For the record

What's coming up for the Alexandria Planning Commission, Douglas County Commission and Pope-Douglas Solid Waste

Alexandria City Hall

Alexandria Planning Commission

Alexandria City Hall

Monday, Dec. 20

Please note that the members of the Planning Commission may participate remotely via telephone or video. Members of the public also have the right to participate in the meeting by electronic means. To participate remotely via video, click here . The meeting ID is 818 3058 4135 and the passcode is 790580 .

1. 7 p.m. Public hearing for a conditional use permit for Alomere Health. The applicant is requesting to allow an addition on the north side of the existing hospital building of approximately 900 square feet. The lower level of the addition will contain a therapy pool to support their rehabilitation services. The main level will consist of a shell space to be programmed at a later date (likely expansion space for the existing ER services). The addition will be located in an R-B “Residential-Business” zoning district. The property is at 111 17th Ave. E.


2. 7:10 p.m. Public hearing for a subdivision/street vacation for Douglas and Rachel Selchow. The applicant is requesting the combination of Outlots A, B and C of “Summer Meadows” into one parcel and to vacate the majority of the platted but until Season Drive (platted as Ridgeview Terrace). This would allow a personal residence to be built, leaving in place the conservation easement of Outlot A. These lots are located in an R-1 “Single Family Residential” zoning district.

3. Old and other business

A. Meadow Homes, LLC TIF project area

B. 2022 Planning Commission meetings

Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 21


Location: Douglas County Administration Building Board Room, 821 Cedar St., Alexandria

5 p.m. Call to order, approve agenda, approve minutes of Dec. 2 regular and budget meetings

9:02 a.m. Heather Schlangen, county coordinator

  1. Letter of discontinuance – Prime Health Plan - action
  2. MCIT - Workers Compensation award - Mod under 1 (2018-2020) - informational

9:03 a.m. Alexandria Technical College

ATCC proposal - Retraining assistance for unemployed workers - action

9:18 a.m. Sheriff Troy Wolbersen

  1. Resolution - Rotary Club donation - action
  2. Resolution - MSA donation - action

9:23 a.m. Chad Larson, county attorney

Resolution - Opioid settlement - action


9:28 a.m. Dawn Dailey, library director

  1. Request to fill full-time adult services/reference librarian - action
  2. Request to fill full-time lead clerk - action

9:30 a.m. Public hearing - County Ditch 17

10 a.m. Break

10:05 a.m. Tim Erickson, Public Works director

  1. CD 17: Accept final engineer’s report - action
  2. CD 6: Award quote for tree removal - action
  3. Approve 2022 county ditch special assessments and loan adjustments - action
  4. Resolution - Contract final: SAP 021-609-012 - action
  5. Schedule public hearing: 5-Year Highway Improvement Plan - action
  6. Award bids: Lake Brophy County Park Visitor’s Center - action
  7. Create committed fund balance for park fees - action
  8. Resolution supporting CSAH 46 bike path - action
  9. Resolution to provide maintenance on CSAH 46 bike path - action
  10. Permission to accept contract for Brophy Beach weed removal – action

10:35 a.m. Laurie Bonds, Community Human Services director

  1. Approve contracts - action
  2. Resolution - Christina Lake WNALC donation - action
  3. Discuss Adult Mental Health Initiative - informational

10:47 a.m. Stacy Honkomp, county assessor

Abatement policy update - action

10:49 a.m. Vicki Doehling, auditor/treasurer

  1. Application for property tax abatement - action
  2. Resolution - Investment policy update - action

10:54 a.m. Jill Frisell, finance director

  1. Bills - action
  2. Approve TriMin contract – action
  3. Transfer of funds - action
  4. ARPA Senate File HR 5735 Letter of Support – Action
  5. ARPA reimbursement - action

11:05 a.m. Break

11:10 a.m. Dave Rush, Land and Resource director

  1. Licenses
  2. Final plat – Nor Homestead 1st Addition – action
  3. Preliminary plat – Blue Moon - action
  4. Conditional use – Smith Lake Resort Inc. – action
  5. Preliminary plat – Turtle Crossing – action
  6. Preliminary plat – Walvatne Addition – action
  7. Amendments to Sections V and VIII of the Douglas County Zoning Ordinance – action
  8. Purchase watercraft decontamination equipment from Minnesota state auction - action
  9. Memorandum of Agreement and Addendum with University of Minnesota for Extension services for 2022-24 - action

11:55 a.m. Board

  1. Re-appoint Veteran Services officer - action
  2. Facility improvements - Service Center Elm Street entrance - action

12 p.m. Items from the floor


This agenda is preliminary as of Dec. 15 and is subject to change.

Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management Year-End Bill Pay Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 28

Location: 2115 Jefferson Street, Alexandria

8 a.m.

  1. Call meeting to order
  2. Recite the Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Pay year-end 2021 bills
  4. Set board per diems for 2022 and mileage for 2022
  5. Other business

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You can also dial in using your phone. To dial in by phone, call 312-626-6799 and enter the meeting ID, 898 5375 7098, and access code 615700.

This agenda is as of Monday, Dec. 6 and is subject to change.

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