Alexandria City Council

Regular Meeting

Monday, Sept. 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 video or phone by using the following link: If prompted, the Meeting ID 848 0308 4902 is and the password is 811457. You may also call 1-312-626-6799 to participate via phone.

7 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance, invocation, public comment period, approve agenda

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7:05 p.m. Consent agenda

A. Approve minutes for Aug. 24 City Council meeting

B. Approve August 2020 bills

7:10 p.m. Special Event Permit application

A. AYBA pulled pork feed

7:15 p.m. Public Works Division Director, Parks and Facilities, Bill Thoennes

A. Resolution accepting donation from the Matt Kjelland Foundation

7:20 p.m. Alexandria Area Development Commission Executive Director Nicole Fernholz

A. City allocation for Douglas County CARES Act grant

7:25 p.m. Airport Manager Kreg Anderson

A. Award bids for new T-hangar at Alexandria Municipal Airport

7:30 p.m. Resolution for hearing on proposed assessment for the Deerwood Drive street improvements

7:35 p.m. Resolution in support of bonding bill (Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities action request)

7:40 p.m. Agreement for security services with District 206

7:45 p.m. Consideration of proposals for City Hall technology improvements

7:50 p.m. City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven

A. Highway Committee meeting

B. Project updates

8 p.m. Community Development Director Mike Weber

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

8:10 p.m. City administrator’s items of business

8:15 p.m. Old and other business

8:20 p.m. Adjournment

Note: The Alexandria City Council will convene a special City Council Meeting at 5 p.m. to discuss the following items: 2021 preliminary budget and tax levy, COVID-19 response, and splashpad update. The Mayor and City Council may participate in the special meeting remotely via telephone or video. Members of the public may participate by using the following link: If prompted, the meeting ID is 882 2620 4493 and the password is 395749. Members of the public may also participate by phone by calling 1-312-626-6799.

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

Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Regular Board Meeting

Tuesday, Sept. 15

9 a.m. Call to order, approve agenda, approve draft minutes of Sept. 1 regular meeting – Action

9:05 a.m. Jessica Peterson, Horizon Public Health

1. 2021 Environmental Health Fee schedule – action

9:10 a.m. Dave Rush, Land and Resource director

1. Final plat: Hermitage Hill – action

2. Final plat: Murphys Run Plat Two – action

3. Explanation of One Watershed One Plan process – informational

4. Resolution to adopt and implement the Pomme de Terre River Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan – action

5. Memorandum of agreement for the development of a Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan for the Long Prairie R1iver Watershed – action

6. Appoint board member to Policy Committee for Long Prairie 1W1P process – action

9:30 a.m. Tim Erickson, Public Works director

1. Approve permit for cross country race at Brophy County Park – action

9:35 a.m. Nicole Fernholz, director, Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission

1. CARES Act grant requests – action

10:05 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Char Rosenow, auditor/treasurer

1. Bills – action

2. TIF disclosure – informational

3. CARES Act funds – action

10:20 a.m. Todd Hagen, Ehlers

1. Bond sale – action

10:35 a.m. Board

1. County assessor appointment – action

2. Other upcoming meetings for commissioners? Per diem eligible? Advertising needed? – action

10:40 a.m. Items from the floor


Upcoming meetings

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will be attending the Fair Board/Douglas County Ag Association meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15 in the Harry Bemo Building at Douglas County Fairgrounds, 300 Fairgrounds Road in Alexandria.

Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management

Thursday, Sept. 17

Location: The board will meet via telephone under MN Statute 13D.021. To join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, visit or dial in by phone, +1 (872) 240-3212, Access Code: 402-965-741. To install GoToMeeting, visit

8 a.m. Call to order

Recite the Pledge of Allegiance

  1. Agenda
  2. Review minutes of Aug. 20 meetings
  3. Financial report
  4. Plant operations report
  5. Landfill operations report
  6. MRF operations report
  7. Plant maintenance report
  8. SCORE programs
  9. Bills
  10. Other business: a) Capital project review; b) Resolution No. 10, 2020 Market Price Declaration

This agenda is as of Sept. 9 and is subject to change.