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Pine River-Backus School Board agenda

■ Brainerd City Council

Brainerd City Council to meet at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 in the council chambers at Brainerd City Hall.

There will be a public cookie and coffee reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday in the council chambers to recognize both departing and new council members. Committee meetings will follow the reception.

1. Call to order.

2. Roll call.

3. Pledge of Allegiance.

4. 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 Dec. 3 and the budget public hearing on Dec. 10 as distributed.

B. Approval of licenses.

1. Contractor’s licenses — 76 — 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. Minnesota lawful gambling application for exempt permit — submitted by Brainerd Lakes Chapter of Muskies Inc. for a raffle event to be held on March 2, 2013, at the Brainerd Armory - approval of.

E. City hall office — rent to Congressman-elect Rick Nolan’s office for $160 per month effective Jan. 3, 2013-Jan. 2, 2015, approval of.

5. Approval of bills and transfer of funds — recommended by the Personnel and Finance Committee.

General fund to public safety fund $375,000.

General fund to park fund $34,000.

General fund to street and sewer fund $27,000.

General fund to airport fund $12,960.

Total: $450,460.

6. Presentation of Tower Awards to departing council members.

7. “Showcasing Brainerd” W.W. Thompson Concrete Products.

8. “Showcasing Brainerd” department heads of the city of Brainerd, interim city Administrator Theresa Goble, Finance Director Connie Hillman, city Engineer Jeff Hulsether, city Planner Mark Ostgarden, Police Chief Corky McQuiston, Fire Chief Kevin Stunek, Park Director Tony Sailer.

9. Unfinished business.

A. Public hearing, final reading of proposed ordinance No. 1401, an ordinance amending the charter of the city of Brainerd by striking section four of chapter two of the charter of the city of Brainerd and replacing said section to provide for primary elections and to canvass election returns in accordance with state law. Interim city Administrator Goble recommends dispensing with the actual reading, approval of.

B. Approval 2013 budget and adopt resolution setting final 2013 levy.

10. New business.

A. Ginger Lorentz, Jack’s House pull tab variance request.

B. Decertify city center TIF district effective Dec. 31.

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. Interim city administrator.

D. City engineer.

E. City planner.

F. Police chief.

G. Finance director.

H. Council president.

13. Council committee reports.

A. Safety and public works committee.

B. Personnel and finance committee.

C. Other committees.

14. Committee appointments/reappointments.

15. Adjourn to closed session to discuss union negotiation strategies.

Safety and public works committee will meet at 6:45 p.m. Personnel and finance committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Any individual needing special accommodations may call 828-2307.

■ Personnel and Finance Committee

Personnel and Finance Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 in the city hall conference room.

1. 6:30 p.m. Approval of bills and transfer of funds.

General fund to public safety fund $375,000.

General fund to park fund $35,500.

General fund to street and sewer fund $27,000.

General fund to airport fund $12,960.

Total: $450,460.

2. 6:35 p.m. Fire department.

Fire chief paid on call status clarified, held over from Dec. 17.

Fire department responding to medical calls, status of, held over from Dec. 17.

3: 7:05 p.m. Alderman Olson’s memo related to funding capital improvements, discussion of.

4. 7:15 p.m. Subordination agreement request, submitted by Bremer Band of David Pueringer’s two city of Brainerd revolving loans on property located at 612-616 Front St., Brainerd, approval of.

5. 7:20 p.m. Police department.

Rifle purchase request.

6. 7:25 p.m. Adopt resolution transferring certain funds to capital projects funds from sinking funds to close fund No. 302.

7. Transfer of 2012 special projects budget balance to capital fund No. 400.

8. Industrial park meeting, extension of Close-Converse contract.

9. Other.

■ Safety and Public

Works Committee

Safety and Public Works Committee meets at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 17 in the city council chambers.

1. College Drive reconstruction estimated final project cost.

2. Estimated construction fund balance for Dec. 31, 2012.

3. South Fifth Street cost estimate.

4. North Sixth Street-Washington Street to Juniper Street.

5. North Eighth Street project.

6. Reconstruction of parking lots at city parks.

7. Sanitary sewer construction costs.

8. I and I from downtown buildings.

9. Updated 2013 capital improvement plan.

10. Contract towing bids.

11. Grant application to Minnesota Historical Society.

■ Brainerd School Board

Re-organizational school board meeting

Washington Educational Services Building,

804 Oak Street, Brainerd

1.Call to order.

2. Oath of office- new school board members.

3. Nomination and election of 2013 officers.

4. Designation of official depository.

5. Authorization of the use of facsimile signatures.

6. Designation of official newspaper.

7. Setting of school board compensation.

8. Authorization of Director of Business Services to invest surplus funds.

9. Authorization of Director of Business Services to approve and confirm grants.

10. Authorisation of Director of Business Services to execute contracts.

11. Establish date, time and place of regular School Board meetings for the 2013 calendar year.

12. Establish standing committees.

13. Approval of committee assignments for 2013 calendar year.

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

15. Adjourn

■ Little Falls School Board

Business meeting- 5:30 p.m.

Morrison County Government Center

213 Southeast First Avenue, Little Falls

1. Call to order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Approval of Agenda

4. Recognition/Appreciation

4.1 School Board Member- Robert Stolman

5. Presentation

5.1 Financial literacy- Tristen Zimmerman, DECA member

6. Public comments

7. Consent agenda

7.1 Personnel

7.1.1 Employment

7.1.2 Resignations

7.1.3 Rescind resignation

7.1.4 Leave of absence

7.2 Approval of prior meeting minutes

7.3 Donations of Community High School Band Program

7.4 Donations of Lindbergh Clothing Fund

7.5 Donations of Flyer Media Production Studio

7.6 MSHSL foundation grant received

8. Reports from board members

9.Superintendent’s report

10. Adjournment

Truth in taxation presentation- 6 p.m.

11. Old or unfinished business

12. New business

12.1 Approval of art club trip to France

12.2 Change in state aid payment schedule

12.3 Certify tax levy

12.4 MSET membership

12.5 Fundraisers 2012-13

12.6 Applitrack

12.7 EMLF seniority list

12.8 Set 5 p.m., January 7, 2013, for next board meeting.

12.9 Approval of 2013 board meeting schedule

12.10 Designate B. Muckenhirm as LEA representative as provider under P.L. 107-110 (NCLB) for the 2012-13 school year

12.11 Memo of understanding- Mark Wood Foundation grants

12.12 Safe routes of school

12.13 RFP for food service management company

12.14 Closed session: Minn. Stat. 13D.05 Subd. 3(b) Attorney -client privilege to discuss employee mediation

13. Adjournment

■ Brainerd Public Library

Meets 6 p.m. Wednesday

Finance Committee meets prior to the board meeting at 5:15 p.m.

1. Call to order

2. Roll Call/Introductions

3. Approve Agenda

4. Approve minutes of Nov. 28 meeting

5. President’s report

6. Librarian’s report

7. Finance Committee report

8. Building & Grounds Committee report

9. Policy Committee report

10. KRL Rep’s report

11. Friend’s of the Library

12. Open Forum

13. Unfinished business

14. New business

15. Adjourn

■ Pillager Board of Education

Truth In Taxation/Regular School Board Meeting

Meets 6:45 p.m. Monday

I. Call to order Truth In Taxation

II. Pledge of Allegiance

III. Cell Phone/Electronic Devices

IV. Truth In Taxation

V. Question/Answer

VI. Adjourn Truth In Taxation meeting

VII. Call to order regular school board meeting

VIII. Consider additions/deletions/acceptance of the agenda

IX. Visitor’s comments

X. Consider Consent Agenda

A. Minutes of Nov. 19 regular meeting

B. Minutes of Nov. 15 special meeting

C. Monthly Cash Flow Including Investments

D. Donations: Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign - $70; Pillager PTO - $300.

XI. Special Reports with Possible Board Action

A. Activities

1. Other

B. Budget

1. Committee Report

2. Certification of Payable 2013 Levy

3. Monthly Bills

4. Activity Accounts

5. Other

C. Curriculum

1. Other

D. Facilities

1. Other

E. Personnel

1. Other

F. Policy

1. Other

G. Other

1. Other

XII. Special Reports

A. Elementary Principal Report

B. Secondary Principal Report

C. Superintendent’s Report

XIII. Adjournment

■ Pine River-Backus School Board

Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday

Pine River-Backus High School

1. Call to order - Chair.

Members: Barb Beck, Katy Botz, Jim Coffland, Garny Gaffey, Jerry Peterson, Sandy Poferl and Superintendent Catherine Bettino.

2. Welcome to visitors.

2.1 Public comments and time for interaction with the board on agenda items.

2.2 Spotlight on education - iPads, Trent Lengemo.

3. Approve agenda (addendum).

4. Approve minutes - Nov 13, 2012 special meeting and Nov. 19, 2012 regular meeting.

5. Informational items:

5.1 Administrative team reports.

5.2 Directors reports.

5.3 Committee reports.

5.4 PRB student representative report.

5.5 Enrollment report.

6. Consent calendar.

6.1 Approve bills presented.

6.2 Approve investment report.

6.3 Approve treasurer’s report.

6.4 Approve electronic funds transfers and other banking transactions.

6.5 Accept monetary awards and donations.

6.6 Authorize posting for transportation dispatcher.

6.7 Authorize posting for an assistant speech coach.

6.8 Authorize posting for .8 FTE elementary teacher to begin second semester, Jan. 21, 2013.

6.9 Approve the hiring of Kelly Johnson as assistant speech coach for the 2012-13season and authorize payment for services at the District nonexempt assistant coach rate.

6.10 Approve a child care leave of absence for Stacey Gorr, speech language pathologist, for period approximately April 4, 2013 to July 31, 2013 and authorize posting for long-term substitute.

7. Discussion items.

7.1 Superintendent goals.

7.2 2013 school board meeting dates.

7.3 Truth in taxation.

7.4 School board vacancy.

7.5 Distribution of board agendas - Mail vs. electronic.

7.6 Clerical position for district office/copy center.

8. Action items:

8.1 Certify final 2012 pay 2013 levy.

8.2 Set date and time for January reorganization and regular board meetings.

9. Open forum.

10. Next regular meeting - to be determined.

11. Adjourn.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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