Agendas - Week of Sept. 6

Area listing of agendas


Brainerd City Council

Meets 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7

Brainerd City Hall, Brainerd

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

WebEx Teleconference Meeting - call 844-992-4726 and use access code: 248 4510 0854.

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 16th, 2021, and Council Budget Workshop August 30th, 2021

C. Approval Of Licenses

D. Department Activity Reports

D.1. Fire Chief

D.2. City Engineer/ Interim Public Works Director


D.3. Human Resources Director

D.4. Community Development Director

E. Retirement of K9 Keno and Authorize Sale of Asset

F. Mississippi Landing Trailhead Grant Agreement

G. Minnesota Lawful Gambling Application to Conduct Excluded Bingo- Submitted by St. Andrew's Church of Brainerd, 1108 Willow St, Brainerd- Bingo Events to be held at St. Andrew's on November 20,2021.

6. Community Member of the Month - Tom Swanson

7. Council Committee Reports

A. Personnel & Finance Committee 7:15 p.m.


A.1. Accept the Resignation of CSO Andrew Thielke Effective August 12, 2021, and Request to Hire

A.2. Authorize Hiring Nick Karsnia as Community Service Officer

A.3. Approve Hiring Alexander Korte as Police Records Management Technician- Effective September 15, 2021, at Step 4 at a rate of $24.38 per hour

A.4. Approval of 2022 Sourcewell Health Insurance Rates- Recommended by the Employee Insurance Committee

A.5. Authorize Switching to VSP for Vision Insurance Effective January 1, 2022

A.6. 2022 HRA Levy Request Discussion

B. Safety & Public Works Committee 7:00 p.m.

1. Approve Event/Street Closure Application- Brainerd Fire Department Open House

2. Approve Event/Street Closure Application- ECFE Touch a Truck Event

3. Approve Event/Street Closure Application- Flapjack Festival

4. Approve Event/Street Closure Application- Here for Good Market

5. Approve Event/Street Closure Application- DDBC Spooktacular Event

6. Approve Improvement 21-03 Final Pay Application

7. Discuss Quiet Zone/Whistle Free City

8. Unfinished Business

A. Public Hearing- Proposed Street Vacation- SW 7th Street South of Ethel Street

B. 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) – 2 terms (Expire 2027) 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

9. New Business-

A. Authorize Plaque for Babe the Ox

B. Final Plat- Lots 1 through 17, Block 1, Northtown First Addition

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)

12. Mayor’s Report

13. Council Member Reports

14. Adjourn

Cass County Board of Commissioners

Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7

Commissioners Board Room

Courthouse, 303 Minnesota Ave. W., Walker

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. Summer Meeting Schedule Update

c. Report Back from the Personnel Committee of the Board

d. Citizen Budget Committee Recommendations for 2022 preliminary levy

3. 9:20 AM. Ronald Benesh - Birch Lake Township

a. Repair 44th St. NW from HWY 371 to the entrance of the Transfer Station

4. 9:30 AM. Kevin Lee - Longville Ambulance Subordinate Service District

a. 2021 2nd Quarter Report

5. 9:40 AM. Pam Smith - Elections Administrator

a. 2020 Cass County Census Results Summary Comparison

b. Commissioner District Evaluation

c. Preliminary Review of Redistricting draft Plan A

d. Resolution Endorsement of Redistricting plan

6. 10:00 AM. Darrick Anderson - Highway Department

a. Local Bridge Replacement Program Grant Agreement-CR 103

b. CSAH 70 - Right of Way Acquisition

c. Road Project Agreement - CNF - East Pike Bay Loop

d. Cass Lake Salt Shed Contracts

e. County Online Auction 2021

7. 10:20 AM. John Ringle - ESD Director.

a. Re-establishment of a Recycling Site in Walker

8. 10:30 a.m. Confirm Upcoming Meeting Schedule

a. 911 Observance on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, beginning at 9 a.m., Veterans Podium,

Courthouse Lawn, Walker.

b. Commissioner's Board Meeting on Sept. 21 beginning at 6 p.m., Fairview

Township, 10219 County 77 SW, Nisswa.

c. Commissioner's Board Meeting Oct.5 beginning at 9 a.m., Board Room, 1st

Floor Crtse. Annex, Walker.

9. 10:35 a.m. Adjourn

Consent agenda

a. Approve Minutes – Regular Meeting August 17, 2021

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 Land Department Personnel Items

g. Approve Probation Office Personnel Items

h. Approve Sheriff's Office Personnel Items

i. Approve Capital Fund Activity

j. Approve ARPA Grant Activity

k. Approve Transfer of Unorganized Road Costs

l. Approve letter to Waste Management regarding predicted MSW tonnage

m. Approve Disposal Agreement with Liberty Tire

n. Approve Agreement with Pine River-Backus School for Transportation for Students in Foster Care

o. Approve Letter of Support to Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Grant Application

p. Approve Direct Sale to City of Federal Dam

q. Approve Minnesota Monitoring Contract

r. Approve Contract to Reconstruct the Lower Annex Parking Lot

s. Approve Contract for Cass County Fuel Tank Monitoring System Installation

t. Approve Utility Easement to Arvig Enterprises, Inc.

u. Approve Community Health Board Grant Project Agreement Amendment #2

v. Approve Waln Easement Request

w. Accept Donation from Ponto Lake Township for the Sentence to Service Program

x. Adopt Resolution to Approve FY2022 CVSO Grant Agreement

y. Receive and File 2nd Quarter Sales & Foreclosure Reports

z. Receive and File September 11 Observance Ceremony

aa. Receive and File Trappers Landing Outfitters LLC Reclassification Request

ab. Receive and File Final DNR Approval of the Land Use and Environmental Definitions Ordinance

ac. Receive and File Quarterly Litigation Report

ad. Receive and File Emergency Hay Permits

ae. Receive and File Timber Auction Results

Morrison County Board of Commissioners

Meets 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7

County Board Room

Government Center, Little Falls

1. Call to Order by Chairman

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Approval of County Board Minutes

4. Additions/deletions to the Agenda

5. Great River Regional Library

6. Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program

7. Social Service Report

8. County Board Warrants

9. Public Works Report

10. Administrator’s Report

11. Committee Reports/upcoming Schedule

12. 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:

Monday, Sept. 6, Labor Day, County offices closed

Meets 1 p.m. Wednesday, Minnesota Inter-County Association (MICA) Board of Directors, Zoom (call 651-222-8737 for link)

Meets 9 a.m. Thursday, Budget Committee, Historic Courthouse, County Board Room / Teams (218-302-1725, 193123307#)

Meets 11 a.m. Thursday, Community Services & Judicial Center Remodel Tour @ Meet in County Board Room after Budget Committee Meeting

Crow Wing County Budget Committee

Meets 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9

Historic Courthouse

County Board Room/Teams/Livestreamed on Crow Wing County YouTube Channel


1. Land Services 2021 Budget Amendment Request
2. Community Services Update - Carolyn White
3. Countywide Financial Status Update

4. Additional Business

Baxter City Council

Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7

Baxter City Hall

13190 Memorywood Dr., Baxter

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 the Payment of Bills and Finance Report (Addendum A)

B. Approve City Council Work Session Minutes from Aug. 17, 2021

C. Approve City Council Minutes from Aug. 17, 2021

D. Accept the Cemetery Commission Meeting Minutes of Aug. 16, 2021.

E. Approve the Execution of Joint Powers Agreements with Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District and Mississippi Headwaters Board for the Whiskey Creek Project

F. Approve the 2020 Financial Statements and the 2020 BerganKDV Audit Report and Its Findings

G. Approve amendments to the City Hunting Map to allow bow hunting on the Northland Arboretum property.

H. Accept Long Range Planning Commission meeting minutes from August 23, 2021

I. Approve Special Event Application for 2021 Alzheimer's Association Walk

J. Award the Sewer Cleaning and Televising Quote for the 2022 Mill & Overlay and Full Depth Reclamation Improvements Project to Ritter & Ritter Sewer Service, Inc. in the amount of $10,986.70.

K. Approve 2021-2022 Contract for Chamber of Commerce Services

L. Approve the Issuance of a Tobacco License and Off-Sale 3.2 Beer License to Orton

Motor, Inc. for the Period of September 15, 2021 Through June 30, 2022

M. Approve Agreements between Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Central Lakes College, and the City of Baxter for Student Supervised Pre-Internship Training

N. Approve Memorial Park Bench Location & Inscription and Accept the Memorial Bench Donation at Oscar Kristofferson Park

O. Approve Memorial Park Bench Location & Inscription and Accept the Memorial Bench Donation at the Isle Drive Trail

P. Accept Parks & Trails Commission Meeting Minutes from August 20, 2021

7. Pulled Agenda Items

8. Other Business

A. Approve Resolution 2021-070 approving a Comprehensive Plan Amendment for Gracewin Cooperative Living for property located north of Glory Road and west of Isle Drive

B. Adopt Resolution 2021-071 vacating a a portion of drainage and utility easement on Lots 3 and 4, Block 2, College Pines Office Park

B.1. PUBLIC HEARING at 7 p.m. or shortly thereafter.

B.2. Adopt Resolution 2021-071 vacating a potion of a drainage and utility easement to allow an administrative lot consolidation of Lots 3 and 4.

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

1. Purchase of Property: PID 40060949, 40060948, 40060945, and 40060510

A. Closed Session Under Minnesota Statute 13D.05, subd. 3 (c), Purchase of Property: PID 40060949, 40060510, 40060948, 40060946,and 40060945

12. Adjourn

Baxter City Council work session

Meets 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7

1. Call to order

2. Roll call

3. Review of the 2023 Knollwood Drive Improvements from County Road 48 to Foley Road Feasibility Report

4. 2022 Preliminary Governmental Funds Budget

5. Adjourn

Charter Commission

Meets 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8

City Hall Council Chambers

1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Approval/Amendment of Agenda

4. Approval of Minutes

Meeting Held on August 11th, 2021

5. Old Business

6. New Business

Discussion on Chapter 6, Public Utilities Commission

7. Adjourn

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