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2019 Street Improvements

2019 STREET IMPROVEMENTS

 

PROJECT CONTACTS: If you have any questions or concerns about this project please contact the City of Lake Elmo Engineering staff.

PROJECT UPDATES – October 23, 2018: Updates will be placed on this website when new information becomes available.

  • A Public Improvement Hearing will be held at the November 20, 2018 City Council Meeting to consider ordering the improvements and advancing the project into final design.

SCOPE OF IMPROVEMENTS:  In accordance with the city’s annual Street Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) the 2019 Street Improvement project addresses the following areas consisting of approximately 1.5 miles of local streets:

Kenridge Neighborhood:

  • 36th Street North, from Jamaca Avenue to Irwin Avenue
  • 37th Street North, from Jamaca Avenue to Irwin Avenue
  • Irwin Avenue North, from 36th Street to 37th Street

The scope of improvements for the Kenridge Neighborhood includes a complete reconstruction of the existing street section including installation of a storm sewer system. Staff is also recommending replacement of the existing 4-inch watermain with a City standard 8-inch watermain with a stretch along 37th Street to be a 12-inch watermain to continue making a trunk watermain loop consistent with the City’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan.

Bordners Garner Farmettes Neighborhood:

  • 38th Street North, from Innsdale Avenue to Ideal Avenue (CSAH 13)
  • 39th Street North, from Innsdale Avenue to Ideal Avenue (CSAH 13)
  • Innsdale Avenue North, from 38th Street to 39th Street

The scope of improvements for the Bordners Garner Farmettes Neighborhood includes a complete reconstruction of the existing street section including installation of a storm sewer system. Staff also prepared an option of extending city water into the neighborhood as a part of the improvements. The water system would include watermain, fire hydrants, and service stubs to each property for connection should the property owner wish to connect. In addition, the proposed 12-inch stretch of watermain would continue making a trunk watermain loop consistent with the City’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan.

PROJECT FUNDING:  The improvements will be paid for by using a combination of funding sources including the water and storm sewer enterprise funds, fund reserves, bond funds, special assessments, and the general tax levy.

Assessment details are as follows, subject to approval of the City Council:

  • Street and drainage improvements will be assessed to the benefitting properties in accordance with the City Special Assessment Policy or as determined by the City Council. Residential properties are typically assessed 30% of total costs on a per unit basis.
  • Watermain extension improvements (Bordners Garner Farmettes Neighborhood) will be assessed 100% to the benefitting properties on a residential equivalent unit method (REC). Properties receiving a service stub are not required to connect to the system.
  • Watermain replacement in the Kenridge Neighborhood will not be assessed to existing water system customers. Watermain replacement costs will be funded through the water enterprise fund.

PRELIMINARY PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS AND COST IMPACTS: Preliminary assessments have been established in the feasibility report which has been adopted by Council. The preliminary assessment rolls are available at the link at the bottom of the page and details each impacted property. These amounts are not final and are subject to change based on Council direction after the Public Hearing is closed. Please see the Feasibility report dated October 2018 for additional information on assessments.

  • Kenridge Neighborhood: Street and Drainage improvements assessment.
    • Residential property assessment is $10,300.
    • Assessments are payable over 15 years at an interest rate of 1% over what the City bonds for.
  • Bordners Garner Farmettes Street and Drainage improvements assessment.
    • Residential property assessment is $9,600.
    • Assessments are payable over 15 years at an interest rate of 1% over what the City bonds for.
  • Bordners Garner Farmettes Watermain improvements assessment: This assessment will be a unit assessment amount of $12,800 per REC unit.
    • Assessments are payable over 20 years at an interest rate of 1% over what the City bonds for.
  • Additional watermain connection fees (based on the 2018 Fee Schedule):
    • Water Availability Charge – $3,000 per REC unit.
    • Water Connection Charge – $1,000 per REC unit.
    • Permit Application Fee – $60 per connection.
    • Water Meter Charge – $360.50 (3/4” or less).
    • Cost to run your private line from the property line to your home. This is a property by property specific charge.
    • Connection to the water system is NOT required.
  • The City Assessment Policy includes Hardship deferral provisions for qualifying property owners.

For information on your potential future assessment please refer to the Feasibility Report link below or contact the City Engineering staff identified above.

ATTACHMENTS

  • Click here to view the project Kenridge Neighborhood Preliminary Assessment Roll:  Kenridge
  • Click here to view the project Bordners Garner Farmettes Neighborhood Preliminary Assessment Roll (insert link to assessment roll: Bordner
  • Click here to view the presentation to the City Council:  Presentation
  • Click here for a copy of the project Feasibility Report: Feasibility Report
  • Click here to view the project location map:   Location Map