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Brainerd City Council Agenda



Brainerd, Minnesota

March 19, 2012

7:30 P.M.

Brainerd City Hall

Council Chambers

_____ Mayor Wallin


_____ K. Bevans

_____ K. Goedker

_____ D. Parks

_____ B. Cumberland

_____ R. Olson

_____ L. Nesheim

_____ M. Koep

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 on March 5, 2012, as distributed.

B. Approval of Licenses – Recommended by City Administrator Vogt – (See Attachment).

1. Contractor’s Licenses – 4 – 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. Finance Director’s report distributed to Mayor and Council.

D. Public Boxing Application – Submitted by Brock Larson dba CFX for an Event to be held at the Brainerd Armory on March 31, 2012 – Contingent on Police Chief and Fire Chief Authorization – Approval of.

E. Minnesota Lawful Gambling Application to Conduct Off-Site Gambling – Submitted by Brainerd Elks Lodge #615 for an Event to be held at the Brainerd Armory on April 26, 2012 – Approval of.

F. Minnesota Lawful Gambling Application for Exempt Permit – Submitted by MN Teen Challenge for Raffles to be held on May 3, June 1, and June 2, 2012 at Cragun’s Resort of Brainerd – Approval of.

G. Memorandum of Understanding – Blandin Lightspeed Grant – Brainerd Fire Department – Approval of – (See Personnel & Finance Committee No. 4).

5. Approval of Bills and Transfer of Funds – Recommended by the Personnel and Finance Committee.

6. “Showcasing Brainerd” – Simonson Lumber General Manager Larry Geschwill.

7. Tim Bogenschutz, Publisher of the Brainerd Dispatch – Introduction of New Editor.

8. Introduction – Scott Sadusky, Building/Rental Inspector.

9. Presentation – Census/American Community Survey – City Planner Ostgarden.

10. Unfinished Business.

A. Continued Discussion/Resolution Adoption – Improvements 10-16, 12-01, 12-04, and 12-05 – (See Safety and Public Works Committee Agenda No. 4 and 5).

B. Public Hearing/Presentation – MS4 Permit – Annual Hearing to Review Stormwater Related City Activities – Assistant City Engineer.

C. First Reading – Proposed Ordinance No. 1394 – An Ordinance Amending Section 450 of the Brainerd City Code Related to the Completion of Exterior Improvements – City Administrator Vogt Recommends Dispensing with the Actual Reading – Approval of – (See Attachment).

D. Green Step City – Resolution to Authorize Program Participation – Discussion of – (See Attachment).

E. Management of Brainerd Public Utilities – Refer to Charter Commission for inclusion on Ballot – Discussion of.

F. Redistricting – (See Attachment).

11. New Business.

A. Non-Permitted Work and Enforcement of the Property Maintenance Code, Exterior Structures – Building Official Caughey and Building/Rental Inspector Sadusky – (see attachment).

12. Planning Commission.

A. Variance – Total Allowed Sign Area on Building Façade – Huderlik Carpet, 503 Washington Street – (See Attachment).

B. First Reading – Proposed Ordinance No. 1396 – An Ordinance Amending Brainerd Zoning Ordinance Nonconforming Lots, Buildings, Structures and Uses – City Administrator Vogt Recommends Dispensing with the Actual Reading – Approval of – (See Attachment).

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

14. Reports.

A – Mayor

B – City Attorney

C – City Administrator

D – City Engineer

E – City Planner

F – Police Chief

G – Finance Director

H – Council President

15. Council Committee Reports – (See Attached Agendas).

A – Safety and Public Works Committee.

B – Personnel and Finance Committee.

C – Other Committees.

16. Committee Resignation – Accept with Regret.

A. Carter Kuehn – Resignation from Planning Commission, Cable TV Advisory Committee, and Charter Commission Effective 3/8/2012

17. Committee Recommendations – Recommended by Mayor Wallin.

A. Chris Kellett – Library Board – Term to Expire 12/31/2017

18. Call for Applicants.

A. Transportation Committee – 2 Positions – Terms to Expire 12/31/13

B. Cable TV Advisory Committee – 1 Position – Term to Expire 12/31/2012

C. Charter Commission – 1 Position – Term to Expire 12/31/2012

D. Planning Commission – 1 Position – Term to Expire 12/31/12

19. Adjourn.

NOTE: Safety and Public Works Committee will meet at 6:45 P.M.

Personnel and Finance Committee will meet at 6:30 P.M.


PLEASE CALL 828-2307.

Visit the City’s website at www.ci.brainerd.mn.us




March 19, 2012

City Hall Conference Room

6:30 P.M.

6:30 – 6:35 1. Approval of Bills.

6:35 – 6:55 2. Review Agreements with Charter Authorized Levy Recipients

6:55 – 7:05 3. Crow Wing County Historical Society – Request for Funding

7:05 – 7:15 4. Fire Department

• Memorandum of Understanding – Blandin Lightspeed Grant – Brainerd Fire Department – (See Attachment and Consent Calendar No. 4G).

7:15 – 7:25 5. Police Department

• Request Authorization to apply for 2012 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) Funding

• Brainerd Police Department Support Staffing

7:25 – 7:30 6. Other.

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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