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■ Nisswa City Council

Meets 7 p.m. Wednesday

Call to order

Pledge of Allegiance

Approve minutes of Jan. 16, Feb. 4 and 13, 2013

Open forum


Police Chief

Fire Chief

Liquor Department

City Planner

Park & Rec

Public Works

City Attorney

City Engineer

Nisswa Chamber of Commerce

New business

A. Tim Bray with Crow Wing County Roads Discussion

B. Resolution Approving Joint Powers Agreement with State of MN/BCA

C. Brainerd Jaycees 3.2 Beer Permit for April 26-27

D. Ordinance Amendment Regarding First Responders and Nisswa Fire Dept.

E. Rezoning from Commercial Waterfront(CW) to Shoreland Residential(SR)- Alluring Pines, INC

F. Approve Plans & Specs of Public Restrooms/Welcome Center and Authorization to put out for Bid

G. Resolution for Issuance and Sale of GO Bond for Refunding of 2004 Lease Revenue Bonds for City Hall/Public Works Building

H. Wayne & Sylvia Swanson’s Cancer Fundraising Raffle Request – June 18, 2013 Grand View Lodge

I. Set Public Hearing to Amend Chapter VII Liquor Licensing to allow for Brewer/Tap Room License

J. Request from Crow Wing County to Reclassify Tax Forfeit Parcels to Non-Conservation

K. Request for Letter of Support for Trail 77 – City of Lake Shore

L. Board of Review- Tuesday, April 23rd at 1:00 PM

M. BLAEDC Agreement for 2013

N. Select Members for NJPA Annual Assembly

Old business

Council reports

A. Mayor

B. Council Members


Presentation of claims


■ Little Falls

School Board

Meets 5 p.m. Tuesday

County Commissioners’ Board Room

Morrison County Government Center

213 Southeast First Avenue, Little Falls

1. Call to order.

2. Pledge of Allegiance.

3. Approval of agenda.

4. Presentations

4.1. Rezoning - Jerry Lochner.

4.2. Daily Five - Colette Cameron.

4.3. Jill Griffith-McRaith, principal at Lindbergh Elementary

4.4. Christina Bemboom, Special Education Director

4.5. Nate Swenson, principal at the Community Middle School

4.6. Mark Diehl, Technology Coordinator

5. Public comments

6. Consent agenda

6.1. Personnel

6.1.1. Resignations.

6.1.2. Employment.

6.1.3. Leaves of absence.

6.1.4. Retirements.

6.1.5. Lane Changes.

6.2. Approval of minutes.

6.3. Presentation of bills for payment.

6.4. SHIP Grants.

6.5. Approval of fees, facility use and staff costs for Grad Bash.

7. Reports from board members.

8. Superintendent’s report.

9. Old or unfinished business

9.1. Approval of 2013-14 School Calendar

10. New business

10.1. Lincoln School as a polling location

10.2. Designation of Thoma Family Endowment Trustees

11. Adjournment.

■ Little Falls

City Council

Meets 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Council Chambers, City Hall

1. Call to order/Determination of quorum/Pledge of Allegiance

2. Approval of agenda

Approve the agenda as posted in accordance with the Open Meeting Law and herein place all agenda items on the table for discussion.

3. Approval of minutes

A copy of the minutes for the special work session meeting of February 4, 2013; and the regular meeting of February 4, 2013; and the closed special meeting of February 4, 2013 are enclosed.

4. Approval of bills

Approve checks 85371 through 85455 totaling $127,729.25.

5. Awards, donations, presentations and proclamations

6. Consent agenda

a. Animal Control Report, January 2013 – receive

b. Application for Exempt Permit and Temporary On Sale Liquor License, Horizon Health, Inc., Fundraiser at Linden Hill – approve

c. Cable TV Review Board Minutes, October 2012 – receive

d. Heritage Preservation Commission Minutes, February 2013 – receive

e. Housing and Redevelopment Authority Minutes, January 2013 – receive

f. Morrison County Animal Society, 2012 Animal Statistics – receive

g. Our Lady of Lourdes Annual Bazaar, Application for Exempt Permit and Temporary On Sale Malt Beverage License, July 27 and 28, 2013 – approve

h. Park, Recreation and Tree Board Minutes, January 2012 – receive

i. Planning Commission Minutes, February 2013 – approve

j. Police Department Report, December 2012 – receive

k. Public Works Department Report, January 2013 – receive

l. Water Treatment Facility Report, January 2013 – receive

7. Public hearings and lettings

a. Public hearings

b. Lettings

1. 2013 Dodge Charger, Squad Car, Dodge of Burnsville, Police Department – approve Police Chief

2. Canon iPF 765 MFP Plotter/Scanner, Canon Solutions America, Engineer Department – approve PW Director

8. Old business

9. New business

a. Interview Committee Recommendation, Joseph Koering, Janitor – approve PW Director

b. Letter of Support, Congressman Rick Nolan, Regional Trail System – consider Mayor

c. Ordinance No. 47, Sixth Series, Amend City Code, Chapter 2, Sections 2.29, 2.30 and 2.31 – introduce City Administrator

d. Use of Cell Phones and Electronic Devices During Meetings – discuss City Administrator

e. Planning Commission Recommendations

1. Rezone Request, Non-Central Business District B-3, Oakland Cemetery – accept PW Director

2. Ordinance No. 45, Sixth Series, Amend City Code Chapter 11, Section 11.05, Cemetery by Conditional Use [Introduced 12/17/13] – adopt PW Director

f. Resolution 2013-07, Master Partnership Agreement, Minnesota Department of Transportation – adopt PW Director

g. Well 5 Rehabilitation Project

1. In-Control, Electronic Upgrades and Mag Meter – approve PW Director

2. Rehabilitate, Traut Wells, Waite Park – approve PW Director

10. Citizens petitions and appeals

a. Petition(s)

b. Citizens Appeals. (5 Minute Limit)

Individuals may address the City Council about any item not included on the agenda. Speakers are requested to come to the podium, state their name and address for the Council record and limit their remarks to five minutes. Generally, the City Council will not take official action on items discussed at this time, but may refer the matter to staff or a committee for a future report or direct the matter to be scheduled on an upcoming agenda.

11. City council reports on city authorities, boards, bureaus, comissions and committees-Council

12. Announcements

13. Adjournment

■ Crow Wing County committee meetings

The following list includes Crow Wing County meetings that may be attended by one or more members of the Crow Wing County Board:

Monday - President’s Day - County offices closed

9 a.m. Tuesday, Committee of the Whole at Jinx Ferrari Meeting Room

5 p.m. Tuesday, Historical Committee at Crow Wing County Museum

7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation Board at BLAEDC Office

9 a.m. Wednesday, Central Minnesota Community Corrections Executive Committee at CMCC Administration Office

5 p.m. Thursday, Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment at County Board Room

5 p.m. Thursday, TCC (Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc.) Board of Directors at Brainerd Hotel

■ Crow Wing

County Committee

of the Whole

Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday

3rd floor, Historic Courthouse, Jinx Ferrari Meeting Room

1. End of Year Financial Review - Mike Carlson

2. Community Services Restructuring - Luke Simonett, Sheila Skogen, Gwen Anderson

■ Cass County Board of Commissioners

Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday

Land Department Meeting Room

218 Washburn Avenue East, Backus

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. Dog Hearing Officer agreement.

Kevin Lee – Longville Ambulance Subordinate Service District.

a. LASSD 4th Quarter 2012 Report.

Jim Schneider – Probation Director.

a. Receive and file the 2012 Probation Department Annual Report.

b. Receive and file the 2012 Northwest Juvenile Center Annual Report.

Josh Stevenson – Land Commissioner.

a. Expand customer parking at Land Department.

b. Camp Lake land exchange

c. Sale of parcel on Jack Pine Lake – Hiram Township.

d. Recreational trail update.

Sharon Anderson – Auditor-Treasurer, Tim Richardson – Central Services Director.

a. Discuss 2013 Capital maintenance program.

b. Draft 2013 tax insert.

Confirm upcoming meeting schedule.

a. Joint meeting with the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Friday, March 1, 2013, beginning noon Northern Lights Event Center, Walker.

b. Approve attendance at the AMC 2013 Legislative Conference, March 20-21, Crowne Plaza, St. Paul Riverfront, St, Paul.


Consent agenda

1. Approve board minutes of Feb. 5.

2. Approve Auditor manual warrants dated January 2013 in the amount of $929,148.46.

3. Approve Auditor warrants dated Jan. 31, 2013, in the amount of $5,898.

4. Approve Auditor warrants dated Jan. 31, 2013, in the amount of $202,181.68.

5. Approve Auditor warrants dated Feb. 7, 2013, in the amount of $397,577.97.

6. Receive & file - Monthly Budget Reports.

7. Approve HHVS Commissioner warrants dated Feb. 8, 2013, in the amount of $94,610.19.

8. Approve HHVS Auditor warrants dated Feb. 8, 2013, in the amount of $100,380.72.

9. Approve personnel actions.

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

11. Receive & file Auditor -Treasurer’s Interest Income Report for January 2013.

12. Receive & file – January 2013 Cass County EDC Activity Report.


13. Approve reimbursement of Cass County Housing & Redevelopment Authority Board member per diem and mileage expense in the amount of $3,300.00 from July 2012 – through December 2012.

14. Authorize $1,080 of the encumbered Conservation Fund 73 funds to reimburse the Clean Water Fund Grant balance and close this Sylvan Lake and Lake Margaret SSTS inspection project.

15. Approve MPCA Joint Powers Agreement (Swift Contract No. #57986) for $70,000 to serve as lead partner on the Phase II Leech Lake River Watershed Restoration and Protection Project.

16. Approve - Resolution No. 10-13 to support a Bi-CAP grant application - Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program in Cass County.

17. Receive & file 2012 Recorders Office summary of annual fees collected.

18. Approve submission for Family Planning Special Project Grant Funding through MDH for periods of July 1, 2013-June 30, 2015 and approve governing Board Resolution No. 11-13 as required with grant application.

19. Approve transfer of funds from Unorganized Township to Highway Department in the amount of $35,492.56 for road maintenance and administrative costs from November - December 2012.

20. Approve HHVS Purchase of Service contracts from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013: Cass County Sheriff’s Office - Jail

Items on the Consent Agenda are reviewed in total by the County Board and may be approved through one motion. Any item of the Consent Agenda may be removed by any Commissioner for separate consideration.

■ Baxter City Council

Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday

Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Drive, Baxter

A work session of the Baxter City Council will be 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Dr., Baxter, for the purposes of discussing the Isle Drive Extension Project and the Isle Drive/Elder Drive Transportation Study. 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 Work Session Minutes and City Council Minutes from Feb. 5, 2013.

B. Approve the Payment of Bills and Finance Report (Addendum A).

C. Accept Utilities Commission Minutes from February 6, 2013.

1. Approve the 2013 Well No. 3 Rehabilitation Project to Thein Well Company in the amount of $13,965.00.

D. Accept Planning & Zoning Minutes from February 13, 2013.

1. Approve Staff Preparation of City-Initiated Amendment to City Code, Section 10-5-1, Regulating Signs.

2. Approve Staff Preparation of City-Initiated Amendment to City Code, Section 10-5-11, Regulating Accessory Structures.

E. Approve the WSN Contract for Platting Services for City Hall.

F. Approve the Police Department Request for the Purchase of New Handguns.

G. Adopt Resolutions 13-2/2-1 thru 13-2/2-10 Restricting Parking on Several Streets.

H. Authorize Staff to Send Correspondence Reaffirming the Approved Fundraising Agreement for the Proposed Whipple Beach Park Accessible Playground Project.

6. Pulled Agenda Items

7. Other Business

A. Public Hearing on Vacation of Easements Woodland Office Park PUD.

1. Adopt Resolution No. 13-2/2-11 Vacating All Public Utility and Drainage Easements located within the Plat of Woodland Office Park.

2. Accept Notice of Completion of Woodland Office Park.

B. Planning & Zoning Motions:

1. Matters Relating to Woodland Office Park Second Addition.

A. Adopt Resolution No. 13-2/2-12 Rescinding a Conditional Use Permit for a Planned Unit Development.

B. Adopt Resolution No. 13-2/2-13 Approving a Variance.

C. Adopt Resolution No. 13-2/2-14 Approving a Minor Subdivision Plat.

2. Matters Relating to 7419 Forthun Road.

A. Adopt Resolution No. 13-2/3/15 Denying an Interim Use Permit at 7419 Forthun Road.

8. Council Comments

A. Jim Klein

B. Rob Moser

C. Todd Holman

D. Mark Cross

E. Darrel Olson

9. City Attorney’s Report

10. City Administrator’s Report

11. Adjourn

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