For the record: 2.11.22

What's coming up for Alexandria City Council and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Alexandria City Hall

Alexandria City Council

Regular Meeting

Monday, Feb. 14

Where: The Mayor and City Council may participate in the City Council meeting remotely via telephone or video. Members of the public may participate via phone or other electronic means. Find more information at and click on the meeting date to display the link. If you wish to provide input to city staff and/or elected officials on matters before the City Council, please email

7 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance, moment of silence, approve agenda


7:05 p.m. Consent agenda: Approve minutes for the Jan. 24 council meeting and special council meeting and pay January bills
7:10 p.m. Gambling Permit and Licenses:

A. A.B.A.T.E of Minnesota

B. On-sale beer – Alexandria Viking Speedway

C. Wine – Alexandria Viking Speedway

D. Off-sale beer transfer – Northdale Oil, Inc. doing business as Brothers Market Alexandria

E. Tobacco transfer – Northdale Oil, Inc. dba Brothers Market Alexandria

7:15 p.m. Public hearing – Consideration of Tax Increment Financing District No. 62 (Meadow Homes)

7:45 p.m. Board committee commission appointments


A. Police Commission
B. Stormwater Management Committee

7:50 p.m. Police Chief Scott Kent

A. United Way and West Central Minnesota Community Action – presentation on Hope Haven

B. Recognition of Jeff James – service to Police Commission

C. Authorization to begin hiring process for new patrol officer

D. Update on water/boiler damage at police department

8 p.m. First reading – taxi ordinance amendment

8:05 p.m. Community assessment approval


8:10 p.m. City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven

A. 2022 Municipal State Aid allotment

B. Authorization to advertise for bids, 18th Avenue project

C. Fifth revised engineering agreement for 18th Avenue, Jefferson Street

D. 18th Avenue parking resolution

8:30 p.m. Community Development Director Mike Weber

A. Annexation petition – Minnesota Teen Challenge, Inc.

8:35 p.m. City attorney’s items of business

8:40 p.m. City administrator’s items of business

8:45 p.m. Old and other business

8:50 p.m. Adjournment

Note: The Alexandria City Council will convene a special City Council meeting at 5 p.m. to discuss the following items: community assessment, Runestone Community Center Expansion, redistricting

Special note: Members of the public have the right to participate in the meeting by phone or other electronic means. To participate remotely via video, visit and click on the meeting date to display the link.

The above items are scheduled as of Wednesday, Feb. 9, and are subject to change.

Douglas County Board of Commissioners
Regular Meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 16
Location: Douglas County Administration Building Board Room, 821 Cedar St., Alexandria

9 a.m. Call to order, approve agenda, approve minutes of Jan. 18 regular meeting
9:01 a.m. Heather Schlangen, county coordinator

  1. West Central Ag-Air Inc. and Benson Air Ag, Inc. tent caterpillar aerial spray – action
  2. Permission to fill seasonal/temporary job slots and related wages – action

9:06 a.m. Troy Wolbersen, sheriff

  1. Approve Carlos, Miltona, and Evansville law enforcement contracts – action
  2. Resolution - Snowmobile Safety Enforcement Grant – action

9:11 a.m. Brent Birkeland, IT director

  1. .Gov domain name registration – action

9:21 a.m. Tim Erickson, Public Works director-county engineer

  1. Resolution – Contract final: State Aid Project 021-601-038, etc. – action
  2. Resolution – Contract final: State Aid Project 021-608-020, etc. – action
  3. Approve order of tandem snow plow truck – action
  4. Approve annual sign materials quote – action
  5. Approve filling vacancy: survey technician – action
  6. Approve filling vacancy: office assistant – action
  7. Resolution: accept donation – Spruce Hill Archery Park – action
  8. Set special assessment on County Ditch 17 – action
  9. Approve phased retirement option – action

9:41 a.m. Dave Rush, Land and Resource director

  1. Licenses – action
  2. Preliminary plat – Canavati addition – action
  3. Preliminary plat – Peterson Legacy – action
  4. Conditional use permit – Matthew Arlan Kakac – action
  5. Conditional use permit – Nathan and Amy McCabe – action
  6. 2022 Land and Resource Management fee schedule – action

10:01 a.m. Break

10:06 a.m. Laurie Bonds, Community Human Services director

  1. Approve vacancy – eligibility worker – action
  2. Approve determination of need for Productive Alternatives – action
  3. Approve fiscal host contract for Children’s Mental Health Collaborative – action
  4. Update on Region IV South bylaws – informational

10:14 a.m. Jacob Turner, Veteran Service officer

  1. Office update – informational

10:19 a.m. Vicki Doehling, auditor/treasurer

  1. Renewal of seasonal liquor license – Lake Miltona Golf Club – action
  2. Gambling permits – action
  3. Authorize tax-forfeiture sale – set basic sale prices and date of public auction – action
  4. 2022 Redistricting Committee – action

10:28 a.m. Jill Frisell, finance director

  1. Bills – action
  2. American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) proposal – Sheriff’s office radio replacement – action
  3. ARPA proposal – Parks, vault toilet replacement – action
  4. ARPA proposal – Parks, Chippewa water/sewer – action
  5. ARPA proposal – Library website and drop box – action
  6. ARPA proposal – Remodel costs services center and courthouse – action

10:44 a.m. Board

  1. Department head meetings – action
  2. Per diems – action

10:54 a.m. Items from the floor


These items are as of Wednesday, Feb. 9, and are subject to change.

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