The regular meeting of the Mankato City Council is being conducted electronically pursuant to Minnesota State Statute 13D.021, as attendance at the regular meeting location is not feasible due to the current health pandemic and emergency declaration.

As always, the meeting can be viewed on the city’s website. The meeting is open to the public via web or phone. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.

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Agenda and packet below:


Mankato City Council
Regular Meeting
January 11, 2021 - 7 p.m.
Electronic Meeting
1.   Call Meeting to Order
  Roll Call
  Pledge of Allegiance to our Flag
2.   Approval of Agenda
3.   Approval of Minutes
  Regular Meeting of December 14, 2020 Click to View
4.   Appearances, Recognition, and Proclamations

Recognition and Swearing-in of elected City Council Members
5.   Consent Calendar
  NOTE: All items listed under the Consent Calendar will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items. If a Council Member wishes to discuss any of these items, they may ask that the item be removed from the Consent Calendar. Removed item(s) will be discussed and acted upon by separate motion.
A.   Resolutions establishing regular times and locations of Council Meetings, and designating official newspaper of the City of Mankato. Click to View
B.   Motion approving application for a new off-sale intoxicating liquor license for Cork and Key LLC, 1630 Madison Avenue. Click to View
C.   Resolution authorizing the City Manager to approve a one-time capital payment of $50,000 to the Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society (BENCHS) in conjunction with the previously approved Agreement to Services. Click to View
D.   Resolution authorizing sale of city owned property at 220 East Main Street (previously authorized by the Economic Development Authority).   Click to View
E.   Resolution authorizing modification of the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) at the Mankato Regional Airport (KMKT). Click to View
F.   Consideration of bids on Phase 2 of the airport refueling facility relocation project at the Mankato Regional Airport (KMKT). Click to View
Set February 8, 2021, as date of public hearing on Project Numbers:
1. 10791; 2021 Petition Alley Improvements
2. 10793; 2021 Alley Improvements
3. 10797; 2021 Resurfacing 
4. 10814; Adams Street/CSAH 12 Intersection Improvement
5. 10819; Victory Drive Improvements
6. 10821; 2021 Sidewalk Repairs
7. 10825; North Second Street Sidewalk
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6.   Planning Commission
A.   Resolution approving an amendment to a Planned Commercial Development and a Certificate of Design Compliance for the construction of a drive-thru restaurant in the Highway Gateway Overlay district for the property described as Lot 4, Block 1, Two River Place Subdivision; by request of WEB Construction Co, Inc. (600 Block of South Riverfront Drive). Click to View
7.   Public Hearings
A.   Resolution approving a variance from Section 10.64, Subdivision 6.A, of the City Code to decrease the front yard setback from 30’ to 15’ for a building expansion and to allow parking in the required 15’ front yard impervious setback. The property is zoned M-2, Heavy Industrial District and is described as having tracts in Blocks 130, 134, 135, 140 and 141, City of Mankato, and the adjacent vacated streets and alleys; by request of Dotson Iron Castings (200 West Rock Street). Click to View
B.   Project feasibility hearing on Capital Improvement Project 10792; West 11th Street. Click to View
C.   Project feasibility hearing on Capital Improvement Projects:
  1. 10794;  Germania Park Phase 2
  2. 10795; Warren Street
  3. 10796; Weaver Street
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8.   City Manager’s Report
A.   Resolution decertifying all parcels within the Volk Transfer Tax Increment Financing District (code BX).  Click to View
B.   City Manager updates as follows:
  • Status of tax credit affordable housing projects and next steps
  • Status of Truck Company development (formerly Harrison)
  • Business Grant Administration - Blue Earth County COVID Relief Funds from State of MN
  • Summary of development/permit activity for 2020
9.   Reports of City Council Members
A.   Discuss City Council committee assignments, and make motion approving appointments for 2021. Click to View
10.   Miscellaneous Business

View all city committee meetings by clicking on our City Calendar

Regular Council Meeting, January 25, 2021, 6 p.m., Electronic Meeting (with Work Session to follow)

Work Session, February 1, 2021, 6 p.m., Electronic Meeting

Regular Council Meeting, February 8, 2021, 7 p.m., Electronic Meeting
11.   Public Open Forum (15 Minutes)

Citizens with additional questions regarding items on the agenda will be offered an opportunity to speak first, followed by those citizens wishing to address the Council on matters not on the agenda. Those wishing to speak must state their name and address for the record.
12.   Adjournment


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