2024 / 2025 Street Reconstruction Project
The Lino Lakes City Council adopted a five-year Street Reconstruction Plan that includes Red Maple Lane and 62nd Street east of West Shadow Lake Drive in one area and Elbe Street, Danube Street, and 81st Street in another area. The street project would be funded through street reconstruction bonds. There are no assessments proposed for street reconstruction and associated stormwater management improvements. Construction is likely to occur in either 2024 or 2025.
As part of the street reconstruction project, the City will evaluate the extension of municipal water and sanitary sewer to the Colonial Woods neighborhood (Red Maple Lane) and the Pine Haven (Elbe, Danube, 81st) neighborhood to determine if the extension of utilities are feasible and necessary.
In the coming months, the engineers will be completing field work and residents may notice locate flags in their yards and survey crews throughout the neighborhood. The engineers need to get the topography of the neighborhood, inclusive of residents’ water wells and sanitary septic site information, which may be behind houses. Surveyors will collect the topography information in early October.
Also in the City Council’s five-year plan is to perform street rehabilitation with a full depth reclamation (FDR) of Diane Street and Evergreen Trail. Reclaiming is a process where the blacktop is ground up in place and mixed with the gravel and then pavement is installed on top of the reclaim.
In the coming months, the engineers will be completing field work and residents on these streets may notice locate flags in their yard and survey crews throughout the neighborhood. The engineers need to get the topography of the neighborhood, inclusive of storm structures which may be located behind the house. Surveyors will likely collect the topography information in early October.
Introductory neighborhood meetings were held on September 28, 2023. If you were unable to attend the meeting, the Colonial Woods (Red Maple & 62nd) and the Pine Haven (Elbe, Danube, 81st) power point presentations can be found below.
Property owners at the meeting were asked to complete a “ Neighborhood Infrastructure Survey” form regarding the age of well and onsite septic system and interest in municipal sanitary sewer and water. The results from the survey are also posted below. A copy of the survey questionnaire is available for download. If you were unable to attend or complete a survey please feel free to do so and email to Diane Hankee at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Staff has prepared a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) document in response to questions raised at the meetings.
The design process is just starting. In additional to collecting field data the City will be preparing a feasibility study to evaluate the potential for including municipal sanitary sewer and water as part of the project improvements. This report will identify the preliminary design, estimated cost of the improvements, benefitted properties, and an estimated assessment cost to the benefitted properties. This will allow property owners and the City Council to make an informed decision regarding potential extension of these improvements. The feasibility report is expected to be presented to City Council in the end of November, or possibly early December. Once complete a public hearing will be scheduled and all benefitted property owners will be notified in advance of the hearing. At the hearing the City Council will receive written and oral statements, and hear any petitioners for or against the proposed improvements.
In accordance with City Charter requirements (Chapter VIII. Public Improvements and Special Assessments) the City Council cannot take any action on the proposed improvement for a period of 60 days from the date of the public hearing. During the 60 day period benefitted property owners may submit a petition against the proposed sewer and water improvements. The petition must be signed by a majority of owners proposed to be assessed. In such case the City Council cannot make the improvements at the expense of the property benefitted. However, if in the meantime a petition is received asking that the improvement be made is filed with the Council, signed by property owners proposed to be assessed at least equal to the number that signed the petition against, the Council may disregard the petition against the improvement.
Following completion of the 60 day period and after consideration of any petitions received against or for the proposed improvements, the City Council will make a determination whether to proceed with the sanitary sewer or water improvements.