Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday
Baxter City Hall
4. 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 council minutes of Jan. 6.
B. Payment of bills and approval of finance report
C. Accept Utilities Commission minutes of Jan. 7.
D. Accept ARC Minutes of Jan. 8.
E. Accept Planning and Zoning minutes of Jan. 13.
F. Approve Commission reappointment terms that will expire in 2011.
G. Adopt Resolution No. 09-1/2-1 authorizing the Clearwater Trail grant application.
H. Adopt Resolution No. 09-1/2-2 authorizing the Mountain Ash Trail grant application.
5. Pulled agenda items.
6. Other business.
A. Assessment agreement for Baxter Town Center.
B. Notice of public hearing and availability of environmental assessment for Great River Energy and Minnesota Power - Power Line Upgrade.
C. Planning and Zoning Actions.
1. Approve with staff findings and conditions to allow a conditional use permit to expand an offsite liquor establishment-Cash Wise Liquor Store.
2. Approve with staff finding and conditions the conditional use permit for a joint driveway for Cash Wise Liquor and Holiday Gas Station.
3. Approve the building variance request for Cash Wise Liquor Store per staff findings and conditions.
4. Approve staff findings and conditions as presented for a variance reducing the parking setback from 10 feet to 0 feet for Cash Wise Liquor Store.
5. Approve staff findings and conditions for a minor subdivision plat for Excelsior Business Center Second Addition.
6. Approve staff findings and conditions for a conditional use permit allowing a joint driveway for Lot 3, Block 1, Excelsior Business Center and Lot 1, Block 1, Excelsior Business Center Second Addition.
7. Public comments.
9. Council comments.
A. Jim Klein Industrial and Economic Development/Parks and Recreation Commissions.
B. Rob Moser Utilities Commission.
C. Todd Holman Long Range Planning Commission.
D. Mark Cross Architectural Review Commission.
E. Darrel Olson Planning and Zoning Commission and other mayoral comments.
10. City Attorney.
11. Staff reports.
12. Adjourn to closed session for labor negotiations.
13. Adjourn to strategic visioning session on Jan. 31 at 9 a.m.
Brainerd City Council
Meets 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
Brainerd City Hall council chambers
4. Consent Calendar
A. Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting held on Jan. 5 as distributed.
B. Approval of licenses - Recommended by City Administrator Vogt.
1. Contractor's Licenses - 20 - Renewals.
C. Department Reports.
1. Mayor's report of activities as distributed to Council.
2. Police Chief's report of activities as distributed to Mayor and Council.
3. Finance Director's report as distributed to Mayor and Council.
D. Circus License Application - Submitted by the Relay for Life of Crow Wing County for the Jose Cole Circus to be held on March 24 at the Brainerd Area Civic Center - Approval of.
E. Minnesota Lawful Gambling application for Exempt Permit - Submitted by Riverside PTO for a raffle to be held on April 3 at Riverside Elementary School, 220 NW 3rd Street, Brainerd - Approval of.
F. Minnesota Lawful Gambling application for Exempt Permit - Submitted by The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society for a raffle to be held at Jack's House, 300 HWY 25 South, Brainerd - Approval of.
5. Approval of Bills and Transfer of Funds - Recommended by the Personnel and Finance Committee.
6. Character Trait - (January) - Responsibility.
7. Council President's opening statement.
8. Unfinished business.
A. Wine and 3.2 percent On-Sale Beer License - Ms. Jessica Anne Borkenhagen, dba E Squared Caf, 123 Washington Street, Brainerd - effective Jan. 1 to June 30 (Balance of License Year) - Police Chief Bolduc Recommends Approval of.
B. Public Hearing - Proposed Small Cities Development Program full application for downtown Brainerd.
9. New business.
A. Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) - Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).
10. Planning Commission - (See Safety and Public Works Committee Agenda No. 7).
A. Conditional Use Permit - Fence Height at 802 12th Ave NE.
11. Public Forum. Time allocated for citizens to bring matters not on the agenda to the attention of the Council. Time limits may be imposed.
A - Mayor
B - City Attorney
C - City Administrator
D - City Engineer
E - City Planner
F - Police Chief
G - Finance Director
13. Council Committee Reports.
A - Safety and Public Works Committee.
B - Personnel and Finance Committee.
C - Other Committees.
14. Committee Recommendations - Recommended by Mayor Wallin.
A. Transportation Committee - Ms. Jan Lambert - one-year term to expire Jan. 1, 2010.
B. Transportation Committee Liaison - Alderman Nelson Fisher - one-year term to expire Jan. 1, 2010.
15. Committee recommendations - Recommended by President Goedker.
A. Police and Fire Civil Service Commission - Mr. Robert E. Miller - three-year term to expire Jan. 1, 2012.
16. Call for applicants.
A. Charter Commission - One term to expire Jan. 1, 2011.
B. Library Board - One term to expire Jan. 1, 2014.
C. Transportation Committee - One term to expire Jan. 1, 2010.
D. EDA - City Council Liaison - One term to expire Jan. 1, 2010.
E. Arena Oversight Committee - Council Liaison - One term to expire Jan. 1, 2010.
Personnel and Finance Committee
Meets 5:30 p.m. Tuesday
Brainerd City Hall conference room
1. Invoice and bill review
2. 2009 Levy Reduction.
3. Energy Audit Reports - Tom Phelps.
4. Policy Issues
Staff Training Approval.
5. Jerry Neygen - Sentence To Serve (STS) Program - Discussion of.
6. Arena Dry Floor rates.
7. Commerce and Industry Show participation.
8. Subordination agreement - Brian and Rhonda Smith - 624 Laurel Street.
Safety and Public Works Committee
Meets 5:30 p.m. Tuesday
City Council chambers
1. TIF Report - Jimmy John's.
2. Riverside School Parking
3. College Drive Sewer Expansion Joint Replacement.
4. Rezoning of 20 acre parcel south of Wright Street - discussion of.
5. Tax Forfeit Lands.
6. State Aid Route Revisions.
7. Planning Commission.
A. Conditional Use Permit - Fence height at 802 12th Avenue NE.
8. Planning Commission items on council agenda.
9. Substandard Structures.
A. 1020 Quince Street.
B. 1309 Norwood Street.
C. 1317 M Street NE.
D. 1603 Pine Street.
E. 623 3rd Avenue NE.
10. 1310 14th Avenue NE - Property Classification Issue - discussion of.
11. Northtown Addition.
A. Park dedication.
B. Screening and Berm.
C. Sanitary Sewer.
12. Improvement 05-28 - Downtown Improvements - Adoption of a resolution approving plans and specs and authorizing advertisement of bids.
Little Falls School Board
Meets 6 p.m. Tuesday
County Commissioners' Board Room, Morrison County Government Center, Little Falls
4. Public comments.
5.1 Paraprofessional Recognition Week
6. Report by High School Assistant Principal, Tim Bjorge.
7. Consent Agenda
7.1.2 Family Medical Leave
7.2 Approval of prior meeting minutes
7.3 Presentation of bills for payment
7.4 Grant award to Farm-to-School Program
8. Reports from board members
9. Superintendent's Report.
10. Old or unfinished business.
11. New business
11.1 Draft 2009-10 School Calendars
11.2 2009-10 Enrollment Projections
11.3 2009-10 Budget Assumptions
11.4 Resolution authorizing the Superintendent to identify and recommend the elimination or reduction of, and/or modification to, district services, staff, positions, programs, offerings and other areas for the 2009-10 school year.
Crow Wing County Committee of the Whole
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
County Board Room, Third Floor, Historic Courthouse, Brainerd
1. Community Services Integration Project - Tim Houle.
2. Budget Reductions - Tim Houle.
3. Region 5 Development Commission Overview - Cheryal Lee Hills.
4. Board Room Doors - Tim Houle.
5. Micropolitan Planning Meeting - Lisa Paxton.
Other board activities
The following list includes Crow Wing County meetings that may be attended by one or more members of the Crow Wing County Board:
Monday - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, County offices closed.
3 p.m. Tuesday - Personnel Committee: Administrator's Conference Room, Historic Courthouse.
5 p.m. Tuesday - Human Rights Commission: Central Lakes College.
5 p.m. Tuesday - Historical Society Committee: Crow Wing County Museum.
9 a.m. Wednesday - 9 a.m. - Central Minnesota Community Corrections Executive Committee: Brainerd Police Department.
9:15 a.m. Wednesday - Central Minnesota Community Corrections Joint Powers Board: Brainerd Police Department
3 p.m. Wednesday - Community Health Services Advisory Committee: Health Department Conference Room, Community Services
7 p.m. Thursday - Region 5 Development Commission: Staples.
Cass County Board of Commissioners
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
Land Department meeting room, Backus
b. Approval of agenda for discussion. (Any requests to be heard not on the proposed agenda are considered for inclusion at this time).
2. 9:05 a.m. Robert Yochum - County Administrator.
a. Consent agenda.
b. Approve 2009 Committee appointments.
c. Receive and file 2009 Economic Stimulus Package recommendations.
3. 9:30 a.m. John Sumption - ESD Director, Paul Radomski - DNR Natural Resource Program Coordinator.
a. Review DNR Sensitive Lake Area Designation Project, Resource Protection Ordinance Grant and State Shoreland Rule status.
4. 10 a.m. Continued Public Hearing - Notice of intent to amend Cass County Ordinances - Ordinance No. 2009-01 - Cass County Land Use Ordinance; Ordinance No. 2009-02-Cass County Subdivision and Platting Ordinance; Ordinance No. 2009-03-Cass County Environmental Definitions Ordinance.
5. 10:30 a.m. Harlan Fierstine - MN DNR Area Fisheries and Wildlife Division.
a. Approval to purchase aquatic management area - Portions of Sections 16 and 21, Boy Lake Township.
6. 10:45 a.m. Dave Enblom - Highway Engineer.
a. Approve resolution authorizing the County Admin. and Engineer to act as County authorities to enter into MNDOT agreement regarding County receipt of State Bond Funds for road improvements.
b. Approve resolution in support of Leech Lake Bands pursuit of Federal Funds for Indian Service Road No. 6.
7. 11 a.m. Hanna Klimmek - Central MN Housing Partnership Program.
a. Presentation and approve resolution of 10 year plan to end homelessness.
8. 11:15 a.m. Confirm upcoming meeting schedule.
a. Approve Commissioners Board Meeting summer schedule.
b. Approve summer meeting in Unorganized Township.
9. 11:20 a.m. Adjourn.
1. Approve board minutes of Jan. 6.
2. Approve (Batch No. 1) manual warrants dated December 2008 in the amount of $8,408,242.25.
3. Approve (Batch No. 2) manual warrants dated December 2008 in the amount of $65,499.96.
4. Approve auditor warrants dated Dec. 31 in the amount of $1,254.
5. Approve auditor warrants dated Dec. 31 in the amount of $115,985.41.
6. Approve HHVS Commissioner warrants dated Dec. 31 in the amount of $34,761.63.
7. Approve HHVS auditor warrants dated Dec. 31 in the amount of $11,649.53.
8. Approve HHVS Auditor warrants dated Dec. 31 in the amount of $103.
9. Approve HHVS Manual warrants (SCHA Investment No. 3) dated Jan. 2 in the amount of $332,315.
10. Approve auditor warrants dated Jan. 8 in the amount of $218,484.86.
11. Approve HHVS Auditor warrants dated Jan. 9 in the amount of $42,149.50.
12. Approve HHVS Commissioner warrants dated Jan. 9 in the amount of $73,153.05.
13. Receive and file - Monthly Budget Reports.
14. Approve personnel actions.
15. Approve licenses - Tobacco, 3.2 Beer, Liquor, Gambling, etc.
16. Receive and file Auditor-Treasurer's interest income report for December 2008.
17. Receive and file Cass County EDC December 2008 Activity Report.
18. Receive and file monthly HHVS Cash Accounts Report to date, Dec. 31 in the amount of $7,278,681.
19. Approve HHVS Purchase of Service Agreement - Northern Pines Mental Health Center for Home Based Mental Health Services/In-Home Family Counseling, effective Jan. 1 through Dec. 31.
20. Accept donation from First National Bank of Walker in the amount of $500 for Family and Community Support Services holiday activities and gifts.
21. Receive and file Cass County Recorder's Office summary of annual fees collected for FY 2008.
22. Approve Cass County Sheriff's Office Grant Application - State of MN Joint Powers Agreement on Sentence to Serve (B23976) in the amount of $57,345.92 from July 1 through June 30, 2011.
23. Receive and file Deep Portage Conservation Foundation Audit from Aug. 31, 2008 and 2007.
24. Approve Land Department 2009 grant application to MN Trail Riders Association.
25. Approve out of state travel for County Engineer to attend 2009 National Association of County Engineers Conference in Peoria, Ill., April 19-23.
26. Authorize financial contribution for FY2009 to the Cass County Economic Development Corporation in the amount of $37,500.
27. Authorize financial contribution for FY2009 to the Mississippi Headwaters Board in the amount $1,500.
28. Approve additional changes to the FY2009 Medical Examiners Contract (previously approved on Nov. 4, 2008).
29. Approve pay request for Courts/Jail 2008 Pre-Design Project, Wold Architects and Engineers in the amount of $5,208.28 (capital fund).
30. Approve pay request for HVAC Project, Wold Architects and Engineers in the amount of $321.52 (capital fund).
31. Approve appointment of 2009 Board Chairman to participate in Office of State Auditor entrance and exit meetings - 2008 Audit.
32. Receive and file correspondence from Cass County Probation Office regarding additional Remote Electronic Alcohol Monitor (REAM) Grand Funding.
Little Falls City Council
Meets 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
Council Chambers, City Hall
a. Election of Council Vice President, tabled from Jan. 5.
2. Approval of agenda
3. Approval of minutes.
4. Approval of bills.
Approve checks 74577 - 74668 totaling $3,167,283.39 and void check 74581.
5. Awards, donations, presentations and proclamations.
1. Community Development of Morrison County update.
2. Fire Department Annual Report
6. Citizens appeals and petitions.
a. Citizens appeals.
Individuals may address the City Council about any item not included on the agenda. Speakers are requested to come to the podium, state their name and address for the Council record and limit their remarks to five minutes. Generally, the City Council will not take official action on items discussed at this time, but may refer the matter to staff or a committee for a future report or direct the matter to be scheduled on an upcoming agenda.
1. Vacate Sixth Avenue Southwest, Copper Leaf Park Inc.
7. Consent agenda
a. Animal Control Report, December 2008.
b. CenterPoint Energy Correspondence.
c. Fire Department Report, December 2008.
d. Heritage Preservation Commission Minutes, January 2009.
e. Housing and Redevelopment Authority, minutes of December 2008 and agenda of January - receive.
f. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, License for Utility Crossing, Mississippi River, Water Lines, Seventh Avenue Northeast Trestle.
g. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, license for Utility Crossing, Mississippi River, near Wastewater Treatment Facility.
h. Morrison County Attorney, Prosecution Report, December 2008.
i. Park, Recreation and Tree Board Minutes, December 2008.
j. Planning Commission Minutes, November and December 2008.
k. Police Department Report, December 2008.
l. Recycling Reports, September through December 2008, Annual Recap 2008.
m. Review of Services Contract, Gary W. Paulson CPA, Public Access Video LLC.
7. Consent agenda.
n. Reviewed Financial Statements, Gary W. Paulson, Friends of Pine Grove Zoo - receive and authorize release of payment.
o. Reviewed Financial Statements, Gary W. Paulson, Senior Citizens, Inc. - receive and authority release of payment.
p. Street Department Report, December 2008.
8. Public hearings and lettings.
a. Public hearings.
9. Old business.
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