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Baxter City Council agenda-Dec. 2

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Baxter City Council

Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday

Baxter City Hall

13190 Memorywood Dr., Baxter


A work session of the Baxter City Council will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Dr., Baxter, for the purposes of discussing infrastructure improvements and maintenance, and holding a town meeting. No formal action will be taken at this meeting.

A public informational meeting for the Proposed 2013 Property Tax Levy & Budget will be held at 6:15 p.m. on Monday at the Baxter City Hall.

A work session of the Baxter City Council and Utilities Commission will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at the Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Dr., Baxter, MN for the purposes of discussing infrastructure improvements and updating the comprehensive plan. No formal action will be taken at this meeting.

1. Call meeting to Order

2. Roll call

3. Pledge of Allegiance

4. Public comments

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

5. 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:

A. Approve City Council Minutes from November 20, 2012 and Work Session Minutes from November 14, 2012.

B. Approve the Payment of Bills and Finance Report.

C. Accept Parks & Trail Commission Minutes of November 26, 2012.

D. Approve Agreement with Hadland/Karnitz Regarding Interim Septic and Well Systems.

E. Elect Not to Waive the Monetary Limits on Municipal Tort Liability Established by State Statutes with the 2013 LMCIT Insurance Renewal.

F. Approve the Utility Connection Agreement for 5962 Fairview Road.

G. Approve the Parks and Recreation Joint Powers 2012 Operational Contribution of $22,000 to ISD 181.

H. Adopt Resolution 12-12/1-1 Approving the 2013 Fee Schedule.

I. Adopt Resolution 12-12/1-2 Approving the 2013 Property Tax Levy of $5,450,200.

J. Adopt Resolution 12-12/1-3 Approving the 2013 Budget of $12,965,300.

K. Approve Impervious Surface Agreement with Estate of John P. Sullivan and Navillus Land Company.

L. Approve Extension of Navillus Land Company Park Fee Credit Agreement.

M. Sick Leave Donation Policy.

N. Approve the Hiring of Karena Newman for the Utility Billing Specialist Position at Grade 5, Step Start of the AFSCME Pay Scale.

O. Adopt 2013 Mileage Reimbursement Rate of 56.5 cents per mile per IRS Regulations.

P. Authorize Staff to Engage the City’s Financial Consultant and Bond Counsel to Begin the Process of Refunding Various Existing Bond Issues by Preparing a Parameter’s Resolution for the Council’s Consideration.

Q. Approve Support Letter for the Crow Wing County SWCD Office.

R. Approve Entering into a 50/50 Cost Sharing Partnership not to exceed $12,000.00 with Crow Wing County Highway Department for the CSAH 48 and Isle Drive Intersection Study.

S. Approve the WSB Traffic Engineering Study Proposal for the CSAH 48 and Isle Drive Intersection in the not to exceed amount of $9,932.00.

T. Approve Lease Agreement with Baxter Snowmobile Club for Use of City Building.

6. Pulled Agenda Items

7. Other Business

A. Lift Station No. 4 & 5 Reconstruction Project.

1. Approve the Anderson Brothers Final Pay Estimate #3 for the 2012 Lift Station No. 4 & 5 Reconstruction Project in the amount of $11,027.24.

B. 1.25 MG Elevated Water Storage Tower.

1. Approve the Chicago Bridge & Iron Final Pay Estimate No. 13 for the 1.25 MG

Elevated Water Storage Tower in the amount of $101,900.00.

C. Extension of Prairie Bay’s Temporary Food Truck License.

8. Council Comments

A. Jim Klein

B. Rob Moser

C. Todd Holman

D. Mark Cross

E. Darrel Olson

1. City Administrator’s Review.

9. City Attorney’s Report

10. City Administrator’s Report

11. Adjourn

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