Monday, April 15, 2024

Belgrade city council meeting agenda for April 15


The Belgrade city council meets tonight, Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m.; the meeting agenda is posted below.

1. Snow parking tickets appeal.
2. City of Belgrade prosecution contract update; with Stearns County Attorney Janelle Kendall.
3. CDS 2023 audit presentation.
4. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency recognition award for operational excellence.
5. Belgrade-Brooten police board meets next on Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. in Belgrade.
6. Fire Department report; including summer parades.
7. Public Works report: 2023 Local Road Improvement Program grant update, spring clean-up is April 29 through Friday morning, May 3, hydrant flushing is May 6 to May 9, Rath Farms letter to extend contract to December 2029.
8. Zoning reports: including land use for 1060 Washburn Avenue.
9. Economic Development Authority Committee update.
10. City buildings discussion, including the museum and library.
11. Upcoming meetings: special closed meeting on Wednesday, April 17; township fire meeting on Wednesday, May 10 at 7 p.m. at the Belgrade fire hall, and regular council meeting on Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Brooten Community Church Easter Sunday sermon (VIDEO)


Pastor Rick Krasky provided the Easter Sunday sermon at the Brooten Community Church. A video with his sermon plus other songs is posted below.

Easter Sunday at the Brooten Community Church:


Additional Easter weekend coverage was published in the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.

Brooten City Council agenda for April 8


The Brooten city council will meet in regular session on Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at the meeting chambers. The agenda is lengthy and is posted below.

  7:00   Janelle Kendall, Stearns Co Attorney - prosecution report

  7:15   Approve Submittal of Grant from West Central MN EMS Corp. 50/50 up to $400.00 - Submit Purchase of Trauma Backpacks - $916.08

  7:30   Approve 2024 Township Fire Contracts – Lake Johanna and Colfax

  7:45   Waive Waiting Period Gambling Permit for the Prairie View Community Golf Raffle on September 7, 2024 – Prairie View Community Golf Course

  8:00   Quotes for Cleaning AD Building

  8:15   Approval of March Minutes

  8:30   Approval of Bills - Brooten Auto           

  8:45   Approval of Interim Bills

  9:00   Approve Transfer of $12,620.62 from FD Capital Fund and $25,000.00 from 4M Fund to General Fund Checking

  9:15  Kern Nelson – Approval of PERA Request for a Cost Analysis to Join Statewide Volunteer Firefighter Plan: Lump-Sum Division

  9:30   Offer of Building for City Hall and Community Center 

  9:45   Seasonal Help - mowing applicant     

 10:00   Other

Friday, March 22, 2024

Brooten city council agenda for March 25


The Brooten city council will meet in regular session on Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at city hall.

 7:00   Economic Development Loan Application – Kelly, Jackie and Darin Winter dba Lucky Shots Bowling Alley

  7:15   Review/Approve Airport Capital Improvement Projects for Grant Submission

  7:30   Approve 2024 Township Fire Contracts – Bangor, Crow Lake and North Fork

  7:45   Health Card Discussion

  8:00   Approve Pay for Election Judges and Submit for Reimbursement

  8:15   Other

Monday, March 18, 2024

Belgrade city council meeting on March 18


The Belgrade city council meets in regular session on Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m. at the municipal hall chambers. The meeting agenda follows below.

1. Great River Regional Library - report by library services coordinator Kateri Gruber.
2. Police board report, next meeting is Tuesday, March 19.
3. Fire department report with Fire Relief secretary Tony Nemmers.
4. Public Works report: street repair and maintenance quotes.
5. Zoning: (A.) Right-of-way permit from Pearce Services on behalf of Frontier Communications to install fiber cable by plowing a line from County Road 197 to 620 Parkway Drive; (B.) Right-of-way permit for Dooley's Natural Gas to install a line to 620 Parkway Drive; (C.) two land use permits at 512 Washburn Avenue and 312 Washburn Avenue;
6. Economic Development Authority report.
7. August Fest committee request.
8. Belgrade Nursing Home report.
9. City clerk wage.
10. Next meeting: April 15, 2024.
11. Citizen complaint.

Friday, March 8, 2024

Brooten city council meeting on March 11


The Brooten city council will meet in regular session on Monday, March 11 starting at 7 p.m. at the city hall meeting chambers. The meeting is open to the public, and the agenda is posted below.

 7:00  Juli Bohmer – Donation from John O. Bohmer

  7:15   Kern Nelson – Fire Department Relief Association Retirement – PERA

  7:30   Mark Torkeson –  Bylaw Changes, New Firefighter’s Gear, Incentive for            Completing Fire Training

  7:45   Review Proposed Variance from Pope County Land & Resource Management
                    RE:  Road Setback – Tim Heinze – Parcel #11-0180-600 Bangor Township

  8:00    Update on Silversmith Questions from Last Meeting

  8:15   MN DOT Discussion on Speed Limit Signs West HWY 55

  8:30   Approval of February Minutes

  8:45   Approval of Bills - Brooten Auto   

  9:00   Approval of Interim Bills                     

  9:15   Other

Monday, February 26, 2024

Brooten city council agenda for February 26


The Brooten city council will meet in regular session on Monday, February 26 at 7 p.m. at the city hall meeting room. The agenda is posted below.

7:00   Tony Nemmers with the Belgrade Fire Department – waive waiting period for cash raffle for B-B-E area fire departments golf tournament at Prairie View Community Golf Course on June 8, 2024.

  7:15   Brady Panitzke, Bollig – Presentation of Silversmith Data

  7:30   Mark Torkelson – New Hire

  7:45   Air Patching Quotes – Astech and Fahrner

  8:00   Snow Hauler – Repair Cost/Replace

  8:15   Health Card and CDL – Safety Sensitive Positions

  8:30   Economic Development Loan – Check for Josh Koetter for $25,000 – Closing on March 4 with The Local Pantry

  8:45   Other