Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
Brainerd City Hall Council Chambers
1. Call to order
2. Roll call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Consent calendar
A. Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting held Oct. 21, the closed meeting held Oct. 23, and the special meeting held Oct. 28, as distributed.
B. Approval of 2002 licenses -- Recommended by City administrator Vogt
a. Contractor's licenses -- 3 -- New
C. Department reports
a. Mayor's report of activities distributed to council
b. Fire chief's report of activities distributed to mayor and council
c. Park and recreation director's report of activities distributed to mayor and council
D. City office hours -- Christmas eve -- Close at 2 p.m.
E. Deferred assessment application for Improvement No. 01-12 -- Approval of
F. Approval of bills -- Recommended by the Personnel and Finance Committee
5. Unfinished business:
A. Tower Award -- Sgt. Becky Putzke -- Presented by Mayor Wallin
B. Public hearing -- Third reading -- Proposed Ordinance No. 1173 -- An ordinance pertaining to temporary signs (portable signs) in the city of Brainerd -- City administrator Vogt recommends to dispense with the actual reading
C. Public hearing -- Third reading -- Proposed Ordinance No. 1174 -- An ordinance amending Section 1407 of the Brainerd City Code regulating the growth of grass and weeds (deleting dandelions) -- City administrator Vogt recommends to dispense with the actual reading
D. Public hearing -- Third reading -- Proposed Ordinance No. 1175 -- An ordinance amending Section 425 of the Brainerd City Code regulating housing maintenance (amending parking requirements and deleting point of sale inspection) -- City administrator Vogt recommends to dispense with the actual reading
E. Public hearing -- Third reading -- Proposed Ordinance No. 1176 -- An ordinance relating to zoning -- (Lots 1-3 inclusive of Block 68 and Lots 4-6 inclusive of Block 68 -- Rezone from R-2 to B-1) -- City administrator Vogt recommends to dispense with the actual reading
F. Second reading -- Proposed Ordinance No. 1179 -- An ordinance amending Ordinance No. 812 pertaining to zoning -- (Retail in an historic place) -- City administrator Vogt recommends to dispense with the actual reading
G. Public hearing -- Third reading -- Proposed Ordinance No. 1177 -- An ordinance relating to noise related issues -- City administrator Vogt recommends to dispense with the actual reading
H. Second reading -- Proposed Ordinance No. 1180 -- An ordinance amending Ordinance No. 812 pertaining to zoning -- (William Johnson property) -- City administrator Vogt recommends to dispense with the actual reading
I. Public hearing -- Downtown snow removal district proposed assessments -- Adopt resolution
J. Public hearing -- Proposed assessment for Improvement No. 99-2 -- Portland Avenue -- Adopt resolution
K. Facility project update -- Discussion of
a. Fire station site design fee -- Approval of
6. New business:
A. National standards for integrated criminal justice information systems -- Adopt resolution
B. Water drainage -- Cora Street project
C. Missota Paper Co. -- Consider resolution of support
7. 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/community development coordinator
F. Fire chief
G. Police chief
9. Council committee reports
A. Personnel and finance committee
B. Safety and public works committee
C. Other committees
10. Call for applicants
A. Parking commission -- Term to expire 1/1/05
B. Cable advisory committee -- Term to expire 1/1/03
11. Committee resignation
A. Cable advisory committee -- Denny Martin -- Effective 1/1/03
Note: Safety and Public Works Committee will meet at 6:15 p.m. Personnel and Finance Committee will meet at 7 p.m.
Safety and Public
Meets 6:15 p.m. Monday
City council chambers
6:15-6:20 p.m. 1. Request from Ben Hopper
6:20-6:25 2. Petty misdemeanor fine resolution
6:25-6:30 3. Vacation of utility easement -- Just for Kix
6:30-6:35 4. Noise ordinance
6:35-6:40 5. Downtown snow removal quotes
6:40-6:45 6. Dial-A-Ride operating policy amendment
6:45-6:50 7. MnDOT detour agreement
6:50-6:55 8. Withdrawal of zone change application -- Baumgartner
6:55-7:00 9. Petition to vacate a portion of Ivy Street -- Set public hearing for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2
7:00-7:05 10. RGU designation -- Great River Energy transmission line
7:05-7:10 11. Stop sign request -- Eighth Avenue Northeast and L Street Northeast
7:10-7:15 12. Nuisance assessments -- Adopt resolution order assessment and certification for collection
7:15-7:20 13. Stop sign request -- Westbound Rosewood at Southeast 14th Street
7:20-7:25 14. Amended request for street vacation -- Mike and Mary Hamad
7:25-7:30 15. Certification of assessment for tax forfeit parcels
Personnel and Finance Committee
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
Brainerd City Hall
1. Request for mortgage satisfaction -- Richard and Mary McKay
2. City office hours -- Christmas Eve -- Close at 2 p.m.
3. Letter of understanding between the International Union of Operating Engineers and the city of Brainerd -- Approval of
4. Deferred assessment application for Improvement No. 01-12 -- Approval of
Baxter City Council
Meets 7 p.m. Thursday
Baxter City Hall
1. Call meeting to order.
2. Roll call.
3. Pledge of Allegiance.
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, 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. Approval of council, assessment hearing and workshop minutes of Oct. 15, 17 and 30.
B. Payment of bills and approval of finance report.
C. Accept Utilities Commission Minutes of Oct. 23.
1. Approve the elimination of the short watermain loop and hydrant in the northeast corner in exchange for provision via easement and to continue water line currently existing on southwest corner of Rapid River Lodge to the north property line down the center of the existing 20-foot utility easement.
2. Approve rebonding the project at $30,000 and to extend the completion date to July 1, 2003, for the Ironwood Meadows Development.
3. Approve the proposal for engineering services from WSN for the Knollwood Drive extension utility and roadway, Mapleton Road and Mountain Ash Drive water main loop, Forestview Middle School water main loop at an amount not to exceed $128,800.
D. Accept Personnel and Police Commission minutes of Oct. 23.
1. Approve Jeff Devaney as a Long Range Planning Commission member, contingent on a positive recommendation by the Long Range Planning Commission.
E. Accept Long Range Planning Commission minutes of Oct. 22.
1. Approve the Baxter Planning and Zoning Commission and the Baxter City Council that Baxter work cooperatively with both Brainerd and Crow Wing County to move forward on the discussion of the "Big Box Retail" moratorium as presented by the CRD. Further that the city of Baxter appoint two representatives, one from Baxter Planning Commission and another council representative to serve on an intergovernmental task force and to report back to the Baxter City Council. The intent of this recommendation is that each local until of governments' representative would report back to their respective council or board with the outcome of this task force and that the LUGs would pass a joint resolution based on the outcome of the intergovernmental task force. Finally, it is the recommendation of the commission that this be accomplished within the next 45 days, trying to allow for public meeting schedules.
F. Accept Parks and Recreation Commission minutes of Oct. 28.
1. Approve proceeding with Mr. Sullivan's proposal and recommends that this area meets a need for a park in keeping with the Baxter Park and Recreation plan.
2. Approve accepting a 30-foot easement from Firewood Drive to the west end of Lot 1 with the remaining fees due to be paid in cash for Lot 1 of Excelsior Place.
3. Approve directing staff to work with the police department and other city staff to establish a special event parking policy near parks to handle parking overflow.
G. Accept Industrial and Economic Development Commission minutes of Oct. 31.
1. Approve the city council/EDA to pursue hiring Benshoof and Associates to complete a traffic study of the Highway 371 and College Road intersection as it pertains to Douglas Fir and Evergreen Drive. Further to complete a master plan of EDA land integrating the traffic layout information. Once the master plan is accepted, to proceed to seek a zoning change from Industrial to C-2 in advance of offering the property for sale.
2. Approve purchase agreement to the council without the option agreement for TEAM Industries.
H. Approve removal of parcels from TIF District 4, Industrial Park expansion.
I. Approve removing assessments from 15 city-owned parcels.
J. Approve gambling permit for MMBA and waive waiting period.
K. Approve extending plat of Waldon Pond an additional 90 days.
L. Approve equipment purchase for road department.
M. Set council/utilities workshop for 5:15 p.m. Nov. 12.
N. Set council workshop for 6 p.m. Nov. 25.
O. Appoint council members Marana and Wells as designees for the Big Box moratorium.
P. Canvass the results of the general election to the Crow Wing County auditor.
5. Pulled agenda items.
6. Other business.
7. Public comments.
9. Council comments.
A. Mark Cross -- Parks and Recreation and other comments.
B. Mary Marana -- Industrial and Economic Development and other comments.
C. Gary Muehlhausen -- Utilities, Personnel and Police and other mayoral comments.
D. Darrel Olson -- Planning and Zoning and other comments.
E. Barb Wells -- Long Range Planning and other comments.
10. City attorney.
11. City administrator's report.
A. Dec. 7 council/staff retreat.
Cass County Board
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
Health, Human Services and Veterans Services
Meeting Room, first floor
Cass County Courthouse
9 a.m. -- Call to order.
A. Pledge of Allegiance.
B. Approval of agenda. (Any requests to be heard not on the proposed agenda are considered for inclusion at this time.)
9:05 a.m. -- Robert Yochum -- Administrator.
A. Consent Agenda.
B. Walker Health Condominium Unit 4 -- Offers to purchase.
C. Economic Development Survey.
D. Budget Committee report -- 2003 recommendations.
10 a.m. -- Paul Fairbanks -- ESD director.
A. Update on Pine River Transfer Station.
B. Subdivision Ordinance draft amendments.
10:15 a.m. -- Jeff Siira -- Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
A. Noxious weed program.
10:30 a.m. -- Randy Fisher -- Sheriff.
A. Status report of K-9 program.
B. Interim report on animal control.
C. Public safety radio coverage.
10:45 a.m. -- Dave Enblom -- County Engineer.
A. Discuss funding for County Road 10 project.
B. Homebrook Township request -- 72nd Street Southwest and County Road 1.
11 a.m. -- Confirm upcoming meeting schedule.
A. Leech Lake Tribal Office meeting, 9 a.m. Nov. 12, Cass Lake.
B. Confirm dates for 2003 Cass County retreat, Deep Portage Conservation Reserve, Hackensack.
11:05 a.m. -- Adjourn.
Crow Wing County upcoming meetings
Monday -- 7 p.m., Healthy Communities Partnership meeting, Service Building Meeting Room 1.
Tuesday -- General election day.
Wednesday -- 10 a.m., Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Commission, airport; 3:30 p.m., Water Planning Advisory Committee, Welton Hall, Elks Club Building.
Thursday -- 5:15 p.m., Board of Adjustment, Welton Hall, Elks Club Building.
Friday -- 10 a.m., Canvassing Board, Commissioners' Room; 11:30 a.m., Family Services Collaborative Governance Board annual meeting, Pine Room, Gary's, Ironton.
Nov. 11 -- Veterans Day, county offices closed.
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