1. Call to order.
2. Roll call.
3. Pledge of Allegiance.
4. Consent calendar.
A. Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting held on March 7.
B. Approval of 2005 licenses -- Recommended by City Administrator Vogt.
1. Contractor's licenses 4 new.
2. Contractor's licenses 4 renewals.
3. 3.2 percent Malt Beverage (Beer) "On Sale" License -- 1 -- new. Ball Park Dreams, d/b/a Brainerd Blue Thunder
Stewart C. Mills Field, Brainerd, Minn. 56401.
C. Department Reports.
1. Mayor's report.
2. Police chief's report.
3. Finance director's report.
D. Public dance license application -- Submitted by Imaging by Tania for a dance to be held on April 15, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Franklin Junior High School, 1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd -- Approval of.
E. Public wrestling or boxing application -- Submitted by Brock Larson, 11107 Wilderness Point Road, Brainerd, Minn. 56401 for an event to be held on March 23, at the Civic Center -- Park Board Recommends Approval.
F. MN Lawful Gambling Exempt Permit -- Submitted by the Brainerd Blues Traveling Baseball, 50 Merri-Lane, Brainerd, Minn. 56401 for a Raffle to be held on June 12, 2005 at the American Legion Post No. 255, 708 Front Street,
Brainerd, Minn. 56401 -- Approval of.
G. Transfer of Funds -- Recommended by the Personnel and Finance Committee.
General Fund to Public Safety Fund $ 188,600.
General Fund to Park Fund $ 50,000.
General Fund to Street & Sewer Fund $ 50,000.
General Fund to Airport Fund $ 11,400.
H. Approval of Bills -- Recommended by the Personnel and Finance Committee.
5. Unfinished Business.
A. Old City Garage.
B. Adoption of a resolution approving a business subsidy agreement between the city of Brainerd and E&P Manufacturing Services.
C. Public Hearing -- Final Reading -- Proposed Ordinance No. 1255 -- An ordinance creating Section 830 of the Brainerd City Code pertaining to residential entranceway signs in the public right-of-way - City Administrator Vogt Recommends to Dispense with the Actual Reading.
D. Public Hearing -- Final Reading -- Proposed Ordinance No. 1256 -- An ordinance amending Section 1015.13 of the Brainerd City Code providing for residential entranceway sign fees -- City Administrator Vogt recommends to dispense with the actual reading.
E. Public Hearing -- Final Reading -- Proposed Ordinance No. 1257 -- An ordinance amending Section 825 Subdivision 2 of the Brainerd city code regarding nuisances -- City Administrator Vogt recommends to dispense
with the actual reading.
F. Post office parking.
G. Northtown project park dedication fees -- Park board recommends collection of fees -- Discussion of.
H. Civic Center Improvements .
6. New Business.
A. Manufactured home park closing/Affordable Housing Committee report. Proposed ordinance regulating manufactured home park closings.
B. Character First Initiative .
C. Crime prevention/Public awareness report - Police Chief Bolduc.
7. Planning Commission
A. SD #181 Conditional Use Permit, 804 Oak Street, Washington School.
B. Residential development.
8. Public Forum. Time allocated for citizens to bring matters not on the agenda to the attention of the council. Time limits may be imposed.
B -- City attorney
C -- City administrator
D -- City engineer
E -- City planner
F -- Police chief
G -- Finance director
10. Council Committee Reports.
A -- Safety and Public Works Committee.
B -- Personnel and Finance Committee.
C -- Other Committees.
11. Call for Applicants.
A. Cable Advisory Board -- Two four-year terms to expire 1/1/2009.
B. Parking Commission -- Two three-year terms to expire 1/1/2008.
Safety and Public Works Committee
Meets 6 p.m. Monday
1. Riverside Drive Phase II Proposal.
2. CSAH 48/Cypress Drive Rail Crossing.
3. Soil Testing Proposals.
4. Fair Grounds rest room Remodel.
5. Tabernacle Skate Park Request.
6. Park Dedication -- Northtown West.
7. Sign at East River Road & Washington Street.
8. Improvement 01-03, Liquidated Damages.
9. Noise Issues.
10. Planning Commission.
A. I.S.D. No. 181 C.U.P.
B. Residential development signs .
Personnel and Finance Committee
Meets 5:30 p.m. Monday
1. Funding request from Lakes Media Collaborative of public, educational, government channel programming extension Discussion of.
2. Civic Center improvements.
3. Request for SCORE funding for neighborhood cleanup.
4. TIF decertification.
5. Assessments on state hospital land.
6. Department of Labor and Industry/OSHA citations and notification of penalty Discussion of.
7. Community service officers.
Increase duties to seek out nuisances Funding of.
8. Leave of absence.
Crime prevention specialist Elizabeth Harris.
Sergeant Terry Crocker.
Community Service Officer Jacob Nygren.
Paid on-call firefighter Aaron Johnson.
10. Fire equipment operator position Recommendation to hire Mark Turner at a rate of $40,505.92 per year union agreement Discussion of.
11. Arbitration language in 2006 fire contracts Discussion of.
12. City garage.
Funding for Phase II and application for VIC program.
Discussion of development plans with the developer.
Brainerd Planning Commission
Meets 6 p.m. Tuesday
1. Call to order.
2. Discussion of planning issues.
a. Zoning and subdivision ordinance update process.
b. Park land policy.
c. Sidewalk policy.
d. Minnesota chapter of the American Planning Association membership.
LIttle Falls School Board
5 p.m. Tuesday Business meeting
Media Center, Little Falls Community High School
1. Call to order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Approve agenda
4.1 2004-05 Flyer Boys' Hockey team and coaching staff - state competitors
4.2 Other 2004-05 Flyer boy and girl athlete state competitors and coaches
5. Grade One at the library (GOAL)-Urban Otremba
6. Agreement with St. Cloud Technical College to provide clinical experiences for adult students enrolled in the "Child and Adult Care" Associate Degree program.
7. Creation of 2.0 School Psychologist/Due Process Positions (Special Education) and 2.6 ECSE Positions (Special Education) Effective beginning with the 2005-06 school year
8. Update on discussion with city of Little Falls re: placement of water lines on or near district's "Fairgrounds property"
9. Consent Agenda - Action
9.2 Approval of minutes
9.3 Acceptance of gifts to cover costs associated with reinstating boys' golf and boys' and girls' nordic skiing for the 2005-06 school year
9.4 Outstanding checks over three years in age.
10. Future agenda items
10.1 Committee to address district's student activities program
10.2 Early release days for 2005-06 (modification of 2005-06)
10.3 Referendum oversight committee and process
10.4 Health insurance
10.5 District goal-setting process
10.6 Transportation contracts for 2005-06 school year
10.7 Proposed use of $40,000 in restricted transportation funds
11. Public comments
Little Falls Community Schools welcomes you to this meeting of the Little Falls Board of Education. While this is a meeting of the Board to conduct the business of the School District, we also desire to provide some opportunity to hear from members of the public, including staff, on matters of public interest. As a general matter, therefore, this portion of the agenda will be limited to a total of not more than 30 minutes, unless otherwise determined by the Board Chairperson. Individual speakers are asked to limit their comments to not more than three minutes, unless otherwise determined by the Board Chairperson. And, of course, the Board asks that all comments be in keeping with, and contribute to, an atmosphere of civil, courteous, thoughtful and respectful public discourse. Again, thank you for attending and please enjoy your visit.
12. Reports from board members
13. Superintendent's report
Brainerd Lakes Area Women of Today elect officers
The Brainerd Lakes Area Women of Today will elect new officers in April.
The Brainerd chapter is part of a national nonprofit organization celebrating its 55th year. The area chapter began in April 2003 and has 21 members. The group donated about $2,000 into the community along with a savings account started and designated to purchase new park equipment for Lum Park.
Projected projects for the year include a bachelor auction; hosting the Minnesota Women of Today Convention, which will bring more than 300 members from the state to the area; brat sales, Easter celebrations, and holiday events.
The group meets on the first Thursday of each month at the First Lutheran Church in Brainerd at 6:30 p.m. For more information, go online to www.mnwt.org or call Sheila at 828-0919 or Susan at 829-9742.
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