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Notice of Public Hearing: To Consider an Ordinance Amending Chapter 20, Section 20.08 - Franchise Fees - CenterPoint Energy

Authored on
July 15, 2021

The Bloomington City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55431, or by electronic means as provided by State law, to consider an Ordinance amending the franchise fee authorized under Chapter 20, Section 20.08 of the Bloomington City Code, imposed on CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp. d/b/a CenterPoint Energy Minnesota Gas, for the right to import, manufacture, distribute and sell gas for public and private use within the City of Bloomington, Minnesota.

How you can participate remotely

As permitted by state law and due to the global COVID-19 health pandemic, this public meeting will be held in the Council Chambers and available virtually.

To watch or listen to the meeting:

  • Attend the meeting in person at Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road
  • BTV (Comcast channels 859 or 14)
  • Watch online at or the City's YouTube channel
  • By phone: 1-415-655-0001, access code 177 483 1936. A mobile phone is recommended to avoid long-distance charges

To provide public comment:

There are three ways to comment or testify during the public comment period of a public hearing.

1. In Person at the meeting.

  • Beginning June 14th, City Council meetings will be held via a hybrid of virtual and in-person options. If you wish to provide public comment or testimony during a public hearing, please wait for the Mayor to open the public comment or public hearing, approach the podium, add your name and contact information to the clipboard, and begin speaking.

2. Phone in during the meeting.

  • Dial phone number 1-866-427-2706, conference ID 8360929 prior the start of the item you wish to speak on.
  • Provide the operator with the item number and name listed on the agenda. You will be placed on hold and your line muted until it is your turn to comment or testify. 

3.Contacting the Council Secretary prior to the meeting. 

  • Call 952-563-4695 or email sends e-mail).
  • Include the item number and name listed on the agenda.
  • Include your name, phone number and address when leaving a voicemail or email. 
  • Voicemail and emails must be received by 2 p.m. on the day of the City Council meeting.  
  • Please indicate if you also plan to call in during the meeting to provide live comment or testimony.

Further information

A full copy of the proposed ordinance options are available below or for review during regular business hours in the City Clerk’s Office at the Bloomington Civic Plaza, at the address listed above. For more information or to submit comments prior to the public hearing, call 952-563-8791.