Brainerd City Council
Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday
Brainerd city hall
1. Call to order
2. Roll call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Consent calendar (NOTICE TO PUBLIC) -- All matters listed are considered routine by the council and will all be enacted by one (1) motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless good cause is shown prior to the time the council votes on the motion to adopt by roll call.
A. Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting held Oct. 15, as distributed.
B. Approval of licenses -- Recommended by City Administrator Vogt
1. Contractor licenses -- 3 -- renewals.
C. Department reports
1. Mayor's report of activities distributed to council.
2. Police chief's report of activities distributed to mayor and council.
3. Fire chief's report of activities distributed to mayor and council.
4. Parks and recreation director's report of activities distributed to mayor and council.
D. Currency exchange license renewal for 2002 -- Check Trek Inc., 1121 S. Sixth St. -- Recommended for approval by Police Chief Bolduc and City Administrator Vogt.
E. Joe Swenson -- Building inspector -- Proceed to Step "C" of Salary Administration Plan -- $17.04 per hour (95 percent of rate) -- Effective Nov. 6, 2001 -- Recommended by City Engineer Hulsether and City Administrator Vogt -- Approval of.
F. Police Department Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant (JAIBG) -- Acceptance of grant of $6,440 and authorize city match of $716 -- Recommended by Police Chief Bolduc.
G. Approval of bills -- Recommended by the Personnel and Finance Committee.
5. Unfinished business:
A. Second reading -- Proposed Ordinance No. 1130 -- An ordinance amending Ordinance No. 812 pertaining to zoning in the city of Brainerd (west side Highway 25 and north of Radco for Jack's Bowling Alley).
B. Third reading/public hearing -- Proposed Ordinance No. 1128 -- An ordinance amending Section 1015.11 of the Brainerd City Code related to building permit fees (Establishes flat rate of $250 for commercial re-roof permits).
C. Third reading/public hearing -- Proposed Ordinance No. 1129 -- An ordinance amending the Brainerd City Code by adding Section 525 entitled "Mississippi Headwaters Regulations."
D. Parking ticket appeal -- Andy O'Day -- Discussion of.
E. City hall/Senior Center space needs -- Bob Ogdahl to present -- discussion of.
F. Recommendations for the issuance of $1,300,000 G.O. Improvement Bonds, Series 2001A -- Discussion of.
G. Dial-A-Ride Operating Policy Amendment -- Recommended for approval by Transportation Committee -- Discussion of.
6. New business:
A. Council president, Lucy Nesheim, comments.
B. Public hearing -- Nuisance complaints.
C. Public hearing -- Downtown snow removal assessments.
D. Public hearing -- Assessments are for Imp. Nos. 99-2, 00-04, 00-14, 01-04.
E. Proposed resolution relating to transfer of residents from Brainerd Regional Human Services Center (BRHSC) to group homes in city -- Alderman Bob Olson to discuss.
F. First reading -- Proposed Ordinance No. 1131 -- An ordinance amending charter to increase mayor's contingent fund from $750 per year to $2,500 per year -- Recommended by Charter Commission.
7. Council for Youth Environment report
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.
A -- Mayor
B -- City attorney
C -- City administrator
D -- City engineer
E -- Fire chief
F -- Police chief
G -- Parks and recreation director
10. Council committee reports
A -- Safety and Public Works Committee
B -- Personnel and Finance Committee
C -- Other committees
NOTE: Safety and Public Works Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Personnel and Finance Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Any individual needing special accommodations, call 828-2307.
Safety and Public Works Committee
Meets 6 p.m. Monday
City council chambers
1. Nuisance complaints
2. Improvement 00-09 -- Adoption of resolution for award of bid
3. Downtown snow removal bids
4. Mississippi River Shores sewer easement
5. Improvement 01-03 -- T.H. 25 and Oak Street utilities, Define scope of work
6. Improvement 00-13 -- Hawkins Drive sanitary sewer, Adoption of resolution receiving report and calling for public hearing
7. Improvement 01-12 -- Sanitary Sewer Extension for Block 2, Fairview Addition
8. Riverside Drive utility assessment policy
9. Riverside Drive utility informational meeting
10. I & I Study update
11. Parking ticket appeal policy (discussion of)
12. Downtown parking (discussion of)
13. Transportation Committee
A. Amended operating policy
14. Improvement 99-2 update
15. Assessment hearing (discussion of)
16. Parking ticket appeals
A. Matt Orr (68390)
B. Michelle Boldan (68382)
Personnel and Finance Committee
Meets 6:30 p.m. Monday
Brainerd City Hall Conference Room
1. Employee wage market study -- Discussion of.
2. Request for job reclassification -- CSO Judy Gilbertson -- Discussion of.
3. Authorize hiring of administration secretary -- Recommended by City Administrator Vogt and Finance Director Goble -- Discussion of.
4. Parks and recreation issues:
-- Program fees -- Discussion of.
-- Arena staffing -- Discussion of.
5. City planner/community development coordinator hiring -- Status of.
6. Set closed meeting of committee to discuss union negotiation strategies.
7. LMCIT Works Comp Retro Plan close out -- Discussion of.
8. Proposed Charter Amendment -- Recommended by Charter Commission -- Adding Section 54-H to allow 1/2 mill levy for Northland Arboretum and Paul Bunyan Conservation Area -- Discussion of.
9. Subordination Agreement -- Lexington Manufacturing, Inc. -- Discussion of.
10. Request to call public hearing -- Proposed Willows II TIF project -- Discussion of.
11. Recommendations for the Issuance of $1,300,000 G.O. Improvement Bonds, Series 2001A -- Discussion of.
12. Request to set a public hearing to consider the issuance of revenue bonds in order to finance all or a portion of the costs of computer equipment, motor vehicles, and real property improvements to be owned by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota -- Discussion of.
13. Joe Swenson -- Building Inspector -- Proceed to Step "C" of Salary Administration Plan -- $17.04 per hour (95 percent of rate) -- Effective Nov. 6, 2001 -- Recommended by City Engineer Hulsether and City Administrator Vogt.
14. Police Department Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant (JAIBG) -- Acceptance of grant of $6,440 and authorize City match of $716 -- Recommended by Chief Bolduc.
Baxter City Council
Meets 7 p.m. Monday
Baxter city hall
1. Call meeting to order
2. Roll call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Consent agenda
A. Approval of council minutes of Oct. 16 and 25, joint council/Utilities Commission minutes of Oct. 24, and assessment hearing minutes of Forest and Fox and Highway 371 N. frontage roads extensions of Oct. 30.
B. Payment of bills and approval of finance report.
C. Accept Utilities Commission minutes of Oct. 17 and 31.
1. Approve JMS Baxter Estates with conditions.
2. Grant permission to the developer of Baxter Motel addition to extend the front two ponds into the city right-of-way by a maximum of 15 feet and the developer still must install the ponds on the north end of the property in order to guarantee that no water leaves the site and encroaches on the neighbor's property.
3. Approve partial payment No. 2 to Tom's Backhoe of Brainerd for the Forest/Fox Project in the amount of $145,456.20.
4. Approve partial pay estimate No. 1 to Randy Kramer Excavating of Watkins for the 371 Phase I frontage road extension project in the amount of $186,016.15.
5. Approve partial pay estimate No. 6 to Arcon Construction of Harris for the Industrial Park Phase III in the amount of $165,798.98.
6. Approve change order No. 4 to Randy Kramer Excavating of Watkins for the Parkwood Project in the amount of $48,549.19.
7. Approve final partial payment No. 7 in the amount of $12,667.77 to Randy Kramer Excavating of Watkins for the completion of the Parkwood Project.
8. Approve the plans submitted for Excelsior Place Phase I with changes and conditions.
9. Approve the proposal from WSN for the engineering to start Phase 2 of the Hydro Geologic Study for approximately $5,000
10. Approve change order No. 2 in the amount of $3,600 and extend the final completion date to June 15, 2002, for Tom's Backhoe on the Forest/Fox project.
11. Approve issuing a footing permit upon an agreement being signed between Charter Communications and the city of Baxter agreeing to hook up to city services when they are available.
12. Approve issuing a footing permit upon an agreement being signed between Dale Sollid and the city of Baxter agreeing to hook up to services when they become available.
D. Accept Personnel and Police Commission minutes of Oct. 18 and 23.
E. Accept Parks and Recreation Commission minutes of Oct. 22.
F. Accept Long Range Planning Commission minutes of Oct. 11 and 23.
G. Accept Industrial and Economic Development Commission minutes of Oct. 25.
1. Approve selling Nor-son Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and a portion of Lot 5, Block 2 for $55,000 per acre, approximately 5.5 to 6 acres, payable in full at closing plus conditions.
2. Authorize the city administrator to enter into a purchase agreement to sell John Sullivan the remainder of Lot 5, Block 2 of the Baxter Industrial Park for $55,000 per acre plus conditions.
H. Adopt the codification of city of Baxter ordinances
I. Adopt resolution for legal gambling license for Mid-Minnesota Builders Association.
J. Adopt tax-increment policy
K. Adopt TIF housing moratorium
L. Adopt assessment term and interest policy
M. Approve the preliminary and final plat of the Baxter Motel addition for RHA Architects contingent upon city engineer's approval of the storm water management plan.
5. Pulled agenda items
6. Public comments
8. Other business
A. Set Special EDA meeting to be held immediately after council meeting to approve sale of lots in the Industrial Park.
B. Approve Arbor Glenn Housing tax-increment developer's agreement (pg.)
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
Crow Wing meetings
Tuesday -- Special election for state representative District 12B; 2:30 p.m., Crow Wing County Transportation Task Force, Brainerd City Hall.
Wednesday -- 8:30 a.m., Pine River Watershed Protection Foundation, Backus; 10 a.m., Brainerd-Crow Wing County Regional Airport Commission, Airport; 1:30 p.m., Canvassing Board, Board Room.
Thursday -- 5 p.m., Planning Commission, Welton Hall in Elks Club building.
Nov. 12 -- Veterans Day, county offices closed.
Cass County Board
Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday
Commissioner's Board Room, Walker
1. 9 a.m. -- Call to order
A. Pledge of Allegiance
B. Approval of regular meeting proposed agenda. (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. Resolution re-appointing county administrator
3. 9:30 a.m. -- Paul Fairbanks, ESD director
A. Third quarter permit activity
B. Bi-monthly referral log
C. Approve special meeting schedule -- Cass County Comprehensive Plan update
4. 9:45 a.m. -- Earl Maus, attorney; Randy Fisher, sheriff
A. Approve a two-year term on Michael McGee -- medical examiner agreement
B. City of Cass Lake -- lease agreement renewal
5. 10 a.m. -- Colin Kivi, MNDOC
A. Minnesota Department of Corrections -- Walker Felony Office update
6. 10:15 a.m. -- Dave Enblom, highway engineer
A. Authorize purchase of a Rosco Broom in the amount of $18,500
7. 10:30 a.m. -- Request to be heard:
A. Dean Schwebke -- improvement on Day's High Landing Road
8. 10:45 a.m. -- Request to be heard:
A. Alan Gunsbury -- economic development program
9. 11:15 a.m. -- Confirm upcoming meeting schedule
A. Minnesota Transportation Alliance meeting -- Thursday, Nov. 15, Jordan
10. 11:20 p.m. -- Adjourn
Pine River-Backus School Board
5 p.m. Thursday
Superintendent's conference room
1. Call to order
2. Approve agenda
3. Approve minutes -- Oct. 15 meeting
4. Action items:
A. Resolutions canvassing election results from Tuesday
B. Approve 2000-01 audit report
C. Award bid on 1991 addition construction project
5. Personnel items:
A. Authorize van driver position
B. Employ Kathy Weaver as van driver
C. Accept resignation of Sandra Olson, library instructional assistant, effective Nov. 30
D. Accept resignation of Rich Engstrom, assistant wrestling coach
E. Employ Doug Lee as assistant wrestling coach
F. Employ Jon Rowell as assistant wrestling coach
G. Accept resignation of Shirley Hovey, school nurse, effective Dec. 21, and authorize advertising to fill position
H. Review applications and appoint to fill vacant board position
6. Next regular board meeting -- 7 p.m. Nov. 19 -- High school library room
Crosby-Ironton School Board
Meets noon Wednesday
1. Call to order
2. Roll call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Welcome visitors
5. Approval of agenda as presented and/or amended
6. New business:
A. Resolution canvassing returns of votes of school district special election
B. Resolution accepting the resignation of Michael Fordyce
7. Public comments
Note: Additional items may be added before the board meeting
Pillager School Board
7:30 p.m. Thursday
1. Call to order
2. Consider additions/deletions/acceptance of the agenda
3. Canvass Tuesday election results
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