Area listings of agendas

Stacks of paper to illustrate lakes area meeting agendas.
Meeting agendas

Brainerd City Council

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

City Hall, 501 Laurel St., Council Chambers

The public is invited to attend these meetings in person.

Attend by phone City Council: 1-844-992-4726; Meeting Access Code: 2484 919 8100

Attend by phone Safety and Public Works Committee 6:45 p.m.: 1-844-992-4726; Meeting Access Code: 2482 585 2671

Attend by phone: Personnel and Finance Committee 7:15 p.m.: 1-844-992-4726 Meeting Access Code: 2490 958 7700

Meeting is also streamed live on YouTube:

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 May 2, 2022

C. Approval Of Licenses

D. Department Activity Reports

6. Presentations

A. Bridges of Hope- Warming Shelter Update


7. Council Committee Reports

Personnel and Finance Committee

1. Ratify the Hiring of 2022 Interns and Temporary/ Seasonal Employees

2. Request from Brainerd Community Action for Independence Day Fireworks Donation

3. On-Sale Beer and Wine License- Submitted by Badeaux Restaurants LLC- DBA Slice on Oak, 625 Oak St- Contingent Upon Approvals

4. Update on Community Development Director Hiring Process

5. Update on Request for Funds to be Returned from Lakes Area Media Collaborative

Safety & Public Works Committee


1. Event/Street Closure- Submitted by DDBC for the Here for Good Market

2. Event/Street Closure- Independence Day Celebrations

3. Authorize Agreement for Engineering Services from WSB for the Safe Routes to School

4. Accept Bids- Improvement 20-07- 2022 Sanitary Sewer Collection System Repairs

5. Approve Professional Services Agreement with SEH for Construction Administration on Improvement 20-07- 2022 Sanitary Sewer Collection System Repairs

6. Accept Bids- Improvement 22-02 2022 Crack Sealing Project

7. Resolution- Accepting Bids- Improvement 21-10- Greenwood Street Reconstruction Project

8. Resolution- Accepting Bids- Improvement 21-12- North Brainerd Reconstruction Project


9. Resolution- Master Partnership Agreement with the State of Minnesota for Collaborative Design, Construction, and Maintenance Projects

10. Direction on Active Code Enforcement Cases

Direction on Active Code Enforcement Cases

Unfinished Business

A. Final Reading- Proposed Ordinance 1530- An Ordinance to Rezone 1005 S 6th St

B. Call For Applicants – Informational

(Application Information at

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


Cable TV Advisory Committee– 2 terms (Expire 2022) – 1 term (Expire 2024)

Charter Commission – 1 term (Expire 2022) – 1 term (2025)

Rental Dwelling License Board of Appeals – 2 terms (Expire 2022)

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

Economic Development Authority (EDA) – 1 term (Expire 2022) 1 term (Expire 2026)

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

Planning Commission—1 term (Expire 2023)

Ad Hoc Committees – Applicants Needed


Water Tower Fundraising Committee – 1 position

8. New Business

A. Consideration of Interim Use Permit for Short Term Rental at 1005 S 6th St

B. First Reading- Proposed Ordinance 1531- An Ordinance Replacing Section 720 and 725 Brainerd City Code

C. Resolution- Declaring Sufficiency of Petition and Setting a Public Hearing on a Vacation Commenced by a Majority of Abutting Landowners- Alley Blocks M and E, West Brainerd

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.05 subd. 3B Under the Attorney-Client Privilege to Discuss Gustafson Properties of Brainerd, LLC. v. City of Brainerd.

14. Adjourn to Planning Commission Meeting on May 18, 2022, at 6 p.m.

Baxter City Council

Meets 7 p.m. Tuesday

Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Drive, Baxter

The Baxter City Council will meet in a work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the Baxter City Hall discuss the Special Event Ordinance.

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 May 3, 2022

B. Approve City Council Minutes from May 3, 2022

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

D. Schedule the Annual Storm Water Public Informational Meeting for Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. or shortly thereafter.

E. Accept Utilities Commission Minutes of May 4, 2022

F. Approve Zip's Car Wash Development Agreement.

G. Approve Zip's Car Wash Stormwater Facilities Maintenance Agreement.

H. Approve the Northern Plains Contracting Inc. Partial Pay Estimate No. 8 in the amount of $78,362.78 for the Water Treatment Plant Improvements Project.

I. Approve SEH Agreement for Preparation of Water System Capital Improvement Plan Document in the Not to Exceed Amount of $15,000.00.

J. Approve the WIDSETH Agreement for Geotechnical Evaluation Report Services for the Cypress Drive and Douglas Fir Extension Project, in the Not to Exceed Amount of $7,825.

K. Approve the WIDSETH Agreement for Assistance with the Part II Wellhead Protection Plan Preparation in the Not to Exceed Amount of $10,000.00.

L. Approve Limited Use Agreement for R.L. Larson to use Tax Forfeited Property for Storage and Staging during Construction of the 2022 Foley Road, Isle Drive, and Forthun Road Improvements Project.

M. Adopt Resolution No. 2022-044 Approving Plans and Specifications and Ordering Advertisement for Bids for the 2022 Trunk Highway 210 & Inglewood Drive Railway Crossing Improvements, Municipal Improvement No. 4121.

N. Approve the Bolton & Menk Plans and Specifications and Authorize Advertisements for Bids for the 2022 Micro Surfacing Project.

O. Approve Purchase of Drainage Easement for Section 6 Area A-1 Stormwater Outlet Project or Parcel 40060948 in the Amount of $4,140.00.

P. Approve the Proposed Job Descriptions and Recommended Pay Grades and Authorize Staff to Commence the Process to Fill the Positions of Public Works Maintenance I and Streets and Storm Water Lead Maintenance

Q. Approve 2021 Year-End General Fund Transfer of $200,000 to the Capital Equipment Fund for Future Equipment Replacements

R. Approve Appointment to the Seasonal Position of Park Attendant

S. Adopt Resolution 2022-043 Approving the MnDOT Cooperative Agreement for the 2022 T.H. 210/Inglewood Drive Road Improvement Project.

T. Adopt Resolution No 2022-045 Authorizing Advancement of Municipal State Aid Funds for the 2022 Fairview Road, Golf Course Drive, Excelsior Road & Trail connection Improvements Project and the 2022 TH 210/Inglewood Drive Road Improvement Project

U. Approve Temporary Liquor License for the Brainerd Jaycees Special Event at Mills Auto Enterprise

V. Approve the Purchase of the Drainage and Utility Easement for Parcels 40120898 and Parcel 40070506 for the 2022 Foley Road, Isle Drive, and Forthun Road Improvement Project.

W. Accept Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from May 10, 2022

X. Adopt Resolution 2022-041 approving a variance to allow 40% impervious surface in a shoreland district

Y. Adopt Resolution 2022-042 approving a Conditional Use Permit for grading and filling in a shoreland district

Z. Approve Special Event Application for 2022 Kiwanis Kids Triathlon

AA. Approve Special Event Application for 2022 First Baptist Church 5K Run/Walk

7. Pulled Agenda Items

8. Other Business

A. Reschedule the Public Hearing for the Vacation of Property and Closing Knollwood Drive Railroad Crossing

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

A. Closed Session Under Minnesota Statute 13D.05, subd. 3 (b), Attorney-Client Privilege

A.1. Closed Session

B. Closed Session Under Minnesota Statute 13D.05, subd. 3 (c), Purchase of Property: PID 40070814, 40070813, 40070815, and 40120811

B.1. Closed Session

12. Adjourn

Citizens' Water Tower Committee

Meets 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18

Brainerd City Hall

2nd Floor Conference Room

1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Approval of Agenda

4. Jody Converse

Approval of Minutes from Meeting Dated March 16, 2022

Action on Report

5. Mary Koep

Treasurer Report

Action on Report

6. Ashley Storm

Publicity/Fund Raising

Jack Pine Brewery

i. Pints for a Purpose – September 21, 20

7. Paul Skogen

Grant Information

Brainerd Community Action Grant

8. Paul Skogen

Chairman Report

Contract Awarded to Hy Tec Construction

a.i.1.i. Construction to begin early August

a.i.1.ii. Project Start-up Celebration with City, Public and our Big Supporters

a.i.1.iii. Working with Hy Tec on Project Start Up

Meeting with Pine Center Sportsmen’s Club

WJJY Community Focus

Looking at ways to change to National Significance on National Register

Katherine Carey, National Park Service

Jane Bisel, Blue Plant Consulting

9. David Badeaux

City of Brainerd City Council Report

Action or Report

10. Other Items for Discussion

Cub Foods Donation Pick-up

i. Thank You Card

Merchandise Items for Sale at “ Visit Brainerd “

i. Need to Advertise

Arts in the Park

i. June 26, 2022

ii. Float

Crow Wing County Fair

i. August 2-6

ii. Continuous Presentation using Dan Hegstad and Dave’s Video Flapjack Festival

i. September 24, 2022

ii. Partner with the Brainerd Jaycees

iii. Advertising and Prizes

iv. Lumberjack show is not available this year.

Next year about $ 5,000 per day

2023 Calendars – Historic Brainerd Buildings

i. Sponsorships

ii. Review Pictures


i. New Design

Crossing Arts Alliance

Pull Tabs

Christmas Lighting in Shape of Water Tower using Wire Frame

i. Neon Light at Visit Brainerd

Working with GvlPoly on Plastic Water Towers

i. Possible Sponsorship for Cost of the Original Molds ($3,000)

ii. Production Cost for Small Tower approximately $5.

iii. Production Cost for Large Tower approximately $7.

11. Next Meeting, June 15, 2022

12. Adjournment

Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority Board of Commissioners

Meets 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 18

Brainerd City Hall Council Chambers & Via WebEx Conference

501 Laurel Street, Brainerd, MN 56401

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a. Approval of Minutes from Regular Board Meeting on April 27th, 2022




a. Financial Report

b. HCV Report

c. Housing Management Report

d. Rehab Programs Report

e. Executive Director Report


9. NEXT MEETING: Wednesday June 22, 2022


Personnel Committee

Meets 9 a.m. Monday, May 16

Historic Courthouse

County Administrator’s Conference Room

1. Staff Update

Erik Flowers - Veterans Service

Adam Kronstedt - Sheriff’s Office

Frontline Worker Pay Update

2. Personnel Actions

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 9 a.m. Monday, May 16, Personnel Committee, Historic Courthouse, County Administrator's Conference Room

Meets 5 pm. Thursday, Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment, Historic Courthouse, County Board Room / Teams (call 218-824-1010 for link)

Meets 6 p.m. Thursday, May 19, Kitchigami Regional Library Board, KRLS Headquarters, Pine River / Zoom (call 218-587-2171 x224 for link)

Pillager School Board

Meets 6 p.m. Monday, May 16

Media Center, 323 E. Second St. South, Pillager

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. Consider the minutes of the previous monthly board meeting

B. Monthly cash flow including investments

C. Monthly bills paid

D. Monthly bills paid -Activity accounts

E. Donations

F. Personnel summary sheet

VII. Special Board Reports with Possible Action

A. Personnel

1. Committee Report

B. Curriculum

1. Director of Teaching and Learning Report

C. Policy

D. Activities

E. Facilities

1. Committee Report

a. Discussion on Athletic Complex Quote and Cost Reductions

b. Discussion on Lights for Athletic Complex

2. Presentation by Wold on Athletic Complex

F. Budget

1. Committee Report

2. Business Manager Report

VIII. Other

A. Update on Graduation from Jason Savage

IX. Superintendent's Report

X. Adjournment

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