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1. Powers and Duties

The board of zoning adjustment shall have power to grant variances in any exceptions to any of the provisions of this chapter to the extent of the following and no further.
  1. To vary or modify the strict application of any of the regulations or provisions contained in this chapter in cases in which there are no practical difficulties or unnecessary hardships in the way of such strict application. No variance or modifications of the uses permitted within a district shall be allowed.

  2. To permit the extension of a district where the boundary line thereof divides a lot in one (1) ownership at the time of the passage of this chapter, but such extension of any district shall not exceed one hundred (100) feet.

  3. The granting of the variance shall be in harmony with the general purpose and intent of the regulations imposed by this chapter on the district in which it is located and shall not be injurious to the neighborhood or otherwise detrimental to the public welfare.

  4. There must be proof of unique circumstances. There must exist special circumstances or conditions, fully described in the findings, applicable to the land or buildings for which the variance is sought, which circumstances or conditions are peculiar to such land or buildings and do not apply generally to such land or buildings in the neighborhood, and which circumstances and conditions are such that the strict application of the provisions of this chapter would deprive the applicant of the reasonable use of such land or building.

  5. There must be proof of unnecessary hardship. It is not sufficient proof of hardship to show that greater profit would result if the variance were granted. Furthermore, the hardship complained of cannot be self-created; nor can it be established in this basis by one who purchases with or without knowledge of the restrictions; it must result from the application of this chapter; it must be suffered directly by the property in question; and evidence of variance granted under similar circumstances shall not be considered.

  6. That the granting of the variance is necessary for the reasonable use of the land or building and that the variance as granted by the board is the minimum variance that will accomplish this purpose. The report of the zoning board shall fully set forth the circumstances by which this chapter would deprive the applicant of any reasonable use of his land. Mere loss in value shall not justify a variance; there must be a deprivation of beneficial use of land.

  7. That the proposed variance will not impair an adequate supply of light and air to adjacent property, substantially increase the congestion in the public streets, increase the danger of fire, endanger the public safety, or substantially diminish or impair property values within the adjacent neighborhood.

  8. That the granting of the variance requested will not confer on the applicant any special privilege that is denied by this chapter to other lands, structures, or buildings in the same district. The board may prescribe any safeguard that it deems necessary to secure substantially the objectives of the regulations or provisions to which the variance applies.

2. Organization and Terms A board of adjustment is hereby established.

  1. The board shall consist of five (5) members appointed by the mayor and approved by the city council each to serve for a term of three (3) years. Vacancies occurring in said board shall be filled in a like manner. Vacancies for the unexpired term of any member shall be filled for such unexpired period only. Upon the request of the board, the city council shall appoint an alternate member who shall sit as an active member when and if a member of the board is unable to serve at any hearing.

  2. The board shall choose its own chairman and in the chair's absence an acting chairman. All meetings of the board shall be held at the call of the chairman and at such other times as the board may determine.

  3. Such chairman may administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses.

  4. All meetings of such board shall be open to the public. Such board shall keep minutes of its proceedings showing the vote of each member on every question. If any member is absent or fails to vote, the minutes shall indicate such fact.

  5. The concurring vote of four (4) members of the board shall be necessary to decide in favor of the applicant any matter upon which said board is required to pass under the provisions of this chapter.

3. Members

  • Kent Anderson

  • Tom Behm

  • Larry Boltz

  • Stacey Kemp
  • Mark Peterson
  • Del Scholer

  • Lyn Vreeland


    Ex-Officio
    Mayor-Michael Brown

Staff

Bev Collings    Email
Inspections Department - 746-2631    

Grand Forks Events Center Commission

AGENDA

Grand Forks Events Center Commission

Monthly Meeting

 

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 | 7:30 a.m.

#12 Meadowlark Room - Alerus CenterGrand Forks Events Center Commission

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

Brian Faison

 

 

Hal Gershman

 

 

Jay Kleven

 

 

Curt Kreun

 

 

Pat McLean

 

 

Matt Walkowiak

 

 

Ken Vein

 

 

Clare Albrecht

 

 

Julie Rygg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Call to Order

  2. Roll Call

     

  3. Consent Agenda

           a.     Approval of Minutes of December 20, 2017

     

  4. Election of Officers

     

  5. Approval of Financials

     

  6. Capital Projects Review

     

  7. Management Reports

    a.     Executive Report

    b.     Finance

    c.     Operations

    d.     Food and Beverage

    e.     Marketing

    f.     Corporate Partnerships

    g.     Conference Sales

    h.     Event Management

     

     

  8. Committee Reports

    a.     Finance/Renovation Committee – Curt Kreun, Pat McLean, Jay Kleven, Matt Walkowiak, Maureen Storstad, and Ken Vein

    b.     Convention & Visitors Bureau – Julie Rygg
     

     

  9. Other

     

  10. Adjournment

 

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Alerus Center Mission Statement

The mission of the Alerus Center is to provide premier entertainment and events that

stimulate economic impact and improve the quality of life for Grand Forks area citizens.

 

Events Center Commission Mission Statement

The mission of the Events Center Commission (also known as Alerus Center Commission)

is to provide leadership that enables the Alerus Center to be beneficial to the regional economy, responsive to patrons, and accountable to Grand Forks taxpayers.

                                                                                                                                               

 

Upcoming Meeting Dates

                                                   

February 28          March 28

April 25                   May 23

                                                                                     

 

Alerus Center Commission

Matt Walkowiak, Chair

Public at Large

(701) 610-9620

1st Term: 9/19/2016 to 9/19/2019 (full)

Jay Kleven

Public at Large

(701) 740-4747

1st Term: 8/1/2016 to 8/1/2019 (full)

Curt Kreun, Vice Chair

Public at Large

(701) 741-2612

1st Term: 12/1/2015 to 11/30/2018 (full)

Hal Gershman

Public at Large

 

(701) 780-0902

 

1st Term: 3/1/2015 to 2/28/2018 (full)

Pat McLean, Secretary

Public at Large

(701) 740-8405

1st Term: 12/1/2015 to 11/30/2018 (full)

Ken Vein

City Council Representative

(701) 772-3673

1st Term: 7/21/2014 to 7/30/2016 (partial)

2nd Term: 7/18/2016 to 8/1/2019 (full)

Brian Faison (non-voting)

UND Representative

(701) 777-2794

1st Term: 12/1/2012 to 11/30/2014 (partial)

2nd Term: 2/2/2015 to 11/30/2017 (full)

Clare Albrecht

Public at Large

(701) 680-2663

1st Term: 12/6/2017 to 11/30/2020 (full)


 

Alerus Center Management

(701) 792-1200

Anna Rosburg

General Manager

Daniel Melise

Assistant GM/Operations Director

Erin Perronteau

Finance Director

Riley Simenson

Marketing Director

Derek Hoffert

Director of Corporate Partnerships

Whitney Dickinson

Director of Conference Sales & Marketing

Dan Ange

Director of Events

Dan Toop

Director of Food & Beverage

 

 

 

 

 

 


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