Agendas - Week of Aug. 16

Area listing of agendas

Meeting agendas

Brainerd School Board

Meets noon Monday, Aug. 16

Washington Educational Services Building

804 Oak St., Brainerd

1. Call the meeting to order and roll call:

2. Pledge of Allegiance:

3. Approval of the agenda as presented:

4. Closed Meeting: The meeting will be closed pursuant to Minnesota State Statutes Section 13D.03, for Labor Negotiations Strategy.

5. The Board moved into closed session at __:__ p.m., in the Boardroom at the Washington Educational Services Building.


6. The Board reconvened the public meeting at __:__ p.m., in the Boardroom at the Washington Educational Services Building.

7. Adjourn:

8. Future Meetings:

Aug. 23, 2021, New Teacher Breakfast, 8 a.m. at FMS

Aug. 25, 2021, Special School Board Meeting, noon

Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2021

Workshop Week for Staff

Sept. 2, 2021, All Staff Kick-off @ Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts, 8 a.m.


Sept. 6, 2021, Labor Day - District Offices Closed

Sept. 7, 2021, First Day of School

Baxter - Kevin Boyles

Garfield - Tom Haglin

Harrison - Jana Shogren

Lowell - Bob Nystrom

Nisswa - Ruth Nelson

Riverside - Charles Black Lance


Sept. 13, 2021 Regular School Board Meeting, 6 p.m.

Sept. 2021 (TBD), Grand Opening Celebrations for Baxter Elementary, Warrior Early Learning

Center, Nisswa Elementary, and Harrison Elementary.

Brainerd City Council

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

The public is invited to attend the meeting in person or by calling in as shown below.

WebEx Teleconference Meeting - Call In Information

CALL TOLL-FREE: 844-992-4726

Access Code: 146 463 4734

Meetings are also livestreamed to the City of Brainerd YouTube channel.

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

2. Roll Call

3. Pledge of Allegiance

4. Approval Of Agenda

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 Bills

B. Approval Of Minutes

B.1. City Council Regular Meeting August 2nd, 2021, and City Council Joint Presentation August 2nd, 2021

C. Approval Of Licenses

D. Department Activity Reports

E. Temporary On-Sale Liquor License Application- Submitted by Brainerd Jaycees for a Community Event- Brainerd Jaycees Street Fest to be held September 25th, 2021

F. Minnesota Lawful Gambling Application for Exempt Permit- Submitted by Central Lakes College Foundation, 501 West College Dr, Brainerd, MN 56401, for a Raffle to be held on ??

6. Council Committee Reports

A. Safety & Public Works Committee— 6:15 P.M.

1. Consider Policy Creation and Street Light Request - 1604 14th Avenue NE

B. Personnel & Finance Committee – 6:30 P.M.

B.1. Fire Department Relief Association Annual Report

B.2. Cable TV Committee Recommendation for PEG Channel

B.3. Discussion of Assessments at 711 12th Ave NE- PID 41190601

B.4. Request for Sesquicentennial Purchase

B.5. Consider Adopting Resolution to Establish Fire Escrow Account

B.6. Approval of Loan Subordination

B.7. 2020 Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Report Summary- Informational

7. Unfinished Business

A. Final Reading- Proposed Ordinance No. 1519- An Interim Ordinance Placing a Temporary Moratorium on Applications to Amend the Zoning Ordinance Including the Official Zoning Map of the City and Directing that Studies of Official Controls Related Thereto be Conducted

B. Consideration for Conditional Use Permit for the Operation of a Private Learning Center at 310 N. 7th St.

C. Call For Applicants – Informational

(Applications Available on the City's Website)


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

Cable TV Advisory Committee – 1 term (Expire 2021) - 1 term (Expire 2022)

Charter Commission -1 terms (Expire 2022)

Housing and Redevelopment Authority—1 term (Expire 2022)

Rental Dwelling License Board of Appeals – 3 terms (Expire 2022)

Transportation Advisory Committee- 1 term (Expire 2022)

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

Economic Development Authority (EDA) – 1 term (Expire 2021) 1 term (Expire 2026)

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

Police & Fire Civil Service Commission – 1 term (Expire 2023)

Ad Hoc Committees

Water Tower Committee – Two positions available

8. New Business-

A. Adopt Resolution Providing for the Issuance and Sale of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2021A, In the Proposed Aggregate Principal Amount of $7,880,000

9. Public Forum

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

10. Staff Reports

(Verbal: Any Updates since Packet)

11. Mayor’s Report

12. Council Member Reports

13. Adjourn to Closed Session per MN Statute 13D.03 Subd. 1b for Union Negotiation Strategy Session??

14. Adjourn to Council Budget Workshop on Monday, August 30, 2021, at 6:00 pm

Cass County Board of Commissioners

Meets 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17

City of Cass Lake

330 Second St. NW, Cass Lake

1. 6 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. 6:05 PM. Josh Stevenson - County Administrator

a. Consent Agenda

b. Report Back from Personnel Committee of the Board

3. 6:10 PM. Doug Schultz - MNDNR

a. Approve DNR Land Acquisition for Aquatic Management Area Purposes

4. 6:20 PM. Sandra Norikane - Chief Financial Officer

a. Approve ARPA Grant Activity

b. Enbridge Settlement Update

5. 6:30 PM. Ben Lindstrom- County Attorney

a. Approve Truancy Intervention Collaborative Response for 2021-2022 School Year

6. 6:40 PM. John Ringle - ESD Director

a. Public Hearing - 1st Reading of the Cass County Comprehensive Plan Update

7. 6:55 PM. Confirm Upcoming Meeting Schedule

a. Commissioner's Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, beginning at 9:00 a.m., Board Room,

1st Floor Crtse. Annex, Walker, MN.

b. AMC Fall Policy Conference, September 16 -17, 2021, Arrowwood Conference Center, Alexandria, MN.

c. Commissioner's Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, beginning at 6:00 p.m., Pillager City

Hall, 306 Elm Ave West, Pillager MN 56473

8. 7:00 PM. 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 August 3, 2021

b. Approve Auditor Warrants and HHVS Warrants

c. Approve HHVS Personnel Items

d. Approve Probation Office Personnel Items

e. Approve Sheriff's Office Personnel Items

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

g. Approve Capital Fund Activity

h. Approve Abatements

i. Approve 2021 Forest Certification Audit Budget

j. Approve Utility Easement Modification 2

k. Approve Fund 73 Payment to Fairveiw Township

l. Approve HHVS Purchase of Service Agreement with Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership Inc.

m. Approve Contract to Update Security Door Controls

n. Approve Joint Powers Agreement Sentencing to Service

o. Approve Contract for Deep Portage Roof Study

p. Approve Agreement with Cass Lake-Bena School District for Early Childhood Screening

q. Approve Schlorhaufer Reclassification Request

r. Deny Jennen Reclassification Request

s. Deny Klenk Reclassification Request

t. Award Bud Capping Contract

u. Award Propane Provider for Heating Season 2021-2022

v. Adopt Resolution to Support Bi-CAP Grant Application to Prevent Homelessness

w. Authorize 2nd quarter payment to LASSD

x. Accept Quilt Donation for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program

y. Receive and File Enerson Reclassification Request

z. Receive and File Annual Disclosure Reporting for Tax Increment Financing - December 31, 2020

aa. Receive and File July 2021 Interest Report

Citizens Water Tower Committee

Meets 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18

Brainerd City Hall

2nd Floor Conference Room

1. Call to Order Carissa Meyer

2. Roll Call

3. Approval of Agenda

4. Jody Converse

Approval of Minutes from Meeting Dated July 21, 2021

Action on Report

5. Mary Koep

Treasurer Report

Action on Report

6. Ashley Storm

Publicity/Fund Raising

Action on Report

7. Paul Skogen

Grant Information

Sent in Friday, July 23rd - State Historical Society for Review

Amy Klobuchar – Congressional Direct Spending Grant

8. Paul Skogen

Chairman Report

Successful Crow Wing County Fair

Received Private Donations and Pledges

Set up Publicity Event with Marisa Mills and Staff

Set up Publicity Event with Kris Doucimo Brainerd Snodeos Club

Meeting with Matt Killian

Time Capsule

Coordinate Publicity with Chamber

(Separate from Marisa Mills and Snodeos)

Meeting with Shelia DeChantal (Stride and Seek)

Brainerd Sesquicentennial – Saturday, September 25th

9. David Badeaux

City of Brainerd City Council Report

Action or Report

10. Other Items for Discussion

Stride and Seek

T-Shirt Design

Gift Bags


Credit Card Transactions

Lost a few sales at County Fair due to Credit/Debit Card Sales

Online sales of Merchandise with Extra Charge for Shipping

501 C-3 Status

Set up Direct 501-C3 Contributions through our website

Grant Resources

Finding Other Committee Members

11. Next Meeting

September 15, 2021

12. Adjournment

Pillager Public Schools

Meets 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, in the media center

I. Call to Order

II. Pledge of Allegiance

III. Cell Phone/Electronic Devices

IV. Consider Additions/Deletions/Acceptance of the Agenda

V. Visitor Comments

VI. Consider Consent Agenda

A. Minutes of the July 19, 2021 Meeting

B. Monthly Cash Flow Including Investments

C. Monthly Bills Paid

D. Personnel Summary Sheet

VII. Special Reports with Possible Action

A. Activities

B. Curriculum

1. Committee Report

2. Director of Teaching and Learning Report

3. District Meeting Calendar

C. Facilities

1. Building Project Update

D. Personnel

1. Substitute Pay Increase

2. Approve Short-Term Reassignment Contract

3. Approve HR/Payroll Contract

E. Policy

1. 2nd Reading of Updates to Policy #620 – Credit for Learning

F. Budget

1. Business Manager Report

a. Dental Insurance Plan Update

G. Other

1. Projected Enrollment Update

2. Safe Opening Plan Resolution

3. Open House Update

VIII. Superintendent’s Report

IX. Adjournment

Pillager School Board of Education Curriculum Committee Meeting

Meets 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, in the School Board Meeting Room

I. Call to Order

II. Curriculum Review Cycle Update

III. MCA Results 2021

IV. World’s Best Work Force Proposed Goals

V. Adjourn

Baxter City Council

The Baxter City Council will meet in a Work Session on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 6:15 p.m. at the Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Dr., Baxter, MN to review the 2023 Knollwood Drive Improvements from County Road 48 to Foley Road Feasibility Report and the 2022 Inglewood Drive Railway Crossing and Associated Roadway Improvements Project.

The regular meeting of the Baxter City Council will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM at the Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Dr., Baxter, MN.

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 August 4, 2021

B. Approve City Council Minutes from August 4, 2021

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

D. Approve Special Event Permit for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event

E. Approve Temporary Liquor License for the Brainerd Jaycees Special Event at Camp Vanasek

F. Accept Utilities Commission Minutes from August 9, 2021

G. Approve the SEH Contract Amendment for Right of Way Acquisition Support in the Not to Exceed Amount of $7,000.00 for the Section 6 Area A1 Outlet Project.

H. Approve the SEH Quiet Zone Assessment Contract in the Not to Exceed Amount of


I. Approve the RL Larson Excavating Inc. Change Order No. 10 in the increased amount of $15,480.00 for the 2020 South Sanitary Sewer Interceptor, North Forestview Improvements and North Forestview Stormwater Outfall Improvements Project.

J. Approve the RL Larson Excavating, Inc. Partial Pay Estimate No. 11 in the amount of

$254,623.97 for the 2020 South Sanitary Sewer Interceptor, North Forestview Improvements and North Forestview Stormwater Outfall Improvements Project.

K. Approve the Bolton & Menk Fee Amendment No. 3 in the not to exceed amount of

$137,424 for the 2022 Inglewood Drive Railway Crossing and Associated Roadway Improvements Project.

L. Approve the Bolton & Menk Proposal for Engineering Services in the Not to Exceed Amount of $4,165.00 for the City Storm Sewer Review.

M. 2020 Fairview Road, Golf Course Drive, Excelsior Road & Trail Connection and 2020 Oakwood Drive Trail Connection Improvements Project Change Order No. 9.

N. Approve the Knife River Corporation – North Central Pay Estimate 1 in the amount of

$642,586.14 for the 2021 Mill & Overlay and Full Depth Reclamation Improvements Project.

O. Approve the Widseth Agreement for Professional Engineering Services for the Water Supply Wells No. 2 and No. 3 Rehabilitation in the Not to Exceed Amount of


P. Approve Purchase of a New LIDAR Unit With Alcohol Forfeiture Funds

Q. Approve Appointment of Aaron Klein to the Streets and Utilities Internship Position

R. Accept Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from August 10, 2021

S. Approve Resolution 2021-067 approving a Variance to allow for the construction of a deck to encroach into the setback to Perch Lake for property located at 6318 Highland Scenic Rd. (City file 21-30)

7. Pulled Agenda Items

8. Other Business

A. Approve Ordinance 2021-014, Resolution 2021-069 approving a Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to daycares as an interim use in the Public Benefit district and Resolution 2021-068 approving an Interim Use Permit for the YMCA to operate a daycare at 14307 Oakwood Dr.

9. Council Comments

A. Connie Lyscio

B. Zach Tabatt

C. John Ward

D. Mark Cross

E. Darrel Olson

10. City Administrator's Report

11. City Attorney's Report

12. Adjourn

Crow Wing County Committee of the Whole

Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, County Board Room, 3rd Floor, Historic Courthouse, Brainerd MN

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


1. 9:00 AM Parks and Trails Plan Update - Gary Griffin, Ryan Simonson

2. 9:30 AM MN Department of Natural Resources Update - DNR Regional Director Patty Thielen

3. 10:00 AM Ethics/Values Discussion - Commissioner Brekken

Crow Wing County Personnel Committee

Meets 9 a.m. Monday, Aug 16, the county county administrator's conference room at the Crow Wing County Historic Courthouse

Staff Update

1. Project Update – Elected Officials Comp. Analysis

2. Personnel Actions

3. Closed Session (Data classified as not public – pursuant to MS Chapter 13D)

Crow Wing County Committee meeting schedule

For the week of Aug. 16-23,2021

The following list includes Crow Wing County meetings that may be attended by one or more members of the Crow Wing County Board:

Aug. 16, 9 a.m. - Personnel Committee @ Historic Courthouse, County Administrator's Conference Room

Aug. 17, 9 a.m. - Committee of the Whole @ Historic Courthouse, County Board Room / Teams (218-302-1725,,867091726#)

Aug. 17, 4:30 p.m. - Law Library Board of Trustees Special Meeting @ Judicial Center, Law Library

Aug. 19, 5 p.m. - Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment @ Historic Courthouse, County Board Room

Aug. 19, 7 p.m. - Crow Wing County Public Hearing for County Road 115 Vegetation Impacts @ Nisswa City Hall

Aug. 20, 1 p.m. - Solid Waste Committee @ Land Services Building, Oak Room

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