Brainerd City Council Meeting Agenda – July 1, 2024

The Brainerd City Council will convene for a meeting on July 1, 2024, to discuss various matters. The agenda includes the approval of bills, minutes, and department activity reports. The council will also review a Minnesota Lawful Gambling Application for an exempt permit submitted by the MN Deer Hunters Association Brainerd Chapter for an event at the Brainerd Curling Club on September 6, 2024.

Additionally, the council will consider approving temporary liquor licenses submitted by the Lakes Area Music Festival for several events at the Gichi-Ziibi Center. They will also discuss the hiring of a summer temporary employee and a memorandum of agreement between the City of Brainerd and Teamsters General Local Union No. 346 regarding Juneteenth 2024.

The Safety & Public Works Committee will present several items for consideration, including an ordinance pertaining to homeless encampments and structures, additional police enforcement for parks after-hours, and an approval for a large patching project. They will also provide information on the locations of annexation requirements for water/sewer connection and update the council on active code enforcement cases.

The Personnel & Finance Committee will discuss the League of MN Cities Insurance Trust premium renewal, retirement of Street Maintenance I Michael Jensen, and the authorization to backfill a police officer position. They will also consider a central business district incentive policy, the use of vacant building registration fees, and a draft policy on requests for city-owned parcels.

During the meeting, the council will address unfinished business, including the call for applicants for various positions such as the Charter Commission, Park Board, Transportation Advisory Committee, Economic Development Authority, and Parking Commission. They will also hold a final reading and public hearing for the proposed Vacant Building Registry Ordinance.

In new business, the council will consider a conditional use permit for the expansion of two additional early childhood education classrooms at TCCAP. The meeting will conclude with a public forum, staff reports, the mayor’s report, council member reports, and adjournment.

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