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CURRENT NOTICES:

REQUEST FOR FORMAL WRITTEN PROPOSALS FOR REFURBISHING SUNRISE WATER TOWER

* NOTICE OF PROPOSED CITY CODE MODIFICATION - CHAPTER 8 "ANIMALS"  - KEEPING OF HONEYBEES 

* NOTICE OF “INTENT TO AWARD CONTRACT FOR GUARANTEED ENERGY SAVINGS PROGRAM”

 

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 REQUEST FOR FORMAL WRITTEN PROPOSALS FOR REFURBISHING SUNRISE WATER TOWER  

 
The City of Saint Peter, Department of Public Works, Water Utility is requesting formal written proposals for the following work to be completed:
 
Item No.
Description
 
1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Complete Water Jet Cleaning and Partial Coating Reconditioning of Tower (Interior Dry)
- Tank Bottom
- Dry Riser Pipe
- Catwalk Floor
- Inlet/outlet Pipe and Valve (tower base) – approx. 4-5 feet.
  1. Complete Water Jet Cleaning of above listed surfaces
  2. Apply one coat of Tnemec N140 epoxy to areas exposed to bare steel after power tool cleaning to bare metal (SSPC-SP11).
  3. Scarify “pole sand” surfaces prior to coating application.
  4. Apply one coat of Tnemec 135 (or similar)
  5. Apply caulk to seams on tank bottom and dry riser pipe
2.
 Complete Water Jet Cleaning and Reconditioning of Entire Tower (Exterior)- Prior to Spot Repair 
3.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Exterior Spot Repair (Pedestal) < 20% of total pedestal and roof surface area
  1. Complete Water Jet Cleaning of all pedestal and roof surfaces
  2. Apply one coat of Tnemec N140 epoxy (4-6 mils) to areas exposed to bare steel after power tool cleaning to bare metal (SSPC-SP11).
  3. Apply one coat of Tnemec N140 epoxy (4-6 mils) to exposed underlying coating surfaces (intermediate coat) after scarifying “sanding” the exposed areas. Sand “feather” existing coating edges to allow a smooth transition.
  4. Concluding all repairs, apply one coat of Tnemec series 1074/1075 polyurethane topcoat (2-3 mils) to entire pedestal surfaces and only the spot repairs on the roof.
 4.  
 
Provide and install new non-corrosive metal “bug” screens to the existing pedestal wall vents (approximately 8).
 
Note: All submitted quotations for work shall include the applicable requirements for the attached specification Section “09910” Sunrise Elevated Water Storage Tank Improvements.
Site shall be restored to its original condition
Work timeframe – Work to begin Monday September 11, 2017 pending completion of the City’s  Broadway Water Tower Reconditioning Project and to be completed with the Sunrise Tower online by no later than Friday October 6, 2017.
 
All proposals must use from provided by the City of Saint Peter, please call for a copy. Proposals will be received until 10:00 a.m. on August 18, 2017 and should be sent to City of Saint Peter, Department of Public Works, Attn:  Chris Voeltz, 405 West St. Julien Street, Saint Peter, MN  56082 or by e-mail to chrisv@saintpetermn.gov.   Vendors with questions regarding this request for proposals should contact Chris Voeltz at 507-934-0670. 
 

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NOTICE OF PROPOSED CITY CODE ORDINANCE CHANGE

CHAPTER 8 “ANIMALS”

 

The City Council of the City of Saint Peter shall consider a proposed City Code modification related to the keeping of honeybees on private property as part of the August 24, 2017 regular meeting which begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Governors' Room of the Community Center. 

The proposed ordinance may not be the final form of the document as adopted by the City Council.  The proposed ordinance is:

ORDINANCE NO. 28, THIRD SERIES

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SAINT PETER CITY CODE CHAPTER  8 “ANIMALS”, ARTICLE IV “FARM, WILD, AND EXOTIC ANIMALS” AND ADOPTING BY REFERENCE SAINT PETER CITY CODE CHAPTER 1 SECTION 1-6, WHICH, AMONG OTHER THINGS, CONTAIN PENALTY PROVISIONS

WHEREAS, the City Council has adopted a Code of ordinances; and

WHEREAS, the City Code does not currently allow for the keeping of honey bees within the City limits; and

WHEREAS, City Council has discussed allowing honey bees on private property under specific circumstances; and

WHEREAS, the City Code needs to be modified to allow for keeping of honey bees within the corporate limits of the City of Saint Peter.

NOW, THEREFORE THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PETER, NICOLLET COUNTY, MINNESOTA, DOES HEREBY ORDAIN:

Section 1.  Saint Peter City Code, Chapter 8 “Animals”, Article IV “Farm, Wild, And  Exotic Animals” is hereby modified as follows:

ARTICLE IV – FARM, WILD AND EXOTIC ANIMALS

Sec. 8-227.     Definitions.

            The following words, terms, and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

            Animals.

(1)        The term “animals” includes farm animals and all other animals (wild or domestic), reptiles, game fish and feathered birds or fowl.

(2)        Exceptions:

            (a)        Dogs, cats, nongame fish.

            (b)        gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, canaries, parakeets, rabbits, chickens, and honey bees.

            (c)        also excepted are ducks, geese and game fish in any publically owned body of water.

Farm animals mean cattle, horses, mules, sheep, goats, swine, ponies, ducks, geese, turkeys, and guinea hens.

Location means an individual property which also contains the primary residence of the applicant.

Sec. 8-230.     Housing.

            It is unlawful for any person to keep any animal, dog, cat, nongame fish, gerbil, guinea pig, hamster, canary, rabbit, chicken or parakeet in any structure infested by vermin, flies or insects.

Sec. 8-231.     Treatment.

            It is unlawful for any person to treat any animal, dog, cat, nongame fish, honey bee, gerbil, guinea pig, hamster, canary, rabbit, chicken or parakeet in a cruel or inhumane manner.

Sec. 8-232.     Unlawful to keep animals, dogs, cats, rabbits, honey bees for selling, trading, slaughtering purposes.

            Except as otherwise provided in this Code, it is unlawful for any person to keep or harbor or allow the breeding of any animals for the purpose of operating a business to sell, trade, slaughter or give away for slaughter. 

Section 2. – Saint Peter City Code, Chapter 8 “Animals”, Article IV “Farm, Wild, And  Exotic Animals” is hereby modified by the addition of the following:

Sec. 8-248 – Keeping of honey bees.

Sec. 8-249.     Permit Required.

It is unlawful for any person to keep any honey bees without a permit from the City.

Sec. 8-250.     Permit Fees.

Permit fees shall be set by Resolution of the Council from time to time.

Sec. 8-251.     Permit Time.

A permit shall be issued on an annual basis and shall expire on the 1st day of each April.

Sec. 8-252.     Permit Requirements.

            (1)        Applicant must provide a bee hive, defined as a structure made of durable materials that provides shelter for the honey bees from the elements

            (2)        Hives may only be placed in the Rear Yard, as defined in the Zoning Code, of a lot which also contains a permitted residential structure.

            (3)        Applicant must demonstrate hives are a minimum of 25 feet from any neighboring residential structure.

            (4)        The hives must be set back a minimum of seven (7) feet from any property line.

            (5)        The hives must include a Flyway Barrier such as a fence, dense vegetation, or combination of materials at a height of a minimum six (6) feet tall and ten feet (10’) wide on any side(s) of the permitted property that is within twenty-five feet (25’) of the property line

             (6)       The applicant must demonstrate receipt of and maintain a certificate of completion of a honeybee keeping course.

            (7)        Applicant must ensure a convenient source of water is available within ten feet (10’) of the hive.

            (8)        The Applicant must provide proof that a notice has been delivered to property owners within one hundred feet (100’) of the  beekeeping property.

Sec. 8-253.     Limitation on Number of Hives

No person shall keep or allow to be kept at any one lot within the City more than two (2) hives.

Sec. 8-254.     Sanitation.

All hives shall be maintained in a healthy, clean and sanitary condition and shall be free at all times from obnoxious odors and from the presence of rodents, vermin and other animals.

Sec. 8-255.     Inspection.

An initial inspection of the property and hives is required before a permit will be issued.  No inspection is required for a renewal of a permit.  The hives may be inspected at any reasonable time by the City or its authorized agent. 

Sec. 8-259.     Private Restrictions or Covenants on Property.

            Private Restrictions or Covenants on the use property shall remain enforceable.  These include, but not limited to, deed restrictions, condominium master deed restrictions, neighborhood association by-laws, covenants, and declarations.  A permit shall not be issued to a person whose premises are subject to private restrictions or covenants that prohibit the keeping of honey bees.  Interpretation and enforcement of private restrictions is a sole responsibility of the private parties involved.

Sec. 8-257.     Revocation.

            The City may deny or revoke any permit application or renewal if it deems the applicant:

            (1)        Is unwilling or unable to fulfill the provisions of the Ordinance;

            (2)        Fails to comply with the provisions of the Ordinance;

            (3)        Submits inaccurate or incomplete license information;

            (4)        Fails to meet the conditions of the permit;

            (5)        Is creating a nuisance; or

            (6)        Is endangering the public health and safety.

            (7)        Has abandoned the hive(s).  Should this occur the City will also provide thirty (30) days written notice requiring the removal or eradication of the hives.  Should the owner fail to response to the demand for removal, the City will arrange for the removal and the total costs related to the action will be assessed to the property owner.

Sec. 8-2258.   Violation – Petty Misdemeanor.

Any violation of this Section shall be considered punishable as a Petty Misdemeanor.

Section 3.        This Ordinance shall become effective January 1, 2018.

Section 4.        All provisions of Chapter 1 of the Saint Peter City Code are made a part hereof and applicable to this Ordinance.

Adopted by the City Council of the City of Saint Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota this 14th day of August, 2017.

 ATTEST:         ______________________________             _____________________________

                        Todd Prafke                                                    Charles Zieman

                        City Administrator                                            Mayor

The foregoing Ordinance was adopted by the following votes:

Ayes:              

Nays:              

Absent:            None

Published in the Saint Peter Herald on __________, 2017.

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 NOTICE OF “INTENT TO AWARD CONTRACT FOR GUARANTEED ENERGY SAVINGS PROGRAM”

 

The City Council of the City of Saint Peter shall consider award of a contract by and between the City of Saint Peter and Ameresco of Eden Prairie, Minnesota for a guaranteed energy-savings program in City of Saint Peter for street lighting, wastewater, LED lighting and building envelope improvements as part of the August 28, 2017 regular meeting which begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Governors' Room of the Community Center.

 Todd Prafke

City Administrator