■ Baxter City Council
Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday
Baxter City Hall
13190 Memorywood Dr., Baxter
The Baxter City Council will hold a work session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Dr., Baxter, for the purposes of discussing the Isle Drive Extension Rental Registration Fee for Group Homes and Long Range Financial Plan Project.
The Baxter EDA will hold its regular meeting at 6:15 p.m.
The regular meeting of the Baxter City Council will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Dr., Baxter.
1. Call meeting to order
2. Roll call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Public Comments
Comments received from the public may be placed on a future meeting agenda for consideration.
5. North Memorial Ambulance Manager Kevin Lee
6. Consent Agenda
The following items are considered non-controversial by staff and are recommended to be read and passed in one motion. Any council person, staff, citizen, or meeting attendee can request one or more items be pulled from the Consent Agenda and the item will be pulled and addressed immediately after the passage of the Consent Agenda; otherwise, the following items will be passed in one motion:
A. Approve Joint City Council & Utilities Commission Work Session Minutes and City Council Minutes from Jan. 2, 2013.
B. Approve the Payment of Bills and Finance Report.
C. Accept Utilities Commission Minutes of Jan. 2, 2013.
D. Accept P & Z Commission Minutes of Jan. 8, 2013.
E. Approve Early Retirement Incentive Program 2013 Filing Period.
F. Adopt Resolution 13-1/2-1 Establishing City Council Appointments for 2013.
G. Approve Purchase of 2 Squad Cars for Police Department.
7. Pulled agenda items
8. Other business
A. Public Hearing on the Vacation of Easements at Woodland Office Park
B. Planning & Zoning Motions:
A. Matters regarding the reuse of the former Dondelinger property by Viking Land Harley Davidson.
i. Approve a conditional use permit (CUP) to allow motorcycle sales and related parts, accessories and clothing; an outside rider education/training area; exterior inventory display; outdoor storage of transports; and up to (6) special events per year at 7915 State HWY 371 requested by Viking Land Harley Davidson per P & Z findings and conditions as amended.
ii. Approve the variance request reducing the required setback as follows:
1. Reducing the required side yard setback from 10 feet to 4 feet for the existing building (south side);
2. Reducing the required front yard setback from 40 to 29 feet for the existing building (north side);
3. Reducing the required setback from 10 to 0 feet for the existing parking lot on the north and south sides. per P & Z Commission findings and amended conditions.
B. Approve a conditional use permit (CUP) for a planned unit development (PUD) to allow a 34-unit townhome project requested by Central Minnesota Housing Partnership on Outlot A of Utopia Addition per P & Z Commission findings and conditions.
C. Deny the sign variance request by Dondelinger to reduce the required freestanding sign setback from 10 to 5 feet per P & Z Commission findings.
C. Sprucewood Townhomes Development Tax Increment Financing Request (pp. x – x).
1. Developer Presentation.
2. Consider Resolution 13-1/2-1, A Resolution to Support a Tax Credit Application for Sprucewood Townhomes.
3. Consider Resolution 13-1/2-2, A Resolution of Support for Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Assistance for Sprucewood Townhomes.
9. Council Comments
A. Jim Klein
B. Rob Moser
C. Todd Holman
D. Mark Cross
E. Darrel Olson
10. City Attorney’s Report
11. City Administrator’s Report
■ Brainerd School Board
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
Washington Educational Services Building
804 Oak Street, Brainerd
1. Roll call
2. District recognitions
3. Delegations, petitions and communications
4. Approval of minutes
A. Regular School Board Meeting - Dec. 10, 2012
B. Re-organizational School Board Meeting - Jan. 2
5. Consent Calendar
A. New Non-Teaching Employees
C. Ratify Payment of Bills
D. Non-Teaching Resignations
E. Gifts and Grants Approval
1) Donation of $700 from 2013 Target Field Trip Grant for the Middle Level Alternative Program’s students activities account.
2) Donation of $450 from an anonymous donor for Lowell Elementary families at Christmas.
3) Donation of $150 from Don & Nancy Samuelson for the student activity fund at Harrison Elementary School
4) Donation of $50 from Susan Hanker for the Garfield Elementary media department
5) Donation of $20 from Jeffrey & Kathy Gilbert for the Garfield Elementary media department
6) Donation of $325 from Crow Wing County Bar Association for BHS Mock Trail
7) Donation of $75 from Janell Carlson for BHS Mock Trail
8) Donation of $100 from Hunt Technologies for the BHS Robotics program
9) Donation of $100 from Magnum Machining, Inc. for the BHS Robotics program
10) Donation of $741.75 from the general public through a spaghetti dinner for the BHS Robotics program
11) Donation of $20 from the general public for the BHS FFA program
12) Donation of $800 from the Central Lakes Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans for the BHS Choir
13) Donation of $75 from Kemps Nickels for Schools for Nisswa Elementary student activities
14) Donation of $1,152 from Box Tops for Education for Nisswa Elementary student activities
15) Donation of $3,000 from Brainerd VFW Post #1647 for the BHS Robotics program
16) Donation of $2236.38 from Box Tops for Education for Riverside Elementary student activities
17) Donation of $70 from Mark & Rose Bankers for the BHS Robotics program
18) Donation of $100 from Globe University Inc. for the BHS Robotics program
19) Donation of $457 from Lifetouch for the Nisswa Elementary fall student pictures
20) Donation from Lamar Outdoor Advertising for the use of billboard space on East Washington St & Highway 210 East
21) Donation from Brad Watson for $350 for production and purchase of the advertising sign
22) Early Childhood Literacy School Readiness Grant from the Initiative Foundation for $20,000
6. Old business
A. Goal 1A - All certified staff will participate in an appraisal process with the building administrator once every three years
7. New business
A. For action
1) Joint Agreement for Development of Teacher Evaluation Plan
2) Second Reading of Policy #612.1 - Development of Parental Involvement Policies for Title 1 Programs
3) First Reading of Policy #616 - School District System Accountability
4) Baxter Elementary Field Trip Request to Deep Portage
5) Resolution of Intent to issue $1,240,000 General Obligation Capital Facilities Bonds - Steve Lund
6) FY13 Pay Equity Report
7) Approval of Participation with The Safe Routes to Schools - Garfield Elementary
1) Site Reports/Communications
a. Advanced Placement Update - Andrea Rusk
b. Bridges Academy Update - Review of website
c. MDE - Alternative Teacher Compensation Program (Q-Comp Goals)
2) School Board Member Reports - General
3) Schools for Equity in Education (SEE) - Bob Nystrom
4) Brainerd Public Schools Foundation Report - Reed Campbell 5) Business Services’ Report - Steve Lund
6) Superintendent’s Report - Steve Razidlo
a. 2011-12 Annual Report for the UM PSEO Program & College in the Schools
b. Community Education Spring Guide - Jan. 11. Registration will begin Jan. 14.
c. District Boundaries Update
d. Technology Update
(1) OdysseyWare Meeting - Jan 4.
(2) Race to the Top Meeting - Feb. 4.
(3) EMB Meet & Confer - Feb. 20.
(4) Minnetonka Tech Institute - Feb. 21.
8. Committee Reports
A. Curriculum/Student Activities Committee - Bob Nystrom
B. Facilities Committee - Chris Robinson
C. Finance/Insurance Committee - Reed Campbell
1) Met Jan. 10.
D. Legislative Committee - Sue Kern
1) Met Dec. 14.
E. Long Range Planning Committee - Tom Haglin
F. Personnel Committee - Ruth Nelson
9. Future Board & Committee Meetings
A. MSBA Annual Conference - Jan. 16-18.
B. Facilities Committee Meeting - Jan. 31 at 11:30 a.m.
C. Personnel Committee Meeting - Feb. 8 at 11:30 a.m.
D. Regular School Board Meeting - Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.
E. Curriculum Committee Meeting - Feb. 27 at 11:30 a.m.
10. Any other such business that may properly come before the board.
■ Crow Wing County Committee meetings
The following list includes Crow Wing County meetings that may be attended by one or more members of the Crow Wing County Board:
8:30 a.m. Monday, Thirty Lakes Watershed District Board of Managers at Land Services Building, Meeting Room 1
5 p.m. Tuesday, Historical Committee at Crow Wing County Museum
9 a.m. Wednesday, Central Minnesota Community Corrections Executive Committee at Land Services Building, CMCC Administration Office
3 p.m. Wednesday, Community Health Services Advisory Committee at Community Services Building, Health Conference Room
5 p.m. Thursday, Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment at Historic Courthouse, County Board Room
5 p.m. Thursday, Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc. Board of Directors at TCC Office, Little Falls
8 a.m. Friday, Northern Pines Finance & Personnel Committee at Northern Pines Office, Brainerd
9 a.m. Friday, Mississippi Headwaters Board at Walker
January 21 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - County offices closed
Meets 8:30 a.m. Tuesday
Morrison County Board Room
1. Social Service Report – Brad Vold
2. Public Health Report – Bonnie Paulsen
3. Planning & Zoning Report – Amy Kowalzek
4. Assessor’s Report – Glen Erickson
5. Auditor’s Report – Russ Nygren
6. Airport Report – Jerry Lochner
7. Administrator’s Report – Deb Gruber
8. Other business
■ Nisswa City Council
Meets 7 p.m. Wednesday
Call to Order 7 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance
Approve minutes of Dec. 19, 2012, and Jan. 4, 2013
Park & Rec
Nisswa Chamber of Commerce
A. Monetary Limits on Municipal Tort Liability
B. Council Members
Presentation of claims
■ Pillager Board
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
Re-organizational/Regular school board meeting
I. Call to order
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Cell phone/electronic devices
IV. Oath of office
A. Election of officers
1. CY13 Board Chair
2. CY13 Vice-Chair
3. CY13 Clerk/Treasurer B. Committee Membership
6. Policy C. Agency Representatives
3. Children’s Initiative Board
4. Community Education
5. Paul Bunyan Coop Joint Powers
1. School Board Meeting Dates/Times
2. Bank Depositories 3. Invest Funds
4. Electronic Fund Transfers
5. School Board Compensation
6. Official Board Newspaper
7. Robert’s Rules of Order
8. Signature Plate
VI. Regular Monthly Board Meeting
VII. Visitors’ Comments
VIII. Consider Consent Agenda
A. Minutes of Dec. 17 Truth and Taxation/Regular School Board Meeting
B. Cash Flow Including Investments
C. Donations IX. Special Board Reports
1. Consider Monthly Bills Paid
2. Consider Resolution Directing Administration to make recommendations for programs/position reductions
X. Special Reports
A. Secondary Principal’s Report
B. Elementary Principal’s Report
C. Superintendent’s Report