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CITY OF LAKEVILLE <br />CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES <br />March 25, 2019 <br />1. Mayor Anderson called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m. in the Lake Marion Conference Room. <br />Members present: Mayor Anderson, Council Members Hellier, Lee, Volk, and Wheeler <br />Members absent: None <br />Staff present: Allyn Kuennen, Assistant City Administrator; Jerilyn Erickson, Finance Director; <br />Shayne Ratcliff, Arenas Manager; Ralph Vetter, Information Technology Manager; Tamara <br />Wallace, Deputy Clerk <br />2. Citizen Comments: <br />There were no citizen comments. <br />3. Heritage Library Update <br />Stephanie Opstad, Branch Manager of the Dakota County Library, provided an update to the <br />Council on the construction status of the library. The library (and motor vehicle department) are <br />currently utilizing space at City Hall while the building is being renovated. The library is on <br />schedule for completion before the start of the next school year. <br />Ms. Opstad also reminded the Council of the upcoming "One Book/ One Lakeville" event held at <br />the Lakeville Area Arts Center on Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. The featured book is "Bettyville" <br />by George Hodgman. Free tickets are required for this event. <br />4. Lakeville Arenas Financials <br />Mr. Ratcliff and Ms. Erickson provided an update on the Lakeville Arenas current operations and <br />future needs, as the facility continues to grow with expansions in the Learn to Skate programs <br />and more demand for ice time. A recently approved Facility Use Policy will allow staff to better <br />use ice hours, while renewed agreements with both the Lakeville Hockey Association and <br />Heritage Figure Skating Club will generate an additional $80,000 in annual revenue. <br />To keep up with the demand for the facility, staff has identified several capital improvements <br />needs to the mechanical equipment. This equipment includes ice plant, ice floors, dasher boards, <br />and dehumidification systems at Ames Arena which must be addressed to ensure compliance <br />with federal mandates as well as safe conditions. In 2018 the Arenas consulted with APEX <br />Efficiency Solutions to perform a Directed Engineering Study that would realize various building <br />