Agendas - Dec. 13

A list of area meeting agendas.


Brainerd HRA Board of Commissioners

Meets 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16

Remote Meeting via Webex Video/Teleconference

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1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Reading and Approval of Minutes

4. Unfinished Business

a. Adoption of Updated HUD Waivers


5. New Business

a. Accounts Receivable Write-off

b. Review & Discuss Fund Balance

6. Bills and Communications

a. Financial Report

b. HCV/Section 8 Report

c. Housing Management Report

d. Executive Director Report


e. Rehab Update

7. Commissioner Comments

8. Adjourn

Next meeting: Jan. 27, 2021

Brainerd School Board

Meets 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14

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. \u0009

3. Approval of the agenda as presented or amended:


4. Public Hearing for Truth and Taxation for 2020 Payable 2021 Tax Levy: Presentation Marci Lord

4. Public Input via on Truth and Taxation for 2020 Payable 2021 Tax Levy:

6. Approval of Resolution for the Final Certified Tax Levy for Taxes 2020 Payable 2021:

A. Resolution:

Approval of the Final Certified Tax Levy for 2020 Taxes Payable in 2021.

Whereas, Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes the School Board of Independent School District No. 181 Brainerd, Minnesota, is authorized to make the following proposed tax levies for general purposes:

General 10,315,341.34

Community Service 542,172.57


General Debt Service 11,207,493.59

OPEB Debt Service 2,517,199.29

Total Proposed Tax Levy 24,582,206.79

Now therefore, be it resolved by the School Board of Independent School District No. 181 Brainerd, Minnesota, that the amount to be levied in 2020 and collected in 2021 is set at $24,582,206.79


  • For the difference you have made for our students, staff and school district while serving on the board of education - we extend a heartfelt thank you to Reed Campbell and Susan Kern! From the big fixes to the little messes and everything in between, you were there for us and we appreciate it all! Best wishes and thank you, Sue and Reed!

  • BHS would like to thank Pequot Tool and Manufacturing for their generous gift of time and product to the BHS Decoy Design program. Jason Kruchten and Jon Georges donated the metal fins for take home kits so students could continue their work to create fishing decoys. Approximately 90 sets of fins were manufactured and donated to our program.

  • BHS would like to thank the Brainerd Service League for a generous gift of $2200.00 to our students in need program! Over 45 students and their families are the recipients of this gift and will enjoy gifts of food/grocery, gas, and clothing for the holiday season.

  • BHS would like to thank Neighborhood National Bank for delivering treat bags to all staff at BHS in October.

  • Thank you to Central Lakes College for donating a manual paper cutting machine to help create books made by our Artists Books students at BHS.

7. Public Input via
8. Approval of Minutes:

Special School Board Meeting - November 30, 2020

9. Consent Calendar and presentation of additional bills for payment: Hirings are approved pending negotiated contracts/agreements and a district approved /acceptable background check.


A. Staff Changes / Leaves

B. Gifts / Grants

10. Presentations:

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

11. New Business:

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

1. Approval of the preliminary design for the Brainerd High School Academic Wing (A-wing) and move into Schematic Design for Blueprint 181 as presented. - Mike Angland, Lindsey Kriens, Scott Whittemore, and Andrea Rusk

2. Approve the Construction Documents for South Campus at Brainerd High School (building is future Lincoln Educational Center, Transitions Plus, and STARS Program) and authorize construction managers to solicit bids as per Blueprint 181. - Scott Whittemore and Val Peterson


Presentation: World’s Best Workforce Plan - Tim Murtha

  • 20-21 Combined WBWF Summary and A&I Progress Report

3. Approval of the Resolution for the adoption of the ISD#181 2020-2021 World’s Best Workforce Plan as presented.
4. Approval of the second amendment to the Pupil Transportation Services Agreement between Reichert Enterprises, Inc. and ISD #1812, as presented.

5. Approval of resolution establishing combined polling places for multiple precincts and designating hours during which the polling places will remain open for voting for School District elections not held on the day of a statewide election as presented.

6. Approval of the New Baxter Elementary School Stormwater Facilities Maintenance Agreement as presented.

7. Approval of the Oscar Kristofferson Park Lease Agreement as presented.

Oscar Kristofferson Park map

Presentation: 2019-2020 Annual Audit Report - Mary Reedy & Marci Lord

Financial Statements & Supplementary Information

8. Approval of the 2019-2020 Annual Audit Report as presented.

12. Informational

a. Brainerd Public Schools Foundation - Reed Campbell

b. Business Services Report – Marci Lord

Financial Report

c. Superintendent’s Report – Laine Larson

13. Future Meetings

December 14, Regular School Board Meeting @ 6:00 p.m - Virtual

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

Dec. 24 & 25, District Offices Closed

December 31, District Offices Closed

January 1, 2021, District Offices Closed

January 5, 2021, Project Oversight Team Meeting @ 8:00 a.m. - Virtual

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

January 11, 2021, Regular School Board Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

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

January 21, 2021, South Campus Bid Opening @ 2:00 - WESB/Virtual

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

14. Adjourn

Cass County Board of Commissioners

Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15

Land Department Meeting Room

218 Washburn Avenue East, Backus

1. 9 a.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. 9:05 a.m. Josh Stevenson - County Administrator

a. Consent Agenda

b. Establish 2021 Elected Official Compensation

c. Authorize Citizen per diem for 2021

3. 9:10 AM. Sandra Norikane - Chief Financial Officer

a. 2021 Property Tax Levy by Fund

b. 2021 Revenues and Expenditures by Fund

c. 2021 Unorganized Levy, Revenues and Expenditures

d. 2020 Indirect Cost Transfers

e. 2021 Equipment List by Fund

f. 2021 Fee Schedule

g. 2021 Published Budget

4. 9:30 a.m. Mike Paulus - Cass County EDC

a. Economic Development Corporation Service Agreement and Lease

5. 9:45 a.m. Renee Lukkason - Health Human and Veteran Services

a. 2021 Community Baby Shower

6. 9:55 a.m. Confirm Upcoming Meeting Schedule

a. Commissioner's Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, beginning at 9:00 a.m., Land Department Meeting Room, Backus, MN.

b. Commissioner's Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, beginning at 9:00 a.m., Land Department Meeting Room, Backus, MN.

7. 10 a.m. Adjourn

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.

Consent agenda

a. Approve Minutes – Regular Meeting December 3, 2020

b. Approve Auditor Warrants and HHVS Warrants

c. Approve HHVS Personnel Items

d. Approve Sheriff's Office Personnel Items

e. Approve Licenses - Tobacco, 3.2 Beer, Liquor, Gambling, Etc.

f. Approve Capital Fund Activity

g. Approve CARES Act Grant Activity - FINAL

h. Approve County Surveyor Contract

i. Approve Postage Meter Lease

j. Approve Children's Mental Health Respite Grant Amendment

k. Approve ACS/SWS Support Services Agreement - TriMin Systems, Inc.

l. Approve Child & Teen Checkups Outreach Contract - Northland Remer Longville Family Centers

m. Approve Child & Teen Checkups Outreach Contract - Pillager Area Family Council

n. Approve Child & Teen Checkups Outreach Contract - Pine River/Backus Area Family Council

o. Approve Whitted Reclassification

p. Approve Eckart Reclassification

q. Accept Donation for Wellness Court

r. Receive and File November 2020 Interest Report

s. Receive and File Child Welfare CARES Act Funding for Technology

t. Receive and File Revised Final Payment on Contract 17006

u. Receive and File Northwestern Minnesota Juvenile Center Host County Contract

Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department

Meets 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15

Regular Park Board Meeting

Call 844-992-4726

Access Code – 146 131 5531

I. Call to Order – 4 p.m.

II. Approval of Agenda

III. Consent Calendar (NOTICE TO PUBLIC) – All matters listed are considered routine by the Board and will all be enacted by one (1) motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless good cause is shown prior to the time the Board votes on the motion.

A. Approval of Minutes

B. Approval of the Disbursements for the Month of December 2020

IV. Unfinished Business

A. Parks Department Budget

B. Interim Public Works Department

C. Lum Park Master Plan

D. Program Contracts

E. Youth Baseball Tournaments

F. Warming Houses

G. Campground Host Site

VI. New Business

A. Seasonal Pay Rates

B. Transfer of Funds

C. 2021 Fee Schedule

D. 2021 Meeting Schedule

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

VIII. City Administrator Report

IX. Director’s Report

X. Adjourn

Baxter City Council

Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15

Baxter City Hall

13190 Memorywood Drive, Baxter

The Baxter City Council will meet in a work session 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for the purpose of discussing the proposed 2021 Enterprise Funds Budgets.

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 \u0009- Call 312-626-6799 and enter the Meeting ID of 883 9814 1252 \u0009

  • Internet - Visit

Comments from the public received via email at or mail at Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Drive, Baxter, received by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, will be read at the Tuesday, December 15, 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 Special Minutes from November 30, 2020

B. Approve City Council Work Session Minutes from December 1, 2020

C. Approve City Council Minutes from December 1, 2020

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

E. Approve 2021 Meeting Calendar for City Council and Commissions

F. Accept Utilities Commission Minutes of December 2, 2020.

G. Approve the Knife River Corporation – North Central Final Pay Estimate No. 14 in the amount of $11,270.00 for the 2019 Full Depth Reclamation Improvements and 2019 Memorywood Drive Improvements Project contingent on the submittal of the required final project documents

H. Approve the R L Larson Excavating, Inc. Change Order No. 7 in the increased amount of $29,895.84 for the 2020 South Sanitary Sewer Interceptor, North Forestview Improvements and North Forestview Stormwater Outfall Improvements Project.

I. Approve the R L Larson Excavating, Inc. Partial Pay Estimate No. 7 in the amount of

$435,423.32 for the 2020 South Sanitary Sewer Interceptor, North Forestview Improvements and North Forestview Stormwater Outfall Improvements Project.

J. Approve the R & H Painting Invoice in the Amount of $6,067.00 for Manhole Lining and Invert Repairs

K. Approve the Rice Lake Construction Group Invoice in the amount of $11,660.75 for the Water Treatment Plant Filter Repairs.

L. Adopt Resolution 2020-069, Establishing Polling Places

M. Approve Appointment of Mr. Brett Hague to the Seasonal Position of Streets and Utilities Maintenance and Mr. Ben Krall to the Seasonal Position of Parks and Trails Maintenance

N. Accept Planning and Zoning Commission Minutes from December 8, 2020

O. Approve Purchase of Personal Protective Equipment for Police Department Using Drug Forfeiture Funds

P. Approve the Purchase of Less Lethal Weapons Using Drug Forfeiture Funds

Q. Adopt Resolution 2020-070 Approving the 2021 Property Tax Levy of $7,256,500

R. Adopt Resolution 2020-071 Adopting the 2021 Budget

S. Adopt Resolution 2020-072 Adopting the 2021 Fee Schedule

T. Approve the Purchase of New K9 and Related Costs Using Drug Forfeiture Funds

U. Approve the Police Encrypted Radio Additional $39,500 Cost from the Capital Equipment Fund and Transfer of $5,900 from the General Fund to the Capital Equipment Fund

7. Pulled Agenda Items

8. Other Business

A. 2021 Enterprise Funds Budgets

9. Council Comments

A. Connie Lyscio

B. Zach Tabatt

C. Todd Holman

D. Mark Cross

E. Darrel Olson

10. City Administrator's Report

11. City Attorney's Report

A. Closed Session Under Minnesota Statute 13D.05, subd. 3 (c), Purchase of Property: PID 40060562, 40060949, 40060948, 40060945, and 40060510

B. Closed Session Under Minnesota Statute 13D.03, Labor Negotiations

12. Adjourn

Nisswa City Council Taxation meeting

Meets 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16

City Hall

The Council Meeting will also be accessible via YouTube Live on the City of Nisswa’s channel at City of Nisswa.

A. Call to Order

B. Review of Proposed 2021 Budget and 2020 Pay 2021 Levy

C. Public Comment

D. Adjourn

Nisswa City Council meeting

Meets 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16

Nisswa City Hall

The Council Meeting will also be accessible via YouTube Live on the

City of Nisswa’s channel at City of Nisswa.

A. Call to Order

1. Pledge of Allegiance

B. Consent Calendar (NOTICE TO PUBLIC) – 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.

1. Fire Department Report – November 2020

2. Planning & Zoning Department Report – December 2020

3. Police Department Report – December 2020

4. Pickle Department Report – November 2020

5. Public Works Department Report – December 2020

6. Spirits of Nisswa Report –November/December 2020

7. Parks and Recreation Report – December 2020

8. Special City Council Meeting Minutes from November 12, 2020

9. City Council Workshop Meeting Minutes from November 18, 2020

10. Presentation of Claims – Check register #47238 - 47389 totaling $1,571,036.91

11. Transfer from Fire Department to General Fund

12. Year-End Funds Transfers


1. Public Comment

1.a. Ed Shaw – Phase 4 Gull Lake Trail Project

2. Department Presentations

2.a. Planning & Zoning – Brittney Cotner

2.b. Ye Old Pickle Factory – Terry Wallin

2.c. Public Works/Sewer – Tom Blomer


1. City Administrator

2. City Attorney

3. City Engineer


1. Resolution Approving Final 2020 Tax Levy Collectible in 2021 in the Amount of $2,510,000 (Council Action-Motion)

2. Approve 2021 City of Nisswa Budget (Council Action-Motion)

3. Recommendation from the Planning Commission re: Rezone Application from ETOC Co Inc. (Council Action-Motion)

4. Recommendation from the Planning Commission and Public Works Committee re: Preliminary Plat “North Pines” Application from ETOC Co Inc. (Council Action-Motion)

5. Recommendation from Public Works Committee re: Street Lights (Council Action-Motion)

6. Change Order #1 from Landwehr Construction re: Hazelwood Drive Bridge (Council Action-Motion)

7. Partial Pay Request #2 from Landwehr Construction re: Hazelwood Drive Bridge (Council Action-Motion)

8. Change Order #1 from Knife River re: 2020 Street Improvements (Council Action-Motion)

9. Partial Pay Request #3 from Knife River re: 2020 Street Improvements (Council Action-Motion)

10. Partial Pay Request #4 from Eagle Construction re: Wastewater Treatment Facility Project (Council Action-Motion)

11. Police Department Policy Use of Force Update (Council Action-Motion)

12. Approve Fund Balance Policy (Council Action-Motion)

13. Approve Procurement Standards Policy (Council Action-Motion)

14. Request from Fire Department to Purchase Compressor (Information to be provided prior to meeting)(Council Action-Motion)

15. Fire Department Officer Pay Change Request (Council Action-Motion)

16. Personnel Updates (Council Action-Motion)

17. Resolution to Declare a Vacancy on the City Council (Council Action-Motion)


1. American Tower – First Amendment to Site Lease Agreement – tabled until January

2. Golf Cart Ordinance – Proposed Timeline (Council Information)


1. Mayor

2. Council Members


1. December 24, Christmas Eve – City Offices Closed

2. December 25, Christmas Day Holiday – City Offices Closed

3. Jan. 5, Planning & Zoning Commission 6 p.m.

4. Jan. 6, Public Works Committee 5 p.m.

5. Jan. 7, Parks & Recreation Commission 5 p.m.

6. Jan. 11, City Council Organizational Meeting 5 p.m.

7. Jan. 14, Gull Lake Trail Steering Committee 5 p.m.

8. Jan. 9, Regular City Council Meeting 7 p.m.


Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners

Meets 5 pm. Tuesday, Dec. 15

County Board Room, third floor, Historic Courthouse, Brainerd

The agenda has been published as shown below but is subject to change to include such business as may come before the Board.


1. 5 p.m. Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance (Commissioners Koering and Brekken attending by Teams)

2. Open Forum

3. Review and Approve Minutes

3.1. 11/24/20 Regular County Board Meeting Minutes

4. Review and Approve Agenda

5. Consent Agenda

5.1. Bills

5.2. Personnel Actions

5.3. Exempt Gambling Permit

5.4. 2021 Tobacco License Renewals

5.5. 2020 Amended and Reviewed Policies

5.6. Donations

5.7. Public Drainage Legal Services Agreement Update

5.8. Use Highway Right of Way for Enhanced Pedestrian Facilities in Crosslake

5.9. Install Stop Sign CSAH 3

5.10. Install Stop Sign CSAH 77 (Pine Beach Rd)

5.11. 2019 Septic Treatment Systems Upgrade Grant P19-3215

5.12. 2021 SSTS Septic Natural Resource Block Grant (NRBG)

5.13. Anderson Brothers Surety Bond Release

6. City of Nisswa - Jenny Max

6.1. City of Nisswa, Request to Convey Tax Forfeit Parcels to City to Create City Park

7. Community Services

7.1. Vaccine Update

8. Land Services

8.1. Land Asset Management Policy Updates

8.2. Land Use Map Amendment - Birkeland Trusts

9. County Sheriff

10. County Attorney

11. County Administrator

11.1. Senior Management Team Report

11.2. Reconsider Funding CARES Act Grant for Northstar Power Sports, LLC

11.3. MN Bryne Justice Assistance Grant

11.4. Appointment to Serpent Lake Sanitary Sewer District Board of Directors

11.5. Citizen Committee Appointments

12. Additional Business

13. 6:00 PM Public Hearing, 2021 Budget, Levy and CIP

13.1. 2021 Final Budget and Levy Resolution Adoption

14. Adjournment

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:

Meets 5 p.m. Tuesday, County Board Meeting, County Board Room / Teams (218-302-1725, 904072477#) (public will not be allowed to attend in person; meeting will be live-streamed on Crow Wing County YouTube channel &

Meets 9 a.m. Dec. 21, Personnel Committee, Historic Courthouse, County Board Room / Teams (218-302-1725, 438297931#) (public will not be allowed to attend in person; meeting will be live-streamed on Crow Wing County YouTube channel)

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