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Brainerd City Council December 3rd Recap

We again had the opportunity to speak with Brainerd Mayor Ed Menk following Monday’s city council meeting. Mayor Menk first spoke of the changes new ownership taxi cab license contingent on background checks, and some other things to look at transportation-wise.

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It will be Grab-A-Cab under L&L Enterprises.

The mayor also spoke of some old diesel buses being disposed of by the city.

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The City started buying gas buses in 2017. Two of the old buses will be recycled at Crow Wing Recycling, and two will be put up for sale as surplus items and recycled if not able to be sold.

The City also discussed a new public transit policy for children.

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The policy was adopted and noted: UNATTENDED CHILDREN AGE EIGHT AND OLDER MAY RIDE THE BUS ALONE WITHOUT A PARENT OR OLDER SIBLING. (CONSIDERATION SHOULD BE GIVEN DEPENDING ON DEVELOPMENTAL ABILITIES) CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHT AND AT LEAST FOUR MAY RIDE WITH A SIBLING WHO IS AT LEAST ELEVEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. ALL CHILDREN MAY RIDE WITH A RESPONSIBLE GUARDIAN, ADULT, OR PARENT.

Mayor Menk talked a public transit fare increase effective January 1.

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The fare increased from $2.50 to $3.00 per ride. The subscription service again, has those guaranteed seats with repeating schedules.

The City accepted the donations of two parcels of property….

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The council discussed broadcasting their meetings.

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The council will go over the cost options in that time.

The council learned Brainerd Community Action will be vacating the City Hall Annex building.

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The move will be effective January 1.

Mayor Menk then talked Joint Prosecution Services Agreement with Nisswa and Baxter and renewing City Prosecution Agreement.

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Mayor Menk had just one more thing to add.

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Again, we thank Mayor Menk for his time.