Council Minutes, June 21, 2021

Posted: June 21, 2021

City of LeRoy MN – Council Meeting Minutes, June 21, 2021

A special meeting of the LeRoy City Council was called to order by Mayor Ed Koppen on Monday, June 21, 2021, at 6:30 PM at the LeRoy Community Center with the following members present:  Mayor Ed Koppen, Council Members Ashley Huntley, Harold Shipman, Daisie Fox, Gerald Payne, Maintenance Employee John Jones, and City Clerk Patty White.
Also attending: Aaron Breyfogle and Kathy Hager from MnDOT, Brian Johnson from Jones, Haugh & Smith, Axel Gumbel, Jon & Rita Hiller, Dick Soltau, Brian Thiel, Carole Perkins, Pat Newman, Gene Miller, Rose Erie, June Torrison, Phyllis Dietrich, Audrey McCarthy, Sara Gerk, and Barry Reburn.

Koppen read the due call for this special meeting and public hearing, “Notice is hereby given that the LeRoy City Council will conduct a public hearing on Monday, June 21, 2021, at 6:30 PM at the LeRoy Community Center, 204 West Main Street, LeRoy, MN, to consider the approval of the final layout for the Trunk Highway 56 Reconstruction project.  A public hearing is required for any road project that alters access, increases or reduces traffic capacity, and/or requires acquisition of a permanent right-of-way.  The T.H. 56 project will alter access and require some additional right-of-way, so municipal consent is required.  Per Statute, the public hearing must be scheduled within 15 days of receipt of the request for municipal consent for Final Layout of T.H. 56 Reconstruction Project; the hearing must take place at least 60 days of said receipt,” and opened the hearing at 6:30 PM.

Mr. Breyfogle presented a slide show that included the agenda for this public hearing and reviewed the municipal consent procedures.  Mr. Breyfogle reviewed the project history and need.  He reported the total estimated cost of the entire project is $11.2 million.  The estimated city cost of the entire project is $3.7 million.  It was noted that all this information can be viewed on the MnDOT website.

Those in attendance questioned different aspects of the project.  More discussion centered on the proposed East Y safety improvements.  Mr. Breyfogle reported this proposed design reduces conflict points.  Those in attendance also reviewed the project schedule.

The public hearing was closed at 8:30 PM, and the meeting was adjourned.

– Ed Koppen, Mayor

– Patty A. White, City Clerk-Treasurer