Prior to Tuesday's City Council meeting they held a study session in regards to the 2018 Owatonna Parks and Recreation budget. The council did an ordinance amendment which will prohibit alcohol in the recently opened archery park.

The council also did an adjustment in regards to drop off points for the Owatonna school district on St. Paul Road. Previously the only drop off was along 15th Street NE. This has been changed to allow pickup and drop off from 7:30-3:30PM on the east side of St. Paul Road from 15th Street NE to the south entrance of the middle school parking lot. There will also be a traffic study of the area so see if more adjustments are needed.

A development agreement with Pearl Street apartments was approved. This project will include the demolition of some homes with a market rate apartment being constructed. The developers are hoping to begin some of the demolition sometime this fall.