Petition update

NEED MORE EMAILS TO THE CITY

Friends of Log House Landing
Scandia, MN, United States

Feb 1, 2015 — We need continued emails to the Council and Planning Commission before Wednesday. It is not too late to be heard, and in fact these next several days are important. The Chair of the Log House Landing Committee, Christine Maefsky, will be encouraging the Council to consider alternatives to pavement at the Council meeting this Wed night (2/4/15.) There are bound aggregate and stabilization materials that we feel might be viable alternative solutions.

This is an excellent time to recognize the sensitivity that the Council showed in adopting the 13’ wide single driving lane and thank them, but also ask them to reconsider the use of pavement. They voted to pave the parking area, which was not recommended by the Committee and is an unnecessary expansion of pavement. This is an historically significant site and we need to encourage the City to explore creative solutions that would reduce or eliminate the need for asphalt altogether. We want to retain as much of the original rustic road and landing as possible.

Email addresses:
r.simonson@ci.scandia.mn.us; j.schneider@ci.scandia.mn.us; c.ness@ci.scandia.mn.us; d.lee@ci.scandia.mn.us; b.hegland@ci.scandia.mn.us; christine@poplarhillfarm.com; t.loeffler@ci.scandia.mn.us; jan@twinpinefarm.com; dsquyres@kw.com; steven.philippi@frontier.com

Status Update:
At their last meeting, the Council voted to move forward with a 13’ wide paved single driving lane with curb and gutter on one side, as recommended by the Log House Landing Committee. This decision is a significant improvement over the City’s original proposal to have a 22’ wide paved two lane road plus a parking lane, with curb and gutter on both sides. They also agreed to have the road meander to avoid trees.

However, as indicated above, the Council went against the Committee’s recommendation for gravel on the 10’ wide parking lane and voted to pave it. This means that almost half of the road east of Quint will have 23’ wide paved surface (for pull-outs and parking.) We would very much like the City to reconsider this decision.

Log House Landing is on the agenda for the Council Workshop this Wednesday 2/4 at 6:30pm. This will be a short follow-up to the Committee’s recommendations made at the last meeting. Please attend if you would like more information about alternative surfaces.

Continued emails will have impact this week!


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