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Alexandria City Council
Regular Meeting

Monday, Nov. 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. Consent agenda: Approve minutes for Oct. 24 city council meeting, approve minutes for Oct. 24 special city council meeting, approve October bills

7:05 p.m. Fire Chief Jeff Karrow
A. Authorization to purchase an E-draulics equipment package


7:10 p.m. Kreg Anderson, airport manager
A. Amendment to MNDOT hangar financing and repayment agreement

7:15 p.m. Karin Tank, HR director/assistant city administrator
A. Authorize distribution of request for proposals for classification and compensation study and organizational study
B. Resolution updating classification and compensation plan and administrative pay policy

7:20 p.m. Nicole Fernholz, Economic Development Commission executive director
A. Resolution authorizing execution and delivery of third amendment to the contract for private redevelopment by and between the Alexandria Economic Development Authority and Goodneighbor Properties, LLC.

7:25 p.m. Knute Nelson Memorial Park scoreboard agreement (Alexandria Youth Baseball Association)

7:30 p.m. Resolutions and ordinances
A. Amendment to Section 9.53 of the Alexandria City Code (Flags)
B. Resolution approving Minnesota Special Local Law Chapter 86, Article 2, Section 7, City of Alexandria: On-sale liquor license

7:35 p.m. Tim Schoonhoven, city engineer
A. Engineering agreement – 2023 Local Street Improvements Project

7:40 p.m. Community Development Director Mike Weber
A. Advertising agreement to install benches (Steve Crane)

7:45 p.m. City attorney’s items of business
A. Abatement order – 1611 6th Ave. E., Lot A4


7:50 p.m. City administrator’s items of business

7:55 p.m. Old and other business

8 p.m. Adjournment

Note: The Alexandria City Council will convene a special city council meeting at 4:30 p.m. to discuss the following items: city administrator performance evaluation, Runestone Community Center expansion, Personnel Committee update
Note: The Alexandria City Council will convene as the Board of Canvass at 6:30 p.m. to canvass the city General Election results from Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Special note: 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 go to our website, and click on the meeting date to display the link.

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

Douglas County Board of Commissioners
Regular Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 15
Location: Douglas County Administration Building Board Room, 821 Cedar St., Alexandria

9 a.m. Call to order, approve agenda, approve minutes of Nov. 1 regular meeting


9:02 a.m. Chad Larson, county attorney

  1. Minnesota County Attorney Practice System contract approval — action

9:04 a.m. Laurie Bonds, Community Human Services director

  1. Approve Contracts for 2023 — action

9:09 a.m. Les Gruwell, Minnesota Department of Corrections district supervisor

  1. Request to fill vacancy for administrative assistant, Adult Corrections — action

9:14 a.m. Tim Erickson, Public Works director-county engineer

  1. Approve purchase of loader — action

9:19 a.m. Dave Rush, Land and Resource Management director

  1. Final Plat – Val Halla Villa — action
  2. Preliminary plat – Bertrand 1st Addition — action
  3. Approve Long Prairie River 1W1P and Memorandum of Agreement for implementation — action

9:34 a.m. Jill Frisell, finance director

  1. Bills — action
  2. Transfer of funds — action

9:39 a.m. Items from the floor — 3 minutes


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

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