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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

Brainerd City Council

Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday

Brainerd City Hall

Council Chambers

1. Call to Order – 7:30 p.m.


2. Roll Call

3. Pledge of Allegiance

4. Approval of Agenda

5. Consent Calendar - All matters listed are considered routine by the Council and will all be enacted by one 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 on May 19, 2014 and the Closed Meeting held on May 19, 2014, as distributed

B. Approval of Licenses

1. Contractor’s Licenses – 3 – New

2. Contractor’s Licenses – 3 – Renewals

3. Second Hand Goods Dealer License:

Phillip Owen Westby dba The Country Stop Inc.

212 North Second St., Brainerd MN 56401

C. Department Activity Reports

1. Mayor

2. Fire Chief

3. Park Director

D. Application for a Temporary On-Sale Liquor License – Submitted by American Legion Post 255 for an Event to be held on June 21, 2014, at the American Legion, 708 Front St., Brainerd – Approval of

E. Call for Applicants:

Cable TV Advisory Committee – 1 Term to Expire on 12/31/2016

Transportation Advisory Committee – 1 Term to Expire on 12/31/2015

6. Approval of Bills – Recommended by the Personnel and Finance Committee

7. Presentations:

Centerpoint Energy – Presentation of Community Partnership Award to Fire Department Airport – Update from Brainerd International Airport Manager Jeff Wig

8. Council Committee Reports – (See Attached Agendas)

A – Personnel and Finance

B – Safety and Public Works

9. Unfinished Business

A. Public Hearing – Final Reading of Proposed Ordinance 1413 – An Ordinance Amending Brainerd Zoning Ordinance Section 515-2-2, 515-17-3, 515-54-5, 515-54-9, 515-54-11, 515-56-5, 515-56-9, and 515-56-11 Regarding Small Houses and Infill – City Administrator Wussow recommends Dispensing with the Actual Reading – Approval of – (See Attachments and Safety and Public Works Agenda)

10. New Business

A. Engineering Department – Engineering Technician Hiring – Recommendation to be Provided at Meeting – (See Personnel and Finance Committee Agenda)

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

C – City Administrator

D – City Engineer

E – City Planner

F – Fire Chief

G – Park Director

H – Council President

13. Liaison Reports

Charter Commission


Planning Commission

Region 5

Park Board



Senior Center

Property Management





Library Board

Cable TV

14. Committee Recommendations – Recommended by Mayor Wallin

15. Adjourn – To History Week City Hall Kickoff at 11 a.m. June 16.

City of Brainerd

Personnel and Finance Committee

Meets 6:50 p.m. Monday

City Hall Conference Room

1. Approval of Bills

2. Brainerd HRA Lease Revenue Refunding of 2002 Bonds – Informational

3. Newsletter Discussion

4. Engineering Department

Engineering Tech Hiring Recommendation – To be provided at Meeting

5. Other

Safety and Public Works Committee

Meets 6:30 p.m. Monday

City Council Chambers

Charter Communication Franchise Agreement – interpretation

901 11th Avenue NE – Garage Demo

Small Houses and Infill Ordinance

Baxter City Council

Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday

Baxter City Hall

13190 Memorywood Dr., Baxter

The Baxter City Council will conduct a work session 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Dr., Baxter, for the purposes of discussing the 2013 audit, Isle Drive project, lot consolidation, and five year Capital Improvement Plan.

Call meeting to order

Roll call

Pledge of Allegiance

Special Presentation: Scott Hangge of CenterPoint Energy

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 council person, 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 May 20, 2014

Approve City Council Work Session Minutes from May 20, 2014

Approve City Council Special Meeting Minutes from May 27, 2014

Approve City Council Work Session Minutes from May 28, 2014

Approve the Payment of Bills and Finance Report

Approve Liquor Licenses for the Period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015

Adopt Revised Cemetery Regulations

Appoint Seasonal Park Attendant

Accept Planning Commission Minutes from May 13, 2014

Accept Parks Commission Minutes from May 19, 2014

Accept Long Range Planning Commission Minutes from May 19, 2014

Approve Taxi, Theater, & Garbage Hauler Licenses for the Period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015

Approve Resolution No. 2014-44 Receiving Feasibility Report and Calling Hearing on Improvement

Approved Temporary Liquor License for Brainerd Jaycees June 20, 2014 Event at Mills Ford

Pulled Agenda Items

Other Business

Certification of Delinquent Utility Bills and Nuisance Abatements

Public Hearing at 7:05 p.m. or shortly thereafter.

Adopt Resolution 2014-42, Adopting Assessments for Unpaid Delinquent Utility Bills, Invoices, and Abatement Charges.

Approve Ordinance No. 2014-15 Regulating Mobile Vending and Ordinance No. 2014-16 Summary Publication Ordinance Regulating Mobile Vending and authorize an amendment to the city’s adopted fee schedule to charge a non-refundable, non-prorated fee of $300 for a mobile vending permit and a fee of $35 for any permit amendments

Public hearing to discuss Vacating Property for Noahs Addition to Baxter.

Adopt Resolution No. 2014-39 Vacating drainage and utility easements for Lots 5 and 6, Block 3, Noahs Addition to Baxter

Paul Bunyan State Trail-Baxter Segment Cooperative Agreement Between the State of Minnesota and the City of Baxter

Local Option Sales and Use Tax Extension

Adopt Resolution 2014-43, Approving Minnesota Laws, 2014 Chapter 308, Article 3, Sections 24, 25, 26, and 27

Council Comments

Jim Klein

Rob Moser

Todd Holman

Mark Cross

Darrel Olson

City Administrator’s Report

City Attorney’s Report


Airport Commission agenda

Meets 9:30 a.m. Thursday

Airport Conference Room

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call.

3. Review and Approval of Agenda.

4. Consent Calendar. (Note: All matters listed in this form are considered routine by the Commission and will all be enacted in one motion in the form listed below.)

Approval of Minutes of the Regular Meeting of May 1, 2014, with Financial Report of April 2014, as Distributed.

Suggested action: Motion to approve Consent Calendar.

5. Approval to Pay Bills.

A. As Submitted.

6. Public Forum. (Time limits may be imposed.)

7. Discussion/Action – RFQ’s for Consulting Engineers.

8. Reports.

A. Airport Manager.

1. Economic and Commercial Development Committee Update.

2. Authorization for Airport VISA Card.

B. Consulting Engineer.

1. Crack Seal Project.

a. Discussion/Action – Approval of Contract with SEH.

b. Discussion/Action – Authorize SEH to obtain quotes.

2. Sewer/Water Update.

9. Old Business.

A. Discussion of Meeting Dates.

10. New Business.

A. Discussion of Items Which Developed After Publication of Agenda.

11. Next Meeting Date – To Be Determined.

12. Adjournment – Adjourn to tour of the Airport facility.

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 at County Administrator’s Conference Room

1 p.m. Monday, Extension Committee at Land Services Conference Room

2 p.m. Wednesday, Benefits Committee at Land Services Conference Room

9:30 a.m. Thursday, Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Commission at Airport Conference Room

10 a.m. Thursday, Central Minnesota Council on Aging Governance Board at St. Cloud

8:30 a.m. June 9, Thirty Lakes Watershed District Board of Managers at Meeting Room 2

Morrison County Board of Commissioners

Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday

County Board Room Government Center, Little Falls

1. Call to order by chairman

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Approval of county board minutes

4. Additions/deletions to the agenda

5. Social Service Report

6. Public Health Report

7. Planning and Zoning report

8. Assessor’s report

9. Auditor’s report

10. County Board warrants

11. Public works report

12. Administrator’s report

13. Committee reports/upcoming schedule

14. Adjournment

Cass County Board of Commissioners

Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday

Commissioners Board Room Courthouse, Walker

Call to Order.

a. Pledge of Allegiance.

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

Robert Yochum – County Administrator.

a. Consent agenda.

b. Introduction of intern Bettsy Hjelseth.

Tom Saxhaug – State Senator District 5.

a. 2014 Legislative session update.

Dale Yerger – Executive Director – Deep Portage Conservation Reserve.

a. Approve solar electric power improvements at Deep Portage Conservation Reserve.

John Ringle – ESD Director.

a. Introduction of Stephanie Shearan – SWCD AIS Program.

b. Solid waste recycling site improvement – Walker Building Center.

Request to be heard.

a. Doug Carpenter – Co. Rd. #140 right of way.

Health, Human & Veteran Services.

a. Performance Management System - Michele Piprude – Social Services Manager.

b. Mental Health Certification Training - Lori Muller - County Team Leader.

c. Approve Smoke-Free Policy for Foster Care & Child Care Providers Policy - Jamie Richter –

Director of Public Health Nursing, Jeri Seegmiller – County Team Leader.

Josh Stevenson – Land Commissioner.

a. Approve Resolution No. Resolution No. 29-14 establishing the 2014 tax-forfeit settlement set

asides for reforestation and maintenance of recreational areas.

Confirm upcoming meeting schedule.

a. County Board Meeting in Commissioner District #2, Tuesday, June 17, 2014 beginning at 6:00

p.m. at the Homebrook Township Hall, 3204 88th Street SW, Pequot Lakes, MN. Adjourn.

Consent agenda

1. Approve board minutes of May 20, 2014.

2. Approve Auditor warrants dated May 15, 2014, in the amount of $310,101.01

3. Approve Auditor warrants dated May 22, 2014, in the amount of $350,333.88.

4. Approve HHVS Commissioner warrants dated May 23, 2014, in the amount of $185,288.17.

5. Approve HHVS Auditor warrants dated May 23, 2014, in the amount of $81,535.06.

6. Approve personnel items.

7. Approve licenses – Tobacco, 3.2 Beer, Liquor, Gambling, etc.

8. Approve grant agreement with State of Minnesota for MN Department of Revenue PRISM project in the amount of $3,529.41, to be paid to Minnesota Counties Information Systems upon receipt of funds for PRISM programming costs.

9. Accept donations to the Sheriff’s Office: $50 from David Lawson & Gale Ward for the Boat & Water Program safety equipment.

10. Approve out of state travel for MIS Director attendance at the Honeywell User Group Conference/Symposium in Phoenix, AZ, June 8-13, 2014.

11. Receive & file HHVS debt write off list in the amount of $3,255.

12. Receive & file - HHVS Cash Account Balance Comparison and Child Service Costs through April 2014.

13. Authorize budgeted support for FY2014 to the Cass County Museum in the amount of $5,000.00; and Initiative Foundation in the amount of $17,000.

14. Approve quote for beaver blockage clean out of Deerfield impoundment water control structure to Sawyer Timber in the amount of $200.

15. Approve Resolution No. 27-14 - Sheriff’s Office Toward Zero Death Grant from October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015 in the amount of $66,032 – MN Public Safety.

16. Approve - Resolution No. 28-14 Sheriff’s Office Federal Boating Safety Patrol Supplement Grant (SWIFT Contract #77988) (CFDA#97.012) in the amount of $13,250 for additional patrol hours (May 9– Sept. 1, 2014).

17. Approve - Capital project payments: RW Electric, Inc. in the amount of $5,010 at Highway Garages(Pillager, Pine River, Longville, Hackensack); RW Electric, Inc. – Pine River Post Office in the amount of $2,276; RW Electric, Inc. in the amount of $1,836 at HHVS Office; RW Electric, Inc. – in the amount of $1,267 – Cass County Courthouse.

18. Receive & file Bi-County CAP, Inc. 2014 Annual Report.

19. Approve ESD demolition and disposal assistance (PID#19-014-4200, PID#08-031-0003).

20. Receive & file - Timber auction results of May 29, 2014 totaling 3,104.50 cords plus 132.60mbf saw timber totaling $83,623.

Finance Committee

Meets 11:30 a.m. Thursday

Washington Educational Services Building

804 Oak St., Brainerd

1. Call to Order

2. Approval of FY15 Preliminary Budget

3. Modified Staff Proposal

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

5. Adjourn

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