BAXTER -- Residents will have an opportunity to voice concerns, see where city projects are headed and ask questions at the Baxter Town Meeting in March.
The city council scheduled the meeting for March 8 at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter with registration at 8:30 a.m. with conclusion at 1 p.m.
Accepted the consulting services contract with Widseth Smith Nolting, a design and engineering firm in Baxter.
Approved Patrick Conery for the position of building/zoning inspector.
Agreed to send a proposal to approve full medical, pro-rated vacation, sick leave and clothing allowance for employees contingent on working 1,560 hours with no overtime pay for a Parks and Recreation employee who is employed for three-quarter time back to the Personnel and Police Commission.
Jeremy Vacinek, assistant finance director, said the cost would be $3,400, which was not budgeted and the move would set a precedent.
Accepted a petition for annexation from Merten's property north of Whispering Woods Lane after a public hearing.
Accepted a petition for John Sullivan's Berrywood Drive South extension between Hinckley Road South and College Road South for city sewer and water, storm sewer and street paving with curb and gutter.
Adopted fee changes for Global Information System maps, a planning and zoning fee schedule and building code fee schedule for 2003. For instance, an Arcview basemap with database will be $300. Many of the other files are $25. Government agencies will not be charged.
The special meeting fee rose from $50 to $300 for residential and $350 for commercial. Other fees for a conditional use permit, variance, rezoning and preliminary plat were increased by $50.
New fees include $300 for residential and $350 for commercial for an Environmental Assessment Worksheet and the same fee amount for an Environmental Impact Statement, $50 for a wetland review and $100 for a shoreland alteration permit.
Approved a residential non-user fee increase.
Agreed to a 60-day extension to the final plat expiration date for Hampton Square.
Approved a water plant surcharge.
Appointed The Dispatch as official newspaper, Bremer Bank as city depository, Wells as vice chair, Curt Paulson as cemetery overseer, Dr. Dale Hadland as health officer, John Person and Brad Person as city attorney. A city administrator, when one is found, would also participate on a majority of commissions.
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