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What's coming up for the Alexandria City Council, Douglas County Commission, and Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management

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Alexandria City Council
Regular Meeting
Monday, Feb. 13

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, public comment, approve agenda. Consent agenda: Approve minutes for Jan. 23 City Council meeting and Jan. 23 City Council special meeting, and approve January bills

7:10 p.m. Special event permit
A. Art Mart
B. Red Willow Arts Coalition Summer Concert Series
C. Lasting Imprint Congenital Heart Walk
D. Alexandria Technical and Community College Commencement

7:15 p.m. Request to dedicate Alexandria Post Office to T.A. “Dad” Erickson


7:20 p.m. Kreg Anderson, airport manager
A. Authorization to purchase sweeper for the Alexandria Airport

7:25 p.m. Nicole Fernholz, Alexandria Economic Development Commission executive director

A. Authorization to issue note for Enterprise-JHS, LLC Tax Increment Financing District No. 50

7:30 p.m. Runestone Community Center expansion – Memorandum of understanding for naming rights

7:35 p.m. Resolution granting Spectrum Mid-America a cable services franchise extension

7:40 p.m. City Engineer Tim Schoonhoven
A. Authorize advertisement for bids – 2023 local street improvements
B. MNDOT cooperative agreement – TH 29 sidewalk extension (34th to 44th Avenue)
C. Municipal State Aid advance resolution

7:50 p.m. Community Development Director Mike Weber
A. Legislative Committee recommendation – Ordinance relating to keeping of chickens

7:55 p.m. City attorney’s items of business
A. Abatement order – 1611 6th Ave. E., Lot F-3


8:05 p.m. City administrator’s items of business
A. Appointment to Douglas County Water Quality Legacy Fund Committee

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 4:30 p.m. to discuss the following items: Enhance Alexandria Grant, Runestone Community Center expansion, tax increment financing project review (Massman and Enterprise-JHS), open meeting law review, project management process

The above items are scheduled as of Wednesday, Feb. 8, and are subject to change.

Douglas County Board of Commissioners
Regular Meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 15

Location: Douglas County Administration Building Board Room, 821 Cedar St., Alexandria

9 a.m. Call to order, approve agenda, approve minutes of Jan. 17 regular meeting


9:02 a.m. Public hearing to suspend or revoke Virkus Properties LLC conditional use permit

9:32 a.m. Dave Rush, Land and Resource Management director

  1. Decision to suspend or revoke Virkus Properties conditional use permit – action
  2. Licenses – action
  3. Reduction to financial assurance for Pilgrim Point Shores Development – action
  4. Revised agreement for Long Prairie River Watershed Plan implementation – action
  5. Final plat – Douglas County Plat 3 {30-0040-660 and 30-0040-655} – action
  6. Permission to fill full-time LRM lead secretary vacancy – action

9:47 a.m. Chuck Wencl, program director, Red Willow Arts Coalition

  1. Courthouse property use permit – action

9:52 a.m. Heather Schlangen, county coordinator

  1. West Central Ag-Air Inc. tent caterpillar aerial spray – action
  2. Permission to fill full-time deputy recorder vacancy – action

9:57 a.m. Troy Wolbersen, sheriff

  1. Resolution – Accept Golden K Kiwanis Club donation for DARE program – action

10 a.m. Break

10 a.m. Rod Naab, facilities director

  1. Generator replacement – action

10:05 a.m. Brent Birkeland, IT director


  1. Permission to fill full-time systems support technician vacancy – action

10:10 a.m. Susan Crotteau, License Bureau director

  1. Permission to fill full-time license bureau clerk vacancy – action

10:15 a.m. Shelli-Kae Foster, executive director, Alexandria Senior Center

  1. Research results from Facility Advisory Committee and future vision of the center – informational

10:35 a.m. Laurie Bonds, Community Human Services director

  1. Approve contracts for 2023 – action: a. Lakeland Mental Health Center – CTSS; b. Developmental Achievement Center; c. Lutheran Social Service Addendum – CIBS
  2. Alexandria Housing, LLC – informational only

10:47 a.m. Tim Erickson, Public Works director-county engineer

  1. Approve advertising for bids: SAP 021-603-037, etc. (2023 paving projects) – action
  2. Approve advertising for bids: SAP 021-608-19 (CSAH 8 grading) – action
  3. Approve 2023 sign materials quote – action

10:52 a.m. Julie Anderson, Emergency Management director/public information officer

  1. Resolution approving Douglas County Hazard Mitigation Plan – action

11:02 a.m. Break

11:07 a.m. Vicki Doehling, auditor-treasurer

  1. Resolution - Gambling permit - MN Sheriff’s Association – action
  2. Resolution – Gambling permit – United Way of Douglas & Pope Counties – action
  3. Requesting preapproval of 2023 liquor and beer license renewals – action
  4. Request to fill deputy auditor-treasurer/account clerk vacancy – action

11:13 a.m. Jill Frisell, finance director


  1. Bills – action
  2. Request carryover of 2022 funds – Land and Resources – action
  3. Request Carryover of 2022 funds – Emergency Management – action

11:19 a.m. Board

  1. Per diems – action
  2. Library Board appointment – action
  3. Agenda items for joint city/county meeting on March 7 – action
  4. Closed session: The meeting will be closed as permitted by Minnesota Statutes Section13D.05, Subd 3(c) to discuss offer relating to the county’s possible purchase of Tax Description: E2NE4NW4 LYING N OF 'HILLTOP'; W2NW4NE4 EX S 323.4' THEREOF. AC 32.23 (PT OF FAIRGROUNDS), Lot-Block: 0~0, GIS Acres: 32.011475, Acres Under Water: 2.261807, Acres Under Right of Way: 0.000000, Plat Name/Description: Section-Twp-Range: 24-128-38"

11:34 a.m. Items from the floor – three minutes

These items are as of Feb. 8 and are subject to change.

Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management
Thursday, Feb. 16

Location: 2115 Jefferson St., Alexandria

8 a.m.

  1. Call to order
  2. Recite the Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Approve agenda
  4. Approve minutes of Jan. 19 meeting
  5. Financial reports
  6. WTE plant operations reports
  7. Landfill operations reports
  8. MRF operations reports
  9. Plant maintenance updates
  10. SCORE program updates
  11. Bills
  12. Other business: a. Capital projects, b. Resolution No. 3: Adopt solid waste plan; c. Organics hauling agreement; d. Environmental Center hours; e. Tri-County joint session; f. Meeting adjustments and year-end bill pay meeting

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This agenda is as of Feb. 8 and is subject to change.

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