Agendas - March 15

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Brainerd City Council

Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 16

Crow Wing County Historic Courthouse, 326 Laurel St., Brainerd

1. Call To Order - 7:30 p.m.

2. Roll Call

3. Pledge Of Allegiance

4. Approval Of Agenda - Voice Vote

5. Consent Calendar


NOTICE TO PUBLIC - all matters listed are considered routine by the Council 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 Council votes on the motion to be ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL

A. Approval Of Minutes

A.1. Regular Meeting Held on March 2, 2020

B. Approval Of Licenses

C. Department Activity Reports

C.1. Police Chief

C.2. Finance Director

D. Minnesota Lawful Gambling - Adopt A Resolution Authorizing The Brainerd American Legion Post 255 To Conduct Off-Site Gambling On April 23, 2020 At The Essentia Health Sports Center, 502 Jackson St., Brainerd - Approval Of


E. Minnesota Lawful Gambling Application For Exempt Permit - Submitted By MN Darkhouse & Angling Association, 225 1st St., Randall, MN For An Event To Be Held On March 28, 2020 At The American Legion Post 255, 708 Front St., Brainerd - Approval Of

F. Temporary On-Sale Liquor License Application - Submitted By Brainerd American Legion Post 255 For An Event To Be Held April 23, 2020 At The Essentia Health Sports Center, 502 Jackson St., Brainerd - Approval Of

6. Presentations

A. Presentation: Brainerd Community Action

7. Council Committee Reports

A. Safety And Public Works Committee - 6:45 P.M.

A.1. Resolution - Concurring With The Revocation Of Segments Of CSAH 20 In Brainerd

A.2. Resolution - Supporting Infrastructure Accountability


A.3. Transit Express Route

A.4. Tax-Forfeit Non-Conservation Parcels

A.5. 2020 Downtown Landscaping And Maintenance

B. Personnel And Finance Committee - 7:00 P.M.

B.1. Approval Of Bills

B.2. Request To Apply For A Grant From The Otto Bremer Trust

B.3. Police Sergeant Promotion

B.4. Appointment Of Building Official


B.5. Request To Apply For DNR Outdoor Recreation Grant - Memorial Park

8. Unfinished Business

A. Call For Applicants - Informational

(Applications Available at City Hall or at the City's Website)


Mayor Recommended: (terms to expire 12/31 of said year) Cable TV Advisory Committee - 2 terms (Expire 2021) - 2 terms (Expire 2022)

Charter Commission - 2 terms (Expire 2020) - 1 term (Expire 2021) - 1

term (Expire 2022) - 1 term (Expire 2023)


Mayor Recommended: (term to expire 09/07 of said year)

Economic Development Authority (EDA) - 1 term (Expire 2020)

Council President Recommended: (terms to expire 12/31 of said year)

Planning Commission - 1 terms (Expire 2022)


Water Tower Committee - Applicants Needed

B. City Hall And Police Department Remodel Update

C. Crow Wing County Shared Services Maintenance Contract Update - Informational


9. New Business

A. Authorize Letter Of Intent With The Region 5 Children's Museum

B. Authorize Proposal With Widseth Smith Nolting (WSN) For Lum Park Masterplan

C. Mississippi Landing Trailhead Concept Design Presentation

D. Police Dept Remodel - Server Room Fire Suppression

10. Public Forum

Time allocated for citizens to bring matters not on the agenda to the attention of the Council - Time limits may be imposed

11. Staff Reports

(Verbal: Any Updates since Packet)

A. City Administrator Report/Update

12. Council Member Reports

13. Adjourn To Special Council Meeting March 23, 2020 At 6:00 P.M.

Cass County Board of Commissioners

Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 17

Land Department Meeting Room

218 Washburn Ave. East, Backus

1. 9:00 AM. 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 AM. Josh Stevenson - County Administrator

a. Consent Agenda

b. Report back from SWCD Liaison Committee of the Board

c. Report back from AMC Legislative Conference

3. 9:15 AM. Sandra Norikane - Chief Financial Officer

a. 2019 Final Budget Amendments

4. 9:25 AM. Kirk Titus - Land Commissioner

a. Approve Timber Sale Extension

5. 9:35 AM. Michele Piprude - Health Human and Veterans Services

a. 2019 Annual Report

b. 2019 Screening Team Report

6. 9:55 AM. Darrick Anderson - Highway Department

a. CSAH 70 - Archeological Investigation

b. Final Payment on Contract 12004

7. 10:05 AM. John Ringle - ESD Director

a. Pine River Watershed Comprehensive Management Plan MOA

8. 10:15 AM. Confirm Upcoming Meeting Schedule

a. AMC Leadership Conference on Wednesday, April 1-3, 2020, beginning at 12:00 p.m., Grand View Lodge, Nisswa, MN.

b. Commissioner's Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, beginning at 9:00 a.m., Board Room, 1st Floor Crtse. Annex, Walker, MN.

c. Commissioner's Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, beginning at 9:00 a.m., Land Department Meeting Room, Backus, MN.

9. 10:20 AM. Adjourn

Consent agenda

a. Approve Minutes – Regular Meeting March 3, 2020

b. Approve Auditor Warrants and HHVS Warrants

c. Approve Environmental Services Department Personnel Items

d. Approve HHVS Personnel Items

e. Approve Highway Department Personnel Items

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

g. Approve Capital Fund Activity

h. Approve Citizen Committee Appointments and Updates

i. Approve Out-of-State Travel for Probation Staff

j. Approve Beaver Dam Removal Contract

k. Approve Wabedo Township Easement

l. Approve Amendment to UCare's County Participation Agreement

m. Approve HHVS Contract with Lake Country Associates

n. Approve Amendment to Contract for Employment and Training Services with Rural MN CEP

o. Approve Attestation of Government Entity for Cass County Public Heath and Medicare payments

p. Adopt Resolution for Federal Supplemental Boating Safety Patrol Grant

q. Award Demolition Contract

r. Award Tree Planting Contract

s. Authorize Purchase of Two Covered Trailers for Solid Waste

t. Authorize request for 2020 911 Ceremony Flyover

u. Accept Donation of Blankets for Public Health Family Unit

v. Receive and File HHVS Out-Of-Home Placements Costs

w. Receive and File February 2020 Interest Report

x. Receive and File Timber Sale Results

Little Falls School Board

Meets 5 p.m. Monday, March 16

Little Falls Community Middle School (Media Center)

1000 First Avenue NE, Little Falls

1. Call to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. District Mission Statement

4. Approval of Agenda (Action)

5. Presentation

5. 1. Todd Peterson - Band Cruise March of 2021

5. 2. Kara Schilling and Haley Chace - Spanish Club Costa Rica Trip June of 2021

6. Public Comments

7. Consent Agenda (Action)

7. 1. Personnel

7. 2. Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes

7. 3. Approval of Financial Transactions

7. 4. Approval of Fees, Facility Use, and Staff costs for Grad Bash

8. Resolution for Acceptance of Gifts (Action)

9. Reports from Board Members

10. Superintendent's Report

11. No Old or Unfinished Business

12. New Business

12. 1. Fundraisers 2019-20 (Information Only)

12. 2. First Draft of 2020-21 School Calendar (Non-Action)

12. 3. MSHSL Application for Dissolution of Cooperative Sponsorship (Action)

12. 4. MSHSL Application for Cooperative Sponsorship (Action)

12. 5. Coronavirus Discussion (Non-Action)

13. Adjournment

Pillager Public School Board

Meets 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 16

I. Call To Order

II. Pledge of Allegiance

III. Cell Phones/Electronic Devices

IV. Consider Additions/Deletions/Acceptance of the Agenda

V. Visitor Comments

VI. Consider Consent Agenda

A. Minutes of the February 10, 2020 Regular Meeting

B. Monthly Cash Flow Including Investments

C. Monthly Bills Paid

D. Monthly Bills Paid – Activity Accounts

E. Donations

F. Personnel Summary Sheet

VII. Choir Trip Presentation

VIII. Bridges Academy Presentation

IX. Special Board Reports with Possible Action

A. Budget

1. Business Manager Report

B. Personnel

1. Middle School Principal Contract

C. Curriculum

1. Director of Teaching and Learning Report

D. Policy

1. 3rd Reading of MSBA Policy Changes

E. Activities

1. Committee Report

F. Facilities

1. Committee Report

a. Approval of Awarding of Bids

G. Other

X. Superintendent’s Report

XI. Adjournment

City of Nisswa

Meets 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18

City Hall

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 – February 2020

2. Parks and Recreation Department Report – March 2020

3. Planning & Zoning Department Report – March 2020

4. Presentation of Claims – Check register #45782 – 45938 totaling $417,360.44

5. LG220 Application for Exempt Permit for Central Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge

6. Public Works Department Report – February 2020

7. Spirits of Nisswa Report – January /February 2020

8. City Council Regular Meeting Minutes from February 19, 2020

9. City Council Special Meeting Minutes from February 27, 2020

10. City Council Closed Meeting Minutes from February 27, 2020

11. Pickle Department Report – February, 2020

12. Police Department Report – February, 2020


1. Public Comment


1. City Administrator

2. City Attorney

3. City Engineer


1. Update from County Highway Department re: CSAH 13 Project for 2021 (Council Information)

2. Approve the 2019 City of Nisswa Audited Financial Statements – information provided at meeting (Council Action-Motion)

3. Recommendation from Planning Commission re: Rezone Application 003-20 for Nisswa LLC

a. Parcel 1 – PID 28110527 Rezone from Shoreland Residential to Commercial Waterfront (Council Action-Motion)

b. Parcel 2 – PID 28110526 Rezone from Shoreland Residential to Commercial Waterfront (Council Action-Motion)

4. Recommendation from Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission re: Resolution Supporting Application for Local Trail Connections Program (Council Action-Motion)

5. Recommendation from Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission re: Resolution Supporting Application for Regional Trail Program Funding (Council Action-Motion)

6. Approve 2020 City of Nisswa Fire Department Budget and 2020 Fire Contracts (Council Action-Motion)

7. Approve the 2020 Agreement for Professional Services Between the City of Nisswa and the Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation (Council Action-Motion)

8. Approve Road Maintenance Agreement Between the City of Nisswa and Lake Edward Township (Council Action-Motion)

9. Personnel Updates (Council Action-Motion)


1. Information Regarding Proposed Liquor Law Changes in Grocery Stores – information provided at meeting (Council Information)

2. Council Discussion re: Council Liaison Structure – information provided at meeting (Council Information)


1. Mayor

2. Council Members


1. April 01, 2020, Public Works Committee 5:00 P.M.

2. April 02, 2020, Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission 4:00 P.M.

3. April 07, 2020, Planning & Zoning Commission 6:00 P.M.

4. April 09, 2020, Gull Lake Trail Meeting 5:00 P.M.

5. April 15, 2020, Regular City Council Meeting 7:00 P.M.


City of Nisswa

City Council Workshop agenda

Meets 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18

A. Call to Order

B. Ryan Schmidt, Schlenner Wenner & Co. – Presentation of the 2019 Audited Financial Statements for the City of Nisswa (information to be provided at meeting)

C. Adjourn

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, March 16, Personnel Committee, Historic Courthouse, County Administrator's Conference Room

10 a.m. Thursday, Regional Transportation Coordination Council, Sourcewell, Staples

6 p.m. Thursday, Kitchigami Regional Library Board, KRLS Headquarters, Pine River

6 p.m. Thursday, Public Meeting-Second Amendment Dedicated County, Land Services Building, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

1 p.m. Friday, Solid Waste Committee, Land Services Building, Oak Room

Crow Wing County Personnel Committee

Meets 9 a.m. Monday, March 16

County Administrator’s Conference Room

1. Staff updates

2. Personnel Actions

3. Closed session

  • Labor updates

4. New items

  • SMT Department Recaps Future Schedule Review

Brainerd School Board

Meets 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 17

Washington Educational Services Building

804 Oak St., Brainerd

The meeting will be live streaming.

1. Call the meeting to order and roll call

A. Director Bob Nystrom will be attendance via video conferencing

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Approval of the agenda as presented

4. New Business

A. Informational / Discussion

1) Blueprint 181 Facility and Budget Overviews - Damien Williams, Dave

Bergeron, Lindsey Kriens, Marci Lord, Reid Thiesse, and Laine Larson

a. Introduction of ICS Staff

b. Wave I, II and III Project Overviews

c. Budget Update

d. FF&E Overview - Piloting Furniture for Wave I and II Elementary School

(SY 2020-2021) - Breakdown for FF&E at BHS

2) Brainerd Branding Update Policy or Board Minutes - Cori Reynolds and Laine


3) Policy 560 - Naming of School Buildings or Facilities Discussion - Cori Reynolds and Laine Larson

a. Request for Naming Sports Facilities - Cori Reynolds, Marci Lord, Reid Thiesse and Laine Larson

b. Three finalists names for Baxter Early Childhood Center

(1) Lakeview Early Childhood Center

(2) Brainerd Lakes Area Early Childhood Center

(3) Warrior Early Learning Center

c. Process for Naming the Performing Arts Center - Cori Reynolds and Laine Larson

4) First Reading of MSBA Policy #902 - Use of School District Facilities and

Equipment - Cori Reynolds, Marci Lord, Reid Thiesse, and Laine Larson

5) Break - 15 Minutes

6) Facilities Management, Staffing Proposal and Advisory Committee - Cori

Reynolds, Marci Lord, and Laine Larson

7) SY 2020-21 Budget Meeting Overview - Marci Lord and Laine Larson

8) Enrollment Update - Marci Lord and Laine Larson

a. Review of Hazel H. Reinhardt (August 19, 2015)

b. Enrollment Tracking

c. Current Kindergarten Enrollment

d. Where are students going and coming from during SY 2019-2020 - Heidi

Hahn, and Sue Anderson

9) Boundary Realignment / Transportation Progress Update - Heidi Hahn, Norby

Klimek, Sue Anderson and Laine Larson

10) Coronavirus - COVID-19 Update - Laine Larson and Cori Reynolds

5. Future Meetings

A. March 18, 2020 - "Lunch with Laine" at ECFE @ 12:00 p.m.

B. March 20, 2020 - BLACC Eggs and Issues at Arrowwood Lodge @ 8:00 a.m.

C. March 23, 2020 - Bus Tour of the Elementary Building Projects @ 2:30 p.m.

Meet in the south parking lot behind WESB. Due to limited space; you must register ahead of time. Nisswa Elementary, New Baxter Elementary, and Harrison


D. March 23, 2020 - Regular School Board Meeting at WESB @ 6:00 p.m.

E. April 27, 2020 - Special School Board Meeting @ 12:00 p.m. * NOTE * Change

of time due to All Sports Banquet

6. Adjourn

Baxter City Council

Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17

Baxter City Hall

13190 Memorywood Drive, Baxter

The Baxter City Council will meet in a work session 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Baxter City Hall for the purpose of discussing MnDOT’s request to delay the 2021 Inglewood Drive Railway Crossing and Associated Roadway Improvements Project, 2020 TH 210 Street Lighting Improvements Project, and the Architectural Review Commission and Long Range Planning Commission.

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


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 March 4, 2020

B. Approve City Council Minutes from March 4, 2020

C. Approve City Council Special Minutes from March 9, 2020

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

E. Adopt Ordinance 2020-001 and Summary Ordinance 2020-002 Granting a Franchise to Consolidated Telephone Company of Minnesota to Construct,

Operate, and Maintain a Video Delivery System in the City of Baxter and Rules Governing the Operation of Same

F. Accept Planning and Zoning Commission Minutes from March 10, 2020

G. Approve the Crow Wing County Classification to Non-Conservation and Future Sale Thereof for Parcel 40030529 with the Outstanding Special Assessments Reaffirmed

H. Disapprove the Crow Wing County Classification to Non-Conservation and

Future Sale of Tax Forfeited Parcel 40310596 and Reaffirm Outstanding Special Assessments

I. Accept Utilities Commission Minutes of March 5, 2020

J. Approve Permit for Retail Sales of Fireworks for Costco, Cub Foods, Target, and Walmart for the Period of April 1, 2020 through March 30, 2021

K. Approve the SEH Contract for the 2018 Cypress Drive Improvements Project - 2- Year Post Construction Warranty Inspection & Evaluation in the amount of $18,700.

L. Adopt Resolution No. 2020-027 Accepting the Bid from Anderson Brothers Construction in the amount of $2,515,990.90 for the 2020 Fairview Road, Golf Course Drive, Excelsior Road & Trail Connection Improvements Project and 2020 Oakwood Drive Trail Connection Improvements Project.

M. Approve the WSN proposal to assist the City with the repair/replacement of the floor drain pipe from the salt silo/storage room in the Water Treatment Plant in the estimated amount of $5,000 and $5,000 for third party costs.

N. Place the TH 210 Street Lighting Improvements Project on hold until the MnDOT TH 210 corridor study is complete, contingent on MnDOT approving the City’s request to hold the LTPP funding.

O. Approve Appointment for the Seasonal Position of Park Attendant

7. Pulled Agenda Items

8. Other Business

A. Adopt Resolution 2020-030, Adopting Assessment for the 2020 South

Interceptor, North Forestview and North Forestview Stormwater Outlet

Improvements Project, Municipal Project Number 4102

B. Approve Resolution 2020-029 approving a Variance to allow a nonconforming lot

to be considered as a buildable lot for property located north of Mapleton Road,

west of Mountain Ash Drive, and southeast of Unnamed Lake 18-382. (Property

ID Number 40140798)

9. Council


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 (b), Attorney-Client Privilege

12. Adjourn

Brainerd Planning Commission

Meets 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 18

Crow Wing County Board Room

Historic Crow Wing County Courthouse

Approval/Amendment Of Agenda

Approval Of Minutes

Regular Meeting Held on February 19, 2020

Workshop Held on February 19, 2020

New Business

Zoning Code Text Amendment - Section 515-63: B-4 General Business District

Rezoning Application - Submitted By Tom Lake, On Behalf Of Gustafson Properties For Thirteen Parcels From R-2 (Medium Density Residential) And R-3 (High Density Residential) To B-4 (General Business) District

Rezoning Application -Submitted By Becky Dryburgh On Behalf Of Trinity Lutheran Church, 1420 S. 6th St. From R-1 (Single Family Residential) To B-2 (Neighborhood Business) District

Public Forum

Time allocated for citizens to bring matters not on the agenda to the attention of the Planning Commission - time limits may be imposed

Old Business

6.a. Conditional Use Permit - Becky Dryburgh; Trinity Children's Center - 1420 S 6th St

Commissioner Questions/Comments

Community Development Director's Report


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