SUNFISH LAKE CITY COUNCIL MEETING – OCTOBER 5, 2021

7:00 P.M. – ONLINE MEETING

Attendants:


Mayor:  Dan O’Leary

Councilmembers:  Mike Hovey, JoAnne Wahlstrom, and Shari Hansen

City Attorney:  Tim Kuntz

City Planner: Tom Ramler-Olson

City Engineer:  Jeff Sandberg

City Treasurer:  Ann Lanoue

Building Inspector: Mike Andrejka
Police Chief:  Brian Sturgeon

City Clerk:  Cathy Iago

     and Members of the General Public.

City Forester Jim Nayes arrived at 7:05 p.m. and Councilmember Steven Bulach was absent.

1.   CALL TO ORDER:  Mayor O’Leary called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  

2.  APPROVE AGENDA:  Mayor O’Leary requested that Discussion of Planner Lori Johnson be added to the agenda under item 8.b. New/Other Business. 

Clerk Iago asked if Council had received the new resolution with the dates amended to conduct the Deer Management Program and Council responded yes.

The Mayor asked if there were any further additions or corrections to the agenda and there was no response.  

Councilmember Hovey moved to adopt the agenda as amended, seconded by Councilmember Hansen and carried. (4-0)

3.  CONSENT AGENDA:  Mayor O’Leary asked if there were any questions or comments relating to any items on the Consent Agenda.  He observed that the City Forester was not present and asked the City Engineer if he could respond to the information listed in the Forester’s report regarding the lake levels being low. He commented that his lake in Wisconsin appears to be high.

Engineer Sandberg explained that the watershed in Sunfish Lake may be different from those in Wisconsin.  He explained that several of the metro area lakes are low and that the small amount of rainfall that has occurred recently would not change the lake levels in this area.

Forester Nayes arrived at 7:05 p.m.

Mayor O’Leary referred to the vehicle theft on Grieve Glen Lane and asked if the keys were left in the vehicle.

Chief Sturgeon explained that the vehicle was stolen from an open garage and that the keys were not in the vehicle, but most likely were located somewhere in the garage. He advised that some decorative neon signs were also taken and that pawn shops were notified to be on the lookout for the signs.  He commented that this event happened in September and that the vehicle had not yet been recovered.

Mayor O’Leary reminded residents to keep their garages closed and not to leave keys in their vehicles if parked outside. He asked if there were any further comments or questions and there was no response.

Councilmember Wahlstrom moved approval of the Consent Agenda as presented, seconded by Councilmember Hovey and carried. (4-0)

a.   Regular Council Meeting Minutes of September 7, 2021

b.   List of Bills

c.   Monthly Financial Statements

d.   Receive Building Inspector Report

e.   Receive Forester Report

f.    Receive Public Safety Report

 

4.  COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC:  The Mayor asked if there were any comments from the public and there was no response.

5.  PUBLIC HEARINGS:  a.  Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Special Assessments for Sunfish Lake City Project No.

2021-01 (Sunnyside Lane Improvement Project):  Mayor O’Leary opened the public hearing at 7:07 p.m. to consider the proposed special assessment for City Project No. 2021-01, Sunnyside Lane improvements, and asked the City Engineer to provide a brief overview of the project.

Engineer Sandberg explained that the scope of the project had not changed from the initial discussions at the public hearing in March of this year. He stated that the project included Sunnyside Lane beginning at Angell Road and continuing to the cul-de-sac. He advised that the existing pavement was removed and replaced with two (2) lifts of asphalt.

The Engineer explained that the proposed assessments would include nine (9) properties that were benefitted from the project, at a cost of $12,980 per parcel.  He stated that the City Attorney would provide further information on the proposed assessment schedule.

City Attorney Kuntz referred to his report dated September 29, 2021 and stated that a public hearing was held in March, at which time the project was ordered. He advised that at subsequent meetings Council obtained bonds to assist with financing the project, advertised for bids and awarded the contract. He stated that the bid specifications included all four (4) projects to be discussed this evening, however the costs for each project were separated for the purpose of assessments.  He noted that construction began late this summer and was recently completed. 

The Attorney advised that the total cost for Project 2021-01, Sunnyside Lane, was $150,748 and that nine (9) parcels would be assessed $12,980 each. He explained that after conducting the public hearing and adopting the assessment, a letter would be sent to the affected property owners which outlines the terms of payment. He stated that the total amount may be paid before November 15, 2021 with no interest. The interest rate of 3%, which is 1.5% above the true bond interest rate, would be added beginning January 1, 2022 and the payments would be amortized over 10-years. He further noted that payment in full may be made any time during the 10 years, with interest for the unpaid installments.

Attorney Kuntz noted that the assessment amounts are the same as those discussed at the public hearing in March, 2021 and that staff recommends Council pass the proposed resolution adopting the assessments as presented.

Mayor O’Leary thanked the Engineer and Attorney for their presentations.  He opened the public hearing for comments or questions and there was no response. He then asked if Council had any questions and, hearing no response, asked for a motion to close the public hearing.

Councilmember Wahlstrom moved to close the public hearing at 7:15 p.m., seconded by Councilmember Hovey and carried. (4-0)

Councilmember Hovey moved to adopt Resolution No. 21-47 titled, Resolution Adopting Special Assessment for Sunfish Lake City Project No. 2021-01 (Sunnyside Lane Improvement Project) seconded by Councilmember Hansen and carried. (4-0)

b. Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Special Assessments for Sunfish Lake City Project No. 2021-02 (Zehnder Road Improvement Project): Mayor O’Leary opened the public hearing at 7:16 p.m.to consider the proposed special assessment for City Project No. 2021-02, Zehnder Road Improvement Project, and asked the City Engineer to provide a brief overview of the project.

Engineer Sandberg explained that Zehnder Road is a dead-end street and the project included removal of the bituminous surface down to the gravel base. He stated that two (2) new lifts of asphalt were installed and the culverts were cleaned to improve drainage.  He advised that there were five (5) properties included in the assessments at a cost of $9,700 per parcel and that the City Attorney would provide further information on the proposed assessment schedule.

City Attorney Kuntz referred to his report dated September 29, 2021 and stated that a public hearing was held in March, at which time the project was ordered. He advised that at subsequent meetings Council obtained bonds to assist with financing the project, advertised for bids and awarded the contract. He stated that the bid specifications included all four (4) projects to be discussed this evening and that the costs for each project were separated for the purpose of assessments.  He noted that construction began late this summer and was recently completed. 

The Attorney advised that the total cost for Project 2021-02, Zehnder Road, was $87,412 and that five (5) parcels would each be assessed $9,700 for a total assessment of $48,500.   He explained that after conducting the public hearing and adopting the assessment, a letter would be sent to the affected property owners which outlines the terms of payment. He stated that the total amount may be paid before November 15, 2021 with no interest. The interest rate of 3%, which is 1.5% above the true bond interest rate would be added beginning January 1, 2022 and the payments would be amortized over 10-years. He further noted that payment in full may be made at any time during the 10 years with interest for the unpaid installments. He advised that the notices for all four (4) assessment hearings were advertised twice in the City’s official newspaper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Attorney Kuntz stated that the assessment amounts are the same as those discussed at the public hearing in March, 2021 and that staff recommends Council pass the proposed resolution adopting the assessments as presented.

Mayor O’Leary thanked the Engineer and Attorney for their presentations.  He opened the public hearing for comments or questions and there was no response.

The Mayor asked resident and City Forester Nayes, who lives on Zehnder Road, his opinion of the improvements.


Forester Nayes stated that improvement was well done and that the road surface is smooth. He further noted that new grass was planted as part of the restoration.

Mayor O’Leary asked if Council had any questions and, hearing no response, asked for a motion to close the public hearing.

Councilmember Wahlstrom moved to close the public hearing at 7:20 p.m., seconded by Councilmember Hansen and carried. (4-0)

Councilmember Hovey moved to adopt Resolution No. 21-48 titled, Resolution Adopting Special Assessment for Sunfish Lake City Project No. 2021-02 (Zehnder Road Improvement Project), seconded by Councilmember Hansen and carried. (4-0)

c.  Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Special Assessments for Sunfish Lake City Project No. 2021-03 (Angell Road East Mill & Overlay Project):   Mayor O’Leary opened the public hearing at 7:24 p.m.to consider the proposed special assessment for City Project No. 2021-03, Angell Road East Mill & Overlay Improvement Project, and asked the City Engineer to provide a brief overview of the project.

Engineer Sandberg reviewed the project area of Angell Road East beginning at the intersection of Highway 62 to the intersection of Sunnyside Lane and Angell Road West.  He stated that the asphalt was removed and replaced and the culverts were cleaned to improve drainage.  He advised that five (5) properties were included in the project with a proposed assessment of $10,470 each and that the City Attorney would provide further information on the proposed assessment schedule.

Attorney Kuntz referred to his report dated September 29, 2021 and stated that a public hearing was held in March, at which time the project was ordered. He advised that at subsequent meetings Council obtained bonds to assist with financing the project, advertised for bids and awarded the contract. He stated that the bid specifications included all four (4) projects to be discussed this evening and that the costs for each project were separated for the purpose of assessments.  He noted that construction began late this summer and was recently completed. 

The Attorney advised that the total cost for Project 2021-03, Angell Road East, was $124,514 and that five (5) parcels would each be assessed $10,470 for a total assessment of $52,350.   He explained that after conducting the public hearing and adopting the assessment, a letter would be sent to the affected property owners which outlines the terms of payment. He stated that the total amount may be paid before November 15, 2021 with no interest. The interest rate of 3%, which is 1.5% above the true bond interest rate would be added beginning January 1, 2022 and the payments would be amortized over 10-years. He further noted that payment in full may be made at any time during the 10 years with interest for the unpaid installments. He advised that the notices for all four (4) assessment hearings were advertised twice in the City’s official newspaper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Attorney Kuntz stated that the assessment amounts are the same as those discussed at the public hearing in March, 2021 and that staff recommends Council pass the proposed resolution adopting the assessments as presented.

Mayor O’Leary thanked the Engineer and Attorney for their presentations.  He opened the public hearing for comments or questions and there was no response.

The Mayor asked if Council had any questions and, hearing no response, asked for a motion to close the public hearing.

Councilmember Wahlstrom moved to close the public hearing at 7:27 p.m., seconded by Councilmember Hansen and carried. (4-0)

Councilmember Hovey moved to adopt Resolution No. 21-49 titled Resolution Adopting Special Assessment for Sunfish Lake City Project No. 2021-03 (Angell Road East Mill & Overlay Project), seconded by Mayor O’Leary and carried. (4-0)

d.  Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Special Assessments for Sunfish Lake City Project No. 2021-04 (Grieve Glen Lane Reconstruction Project):  Mayor O’Leary opened the public hearing at 7:28 p.m.to consider the proposed special assessment for City Project No. 2021-04, Grieve Glen Lane Improvement Project, and asked the City Engineer to provide a brief overview of the project.

Engineer Sandberg reviewed the project area which included the cul-de-sac of Grieve Glen Lane off of Delaware Avenue. He explained that this project was more extensive and included removal of the asphalt along with sub-grade soil corrections. He advised that a layer of fabric was placed over the new Class 5 base on the road to add structural support for the gravel and to maintain separation between the gravel and the asphalt. He noted that this was part of the original project and did not increase the cost.  He noted that culverts were also cleaned in conjunction with this project.

The Engineer advised that seven (7) properties were included in the project with a proposed assessment of $19,000 each and that the City Attorney would provide further information on the proposed assessment schedule.

Attorney Kuntz referred to his report dated September 29, 2021 and stated that a public hearing was held in March, at which time the project was ordered. He advised that at subsequent meetings Council obtained bonds to assist with financing the project, advertised for bids and awarded the contract. He stated that the bid specifications included all four (4) projects to be discussed this evening and that the costs for each project were separated for the purpose of assessments.  He noted that construction began late this summer and was recently completed. 

Attorney Kuntz referred to his report dated September 29, 2021 and stated that the project was ordered in March, 2021. He advised that at subsequent meetings Council obtained bonds to assist with financing the project, advertised for bids and awarded the contract. He stated that the bid specifications included all four (4) projects to be discussed this evening and that the costs for each project were separated for the purpose of assessments.  He noted that construction began late this summer and was recently completed. 

The Attorney advised that the total cost for Project 2021-04, Grieve Glen Lane, was $235,968 and that five (5) parcels would be each be assessed $19,000 for a total assessment of $133,000.   He explained that after conducting the public hearing and adopting the assessment, a letter would be sent to the affected property owners which outlines the terms of payment. He stated that the total amount may be paid before November 15, 2021 with no interest. The interest rate of 3%, which is 1.5% above the true bond interest rate, would be added beginning January 1, 2022 and the payments would be amortized over 10-years. He further noted that payment in full may be made at any time during the 10 years with interest for the unpaid installments. He advised that the notices for all four (4) assessment hearings were advertised twice in the City’s official newspaper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Attorney Kuntz stated that the assessment amounts are the same as those discussed at the public hearing in March, 2021 and that staff recommends Council pass the proposed resolution adopting the assessments as presented.

Mayor O’Leary thanked the Engineer and Attorney for their presentations.  He opened the public hearing for comments or questions and there was no response.

The Mayor asked if Council had any questions and, hearing no response, asked for a motion to close the public hearing.

Councilmember Hovey moved to close the public hearing at 7:33 p.m., seconded by Councilmember Hansen and carried. (4-0)

               

Councilmember Wahlstrom moved to adopt Resolution No. 21-50 titled, Resolution Adopting Special Assessment for Sunfish Lake City Project No. 2021-04 (Grieve Glen Lane Reconstruction Project), seconded by Councilmember Hovey and carried. (4-0)

The Mayor asked the Police Chief the location of the home on Grieve Glen where the theft of vehicle occurred.

Chief Sturgeon checked on the matter and reported the home at the end of the cul-de-sac, not close to Delaware Avenue.

6.  PLANNING COMMISSION/PLANNER’S REPORT:  a.  Planner’s Report:  Planner Ramler-Olson reviewed the following information listed in his report dated October 5, 2021 and advised that the September and October Planning Commission meetings were cancelled due to lack of agenda items. 

The Planner reviewed the September planning updates:  

1.  Staff is waiting for the as-built survey for the work done at 369 Salem Church Road. 

2. Staff is working with the owner at 2150 Charlton Road and their designer on site improvement concepts for the property. Staff provided feedback on the plans submitted and has been waiting for a response from the property owner. 

4.   The new property owner at 15 Sunnyside Lane will be demolishing the existing home and constructing a new home on the property. Staff has been working with a contractor who is seeking a Demolition Permit and that the City Engineer would address this matter as part of his report.

3.  The new property owner at 2 Acorn Drive has been in contact with staff to discuss development of their property and have submitted an application for a Major Site and Building Plan review, however, they have not submitted plans for the property development. Staff is working with the property owners to schedule a site visit prior to submission of the formal plans, which may require other approvals. He explained that as soon as the formal application is submitted, staff would set up a meeting to review and discuss the plan.

Mayor O’Leary asked if the Building Inspector, Forester and Engineer would also attend the site visit meeting.


The Planner responded yes and stated that he would also extend an invitation to the Mayor if he wished to attend the meeting. He noted the meeting usually is informative to the applicants.

Planner Ramler-Olson stated that the property owner at 2570 Delaware Avenue submitted a Minor Site and Building Plan review for installation of a fence on their property today. Staff will be reviewing the application, providing feedback, sending it to additional appropriate staff for comment and mailing a notice to adjacent property owners as required by ordinance. He stated it appears that they may need additional approvals or might have to amend the design.

Council thanked the Planner for his report.

7.  ENGINEER’S REPORT:  1. Engineering Activities Undertaken in September:  A. 2021 Capital Improvement Projects:  Construction on the four (4) CIP projects, Sunnyside Lane, Angell Road East, Zehnder Road, and Grieve Glen Lane are substantially completed.  No issues arose during construction and no complaints were received by staff, which may have been due to the fact that the contractors on site responded to concerns or complaints when working in the areas.

Engineer Sandberg explained there was one localized soft spot in Zehender Road that will be cut out and repaired. He stated this was due to removal and installation of pavement at a time when rain was forecasted, which contributed to the soft spot.  He noted that there were funds available to complete the repairs without increasing the costs. He stated that there are minor items that will be completed by the contractor in October. 

B.  2021 Capital Improvement Projects Pay Request #2: Staff prepared the Partial Pay Request #2 in the amount of $135,025.55 for work completed by the contractor in September.

Engineer Sandberg explained that the City will retain $15,975.13 (5%), which will be held until all minor items are completed. He advised the final pay voucher will likely be presented to Council at their November meeting.

Mayor O’Leary asked Engineer Sandberg if he would be responsible for making sure all the work is completed and he responded yes.

C.  Salem Church Road and Delaware Intersection Improvements: Engineer Sandberg stated that Dakota County’s contractor was scheduled to complete the work on September 19, however, the project has not gone well. He advised that there were delays in starting the project in the time that the County had forecast, and that now he sees issues with the completed work.  He stated that he viewed the area and found the coating had lifted in spots and created small potholes in the street surface.  He explained that the high temperatures and the slope of the road made it difficult to apply the friction surface materials.  

The Engineer explained that he had contacted the County to advise them Sunfish Lake will not accept the project “as is”. He stated that he will contact the County Engineer and arrange to meet him on site to discuss re-doing the project.


Mayor O’Leary asked that the Engineer remind the County that the reason the City requested that intersection be fixed was because the slope is too steep at that location. 

D.  City Lake Pumping: Water was not flowing from any of the City lakes in September and there are no active water pumping permits at this time in the City. 

E.  Demolition Permit:  Staff collaborated to prepare a checklist for issuance of a Demolition Permit. 

Engineer Sandberg explained that demolition of an existing home usually occurs when an application is submitted for new home construction on the property.  He pointed out that this is the first time that he can recall a request to demolish an existing home without an application for new home construction, therefore, staff collaborated on a checklist for demolition permit requests.


The Engineer showed the proposed checklist of requirements to be met prior to issuance of a demolition permit that was compiled by staff.

Mayor O’Leary advised that Councilmember Hansen had worked on a proposal for recycling materials from a home prior to demolition and new construction and suggested that she review the document and offer suggestions to staff.

Councilmembers Hansen agreed to work with staff on the permit checklist.

Engineer Sandberg stated that the document included such items as; sequencing of activities, removal of underground storage tanks, removal and filling of building foundations, erosion control requirements, recyclable materials, and restoration of disturbed areas on the site.   He advised that the City Planner, Building Official and Engineer all participated in preparing the checklist that would be provided to the applicant.

Mayro O’Leary suggested that language be included to “strongly encourage” recycling both interior and exterior materials as much as possible and advise that the City would like residents to be as “green” as possible when demolishing the structure.

Councilmember Hovey suggested providing the property owner and the contractor with information on recycling facilities and other resources.

Councilmember Hansen stated she had been working on this issue and would be happy to research the information for inclusion with the Demolition Permit.

Mayor O’Leary thanked Councilmember Hovey for the suggestion and Councilmember Hansen for volunteering to assist with compiling the information. He asked that the City Engineer coordinate with Councilmember Hovey and Hansen and also discuss possible inclusion of demolition regulations in the City ordinances with the Planner.

2.  Building and Site review in the Month of September:  A.  Staff conducted reviews of the following properties:

               

     - 100 Windy Hill Road:  Site erosion controls were inspected and confirmed to be in place.

     - 2150 Charlton Road:  Staff has been providing guidance to the contractor on the improvements that may be

        permitted within a critical shoreland setback. An application is expected to be submitted for review.

     - 2 Acorn Drive:  Staff has been communicating with the applicant regarding the development process and a formal

        application is expected soon.

     - 369 Salem Church Road: Staff is expecting submission of the as-built survey and a staff site visit will follow as part of

        the Certificate of Occupancy process.

     -  39 Windy Hill Road: An as-built survey is expected to be submitted and a staff site visit will follow as part of the

         Certificate of Occupancy process.

3.  Public Works Activities Undertaken in the Month of September:  A. No Public Works activities were performed in

     September.

4.   Anticipated Engineering and Public Works Activities for October:   A.  Typically, staff would advertise Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) from snowplowing contractors at this time. The city is entering year two of a three-year contract with our current snowplow contractor, therefore no further action is required for the 2021-2022 snow plow season which beings in November.

Mayor O’Leary commented that it appears to be beneficial to have a three-year contract and asked if the contract included an escalation clause.  He pointed out that it appears the cost of most materials have increased in the past year.

Engineer Sandberg stated he was unsure if there was an escalation clause in the contract and offered to review it and report back to Council.

Mayor O’Leary explained his concern related to the contractor using less product on the roads if the cost of the product increased substantially.


The Engineer noted that the current contractor has been very cooperative in the past with addressing concerns from residents by setting up an email account to receive their comments on dangerous road conditions.  He stated he would discuss this matter with the contractor to ensure that pre-treatment of the roadways is not reduced.

Council thanked the Engineer for his report.

8.  NEW/OTHER BUSINESS:  a. Discussion of 2021 Deer Management Program:  Mayor O’Leary asked the City Attorney to report on the proposed 2021 Deer Management Program.


Attorney Kuntz referred to his report dated September 29, 2021 and explained that on October 1, 2019 Council had approved a three (3) year agreement, commencing in 2020 through 2022, with the Metro Bowhunters Resource Base, Inc. He stated that the agreement outlined the deer hunting program and listed the dates that hunting would be allowed. He noted that Council also approved a Resident Volunteer Hunting Program as part of the agreement.

The Attorney advised that this is the second year of the contract and that the proposed resolution includes the specific dates that hunting may occur. He noted that staff was cautious to keep the hunting dates away from holidays or MEA when schools are closed and that any alternations to these dates must be approved by Council. 

Staff recommends that Council adopt the resolution approving the changes in the dates to conduct the hunting as authorized in the three-year Deer Management agreement with the Metro Bowhunters Resource Base, Inc. and Resident Volunteer Hunting Program for 2021.

Mayor O’Leary asked if there were any questions and there was no response.

Mayor O’Leary moved to adopt Resolution No. 21-51 titled, resolution approving changes to the permitted and prohibited hunt dates with respect to the agreement with metro bowhunters and the resident volunteer hunter program for the deer hunting season in 2021, seconded by Councilmember Wahlstrom and carried. (4-0)

b.  Discussion Regarding Planner Lori Johnson:  Mayor O’Leary thanked Planner Ramler-Olson for his past performance as the City Planner and explained that the City had experienced a significant amount of turn-over for this position in the past few years. 

The Mayor explained that he and Councilmember Hovey had interviewed a senior planner from WSB last week and that they were very impressed with her wealth of experience in municipal government planning.

 

Mayor O’Leary stated he was pleased to introduce Senior Planner Lori Johnson from WSB as the candidate for the position of City Planner in Sunfish Lake.  He referred to her resume sent by email earlier to Council and reviewed her employment history and experience when working for the City of Blaine.  He commented that Sunfish Lake has many inconsistences in the City Code, as he has discussed with Council in the past, and that Ms. Johnson has experience in updating ordinances during her employment with the City of Blaine. 

Councilmember Hovey stated that he found Ms. Johnson to be very professional and experienced, and that it is his opinion she would be a good fit and good addition to City staff. 

The Mayor introduced Ms. Johnson to Council and Planning Commission Chair Tom Hendrickson, who welcomed her to Sunfish Lake.

Ms. Johnson stated that she was honored to be spoken of so kindly and that she was looking forward to working for Sunfish Lake and with staff.  She explained she worked for the City of Blaine for 25 years. She stated that she began her employment when Blaine was a small city, however, it grew rapidly. She stated she dealt with both small and larger issues related to city planning during her municipal employment, and that she welcomed the opportunity to work for Sunfish Lake.

Mayor O’Leary advised he would schedule a meeting with Ms. Johnson, staff and the Planning Commission Chair in the near future to review procedures and discuss upcoming and pending items.  He asked if there were any questions and there was no response. 

Mayor O’Leary moved to appoint Lori Johnson, Senior Planner at WSB, to serve as the City Planner for Sunfish Lake, seconded by Councilmember Hovey and carried. (4-0)

 

MISCELLANOUS:  Clerk Iago reminded Council that the November Council meeting was changed to November 9 due to the school board election on the regular meeting date. 

 

Mayor O’Leary asked if there was any further business and there was no response.


9.  ADJOURN:   Mayor O’Leary adjourned the meeting at 8:10 p.m.


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Catherine Iago, City Clerk                                                  Dan O’Leary, Mayor

We are a small community proud of our heritage and committed to the preservation of our pristine, rural character. We cherish our privacy, yet know we are part of a thriving Dakota County and the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area. With these partnerships in mind, we strive to preserve that unique spirit which is Sunfish Lake, Minnesota.