Brainerd will be taking part in the Initiative Foundation's Healthy Communities Partnership Program.
The Brainerd City Council Monday approved a motion to apply for a $7,500 grant through the Initiative Foundation.
The program was developed to bring citizen involvement to the comprehensive planning process in a government entity.
In other action, the council:
Acted as a conduit for Brainerd Technical Design by granting preliminary authorization for the issuance of $1.5 million in revenue bonds for the construction of 22,000 square-foot plant in the Brainerd Industrial Park. The city takes no financial liability in issuing the bonds.
Set a public hearing of the Brainerd Oaks tax-increment financing project for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at city hall.
Adopted an ordinance dividing Brainerd into an urban service district and a rural service district. The rural service district is for those outside the scope of city utilities, they will pay lower taxes until such time as services are extended.
Had a first reading on proposed ordinances setting the annual license fee for an adult establishment at $3,000; setting the initial investigation application at $100 and $50 annually for re-application.
Authorized City Administrator Dan Vogt to enter into a two-month lease agreement with the Northern Pacific Center for $3,500 for the storage of police vehicles.
Had a first reading on a proposed ordinance annexing 20.29 acres in Oak Lawn Township belonging to several landowners. The proposed annexation is part of the city's plan to annex those areas completely surrounded by the city.
Had a first reading on a proposed ordinance annexing 3 acres of land in Oak Lawn and Crow Wing townships. The proposed annexation is part of the city's plan to annex those areas completely surrounded by the city.
Set a public hearing for 7:30 p.m. July 15 at Brainerd City hall to consider replacement of sidewalks along North Fourth Street.
Adopted a resolution amending the scope of the Highways 18 and 25 utility improvement project extending sanitary sewer to Lloyd and Elinore Duda's property.
Determined the structures at 513 S. Eighth St., owned by Loren Welsand, and 812 Eighth Ave. N.E., owned by James Payne, are hazardous and directed City Attorney Tom Fitzpatrick to secure a court order to allow the city to demolish the structures and assess the cost to the property owners.
Awarded bid for material inspection services for a sidewalk project on North Fourth and H streets to Northern Technologies for $4,252.
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