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Nisswa City Council

Meets 7 p.m. Wednesday

Call to order

Pledge of Allegiance

Approve minutes of July 16 Aug. 13

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Open forum

Reports

Police Chief

Fire Chief

Liquor Department

City Planner

Park & Rec

Public Works

City Attorney

City Engineer

Nisswa Chamber of Commerce

New business

Community Center Rental Discussion with Brainerd Jaycees and Nisswa Chamber

Fire Department Shared Services Agreement Grant

Clark Lake Road Turn Lane MnDot Cost Share Proposal

Engineering Services Agreement for the 2014 Road Improvements

Wastewater Treatment Facility Issues

Warranty Agreement with Beach Construction for work on Pocket Park project

Public hearing — Legacy Grant Application

Resolution Implementing Labor Agreement between City of Nisswa And MN Public Employees Assoc., Inc. Supervisory Unit

Health Insurance Agreement

Set Truth in Taxation Hearing

Old business

Charter Cable Franchise Summary Publication

Nisswa Avenue Sign

Payout Discussion for Loren Wickham pertaining to Severance/Health Care Savings Plan

Council reports

Mayor

Council Members

Announcements

Presentation of claims

Adjourn

Brainerd School Board

Meets 6 p.m. Monday

Washington Educational Services Building, 804 Oak St., Brainerd

1. Roll Call

2. District Recognitions

3. Community Forum

4. Approval of Minutes

A. Regular School Board - July 14

5. Consent Calendar

A. Certified Staff Resignations

B. New Certified Staff Employees

C. Non-Teaching Employee Resignations

D. New Non-Teaching Employees

E. Leaves

F. Ratify Payment of Bills - (June & July)

6. Site Reports/Communications

A. ISD 181 Counselors

1) Overview of Effective School Counseling Programs - Alison Medeck & Trudi Storbakken

7. Old Business

8. New Business

For Action

1) Gifts & Grants Approval

2) Second Reading of Policy #514 - Bullying Prohibition Policy

3) Pre-school Screening Fund Transfer

Informational

1) School Board Member Reports - General

2) Brainerd Public Schools Foundation Report - Reed Campbell

3) Curriculum Report - Tim Murtha

a. World's Best Workforce Report

4) Business Services' Report - Steve Lund

5) Superintendent's Report - Dr. Klint Willert

a. First Reading of Policy #513 Student Promotion, Retention and Program Design

b. First Reading of Policy #613 - Graduation Requirements c. Garfield Elementary School street project

9. Committee Reports

A. Curriculum/Student Activities Committee - Ruth Nelson

B. Facilities Committee - Chris Robinson

C. Finance/Insurance Committee - Reed Campbell

D. Legislative Committee - Sue Kern

E. Long Range Planning Committee - Tom Haglin

F. Personnel Committee - Bob Nystrom

10. Future Board & Committee Meetings

All Staff Meeting - Aug. 26 at 8 a.m.

Open Houses - Aug. 26-27

1) Aug. 26

a. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Forestview Middle School

b. 5-7 p.m. BHS, SC and LEC

2) Wednesday - Aug. 27

a. 4:30-6 p.m. All Elementary Buildings

First Day of School - Sept. 2

Regular School Board Meeting - Sept. 8, 6 p.m.

11. Any other such business that may properly come before the board.

12. Adjourn

Little Falls School Board

Meets 5 p.m. Monday

County Commissioners' Board Room

Morrison County Government Center

213 Southeast First Ave., Little Falls

1. Call to order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Approval of agenda

4. Presentation

4.1. Student/advisor trip

5. Public comments

6. Consent agenda

6.1. Personnel

6.1.1. Employment

6.2. Approval of prior meeting minutes

7. Resolution for acceptance of gifts

8. Reports from board members

9. Superintendent's report

10. Old or unfinished business

10.1. Approval of 2014-15 handbooks

10.2. Classified employee substitute rates

10.3. Short term substitute teacher rates

10.4. Approval of policies

11. New business

11.1. Approval of 2014-17 custodial master agreement

11.2. Approval of 2014-17 cleaners agreement

11.3. Resolution relating to the election of school board members and calling the school district general election

11.4. School board candidate forum

11.5. Set Truth and Taxation meeting date-Dec. 15

11.6. District facilities public meetings

12. Adjournment

Pillager Board of Education

Meets 7 p.m. Monday

School board meeting room

Call to order

Pledge of Allegiance

Cell Phone/Electronic Devices

Consider Additions/Deletions/Acceptance of the Agenda

Visitor's Comments

Consider Consent Agenda

Minutes of the July 21 meeting

Minutes of the July 10 special meeting

Monthly Cash Flow including investments

Donations: Gerald Zaleski memorial fund - $1,805; Madden's on Gull Lake - $1,805; Dan and Deb Nelson - $50.

VII. Special Reports with possible action

Budget

Committee Report

Monthly Bills Paid

Local Optional Revenue

Other

Activities

Other

Curriculum

Other

Facilities

Committee Report

Art Gallery/Museum

Excel Energy Conversion

Other

Personnel

Teacher Resignation

Teacher Resignation

Other

Policy

3rd Reading of Policy #514 — Bullying Prohibition

Other

G. Other

VIII. Special Reports

Elementary Principal

Secondary Principal

Superintendent's Report

IX. Adjournment

Cass County Board of Commissioners

Meets 6 p.m. Tuesday

Kego Township Hall, Longville Fire Department Building

1350 County No. 5, Longville

Call to Order.

Pledge of Allegiance.

Approval of Agenda. (Any requests to be heard not on the proposed agenda are considered for inclusion at this time).

Robert Yochum — Administrator.

a. Consent Agenda.

Bonny Carlson — Minnesota Power.

a. Hometown Hydropower rededication - Sylvan Township & Pillager City.

Kevin Lee — Longville Ambulance Subordinate Service District.

a. LASSD 2nd Quarter 2014 Report.

Introduction of Lindsey Ketchel — Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation Executive Director.

Gail Leverson — Cass County EDC Executive Director, Bill Palmer — EDC Board President.

a. Cass County workforce data update.

Kevin Dahlman — Assistant Land Commissioner.

a. Approve Resolution No. 38-14 on LSOH grant process for FY2016 — Phase VI.

Public Hearing — 2nd Reading and possible final adoption of Ordinance #2014-02 amending Cass County Land Use Ordinance #2005-01 and Ordinance #2014-03 amending Subdivision Ordinance #2009-02.

Tim Richardson — Central Services Director.

Report back on platbook publication alternatives.

Authorize broad band support letter for Fairview Township — CSAH #77area.

Dave Enblom — Highway Engineer.

Approve fee schedule addition of used cutting edges.

Approve Resolution No. 39-14 to conduct a Phase I archeological survey and Phase II evaluation within the County State Aid Highway 77 (SP 011-677-013) project corridor.

Authorize 4 way stop sign on CSAH #1 at junction with CSAH #44 east of Pine River.

Receive & file road pavement ratings conditions.

Confirm upcoming meeting schedule. Adjourn.

Consent agenda

Approve Regular Board Minutes of Aug. 5.

Approve Auditor Manual Warrants dated July 2014 in the amount of $3,425,226.01.

Approve Auditor Warrants dated July 24 in the amount of $841,297.42.

Approve Auditor Warrants dated July 31 in the amount of $114.36.

Approve Auditor Warrants dated July 31 in the amount of $413,397.72.

Approve Auditor Warrants dated Aug. 7 in the amount of $354,159.70.

Receive and file monthly Budget Reports.

Approve HHVS Auditor Warrants dated August 8, 2014 in the amount of $102,504.68.

Approve HHVS Commissioners Warrants dated Aug. 8 in the amount of $124,341.77.

Approve Personnel Items.

Receive and file notification from the City of Cass Lake on proposed establishment of TIF Dist.No.1-4(medical clinic for Da Vita Healthcare).

Receive & file Auditor -Treasurer's Interest Income Report for July 2014.

Receive & file notice from PRASD MN Public Facilities Authority Loan Repayment in the amount of $41,668.38.

Receive & file timber auction results of July 31 totaling 11,686.00 cords plus 238.90mbf saw timber totaling $340,373.95.

Receive & file Cities of Cass Lake, Hackensack, Pillager, Pine River, & Walker - Annual Disclosure of Tax Increments year ending Dec. 31, 2013.

Receive & file 2014 MCIT dividend payment in the amount of $199,446.

Approve Assessor's Office Abatements

Receive and file 2nd Quarter 2014 Foreclosure Report and 2nd Quarter 2014 Sales Activity Report.

Receive & file 2014 State Board of Equalization Report.

Authorize 2nd quarter Longville Ambulance Subordinate Service District payment in the amount of $102,750.

Award basement fill project to Schrupp Excavating NTE $2,634 and culvert installation project to Schrupp Excavating NTE $6,200.

Approve the 2014 FSC/SmartWood audit agreement as presented in the amount of $7,581.

Approve issuance of check to Nancy J. Johnson in the stated amount of $389 previously cancelled by board action of Sept. 20, 2011.

Approve request from Loren Loch to transfer timber permit #112073 to Dukek Logging, Inc.

Authorize CR#140 improvements from Unorganized fund not to exceed $5,000.

Approve voting procedure on Social Security coverage and PERA correctional plan by majority vote.

Receive & file — June/July 2014 Cass County EDC Activity Report.

Receive & file final draft of Solid Waste Management Plan for public comment.

Brainerd City Council

Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday

Brainerd City Hall

Council Chambers

1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Pledge of Allegiance

4. Approval of Agenda

5. 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 — Roll call vote

A. Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on Aug. 4 as distributed, and the Special Council Meeting held on August 14, 2014 (to be distributed prior to the meeting)

B. Approval of Licenses.

1. Contractor's Licenses — 1 — New

2. Contractor's Licenses — 4 — Renewals

C. Department Activity Reports.

1. Mayor

2. Police Chief

3. Finance Director

D. Mr. Craig Miller — LMCIT Premium Renewal for 2014-2015 — Approval of.

E. Police Department K-9 Program — Request to Purchase Police Dog and Related Training — Approval of.

F. Application for a Temporary On-Sale Liquor License — Submitted by The Crossing Arts Alliance for an Event to be held on 9/13/14 at the Q Gallery, Franklin Arts Center, 1001 Kingwood St #222, Brainerd — Approval of

G. Event Application — Brainerd Homecoming 5K — Approval of.

H. Petition to Vacate Street — Approval of.

I. Call for Applicants:

Cable TV Advisory Committee — 1 term to expire on Dec. 31, 2016

Transportation Advisory Committee — 1 Term to Expire on Dec. 31, 2015

HRA — 1 Term to Expire on June 6, 2019

6. Approval of Bills and Transfer of Funds — Recommended by the Personnel and Finance Committee — Roll call vote

From General Fund to Public Safety Fund, $72,000

From General Fund to Park Fund, $58,000

From General Fund to Street & Sewer Fund, $25,000

From General Fund to Airport Fund, $12,960

Total: $167,960

7. Introduction — New Wausau Paper Mill Site Owners

8. Presentation — BLAEDC — Update and 2015 Budget Request

9. Council Committee Reports

A — Safety and Public Works Committee Report

B — Personnel and Finance Committee Report

10. Planning Commission

A. Rezoning Request by Greg Jedlenski, 9089 Dal-Mar Drive, Brainerd

First Reading — Proposed Ordinance No. 1420 — An Ordinance Pertaining to Zoning in the City of Brainerd — Rezoning 317 North 8th Street and the Southwest corner of Juniper Street and North 8th Street from a (Single Family Residential) District to an R-3 (Multiple Family Residential) District — City Administrator Wussow Recommends Dispensing with Actual Reading — Approval of

Rental License Reinstatement for Same Property Owner — Approval of

11. Public Forum: Time allocated for citizens to bring matters not on the agenda to the attention of the Council — Time limits may be imposed

12. Reports

A — Mayor

B — City Attorney — Water Tower Fee Discussion

C — City Administrator

D — City Engineer

E — City Planner

F — Police Chief

G — Finance Director

H — Council President

13. Council Other Committee Reports

14. Committee Recommendations

A — Walkable Bikeable Ad Hoc Committee — Mr. Marc Halverson

15. Adjourn — To Closed Session for the Purpose of Conducting the City Administrator's Performance Evaluation pursuant to MN Statutes 13D.05, Subd. 3(a) and to the City Council Budget Workshop to be held on Aug. 25, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers

Safety and Public Works Committee

Meets 6:45 p.m. Monday

City Council Chambers

Criteria for Permit Denial

Annexation of Dam Property

Code Enforcement Stats

Class 5 Quotes

Transit Office Lease

Brainerd Homecoming 5K Event Application

Sewer Issue at 1324 South Seventh St.

28th Street Project

Request to Vacate 24th Street — Set Public Hearing for Sept. 15

Update on Garfield projects

Personnel and Finance Committee

Meets 6:45 p.m. Monday

City Hall Conference Room

1. Approval of Bills and Transfer of Funds

From General Fund to Public Safety Fund, $72,000

From General Fund to Park Fund, $58,000

From General Fund to Street & Sewer Fund, $25,000

From General Fund to Airport Fund, $12,960

Total: $167,960

2. Mr. Craig Miller — LMCIT Premium Renewal for 2014-2015.

3. Initiative Foundation — Request for 2015 Budget Amount.

4. Resolution — Relating to the Issuance of Bonds to Finance Various Capital Improvements in the City and Extension of a Sales & Use Tax for Waste Treatment, Water Infrastructure and Trail Purposes and Calling a Special Election Thereon.

5. Fire Department — Leave of Absence Requests

Joel Jacobson — Aug. 11 — Sept. 30, 2014

Clinton Langerud — August 12, 2014 — Aug. 11, 2015

6. Police Department

K-9 Program — Request to Purchase Police Dog and Related Training.

Records Management Lead Position — Request to Hire Position with Job Description and MOU as Presented.

7. St. Francis School Fares — Request from St. Francis.

8. Other

Crow Wing County Committee meeting schedule

The following list includes Crow Wing County meetings that may be attended by one or more members of the Crow Wing County Board:

10 a.m. Monday, Personnel Committee, County Administrator's Conference Room

9 a.m. Monday, Committee of the Whole, Jinx Ferrari meeting room

3 p.m. Tuesday, Historical Society Committee, Crow Wing County Museum

9 a.m. Wednesday, Central Minnesota Community Corrections Executive Committee, CMCC Administration Office.

9 a.m. Wednesday, Region Five Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC), Staples

3 p.m. Wednesday, Joint meeting of Countywide Transit Committee and Brainerd Transportation Committee, County Administrator's Conference Room

4 p.m. Wednesday, Unorganized Territory, Fire Protection Advisory Committee to City of Brainerd, Meeting room 1

9:30 a.m. Thursday, OHP (Out-of-Home Placements) screening team (closed meeting), Community Services Building, Room 31A

4 p.m. Thursday, TCC Board of Directors, Little Falls

5 p.m. Thursday, Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment, County Board Room

9 a.m. Friday, Budget Committee, Jinx Ferrari meeting room

Crow Wing County Committee of the Whole

Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday

Jinx Ferrari Meeting Room, Second floor, Historic Courthouse, Brainerd

1. 9 a.m. MICA Legislative Wrap Up - Keith Carlson

2. 9:30 a.m. Recorder's office update - Doug Hansen

3. 10 a.m. Fraud prevention investigation program - Barb Dusbabek

4. 10:30 a.m. Truancy program - Gwen Anderson

Baxter City Council

Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday

Baxter City Hall

13190 Memorywood Dr., Baxter

The Baxter City Council will conduct a work session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Dr., Baxter, for the purposes of discussing Briarwood Lane Improvement, Forest Drive Stormwater Study, Personnel Policy, Excelsior Road Street Lighting System, Leaf Disposal Options, and Capital Improvements Plan/Financial Plan.

Call Meeting to Order

Roll Call

Pledge of Allegiance

Guest Presentation: Tom Whiteside, Field and Constituent Service Representative for Congressman Richard M. Nolan

Public Comments

Comments received from the public may be placed on a future meeting agenda for consideration.

Consent Agenda

The following items are considered non-controversial by staff and are recommended to be read and passed in one motion. Any councilperson, staff, 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:

Approve City Council Minutes from August 6, 2014

Approve City Council Work Session Minutes from August 6, 2014

Approve the Payment of Bills and Finance Report

Approve the Cypress Townhomes Developer's Agreement

Accept Utilities Commission Minutes from August 6, 2014

Approve the Pratt's Affordable Excavating Change Order No. 1 requesting a 14-day substantial completion time extension for the Wildflower Drive, Franklin Drive and Woida Road Street and Utility Improvements Project and retaining the final completion date as October 31st, 2014.

Approve the Pratt's Affordable Excavating Partial Pay Estimate No. 1 in the amount of $299,575.81 for the Wildflower Drive, Franklin Drive and Woida Road Improvements Project

Approve the 2014 Lift Station No. 9 Rehabilitation Project to CCS Contracting, Inc in the amount of $95,700.

F. Accept $500 donation from Baxter Lions for Night to Unite event

G. Accept $360 donation from Gary and Lola Villwock for Baxter Police K9 Program

H. Approve Personnel Policy

Pulled Agenda Items

Other Business

Adopt Resolution 2014-75, Calling a Special Election at the November 4, 2014 General Election for the Extension of the Existing Baxter Sales, Use, and Motor Vehicle Excise Tax and the Issuance of Bonds for Approved Projects

Council Comments

Jim Klein

Rob Moser

Todd Holman

Mark Cross

Darrel Olson

City Administrator's Report

City Attorney's Report

Adjourn

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