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Council Preview: Promoting Public Art in Eagan, Cedar Avenue Bus Route Study

The Eagan City Council will convene at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday night at City Hall to hold a special council meeting.

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The Eagan City Council will convene at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday night at City Hall to hold a special council meeting. Here's a preview of a selection of agenda items the council members are expected to discuss. For a full agenda, click here.

  • Election Day voting wrapped up at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, but the Eagan City Council has yet to certify the election ballots for the municipal elections. That measure is expected to take place on Tuesday night. Minnesota law requires that councils canvass and certify ballots no more than 10 days after the election.
  • Earlier this year, city and county officials began a study of the Pilot Knob Road corridor between Yankee Doodle Road and Central Parkway in Eagan as part of an effort to resolve ongoing congestion and accident issues. The council was expecting to receive the final presentation of study findings on Tuesday, but that presentation has been postponed and will be rescheduled to a later date. Instead, council members will likely hear a short progress report regarding the study.
  • The Dakota Center for the Arts believes that Eagan has been presented with a "pivotal" opportunity to increase the visibility of the arts in the community as the city moves forward with two large-scale commercial development projects. After conducting surveys this year in Eagan, the arts organization—which partnered with the Eagan Art House—found that 84 percent of local residents surveyed believe the city should pursue "big impact" public art pieces. The organization has asked the council to include a public art component in all new public and private commercial development projects. The council is expected to weigh the idea following a presentation by the Dakota Center for the Arts on Tuesday.
  • The Dakota Center for the Arts isn't the only organization expected to give a presentation to the council on Tuesday. Dakota County Transit Specialist Joe Morneau will likely appear before the council to discuss a transit-oriented market study focusing on the Cedar Avenue/Red Line Bus Rapid Transit route in Dakota County. The purpose of the study is to identify ways to promote the BRT line as a development catalyst for areas along the line, including Eagan's Cedar Grove neighborhood.

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