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Little Falls School agenda-Feb. 16

Brainerd City Council

Meets 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Brainerd City Hall

Council Chambers

1. Call to order

2. Roll call

3. Pledge of Allegiance

4. Approval of Agenda

5. Vacant Council Position:

Hold a moment of silence for Council Member Bonnie Cumberland’s passing

– Declare Vacancy of At-Large Council Position

– Appoint President and Vice-President of the Council

6. 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 Feb. 3 as distributed

B. Approval of Licenses

1. Contractor’s Licenses – 2 – New

2. Contractor’s Licenses – 6 – Renewals

3. Tobacco License – 1 – New

• Baxter Liquor Mart, 105 Washington St. NE, Brainerd

4. Second Hand Goods Dealer License

• Russ’s Gunsmithing, 119 Washington St. NE, Brainerd (Contingent on Fire Chief Authorization)

C. Department Activity Reports.

1. Mayor

2. Police Chief

3. Finance Director

D. East Brainerd Mall TIF – Adopt Amended Resolution.

E. Adopt Resolution of Support for Airport Bonding

F. Police Department – Authorization to Make Two Police Officer Conditional Job Offers and One Community Service Officer Job Offer

G. Public Boxing Application – Submitted by Brock Larson for a Shine MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) event to be held at the Brainerd Armory on March 8 – Contingent on Police Chief and Fire Chief Authorization.

H. BPU – Request for Extension of Due Diligence related to Hydrodam Acquisition

I. Personal/Professional Agreement between the City and Brainerd Public Library – Approval of and Authorization of Proper Signatures

J. Call for Applicants:

Cable TV Advisory Committee – Two terms to expire on Dec. 31, 2016

Library Board – Two terms to expire on Dec. 31, 2019

Transportation Advisory Committee – Three terms to expire on Dec. 31, 2015

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

From General Fund to Public Safety Fund $450,000

From General Fund to Park Fund $30,000

From General Fund to Street & Sewer $80,000

From General Fund to Airport Fund $12,960

Total Transfers from #101 $572,960

8. Presentation – Award City Engineers Association Project of the Year plaque to Anderson Brothers for College Drive Project

9. Police Department:

• Baxter Police Presentation to Brainerd Officer Tim Friis

• Presentation of Service Award Plaque – Police K-9 and Officer

10. Legislative Update

11. Council Committee Reports

A – Safety and Public Works Committee Report

B – Personnel and Finance Committee Report

12. Unfinished Business

A. Whittier School Building – Brainerd Public Schools Offer – Discussion of

13. New Business

A. At-Large Council Position

• Determine Process for Replacement

B. Request Park Board consider Naming Miracle League Field “Bonnie Cumberland Memorial Field”

C. Authorization to Submit Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant Application

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

15. Reports

A – Mayor

B – City Attorney

C – City Administrator

D – City Engineer

E – City Planner

F – Police Chief

G – Finance Director

16. Council Other Committee Reports

17. Adjourn – To Fire Service District Meeting to be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Crow Wing County Land Services Building

Personnel and Finance Committee

Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday

City Hall Conference Room

1. Approval of Bills and Transfer of Funds:

From General Fund to Public Safety Fund, $450,000

From General Fund to Park Fund, $30,000

From General Fund to Street & Sewer, $80,000

From General Fund to Airport Fund, $12,960

Total Transfers from #101, $572,960

2. Crow Wing County Historical Society Request for Financial Support – Approval of

3. Police Department

• Authorize Two Police Officer Conditional Job Offers

• Authorize Hiring of Community Service Officer

4. Other

Safety and Public Works Committee

Meets 6 p.m. Tuesday

City Council Chambers

1. Sale of 1990 Elgin Pelican Street Sweeper

2. Improvement 13-17 – Willow Street Resurfacing and Striping

3. Municipal Consent Resolutions

a. County Road 117

b. CSAH 48

4. Resolutions of Support for Airport Utility Extension

5. Kampmann Sash and Door Company Encroachment

6. St. Patrick’s Day Parade Event Application

7. Summer Interns

8. Improvement 03-08 – Buffalo Hills Lane

9. Garage Encroachment in Alley

10. 2014 Crack Sealing Project

11. Special Safety and Public Works Committee Meeting

12. Parking Ticket Issue – Dave Watson

Baxter City Council

Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday

Baxter City Hall

13190 Memorywood Dr., Baxter

The Baxter City Council will conduct a work session 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Dr., Baxter, for the purposes of discussing the Stormwater Improvements, Street Maintenance, and Infrastructure Improvement Project.

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 Feb. 10.

B. Approve City Council Work Session minutes from Feb. 10.

C. Approve City Council Informational Meeting minutes from Feb. 13.

D. Accept the Utilities Commission Meeting minutes from Feb. 5.

1. Approve the WSN Proposal for Engineering Services for the Edgewood Drive Stormwater Study in the Not to Exceed amount of $4,000 with funding from the 2014 Stormwater Enterprise Fund

2. Accept the Cuyuna Cardiovascular Services Clinic Project and release the Anderson Brothers Performance Bond No. 105887734.

3. Approve the Autumn Glen Senior Living Agreement for Development

E. Approve the Payment of Bills and Finance Report

F. Approve Baxter Construction Plans and Specifications for the 2014 Sealcoat Project and direct staff to bid the project with Crow Wing County Highway Department.

G. Approve the 2013 Public Transit Service Payment to the City of Brainerd for Baxter’s Service

H. Accept Planning & Zoning Commission Minutes from Feb. 11

I. Resolution of Support Cuyuna Regional Trail Project

J. Approve Resolution No. 2014-11 Relating to Parking Restrictions on Woida Road

6. Pulled Agenda Items

7. Other Business

A. WSN Contract for Platting at 7118 Clearwater Road for the 2014 Woida Road, Franklin Drive and Wildflower Road Improvement Project

B. Planning & Zoning Actions.

1. Adopt Resolution No. 2014-12 Approving Findings of Fact, Ordinance No. 2014-02 and Summary Ordinance No. 2014-03 approving a Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to revise the Subdivision regulations (Title 11)

2. Adopt Resolution No. 2014-13 Approving Findings of Fact, Ordinance No. 2014-04 and Summary Ordinance No. 2014-05 approving a Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to revise the Landscaping regulations (10-4-4C) and the Off Street Parking requirements (10-5-2C and 2D).

8. Council Comments

A. Jim Klein

B. Rob Moser

C. Todd Holman

D. Mark Cross

E. Darrel Olson

9. City Attorney’s Report

A. Closed Meeting under MN Statute 13D.05, Subd. 3(c)(3) to develop an offer for the purchase of real property.

10. City Administrator’s Report

11. Adjourn

Brainerd School Board

Meets 4 p.m. March 4

Washington Educational Services Building

804 Oak St., Brainerd

1. Call to Order

2. Report on findings from focus group meetings

3. Develop “New Superintendent Profile”

4. Adjourn

Brainerd School Board

Curriculum Committee

Meets 11:30 a.m. Feb. 27

Washington Educational Services Building

804 Oak St., Brainerd

1. Call to order

2. BHS Registration Guide Review

3. FMS Grade 5 Preschool Orientation Information

4. Observation Survey Time Frame

5. Staff Development Policy Update

6. School Calendar Information & Input

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

8. Adjourn

Brainerd School Board

Facilities Committee

Meets 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25

Washington Educational Services Building

804 Oak St., Brainerd

1. Call to order

2. Lower Site Planning Update

3. Whittier Options Update

4. Garfield SRTS Project Update

5. FMS/Baxter Project Update

6. Any other such business that mat properly come before the board

7. Adjourn

Nisswa City Council

Meets 7 p.m. Wednesday

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Approve minutes of Jan. 15

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. Chamber Appeal of Application Fee set by Planning Commission

B. Surveillance Camera Discussion

C. Donation from Nisswa American Legion to Nisswa PD

D. Updated Emergency Management Plan

E. Approve Construction Invoices and Change Orders for Public Restroom/Welcome Center

F. Use of Abatement Bond Funds for Painting the Community Center

G. Ordinance Amendment to Chapter VII of the City Code relating to Off-Sale Brewer Taproom Licenses

H. Accept proposal from Region Five Development Commission for Comprehensive Plan Update

I. Authorization to resubmit grant request to U of M Regional Sustainable Development Partnership for Nisswa Lake Park Planning/Design

J. Codification of City Codes Discussion

K. Pheasants Forever Raffle Request – Aug. 14 at Nisswa Legion

L. Central MN Gobblers Raffle Request – March 8 at Nisswa Legion

M. Board of Review- April 22 at 1 p.m.

Old business

A. Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Execution of Assignment of Development Agreement for TIF 1-1 Nisswa Lake Plaza

B. Ordinance No. 73 Purchasing Policy Discussion

C. Charter Cable Franchise Renewal

Council reports

A. Mayor

B. Council Members


Presentation of claims


Crow Wing County Committee meeting schedule

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

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

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

4 p.m. Wednesday, Unorganized Territory – Fire Protection Advisory Committee to City of Brainerd at Meeting Room 1

3:45 p.m. Thursday, Crow Wing County Health Summit at Crosslake

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 Little Falls

9 a.m. Friday, Mississippi Headwaters Board at Walker

Cass County Board of Commissioners

Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday

Land Department Meeting Room

218 Washburn Ave. 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. Receive and file AdHoc Committee Report – Cass County HRA lease.

Public Hearing - 2nd Reading of Ordinance No. 2014-01 - Amending Individual Sewage Treatment System Ordinance No. 2007-02 for Cass County.

Josh Stevenson – Land Commissioner.

a. Update on Cass County Geologic Atlas Project with John Ringle – ESD Director.

b. Approve grant applications for GIA Trails.

1. Approve Resolution No. 11-14 Cross Country Ski Trail Systems.

2. Approve Resolution No. 12-14 Soo Line GIA ATV and Snowmobile Trail.

3. Approve Resolution No. 13-14 Snoway 1 GIA Snowmobile Trail.

Reno Wells – HHVS Director, Michele Piprude – Social Services Manager, Jamie Richter – Director of Public Health Nursing, Jeri Seegmiller – County Team Leader.

a. Public Health LPH Assessment & Planning, Customer Services and Immunization Program.

b. 2013 Screening Team Report and 2013 OHP Northwest Juvenile Report.

c. Fraud prevention investigation and criminal fraud control.

Jim Schneider – Probation Director.

a. Receive and file the 2013 Probation Department Annual Report.

Tom Burch – Sheriff.

a. Receive and file the 2013 Sheriff’s Office Annual Report.

b. Approve contract with Motorola for ARMER 800MHZ services for Pike Bay Tower Project.

c. Update on International Eelpout Festival.

Dave Enblom – Highway Engineer.

a. Award bids on S.P. 1119-36 & C.P.011-2013(SCT V) Trunk Highway 371 & Pedestrian Trail


b. Report back on May/Meadowbrook town line road referral.

Confirm upcoming meeting schedule.

a. USDA Forest Service Open House, March 5, Walker.


Consent agenda

1. Approve Board Minutes of Feb. 4.

2. Approve Auditor manual warrants dated January, 2014 in the amount of $891,811.11.

3. Approve Auditor warrants dated Jan. 30 in the amount of $207,175.12.

4. Approve Auditor warrants dated Jan. 31 in the amount of $2,422.96.

5. Approve Auditor warrants dated Feb. 6 in the amount of $314,252.82.

6. Receive & file - Monthly Budget Reports.

7. Approve HHVS Commissioner warrants dated Feb. 7 in the amount of $38,346.33.

8. Approve HHVS Auditor warrants dated Feb. 7 in the amount of $51,671.19.

9. Approve personnel actions.

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

11. Authorize - Payment to Mark J. Beard(Invoice#0001) in the amount of 537.50; Widseth Smith Nolting & Assoc., Inc. (Invoice#94732) in the amount of $3,660.

12. Receive and file - Cass County’s 2013 Enhanced 911 Audit.

13. Receive and file Auditor -Treasurer’s Interest Income Report for January 2014.

14. Receive and file Notice of Application of North Dakota Pipeline Com, LLC for Pipeline Routing Permit for Sandpiper Pipeline Project public information meetings.

15. Approve Resolution No. 10-14 for Rental Rehabilitation Deferred Loan Program sponsored by Central Minnesota Housing (MHFA) Partnership.

16. Approve transfer of funds from Unorganized Township to Highway Department in the amount of $43,443.41 for road maintenance and administrative costs from November through December 2013.

17. Approve fire contract for Unorganized Twp. from Jan. 1, 2014 – Dec. 31, 2014 for Longville Fire Department $660/yr.(same as 2013).

18. Approve Deep Portage Reserve insurance premiums on solar pv panels and solar hot water, wind turbine and tower in the amount of $939 from Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2014.

19. Receive and file DEED MN Investment Fund Program Grant Contract CSAP-13-0116-H-FY14 with Jeffrey Drexler and David Handeland, Northern Sales & Manufacturing, LLC., and American Surplus & Manufacturing Inc.

20. Receive and file Local Development Organization Agreement with Cass County, Cass County EDC regarding DEED MN Investment Fund Program Grant Contract CSAP-13-0116-H-FY14.

21. Approve annual subscription fee for Nixle in the amount of $2,790.

22. Receive and file meeting notes from the Cass County/Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Joint Meeting on Jan. 31.

23. Declare surplus property and authorize competitive sale – forklift located at the Pine River Transfer Station.

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.

Morrison County Board of Commissioners

Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday

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. Sheriff’s report.

6. Awards of excellence.

7. Citizens committees.

8. Community development.

9. Airport and capital improvement plan review.

10. Social service report.

11. Public health report.

12. Extension report.

13. Planning and zoning report.

14. Auditor’s report.

15. County board warrants.

16. Public works report.

17. Administrator’s report.

18. Committee reports/upcoming schedule.

19. Adjournment.

Little Falls School Board

Meets 5 p.m. Tuesday

County Commissioners’ Board Room

Morrison County Government Center

213 Southeast First Ave., Little Falls

1. Call to order.

2. Pledge of Allegiance.

3. Approval of agenda.

4. Presentations.

4.1. Project REAL-Mark Diehl.

4.2. High School-Tim Bjorge.

5. Public comments.

6. Consent agenda.

6.1. Personnel.

6.1.1. Employment.

6.1.2. Resignation.

6.1.3. Long term medical leave.

6.1.4. Lane change.

6.2. Approval of prior meeting minutes.

6.3. Presentation of bills for payments.

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

7. Resolution for acceptance of gifts.

8. Reports from board members.

9. Superintendent’s report.

10. Old or unfinished business.

10.1. Extended field trip request.

10.2. Safe routes to school.

11. New business.

11.1. Approval of 2014-15 school calendar.

11.2. Thoma Fund Distribution.

12. Adjournment.

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