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

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Alexandria City Council
Regular Meeting
Monday, Nov. 28

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 Nov. 14 City Council meeting, for the Nov. 14 special meeting, and for the Nov. 14 Board of Canvass.

7:05 p.m. 2023 license renewals

7:15 p.m. Public hearing – 2023 on-sale and Sunday liquor license renewals


7:20 p.m. Advertising agreement with AYBA (Knute Nelson Memorial Park Scoreboard)

7:25 p.m. Josh Waldorf, ALP Utilities

A. Request to call for construction bids for the 2023 Distribution Improvement Project

7:30 p.m. Joe Korkowski, executive director

A. Explore Alexandria tourism annual report

7:45 p.m. Jane Blade, finance director

A. Request for proposals – Financing for Alexandria Fire Department rescue truck

7:50 p.m. Maureen Miller, IT support specialist


A. City Hall server room HVAC system upgrade

B. Alexandria Fire Department access/camera system

7:55 p.m. Resolutions and ordinances

A. Resolution designating polling places in the City of Alexandria

B. Second reading: Amendment to Section 9.53 of the Alexandria City Code

8:00 p.m. City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven

A. Nokomis Street engineering agreement

B. Resolution of support – Minnesota State Active Transportation Infrastructure Program Grant


8:05 p.m. Community Development Director Mike Weber

A. Planning Commission items

8:30 p.m. City attorney’s items of business

8:35 pm City administrator’s items of business

8:40 p.m. Old and other business

8:45 p.m. Adjournment

Note: The Alexandria City Council will convene a special city council meeting at 5 p.m. to discuss the following items: Municipal State Aid update, information technology report, 2023 budget, Runestone Community Center expansion

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, please go to our website, and click on the meeting date to display the link.

The above items are scheduled as of Wednesday, Nov. 22, and are subject to change.

Douglas County Board of Commissioners
Regular Meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 1
Location: Douglas County Administration Building Board Room, 821 Cedar St., Alexandria

5 p.m. Call to order, approve agenda, approve minutes of Nov. 15 regular meeting

5:02 p.m. Becky Albright, Library Board chair

  1. Library Board appointments – informational

5:07 p.m. Laurie Bonds, Community Human Services director

  1. Approve contracts for 2023 – action

5:12 p.m. Jill Frisell, finance director

  1. Bills – action
  2. CLA audit engagement for 2022 audit – action
  3. Permission to fill temporary full-time position or temp agency hire – action

5:22 p.m. Board

  1. Per diems – action

5:27 p.m. Items from the floor – 3 minutes


Upcoming meetings
Douglas County Board of Commissioners will attend the Public Works fall planning meeting in the Public Works meeting room, 526 Willow Drive in, Alexandria, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13.

This agenda is as of Nov. 22 and is subject to change.

Douglas County Board of Commissioners
Budget Hearing
Thursday, Dec. 1, 6:30 pm

Douglas County Boardroom, 821 Cedar St. in Alexandria

6:30 p.m. Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance
6:31 p.m. Vicki Doehling, auditor/treasurer

  1. Rules of the meeting
  2. Citizen introductions
  3. 13 Reasons Your Property Taxes Might Go Up
  4. How Changes Affect Property Taxes

6:40 p.m. Jill Frisell, finance director

  1. 2023 Budget and levy presentation

6:50 p.m. Public comment


  1. Resolution setting county attorney 2023 budget – action
  2. Resolution setting auditor/treasurer 2023 budget – action
  3. Resolution setting county recorder 2023 budget – action
  4. Resolution setting sheriff 2023 budget – action
  5. Adopt 2023 levy – action
  6. Adopt 2023 budget – action

Minn. Stat. 388.18 County Attorney
Minn. Stat. 387.20 County Sheriffs
Minn. Stat. 385.373 County Recorders
Minn. Stat. 384.151 County Auditors
Minn. Stat 385.373 County Treasurers

For questions concerning individual property taxes, contact the County Assessor’s department at 320‐762‐3884 or stop by during normal business hours (Monday‐Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at 305 8th Ave. W., 2nd Floor, in Alexandria.

This agenda is as of Nov. 22 and is subject to change.

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