Meeting Date: February 7, 2022
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Great River Greening Grant Agreement: The City Council entered into a grant agreement with Great River Greening for a habitat and creekside restoration project along Carver Creek. The $362,900 grant award requires a $30,000 match from the City of Carver. The project will take place on the future site of Creekside Park (Main St. W. and Jonathan Carver Parkway), which previously served as the location of the City’s waste water plant.
Fire Services Agreement: The City Council approved a five year agreement to provide fire services to parts of both Dahlgren and San Francisco Townships. Costs for providing fire service are based on a formula primarily using population, calls for services, and tax base of each participating entity. The new agreement stipulates new financial terms for vehicle and equipment purchasing, as well as the construction of new facilities.
Housing and Local Decision-Making Authority: Resolution of Support: The City Council adopted a resolution of support for “Housing and Local Decision-Making Authority.” A trade association formed an advocacy organization in approximately 2018 that has compiled and distributed contested reports that overstate the impact of city requirements and development fees on housing costs. These reports have led to a series of legislative proposals that in most cases negatively impact local decision-making authority of cities related to planning and building inspection services. The City Council adopted a resolution as an advocacy effort on this issue, providing accurate information on the topic, confronting misinformation, building legislative coalition, and identifying proposed legislation that would impact the local decision-making authority of cities.