in certain work scopes (earthwork, plumbing, HVAC, and so on) in an attempt to gain more favorable pricing.

    The City Council will again discuss options for the Broadway City Hall Project during their work session on Monday, May 7 at 5:30 pm and will likely consider making a final decision on bid award for the project at their regular meeting on Monday, May 21 at 7:00 pm.

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