Alexandria City Council

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, May 26

(Tuesday meeting due to a Monday holiday)

Special Note: Please note that the mayor and city council may participate in the City Council meeting remotely via telephone or video. Members of the public also have the right to participate in the meeting by phone or other electronic means. To participate remotely via video, please use the following link: us02web.zoom.us/j/87432176333?pwd=VEtFcW9pZW5rOStLbmVnVE9LY0N1UT09. If prompted, the Meeting ID is 874 3217 6333 and the password is 151523. You may also call 1-312-626-6799 to participate via phone.

7 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance, invocation, public comment period (Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please note the typical in-person public comment period will not be offered. Those who wish to submit comments to the City Council should submit them to City Administrator Martin Schultz at mschultz@alexandriamn.city by noon on Tuesday, May 26.)

7:05 p.m. Consent agenda:

A. Approve minutes of May 11 city council meeting

B. Approve licenses and authorize issuance: Fireworks (Indoor Sales) License - Walmart

C. Approve gambling permit: A.B.A.T.E. of MN gambling permit

7:10 p.m. City Council correspondence: Essential business proposal

7:15 p.m. Special event permit: Faith Rose 5K

7:20 p.m. Connie Fields

A. Presentation on child care in Douglas County

7:25 p.m. AAEDC Executive Director Nicole Fernholz

A. Resolution approving the issuance of a revenue refunding bond, Series 2020 (Alexandria Area YMCA Project)

7:30 p.m. Resolution accepting donation: Matthew Kjelland Memorial Foundation

7:35 p.m. Bill Thoennes, Park and Facilities division director

A. Authorization to obtain quotes for mower

7:40 p.m. Assistant City Administrator Karin Tank

A. COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

B. Early retirement incentive plan

7:45 p.m. City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven

A. Authorization to advertise for bids for the Maple Avenue/Darling Drive project

7:50 p.m. Community Development Director Mike Weber

A. Planning Commission items

B. Annexation ordinance second reading (Lee)

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

8:05 p.m. City administrator’s items of business

8:10 p.m. Old and other business

8:15 p.m. Adjournment

Note: The Alexandria City Council will convene a Special City Council Meeting at 5 p.m. to discuss the following items: COVID-19 response, 2019 budget review and 2020-2021 budget planning.

Please note that the mayor and City Council may participate in the special meeting remotely via telephone or video. Members of the public also have the right to participate in the meeting by phone or other electronic means. To participate remotely via video, please use the following link: us02web.zoom.us/j/83611322977?pwd=N3I3V0Z0eWt6SmJsMjlmOHlDSFFiZz09. If prompted, the meeting ID is 836 1132 2977 and the password is 986013. You may also call 1-312-626-6799 to participate via phone.

The above items are scheduled as of Wednesday, May 20 and are subject to change.



Douglas County Planning Advisory Commission/Board of Adjustment

Tuesday, May 26

Location: Public Works facility meeting room, 526 Willow Dr., in Alexandria

Douglas County Board of Adjustment

6 p.m. Hearing on the application of La Mar W. and Kay L. Gunnarson for a variance to allow a 36-by-72 square foot accessory structure to be 80 feet from the centerline of County State Aid Highway 22 in LaGrand Township near Lake Darling and North Union Lake.

6:10 p.m. Hearing on the application of Kevin J. and Julie E. Ward for a variance to allow a 700 square foot dwelling addition 0 feet from the township road right of way and not meeting the setback to the ordinary high water mark of Mill Lake in Moe Township.

6:20 p.m. Hearing on the application of Craig and Mandy Schultz for a variance to allow a 20-by-40 square foot shed addition with 13-foot sidewall in Osakis Township on Lake Osakis.

6:30 p.m. Hearing on the application of Richard and Janet Erickson for a variance to allow a 24-by-28 garage addition to be 7 feet from the side property line in Orange Township on Smith Lake.

6:40 p.m. Hearing on the application of Fahlgren Properties LLC for a variance to allow the platting of a lot without providing connection to central sewer service (ALASD) in Ida Township on Lake Ida.

Discussion of tabled business.

Douglas County Planning Advisory Commission

6:50 p.m. Hearing on the preliminary plat of the Shores of Lake Ida in Ida Township. Owner/subdivider: Fahlgren Properties LLC - Matt Agrimson.

7 p.m. Hearing on the preliminary plat of Conkling Addition in Ida Township, Lake Ida. Owner/sudivider: Jeffrey R. Conkling, Int. Rev. Tr.

7:10 p.m. Hearing on the application of Randy M. Anderson for a conditional use permit to allow the operation of a rental storage business including 20 self-storage units and the indoor and outdoor storage of recreational equipment including lakeshore equipment, watercraft, motor homes, RVs, campers, fish houses and similar equipment in Carlos Township, on Lake Ida.

7:20 p.m. Hearing on the application of Jet Line Properties LLC for a conditional use permit to allow a sewer and pipe inspection, cleaning and jetting service business on 10 acres in Solem Township.

Discussion of tabled business.

These items are as of Thursday, May 7, and are subject to change.