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Morrison County agenda-Dec. 30

■ Crow Wing County Committee of the Whole

Meets 8 a.m. Tuesday

County Board Room, 3rd floor, Historic Courthouse, Brainerd

1. 8 a.m. Land Services Department, Environmental Services Division - Chris Pence

1.1. Aquatic Invasive Species Inspection Program

1.2. Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment Appointments

1.3. Landfill Permit

■ Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners

Meets 9:30 a.m. Monday

County Board Room, 3rd floor, Historic Courthouse, Brainerd

1. 9:30 a.m. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance

2. Recognition of Outgoing County Commissioner

3. Recognition of Retiring Employees

4. Open Forum

5. Review and approve Dec. 11 Regular County Board Meeting Minutes

6. Review and approve Dec. 31 Regular County Board Meeting Agenda

7. Legislative Issues

7.1. Reorganization Proposal

7.2. Data Practices

8. Approve Consent Agenda

8.1. Bills

8.2. Personnel Actions

8.3. 2013 Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza Request for Services Agreement

8.4. 2012 State Homeland Security Program Grant #A-SHSP-2012-CROWWICO-00002

8.5. 2013 Tobacco License Renewal

8.6. 2012 New Club On Sale Liquor License

8.7. Amended Snowmobile Trail Permit

8.8. Designate Depositories & Conduct Banking Transactions

8.9. Board Commitments as of 12/31/12 (GASB 54)

8.10. Tax Applications

8.11. 2012 & 2013 Budget Amendments (Multi-Year Projects)

8.12. Final Contract Payment SAP 018-603-021, Bituminous Surfacing of CSAH 3 from CSAH 11 to Pine River Bridge in Crosslake & Bridge 18J23 over Pelican Brook

8.13. Final Contract Payment SAP 018-611-024, Bituminous Surfacing of CSAH 11 from TH 371 in Pequot Lakes to CSAH 4 in Breezy Point

8.14. Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Inspection: Delegation of Authority to Land Services Department

8.15. Adoption & Foster Care Recruitment Grant

8.16. Amendment No. 7 - Agreement for Food & Laundry Services

8.17. North Long Lake Sanitary Sewer District

9. Community Services Director

9.1 Community Services Technology Initiative

10. County Attorney

10.1. 2013 Misdemeanor Prosecution Contracts

10.2. Year-End Report

11. County Auditor-Treasurer

11.1. Year-End Report

12. County Recorder

12.1. Year-End Report

13. County Sheriff

13.1. Year-End Report

14. Human Resource Director

14.1. Compensation & Benefits for Non-Contract Employees & Elected Officials

14.2. Longevity Benefits for Non-Contract Employees

14.3. Employee Recognition Program

15. County Administrator

15.1. Senior Management Team Report

15.2. Citizen Committee Appointments

16. Additional Business

17. Committee Reports

18. Adjournment

19. Other board activities - The following list includes Crow Wing County meetings that may be attended by one or more members of the Crow Wing County Board:

Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day - County Offices closed

Jan. 3, 9:30 a.m. - Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Commission at Airport Conference Room

Jan. 7, 10 a.m. - Personnel Committee at Historic Courthouse, County Administrator’s Conference Room

■ Baxter City Council

Meets 7 p.m. Wednesday

Baxter City Hall

13190 Memorywood Drive, Baxter

A joint work session of the Baxter City Council and Utilities Commission will be 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Dr., Baxter, for the purposes of discussing the South Interceptor Improvements Project, Existing Parking Lot in Cypress Drive Road Right-of-Way, Sprucewood Townhomes TIF discussion, Modeling of Sanitary Sewer System, and Lift Station No. 2 Improvements. No formal action will be taken at this meeting.

1. Call meeting to order

2. Roll Call

3. Pledge of Allegiance

4. Oath of Office

5. Public Comments

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

6. Police Officer of the Year Presentation

7. 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 Dec. 18, 2012

B. Approve the Payment of Bills and Finance Report.

C. Approve City Designations for 2013

D. Final Approval of the City of Baxter Wellhead Protection Plan, Part II.

E. Approve the MnDOT Master Partnership Contract No. 02629

F. Approve the WSN Proposal for Right-of-Way Acquisition and Platting Services for Dellwood Drive and Novotny Road

G. Adopt Resolution 13-1/1-2, Providing for the Sale of General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2013A Subject to Certain Parameters and Delegation to Pricing Committee

H. Accept Parks & Trail Commission Minutes of December 17, 2012

8. Pulled Agenda Items

9. Other Business

A. Approve the variance request reducing the required surfacing for a private road access from bituminous to Class V gravel at the property located at 3673 Cedar Scenic Road per P & Z Commission findings and conditions.

10. Council Comments

A. Jim Klein

B. Rob Moser

C. Todd Holman

D. Mark Cross

E. Darrel Olson

11. City Attorney’s Report

12. City Administrator’s Report

13. Adjourn

■ Airport Commission

Meets 9:30 a.m. Thursday

Airport Conference Room

1. Call to order

2. Roll Call

3. Appointment Chair/Vice Chair

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.)

A. Approval of Minutes of the Regular Meeting of December 6, 2012, with Financial Report of November 2012, as distributed

Suggested action: Motion to approve Consent Calendar item “A.”

5. Discussion/Action – Communications

6. Approval to Pay Bills

A. As Submitted

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

8. Discussion/Action – Requested Change to HCSP

9. Reports

A. Interim Airport Manager

B. Consulting Engineer

10. Old Business

11. New Business

A. Discussion of Items Which Developed After Publication of Agenda

12. Next meeting date – Feb. 7, 2013, 9:30 a.m.

13. Adjournment

■ Cass County Board of Commissioners

Meets 9 a.m. Wednesday

Land Department Meeting Room

218 Washburn Avenue East, Backus

Call to Order

a. Pledge of Allegiance

b. Oath of Office by Auditor-Treasurer Sharon Anderson –– County Commissioners

c. No additional agenda items will be considered


■ Morrison County Board of Commissioners

Meets 9 a.m. Monday

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. Budget report

8. Morrison County Fairboard report

9. Auditor’s report

10. County board warrants

11. Public works report

12. Administrator’s report.

13. Committee reports/upcoming schedule

14. Adjournment

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