Brainerd Mayor Talks Public Utilities, School Construction, and More from December 7 Meeting
(BRAINERD, MN) — The city of Brainerd held a regular council meeting on December 7, so we spoke with Mayor Dave Badeaux to bring us up to speed with what was discussed.
Badeaux first talked about the annual presentation that was given by Brainerd Public Utilities (BPU), and noted the city’s continuous goal of trying to become more energy-efficient.
He also provided an update to the new garbage ordinance that was established recently.
The city also looked at rental property maintenance codes, though possible new measures were not decided upon yet.
Something that did get approved was a conditional use permit for the Lincoln Education Level IV Special Education Facility on the South Campus of Brainerd Schools, which Badeaux expressed enthusiasm about. Construction will go underway next year.
Finally, the council addressed the 150-year-old charter that the city was founded upon. Badeaux said that the goal in future meetings will be to clean up some of the old language which, while sometimes humorous to read in hindsight, he says “isn’t very useful” in modern times.
We thank Mayor Badeaux for his time. The city of Brainerd will hold its next regular council meeting on December 21. Our full interview with Badeaux can be found below.