Baxter City Council
Meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in a work session before 7 p.m. council meeting
Baxter City Hall
The Baxter City Council will conduct a work session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for the purposes of discussing the proposed 2014 budget and levy, silent railroad crossings and town meeting. No formal action will be taken at this meeting.
The regular meeting starts at 7 p.m.
1. Call 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
5. 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 City Council Work Session Minutes and City Council Minutes from Aug. 20, 2013, and City Council Work Session Minutes from Aug. 27, 2013.
B. Approve the Payment of Bills and Finance Report.
C. Accept Parks & Trail Commission Minutes from Aug. 26, 2013.
1. Revisit the gate access with the addition of non-motorized signage at Riverview Park for ease of access for visitors.
2. Allow staff to research the cost estimate for (2) pavilions similar in size and amenities as Loren Thompson Park, one at Whipple Beach Park and one at Berrywood Park.
D. Approve Web Hosting Agreement with Faster Solutions.
E. Request from GSA that Authority over the “baxtermn.gov” Domain Name be Delegated to City of Baxter, and Approve Payment of Domain Name Fee.
F. Approve Purchase of Geocortex Essentials GIS Software as Budgeted.
G. Adopt Resolution No. 13-9/1-1 Setting the Preliminary 2014 Property Tax Levy at $5,508,200.
H. Adopt Resolution No. 13-9/1-2 Approving the Preliminary 2014 Governmental Funds Budget.
I. Set the Public Information Meeting to Review the 2014 Budget and Levy with Public Testimony for Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at 6 p.m.
J. Authorize Initiation of Hiring Process to Fill Vacant Assistant Chief Position
K. Adopt Resolution No. 13-9/1-3 through 13-9/1-5 Regarding the Designation of No
6. Pulled Agenda Items.
7. Other Business.
A. Inglewood Drive Improvements.
8. Council Comments.
A. Jim Klein.
B. Rob Moser.
C. Todd Holman.
D. Mark Cross.
E. Darrel Olson.
9. City Attorney’s Report.
10. City Administrator’s Report.
11. Adjourn to Baxter Town Meeting at Heritage Assembly of God Church on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at 9 a.m.