Brainerd City Council
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
4. Consent Calendar
B. Approval of licenses Recommended by City Administrator Vogt.
1. Contractor's licenses 1 new.
2. Contractor's licenses 1 renewals.
C. Department reports.
D. MN lawful gambling application for excluded permit - Submitted by Brainerd/Baxter USBC Bowling Association for raffles to be held November 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2008, and January 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 2009, at Jack's House, 300 Highway 25, Brainerd - Approval of.
E. Currency exchange license renewal for 2009 Check Trek Inc., 1121 South 6th Street Recommended by Police Chief Bolduc and City Administrator Vogt.
F. Deferred assessment applications.
G. Minnesota lawful gambling application for exempt permit - Submitted by Turn in Poachers (TIP) Lakes Area for a raffle to be held on Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Moose Lodge #1246, 219 S 9th Street, Brainerd - approval of.
H. Police officer hiring - Mr. Peter Lucca - Recommended by Police Chief Bolduc.
I. Approval of bills.
5. Current character trait - "Self Control".
6. Presentation/Request - Ms. Krista Soukup - Brainerd Neighborhood Schools Coalition - request for council to submit letter of support to ISD 181 to re-open Whittier Elementary School in Fall of 2009.
7. Unfinished Business.
A. Public hearing Proposed Business Subsidy to Wausau Paper of Minnesota, LLC loan/grant from the city's revolving loan fund in the amount of $100,000 and a Minnesota Investment Fund Loan/Grant in the amount of $200,000 - Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 116J.993 to 116J.995 - EDA recommends approval.
B. Public hearing - Buffalo Hills Storm Water Pond.
C. First reading - amendment to Animal Ordinance No. 1327 chickens in the city of Brainerd.
D. Chamber property appraisal - Discussion of.
E. 2009 budget & levy Truth-In-Taxation Hearing - Discussion of.
8. Public forum.
9. Reports from officials.
10. Council committee reports.
11. Call for applicants.
A. Charter Commission - one term to fill which expires Jan. 1, 2011.
B. Economic Development Authority - two six-year terms - expire Sept. 7, 2014.
C. Mosquito Control Committee - one one-year term from general public.
12. Adjourn to a closed session pursuant to M.S. Section 13D.05, Subd. 3 (b) to discuss threatened litigation.
Safety and Public Works Committee
Meets 5 p.m. Monday
1. Request for vehicle damage reimbursement.
2. Request for street closure - Fire Department.
3. Mowing at 923 Ivy Street.
4. Request for Street Lights.
5. Rental registration - 309 B Street NE.
6. Improvement 06-15 - Change Order No. 4 and final payment.
7. Improvement 08-04 - Adoption of a resolution declaring costs to be assessed and calling for a hearing on proposed assessment on Monday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
8. 206 NW 5th Street.
9. Occupancy permits/financial guarantees.
10. Temporary signs.
11. Accessory building exterior material interpretation.
12. Safe Routes to School Grant Application - Resolution of Support.
13. Northtown West screening and Northtown Park.
14. Improvement 05-28 - downtown improvements - MSAC
15. Buffalo Hills Pond.
Personnel and Finance Committee
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
1. Employee health insurance - Health Savings Account (HSA) option - discussion of
Civic Center mezzanine lighting proposals - discussion of.
Staffing for Maintenance Needs
3. Deferred assessment applications.
4. Police department.
Police officer eligibility list.
Police officer hiring Mr. Peter Lucca Conditional offer contingent on successful completion of background, medical and psychological testing projected start date recommended by Police Chief Bolduc.
Baxter City Council
Meets in closed session 6:30 p.m. Tuesday regarding labor negotiations.
Meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday
4. Consent agenda.
A. Approve council minutes of Sept. 16.
B. Payment of bills and approval of finance report.
C. Accept Utilities Commission minutes of Oct. 1.
1. Accept with utmost regret the resignation of Mike Runyan from the Utilities Commission and thank him for over 12 years of service on the commission and further recommend council advertise for the commission opening immediately.
2. Approve the WSN proposal for platting the entire Kenwood Drive right-of- way in the estimated amount of $10,500.
3. Approve the WSN contract for engineering services for Fairview Road right-of-way platting in the additional estimated amount of $6,400 contingent on engineering funds available in the 2008 engineering budget.
4. Approve the WSN proposal for engineering services for design revisions for the Potlatch and T.H. Highway 210 Improvements for the estimated amount of $9,500 contingent on written approval from Potlatch Corporation to assess the costs back to Potlatch.
5. Approve the Rice Lake Construction final pay estimate No. 20 for the Water Treatment Plant and Public Works Facility Project in the amount of $66,259 contingent on Rice Lake submitting sales receipts for sales tax rebate.
6. Reduce the escrow balance to $40,000.00 for the Water Treatment Plant and Public Works Facility project.
D. Accept ARC minutes of Sept. 18.
1. Direct staff to prepare an amendment to the architectural regulations that would add language requiring a continuous footing.
E. Accept Parks & Recreation Commission minutes of Sept. 22.
1. Approve joining the collaborative process to apply for a Safe Routes to School grant to study for the needs of ISD 181 and to continue to submit trail grant applications to the DNR.
F. Accept Industrial and Economic Development Commission minutes of Oct. 2.
G. Grant an extension until Dec. 31, to record the South Perch Bay Plat.
H. Approve sale of 2002 Ford Crown Victoria squad at auction.
I. Renew the National Joint Powers Alliance Health Partners Health Insurance contract for 2009 and authorize staff to execute the contract.
J. Set the next council budget workshop for the 2009 Budget for Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m.
K. Approve additional election judge for the 2008 general election.
L. Approve the United Rentals Highway Technologies final pay estimate No. 1 in the amount of $29,430.60 for the 2008 city wide striping project with funding coming from the 2008 streets budget fund.
5. Pulled agenda items.
6. Other business.
A. Public hearing for certification of delinquent utility bills - 7:15 p.m.
B. Deer Management proposal discussion.
C. Aggressive Builder's building permits.
D. Carlson's Whipple Lake addition final plat.
E. Consider optional Truth-in-Taxation meeting or alternative method (pp. 52-53).
7. Public comments.
9. Council comments.
A. Jim Klein - Industrial & Economic Development Commission.
B. Rob Moser - Parks & Recreation Commission.
C. Todd Holman - Long Range Planning Commission.
D. Gary Muehlhausen - Utilities Commission.
E. Darrel Olson - Planning & Zoning Commission and other mayoral comments.
10. City attorney.
11. Staff reports.
12. Adjourn to closed session regarding litigation.
Crow Wing County meetings:
Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Commission: Airport Conference Room.
Wednesday, 3 p.m. Transit Committee: Historic Courthouse, County Administrator's Conference Room; 4:30 p.m. Parks & Trails Advisory Committee: Land Services Building, Land Department Conference Room.
Thursday, 5 p.m. Planning Commission: Land Services Building, Meeting Room 2.
Monday, October 13, Crow Wing County Housing & Redevelopment Authority: Land Services Building, Land Department Conference Room.
Cass County Board
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
2. Robert Yochum - County Administrator.
a. Approve consent agenda.
b. Law enforcement agreement with the city of Cass Lake.
3. William Frey - Northwest Juvenile Training Center.
a. Status report on NW Juvenile Training Center.
4. Dorothy Opheim - HHVS Director.
a. Child placement costs for August, 2008 in the amount of $132,725.
b. Public Health Preparedness Update and approval of the Cass County HHVS All Hazards Response and Recovery Plan - Marlee Morrison, PHP coordinator.
c. Request approval to fill the Support Enforcement Aide (SEA) position that has been vacant since May 30, 2008.
d. Report and recommendation on HHVS "in-house" Family-Based Services Pilot Program.
e. HHVS Advisory Committee recommendations (fees & PCA program).
5. Jim Schneider - probation officer.
a. Approval to hire probation officer.
6. Dave Enblom- Highway Engineer.
a. Public hearing tabled - county road status revocation - Byron/Poplar Twp. - 72nd Street SW and Hulett Road SW.
b. Report back on speed limit study on CSAH No. 77(west of East Gull Lake).
7. Norm Moody - Land Commissioner.
a. Discussion on utility easement (underground power line) for Crow Wing Power - City of Lake Shore.
b. Approve restrictions for recreational use of OHV's during deer season consistent with state forest land.
c. Request from Walker Bike Club to use additional Conservation Fund No. 73 funds.
d. Authorize Carbon Credits Study participation.
8. Harlan Fierstine, Scott Gustafson - DNR Area Fisheries & Wildlife Division.
a. Approval to purchase aquatic management area - NW1/4 of SE1/4 of Section 16, Powers Township.
9. Request to be heard - Ken Kostial and Don Kruse.
a. Proposed Bemidji-Grand Rapids 230 Kilovolt Transmission Line.
10. Confirm upcoming meeting schedule.
a. Cass County Association of Townships Fall Conference, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, 9 a.m., Bear Pause Theater, Hackensack, MN.
b. Association of MN Counties District II Meeting, Wed. Oct. 29, 2008, PrimeWest, 3124 Hannah Ave, Bemidji, MN.
11. Recess the meeting at 11 a.m.; reconvene at 12 p.m.
Cass County Board special meeting
Meets at Noon Tuesday
b. No additional agenda items will be considered.
c. Motion to close the meeting to the public for department head annual evaluations and report results at the next regular meeting pursuant to MN Statutes Chapter 13d.
13. Highway Engineer - Dave Enblom
14. Buildings & Grounds - Tom Emery
15. Assessor - Steve Kuha
16. Adjourn and report results at October 21, 2008 regular meeting
1. Approve board minutes of Sept. 16, and Sept. 23.
2. Approve auditor warrants (Batch #2) dated Sept. 11, in the amount of $8,541.10.
3. Approve auditor warrants dated Sept. 18, in the amount of $292,824.99.
4. Approve HHVS commissioner warrants dated Sept. 19, in the amount of $191,506.89.
5. Approve HHVS auditor warrants dated Sept. 19, in the amount of $140,729.64.
6. Approve auditor warrants dated Sept. 25, in the amount of $657.
7. Approve Auditor warrants dated September 25, 2008 in the amount of $113,658.93.
8. Approve HHVS Auditor warrants dated September 30, 2008 in the amount of $63.
9. Approve Personnel Items - retirements, resignations, etc.
10. Approve licenses - gambling, tobacco, 3.2 beer, liquor, etc.
11. Approve - pay request (Invoice#10597H) for AGC re-use project to Industrial Hygiene Services Corp. in the amount of $19,887.90 (capital fund).
12. Approve - pay request (Invoice#160746) for AGC re-use project to Bonestroo in the amount of $5,334.22 (capital fund).
13. Approve - pay request (Invoice#160236) for AGC re-use project to Bonestroo in the amount of $12,700.08 (capital fund).
14. Report back on Tuesday, Sept. 23, performance evaluation - Robert Yochum achieves the requirements of the position of county administrator.
15. Report back on Tuesday, Sept. 23, performance evaluation - Dorothy Opheim achieves the requirements of the position of HHVS director.
16. Report back on Tuesday, Sept. 23, performance evaluation - Sharon Anderson achieves the requirements of the position of auditor-treasurer.
17. Report back on Tuesday, Sept. 23, performance evaluation - Tim Richardson achieves the requirements of the position of MIS director.
18. Report back on Tuesday, Sept. 23, performance evaluation - Larry Wolfe achieves the requirements of the position of chief financial officer.
19. Report back on Tuesday, Sept. 23, performance evaluation - John Sumption achieves the requirements of the position of ESD director.
20. Report back on Tuesday, Sept. 23, performance evaluation - Norm Moody achieves the requirements of the position of land commissioner.
21. Approve easement conditions - water supply line to Ah-Gwah-Ching.
22. Approve transfer of $1,500,000 from general fund to Capital fund (No. #33) Ah-Gwah-Ching re-use project (provides cash flow pending state reimbursements).
23. Approve Land O' Lakes State Forest User Survey Grant (#B20079) from the MN DNR in an amount of $7,000 from July 1, through Dec. 31, 2008.
24. Approve Cass County Solid Waste and Recycling Program Lease Agreement located at M&M Inn, Inc. from Jan. 1, 2008 through Dec. 31, 2009.
25. Receive and file timber auction results of Sept. 25, 2008.
26. Receive and file Cass County Auction results of Aug. 23, 2008 in the amount of $35,596.76.
27. Approve purchase of Cass County Detention laundry equipment.
28. Accept - Donation in the amount of $10 from Marjorie Frank to be used for safety equipment for Boat & Water Program.
29. Approve Assessor's Office abatements.
30. Receive and file the monthly HHVS Cash Accounts Report to date, August 31, 2008, in the amount of $6,540,342.
31. Authorize County Health Plan to hire legal counsel (estimated amount of $1,500)to provide an opinion regarding services requiring Medicare Part B
32. Approve home and community-based services contract between Cass County and the Mac-Con Properties, Inc. for adult foster care services, effective Jan. 1, 2007 through Dec. 31, 2008. (non-financial agreement.).
33. Approve home health care provider participation agreement between South Country Health Alliance and Cass County HHVS, effective Jan. 1, 2009. (SCHA will have their own provider network Jan. 1, 2009).
34. Award culvert washout repair contract to Paul's Services in the amount of $395.
35. Approve Commissioners appointment to the Judicial Ditch No. 1 Joint Ditch Authority, receive and file notice of public hearing of the Joint Ditch Authority to hear the petition of the US Forest Service for partial abandonment of Judicial Ditch No. 1 scheduled Oct. 31, 2008, 2 p.m. at the Soo Line Depot in Remer.
36. Approve pay request (Invoice#3592203) for AGC re-use project, Kimley-Horn in the amount of $80,330 (capital fund).
37. Approve 33' wide easement across NE - of NW1/4 Section 17, Twp 140N (Woodrow)Range 29 West - James Lewis.
38. Approve pay request (Invoice#8442) for AGC Re-Use Project, Landecker & Assoc. in the amount of $2,338.75. (capital fund).
39. Approve Amendment No. 1 - City of Walker Joint Powers Agreement - Permit by rule disposal at Ah-Gwah-Chi
40. Receive & file correspondence from Izaak Walton League of America - supporting designation "area of limitations" in Deep Portage Conservation Reserve.
41. Approve pay request No. 2 for AGC Re-Use Project, Landwehr Const. in the amount of $ 76,807.50 (capital fund).
Little Falls School Board
Meets 6 p.m. Monday
Morrison County Government Center
5. Consent agenda.
5.1.2 Child Care Leave
5.2 Approval of prior meeting minutes.
5.3 Presentation of bills for payment.
6. Reports from board members.
7. Superintendent's report.
8. Old or unfinished business.
9. New business.
9.1 Approval of change in high school conference day.
9.2 Approval of assurance of compliance form.
9.3 Board director vacancy.
9.4 Closed session: Student expulsion (Minn. Stat. 121.47, subd.2 (2006).
9.5 Resolution expelling a student.
Pillager School Board
Personnel Committee Meeting
Meets 7 a.m. Wednesday
II. 5th grade position.
III. YFS position.
IV. Seniority list/tenureship.
Meets 4:30 p.m. Thursday
II. Red house remodel.
III. Nurses' room.
IV. Assembly church building.
V. Head Start bus purchase.
VI. HVAC project.
Meets 7 a.m. Friday
I. Call to order.
II. Jr. high boys basketball season.
III. Softball field on fairgrounds.
IV. Review winter coaches.
Meets 7 a.m. Monday
I. Call to order.
II. First update.
III. Special Ed.
IV. Truth-in-Taxation, Dec. 2,
a. Continuation Dec. 15.
V. Review bills.
Little Falls City Council
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
5. Awards, donations, presentations and proclamations.
6. citizens appeals and petitions.
a. Citizen appeals.
1. Surface improvements, Broadway Avenue East between Fifth and Sixth Streets East.
7. Consent agenda.
a. Airport Commission minutes, March, April, June and July 2008.
b. Application for exempt permit, St. Mary's church raffle - approve.
c. Charter Communication letter, Sept. 12, receive.
d. Fire department report, August 2008, receive.
e. Heritage Preservation Commission minutes, September 2008, receive.
f. Internship, Tammie Johnson, Water Treatment Facility, approve.
g. Investment report, September 2008, approve.
h. Leaf and brush collection, November 2008, award.
i. Playground equipment. Lindbergh Lions recreational complex, approve.
j. Recycling reports, June, August and August, 2008, receive.
k. Sister city e-mail, September 2008, receive.
l. Temporary on-sale liquor license, Sister City Committee, fundraiser, approve.
8. Public hearings and lettings.
a. Public hearings.
1. Resolution 2008-100, Catholic Health Initiatives, Revenue bonds approve Catholic Health.
9. Old business.
10. New business.
a. Resolution 2008-86, establish volunteer fire retirement benefit - adopt.
b. E.M.E.R.T.S. mobile and records management system with Joint Cooperative, considerations.
c. Police K-9 unit vehicle -purchase.
d. Confirmation of engineering services, Widseth Smith Nolting, Feasibility Report, approve.
e. Perpetual storm water drainage easement agreement, Brighton Corporation, Community Housing Development, city - approve.
f. Resolution 2008-77 accept petition and order feasibility report, surface improvements, Broadway Avenue East - adopt.
g. Resolution 2008-78, accept petition and order feasibility report, surface improvements, Sixth Street Southeast, adopt.
h. Resolution 2008-79, accept petition and order feasibility report , resurface improvements, Second Avenue Northwest, adopt.
i. Resolution 2008-80, accept petition and order feasibility report, surface improvements, Third Avenue Nothwest.
j. Resolution 2008-81, order feasibility report surface improvements, Third Avenue Northwest - adopt.
k. Resolution 2008-82, order feasibility report. Surface improvements, Seventh Street Northwest - adopt.
l. Resolution 2008-83, order feasibility report, surface and utility improvements Lindbergh Drive North - adopt.
m. Resolution 2008-84, order feasibility report, surface and utility improvements, Second Street Northeast - adopt.
n. Resolution 2008-85, order feasibility report, surface and utility improvements, Fourth Avenue Northeast - adopt.
o. Authorize agreement, Josh Kuha, golf clubhouse supervisor - approve.
p. Resolution 2008-87, declare surplus property, Elk - adopt.
q. Resolution 2008-88, order installation of streetlights - adopt.
r. Replace flag poles, American Legion - approve.
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