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What's coming up for the Alexandria Planning Commission, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management

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Alexandria Planning Commission
Alexandria City Hall
7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15

Please note that the members of the Planning Commission may participate remotely via telephone or video. Members of the public also have the right to participate in the meeting by electronic means. To participate remotely via video, click here . The meeting ID is 891 0305 8102 and the passcode is 500735.

  1. 7 p.m. Public hearing – Jay Paulson doing business as Highpoint Homes – Conditional use permit and variance permit. The applicant is requesting to allow the re-plat and development of a single-family housing project consisting of 30 single-unit detached townhouses and a variance from the impervious surface limits for the fourth tier of the development. The proposed development is an association type which provides amenities including lawn and snow care and garbage pickup. A public street (Snowbird Lane) and sidewalk are included. The property is in Burgen Sunrise Third Addition on both sides of the to-be built portion of Snowbird Lane. The property is in an R-1 single family residential zoning district.
  2. 7:20 p.m. Public hearing – The Massman Companies – Exception to platting. The applicant is requesting to allow a one-time split of unplatted property located in a B-1 general business zoning district. The property is in the southwest corner of 2233 34th Ave. W. on the northwest corner of Nevada Street and 34th Avenue and County Road 46 West.
  3. 7:30 p.m. Public hearing – Diane Ricks – Street vacation. The applicant is requesting to allow the vacation of a platted but unbuilt portion of Fourth Avenue lying between Spruce Street and Temple Street. The property is in an R-3 medium density residential zoning district.
  4. 7:40 p.m. Public hearing – City of Alexandria – Zoning text amendment. The application is to consider a proposed amendment to Section 10.06, Subd. 2 with the addition of a new Subd. 2.E to read “Licensed intermediate health care for people with developmental disabilities providing health or rehabilitative services for people who require active treatment for developmental disabilities and serving up to eight (8) such persons. This provision expires on July 1, 2023 unless extended by the act of the State.”
  5. 7:50 p.m. Public hearing – VIE Church – Conditional use permit. The applicant is requesting to allow the construction of a new worship facility seating approximately 600 persons along with parking areas and other accessory uses, located in an R-1 single family residential zoning district. The property is between CSA Highway 46 and the existing VIE Church which is at 3020 Rosewood Lane SE.

Old and other business

Douglas County Board of Commissioners
Regular Meeting
Tuesday, Aug. 16
Location: Douglas County Administration Building Board Room, 821 Cedar St., Alexandria

9 a.m. Call to order, approve agenda, approve minutes of Aug. 2 regular meeting

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9:02 a.m. Daryl Johnson, CBD Center Alexandria

  1. THC Delta 9 – informational

9:12 a.m. Jacob Turner, Veteran Service officer

  1. Conference Room 7 – action

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

  1. Final plat – Cowdry Beach – action

9:24 a.m. Tim Erickson, Public Works director and county engineer

  1. Approve engineering proposal: Geotechnical evaluation of CSA Highway 14 – action
  2. Approval to sell pickup – action
  3. Approve change order: Central fueling compliance repairs – action
  4. Award Central Lakes Trail crack filling bid – action
  5. County Ditch 6 drainage request – informational

9:49 a.m. Julie Anderson, Emergency Management/Public Information officer

  1. May Storms update 4 –informational

9:59 a.m. Vicki Doehling, auditor-treasurer

  1. Resolutions – Gambling permits – action
  2. Resolution – Secretary of State recount agreements – action
  3. Annual TIF disclosure reporting – Evansville City – informational

10:02 a.m. Break

10:08 a.m. Jill Frisell, Finance director

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  1. Bills – action

10:10 a.m. Board

  1. Internal requests:
    — Resolution – Set 2023 commissioner salary and per diem – action
    — Resolution – Set 2023 county attorney salary – action
    — Resolution – Set 2023 auditor/treasurer salary – action
    — Resolution – Set 2023 county recorder salary – action
    — Resolution – Set 2023 sheriff salary – action
    — Set 2023 mileage rate – action
    — 2023 new positions/eliminations and valuations – action
    — Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust reimbursement – $169,420 – informational
    — Increase life insurance to $40,000 – action

10:20 a.m. Tara Bitzan, executive director, Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

  1. 2023 appropriations request – informational

10:30 a.m. Wendy Hyatt, executive director, Central Minnesota Elder Network

  1. 2023 appropriations request – informational

10:40 a.m. Brad Brejcha, vice president, Douglas County Fair Board

  1. 2023 appropriations request – informational

10:50 a.m. Brittany Johnson, director of operations, Douglas County Historical Society

  1. 2023 appropriations request – informational

11 a.m. Steve Henry, chairman, Douglas County Water Quality Legacy Fund

  1. 2023 appropriations request – informational

11:10 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. Jerry Haggenmiller, district coordinator, Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District

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  1. 2023 appropriations request – informational

11:25 a.m. Christin Klimek, executive director, Lakes Area Humane Society

  1. 2023 appropriations request – informational

11:35 a.m. Rebecca Lynn Petersen and Jill Amundson, West Central Initiative

  1. 2023 appropriations request – informational

11:45 a.m. Nicole Fernholz, director, Alexandria Economic Development Commission

  1. 2023 appropriations request – informational

11:55 a.m. Angela Jacobson, city clerk/treasurer, City of Osakis Economic Development Authority

  1. 2023 appropriations request – informational

12:05 p.m. Amanda Seim, director, Runestone Museum

  1. 2023 appropriations request – informational

12:15 p.m. Break

12:25 p.m. Missy Becker-Cook, Kelli Minnerath, Heather Molesworth, West Central Minnesota Communities Action

  1. 2023 appropriations request – informational

12:35 p.m. Erin Smith, director, Viking Library System

  1. 2023 appropriations request – informational

12:45 p.m. Micayla Lakey, Pomme de Terre River Association

  1. 2023 appropriations request – informational

12:55 p.m. Brenda Britten, Director, Rainbow Rider

  1. 2023 appropriations request – informational

1:05 p.m. Shelli-Kae Foster, director, Alexandria Senior Center

  1. 2023 appropriations request – informational

1:15 p.m. Board

  1. Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce appropriations request – action
  2. Central Minnesota Elder Network appropriations request – action
  3. Douglas County Fair Board appropriations request – action
  4. Douglas County Historical Society appropriations request – action
  5. Douglas County Water Quality Legacy Fund appropriations request – action
  6. Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District appropriations request – action
  7. Lakes Area Humane Society appropriations request – action
  8. West Central Initiative appropriations request – action
  9. Alexandria Economic Development Commission appropriations request – action
  10. City of Osakis EDA appropriations request – action
  11. Runestone Museum appropriations request – action
  12. West Central MN Communities Action appropriations request – action
  13. Viking Library System appropriations request – action
  14. Pomme de Terre River Association appropriations request – action
  15. Chippewa Watershed appropriations request – action
  16. Rainbow Rider appropriations request – action
  17. Alexandria Senior Center appropriations request – action
  18. Glacial Ridge Trail appropriations request – action

1:40 p.m. Items from the floor

Adjourn

This agenda is as of Aug. 10 and is subject to change.

Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management
Thursday, Aug. 18
Location: 2115 Jefferson St., Alexandria

7 a.m.

  1. Call to order
  2. Recite the Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Approve Aug. 18 agenda
  4. Approve minutes of July 21 meetings
  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. Ag plastics program

This agenda is as of Aug. 10 and is subject to change.

To join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84864134363?pwd=TWpDa1RObnVRYTVhTnF5K091dGhFZz09 . To join by phone, call 312-626-6799 and enter Meeting ID 848 6413 4363 and Access Code 444986.

Upcoming meetings

The Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management Joint Powers Board will attend the following meeting to discuss issues of interest and/or concerns of Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management:

  • The Tri-County Solid Waste meeting at 665 Franklin Ave. NE in St. Cloud, Minnesota, at 11 a.m. Aug. 18.
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