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(Published in the Brainerd Dispatch Octo

(Published in the Brainerd Dispatch October 8, 2022, 1t.) ORDINANCE No. 1536 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY CHARTER THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRAINERD DOES ORDAIN: SECTION ONE: Chapter One is amended as follows, with underlined language added and deleted language struck out. CHAPTER ONE NAME, BOUNDARIES, POWERS AND DIVISIONS 2. The City shall be divided into four wards in accordance with state law. That the Council be empowered to divide the City of Brainerd by ordinance into four (4) wards as equal in size and population as practicable. The Council must, within 60 days after each U.S. decennial census, readjust the boundaries of the four (4) wards provided there is a 10% or more deviation in population among said wards and if the Council does not do so, the Charter Commission of the City of Brainerd is empowered to do so. d. FIRST WARD: All of the territory south of the main line of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and east of the Mississippi River beginning at the mainline railroad tracks and following said River south to the south City limits/Woodland Hills Lane, thence east to Greenwood Street, thence south to the centerline of the South 6th Street/Business Highway 371, thence northeast to the centerline of County Road 117, thence east to the centerline of the Spur Line Trail, thence north to the centerline of Willow Street, thence west to the centerline of South 6th Street/Business Highway 371, thence north to the centerline of Rosewood Street, thence east to the centerline of South 7th Street, thence north to the centerline of Quince Street, thence east to the centerline of the Spur Line Trail, thence north to the mainline railroad tracks of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, thence west to the Mississippi River to the point of beginning. b. SECOND WARD: All of the territory within the City limits west/northwest of the Mississippi River, and, southeast of the Mississippi River commencing at the intersection of the centerline of the Mississippi River and the main line of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, thence east along the railroad tracks to the centerline of North 8th Street, thence north to the centerline of Washington Street, thence east to the centerline of North 10th Street, thence north to the centerline of Grove Street, thence east to the centerline of North 11th Street, thence north along North 11th Street to the centerline of Evergreen Avenue, thence northeast to the Public Access driveway, thence north along the driveway to the centerline of the Mississippi River. c. THIRD WARD: All of the territory north of the main line of the Burlington Northern Railroad and east of a line commencing at the intersection of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe main line track and the centerline of North 8th Street , thence north along North 8th Street to the centerline of Washington Street, thence east to the centerline of North 10th Street, thence north to center line of Grove Street, thence east to the centerline of North 11th Street, thence north to the centerline of Evergreen Avenue, thence northeast to the Public Access Driveway, thence north along the driveway to the centerline of the Mississippi River, thence northeasterly along the centerline of the Mississippi River to the east City limits. d. FOURTH WARD: All of the territory South of the main line of the Burlington Northern Railroad and east of a line commencing at the intersection of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe main line track and the centerline of the Spur Line Trail, thence south to the centerline of Quince Street, thence west to the centerline of South 7th Street, thence south to the centerline of Rosewood Street, thence west to the centerline of South 6th Street/Business Highway 371 thence south to the centerline of Willow Street, thence east to the centerline of the Spur Line Trail, thence south to the centerline of County Road 117, thence west to the centerline of South 6th Street/Business Highway 371, thence south to the south City limits. SECTION TWO: Chapter Two is amended and renumbered as follows, with underlined language added and deleted language struck out. CHAPTER TWO OFFICERS AND ELECTIONS 14. At the first meeting in January of the City Council after the regular City election it shall proceed to elect by ballot from its members number a President and Vice President. The President shall preside over the meetings of the City council and appoint all standing and temporary committees thereof, and during absence of the Mayor from the City, or the Mayor’s inability for any reason to discharge the duties of the office, the said President shall exercise all the powers and discharge all the duties of the Mayor. SECTION THREE: Upon passage, this ordinance becomes effective 90 days after its publication. Adopted this 3rd day of October 2022 /s/ KELLY BEVANS President of the Council Approved this 4th day of October 2022 /s/ DAVE BADEAUX Mayor ATTEST: /s/ JENNIFER BERGMAN City Administrator