Fall Clean-up Days October 12 & 13

Buckingham Companies will be hosting a CURBSIDE FALL CLEAN-UP on your service day during the service week of October 10th, 2022 (Wednesday 10/12/22 & Thursday 10/13/22). This will be a curbside collection of your items you are looking to dispose of, so you will not have to load up a truck, car, van or any other mode of transportation to bring it somewhere to dispose of your items. (Click the link to learn more)

City of Jordan Newsletter – October 2022

Public Hearing Notice- Zoning Text Amendment

CITY OF JORDAN

COUNTY OF SCOTT

STATE OF MINNESOTA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Jordan, Scott County, Minnesota, will hold a public hearing at the Jordan City Council Chambers, located at 116 East First Street in the City of Jordan, Minnesota on August 8, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. or shortly thereafter to consider approval of the second reading of an amendment to the zoning code. The amendment proposes to allow lots within the C-2 District and Shoreland Overlay District up to 75% impervious lot coverage in § 154.291 (B) and allowing over 75% impervious surface of the total lot with a Conditional Use Permit § 154.291 (C).

Applicant/Address: The City of Jordan / 210 East First Street, Jordan, MN 55352

Questions regarding the applications may be directed to the City of Jordan Planning Department office, 210 East First Street, Jordan, MN 55352: phone 952-492-7929.

Full documentation of the project file is available upon request during regular office hours.

All interested persons are encouraged to present their view in writing to the email publiccomments@jordanmn.gov. If necessary, accommodations can be made to allow applicants to present comments orally.

Press Release: US 169 Pedestrian Underpass in Jordan listed in Congressional Appropriations Bill

US 169 Pedestrian Underpass in Jordan Listed in Congressional Appropriations Bill

March 11, 2022, Jordan, MN – The City of Jordan’s request to Congress for a new pedestrian underpass of US 169 near Creek Lane was included omnibus bill passed by the US House of Representatives and US Senate on Friday. Expected to be signed into law by President Biden, the bill targets $1,124,000 in federal funding for the new pedestrian underpass which is planned to be constructed in cooperation with a planned nearby interchange at US 169 / TH 282 / CR 9.

“The success of this funding is due to the work of many over the past decade” said Jordan Mayor Mike Franklin.

Mayor Franklin continued “The City of Jordan sincerely thanks US Representative Angie Craig, US Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, current and past City Council members for their vision and dedication to the project, the Scott County Board and Staff, State Representative Tony Albright, and State Senator Eric Pratt.”

US Highway 169 divides the City of Jordan, separating more than 700 homes from essential businesses like grocery and retail stores, banks, restaurants, and child care. Today, some pedestrians choose to brave the 55 mile-per-hour traffic at a large and intimidating signalized intersection and others opt for worn, floodprone footpaths under a nearby bridge over Sand Creek. Since 2010 the City of Jordan has been seeking funding to construct a pedestrian underpass of US 169 to close this critical gap, making it reasonably accessible for all users and address clear safety issues. The project is a clear safety benefit for users of all ages, abilities, and incomes.

“The City of Jordan is grateful for these partnerships and looks forward to the bill being signed into law” Franklin concluded.

Media Contact:
Tom Nikunen, City of Jordan

City Administrator
tnikunen@jordanmn.gov| 952-492-2535

Notice of Public Hearing for Comments on Environmental Assessment Worksheet

CITY OF JORDAN

COUNTY OF SCOTT

STATE OF MINNESOTA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS ON AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT WORKSHEET (EAW) FOR VACANT PARCELS 109250040 & 109250030 LOCATED  ON A PORTION OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 114 NORTH, RANGE 24 WEST AND A PORTION OF THE  NE 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 114 NORTH, RANGE 24 WEST.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Jordan City Council will conduct a public hearing to accept public input on an EAW submitted for the properties located on a portion of the SE 1/4 of Section 24, Township 114 North, Range 24 West & a portion of the NE 1/4 of Section 25, Township 114 North, Range 24 West (north of County Road 66 and just west of Aberdeen Ave), Parcel Identification Numbers (PIN) 109250040 & 109250030. The hearing will be held on Monday, December 20th, 2021 at approximately 6:30 p.m. or shortly thereafter at the Jordan City Council Chambers, located at 116 East First Street in the City of Jordan, Minnesota. The purpose of the public hearing is to provide an opportunity for public comment on the EAW.

Applicant:  JMH Land Development/Mark Sonstegard, 650 Quaker Ave, Jordan, MN 55352    

Legal Description: A portion of the SE 1/4 of Section 24, Township 114 North, Range 24 West & a portion of the NE 1/4 of Section 25, Township 114 North, Range 24 West

Copies of the EAW are available for review during regular office hours at the City of Jordan City offices, 210 East First Street, Jordan, MN 55352: phone 952-492-2535.  All interested persons may appear at the hearing and present their view orally or in writing.

Notice of Request for Proposals for Residential Solid Waste, Recycling and Organics Services

The City of Jordan is now accepting Request for Proposals (RFP’s) for the city’s residential solid waste, recycling and organics services. Proposals must be submitted by Friday, November 12th, 2021 @ 5pm Cst. One (1) digital copy & two (2) hard copies of each proposal must be submitted. All communications about this RFP after its release and up through the due date shall be in writing through the City’s designated contact person:

Tom Nikunen, City Administrator
TNikunen@jordanmn.gov
(952) 492-2535
http://www.jordanmn.gov

More information and the link to the RFP template can be found here.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND SECOND READING OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE 2021-10, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 71.12 RELATED TO MOTORIZED GOLF CARTS

CITY OF JORDAN

COUNTY OF SCOTT

STATE OF MINNESOTA

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND SECOND READING OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE 2021-10, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 71.12 RELATED TO MOTORIZED GOLF CARTS

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Jordan, Scott County, Minnesota, will hold a public hearing and second reading and vote on draft ordinance 2021-10.  The draft ordinance will allow all qualified residents to apply for a permit to operate a golf cart on allowed roadways within Jordan city limits.

 

The public hearing and vote will occur at the September 20th, 2021 meeting at 6:30 p.m. or shortly thereafter, at the Jordan City Council Chambers, located at 116 East First Street in the City of Jordan, Minnesota.

 

A copy of the full proposed ordinance is posted at the City of Jordan City Offices, 210 East First Street, Jordan, MN  55352, and is available here.

 

Questions regarding the proposed ordinance may be directed to the City of Jordan City Offices at 952-492-2535.  All interested persons are encouraged to present their view in writing to the email publiccomments@jordanmn.gov.  If necessary, accommodations can be made to allow applicants to present comment orally.

 

Date: 08/30/2021

Public Hearing Notice – Zoning Amendment Request

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON A REQUEST FOR A ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT TO ALLOW A SECOND CURB CUT OR DRIVEWAY ACCESS IN THE SINGLE AND TWO FAMILY (R-2) ZONING DISTRICT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Jordan, Scott County, Minnesota, will conduct a public hearing to accept public input on a zoning text amendment to allow second curb cuts or driveway accesses in the (R-2) zoning district. The hearing will be held on Tuesday August 10, 2021 at approximately 6:30 p.m. or shortly thereafter at the Jordan City Council Chambers, located at 116 East First Street in the City of Jordan, Minnesota. The purpose of the public hearing is to accept input on the zoning text amendment request:

Request: Request from a resident at 433 Sunset Dr., to amend City Code Section 154.096, to permit second curb cuts or driveway accesses in the Single and Two Family (R-2) zoning district.

Applicant/Address: Pete Seifert / 433 Sunset Dr., Jordan, MN 55352

Questions regarding this request may be directed to the City of Jordan City offices, 210 East First Street, Jordan, MN 55352: phone 952-492-2535.

All interested persons may appear at the hearing and present their view orally or in writing.

Public Hearing Notice – Planning Commission to Review Residential Landscaping Requirements

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED LANGUAGE AMENDING 154.321 – 154.326 REGULATING RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPING REQUIREMENTS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Jordan, Scott County, Minnesota, will hold a public hearing to accept public input on revisions to Residential Landscaping Requirements. Proposed changes include allowing alternative groundcovers or landscaping in yard areas. A draft ordinance would revise City Code Sections 154.321 – 154.326 General Landscaping Requirements to allow for such practices for all residential uses.

The public hearing will be conducted on Tuesday June 8th, 2021 at approximately 6:30 p.m. at the Jordan City Council Chambers, located at 116 East First Street in the City of Jordan, Minnesota. The purpose of the public hearing is to accept input on the proposed ordinance amendment.

Questions regarding the proposed ordinance may be directed to the City of Jordan City offices, 210 East First Street, Jordan, MN 55352: phone 952-492-2535.

Full documentation of the proposed ordinance is available upon request during regular office hours.

All interested persons are encouraged to present their view in writing to the email publiccomments@jordanmn.gov. If necessary, accommodations can be made to allow applicants to present comment orally.

Notice: 2020 Jordan Drinking Water Report Available

Making Safe Drinking Water

Your drinking water comes from a groundwater source: three wells ranging from 287 to 550 feet deep, that draw water from the Mt. Simon, Tunnel City-Wonewoc and Wonewoc-Eau Claire aquifers.

Jordan works hard to provide you with safe and reliable drinking water that meets federal and state water quality requirements. The purpose of this report is to provide you with information on your drinking water and how to protect our precious water resources.

Contact Steve Kochlin, Asst;,at 952-492-2535 or freshwater@jordanmn.gov if you have questions about Jordan’s drinking water. You can also ask for information about how you can take part in decisions that may affect water quality.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sets safe drinking water standards. These standards limit the amounts of specific contaminants allowed in drinking water. This ensures that tap water is safe to drink for most people. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates the amount of certain contaminants in bottled water. Bottled water must provide the same public health protection as public tap water.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

 

The City’s full 2020 Drinking Water report and results are available to read by clicking here.

Public Hearing on Request for Interim Use Permit to Allow for Gravel Off-Street Parking Lot as a Principal Use in the C-2 District

CITY OF JORDAN
COUNTY OF SCOTT
STATE OF MINNESOTA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON A REQUEST FOR AN INTERIM USE PERMIT TO ALLOW FOR A GRAVEL OFF-STREET PARKING LOT AS A PRINCIPAL USE IN THE C-2

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Jordan, Scott County, Minnesota, will hold a public hearing to consider a request for an interim use permit to allow for a gravel parking lot as a principal use at 210 Broadway Street North. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 at approximately 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the public hearing is to accept input on the following request:

Request: Approval of an Interim Use Permit to allow for a gravel parking lot as a principal use.

Location: 210 Broadway Street North, Jordan, MN 55352

Legal Description: Lots 6-10, Block 13, City of Jordan, Scott County, Minnesota

Applicant/Address: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church | 313 E. 2nd Street, Jordan, MN

All interested persons may appear at the hearing and present their view. Interested persons are encouraged to provide written input in advance of the meeting by email to nfuerst@jordanmn.gov. Input in advance may also be provided by phone to 952-492-2535 or in writing a minimum 24 hours in advance of the meeting to the City of Jordan City offices, 210 East First Street, Jordan, MN 55352. Written comments received in advance are preferred.

Public Hearing and Second Reading of Ordinance 2020-05 Amending the City Code Governing Tobacco and Electronic Device Regulations

CITY OF JORDAN

COUNTY OF SCOTT

STATE OF MINNESOTA

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ORDINANCE 2020-05 AMENDING SECTIONS 113.01-113.03, 113.05-113.08, and 113.99 OF THE CITY CODE GOVERNING TOBACCO AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE REGULATIONS

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Jordan, Scott County, Minnesota, will hold a public hearing to accept public input and vote on draft Ordinance 2020-05. The draft ordinance will amend City Code Sections 113.01-113.03, 113.05-113.08, and 113.99 to increase the age to purchase, possess, and use tobacco, tobacco products, tobacco-related devices, electronic delivery devices, and nicotine or lobelia delivery products to 21 years of age.

The public hearing will be conducted on Monday September 21, 2020 at approximately 6:30 p.m. at the Jordan City Council Chambers, located at 116 East First Street in the City of Jordan, Minnesota. The purpose of the public hearing is to accept input on the proposed ordinance amendment. The City Council will then vote on the proposed Ordinance 2020-05 after the public hearing.

Questions regarding the proposed ordinance may be directed to the City of Jordan City offices, 210 East First Street, Jordan, MN 55352: phone 952-492-2535. A copy of the ordinance is available here.

All interested persons are encouraged to present their view in writing to the email publiccomments@jordanmn.gov. If necessary, accommodations can be made to allow applicants to present comment orally.

Dated: 9/11/2020

 

Consider Running for Jordan City Council

Candidate filings will be open July 28th – August 11th for the four seats open on the City of Jordan City Council.

Open positions are for the Mayor and three Councilmembers. Each position has a four year term beginning in January of 2021.

How to file for office:

To apply for one of the vacancies on the City Council, you must fill out an Affidavit of Candidacy application at City Hall located at 210 E. 1st Street from July 28 through August 11 between the hours of 8:30 and 5:00 p.m. The following criteria must be met to file for office:

    • The candidate must be an eligible voter
    • The candidate has maintained residence in the city for 30 days before the election
    • The candidate must pay the $2 filing fee at the time of filing
    • The candidate is, or will be on assuming the office, 21 years of age or more

The Mayor receives a monthly stipend of $400 and the Councilmembers $300. For more information, please contact Mary Lein at 952-492-7931 or mlein@jordanmn.gov.

Additional Openings:

Planning Commission

There is currently an open term for one commissioner. If you are interested please visit https://jordanmn.gov/city-government/planning-commission/ or contact the Planning Department at 952-492-2535 with any questions.

Economic Development Authority

There is currently an open term for one commissioner. The term of the position is six (6) years. If you are interested please visit https://jordanmn.gov/city-government/economic-development-authority/ or contact Tom Nikunen, City Administrator, at 952-492-2535 or tnikunen@jordanmn.gov.

Potential Organics & Yard Waste Drop-Off Site in Jordan

Potential Combined Organics & Yard Waste Drop Off Site in Jordan:

City staff have been working on a grant application in coordination with the Scott County Environmental Services Department.  The City’s goal is to enhance the existing enclosure for household organics drop-off and create a brand new enclosure for yard waste drop-off.

If successful in receiving the grant, the City will incorporate this new combined facility as part of our pre-planned paving project for the Jordan Police Department parking lot this summer. Check out the draft plans by clicking the link below and let us know what you think!

Jordan PD Parking Lot Plans