Brainerd City Council

Meets 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30

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1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Deferment of Assessment

4. 2021 Budget and Levy

5. Adjourn to Closed Session Pursuant to MN Statutes 13D.03 to Discuss Labor Negotiations Strategy

Crow Wing County Personnel Committee

Meets 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30

Historic Courthouse

County Board Room/Teams

Livestreamed on Crow Wing County YouTube Channel

Public will not be allowed to attend in person. Meeting will be livestreamed on the Crow Wing County YouTube channel. To join by Microsoft Teams, call 218-302-1725, conference ID 790 897 922.

  1. Staff/Process Updates

    • Future Performance Review Discussion

  2. Personnel Actions

  • Highway Maintenance Lead

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:

9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, Personnel Committee, Historic Courthouse, County Board Room/Teams (218-302-1725, 790897922#) (public will not be allowed to attend in person; meeting will be livestreamed on Crow Wing County YouTube channel)

5 p.m. Tuesday, Work Session #2 - Land Use Ordinance Proposed Changes, Teams (218-302-1725, 852773489#)

9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Commission, Passenger Main Terminal Waiting Area

1 p.m. Dec. 7, AMC Virtual Annual Meeting, Zoom

Cass County Board of Commissioners

Meets 3 p.m. Thursday

Land Department Meeting Room

218 Washburn Ave. E., Backus

1. 3 p.m. Call to Order

b. Pledge of Allegiance

c. Approval of agenda for discussion. (Any requests to be heard not on the proposed agenda are considered for inclusion at this time.)

2. 3:05 p.m. Josh Stevenson - County Administrator

a. Consent Agenda

b. Report back from the Personnel Committee of the Board

c. Committee Application Status

3. 3:20 PM. Sandra Norikane - Chief Financial Officer

a. Approve CARES Act Grant Activity

b. Receive and File Renaming Paquet Lake

4. 3:35 PM. Pam Smith - Elections Administrator

a. Receive and File November 3, 2020 General Election Results

b. Annual polling place resolution for unorganized precincts

5. 3:50 PM. Darrick Anderson - Highway Department

a. Approve Cooperative Forest Road Agreement with Chippewa National Forest

b. Final Payment on Contract 77013

c. Final Payment on Contract 60018

d. Final Payment on Contract 17006

6. 4:10 PM. Confirm Upcoming Meeting Schedule

a. Commissioner's Board Meeting on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, beginning at 9 a.m., Land Department Meeting Room, Backus, MN.

b. Commissioner's Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 5, 2020, beginning at 9 a.m., Land Department Meeting Room, Backus, MN.

7. 6:00 PM. Truth-In-Taxation Hearing - 2021 Budget

a. Call meeting to order

b. Property tax notice summary

c. 2021 Fee Schedule

d. Accept public input

e. Discuss 2021 Budget and Fees

f. Motion to schedule adoption of the 2021 Cass County levy and budget for Tuesday December 15, 2020 at the regular Cass County Board of Commissioner’s meeting, beginning at 9 a.m. Land Department Meeting Room, Backus, MN.

8. 6:20 PM. Adjourn

Airport Commission

Meets 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3

Passenger Terminal Public Waiting Area

1 . Call to Order

2 . Roll Call

3 . Motion to Approve Agenda

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 from the Regular Meeting of November 5, 2020, with Financial Report of October 2020, as distributed.

b. Receipt of 2019 Audited Financial Report Suggested action: Motion to approve Consent Calendar

5 . Approval to Pay Bills (As emailed to Commission)

a. Roll Call

6 . Public Forum a. Introductions

7 . Reports

a. Airport Director

i. Written Director’s Report

b. Marketing and Creative Services Closure Report

c. Consulting Engineer

8 . Old Business

a. Discussion/Action - Airport Independent Flight Instructor Permit b. Discussion/Action – Restaurant Development and Operator Selection c. Discussion/Action – 30% Plan Approval – ARFF/SRE Design

9 . New Business

10. Next Meeting Date – January 7, 2021, 9:30 am

11. Adjournment

Personnel Committee Meeting

Pillager School Board of Education

Meets 7 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3

School Board Meeting Room

I.\u0009Call to Order

II.\u0009Bus Contract for Extra Curricular Activities

III.\u0009Schedule C – MOU Addendum

IV.\u0009Communication Needs – Outsource Idea


Due to the current federal and state emergency declarations and guidance about limiting person-to-person contact due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all meetings of the Pillager Public Schools school board will be conducted in accordance with Minnesota Statute 13D.021 - Meetings by Telephone or Other Electronic Means - until further notice

Baxter City Council

Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1

Baxter City Hall

13190 Memorywood Drive, Baxter

There will be a work session at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the naming of the Oakwood Drive trail as “Leech Lake Road Trail” and Discussion on Ice Rink Services.

Members of the public may monitor the meeting from a remote location by listening to the live audio/video stream using one of the following methods:

  • Phone - Call 1-312-626-6799 and enter the Meeting ID of 883 9814 1252

  • Internet – Visit

Comments from the public received via email at or mail at Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Drive, Baxter, MN 56425, that are received by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, will be read at the Tuesday, Dec.1, 2020, council meeting during the appropriate agenda item. All public comments will be placed into the public record.

1. Call Meeting to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Pledge of Allegiance

4. Additions or Changes to the Agenda

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

6. 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 from November 17, 2020

B. Approve City Council Minutes from November 17, 2020

C. Approve City Council Special Minutes from November 23, 2020

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

E. Approve Naming the New Trail on Oakwood Drive as "Leech Lake River Road"

F. Approve Community Entrance Bench & Kiosk Locations

G. Approve Conversion of Unused Vacation Hours to Deferred Compensation for All Eligible Department Heads

H. Approve Amendment to Section 65 of the Personnel Policy

I. Accept Parks Commission Minutes from November 23, 2020

J. Accept the Administrative Assistant– Streets/Utilities and Parks job description

7. Pulled Agenda Items

8. Other Business

A. Approve Memorandum of Understanding between Minnesota Department of Military Affairs, Camp Ripley and the City of Baxter

9. Council Comments

A. Connie Lyscio

B. Zach Tabatt

C. Todd Holman

D. Mark Cross

E. Darrel Olson

10. City Administrator'sReport

11. City Attorney'sReport

12. Adjourn

Brainerd School District

Meets 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30

Washington Educational Services Building

804 Oak St., Brainerd

1. Call the meeting to order and roll call

2. Announcement by Chair Haglin:

Due to the current federal and state emergency declarations, the Minnesota directive to residents to stay at home, and guidance about limiting person-to-person contact due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting of the Brainerd School Board is being conducted in accordance with Minnesota Statutes 13D.021— Meetings by Telephone or Other Electronic Means. Persons may monitor this meeting from a remote location by watching on YouTube Live. This meeting is being recorded. Access to the recording will be made available on the school district’s website as soon as is reasonably possible.

3. Approval of the agenda as presented:

4. Recognitions:

  • Congratulations to John Toven and Meryl Tigenoah for being named Semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Finalists will be announced later this school year. To be selected test takers must score in the top 1% of the PSAT exam. Only 16,000 high school students are named semifinalists among approximately 1.5 million entrants.

  • Congratulations to students Eri Host, Auni Jobe, Autumn Paulus, Conrad Provost, and Nole Robertson for being named National Merit Commended Scholars!

  • Congratulations to Erin Host and Auni Jobe for being selected as scholars for the College Board National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program! Auni Jobe was selected as she scored in the top 2.5% of PSAT test-takers.

5. Approval of Minutes:

  1. Special School Board Meeting - November 12, 2020

6. Consent Calendar and presentation of additional bills for payment: Hiring’s are approved pending negotiated contracts/agreements and a district approved /acceptable background check.

  1. Staff Changes / Leaves

  2. Ratify Payment of Bills

7. Presentations:

COVID-19 Update: Angie Hamilton, Angie Bennett, Heidi Hahn, and Laine Larson

8. New Business

Presentation: Blueprint 181 Project Update: Damien Williams, Scott Whittemore, Kyle Walters, Justin Maaninga, Mark Needham, Lindsey Kriens and Reid Thiesse.

For Action

9. Approval of the Second and Final Reading of Revised MSBA Policy #709 - Student Transportation Safety Policy revision as presented. - Norby Klimek

10. Informational

11. Future Meetings

November 26, Thanksgiving Day - District Offices Closed

November 27, District Offices Closed

November 30, Special School Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Dec. 4, 5, & 8, MSBA Phase I Workshops - Virtual

December 7, Conditional Use Permit for South Campus, 7:30 p.m. at Brainerd City Hall

December 8, 2020, Project Oversight Team Meeting, 8 a.m. - Virtual

Dec. 10 & 11, MSBA Phase II - Part I Workshops - Virtual

Dec. 17 & 18, MSBA Phase II - Part II Workshops - Virtual

December 14, Regular School Board Meeting, 6 p.m

January 11, 2021, Organizational School Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.

January 11, 2021, Regular School Board Meeting, 6 p.m.

January 14-15, 2021, MSBA Leadership Conference will be Virtual

February 6, 2021, BPSF “The Big Event - Hook, Line, and Sinker” - Virtual

12. Adjourn