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									                                        CITY OF BLAINE
                                   ANOKA COUNTY, MINNESOTA

                                CITY COUNCIL MEETING NO. 11-05
                                    Thursday, January 20, 2011
                                                                                                7:30 P.M.
                                                                                        Council Chambers
                                                                                 10801 Town Square Drive
1.    CALL TO ORDER BY THE MAYOR

2.    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

3.    ROLL CALL

4.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES
      - Workshop Meeting – January 6, 2011
      - Regular Meeting – January 6, 2011

5.    AWARDS - PRESENTATIONS - ORGANIZATIONAL BUSINESS

6.    COMMUNICATIONS

7.    OPEN FORUM FOR CITIZEN INPUT - Open Forum is an opportunity for citizens to present an
      issue or concern to City Council. There is a maximum of fifteen minutes set aside for open forum.
      Each presentation should be limited to no more than three minutes. If your item needs follow-up from
      the City, staff will arrange for that follow-up and will contact you to let you know what is being done.
      Thank you for coming this evening.

8.    ADOPTION OF AGENDA

9.    8:00 P.M. - PUBLIC HEARINGS AND ITEMS SET FOR A CERTAIN TIME

10.   APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA: All items listed under the "Consent Agenda" are
      considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no
      separate discussion of these items unless a Councilmember or citizen so requests, in which event the
      item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered in its normal sequence on the agenda.

      10.1   Schedule of Bills Paid

      10.2   Authorizing payment in the amount of $25,420.00 to the North Metro I-35W Corridor
             Coalition, for 2011 annual membership dues.- Clark Arneson, City Manager

      10.3   Authorizing payment in the amount of $27,290.00, to the North Metro Mayors Association, for
             2011 annual membership dues. – Clark Arneson, City Manager

      10.4   Approve two Temporary On-sale 3.2% Malt Beverage License for the National Sports Center
             for a community fundraiser, Twin’s Fest, to be held January 28, 29 and 30th at the Schwan
             Event Center and Sports Hall, 1700 105th Avenue NE, one for each location. – Jane Cross,
             City Clerk
Council Agenda – January 20, 2011                                                              Page 2

      10.5   Approve an Amusement Device License for Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon, 10950 Club West
             Pkwy, Suite 101, Blaine. – Jane Cross, City Clerk

11.   DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS

12.   ADMINISTRATION

      12.1   Approval of Classification and Sale of a Tax Forfeit Property within the City of Blaine – Jane
             Cross, City Clerk

      12.2   Resolution No. 11-06, Receive Feasibility Report and Order Public Hearing for Reconstruction
             of the Jefferson Street NE/87th Lane NE Area, Improvement Project No. 10-10 – Jean M.
             Keely, City Engineer

      12.3   Resolution No. 11-07, Receive Feasibility Report and Order Public Hearing for the Recon-
             struction of Cloud Drive NE/119th Avenue NE from TH 65 to London Street NE, Improvement
             Project No. 10-11 – Jean M. Keely, City Engineer

      12.4   Resolution No. 11-10, Receive Feasibility Report and Order Public Hearing for the 2011
             Pavement Management Program – Overlay, Improvement Project No. 11-01 – Jean M. Keely,
             City Engineer

      12.5   Approving a Proposal for the Design of Electric Panel Replacement and Updating Panel
             Circuitry for Athletic Fields at the Baseball Complex in the amount of $5,400 from SRF
             Consulting Group –Jim Kappelhoff, Park and Recreation Director

      12.6   Appointments to Senior Citizen Advisory Council for 2011-2012 –Jane Cross, City Clerk

      12.7   Ratification of Local 340 (Police Sergeants) 2010 Union Contract – Terry Dussault, Human
             Resources Director

      12.8   First Reading – Ordinance No. 11-2220, Amending Chapter 22, Article II, Pawnbrokers, of the
             Municipal Code of the City of Blaine. – Chris Olson, Safety Services Manager/Police Chief

13.   OTHER BUSINESS

14.   ADJOURNMENT
                                              UNAPPROVED

                                          CITY OF BLAINE
                                    ANOKA COUNTY, MINNESOTA
                                            WORKSHOP
                                  CITY COUNCIL MEETING NO. 11-01
                                       Thursday, January 6, 2011

                                                                                                   6:30 P.M.
                                                                                      Cloverleaf Farm Room
                                                                                   10801 Town Square Drive

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Ryan at 6:30 p.m.

PRESENT: Councilmembers Bourke, Clark, Herbst, Hovland, Kolb, Swanson, and Mayor Ryan.

ABSENT: None.

Quorum Present.

ALSO PRESENT: Clark Arneson, City Manager; Bryan Schafer, Community Development Director; Bob
Therres, Public Services Manager; Chris Olson, Public Safety Manager/Police Chief; Joe Huss, Finance
Director; Roark Haver, Communications Technician; Patrick Sweeney, City Attorney; Jane M. Cross, City
Clerk; and Recording Secretary Kathy Altman.

Home Safety Survey

Becky Booker and Connie Forster from the Fire Department presented the benefits of the home safety
survey.

Kwik Trip – 85th Avenue Access Discussion

Community Development Director Schafer presented the Kwik Trip plan. He noted there were some
problems with the site that still needed to be worked out.

Councilmember Kolb recommended the Council meet with Spring Lake Park Council to discuss this area.

Councilmember Clark requested more discussion on the service road and what is the definition of a gateway
project.

Councilmember Swanson requested staff find out the purchase price of the property.

Council consensus was to request a joint meeting with Spring Lake Park and for staff to figure out what it
would cost the City to purchase the parcel.

Blaine Public Safety Association

Jane Daniels and Cathy Weinbeck with the Blaine Public Safety Association stated they would like to do a
pet walk on April 30th at The Lakes Park to raise funds for the Police and Fire Department and for the next
K-9 officer. They asked if the association should obtain insurance coverage in the event someone got hurt
during the event.
Minutes of the Workshop Meeting of January 6, 2011                                           Page 2

Councilmember Herbst requested staff research the liability issues.

Council consensus was that the walk for April 30, 2011 at The Lakes Park could take place.

Set Interview Date of Boards/Commissions

The Council chose Thursday, January 27 for Board/Commissioner interviews.

OTHER BUSINESS

The Council chose Saturday, February 12, 2011 for the City Council retreat.

The workshop was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.



                                                            Tom Ryan, Mayor
ATTEST:



Jane M. Cross, CMC, City Clerk
Submitted by TimeSaver Off-site Secretarial Service
                                           UNAPPROVED

                                       CITY OF BLAINE
                                  ANOKA COUNTY, MINNESOTA

                                CITY COUNCIL MEETING NO. 11-02
                                     Thursday, January 6, 2011
                                                                                            7:30 P.M.
                                                                                    Council Chambers
                                                                             10801 Town Square Drive
CALL TO ORDER BY MAYOR RYAN

The meeting was called to order at 7:36 p.m. by Mayor Ryan followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the
Roll Call.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

ROLL CALL

Councilmembers Bourke, Clark, Herbst, Hovland, Kolb, Swanson, Mayor Ryan, City Manager Clark
Arneson, and City Attorney Thomas Sweeney.

ABSENT: None.

Quorum present.

ALSO PRESENT: Bryan Schafer, Community Development Director; Bob Therres, Public Services
Manager; Chris Olson, Public Safety Manager/Police Chief; Joe Huss, Finance Director; Jim Hafner,
Stormwater Manager; Roark Haver, Communications Technician; Jane M. Cross, City Clerk; and Recording
Secretary Kathy Altman.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Workshop Meeting – December 2, 2010

Regular Meeting – December 2, 2010

Workshop Meeting – December 9, 2010

Special Meeting – December 9, 2010

Workshop Meeting – December 16, 2010

Regular Meeting – December 16, 2010

Action 11-01

Councilmember Herbst requested on the December 16, 2010 Regular meeting, Page 5, last paragraph change
“Councilmember Herbst expressed…” to “Councilmember Hovland expressed…”
Council Minutes of the Meeting of January 6, 2011                                                 Page 2

Moved by Councilmember Kolb, seconded by Councilmember Bourke, that the Minutes of the Workshop
Meeting of December 2, 2010, the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of December 2, 2010, the Minutes of the
Workshop Meeting of December 9, 2010, the Minutes of the Special Meeting of December 9, 2010, the
Minutes of the Workshop Meeting of December 16, 2010, and the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of
December 16, 2010 as amended be approved.

Motion adopted unanimously.

AWARDS - PRESENTATIONS - ORGANIZATIONAL BUSINESS

2010 City Council adjourns Sine Die

Administration of Oaths of Office: District 1 – Councilmember Wes Hovland. District 2 – Councilmember
Dave Clark. District 3 – Councilmember Kathy Kolb

City Attorney Sweeney administered the Oaths of Office to Councilmembers Hovland, Clark, and Kolb.

Appointment of Mayor Pro Tem (Councilmember Swanson 2010)

Mayor Ryan announced the appointment of Councilmember Clark as 2011 Mayor Pro Tem.

Appointment of President and Vice President of Blaine EDA (Mayor Ryan and Councilmember Swanson
Respectively 2010 Appointees)

Mayor Ryan announced the appointment of Mayor Ryan and Councilmember Clark as 2011 President and
Vice President of Blaine EDA.

Designation of Official Newspaper (Blaine-Spring Lake Park Life 2010 Official Newspaper)

Action 11-02 (AI 5.5)

Moved by Councilmember Swanson, seconded by Councilmember Hovland, that “Designation of Official
Newspaper as the Blaine-Spring Lake Park Life 2011 Official Newspaper” be approved.

Motion adopted unanimously.

Designation of Various Financial Institutions as Depositories for City Funds for 2011

Action 11-03 (AI 5.6)

Moved by Councilmember Herbst, seconded by Councilmember Bourke, that “Designation of Various
Financial Institutions as Depositories for City Funds for 2011; 21st Century Bank, Village Bank, and US
Bank” be approved.

Motion adopted unanimously.

City Council Boards/Commissions Liaisons for 2011
A.     Senior Citizen Advisory Council (Mayor Ryan and Councilmember Swanson 2010 Liaisons)
B.     Natural Resource Conservation Board (Councilmembers Clark, Kolb, Swanson 2010 Liaisons)
Council Minutes of the Meeting of January 6, 2011                                             Page 3

C.      Special Board of Review – 1 per Council District (Councilmembers Hovland, Clark, Kolb 2010
        Liaison)

Mayor Ryan announced the following appointments:
  A. Senior Citizen Advisory Council: Mayor Ryan and Councilmember Swanson 2011 Liaisons
  B. Natural Resource Conservation Board: Councilmembers Clark, Kolb, Swanson 2011 Liaisons
  C. Special Board of Review – 1 per Council District: Councilmembers Swanson, Bourke, and Herbst
      2011 Liaisons

Appointments of Liaisons to Watershed Boards
A.    Coon Creek (Councilmember Hovland 2010 Liaison)
B.    Rice Creek (Councilmember Herbst 2010 Liaison)
C.    Six Cities (Councilmembers Bourke and Hovland 2010 Liaisons)

Mayor Ryan announced the following appointments:
  A. Coon Creek: Councilmember Hovland 2011 Liaison
  B. Rice Creek: Councilmember Herbst 2011 Liaison
  C. Six Cities: Councilmembers Bourke and Hovland 2011 Liaisons

Appointment of Liaison to Anoka County Joint Law Enforcement Council (Mayor Ryan, Chief Olson 2011
Liaisons)

Mayor Ryan announced the following appointments: Mayor Ryan, Chief Olson 2011 Liaisons.

Appointment of Liaison to Anoka County Board of Commissioners (Councilmembers Herbst, Bourke,
Hovland 2010 Liaisons)

Mayor Ryan announced the following appointments: Councilmembers Herbst, Bourke, Hovland 2011
Liaisons.

Appointment of Liaison to Anoka County – Blaine Airport Advisory Committee (Mayor Ryan and City
Manager Clark Arneson 2010 Liaisons)

Mayor Ryan announced the following appointments: Mayor Ryan and City Manager Clark Arneson 2011
Liaisons.

Fogerty Arena Board of Directors (Councilmember Clark 2010 Liaison)

Mayor Ryan announced the following appointment: Councilmember Clark 2011 Liaison.

North Metro Telecommunications Commission (Councilmember Swanson 2010 Liaison)

Mayor Ryan announced the following appointment: Councilmember Swanson 2011 Liaison.

Spring Lake Park Firefighters Relief Association Board of Trustees (Councilmember Swanson 2010 Liaison)

Mayor Ryan announced the following appointment: Councilmember Swanson 2011 Liaison.

35W Corridor Coalition (Councilmember Swanson and City Manager Arneson 2010 Liaisons,
Councilmember Hovland – Alternate)
Council Minutes of the Meeting of January 6, 2011                                                  Page 4


Mayor Ryan announced the following appointments: Councilmember Swanson and City Manager Arneson
2011 Liaisons, Councilmember Hovland – Alternate

Appointment of Member and Alternate to NorthStar Corridor Development Authority (Mayor Ryan and City
Manager Arneson Respectively 2010 Liaisons)

Mayor Ryan announced the following appointments: Mayor Ryan and City Manager Arneson Respectively
2011 Liaisons.

Board of Directors for Twin Cities Gateway Tourism Board (Councilmember Swanson, Andy Schweizer
(Ace Solid Waste), Alternate - Matt Ganglehoff (Super 8) 2011)

Mayor Ryan announced the following appointments: Councilmember Swanson, Matt Ganglehoff, Andy
Schweizer – Alternate.

COMMUNICATIONS

Mayor Ryan noted TwinsFest 2011 was going to be held at National Sports Center this year.

Mayor Ryan congratulated the Noran Surgery Clinic and Minnesota Eye Institute on their grand opening.

OPEN FORUM FOR CITIZEN INPUT

There was none.

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

The agenda was adopted as presented.

DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS

Resolution No. 11-03, Granting a Conditional Use Permit to Operate a Massage Business in an I-1 (Light
Industrial) Zoning District at 3529 88th Avenue NE. Asian Therapeutic Massage. (Case File No. 10-
0047/CLR)

Action 11-04 (AI 11.1)

Moved by Councilmember Kolb, seconded by Councilmember Hovland, that Resolution No. 11-03,
"Granting a Conditional Use Permit to Operate a Massage Business in an I-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning
District at 3529 88th Avenue NE. Asian Therapeutic Massage. (Case File No. 10-0047/CLR)" be approved.

Community Development Director Schafer presented the Conditional Use Permit to operate a massage
business in an I-1 (Light Industrial) zoning district at 3529 88th Avenue NE.

Mayor Ryan requested the licensing of these types of businesses be discussed at the Council retreat or a
future workshop.
Councilmember Clark requested staff to look at issues Blaine or other cities have had with these types of
businesses.
Council Minutes of the Meeting of January 6, 2011                                                Page 5

The owner of the building noted the owner of this business was a professor at Northwestern College and this
was the third business he owned.

Motion adopted unanimously.

8:00 P.M. – PUBLIC HEARINGS AND ITEMS SET FOR A CERTAIN TIME

Public Hearing – Resolution No. 11-02, Approving an Amendment to the Economic Development (TIF)
Project Area

Moved in the agenda to follow agenda item 11.1.

Mayor Ryan opened the public hearing at 8:02 p.m.

Community Development Director Schafer presented the proposed amendment to the Economic
Development Project and Tax Increment Financing project area.

There being no public input, Mayor Ryan closed the public hearing at 8:05 p.m.

Action 11-05 (AI 9.1)

Moved by Councilmember Swanson, seconded by Councilmember Herbst, that Resolution No. 11-02,
“Approving an Amendment to the Economic Development (TIF) Project Area” be approved.

Motion adopted unanimously.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA:

Action 11-06 (AI 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, and 10.5)

Moved by Councilmember Herbst, seconded by Mayor Ryan, that the following be approved:

Schedule of Bills Paid

Second Reading – Ordinance No. 10-2218, Chapter 187, Vacation of Drainage and Utility Easements for
Lots 5 & 6, Block 2, The Sanctuary 9th Addition, Vacation No. V10-04

Authorize Temporary Removal of Parking Restrictions on 103rd Lane NE for Centennial Elementary School
Event on May 25, 2011 (Rain Date: May 26, 2011)

Authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Legistar for the implementation of an automated
agenda system in the amount not-to-exceed $44,000.00

Resolution No. 11-09, Approving a new Premises Permit for Charitable Gambling, Blaine Youth Hockey,
9250 Lincoln Street NE, Blaine, at Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon, 10950 Club West Parkway, #100, Blaine

Motion adopted unanimously.

DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS CONTINUED
Council Minutes of the Meeting of January 6, 2011                                                   Page 6

Resolution No. 11-04, Granting a Conditional Use Permit to Allow for Indoor Live Entertainment in a B-3
(Regional Commercial) Zoning District at 599 Northtown Drive NE (Suite 100). Potbelly Sandwich Works.
(Case File No. 10-0048/CLR)

Action 11-07 (AI 11.2)

Moved by Councilmember Clark, seconded by Councilmember Hovland, that Resolution No. 11-04,
“Granting a Conditional Use Permit to Allow for Indoor Live Entertainment in a B-3 (Regional Commercial)
Zoning District at 599 Northtown Drive NE (Suite 100). Potbelly Sandwich Works. (Case File No. 10-
0048/CLR)” be approved.

Community Development Director Schafer presented the Conditional Use Permit to allow for indoor live
entertainment in a B-2 (Regional Commercial) Zoning District at 599 Northtown Drive NE (Suite 100),
Potbelly Sandwich Works.

Motion adopted unanimously.

First Reading – Ordinance No. 11-2219, Granting a Rezoning of the 2.4 acres at the sites southwest corner
from B-2 (Community Commercial) to B-3 (Regional Commercial). Wal-Mart, 115th Avenue/Highway 65
NE. (Case File No. 10-0045/LSJ)

Action 11-08 (AI 11.3)

Community Development Director Schafer explained the rezoning.

Councilmember Kolb expressed concern regarding the corner of 117th and Ulysses already being a busy
corner as well as the corner of 113th and Ulysses. She believed those corners would need to be watched
closely. She stated the lights were not timed correctly at the 117th intersection which needed to be looked at
also.

Eric Miller, Walmart Civil Engineering Consultant, thanked staff for working with them. He asked Council
if they had any questions.

Carlos Perez, Architect, summarized the services to be included in the store.

Declared by Mayor Ryan that Ordinance No. 11-2219, “Granting a Rezoning of the 2.4 acres at the sites
southwest corner from B-2 (Community Commercial) to B-3 (Regional Commercial). Wal-Mart, 115th
Avenue/Highway 65 NE. (Case File No. 10-0045/LSJ) “ be introduced and placed on file for second reading
at the January 20, 2011 Council meeting.

ADMINISTRATION

Resolution No. 11-01, Mission Statement Affirming Council/Staff Responsibilities

Action 11-09 (AI 12.1)

Moved by Councilmember Herbst, seconded by Councilmember Hovland, that Resolution No. 11-01,
“Mission Statement Affirming Council/Staff Responsibilities” be approved.

Motion adopted unanimously.
Council Minutes of the Meeting of January 6, 2011                                                 Page 7


Authorize City Manager to Enter into Contract with E.G. Rud & Sons, Inc. in the Amount of $29,646.00 for
Surveying Services Relating to Ponds in Accordance with Proposal Dated December 10, 2010

Action 11-10 (AI 12.2)

Moved by Councilmember Swanson, seconded by Councilmember Kolb, that authorize City Manager to
enter into Contract with E.G. Rud & Sons, Inc. in the amount of $29,646.00 for surveying services relating
to ponds in accordance with proposal dated December 10, 2010 be approved.

Stormwater Manager Hafner presented the proposal from E.G. Rud & Sons, Inc. for surveying services to be
completed for the remaining ponds in the city in the amount of $29,646.00.

Councilmember Herbst requested other quotes obtained be listed on staff’s report in the future.

Motion adopted unanimously.

Approve Operating Agreement with Rice Inc. for Worker to Perform Custodial Services for the City of
Blaine for 2011

Action 11-11 (AI 12.3)

Moved by Councilmember Bourke, seconded by Mayor Ryan, that approve Operating Agreement with Rice,
Inc. for worker to perform custodial services for the City of Blaine for 2011 be approved.

Public Services Manager Therres presented the Operating Agreement with Rise, Inc. for custodial services
for the City for 2011.

Motion adopted unanimously.

Resolution No. 11-08, Adopting the 2011 Capital Equipment Fund Budget

Action 11-12 (AI 12.4)

Moved by Councilmember Kolb, seconded by Councilmember Bourke, that Resolution No. 11-08,
“Adopting the 2011 Capital Equipment Fund Budget” be approved.

Finance Director Huss presented the 2011 Capital Equipment Fund Budget.

Motion adopted unanimously.

The Purchase and Installation of In-Car Squad Cameras System for Police Patrol Vehicles
B.    Authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Insight for the purchase, installation, and
      warranty of in-car squad cameras

Action 11-13 (AI 12.5A)
Moved by Councilmember Herbst, seconded by Mayor Ryan, that authorize the City Manager to enter into
an agreement with Insight for the purchase, installation, and warranty of in-car squad cameras be approved.
Council Minutes of the Meeting of January 6, 2011                                                 Page 8

Police Chief/Safety Services Manager Olson summarized the agreement with Insight for the purchase,
installation, and warranty of in-car squad carmeras.

Motion adopted unanimously.

B.       Authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with CyberAdvisors for the purchase,
         installation, and warranty of server, Storage Area Network (SAN), installation and warranty

Action 11-14 (AI 12.5B)

Moved by Mayor Ryan, seconded by Councilmember Swanson, that authorize the City Manager to enter into
an Agreement with CyberAdvisors for the purchase, installation, and warranty of service, Storage Area
Network (SAN), installation and warranty be approved.

Motion adopted unanimously.

Approve Amendment to City Manager’s Employment Contract - Removed prior to Meeting

OTHER BUSINESS

None.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 8:47 p.m. by Mayor Ryan.



                                                      Tom Ryan, Mayor
ATTEST:



Jane M. Cross, CMC, City Clerk
Submitted by TimeSaver Off-site Secretarial Service
                          CITY OF BLAINE
         Approved on 1/20/2011 for payments through 12/30/2010

Vendor Name                      Description                      Amount

3M                               DEC-SIGN SUPPLIES-STREET        2,295.41
4IMPRINT INC                     ITEMS FOR HOME SHOW             1,450.21
ABC SIGN & GRAPHIC INC           CONSERVATION ESMNT SIGNS          583.54
ABM EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY LLC       DEC-EQUIP PARTS-STORM WT          307.29
ADVANCE PUBLIC SAFETY IN         REPLACEMENT PARTS                 151.38
AIR MECHANICAL INC               NOV-MAINT @ HAPPY ACRES           357.00
ANCHOR PAPER COMPANY             COPIER PAPER                      692.18
ANOKA COUNTY                     CUP/VARIANCE RECORDINGS           468.00
ANOKA COUNTY CENTRAL COMMUNICA   VERIZON ACCESS OCT 2010           889.58
ANOKA HENNEPIN SCHOOL DIST 11    COUNTER ACT GRADUATION            105.00
ARNDT/ALICE                      DECEMBER 2010 CLEANING          2,094.75
AUTO-MEDICS TOWING               FORFEITED VEHICLE TOW             760.32
B & F FASTENER SUPPLY            DEC-EQUIPMENT PARTS-PW             52.63
BACKES/KENT                      DEC-REIMBURSE-WORK BOOTS          213.84
BARTHEL/LINDA                    UNIFORMS                          203.40
BATTERIES PLUS                   ENGINEERING SUPPLIES               96.78
BAUER BUILT INC                  DEC-MAINT ON PW VEHICLE           441.10
BECKER ARENA PRODUCTS INC        DEC-EQUIPMENT PARTS-PW            196.54
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PLUMBING       DEC-REPAIR-SANITARY SWR           342.00
BEZDEK/TIM                       DEC-REIMBURSE-UNIFORM             137.95
BLACK BOX NETWORK SERVICES-MN    PHONE SYSTEM REPAIRS              964.02
BLAINE LOCK & SAFE INC           KEYS                               39.60
BLAINE/CITY OF                   PETTY CASH                         41.33
BLAINE/CITY OF                   PETTY CASH/BUY FUND               400.00
BLUE TOW                         DEC-TOWING PD VEHICLE              74.81
BOYD COFFEE COMPANY              SR CENTER COFFEE                  164.22
BRADLEY/CHARLES                  DEC-REIMBURSE-UNIFORMS            342.90
BROCK WHITE COMPANY LLC          NOV-STREET MAINT SUPPLY         7,821.92
BROWN TRAFFIC PRODUCTS INC       DEC-MINOR EQUIPMENT-PW          1,205.55
CENTERPOINT ENERGY               DECEMBER 2010                   1,515.89
CENTRAL IRRIGATION SUPPLY INC    DEC-GROUND MATERIALS-PRK          390.15
CHET'S SHOES INC                 DEC-REIMBURSE-UNIFORM             377.80
CHILD SAFETY SOLUTIONS           BIKE/HELMET SAFETY ITEMS          487.75
CINTAS CORPORATION #470          DEC-RENT MECH UNIFORMS            361.21
COMCAST                          SR CENTER INTERNET                 99.95
CONNEXUS ENERGY-UTILITY PYMTS    DECEMBER 2010                     291.36
CPS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS INC     HARDWARE MAINTENANCE            2,401.32
C-TECH INC                       NETWORK EQUIPMENT               1,961.16
DAKOTA COUNTY RECEIVING CENTER   NOV DETOX                         134.00
DISCOUNT STEEL INC               DEC-EQUIPMENT PARTS-PW            317.10
DOSA KING                        FOOD VENDOR WORLD FEST            300.00
DPC INDUSTRIES INC               DEC-CHEMICALS-WATER PLNT        3,197.03
EARL F ANDERSEN INC              DEC-HOCKEY RINK MAINT.          2,401.48
ECM PUBLISHERS INC               ORDINANCE PUBLICATION             727.75
EDISON/RICHARD A                 DEC PLAN COMM MTG                  35.00
ERGO DIRECT                      CHAIRS                          1,445.70
FERGUSON WATERWORKS              DEC-UTIL SYS MAINT-WATER          165.74
FINGAL/DELWYN                    DEC-REIMBURSE-UNIFORM              65.63
FRANK MADDEN & ASSOCIATES        LEGAL FEES                         69.00
GAME TIME                        DEC-PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT        1,012.86
         Approved on 1/20/2011 for payments through 12/30/2010

Vendor Name                      Description                     Amount

GLASS TODAY INC                  DEC-MAINT ON PW VEHICLE         422.50
GOPHER BEARING COMPANY           DEC-EQUIPMENT PARTS-PW          338.86
GORACKE/ALAN                     DEC PLAN COMM MTG                35.00
GOVCONNECTION INC                COMPUTER PARTS                  560.21
GRAINGER                         DEC-GEN SUPPLIES-PW BLDG        143.07
GRANICUS INC                     JANUARY 2011                    832.56
H & L MESABI INC                 DEC-EQUIPMENT PARTS-PW          447.59
HANSEN/ERIK                      DEC-REIMBURSE-UNIFORM            64.43
HAWKINS INC                      DEC-WTP #1 PLANT MAINT.       1,020.80
HD SUPPLY WATERWORKS LTD         DEC-WATER METER WIRE          1,965.11
HENRY'S WATERWORKS INC           DEC-UTIL SYS MAINT-WATER      3,767.34
HERRBOLDT/DAN                    CERTIFICATION RENEWAL            70.00
HILLCREST ANIMAL HOSPITAL        ANIMAL IMPOUNDS NOV             823.00
HOME DEPOT CREDIT SERVICES       DEC-SMALL TOOLS-WATER           779.01
IMDIEKE/CHRIS                    DEC-REIMBURSE-UNIFORM            29.99
JAMAR TECHNOLOGIES INC           ENGINEERING SUPPLIES            212.26
JOHNSON/TERRY                    DEC-REIMBURSE-WORK SHOES         29.87
K MART                           SUPPLIES                          7.49
KEEPRS INC                       PATROL UNIFORMS               4,863.08
LAHTI/SUE                        2010 PLAN COMM MTG              350.00
LANGER/MICHAEL                   DEC-REIMBURSE-UNIFORM           144.42
LANO EQUIPMENT INC-ANOKA         DEC-EQUIPMENT PARTS-PW        1,264.36
LAWSON PRODUCTS INC              DEC-EQUIPMENT PARTS-PW          459.17
LINNGREN/GEORGE                  DEC-REIMBURSE-UNIFORM            88.03
LITTLE FALLS MACHINE             DEC-EQUIPMENT PARTS-PW          855.72
LOFFLER COMPANIES INC            MAINTENANCE                     485.28
MAC QUEEN EQUIPMENT INC          DEC-EQUIPMENT PARTS-PW          246.18
MARSDEN BUILDING MAINTENANCE     DEC-JANITORIAL SVS-PW         1,353.04
MATTI/BRAD                       UNIFORM REIMBURSEMENT           145.63
MCGOUGH FACILITY MANAGEMENT      NOV-FACILITY MNGMNT-C.H.      5,744.31
MCLANE/ADAM                      DEC PLAN COMM MTG                35.00
MENARDS - BLAINE                 DEC-SUPPLIES                    927.27
METROPOLITAN COUNCIL             JANUARY 2011                233,159.20
MINNEAPOLIS OXYGEN COMPANY       NOV-EQUIPMENT PARTS             305.42
MINNESOTA JUVENILE OFFICERS      JOI CONF REGISTRATION           725.00
MINNESOTA PLAYGROUND INC         DEC-TABLES-AIRPORT PARK       3,102.58
MOORE/MICHELLE                   REIMBURSEMENT                    25.77
MORTON SALT INC                  DEC-STREET MAINT SUPPLY      10,428.83
NASSEFF MECHANICAL CONTR         LICENSE REFUND                   35.00
NATIONAL ALLIANCE YOUTH SPORTS   NOV LL BASEBALL               1,520.00
NATIONAL RECR & PARK ASSN        NRPA CONFERENCE               1,186.00
NDERU/ANTHONY                    UTILITY REFUND                   11.26
NEW WORLD SYSTEMS CORP           FINANCIAL MGMT TRAINING       6,017.50
NEWBERGER/TOM                    DEC-REIMBURSE-UNIFORM           104.00
NEXTEL WEST CORPORATION          DECEMBER 2010                 4,066.54
NORTHERN SANITARY SUPPLY CO      DEC-CLEAN SUPPLIES              383.61
NORTHERN TOOL & EQUIPMENT CO     DEC-EQUIP PARTS-STORM WT        128.12
NYSTROM PUBLISHING CO INC        DROP OFF DAY POSTCARD         4,135.08
OFFICE DEPOT INC                 OFFICE SUPPLIES               3,985.53
OFFICEMAX INCORPORATED           OFFICE SUPPLIES                  33.73
OUELLETTE/JOSEPH                 DEC PLAN COMM MTG                50.00
PAPCO INC                        DEC-EQUIPMENT PARTS-PW           97.03
PETERS/DENNIS                    MILEAGE                          23.64
         Approved on 1/20/2011 for payments through 12/30/2010

Vendor Name                      Description                     Amount

PRINT CENTRAL                    UTILITY MAPS                    201.33
QUANTICO BOOT                    UNIFORM BOOTS (MILLER)          249.95
QWEST                            TELEPHONE SERVICES              168.07
RISE INDUSTRIAL                  NOV-CUSTODIAL-CITY HALL         367.99
ROSS/JAMES                       REIMBURSE UNIFORM EXPENSE        50.00
S & S INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY          DEC-EQUIPMENT PARTS-PW           43.65
SCHMIDT/MARY                     NORTH POLE EVENT REFUND          18.00
SHORT-ELLIOTT-HENDRICKSON INC    ENGINEERING DESIGN SVCS         533.04
SPRINGSTED INC                   PROFESSIONAL SERVICES         2,746.25
SPRINT                           NOVEMBER 15-DECEMBER 14         312.00
STONEBROOKE EQUIPMENT INC        DEC-EQUIP PARTS-STREETS         212.42
STREICHER'S                      SUPPLIES                        261.70
SUBURBAN LAWN CENTER             DEC-EQUIPMENT PARTS-PW        2,287.86
SUBURBAN TIRE WHOLESALE INC      DEC-TIRES-PD VEHICLE          1,051.40
TARGET BANK                      SUPPLIES                        787.15
TDS METROCOM - MN                DECEMBER 2010                 2,875.42
TIMESAVER OFF SITE SECRETARIAL   MINUTES                         251.25
TRADE TOOLS INC                  NOV-SML TOOLS-WELDING BY         15.49
UNIQUE PAVING MATERIALS CORP     DEC-MAINT SUPPLIES-STREE      2,764.06
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE            SHIPPING                         13.55
USA BLUEBOOK (#657220)           DEC-MINOR EQUIPMENT-WATR        107.83
VEOLIA ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES    NOVEMBER 2010               175,130.65
VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA            VAN DRIVER MEALS                 70.00
WATER CONSERVATION SERVICE INC   DEC-LEAK LOCATE-WATER           219.50
XCEL ENERGY                      DECEMBER 2010                19,360.19
YOCUM OIL COMPANY INC            DEC-FUEL DELIVERY             7,412.50
YOGA AGOY                        CLASS INSTRUCTION               274.40
YOUTH ENRICHMENT LEAGUE          EXTREME LEGO CLASSES            672.00
ZIEGLER INC                      DEC-EQUIPMENT PARTS-PW        2,078.91

                                                       TOTAL $559,222.11
       PAYROLL CHECKS, WIRE TRANSFERS & MANUAL CHECKS

                  MONTH: DECEMBER 2010

                     PAYROLL CHECKS

DATE        VENDOR                DESCRIPTION                  AMOUNT
12/09/10    PAYROLL CHECKS        CHECK # 76138-76157             $23,715.48
12/09/10    VENDOR CHECKS         CHECK # 76158-76166              $4,889.41
12/09/10    EMPLOYEES             DIRECT DEPOSITS                $424,692.73

12/23/10    PAYROLL CHECKS        CHECK #76217-76240              $23,256.40
12/23/10    VENDOR CHECKS         CHECK #76241-76252               $8,326.92
12/23/10    EMPLOYEES             DIRECT DEPOSITS                $342,326.58


                     WIRE TRANSFERS

DATE        VENDOR                DESCRIPTION                  AMOUNT
12/03/11    NEOPOST               POSTAGE                          $6,000.00
12/09/10    STATE OF MINNESOTA    PAYROLL TAXES                   $28,081.13
12/09/10    I.R.S.                PAYROLL TAXES                  $127,138.28
12/09/10    P.E.R.A.                                             $119,590.34
12/09/10    USCM & US BANK        DEFERRED COMP & H.S.A           $39,695.62
12/13/11    STATE OF MINNESOTA    NOVEMBER SALES TAX              $20,367.00
12/20/11    U S BANK              CREDIT CARDS                     $4,333.15
12/23/10    STATE OF MINNESOTA    PAYROLL TAXES                   $23,298.46
12/23/10    I.R.S.                PAYROLL TAXES                  $110,929.13
12/23/10    P.E.R.A.                                              $89,395.68
12/23/10    USCM & US BANK        DEFERRED COMP & H.S.A           $49,904.98
            `

                     MANUAL CHECKS

VENDOR                            DESCRIPTION                  AMOUNT
SCOTT A JOHNSON                   SEX OFFENDER TRAINING              $165.00
THE MUSEUM OF RUSSIAN ART         ART COUNCIL FIELD TRIP              $91.00



                                                       TOTAL   $1,446,197.29
                                CITY OF BLAINE
TO:          Mayor and City Council                                             APPROVED:

FROM:        Clark Arneson, City Manager

DATE:        January 20, 2011                                                   NO.: 10.2

ITEM:        CONSENT AGENDA: Authorizing payment in the amount of $25,420.00 to the
             North Metro I-35W Corridor Coalition, for 2011 membership dues.

        BACKGROUND:

        The North Metro I-35W Corridor Coalition was established in 1996 in order to provide
        member cities and counties a venue for collaboration on transportation and economic
        development issues. Membership dues are an annual expense, and the amount charged is
        consistent with 2011 budget appropriations.

        The requested action is pursuant to the Blaine City Charter section 6.05, which requires City
        Council approval of all purchases or contracts in excess of $10,000.

        RECOMMENDED COUNCIL ACTION:

        By motion, approve the payment to the North Metro I-35W Corridor Coalition for 2011
        membership dues.




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                                CITY OF BLAINE
TO:          Mayor and City Council                                             APPROVED:

FROM:        Clark Arneson, City Manager

DATE:        January 20, 2011                                                   NO.: 10.3

ITEM:        CONSENT AGENDA: Authorizing payment in the amount of $27,290.00, to the
             North Metro Mayors Association, for 2011 membership dues.

        BACKGROUND:

        The North Metro Mayors Association serves as a legislative and policy advocate for 20
        northern metropolitan communities. Membership dues are an annual expense, and the amount
        charged is consistent with 2011 budget appropriations.

        The requested action is pursuant to the Blaine City Charter section 6.05, which requires City
        Council approval of all purchases or contracts in excess of $10,000.

        RECOMMENDED COUNCIL ACTION:

        By motion, approve the payment to the North Metro Mayors Association for 2011
        membership dues.




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                                 CITY OF BLAINE
TO:          Mayor and City Council                                         APPROVED:

FROM:        Jane M. Cross, City Clerk

DATE:        January 20, 2011                                               NO.: 10.4

ITEM:        CONSENT AGENDA: Approve two Temporary On-sale 3.2% Malt Beverage License
             for the National Sports Center for a community fundraiser, Twin’s Fest, to be held
             January 28, 29 and 30th at the Schwan’s Event Center and Sports Hall, 1700 105th
             Avenue NE, one for each location.

        BACKGROUND:

        Roger Stawski, applicant for the National Sports Center, has filed applications for two
        Temporary On-Sale 3.2% Malt Beverage licenses for a community fundraiser, Twin’s Fest.
        The applicant has deposited with the City a $100 license fee, a letter from the IRS giving the
        NSC a 501(c)(3) exemption status and a certificate of insurance (liquor liability) covering this
        event. The City has been named as an additional insured on the certificate of insurance.

        Approximately 25,000 people are expected to attend the event as follows: 5,000 on January
        28th, 10,000 on January 29th and 10,000 on January 30th.

        RECOMMENDED COUNCIL ACTION:

        By motion, approve two Temporary On-sale 3.2 Malt Beverage Licenses for the National
        Sports Center for the community fundraiser, Twin’s Fest.




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                                 CITY OF BLAINE
TO:          Mayor and City Council                                                 APPROVED:

FROM:        Jane M. Cross, City Clerk

DATE:         January 20, 2011                                                      NO.: 10.5

ITEM:        CONSENT AGENDA: Approve an Amusement Device License for Wild Bill’s Sports
             Saloon, 10950 Club West Pkwy, Suite 101, Blaine.

      BACKGROUND:

      Mike Aspongren of Aspen Video and Vending, has submitted an application for an Amusement
      Device License for thirteen devices at Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon, 10950 Club West Pkwy, Suite
      101, Blaine. Mr. Aspongren has submitted an application fee of $250 and has submitted all
      necessary documentation required by City Ordinance.

      RECOMMENDED COUNCIL ACTION:

      By motion, approve an amusement device license for Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon, 10950 Club
      West Pkwy, Suite 101, Blaine.




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                                     CITY OF BLAINE
TO:            Mayor and City Council                                           APPROVED:

FROM:          Jane M. Cross, City Clerk

DATE:          January 20, 2011                                                 NO.: 12.1
              ADMINISTRATION: Approval of Classification and Sale of a Tax Forfeit Property within the
ITEM:         City of Blaine
      BACKGROUND:
      The Anoka County Board is commissioned by statute to offer for sale tax forfeit properties in the county.
      The County Board approved Resolution No. 2010-169 on December 14, 2010, classifying certain non-
      conservation forfeit lands in Anoka County, specifically one parcel in Blaine.
      Should the City desire to acquire a parcel of land within the City, a request must be filed within 60 days.
      The County Board will then withhold the parcel from sale for six months. If the City fails to acquire the
      property within the withholding period, the county may offer it for sale upon expiration of the
      withholding period.
      The City is requesting that the following parcel not be withheld from public sale:
              PIN 34-31-23-21-0106 (unbuildable) is an outlot zoned R-1 Single Family and is not
              deemed buildable at this time because of access. The parcel is not served by city sanitary
              sewer, water or street, but the city would want an easement over the parcel.
      The Special Assessments Clerk has done a search on the above-listed parcel and it was found the parcel
      did not have any special assessments due.
      RECOMMENDED COUNCIL ACTION:
      By motion, authorize approval of the classification and sale of tax forfeit property pursuant to Minnesota
      Statutes 282.01, Subdivision 1.
      ATTACHMENTS:
      Maps: N ½ Section 9, T.31, R.23 (PIN 34-31-23-21-0106)
            Aerial map of PIN 34-31-23-21-0106
                                  CITY OF BLAINE
TO:          Mayor and City Council                                                             APPROVED:

FROM:        Jean M. Keely, City Engineer

DATE:        January 20, 2011                                                                   NO.: 12.2

ITEM:        ADMINISTRATION: Resolution No. 11-06, Receive Feasibility Report and Order
             Public Hearing for Reconstruction of the Jefferson Street NE/87th Lane NE Area,
             Improvement Project No. 10-10

        BACKGROUND:

        The proposed improvements include spot concrete curb and gutter replacement, storm sewer
        structures, asphalt surface, revision of traffic signals, traffic control signage and striping, and
        appurtenant construction for the Jefferson Street NE/87th Lane NE area. The estimated total
        cost of the project is $1,234,050, of which $332,875 is proposed to be assessed over a ten-year
        period. Replacement of sanitary sewer castings, estimated cost of $10,350, is proposed to be
        paid for by the City Public Utility Fund. The remaining portion of $890,825 is proposed to be
        paid from the City’s Municipal State Aid Street funds. The project is feasible, necessary,
        cost-effective, and will result in a benefit to the properties proposed to be assessed.

        SCHEDULE OF ACTIONS:

        06/03/10      -     Initiate Project and Order Preparation of Feasibility Report
        01/20/11      -     Receive Feasibility Report and Order Public Hearing
        02/09/11      -     Hold Public/Business Information Meeting
        02/17/11      -     Hold Public Hearing, Order Improvement,
                            and Order Preparation of Plans and Specifications
        04/7/11       -     Approve Plans and Specifications and Order Advertisement for Bids
        05/10/11      -     Open Bids
        05/19/11      -     Accept Bid
        06-08/2011    -     Construct Improvements
        10/2011       -     Assess Improvements
        2012          -     First Assessment Payment Due with Real Estate Taxes

        RECOMMENDED COUNCIL ACTION:

        By motion, approve Resolution No. 11-06.

        ATTACHMENT:

        Resolution No. 11-06
        Feasibility Report




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                                     CITY OF BLAINE

                                  RESOLUTION NO. 11-06

     RECEIVE FEASIBILITY REPORT AND ORDER PUBLIC HEARING FOR
    RECONSTRUCTION OF THE JEFFERSON STREET NE/87TH LANE NE AREA
                  IMPROVEMENT PROJECT NO. 10-10


        WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 10-66 adopted on the 3rd day of June, 2010, by
the Blaine City Council, a report has been prepared by the City of Blaine, Engineering
Department, with reference to the reconstruction of the Jefferson Street NE/87th Lane NE area,
and this report received by the Council on the 20th day of January, 2011.

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Blaine as
follows:

1. The Council will consider the improvement in accordance with the report finding the
   improvement feasible, necessary, cost-effective, and resulting in a benefit to the properties
   proposed to be assessed, and will consider the assessment of benefiting property for all or a
   portion of the cost of the improvement pursuant to the Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 429, at an
   estimated total cost of the improvement of $1,234,050.

2. A Public Hearing shall be held on such proposed improvement on the 17th day of February,
   2011, at 8:00 PM in the Council Chambers of City Hall, and the City Clerk shall give mailed
   and published notice of such hearing and improvement as required by law.

PASSED by the City Council of the City of Blaine this 20th day of January, 2011.




                                                   Tom Ryan, Mayor
ATTEST:




Jane M. Cross, CMC, City Clerk
                                  CITY OF BLAINE
TO:          Mayor and City Council                                                          APPROVED:

FROM:        Jean M. Keely, City Engineer

DATE:        January 20, 2011                                                                NO.: 12.3

ITEM:        ADMINISTRATION: Resolution No. 11-07, Receive Feasibility Report and Order
             Public Hearing for the Reconstruction of Cloud Drive NE/119th Avenue NE from TH 65
             to London Street NE, Improvement Project No. 10-11

        BACKGROUND:

        The proposed improvements include storm drainage, storm water quality management, class 5
        aggregate base, spot concrete sidewalk replacement, spot concrete sidewalk replacement,
        asphalt pavement replacement, revision of traffic signals, traffic signs and striping, and related
        appurtenant construction for Cloud Drive/119th Avenue from TH 65 to London Street. The
        estimated total cost of the project is $946,500, of which $91,583 is proposed to be assessed
        over a ten-year period. Replacement of sanitary sewer castings, estimated cost of $18,200, is
        proposed to be paid for by the City Public Utility Fund. The remaining portion of $836,717 is
        proposed to be paid from the City’s Municipal State Aid Street funds. The project is feasible,
        necessary, cost-effective, and will result in a benefit to the properties proposed to be assessed.

        SCHEDULE OF ACTIONS:

        06/03/10      -    Initiate Project and Order Preparation of Feasibility Report
        01/20/11      -    Receive Feasibility Report and Order Public Hearing
        02/09/11      -    Hold Public/Business Information Meeting
        02/17/11      -    Hold Public Hearing, Order Improvement,
                           and Order Preparation of Plans and Specifications
        04/07/11      -    Approve Plans and Specifications and Order Advertisement for Bids
        05/10/11      -    Open Bids
        05/19/11      -    Accept Bid
        06-08/2011    -    Construct Improvements
        10/2011       -    Assess Improvements
        2012          -    First Assessment Payment Due with Real Estate Taxes

        RECOMMENDED COUNCIL ACTION:

        By motion, approve Resolution No. 11-07.

        ATTACHMENT:

        Resolution No. 11-07
        Feasibility Report




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                                     CITY OF BLAINE

                                  RESOLUTION NO. 11-07

        RECEIVE FEASIBILITY REPORT AND ORDER PUBLIC HEARING
      FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF CLOUD DRIVE NE/119TH AVENUE NE
                  FROM TH 65 TO LONDON STREET NE
                   IMPROVEMENT PROJECT NO. 10-11


       WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 10-67 adopted on the 3rd day of June, 2010, by
the Blaine City Council, a report has been prepared by the City of Blaine, Engineering
Department, with reference to the reconstruction of Cloud Drive NE/119th Avenue NE from
TH 65 to London Street NE, and this report received by the Council on the 20th day of January,
2011.

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Blaine as
follows:

1. The Council will consider the improvement in accordance with the report finding the
   improvement feasible, necessary, cost-effective, and resulting in a benefit to the properties
   proposed to be assessed, and will consider the assessment of benefiting property for all or a
   portion of the cost of the improvement pursuant to the Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 429, at an
   estimated total cost of the improvement of $946,500.

2. A Public Hearing shall be held on such proposed improvement on the 17th day of February,
   2011, at 8:00 PM in the Council Chambers of City Hall, and the City Clerk shall give mailed
   and published notice of such hearing and improvement as required by law.

PASSED by the City Council of the City of Blaine this 20th day of January, 2011.




                                                   Tom Ryan, Mayor
ATTEST:




Jane M. Cross, CMC, City Clerk
                                 CITY OF BLAINE
TO:          Mayor and City Council                                                        APPROVED:

FROM:        Jean M. Keely, City Engineer

DATE:        January 20, 2011                                                              NO.: 12.4

ITEM:        ADMINISTRATION: Resolution No. 11-10, Receive Feasibility Report and Order
             Public Hearing for the 2011 Pavement Management Program – Overlay, Improvement
             Project No. 11-01

        BACKGROUND:

        The proposed improvements include a 1½ to 2-inch bituminous overlay, full width and edge
        milling, striping, and appurtenant construction on various city streets. The estimated total cost
        of the project is $1,343,400, of which $517,635 is proposed to be assessed over a five-year
        period. The remaining portion of $825,765 is proposed to be paid from the City’s Pavement
        Management Program Funds. The project is feasible, necessary, cost-effective, and will result
        in a benefit to the properties proposed to be assessed.

        SCHEDULE OF ACTIONS:

        11/04/10      -     Initiate Project and Order Preparation of Feasibility Report
        01/20/11      -     Receive Feasibility Report and Order Public Hearing
        02/10/11      -     Hold Public/Business Information Meeting
        02/17/11      -     Hold Public Hearing, Order Improvement,
                            and Order Preparation of Plans and Specifications
        04/7/11       -     Approve Plans and Specifications and Order Advertisement for Bids
        05/10/11      -     Open Bids
        05/19/11      -     Accept Bid
        06-08/2011    -     Construct Improvements
        10/2011       -     Assess Improvements
        2012          -     First Assessment Payment Due with Real Estate Taxes

        RECOMMENDED COUNCIL ACTION:

        By motion, approve Resolution No. 11-10.

        ATTACHMENT:

        Resolution No. 11-10
        Feasibility Report




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                                     CITY OF BLAINE

                                  RESOLUTION NO. 11-10

         RECEIVE FEASIBILITY REPORT AND ORDER PUBLIC HEARING
        FOR THE 2011 PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM – OVERLAY
                      IMPROVEMENT PROJECT NO. 11-01


         WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 10-135 adopted on the 4th day of November,
2010, by the Blaine City Council, a report has been prepared by the City of Blaine, Engineering
Department, with reference to the Pavement Management Program 2011 Overlay of various city
streets, and this report received by the Council on the 20th day of January, 2011.

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Blaine as
follows:

1. The Council will consider the improvement in accordance with the report finding the
   improvement feasible, necessary, cost-effective, and resulting in a benefit to the properties
   proposed to be assessed, and will consider the assessment of benefiting property for all or a
   portion of the cost of the improvement pursuant to the Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 429, at an
   estimated total cost of the improvement of $1,343,400.

2. A Public Hearing shall be held on such proposed improvement on the 17th day of February,
   2011, at 8:00 PM in the Council Chambers of City Hall, and the City Clerk shall give mailed
   and published notice of such hearing and improvement as required by law.

PASSED by the City Council of the City of Blaine this 20th day of January, 2011.




                                                   Tom Ryan, Mayor
ATTEST:




Jane M. Cross, CMC, City Clerk
                                                   CITY OF BLAINE
TO:               Mayor and City Council                                                                           APPROVED:

FROM:             Jim Kappelhoff, Director of Parks and Recreation

DATE:             January 20, 2011                                                                                 NO.: 12.5

ITEM:          ADMINISTRATION: Approving a Proposal for the Design of Electric Panel
               Replacement and Updating Panel Circuitry for Athletic Fields at the Baseball Complex
               in the amount of $5,400 from SRF Consulting Group.
                .
         BACKGROUND:
         The original cost of the electrical design proposal from SRF Consulting Group to light
         Baseball Complex Little League Fields #2 and #3 is $9,998. However, after an inspection and
         discussion of the existing electrical panel and circuitry, it was recommended by both Musco
         Lighting and SRF Consulting to consider replacing and rewiring the electrical panel that will
         control all of the electrical needs of the Baseball Complex fields. This includes 7 scoreboards,
         lights for baseball fields #1, #2, #3, and football field lights. The panel is 25 years old and will
         be at near capacity when installing circuitry for lights on fields #2 and #3 leaving little or no
         room for future electrical needs.

         An updated 480 volt electrical panel will provide adequate space for all existing and future
         outdoor facility electrical needs at the Baseball Complex. Future projects are replacing and
         rewiring the aged lighting system for baseball field #1 which is in the Capital Improvement
         Plan for 2011, replacement of football field lights and lighting baseball field #5.

         The cost of updating the Baseball Complex electrical design is $5,400 and is in addition to
         $9,998 electrical design proposed for lighting fields #2 and #3 bringing the proposal totals to
         $15,398 requiring City Council approval. If approved, the total cost of the project will be
         $196,741 which remains lower than the estimate of $200,000.


         RECOMMENDED COUNCIL ACTION:

         By motion, approve the Proposal for the Design of Electric Panel Replacement and Updating
         Panel Circuitry for Athletic Fields at the Baseball Complex in the amount of $5,400 from SRF
         Consulting Group.




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                                  CITY OF BLAINE
TO:           Mayor and City Council                                                 APPROVED:

FROM:         Jane M. Cross, City Clerk

DATE:         January 20, 2011                                                       NO.: 12.6

ITEM:        ADMINISTRATION: Appointments to Senior Citizen Advisory Council for 2011-
             2012
      BACKGROUND:
      The Senior Citizen Advisory Council membership has two components. The first component is
      that each organization that works directly with the seniors has a representative. This person
      serves until the organization he/she represents replaces this person.
      Second, it has been the practice that anyone else that would like to be part of the Senior Citizen
      Advisory Council has been appointed. There is no set number; however, the terms are two years.
      The two-year term was established to allow some rotation through the seniors attending the
      center. There are currently 11 representatives whose term expires this year. Of the 11 expiring
      terms, 9 have expressed an interest to continue serving on the Senior Citizen Advisory Board, in
      addition to two new applicants.
      The following individuals have indicated a desire to serve on the Senior Citizen Advisory
      Council:
      Joann P. Wessman                 Joanne C. Lero                                Mr. Jerry Schilling
      1650 124th Avenue NE             337 Pleasure Creek Drive                      1011 Cloverleaf Pkwy #320
      Blaine, MN 55449                 Blaine, MN 55434                              Blaine MN 55434
      Ivan Arndt                       Martha Caouette                               Alf Eik
      359 107th Avenue NE              10643 Washington Blvd. NE                     10980 Lincoln Ct. NE
      Blaine, MN 55434                 Blaine MN 55434                               Blaine MN 55434
      Jim Duevel                       Patricia L. Sandin                            Shirley Knoll
      1958 Ridge Circle                12840 Taylor St. NE                           11529 Quay Street NW
      Mora, MN 55051                   Blaine MN 55434                               Coon Rapids, MN
      Mary K. Tschida                  Robert L. Overturf
      208 Pleasure Creek Drive         12816 Ulysses Street NE
      Blaine, MN 55434                 Blaine, MN 55434

      RECOMMENDED COUNCIL ACTION:
      1. By motion, appoint applicants to serve on the Senior Citizen Advisory Council for a two-year
         term expiring January 31, 2013.
      2. The Mayor is requested to appoint a Chair for the Senior Citizen Advisory Council.
  ATTACHMENT
  2011-2012 Senior Advisory Council List


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                                     CITY OF BLAINE
                          2011/2012 SENIOR ADVISORY COUNCIL
                                           UPDATED 1/4/11
Senior Group Representatives
Cloverleaf Courts Representative         1011 Cloverleaf Parkway      784-0063
Jeanne Thompson                          Blaine MN 55434
North Gables Representative              6200 – 5th Street NE         651-312-3357
Cindy Heckler                            Fridley MN 55432
Blaine Courts Representative             701 - 85th Avenue NE         784-7174
Lyn Donahue                              Blaine MN 55434
Oakcrest Apartments Representative       1639 County Highway 10       612-919-7383
Layne Hendel                             Spring Lake Park MN 55432    783-0150
Osborne Apartments                       659 Osborne Rd.              780-2169
Betty Martin                             S.L.P. MN 55432

2011-2012 City Council Representatives
Mayor Tom Ryan
Councilmember Dick Swanson

Members Appointed by Council
Jim Duevel, Chair                        1958 Ridge Circle
2-year term expiring 1/31/13             Mora, MN 55051
Joann Wessman                            1650 124th Avenue NE
2-year term expiring 1/31/13             Blaine, MN 55449
Ivan Arndt                               359 107th Avenue NE
2-year term expiring 1/31/13             Blaine, MN 55434
Joanne Lero                              337 Pleasure Creek Drive
2-year term expiring 1/31/13             Blaine, MN 55434
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Jerry Schilling                          1011 Cloverleaf Pkwy, #320
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Patricia A. Sandin                       12840 Taylor Street NE
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                              CITY OF BLAINE
TO:       Mayor and City Council                                                 APPROVED:

FROM:     Terry Dussault, Human Resources Director

DATE:      January 20, 2011                                                      NO.: 12.7

ITEM:      ADMINISTRATION:           Ratification of Local 340 (Police Sergeants) 2010 Union
           Contract

  BACKGROUND:

  The City of Blaine and the Police Sergeants could not reach an agreement on a contract for 2010.
  On December 1, 2010, the City and the Sergeant’s Union presented arguments for their positions
  on the 2010 contract to the BMS Arbitrator. On January 3, 2011 we received the award and have
  made the mandated changes to the attached contract. The changes are summarized below:

           1.    Wages
                                                                                Proposed
                                              Current                           2010 (1%)
                 Start                        $6,804/mo                         $6,872
                 After 12 Months              $6,979/mo                         $7,049

           2. The City contribution to the cafeteria plan will be $940, but is effective December
              31, 2010. This means practically it is intended for 2011. Council has already
              approved an increase to the cafeteria plan of $900 for 2011.

           3. The Arbitrator denied the Union’s requests to be able to use compensatory time in
              lieu of overtime. The Arbitrator also denied specialty pay for Sergeants, and an
              increase in “call back time” pay.

  RECOMMENDED COUNCIL ACTION:

  By motion, ratify the Police Sergeants Contract between the Law Enforcement Labor Services
  Local 340 and the City of Blaine for calendar year 2010.

  ATTACHMENT:

  Police Sergeants 2010 Contract




                                                 P:\AGENDAS\COUNCIL_EDA_WORKSHOP\2011\01-20-11\12. ADMINISTRATION\COVER 2010 340 LABOR AGREEMENT .DOC
          LABOR AGREEMENT

              BETWEEN

            CITY OF BLAINE

                 AND

LAW ENFORCEMENT LABOR SERVICES, INC.
           LOCAL NO. 340

          POLICE SERGEANTS




  JANUARY 1, 2008 – DECEMBER 31, 2009
  JANUARY 1, 2010 – DECEMBER 31, 2010
                                     TABLE OF CONTENTS
 ARTICLE                                                                                                     PAGE
     I     PURPOSE OF AGREEMENT.................................................................... 1
    II     RECOGNITION ......................................................................................... 1
   III     DEFINITIONS ............................................................................................ 1
  IV       EMPLOYER SECURITY............................................................................ 2
   V       EMPLOYER AUTHORITY ......................................................................... 2
  VI       UNION SECURITY .................................................................................... 2
  VII      EMPLOYEE RIGHTS-GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE................................... 3
 VIII      SAVINGS CLAUSE.................................................................................... 5
  IX       SENIORITY ............................................................................................... 5
   X       DISCIPLINE............................................................................................... 6
  XI       CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION ........................................................... 7
  XII      WORK SCHEDULES................................................................................. 7
 XIII      INSURANCE.............................................................................................. 7
 XIV       WAGE RATES........................................................................................... 7
 XV        STANDBY PAY.......................................................................................... 8
 XVI       COURT TIME ............................................................................................ 8
XVII       CALL BACK ............................................................................................... 8
XVIII      VACATIONS .............................................................................................. 8
 XIX       SICK LEAVE.............................................................................................. 9
 XX        HOLIDAYS................................................................................................. 9
 XXI       SEVERANCE PAY..................................................................................... 9
XXII       UNIFORMS.............................................................................................. 10
XXIII      POST BOARD LICENSING ..................................................................... 10
XXIV       INJURY ON DUTY................................................................................... 10
XXV        WAIVER................................................................................................... 11
XXVI       DURATION .............................................................................................. 11
                         MASTER LABOR AGREEMENT

                                    BETWEEN

                                 CITY OF BLAINE

                                       AND

                 LAW ENFORCEMENT LABOR SERVICES, INC.
                            LOCAL NO. 340

ARTICLE I - PURPOSE OF AGREEMENT

  This AGREEMENT is entered into as of January 1, 2008 2010 between the CITY OF
  BLAINE, hereinafter called the EMPLOYER, and the LAW ENFORCEMENT LABOR
  SERVICES, INC., LOCAL NO. 340, hereinafter called the UNION.

  It is the intent and purpose of this AGREEMENT to:

  1.1 Establish procedures for the resolution of disputes         concerning   this
      AGREEMENT'S interpretation and/or application; and

  1.2 Place in written form the parties' agreement upon terms and conditions of
      employment for the duration of this AGREEMENT.

ARTICLE II - RECOGNITION

  2.1 The EMPLOYER recognizes the UNION as the exclusive representative, under
      Minnesota Statutes, Section 179A.03, subd. 8, for all police personnel in the
      following job classifications:

                                   SERGEANT

  2.2 In the event the EMPLOYER and the UNION are unable to agree as to the
      inclusion or exclusion of a new or modified job class, the issue shall be
      submitted to the Bureau of Mediation Services for determination.

ARTICLE III - DEFINITIONS

  3.1 UNION: The Law Enforcement Labor Services, Inc., Local No. 340.

  3.2 UNION MEMBER: A member of the Law Enforcement Labor Services, Inc.,
      Local No. 340.

  3.3 EMPLOYEE: A member of the exclusively recognized bargaining unit.

  3.4 DEPARTMENT: The City of Blaine Police Department.

  3.5 EMPLOYER: The City of Blaine.

  3.6 CHIEF: The Chief of the Blaine Police Department.

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   3.7 UNION OFFICER: Officer elected or appointed by the Law Enforcement Labor
       Services, Inc., Local No. 340.

   3.8 SCHEDULED SHIFT: A consecutive work period including rest breaks and a
       lunch break.

   3.9 REST BREAKS: There will be a maximum of two (2) rest breaks in a normal
       work shift each of which has a maximum of fifteen (15) minutes in length and
       which the employee remains on continual duty and is responsible for assigned
       duties.

   3.10 LUNCH BREAK: Lunch Break is a maximum of 30 minutes in length, which the
        employee remains on continual duty and is responsible for assigned duties.

   3.11 STRIKE: Concerted action in failing to report for duty, the willful absence from
        one's position, the stoppage of work, slowdown, or abstinence in whole or in
        part from the full, faithful, and proper performance of the duties of employment
        for the purposes of inducing, influencing, or coercing a change in the conditions
        or compensation or the rights, privileges, or obligations of employment.

ARTICLE IV - EMPLOYER SECURITY

The UNION agrees that during the life of this AGREEMENT that the UNION will not
cause, encourage, participate in, or support any strike, slowdown, or other interruption
of or interference with the normal functions of the EMPLOYER.

ARTICLE V - EMPLOYER AUTHORITY

   5.1 The EMPLOYER retains the full and unrestricted right to operate and manage
       all manpower, facilities, and equipment; to establish functions and programs; to
       set and amend budgets; to determine the utilization of technology; to establish
       and modify the organizational structure; to select, direct, and determine the
       number of personnel; to establish work schedules; and to perform any inherent
       managerial function not specifically limited by this AGREEMENT.

   5.2 Any term and condition of employment not specifically established or modified
       by this AGREEMENT shall remain solely within the discretion of the
       EMPLOYER to modify, establish, or eliminate.

ARTICLE VI - UNION SECURITY

   6.1 The EMPLOYER shall deduct from the wages of employees who authorize
       such a deduction in writing an amount necessary to cover monthly UNION
       dues. Such monies shall be remitted as directed by the UNION.

   6.2 The UNION may designate employees from the bargaining unit to act as
       Steward and an alternate and shall inform the EMPLOYER in writing of such
       notice and changes in the position of Steward and/or alternate.

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  6.3 The EMPLOYER shall make space available on the employee bulletin board for
      posting UNION notice(s) and announcement(s).

  6.4 The UNION agrees to indemnify and hold the EMPLOYER harmless against
      any and all claims, suits, orders, or judgments brought or issued against the
      EMPLOYER as a result of any action taken or not taken by the EMPLOYER
      under the provisions of this Article.

ARTICLE VII - EMPLOYEE RIGHTS - GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

  7.1 DEFINITION OF A GRIEVANCE
      A grievance is defined as a dispute or disagreement as to the interpretation or
      application of the specific terms and conditions of this AGREEMENT.

  7.2 UNION REPRESENTATIVES
      The EMPLOYER will recognize Representatives designated by the UNION as
      the grievance representatives of the bargaining unit having the duties and
      responsibilities established by this Article. The UNION shall notify the
      EMPLOYER in writing of the names of such UNION Representatives and of
      their successors when so designated as provided by 6.2 of this AGREEMENT.

  7.3 PROCESSING OF A GRIEVANCE
      It is recognized and accepted by the UNION and the EMPLOYER that the
      processing of grievances as hereinafter provided is limited by the job duties and
      responsibilities of the employees and shall therefore be accomplished during
      normal working hours only when consistent with such employee duties and
      responsibilities. The aggrieved employee and a UNION Representative shall
      be allowed a reasonable amount of time, without loss in pay when a grievance
      is investigated and presented to the EMPLOYER during normal working hours
      provided that the employee and the UNION Representative have notified and
      received the approval of the designated supervisor who has determined that
      such absence is reasonable and would not be detrimental to the work programs
      of the EMPLOYER.

  7.4 PROCEDURE
      Grievances, as defined by Section 7.1, shall be resolved in conformance with
      the following procedure:

       Step 1   An employee claiming a violation concerning the interpretation or
                application of this AGREEMENT shall, within twenty-one (21) calendar
                days after such alleged violation has occurred, present such
                grievance to the employee's supervisor as designated by the
                EMPLOYER.          The EMPLOYER-designated Representative will
                discuss and give an answer to such Step 1 grievance within ten (10)
                calendar days after receipt. A grievance not resolved in Step 1 and
                appealed to Step 2 shall be placed in writing setting forth the nature of
                the grievance, the facts on which it is based, the provision or
                provisions of the AGREEMENT allegedly violated the remedy

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            requested, and shall be appealed to Step 2 within ten (10) calendar
            days after the EMPLOYER-designated representative's final answer in
            Step 1. Any grievance not appealed in writing to Step 2 by the UNION
            within ten (10) calendar days shall be considered waived.

   Step 2   If appealed, the written grievance shall be presented by the UNION
            and discussed with the EMPLOYER-designated Step 2
            Representative. The EMPLOYER-designated Step 2 Representative
            shall give the UNION the EMPLOYER'S Step 2 answer in writing
            within ten (10) calendar days after receipt of such Step 2 grievance.
            A grievance not resolved in Step 2 may be appealed to Step 3 within
            ten (10) calendar days following the EMPLOYER-designated
            Representative's final Step 2 answer. Any grievance not appealed in
            writing to Step 3 by the UNION within ten (10) calendar days shall be
            considered waived.

   Step 3   If appealed, the written grievance shall be presented by the UNION
            and discussed with the EMPLOYER-designated Step 3
            Representative. The EMPLOYER-designated Representative shall
            give the UNION the EMPLOYER'S answer in writing within ten (10)
            calendar days after receipt of such Step 3 grievance. A grievance not
            resolved in Step 3 may be appealed to Step 4 within ten (10) calendar
            days following the EMPLOYER-designated Representative's final
            answer in Step 3. Any grievance not appealed in writing to Step 4 by
            the UNION within ten (10) calendar days shall be considered waived.

   Step 4   A grievance unresolved in Step 3 and appealed to Step 4 by the
            UNION shall be submitted to arbitration subject to the provisions of
            the Public Employment Labor Relations Act of 1971, as amended.
            The selection of an arbitrator shall be made in accordance with the
            "Rules Governing the Arbitration of Grievances" as established by the
            Public Employment Relations Board.

7.5 ARBITRATOR'S AUTHORITY

   A.   The arbitrator shall have no right to amend, modify, nullify, ignore, add to,
        or subtract from the terms and conditions of this AGREEMENT. The
        arbitrator shall consider and decide only the specific issue(s) submitted in
        writing by the EMPLOYER and the UNION, and shall have no authority to
        make a decision on any other issue not so submitted.

   B. The arbitrator shall be without power to make decisions contrary to, or
      inconsistent with, or modifying or varying in any way the application of laws,
      rules, or regulations having the force and effect of law. The arbitrator's
      decision shall be submitted in writing within thirty (30) days, following close
      of the hearing or the submission of briefs by the parties, whichever is later,
      unless the parties agree to an extension. The decision shall be binding on
      both the EMPLOYER and the UNION and shall be based solely on the
      arbitrator's interpretation or application of the express terms of this
      AGREEMENT and to the facts of the grievance presented.

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        C.   The fees and expenses for the arbitrator's services and proceedings shall
             be borne equally by the EMPLOYER and the UNION provided that each
             party shall be responsible for compensating its own representatives and
             witnesses. If either party desires a verbatim record of the proceedings, it
             may cause such a record to be made, providing it pays for the record. If
             both parties desire a verbatim record of the proceedings the cost shall be
             shared equally.

   7.6 WAIVER
       If a grievance is not presented within the time limits set forth above, it shall be
       considered "waived." If a grievance is not appealed to the next step within the
       specified time limit or any agreed extension thereof, it shall be considered
       settled on the basis of the EMPLOYER'S last answer. If the EMPLOYER does
       not answer a grievance or an appeal thereof within the specified time limits, the
       UNION may elect to treat the grievance as denied at that step and immediately
       appeal the grievance to the next step. The time limit in each step may be
       extended by mutual agreement of the EMPLOYER and the UNION in each
       step.

   7.7 CHOICE OF REMEDY
       If, as a result of the written EMPLOYER response in Step 3 the grievance
       remains unresolved, and if the grievance involves the suspension, demotion, or
       discharge of an employee who has completed the required probationary period,
       the grievance may be appealed either to Step 4 of ARTICLE VII or a procedure
       such as: Civil Service, Veteran's Preference, or Fair Employment. If appealed
       to any procedure other than Step 4 of ARTICLE VII the grievance is not subject
       to the arbitration procedure as provided in Step 4 of ARTICLE VII.

        The aggrieved employee shall indicate in writing, which procedure is to be
        utilized--Step 4 of ARTICLE VII or another appeal procedure--and shall sign a
        statement to the effect that the choice of any other hearing precludes the
        aggrieved employee from making a subsequent appeal through Step 4 of
        ARTICLE VII.

ARTICLE VIII - SAVINGS CLAUSE

This AGREEMENT is subject to the laws of the United States, the State of Minnesota,
and the City of Blaine. In the event any provision of this AGREEMENT shall be held to
be contrary to law by a court of competent jurisdiction from whose final judgment or
decree no appeal has been taken within the time provided, such provisions shall be
voided. All other provisions of this AGREEMENT shall continue in full force and effect.
The voided provision may be renegotiated at the written request of either party.

ARTICLE IX - SENIORITY

   9.1 Seniority shall be determined by the employee's length of continuous
       employment with the Police Department and posted in an appropriate location.
       Seniority rosters may be maintained by the Chief on the basis of time in grade
       and time within specific classifications.

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  9.2 During the probationary period, a newly hired or rehired employee may be
      discharged at the sole discretion of the EMPLOYER. During the probationary
      period a promoted or reassigned employee may be replaced in their previous
      position at the sole discretion of the EMPLOYER.

  9.3 A reduction of work force will be accomplished on the basis of job classification
      seniority.

       Employees shall be recalled from lay-off on the basis of their seniority. An
       employee on lay-off shall have an opportunity to return to work within two years
       of the time of the employee's lay-off before any new employee is hired.

  9.4 Senior employees will be given preference with regard to transfer, job
      classification assignments and promotions when the job-relevant qualifications
      of employees are equal.

  9.5 Senior qualified employees shall be given shift assignment preference after
      twelve (12) months of continuous full-time employment.

  9.6 All vacation/holiday leave requests shall be selected on the basis of seniority
      between November 1 and December 15 for the next calendar year. Requests
      after January 1 of each year will be granted on a first-come first-served basis
      with seniority given preference in the event that two requests are submitted at
      the same time.

ARTICLE X - DISCIPLINE

  10.1 The EMPLOYER will discipline employees for just cause only. Discipline will be
       in one or more of the following forms:

         a)   oral reprimand;
         b)   written reprimand;
         c)   suspension;
         d)   demotion; or
         e)   discharge.

  10.2 Suspensions, demotions, and discharges will be in written form.

  10.3 Written reprimands, notices of suspension, and notices of discharge which are
       to become part of an employee's personnel file shall be read and
       acknowledged by signature of the employee. Employees and the UNION will
       receive a copy of such reprimands and/or notices.

  10.4 Employees may examine their own individual personnel files at reasonable
       times under the direct supervision of the EMPLOYER.

  10.5 Discharges will be preceded by a five (5) day suspension without pay.

  10.6 Employees will not be questioned concerning an investigation of disciplinary
       action unless the employee has been given an opportunity to have a UNION
       representative present at such questioning.

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   10.7 Grievances relating to this Article shall be initiated by the UNION IN Step 3 of
        the grievance procedure under ARTICLE VII.

   10.8 Oral reprimands shall not be subject to the grievance procedure under Article
        VII.

ARTICLE XI - CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION

Employees shall have the rights granted to all citizens by the United States and
Minnesota State Constitutions.

ARTICLE XII - WORK SCHEDULES

   12.1 The normal work year is two thousand and eighty (2,080) hours to be
        accounted for by each employee through:

            a)   hours worked on assigned shifts;
            b)   holidays;
            c)   assigned training; and
            d)   authorized leave time.

   12.2 Holidays and authorized leave time is to be calculated on the basis of the actual
        length of time of the assigned shifts.

   12.3 Nothing contained in this or any other Article shall be interpreted to be a
        guarantee of a minimum or maximum number of hours the EMPLOYER may
        assign employees.

ARTICLE XIII - INSURANCE

The EMPLOYER agrees to contribute Eight Hundred Dollars ($800.00) Nine Hundred
Forty Dollars ($940.00) per month per employee for the purchase of required and/or
optional benefits of the cafeteria plan for calendar year 2008 2010.

The parties agree to reopen the contract for the insurance article only for 2007 2009.

ARTICLE XIV - WAGE RATES

     14.1                       2008 (3.5%*) 2009 (3.5%) 2010 (1.0%)

        Start                   $6,574            $6,804    $6,872

        After 12 months       $6,743              $6,979    $7,049
        Of continuous service

   14.2 OVERTIME PAY

        Employees will be paid at the rate of one and one-half (1 1/2) times the
        employee's base pay rate for all overtime hours worked.

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   14.3 PROFESSIONAL STANDARD SERGEANT AND DIRECTED ENFORCEMENT
        SERGEANT

        An employee assigned by the EMPLOYER to the job duties of Professional
        Standards Sergeant and Directed Enforcement Sergeant will receive two
        hundred dollars ($200) per month effective January 1, 2004 for the duration of
        their assignment in addition to their regular wage rate.

ARTICLE XV - STANDBY PAY

Employees required by the EMPLOYER to standby shall be paid for such standby time
at the rate of one hour's pay for each hour on standby.

ARTICLE XVI - COURT TIME

An employee who is required to appear in Court during the employee's scheduled off-
duty time shall receive a minimum of three (3) hours' pay at one and one-half (1½)
times the employee's base pay rate. An extension or early report to a regularly
scheduled shift for Court appearance does not qualify the employee for the three (3)
hour minimum. An employee shall receive two (2) hours of stand-by pay if court is
cancelled without notice prior to 6:00 p.m. the day before. Said payment is subject to
appropriate verification.

ARTICLE XVII - CALL BACK

An employee who is called to duty during the employee's scheduled off-duty time shall
receive a minimum of two (2) hours' pay at one and one-half (1½) times the employee's
base pay rate. An extension or early report to a regularly scheduled shift for duty does
not qualify the employee for the two (2) hour minimum.

ARTICLE XVIII- VACATIONS

   18.1 Vacation leave shall be accumulated on the following basis for all present
        employees:


       Continuous Years of Service    Hours Per Month
            0 – 4 years service       6.67 hours/month
            5 – 10 years service      10 hours/month
            Beginning 11 years        10.67 hours/month
            Beginning 12 years        11.33 hours/month
            Beginning 13 years        12 hours/month
            Beginning 14 years        12.67 hours/month
            Beginning 15 years        13.33 hours/month
            After 20 years            16.67 hours/month

   18.2 Employees with five (5) or more years of service may accumulate vacation
        leave to a maximum of two-hundred (200) hours.

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ARTICLE XIX - SICK LEAVE

  19.1 Sick leave with pay shall be granted to all permanent employees at the rate
       of eight (8) hours per month for each full month of service or major fraction
       thereof.

  19.2 Sick leave may be granted only for absence from duty because of personal
       illness, legal quarantine, or death or serious illness in the immediate family.

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  19.3 Sick leave may be accumulated to a total of not more than nine hundred
       sixty (960) hours. Fifty percent (50%) of sick time accumulated over 960
       hours automatically goes into the employee’s Post Retirement Health Care
       Savings Plan.

  19.4 Upon request of the Department Head or City Manager, an employee shall
       be required to furnish suitable proof that the provisions of this ARTICLE
       were fully met.

  19.5 Up to four (4) days leave with pay may be granted in case of death in the
       immediate family. Said leave for death in the immediate family may be
       deducted from the employee's accumulated sick leave.

ARTICLE XX - HOLIDAYS

  20.1 Employees will receive eleven (11) holidays. Each holiday will be eight (8)
       hours.

  20.2 Employees have the option of being paid at the straight time rate for ten
       (10) of said eleven (11) holidays or taking time off for eleven (11) of the
       holidays. The Chief of Police shall determine whether or not employees
       may take up to ten (10) holidays per year. One "floating holiday" per year
       can be taken any time during the calendar year when approved by the
       Chief of Police. Employees shall be paid for up to ten (10) working days
       per year in cash in December of each year at the straight time rate,
       provided that holidays taken off and those paid do not exceed a total of ten
       (10) in number, except for said "floating holiday" referred to previously.

ARTICLE XXI_- SEVERANCE PAY

  21.1 Thirty-three and one-third percent (33 1/3%) of unused accumulated sick
       leave to be paid upon honorable separation after five years of employment.

  21.2 Forty percent (40%) of unused accumulated sick leave to be paid upon
       honorable separation after ten (10) years of employment.

  21.3 Fifty percent (50%) of unused accumulated sick leave to be paid upon
       honorable separation after fifteen (15) years of employment.

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ARTICLE XXII – UNIFORMS

   22.1 The EMPLOYER shall provide required uniform and equipment items.

   22.2 The City will provide a clothing allowance for the employee assigned by the
        EMPLOYER as Directed Enforcement Sergeant in the amount of $750.00 per
        year.

   22.3 In the event the assignment as detective/sergeant is discontinued at any time
       during the calendar year by the EMPLOYER, the clothing allowance will be pro-
       rated for that year.

ARTICLE XXIII – PERFORMANCE PAY

The Performance Pay Program has been established and administered under the
provisions of the Blaine Police Department General Order 360, “Performance Pay
Program”. Performance Pay will be Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) per component and
will allow for payments under all four components.

ARTICLE XXIV – TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

Union members are eligible to participate in the City’s tuition reimbursement program
under the same terms and conditions as outlined in the City’s tuition reimbursement
policy.

ARTICLE XXV – POST BOARD LICENSING

   25.1 The City will pay for and provide the required training for POST Board licensing.

   25.2 The City will reimburse each employee their POST Board license fee provided
      sufficient documentation of the paid license renewal is approved by the Chief of
      Police.

ARTICLE XXVI- INJURY ON DUTY (IOD)

Employees injured during the performance of their duties for the EMPLOYER and
thereby rendered unable to work for the EMPLOYER will be paid the difference between
the employee's regular pay and Worker's Compensation insurance payments for a
period not to exceed ninety (90) working days per injury, not charged to the employee's
vacation, sick leave, or other accumulated paid benefits, after a three (3) working day
initial waiting period per injury. The three (3) working day waiting period shall be
charged to the employee's sick leave account less Worker's Compensation insurance
payments. Employees drawing Worker's Compensation benefits will not receive
supplementary IOD pay or sick leave pay, which provides for more after-tax take-home
pay than the employee made while working.

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ARTICLE XXVII- WAIVER

   27.1 Any and all prior agreements, resolutions, practices, policies, rules, and
        regulations regarding terms and conditions of employment, to the extent
        inconsistent with the provisions of this AGREEMENT, are hereby superseded.

   27.2 The parties mutually acknowledge that during the negotiations, which resulted
        in this AGREEMENT, each had the unlimited right and opportunity to make
        demands and proposals with respect to any term or condition of employment
        not removed by law from bargaining. All agreements and understandings
        arrived at by the parties are set forth in writing in this AGREEMENT for the
        stipulated duration of this AGREEMENT. The EMPLOYER and the UNION
        each voluntarily and unqualifiedly waives the right to meet and negotiate
        regarding any and all terms and conditions of employment referred to or
        covered in this AGREEMENT or with respect to any term or condition of
        employment not specifically referred to or covered by this AGREEMENT, even
        though such terms or conditions may not have been within the knowledge of
        contemplation of either or both of the parties at the time this contract was
        negotiated or executed.

ARTICLE XXVIII - DURATION

This AGREEMENT shall be effective as of January 1, 2008 2010, and shall remain in
full force and effect until the thirty-first day of December, 2009 2010. In witness
whereof, the parties hereto have executed this AGREEMENT on this 20th day of
January, 2011.


FOR THE CITY OF BLAINE:                         FOR I.B.T., LOCAL NO. 340:


__________________________________              ________________________________
Tom Ryan, Mayor                                 Nick Wetschka, Business Agent


__________________________________              ________________________________
Robert Therres, Interim Acting City Manager     Christopher Sloneker, Union Steward


__________________________________
Terry Dussault, Human Resources Director




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                                  CITY OF BLAINE
TO:           Mayor and City Council                                                APPROVED:

FROM:         Chris Olson, Safety Services Manager/ Police Chief

DATE:         January 20, 2011                                                      NO.: 12.8

ITEM:         ADMINISTRATION: First Reading – Ordinance No. 11-2220, Amending Chapter 22,
              Article II, Pawnbrokers, of the Municipal Code of the City of Blaine.

      BACKGROUND:
      In December of 2008 changes were made to the Pawn Ordinance. Information had been
      presented on fees, issues and regulations related to managing the pawn industry. Shortly after
      the Pawn Ordinance change (December of 2008), Lincoln Pawn, the longtime holder of the City
      of Blaine’s only pawn license (only one pawn license is allowed by Ordinance) went out of
      business.

      It was not until October of 2010, when We Pay More Pawn came forward, that the pawn license
      was issued. Though the business still remains a pawn shop and poses some of the same
      regulation issues as any other pawn shop, We Pay More Pawn has a different business model as
      compared to the traditional pawn shop. However, due to the short period of time We Pay More
      Pawn has been in business, it has yet to be determined whether their business model creates more
      or less Police Department involvement. In addition, unlike a long-standing business such as
      Lincoln Pawn, a new start-up pawn business, with no existing inventory, faces challenges related
      to holding property for an extended period of time without being able to sell the property while
      waiting for the redemption and holding periods to pass.

      Staff was approached by We Pay More Pawn and requested we change the holding period from
      120 days to 30 days and the redemption period from 120 days to 90 days. Holding and
      redemption periods not only give the customer a reasonable opportunity to recover the pawned
      property, it also gives law enforcement an opportunity to recover stolen property and return it to
      its rightful owner. The request by We Pay More Pawn was reviewed by the Police Department
      and there is no indication such a change would adversely impact the monitoring and regulation
      of the pawn shop. And, as pointed out by We Pay More Pawn, these changes would make us
      more consistant with redemption and holding periods of other surrounding communities.

      RECOMMENDED COUNCIL ACTION:

      By motion, introduce Ordinance No. 11-2220 for first reading and direct that it be placed on file
      for second reading at the February 3, 2011 Council meeting.

      ATTACHMENT:

      Ordinance No. 11-2220




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                                           CITY OF BLAINE

                                      ORDINANCE NO. 11-2220

                    AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE V, CHAPTER 22,
                        SECTIONS 22-206 (a)(1), 22-207 (b), AND 22-209
                    RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF PAWNBROKERS,
                     OF THE MUNCIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF BLAINE

THE CITY OF BLAINE DOES ORDAIN: (Added portions are underscored and deleted portions
are shown in brackets with overstrike.)

ARTICLE V. PAWNBROKERS

DIVISION 1. GENERALLY
      Sec. 22-206. - Records required.
       (a)
              (1)
                      The statement that: "Any personal property pledged or sold to a pawnbroker
                      within this state is subject to sale or disposal when there has been no payment
                      made on the account for a period of not less than [120] 90 days past the date of
                      the pawn transaction, renewal, or extension; no further notice is necessary. There
                      is no obligation for the pledgor to redeem pledged goods."

        Sec. 22-207. - Holding of property.
        (b)
                        No personal property deposited with or purchased by any licensee under this
                        article shall be sold from the place of business of the licensee until [120] 30 days
                        after the copy of the records required by section 22-207 have been made
                        available to the police chief, except upon written permission of the police chief or
                        his/her designee.

        Sec. 22-209. - Redemption period.
                        Any person who pawns an item shall have at least [120] 90 days to redeem the
                        item before it may be sold.

INTRODUCED and read in full the 20th day of January 2011.

PASSED by the City Council of the City of Blaine the      day of          , 2011.




                                                 Tom Ryan, Mayor
ATTEST:




Jane M. Cross, CMC, City Clerk

								
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