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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

CITY OF WALKER
COUNTY OF CASS
STATE OF MINNESOTA

Notice of Public Hearing for Revision to the Current Fee Schedule

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a hearing will be held before the City Council, February 1st, 2021 in the Walker Fire Hall Meeting Room located at 701 Elm Avenue at 6:05 pm to consider revisions to the Walker City Code Pertaining to Fees Services to take effect after its adoption and publication.

A complete list of the proposed fee schedule can be viewed at City Hall: 205 Minnesota Avenue West, or on the City website at https://www.ci.walker.mn.us. Those unable to attend the public hearing may submit comments to Hope Fairchild, City Administrator, by phone at 218-547-5501, by email at hfairchild@ci.walker.mn.us, or by mail at PO Box 207, Walker, MN 56484.

Dated the 15th Day of January, 2021
Hope Fairchild, City Administrator

SOQ FOR AIRPORT ENGINEERING SERVICES

WALKER MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
WALKER, MINNESOTA
SEEKS STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS (SOQ)
FOR ENGINEERING CONSULTANT

The City of Walker seeks Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from an engineering consultant firm to oversee capital improvements at the Walker Municipal Airport for a five-year contract period beginning March 1, 2021.  The process will be in accordance with FAA AC 150/5100-14E.

As well as providing engineering services for specific capital projects relating to airport maintenance, enhancement and long-term development, the consultant will also serve as a link and facilitator between the City and such agencies as the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), Office of Aeronautics and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The consultant also should expect to work with the City on matters relating to airport planning and zoning, legislative and congressional activities affecting airports, and other advisory activities as needed.

The following projects are currently listed on the airport’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) or have the potential to occur within the five-year contract period.  These will be included within the scope of the consultant contract:

  • Fuel System Upgrades
  • Multi-Unit T-Hangar
  • Hangar/T-Hangar Removal and Site Grading
  • Hangar Site Improvements
  • Runway, Taxiway, Apron Rehabilitation and/or Reconstruction
  • Routine Airside and Landside Pavement Maintenance
  • Tree Obstruction Removal
  • Snow Removal Equipment Acquisition
  • Miscellaneous Environmental Studies
  • Snow Removal Equipment building
  • Land acquisition & easement acquisition
  • Runway lighting replacement
  • Perimeter fencing

Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) should be received by the City no later than close of business Friday, February 19, 2021, to allow adequate time for review. The SOQ should be limited to 20 pages maximum covering airport familiarity and project understanding, project team, and relevant experience.  Three (3) copies of each printed item should be provided. Materials may be sent by mail to:

Hope Fairchild, City Administrator
City of Walker
P.O. Box 207
Walker, MN 56484

Additional information is available from Hope Fairchild at the address above, by phone at 218-547-5501, or by email at hfairchild@ci.walker.mn.us. To ensure a fair review and selection process, firms submitting proposals are requested to refrain from contacting other City Staff or Council Members regarding these proposals. The City of Walker will review all submitted Statements of Qualifications and will make a final determination on a successful candidate on or about March 1, 2021.

Summary Publication of New and Amended City Ordinances

CITY OF WALKER
COUNTY OF CASS
STATE OF MINNESOTA

SUMMARY PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCE 2020-04, 2020-05, 2020-06, and 2020-07

 ORDINANCE 2020-04, AN ORDINANCE ADDING DEDICATION TO PUBLIC STANDARDS TO CITY CODE
Summary: Ordinance 2020-04 states that the City of Walker finds it in the public interest and necessary to provide future parks, trails, and other public open and recreational spaces for citizens of Walker. As such, for every new subdivision of land involving three or more lots which are to be developed for residential purposes, the City Council, with the recommendation of Planning Commission, shall require a payment or dedication to the City.  

ORDINANCE 2020-05, AN ORDINANCE ADDING ZONING CLASSIFICATION DESIGNATION TO CITY CODE
Summary: Ordinance 2020-05 designates the zoning classification of the property legally described as TRACT D, REGISTERED LAND SURVEY NO. 74 as PUBLIC.

ORDINANCE 2020-06, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PART II: LAND DEVELOPMENT AND LAND USE ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 109: ZONING AND, GENERALLY, SECTION 109.195 EXTRACTIVE USE/MINING.
Summary: Ordinance 2020-06 amends the permit requirement for Extractive Use/Mining from Conditional Use Permit to Interim Use Permit.

ORDINANCE 2020-07, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PART II: LAND DEVELOPMENT AND LAND USE ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 109: ZONING AND SUBDIVISIONS, ARTICLE II. ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT, SECTION 109.45 PLANNING COMMISSION.
Summary: Ordinance 2020-07 amends City Code to allow Commission members to serve three consecutive three-year terms.

Ordinance 2020-04 was passed on July 6th, 2020. Ordinance 2020-05 was passed on July 6th, 2020. Ordinance 2020-06 was passed on December 17th, 2020. Ordinance 2020-07 was passed on December 17th, 2020. A printed copy of the full text of Ordinance 2020-04, 2020-05, 2020-06, and 2020-07 will be available for inspection by any person during regular business hours at the City Hall, 205 Minnesota Ave W, Walker, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by going to https://www.ci.walker.mn.us/

Hope Fairchild
City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer

City of Walker

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8:00 AM - 4:30 PM CST